Camps

Our customized and creative week-long Vancouver summer camps focus on helping students with learning differences develop new skills through fun, hands-on camp programs with high instructor to camper ratio.

Who

Students going into grades 3 to 6 are the best fit for our camps. If you’re not sure of an age or ability fit, please start by filling out an application form and we’ll discuss it with you in a follow up call (in 1-2 weeks).

Parents/guardians will need to complete an an intake interview for their child.

Where

Camps are held at our spacious indoor location that is adapted to ensure dedicated personal space and supplies for each child. We also use surrounding green and parkway space.

Our East Vancouver Learning Centre is at 3292 East Broadway.

When

Camps run the following weeks:
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 6-9 (4 days)
August 12-16
August 19-23

Additional one-to-one support is available during the summer.

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Storytelling

Tell Your Story

Campers get creative and explore the many exciting ways to tell stories through written word, oral histories, plays, graphic novels, poetry, online storyboarding and more. Each camper will work closely with our language team to learn the skills to create their own story to share and publish with the group at the end of the week!

Register for Storytelling camp during one of the following weeks:

  • July 15-19 (Grades 3-5)
  • July 29-August 2 (Grades 4-6)
  • August 12-16 (Grades 3-5)
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STEAM

Explore Your World

Campers develop and use various detective skills to solve all sorts of problems, including puzzles, science games, educational team games, mathematics problems, scavenger hunts, challenges using our assistive technology and social robotics and more.

Register for STEAM camp during one of the following weeks:

  • July 22-26 (Grades 3-5)
  • August 6-9 (4-day camp) (Grades 4-6)
  • August 19-23 (Grades 4-6)
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Why our Camps are the best

Our Vancouver summer camps follow the same high standards as our tried and tested one-to-one instruction. Our Research-Informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) program draws from collective expertise to customize a program for your child, wherever they are in their learning journey. We apply these standards to our summer camp programs, where each group will be no larger than ten students.

Our two camps include key learning principles for students with suspected or diagnosed learning differences in the following:

  • reading, processing, writing, written expression
  • computation and problem-solving
  • executive function/self-regulation, organizational and time management skills
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Each day includes fun indoor and outdoor activities that build on the summer camp themes and encourage teamwork, personal health and safety, social skills, outdoor exploration, and playing games. Every student will receive focused assistance on projects within the summer camp (e.g. writing tasks, science investigation tasks).

Our LDS team provides instruction during camp. Our instructors are highly trained and experienced in teaching students with learning differences. Camp mentors assist with group activities. 

All camp staff have criminal record checks (or equivalent for minors who are camp mentors), training in working with vulnerable populations, and first aid training.

Top 10 reasons LDS camps are the best

Camps are engaging, educational, and convenient for working families.

Applications

Applying for more than one camper? Or one camper for more than one week?

Any two weeks of camps is 10% off the total cost of all camps.

Campers Intake

Once your camper’s intake is approved by our staff, your spot will be confirmed.

Note: Sending an application through the form is not a guarantee of a spot or of a theme or week request.

$550 for one-week camp

Monday to Friday 9 am – 4 pm

We’re pleased to offer a generous sliding scale to fees based on household income. Please apply or contact us to learn more.

Our camps offer specialized social skill development and therefore we understand they are eligible for Ministry Autism/ASD funding.

Thank you

Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.

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Become a Donor

Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and third-party funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable summer camp programs to students.

We thank Canada Summer Jobs grants for their support.

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Thank you to our donors

Our donors play a vital role in sustaining our programming. We are so grateful for their continued support of children and youth in our community with learning differences.