Reading and Math Summer Camp

The Center for the Study of Learning is conducting a research project supported by the National Institutes of Health and by the National Science Foundation. The goal is to reveal the brain bases of reading and math difficulty. If your child has problems in math, or reading & math, he/she might be able to participate in the camp.

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--- Our camps are now full for the Summer of 2018, but please contact us for the summer of 2019 ---

Contact Melanie Lozano for more information and to find out if your child potentially meets study criteria.

202-687-8265 or

What are we doing?

  • Children who are eligible will receive daily tutoring (six 50min sessions per day) for 6 weeks (3 weeks of math and 3 weeks of reading intervention).
  • The interventions are provided by tutors from Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes in small groups.
  • Children must be brought to Georgetown University by a parent for testing and non-invasive functional MRI brain scans. These sessions will take place (1) prior to the interventions, (2) between the math and reading interventions, and (3) following both interventions.

Where & When?

  • The camp has three locations:

  • The camp takes place Monday to Friday, 9am - 3:30pm (Siena School), 9:00am - 3:30pm (Oakwood School), or 8:45am - 3:15pm (Jemicy School)
  • The testing and non-invasive functional MRI brain scans take place at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.
  • Children must be available for testing on the weekend of July 7/8th for Siena School, July 14/15th for Oakwood School, & July 21st/22nd for Jemicy School.
  • Testing prior to and after the intervention is schedule at your convenience in the 2 weeks prior to and after the camp.
  • Children must attend the full duration of the camp.

Can your child participate?

  • To determine eligibility, we will (i) conduct a phone call to obtain information on your child’s medical history and (ii) test your child at Georgetown University on reading, math, and IQ.
  • Eligibility is based on several factors, including:
      1. aged between 8 and 12 years
      2. no metal in body
      3. no history of neurological or psychiatric disease

Research Study Schedule

  1. Preliminary phone screening
  2. Math and reading evaluation at Georgetown University
  3. Further psychoeducational evaluation at Georgetown University
  4. MRI scans at Georgetown University
  5. 3-week intervention (math or reading)
  6. Post-intervention psychoeducational evaluation and MRI scans at Georgetown University
  7. 3-week intervention (switch to other intervention: math or reading)
  8. Post-intervention psychoeducational evaluation and MRI scans at Georgetown University

Daily Camp Schedule

Siena School Daily Camp Schedule

9am - 11:45am: Tutoring

11:45am - 12:30pm: Lunch and Play

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Tutoring

Oakwood School Daily Camp Schedule

9:00am - 11:45am: Tutoring

11:45am - 12:30pm: Lunch and Play

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Tutoring

Jemicy School Daily Camp Schedule

8:45am - 11:30am: Tutoring

11:30am - 12:15pm: Lunch and Play

12:15pm - 3:15pm: Tutoring

Getting to Georgetown

See our Directions page.

What are the costs?

  • The interventions are paid for by a grant awarded to Georgetown University. The participation fee is $50 per week (i.e. $300 for the 6-week camp) to cover the administrative costs of the hosting school.

Compensation and Reimbursement

  • Your child will receive a small gift and a gift card at every testing session at Georgetown University.
  • You will be provided with the results of your reading evaluation and related measures.
  • All travel to Georgetown University Medical Center from the DC metro area will be reimbursed.