This summer was the launch of Camp United, a summer learning program focused on improving the math and literacy scores of local students. Camp United was held at Loris Elementary School between June 24th and July 22nd. This completely free program was funded by United Way of Horry County and from the support of grants from Tidelands Health and the Waccamaw Community Foundation. The program included transportation, breakfast, lunch, and supplies.
Camp United was not mandatory to attend. However, all selected students attended regularly. Of the 37 students, 17 were rising 1st graders and 20 were rising 2nd graders.
Children’s test scores from the end of year DIBELS (Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and Math MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments were used as baseline indicators. All students were tested the last week of camp.
Testing shows that 88% of all students had gains in math. Because all students attend Loris Elementary School, we will be able to continue to monitor their progress.
For more statistics, view our full impact report on Camp United here: