Who is it for?

For invited BSD students entering grades 1-5 next fall.

Dates & Times

July 10, 2018 – August 3, 2018
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline


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Lake Hills Elementary

Welcome to the Summer Literacy Camp! This four week program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to dive into amazing stories, strengthen their literacy skills and, most importantly, develop a love for reading. Admission to this program is by invitation only. Invitations are based on district reading assessment scores, and parent requests for invitations will not be accepted for this summer program.   If your student has been selected to attend, the school will be in contact with you directly.


This is a FREE summer program. There is no cost for any student.

Daily Schedule

All students participating in the Summer Literacy Camp are invited to visit Lake Hills and meet their teacher on Monday, July 9.  Since many families do not attend Lake Hills during the school year, we encourage families to come an learn about the campus.

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change.

Time Event
8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Class Meeting
9:05 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Reading Workshop
10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Lunch/Recess
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Writers Workshop


Lake Hills Elementary School

14310 SE 12th Street, Bellevue, WA 98007


Bus service is a limited shuttle service only. Stops will be located at schools throughout the district along with other areas with high student counts.

Please indicate your transportation preference on your registration form. Transportation resources are allocated based on these preferences. Parents are responsible for safely transporting their student to their chosen stop.

You can request a change to the bus stop if there is an error, or prior to June 1st.  After June 1st, you will not be able to change your requested transportation stop unless we have made an error.  Please select your stop with care.


Every child attending the Summer Literacy Camp will be provided breakfast and lunch for free.

Become a Mentor/Tutor

This summer we are looking for volunteers in the Summer Literacy Camp.  If you enjoy working with children, love reading and want to make a difference this summer – we need you!

Earn your community service hours, and gain valuable volunteer experience as a VIBES volunteer.  VIBES volunteers will be trained in reading strategies to support students throughout the summer literacy camp.  Volunteers for this program are expected to be available to work for the full program (Monday, July 9th, 2018 – Friday, August, 3rd, 2018).

If you are interested, please complete an online VIBES application – Bellevue School District Summer Literacy Camp Volunteer Application, Disclosure Form, Washington State Patrol Form, and Volunteer Rules, Requirements, and Agreement form.  Be sure to include complete contact information for two references.  All new volunteers must also attend one VIBES Program orientation, held on May 30th, 2018 or June 13th, 2018.  On either day, you can choose from one of two sessions: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Please take a moment to review our policies:

Attendance Policy

In order to get the most fun and learning out of any summer program, students must come to school every day!  We expect every student to attend all 19 days of the program. If you already know that your child will miss more than two days of the summer program, please do not register.  Spaces for each program are limited and reserved for those that can attend the entire program.

Conduct Policy

In order to ensure that the Elementary Summer Program is safe and fun for everyone involved, we  hold students to the same standards of conduct as Bellevue students are during the school year. Students violating appropriate behavior code will be referred to the summer school administrator for discipline, which may range from an administrative conference up to and including expulsion from the summer program.

We want every student to have a positive experience, so we strive to work out any potential concerns with the child and the parent before withdrawing any child from the program.  However, the Elementary Summer Program reserves the right to remove a child from school if their behavior is severely disruptive or creates a safety hazard. Students and staff are expected to meet these expectations:

  1. Show respect for yourself, your peers, and your surroundings.
  2. Come to class on time and ready to learn.
  3. Behave in a safe manner, keeping hands and feet to self.
  4. Remain on campus while school is in session
  5. Follow directions from summer school staff.

Students entering grades 1-5 will be invited to participate in the summer school program based on their Middle of Year reading data.  Students with the highest priority are those who have multiple data markers showing a need for extended school year support in reading.  Enrollment space is limited, and cannot serve each child with an interest or need in attending our summer literacy camp.  Please consider visiting our community engagement page to learn more about additional reading events occurring throughout the summer months!