Join a Super Why Reading Camp to play, learn and grow

Help your 4 and 5 year olds transform into reading superheroes at Super Why Reading Camps! Registration is FREE, and campers work on their literacy skills but also participate in a classroom environment as they make new friends.

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If you or anyone you know is interested in Super Why Reading camps for their young ones, review the list below of participating organizations and their locations to find the best fit for you. Follow each link for the camp of your choice to register for this amazing opportunity.

Sun Valley Academy Avondale
Camp 1: May 28 – 31
Camp 2: June 3 – 6
Camp 3: June 10 – 13
1515 N. 117th Avenue, Avondale, AZ 85392
Register here

For more details, view the flyer here!

Sun Valley Academy South Mountain
Camp 1: May 28 – 31
Camp 2: June 3 – 6
Camp 3: June 10 – 13
2675 W. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041
Register here

For more details, view the flyer here!

Wilson Primary School
Camp 1: July 8 – 11
Camp 2: July 15 – 18
Camp 3: July 22 – 25
415 N 30th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Register here

For more details, view the flyer here!

Gila Crossing Community School
Camp 1: June 3 – 6
Camp 2: June 10 – 13
Camp 3: June 17 – 20
4665 W Pecos Road, Laveen Village, AZ 85339
Register by contacting Assistant Principal Michelle Covarubbias at 520-550-4834 x400 or by email at [email protected].

Paideia Academy
Camp 1: June 3 – 6
Camp 2: June 10 – 13
Camp 3: June 17 – 20
7777 S. 15th Terrance, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Register here

About Super Why Reading Camps

The Super Why Reading Camps build on the signature early literacy approach of the popular “Super Why” television series, extending its unique interactive reading approach into the community.

Participating in a Super Why Reading Camp will not only help children build everyday literacy skills, but the camps are held over the summer to help incoming kindergartners get ready for the school year.

Each day at Reading Camp, children transform into one of the Super Why characters and take part in reading-based, branded Super Why crafts, games and songs that practice the targeted early literacy skill of the day:


Alpha Pig Day (Letter Identification): Students will practice their alphabet and practice recognizing each letter through games, stories and activities with the facilitator.

Alpha Pig


Wonder Red Day (Rhyming with Word Families): Students will practice grouping words by sound families through games and activities, as well as stories and take home worksheets.

Wonder Red


Princess Presto Day (Letter Sounds and Spelling): After practicing recognizing letters, it’s important to also practice the sounds they make, and learn how those sounds come together to make a word. Students will practice this skill with games, activities, stories and take home materials.

Princess Presto


Super Why Day (Vocabulary and Comprehension): After learning about spelling, the next step is to practice vocabulary and how to use the words learned during the week. Students will get to practice their vocabulary through games and activities, as well as stories shared from the show.


Friday Celebration: Families are invited to join their campers and celebrate all the accomplishments from the week.

Early childhood development in Arizona

In the fall of 2019, Teaching Strategies Gold indicated there was a large percentage of Arizona’s young children that weren’t meeting widely used standards for reading readiness. An estimated 65% of four year olds did not meet expectations in language use, and 70% did not meet literacy expectations for children of that age group.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an enormous gap in learning for a lot of students and made transitions into kindergarten or new schools more difficult. Another goal of this program is to reinforce learning habits and help ease the transition into kindergarten for students and their families.

With this program, young students will get familiar with being in a school setting. They will learn how to participate in group activities, learn rules and routines that are applied at school, as well as receive the opportunity to engage with other children.

Over 1,600 families have participated in a Super Why Reading Camp throughout Arizona! The State Impact Results show on average:

  • • Alphabet knowledge increased 13%
  • • Phonological awareness increased 35.5%
  • • Print knowledge increased 58%

Play, learn and grow

In the Super Why Early Literacy camps, we focus on not only these classroom and social aspects but preparing children with the five pillars of literacy as well.

  • • Phonemic Awareness: This means being able to listen and identify the different sounds that make up speech.
  • • Phonics: While this is similar to the first pillar, phonics focuses on matching sounds to specific letters.
  • • Fluency: Fluency is all about being able to read the words, understand them, in a reasonable amount of time.
  • • Vocabulary: Having a large vocabulary opens the door to extending reading levels and continuing to learn.
  • • Comprehension: Once students get more fluency and vocabulary in their literacy diets, they will be able to work on comprehension. Think of comprehension as light bulb moments, where a child is able to say, “I understand” and retain what they’ve learned.

Not only will children be able to work on these skills in the classroom environment at camp, but we will also provide materials that can be brought home. Parents and children will be able to practice all of these skills at home, with simple and fun activities that both will enjoy!

Register for a Super Why Reading Camp today!