We are excited to truly be a community partner with Cedar Grove, Red Oak and Swift Creek Elementary Schools. Our summer reading program provides six weeks of exciting adventures while reading. Over the past four years the children have dived into the deep blue sea, enjoyed camping adventures, as well as dug into the dirt all through fun and exciting books. We offer to the local schools an opportunity to invite families of children entering grades 1st & 2nd that they feel would best benefit from a program that provides two delicious meals along with activities that will help build their self confidence and help to maintain the reading skills they’ve learned throughout the summer break. Let’s also not forget the filed trips to the Imperial Center and maybe one of their favorite stops Krispy Kreme for a little summertime sweet. As the camp comes to an end we celebrate the students’ accomplishments at a community picnic where the the student’s families and all of our volunteers come together to celebrate.

We always welcome volunteers to assist with reading 1:1, helping with crafts, and much much more. The funding for this program is provided through the monies raised at our Lucy McKeel 5K. For more information on how you can help support this program we invite you to contact Red Oak UMC.