Virtual Camp Maverick – Rec N’ Read for Youth Set for June 8-26

April 21, 2020 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing is once again offering a literacy intervention and recreation camp throughout the month of June to help children in kindergarten through fifth grades make important gains in literacy and well-being over the summer. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this camp will be virtual.

The camp, called Camp Maverick – Rec N’ Read, will be held from June 8-26. Registration for the camp will include access to the demonstration videos, take-home kits for all activities and lessons and live sessions with literacy and recreation experts.

The camp will feature three themes – “Into the Wild,” “My Spy Academy,” and “My Space Exploration” – intended to keep children interested in reading and recreation.

 The camp kits cost $35 weekly, but financial assistance is available to those in need. Registration is available online at

For additional information, contact Minnesota State Mankato faculty members Megan Mahowald or Brooke Burk at

Additional information is available on the camp’s Facebook page at and website at

 The Mankato Clinic Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are also providing support for the camp.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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