Spring Break and Pro-D Days

The Learning Disabilities Society is considering hosting small group, safe, specialized RISE Spring Break Camps. Our team has designed special programming and activities that can be delivered safely in-person to exceed health and safety guidelines.

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

** FULL bursaries are available for families in demonstrated need.**

Our camps are designed around two themes:

Tell Your Story


Your child will get creative and explore the many exciting ways to tell stories through written word, oral histories, plays, graphic novels, poetry, online storyboarding, video 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!

Please find the weekly activity schedule here.

Discover Your World

Your child will develop and use various detective skills to solve all sorts of problems, including puzzles, math games, online educational team games, outdoor scavenger hunts (if possible), and more. Campers will work as a (physically-distanced) team to investigate the world around us.

Please find the weekly activity schedule here.

Why are LDS RISE Camps the best choice for you and your child?

Our Vancouver and North Vancouver summer camp programming follows the same high standards as our tried and tested one-to-one instruction. Our Research-Informed Individualized Student Education (RISE) program focuses on drawing from collective expertise to customize a program that is right for your child, wherever they are in their learning journey. We are applying these standards within our Vancouver summer camp programs, where each group will be no larger than six (6) students, and every day will include one-to-one or one-to-two (if appropriate) focused instruction time.

We have been delivering RISE at Home, our online learning platform, since March 2020, and will be taking our learnings, skills and resources in this area and applying it to creative summer camp instruction and activities. This will allow our RISE Summer Camps to be delivered safely in person but potentially with aspects of online, physicaly-distanced learning to keep campers safe. 

The customized programming of our RISE & Tell and RISE & Solve summer camps will respond to the campers’ individual student intake assessments and will include key learning principles for students with suspected or diagnosed learning differences in:

  • reading, processing, writing, written expression;
  • mathematics, computation and problem solving; and
  • executive functioning / self-regulation, organizational and time management skills

Each day will include fun indoor and outdoor activities to build on the summer camp themes and encourage teamwork, personal health and safety, social skills, outdoor exploration, and games. Every student will receive approximately 30-60 minutes of daily individual LDS instruction that will provide focused assistance on projects taking place within the summer camp (e.g. writing tasks).

Both group and individual instruction will be provided by LDS instructors who have specific training and many years of experience in tutoring and remedial education for children with learning differences. Additional supervision and guidance will be provided by at least two other trained camp leaders per summer camp who will assist with group activities and lead the group during times of break-out one-to-one instruction. All summer camp leaders will have first aid training.

Who should apply to attend?

Students from approximately grades 3 to 5 are the best fit for our RISE summer camps.

If you’re not sure of an age or ability fit, please get in touch and we can help you decide if your child is a good camper candidate.

Non-LDS students will need to complete an intake assessment. Once approved, you can secure their spot in the summer camp by making a deposit.

Where do camps take place?

The camps will be held at spacious indoor/outdoor locations that will be adapted to ensure dedicated personal space and supplies for each child:

In East Vancouver, camps will be held at our Learning Centre at 3292 East Broadway and Rupert and use surrounding green and parkway space.

We may have a North Vancouver location depending on interest.

When do camps run?

Camps will run during the following weeks:

  • March 2021 – TO BE CONFIRMED

Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Drop-off begins at 8:00am and ends at 8:30am.

Additional one-to-one instruction is also available during the summer – please see intake form on our Programs page.

* Dates may vary depending on interest, staffing needs and physical distancing needs.


    We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all families.

    Internal bursaries may be available for families who qualify. Please see our funding page under Resources for more information.

    Please see our funding page under Resources for more information on third party grants and qualification criteria.

    Most of our programs qualify for BC Ministry Autism / ASD funding.

    * Spots are limited; an application does not guarantee a placement.

    Our staff will follow up quickly to arrange an intake, or if your child is a current LDS student, then we will follow up to confirm registration.


    Email us or call us at 604-873-8139


    Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs.

    If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time tax-deductible donation on our Giving page.

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