Have fun reading this year at RIK Book Camp™
Read one book each week in July and participate in fun book-connected activities during this exciting five-week camp.
RIK Book Camp is designed to inspire a greater love of reading in children from 2nd to 7th grade. Campers will enjoy reading books and making fun text connections through interactive, creative activities. Campers should be independent readers for this fast-paced, energetic program. Book lists are selected based on registration. Check the book lists page to see the exciting titles we'll be reading.
Camp Director, Paula Ruesch
Paula Ruesch is an elementary school librarian and a long-time lover of children and the books written just for them. Her enthusiasm for children's literature is contagious and she is known for her ability to inspire children to love to read. The weekly activities are guaranteed to be creative, fun, and inspire the children to dive into the book of the week.
Camp runs July 8 - Aug 5. Five fun weeks of fabulous reading with book lovers like you. Classes are held on Tuesdays. Check the Schedule page for age groups and times.
Camp tuition is $95, with discounts for families registering more than one camper. Campers will receive a book bag and book, create a book journal, get a Reading Incentive Kit© for each book, and enjoy a fun weekly activity connected to the books they read. Campers will need to purchase or borrow the books on their book list.
Ruesch’s Reading Roost
615 North Wilderness Drive (425 East)
Now that RIK Book Camp is over for the summer, we want to thank everyone for coming and share some of the highlights. Check out our photo gallery.
Who is RIK?
RIK™ is short for Reading Incentive Kit™. Campers receive a RIK Reading Incentive Kit for each of the books they read at RIK Book Camp. Each kit contains surprises campers open as they reach certain points in the book, providing motivation to keep reading. The kits are a hit with both avid and reluctant readers alike!