Roaring Readers

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Read your way to a day of fun at Roaring Springs!

NOTE: THE EXPIRATION DATE ON ROARING READER TICKETS HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF ROARING SPRINGS SEASON, SEPT 27, 2020.

*Registration is now CLOSED for the 2019/2020 Reading Program.

The Roaring Reader Program is a recreational reading incentive program for students in Elementary School. It rewards students for reading outside of school. Each student who completes the required minutes of recreational reading will receive a FREE Roaring Springs Waterpark Day Ticket ($34.99 value).

The free Roaring Reader tickets are valid for one(1) FREE Full Day Ticket from May 30, 2020 – Sept 27, 2020. The Buy One Get One Free Offer is not valid on Saturdays or with any other promotion, coupon, daily special, or discount. General or Junior Tickets must be purchased at the Roaring Springs Ticket Office to receive the buy one get one free offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will we get the Roaring Reader tickets?2020-08-21T06:02:09-06:00

Roaring Springs will distribute the tickets to the participating schools in beginning of May. Tickets will be given to the students by the coordinator at the school.

When do students complete their reading?2020-08-21T06:02:10-06:00

Schools can set the time frame for their Roaring Reader program, keeping in mind that registration starts mid-November, and completed forms are due back to the waterpark by mid-April.

Can the tickets be used for a school outing?2020-08-21T06:02:10-06:00

Tickets cannot be used for group events or school outings. Tickets are for individual or family visits only.

Can teachers earn more than one ticket if they have more than one class that participates?2020-08-21T06:02:11-06:00

No, teachers can only receive one ticket each.

Can students earn more than one Roaring Reader ticket?2020-08-21T06:02:11-06:00

No, students can only earn one ticket each, even if they complete more than the required minutes of recreational reading.
Is there an incentive for teachers to participate?
Each teacher who has 10 or more students complete the reading goal, the teacher will receive one ticket (same restrictions apply).

Does reading for school work or homework count?2020-08-21T06:02:12-06:00

No, students must complete 600 or 800 minutes of recreational reading. This means NO homework, class assignment or required reading.

What type of reading counts?2020-08-21T06:02:12-06:00

Any recreational reading including newspapers, comic books, novels, magazines, etc. Students can read on their own, or parents can read to younger students.

I am a teacher. Can I enroll just my class?2020-08-21T06:02:13-06:00

We will only accept one enrollment per school and it should include all elementary classes at the school that would like to participate in the program.

Who can enroll my school?2020-08-21T06:02:14-06:00

We accept registration from principals, librarians, reading specialists, teachers, and parent teacher organizations. Please ensure that the school has authorized this program prior to enrolling.

Is there a deadline for registration?2020-08-21T06:02:16-06:00

The deadline for registration is December 13, 2019.

How do I enroll my school?2020-08-21T06:02:17-06:00

Annual enrollment takes place online in November for the current school year.

Is there any cost to my school?2020-08-21T06:02:19-06:00

No, the Roaring Reader Program is free to schools.

Can pre-school, after-care or day-care facilities participate?2020-08-21T06:02:21-06:00

No, while other organizations (for example, Boys & Girls Clubs, Before and After School Programs, 4H, Youth Groups, etc.) share the love of reading, we feel that if students participate in the Roaring Reader Program in more than one place, the rewards offered will lose their effectiveness.

Can virtual/online schools participate?2020-08-21T06:02:23-06:00

Yes, as long as the students participating are in elementary school.

Can my homeschool students participate?2020-08-21T06:02:25-06:00

Yes, if you are a home educator and your elementary student does not attend another educational facility, you are eligible to participate.

Who can participate?2020-08-21T06:02:27-06:00

The Roaring Reader Program is for students in Elementary School. Only students in those grades are eligible to participate. Only students and teachers whose schools are registered are eligible to participate.

Schools include traditional schools (public, private and parochial schools) and home schools.