‘Camp Lit’ celebration at Minute Maid Park kicks off HISD summer school  

Music, fun and laughter filled Minute Maid Park On Thursday as HISD kicked off summer school for thousands of students, ushering in the district’s second year of “Camp Lit” for literacy.  

“We have 5,000 students here today that are representing over 70 HISD schools,” HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “Not only will our students leave here with books for their own personal library, but we have a number of students here that have never been to Minute Maid Park, so it’s a wonderful learning opportunity for them.” 

Each student in attendance took books home, courtesy of Scholastic and the Astros Foundation, including Isaacs Elementary School student Ka’mecia Richardson, who is very excited for the start of Camp Lit.  

“Summer school is the best,” she said. “I love to learn, I love to play, and I love my teachers.” 

The event included performances by Houston rapper Str8 Money Kdog, the Houston Rockets Launch Crew, as well as a welcome from New York Times best-selling author Peter H. Reynolds.