Wolf Creek Camp uses an Orton-Gillingham approach to tutoring, the most scientifically validated approach to teaching dyslexic children.
Each student receives the following instruction daily:
one hour of one-on-one, intensive tutoring in reading, spelling, writing and composition
one hour of small-group study hall working on individualized assignments structured by the language therapist to reinforce concepts presented in tutoring
one hour composition
one-half hour of one-on-one oral reading to increase fluency
and one-half hour of one-on-one keyboarding for older campers and one-half hour of literature circle for younger campers
This immersion program helps campers strengthen their language foundation, affording them greater success when they return to their schools. During the program, many of these youngsters will progress through several grade levels in their language skills.
WOLF CREEK CAMP is located on the 60-acre Wolf Creek Guest Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas. At a 1900 feet elevation, its rolling ranch land is divided by a dramatic arroyo, cut by a seasonal creek, and it affords spectacular sunrises and sunsets and nights so clear you can touch the stars. The camp is graced by abundant wild life; a petting zoo; and a small lake for fishing, boating, and swimming. In terms of facilities, the camp has a girls’ dorm housed in a hand-hewn Amish Barn transported from Ohio; a boys’ dorm housed in a small guest lodge; staff housing in an 1860s log cabin; a dining hall in Little Wolf Barn; and a modern log building for camp-wide meetings and indoor recreation.