The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host its third annual “Read, Write and Paint-A-Lot Day Camp” for third and fourth graders August 1-2 in the art classroom at Monticello High School. 

The one-day camp for third graders will be Thursday, August 1. Fourth grade camp is scheduled for Friday, August 2.  Both camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a box lunch, drinks andsnacks provided. Cost of the camp is $50 with enrollment limited to 12 students each day.

Camp activities will include reading, writing, art, science, music, technology and physical education. The camp will be taught by Dr. Sue Martin, associate professor of education at UAM, Terri Smith, UAM STEM science specialist, and public school teachers Melissa Wilson and Kim Wilson, the 2012 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.

This year’s event is themed “Tales from Earth, Water and Sky: Modern and Mythical.”  Students will illustrate and write a book to be published into a hardcover story book. When the bookreturns from the publishing company, an authors and illustrators book signing party will be hosted for camp participants and their families and friends in the School of Education.

A copy of the book will be presented by each child to his school’s librarian at a back-to-school assembly.  To register for either camp, contact Dr. Sue Martin at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> or call (870) 460-1562 or (870) 460-1063.