Camp Dunnabeck

Founded in 1955, Camp Dunnabeck is the oldest residential program of its kind. Camp Dunnabeck is an academic summer camp for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. We accept students of average to above-average intelligence. Camp runs for 6-weeks, from the last week in June through the first week in August, every summer. Our camp is for boys and girls, ages 8 to 16 years old. Boarding is available, as well as day camper options.

Camp Program

The Camp Dunnabeck program balances dedicated language remediation with outstanding recreational activities. We pair every camper with an Orton-Gillingham tutor for a 1:1, one hour Language Training session every day. Each camper completes tutoring-based assignments in study hall, the length of which varies based on the age of the camper.

Visit One-to-One OG Tutoring to learn more about our Language Training program.

What People Are Saying

  • Camp Dunnabeck was a great experience for my son. You changed his life in 6 weeks! Thank you.

    Father of Nathaniel, Grade 8
  • I have just one word to describe what happened to Will this summer... WOW! He came home a much different kid - what we see now is a kid who is happy, gladly goes to school and comes home and does his homework.

    Father of Will, Grade 5
  • Jenna is so happy with school and I owe that to Dunnabeck. Our plan is to come back again this summer. I commend you on the lives you change.

    Mother of Jenna, Grade 6
  • This is why people should come to Camp Dunnabeck. First, it has a variety of things to do. Best of all, it has great friends, the best teachers, and phenomenal camp directors, all are very loving and kind. Second best thing is the lake, going water skiing and swimming. This is why Camp Dunnabeck is the best.

    Camper, Age 8
  • Camp Dunnabeck is a fantastic place for kids with reading differences to spend the summer. The instruction and dedication of the staff are remarkable. They really take an interest in helping each child obtain the skills they need and are able to instill in them a sense of self worth and a positive attitude toward learning and school.

    Father of Christian, Grade 5

Inquire & Apply

Camp Dunnabeck 2018

Summer Camp dates are:

June 23 to August 4

Once You’ve Enrolled

Enrollment Packets

Enrollments packets will be available in May for summer camp. The packet will contain your contract and the following forms:

  • Academic Program Sign-up
  • Activity Sign-up
  • Family Information
  • Health Forms
  • Camper Pick-Up
  • Transportation Forms
  • Activity Permission and Photo Release
  • Equine Activity Release
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray Permission Forms
  • Options of Backpack Purchases and Math Tutoring

If you wish to get a headstart on the medical forms, please download the form here:Dunnabeck Medical Forms

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