Sparkle Spot Learning Camps: Summer School Made Fun!

Sparkle Spot Summer Learning Camps are designed to provide elementary aged students with an opportunity for ongoing academic and social thinking during the summer.

The camps are focused on meeting kids at individual skill levels by providing academic re-teaching in a fun, active, and socially engaging manner. The carefully crafted weeks combine foundational academic skills with an approach to learning that encourages team building, positive thinking, and the growth of a confident academic self-identity.

While the activities reach intentional standards of the common core, they are presented in a way that allows the campers to learn by doing, interacting, and creating a positive learning environment. The camps empower kids to work hard, push through boring moments in learning, and celebrate their unique academic and social strengths.

We hope your child will join us for a week or the summer. Because of the individual attention given to campers, space is limited to 16 kids per week.

Review and Practice Skills; Build Confidence; Think and Learn!

2017 Camp Overview

  • June 12-23    Parent and Student Assessment and Goals Meetings
  • June 26-30          Math   Grades 1-6
  • July 5-7                   Multiplication Math Facts!  Grades 3-7        CLOSED
  • July 10-14             Reading   Grades 1-3              
  • July 17-21              Spelling   Grades 1-6          
  • July 24-28              Math   Grades 1-6       
  • July 31- August 4   Writing Composition   Grades 2-7    CLOSED
  • August 7-11           Study Skills   Grades 4-7                     CLOSED
  • August 14-18          Literacy Review  Grades 1-4   


Class Descriptions

Math Madness            Grades 1-6                    June 26-30 and July 24-28

Join us for one or two weeks of math basics and practice right at your child’s math level. We will talk about the big ideas of base 10, patterns, algebra, multi-step problem solving, and word problems. Kids will work at their just right level to increase their understanding, accuracy, confidence, and positive feelings towards math. Sign up for one week or both!

Multiplication Math Facts!*              Grades 3-7                July 5-7                   CLOSED

Multiplication math facts can be systematic and fun! Bring your child to us for 3 active days learning and practicing all of the multiplication math facts to 10. This camp is perfect for kids going into third grade, as well as kids entering 4th-7th grade who have not yet mastered those pesky facts. Make this the summer to finally focus on the facts. *3 day camp – $175.00

 Reading Foundations          Grades 1-3            July 10-14 

This one week session will focus on the foundational understandings that help with decoding words and reading fluency. We will work as a group on mini lessons to practice reading and spelling the English vowel sounds, roots and suffixes, as well as practice basic grammar rules. Students will have an opportunity to put lessons to application individually through activities, games, and projects.  Sign up for one reading week or both!

Spelling Overview               Grades 1-6                            July 17-21

The spelling camp may be taken in isolation or in succession with the reading camp. It will focus on spelling by sound, sight, and meaning by looking at both the big picture of the English Language as well as reviewing those pesky English spelling rules. The reading and spelling camps will also include mini handwriting practice sessions for students needing handwriting support.


Writing Composition              Grades 3-6            July 31-August 4           CLOSED

Spend a week focusing on the writing process; from ideas, organization, and sentence creation, to the act of writing and editing. We will explore three types of writing: narrative, informational, and opinion. Kids will have daily opportunity to practice writing using the tools learned in class.

Study Skills                             Grades 4-7          August 7-11                 CLOSED

The Study Skills week will include skills on organization, note taking, breaking apart big projects, research, pacing, and creating systems for getting things done. This will be a positive week of building executive functioning skills.

New! Literacy Review        Grades 1-4          August 14-18               

Review and re-engage in concepts of school: reading, writing, spelling, and the social savvy needed to be part of a group. This will be a positive review and warm-up to going back to the academic and social demands of being in school.

Camp Logistics


Weekly Sessions- Monday-Friday, 9:00-12:00


Sparkle Spot Learning Center in North Seattle (5505 30th Ave NE, 98105)


  • $300 per week for one summer session
  • $275 per week for two summer sessions
  • $250 per week for three or more summer sessions

There will be a $100 assessment and materials fee for the summer. Each student and parent will be invited for a 50 minute basic assessment and goals session beginning the week of June 12.


All Sparkle Spot Learning Camps will be led by Julie Hannan M.Ed, a certified K-8 teacher trained in several intervention strategies including Wired for Reading, Lindamood-Bell, Handwriting without Tears, and Social Thinking. She founded Sparkle Spot Learning in 2011 to help kids build needed academic skills with a focus on their strengths and motivation for learning. Julie Gjording, MA, brings her experience and teaching skills, as well as a healthy dose of  enthusiasm for creative learning to our team. Also joining the camp staff is Claire Hannan, a certified K-8 teacher with a degree in special education and reading from Whitworth University and Catherine Hannan, a graduate of Whitman College and Paraprofessional at the EEU. Each session will host a maximum of 16 students.


To register, click here to complete the registration form.

For more information please call or email Julie at 206-271-6808 or Each camp will host 16 students, so reserve your spot early!