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BookTrails

BookTrails combats childhood illiteracy by teaching reading and writing skills through outdoor adventures and experiences. Reading on Ranches Camp takes students away from the confines of the classroom and into the wilderness to read, imagine, and pretend they're a character in a favorite book.

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The Reading Ranch

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Help us raise funds to complete our construction project at The Reading Ranch. www.thereadingranch.org

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Evidence of Program's Success

Improvement in vocabulary, attitudes, and habits surrounding reading and writing.

BookTrails Camp

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

BookTrails Camp is held entirely on local ranches and natural areas throughout Routt County with a focus on an environmentally-related book. The goals of Reading on Ranches Camp are to encourage students to read during the summer, ignite a passion for reading by linking memorable hands-on experiences with literature, and teach students about their local outdoor environments and Western heritage. The camp is held on local ranches intentionally, as it gives students a glimpse of what modern ranches look like, what they do, and their importance to Colorado tradition and culture. The camp serves between 170- 210 students each summer and utilizes nine staff members. The organization allocates 80% of the organization's total time to Reading on Ranches Camp.

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Evidence of Program's Success

At the end of each summer, we are able to analyze data to see the full impact of the program. We consider an increase in three vocabulary words to measure success of the program and an improvement of 2 points in attitude and habits surveys.

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