4-H Camps to Participate in ACA Explore 30 Program

AMES, Iowa – During the long summer months, youth can experience summer learning loss. The Iowa 4-H Center will participate in the American Camp Association (ACA) Explore 30 camp reading program to diminish the effects of learning loss on campers.

When students aren’t involved in high-quality skill building programs, summer learning loss is most likely to occur. Research indicates that participation in intentional programs like camp helps stem learning loss.

As part of the Explore 30 program, Iowa 4-H Center campers will engage in many reader’s theater activities from reading challenges to story time and more.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to get youth engaged in reading while participating in the summer camp experience,” said Iowa 4-H Center Program Specialist Abbie Parker. “It will be a fun, interactive program.”

The Explore 30 camp reading program addresses summer learning loss by providing youth with at least 30 minutes of reading time per day. There are currently 165 camps in more than 30 states participating in the Explore 30 program. For more information on the program, visit the ACA website at www.acacamps.org/explore30.

About ACA

The American Camp Association (ACA) works to preserve, promote and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-accredited programs ensure that children are provided with educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities.