Rotary Summer Literacy Program

The Rotary Club of Hamilton is proud to offer children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 the Rotary Summer Literacy Program IN THE PARK. To Celebrate our 20th Anniversary and to be able to offer free, safe programming during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are changing things up for 2020!

The Rotary Summer Literacy Program will run FIVE – 90 minute sessions each week. The program will take place outdoors in the park but will have all the fun learning elements to get ready for back to school! Our Councilors will engage, guide participants with independent reading & writing activities and have FUN!

Registration is limited. Only 32 participants per week (small groups of 8 participants). Safety is priority #1, and we will be exceeding public health requirements. Parents are responsible for transportation water bottle, sunscreen, hat and running shoes.

August 17th – 21st, 2020 or August 24th – 28th, 2020

Space is limited. Registration closes July 30th, 2020

Celebrating 20 years!

The Rotary Summer Literacy Program will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the program in 2020. It all started with a small group of children one summer at Robert Land School and moved to Cathy Wever School in the Wever CORE with hundreds of participants each summer from across our City!

The Rotary Summer Literacy Program is a free program that focuses on literacy. The Rotary Summer Literacy Program is designed to engage, enrich, educate, and excite, creating a truly special learning experience for one and all. Our Program Director Rob Blunsdon and his team make the Rotary Summer Literacy Program a wonderful experience each and every day!

The Rotary Summer Literacy is a signature program of the Rotary Club of Hamilton with the support of a number of partners, the program is offered each summer at no fee to families. In additional to the program, we operate the Leaders In Action Program that provides skill based workforce readiness skills for youth who become Councillors at the Rotary Summer Literacy Program.

Members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton and Friends of Rotary volunteer to be Rotarians of the Day at the start of the Rotary Summer Literacy Program each day, including participating in the read-a-loud and morning community-sing-a-long. The program is offered at no-charge to participants and families thanks due to the support of various Rotary Fundraisers and sponsors!