Sixty children took part in the "It Takes a Village" Project for young readers summer camp in July 2014. The two-week camp helped youngsters hone their reading and writing skills through various activities. The camp concluded on July 18 with song, dance and art.
Students in the Village Project Summer Camp perform an African harvest dance as part of the camp's closing ceremony on July 18, 2014.
Students in the Village Project Summer Camp read "The New Vestments" by British poet Edward Lear.
Art adorned the walls of Lindner Hall lobby and children took turns reading poetry, sharing excerpts from journals, demonstrating a West African harvest dance and performing on African drums. Organizers created the two-week camp specifically to counter the loss of learning that millions of children experience each summer when away from school for extended periods.
Elon University president Leo M. Lambert thanks the students, families and teachers for participating in the Village Project Summer Camp.