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Camp Curious

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - July 14 @ 12:00 pm

Shrine Mont is collaborating with the Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE) to hold Camp Curious this summer (July 9-14) for rising 3rd-6th grade students.  The camp’s mission is to “Infuse struggling readers/writers with the joy and experiences of reading and writing.” Campers will go home with a “tool bag” for good reading and writing strategies. We will also provide students with supplies, books, and family reading and writing ideas.

The primary focus will be to support students from Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties who are struggling with or behind in their reading skills. VATE will work with camper families, teachers, and reading specialist (with the parent’s permission) to make sure each student is receiving the resources they need at camp. Shrine Mont will work with a trained staff of counselors to make camp fun and engaging for the week.


Meet our Director: Cheryl Golden

Mrs. Golden, warmly known to her students and families as “Mrs. G.,” is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has been teaching for over 24 years in grades fourth-tenth. She graduated from Andrews University and completed her Masters in Educational Leadership through Walden  University. In addition to teaching, she has been an academic coach since 2007, and she worked in the business world as a trainer, manager, and quality coach for ten years . Throughout high school and college, she spent her summers as a camp counselor at Camp Mohaven in Ohio, and then served as the camp coordinator for five summers at Richmond’s FYP Summer Camps. She has a passion for being a lifelong learner and assisting others in learning and developing a passion for reading and writing.

Download the Camp Curious Registration Form

A typical day at Camp Curious (tentative)

  • 7:30 am (possible morning read/write activity)
  • 8-9 Breakfast
  • 9:30-12 Reading/Writing Instruction
  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30-5 Afternoon Activities with counselors (swimming, hiking, games etc)
  • 1:30-2:30 or 4-5 Reading Writing Fun Event
  • 5:30-6:30 Dinner
  • 7-8:30 Evening Program with (read/write activity included) Counselor Read aloud each night once in cabin before lights out

For more information click HERE to download a camp flyer.

Click HERE for more information for local teachers.

If you are 18 or older and interested in being a camp counselor, download a counselor job description HERE.

For Camp Curious to be most effective, campers will attend at no charge.  Here is a link to make a financial contribution to support Camp Curious.  Simply write Camp Curious in the comments section when prompted.

Contact Mary Moomaw at Shrine Mont if you have questions.



July 9 @ 4:00 pm
July 14 @ 12:00 pm
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