Roaring Readers

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

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: Discount code for free ticket is valid from May 11, 2024 – July 4, 2024 for one (1) FREE Full Day Admission ($47.99 value).  From July 5 – September 2, 2024, an unused discount code will be valid for two 50% off Full Day admission tickets.  Discount codes must be redeemed online or at the ticketing office.  Not valid with any other promotion or discount. Tickets can only be used during the designated season. Unused tickets cannot be exchanged or transferred for future seasons.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an incentive for teachers to participate?2022-11-29T15:07:36-07:00

Teachers who have 10 or more students complete the reading goal, will also receive one ticket. Only one ticket will be rewarded to each teacher, even if they have multiple classes complete the goal. *Homeschool educators with less than 10 students are not eligible to earn a teacher ticket. The teacher ticket is intended to reward teachers with whole classes (or whole schools) for their administrative work.

Who can participate?2020-11-17T12:16:28-07:00

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.

Can my homeschool students participate?2020-11-17T12:16:38-07:00

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

Can virtual/online schools participate?2020-11-17T12:16:43-07:00

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

Can pre-school, after-care or day-care facilities participate?2020-11-17T12:16:49-07:00

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.

Is there any cost to my school?2020-11-17T12:16:57-07:00

No, the Roaring Reader Program is free to schools.

How do I enroll my school?2021-11-30T15:33:41-07:00

Annual enrollment takes place online December 1-15 for the current school year.

Is there a deadline for registration?2023-11-15T11:21:32-07:00

The deadline for registration is December 22, 2023.

Who can enroll my school?2020-11-17T12:17:14-07:00

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.

I am a teacher. Can I enroll just my class?2020-11-17T12:17:20-07:00

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.

What type of reading counts?2020-11-17T12:17:25-07:00

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

Does reading for school work or homework count?2020-11-17T12:17:29-07:00

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

Can students earn more than one Roaring Reader ticket?2022-11-29T15:05:45-07:00

No, students can only earn one ticket each, even if they complete more than the required minutes of recreational reading.

Can teachers earn more than one ticket if they have more than one class that participates?2020-11-17T12:17:41-07:00

No, teachers can only receive one ticket each.

Can the tickets be used for a school outing?2020-11-17T12:17:47-07:00

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

When do students complete their reading?2023-11-15T11:27:06-07:00

Schools can set the time frame for their Roaring Reader program, keeping in mind that registration is around Dec 1-15, and completed forms are due back to the waterpark by early-April.

When will we get the Roaring Reader tickets?2020-11-17T12:18:00-07:00

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.

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