A Look Back at 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we take a look back (mostly in pictures) at the year that was. From snowy beginnings last January to a successful end of the year at camp, here's what happened in our world this year!

January: The year started with these intrepid trainees (including some connected to our friends at Open Doors of Asheville) braving the snow to come to our Spruce Pine outreach center for Orton-Gillingham training. This session sparked connections that continued throughout the year: several trainees returned to tutor at camp, including (far left) Liane Measelle, (fourth from left) Betsy Bankston), and (fourth from right) Kristine Oblock.

January: The year started with these intrepid trainees (including some connected to our friends at Open Doors of Asheville) braving the snow to come to our Spruce Pine outreach center for Orton-Gillingham training. This session sparked connections that continued throughout the year: several trainees returned to tutor at camp, including (far left) Liane Measelle, (fourth from left) Betsy Bankston), and (fourth from right) Kristine Oblock.

February: Professional connetions are important! Here Susie joins Diana King (third from left) and colleagues at the Southwest International Dyslexia Association's annual meeting in Albuquerque. These meetings are important to help ensure that campers get the benefit of the latest research and thinking on dyslexia education. Plus, they're a great way to meet potential campers and their families as well as potential tutors!

February: Professional connetions are important! Here Susie joins Diana King (third from left) and colleagues at the Southwest International Dyslexia Association's annual meeting in Albuquerque. These meetings are important to help ensure that campers get the benefit of the latest research and thinking on dyslexia education. Plus, they're a great way to meet potential campers and their families as well as potential tutors!

April: Friendships down end when camp is over! In April, Susie and Anina had a mini-reunion with campers at a pizza place!

April: Friendships down end when camp is over! In April, Susie and Anina had a mini-reunion with campers at a pizza place!

May: The progress on the boys cabins was rapid!

May: The progress on the boys cabins was rapid!

Camp Summer: Taking aim at our goals.

Camp Summer: Taking aim at our goals.

Camp Summer: Riding the rapids with Nantahala Outdoor Center!

Camp Summer: Riding the rapids with Nantahala Outdoor Center!

Camp Summer: Keep your eye on the ball!

Camp Summer: Keep your eye on the ball!

Camp Summer: Making progress. 

Camp Summer: Making progress. 

Camp summer: Diving in.

Camp summer: Diving in.

Camp Summer A big adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail!

Camp Summer A big adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail!

Camp summer: Making memories!

Camp summer: Making memories!

September: Training time! 

September: Training time! 

October: A very special writing workshop with Diana King (center)!

October: A very special writing workshop with Diana King (center)!

March: More training in March! Susie hosted three trainees at our Spruce Pine outreach center.

March: More training in March! Susie hosted three trainees at our Spruce Pine outreach center.

April: The amazing Steve made progress on the two new boys' cabins. 

April: The amazing Steve made progress on the two new boys' cabins. 

Early June: The finished products!

Early June: The finished products!

Camp Summer: Reading is also an adventure!

Camp Summer: Reading is also an adventure!

Camp Summer: A good round of gaga ball is always a hit. 

Camp Summer: A good round of gaga ball is always a hit. 

Camp Summer: Relaxing with a good book. 

Camp Summer: Relaxing with a good book. 

Camp Summer: The gang's all here!

Camp Summer: The gang's all here!

Camp Summer: Rainy day games. 

Camp Summer: Rainy day games. 

Camp Summer: So many accomplishments to celebrate!

Camp Summer: So many accomplishments to celebrate!

Camp Summer: Ollie had a few fans! Saying goodbye is hard.

Camp Summer: Ollie had a few fans! Saying goodbye is hard.

October: At the Day of Dyslexia at Lenoir-Rhyne University with Ishani and Renya!

October: At the Day of Dyslexia at Lenoir-Rhyne University with Ishani and Renya!

November: Camp Spring Creek is honored by the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce for contributions to the community!

November: Camp Spring Creek is honored by the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce for contributions to the community!

December: Our One-on-One Initiative in Mitchell County Schools is underway!

December: Our One-on-One Initiative in Mitchell County Schools is underway!

December: Our wonderful tutor Liane working with students in Mitchell County schools. 

December: Our wonderful tutor Liane working with students in Mitchell County schools. 

It's been a wondeful year at Camp Spring Creek! We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and look forward to spending time with you next year!