Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Sharryn Walker

Second Committee Member

A. Sledge

Third Committee Member

J. Finke


This project will examine the academic effects a two-week, Pre-Kindergarten camp has on students entering kindergarten. The goals of the summer camp were to provide the students an opportunity to learn school routines, familiarize themselves with the teachers and building layout, and begin learning early reading and math skills. The program's focus was to make the students' transition into the school year both smooth and successful. The participants were evaluated two different times, spanning four months. Current literature, as well as data collection was used to determine results. t-tests comparing two equal variances were tabulated on seven literacy assessment components to determine if academic growth made by students who attended camp was statistically significant when compared to those who did not attend camp. The paper culminates with a summary of the findings, recommendations, and suggestions for additional research.