Kildonan’s Camp Dunnabeck
July 5 – August 14, 2021
Camp Dunnabeck is an academic summer camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 16 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. We accept students of average to above-average intelligence.
The Camp Dunnabeck program balances dedicated language remediation with outstanding recreational activities. We pair every camper with an Orton-Gillingham tutor for a one-to-one, 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.
When they’re not studying, campers can choose from a wide array of fun activities and weekend excursions which tap into the natural resources of the campus and the region.
When campers return to school in the fall, they discover that they’re rested, relaxed, and ready for success!
Tutors, Instructors, and Counselors
Orton-Gillingham Tutors: Each Camp Dunnabeck Language Training tutor is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach by on-site Fellows of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Subsequent to that training, they participate in a practicum experience that involves observations and ongoing training workshops.
Many of the camp tutors are teachers from The Kildonan School, or return from previous summers at Camp Dunnabeck. Since they are not involved in the residential aspects of the camp experience, their full attention is directed toward language training.
Many of Camp Dunnabeck’s activity instructors come back year after year to be part of the magic of Dunnabeck and reconnect with returning campers and staff. Activity instructors are experts, many are teachers during the regular school year and all love to be involved with the activities at Camp.
Our camp counselors come to us from around the world, providing a nurturing environment and offering unique cultural experiences that they share with campers. Counselors reside in the dormitories for 24-hour supervision of campers.
Our counselors have the same life-changing experience at Camp Dunnabeck as our campers.
“Can I just say thanks for choosing me to join you this past summer. It has been the greatest experience of my life.”
—Kieran, Counselor 2016