The Saskatchewan Government has announced funding to support summer literacy camps including one hosted by Creighton School Division. The camps are for children ages 5 to 15 years old with the focus on First Nations and Metis students. The camps are to help prevent summer reading loss by encouraging students to take part in literary activities during July and August. Each camp takes a community based approach to learning by involving families and integrating local traditions and culture into their programming. To encourage them to keep reading students also receive books to take home.
Last summer more than 14 hundred children across Saskatchewan participated in the camps reading an average of 14 books each, about three times the number needed to combat summer reading loss.