"I am a reader, writer, and thinker!"


Our after-school and summer Book Camps focus on language acquisition, recreational reading, critical thinking, and creative writing.  Working with volunteers trained in a trauma-informed approach, we work with children in 10-week cycles on selected themes.  Most importantly, we encourage students to realize that reading is fun! We accomplish this through:

Daily Story Time: An all-ages shared reading experience with a thoughtfully selected book related to the Book Camp theme

Book Clubs: Age-specific silent reading and group discussion of age-appropriate texts

One-on-one reading time:  Time dedicated for volunteers and students to work on specific literacy skills

Writing and art projects: an opportunity for reading comprehension and self-expression led by Professional Teaching Artists

Tree House Sprouts: Specific time and programming set aside for little ones, ages 4-6, just learning to read.

 V.I.P. Speaker Series: On Thursdays, African American professionals who have excelled in their careers come to Tree House Books to share how their career choice and books influenced them. Cultural Literacy provides our students with past and present examples of Black success so that they can understand they do not need to change themselves or their culture to have a life of distinction.  Past speakers include Rich Medina, Ursula Rucker, Bill McKinney, and Derrick Pitts.

 If you want to be a “Tree House V.I.P” please email our Program Director at Jessica@treehousebooks.org