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.
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.
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.
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
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.Apply Now Example Camp Schedule
We just wanted to say also a massive thank you to everyone involved for the excellent Spring break camp that my daughter enjoyed with you in East Van. She had a marvelous time and keeps saying she would like to attend LDS everyday instead of school! She particularly enjoyed the small group, student/teacher ratio and all the fun activities, and we enjoyed seeing all the things she brought home – the worry monster is such a great help!Mother of Grade 3 Spring Break camper
My child can’t wait to come to camp each morning. The inclusive environment that LDS creates allows my child to express themselves and feel confident with who they are and one where they don’t feel judged or excluded. We are excited about LDS and can’t wait for Fall 1:1 instruction where my child can continue to grow and feel confident.Mother of a Camp Grade 5 Student
Thank you so much! I am emotional right now because I have never seen [my daughter] this way, how happy she is during the camp. Actually, during our prayer time, she always mention how grateful she is going to LDS. She always have a story to tell soon as I pick her up from LDS. With these 2 weeks that she won’t be joining, she feels sad and that she will miss you guys! I can’t thank you enough. One day, I will be able to give back to the organization. God bless you all!Mother of a Camp Grade 6 Student
My daughter enjoys the program and she said the instructors are very nice. Thank you for giving my daughter the opportunity to experience this educational camp. I am looking forward to her improvement and confidence in learning.Parent of a Camp Grade 5 Student
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.Apply Now Fees
Camps are engaging and educational, and convenient for working families.
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.
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.
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 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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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.