Spring Break Camps

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

Who

Students in grades 3 to 6 are the best fit for camp. 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). If you are new to LDS, you will need to complete an intake interview.

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

Camp days run from 9am – 4pm

Week 1: March 18-22 (5-day week) for grades 3-5

Week 2: March 25-28 (4-day week) for grades 4-6

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Full STEAM Ahead

Explore Your World! In this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) camp, 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, social robotics, and more. Campers have fun-filled days with supercharged learning as they engage the world around them.

Spring Break Week 1: March 18-22 for grades 3-5 (5 days)
Spring Break Week 2: March 25-28 for grades 4-6 (4 days)

Download the summer camp schedule below to see an example of what you can expect at Spring Break Camp. Activities are subject to change.

Note: We are not able to provide food, so campers need to bring a lunch and snack to camp everyday.

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Why our Camps are the Best

Our Vancouver spring break 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 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

Each day includes fun indoor and outdoor activities that build on the 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 camp (e.g. writing tasks, science investigation tasks).

Our LDS team provides instruction during camp. Our instructors are highly trained, with two BC certified teachers and one guidance counsellor, all with experience teaching students with learning differences.

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.

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

Application

The first step is to apply! Follow the links above to get your application in to our team.

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

Camper’s Intake

The next step is to book an intake meeting with a member of our team. An intake is a brief conversation to learn more about your child’s need, program fit and funding. After your intake, depending on available space and program fit, your child will be offered a spot in camp.

Fees

Week 1: March 18-22 (5-day camp) is $550
Week 2: March 25-28 (4-day camp) is $500

Note: 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 spring break camp programs to students.

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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.