Reading Program
The Shipley Summer Reading Program provides a balanced literacy program with an emphasis on phonological awareness, decoding, sight-word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. We provide a low student-teacher ratio so we are able to individualize instruction.

Jumpstart Program 
The Jumpstart Program is held two weeks before the opening of the school year. This newly designed program covers the same content areas as the Summer Reading Program, but in review format to prepare students for the beginning of school. Jumpstart offers the same low student-teacher ratio as the three-week program. Both programs also help to advance and enrich the skills of children who have begun to read independently with little or no adult assistance.

Who Benefits from our Program?

  • Children who have not secured letter/sound recognition, or who have not yet unlocked the code to becoming beginning readers.
  • Children who are readers and want to further develop their skills in language arts. 
We nurture a love for reading in children who come to us with a range of reading abilities and who will benefit from the development of vocabulary, comprehension skills, and formalized instruction in spelling and writing. The Program also assists in advancing and enriching the language arts skills of children who have already begun to read independently.

Registration & Payment Options

Printable Registration

Families can register campers via the printable application and have two payment options:
  • Register via the printable application and pay in full via check or cashier's check
  • *Register via the printable application and pay a $300 deposit for the three-week Summer Reading Program and/or a $100/$200 deposit (one week or two weeks) for the Jumpstart Program by Friday, April 21, 2017 via check or cashier's check
*Please note that full payment is due May 12, 2017, and must be paid via a check or cashier's check. No refunds will be made after June 1, 2017.

Please send registration and deposit to:
Shipley Summer Reading Camps
The Shipley School - Suzanne Mason
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Make checks payable to “The Shipley School.”

Camp Directors

List of 1 members.

  • Suzanne Mason 

    Lower School Learning Specialist

Camp Dates

Summer Reading Program
For Students Entering K 3rd
June 19 – July 7
Monday – Friday, 9:00 - 11:45 am 

Jumpstart Program
For Students Entering K 3rd
August 21 – 25  &
August 28 - September 1 (Morning Full)
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:45 am 
Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 3:15 pm
(Two separate weeks with two separate sessions. The morning sessions fill up quickly.) 


Summer Reading Program .......... $1,100
Jumpstart Program, Morning ....... $450
Jumpstart Program, Afternoon .... $450 
The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
Contact Us
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.