LDS is hosting small , safe, specialized RISE Spring Break Camps. Our team has designed special, creative and stress-minimizing programming and activities that can be delivered safely in-person to exceed health and safety guidelines.

Our customized and creative week-long Vancouver and North 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.

**Partial and full bursaries are available for families in demonstrated need.**

This year’s camps include coping and stress reduction techniques and tools, social skills training from the evidence-based Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS), and tools from our Assistive Technology Studio to reduce anxiety. More details on programming coming soon! 

Tell Your Story


Your child will get creative and explore the many exciting ways to tell stories through written word, oral histories, plays, and more. Each camper will learn the skills to create their own story!

The curriculum will also combine coping and stress reduction techniques and tools including movement modalities, and social skills training from the evidence-based Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS). The curriculum aims to decrease stress levels and improve youth mental health. Tools from our Assistive Technology Studio will be available, including Harkla calming devices to reduce anxiety. 

Please find the weekly activity schedule from our summer RISE & Tell camp here. We will update this soon with Spring-specific programming.

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

Our Vancouver and North Vancouver 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 spring camp programs, where each group will be no larger than six (6) students, and every day will include activities to help manage mental health as well as fun activites and focused instruction time.

The customized programming of our RISE & Tell 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 camp theme and encourage teamwork, personal health and safety, social skills, coping and stress reduction skills, outdoor exploration, and games. 

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 one other trained camp leader who will assist with group activities and lead the group during times of break-out. 

Stigma Free Society Partnership

LDS is excited to announce our partnership with Stigma Free Society. Stigma-Free Society is a charity that aims to reduce stigma of all kinds, with a focus on mental health. 

The Society conducts virtual Q&A presentations with students, where presenters share their personal stories and show professionally-made documentary videos about living with mental health issues and facing stigma. Other topics include diverse-ability and inclusion, as well as how to take care of their own mental health. The youth are then encouraged to ask the presenters any questions they may have. 

We are excited to be working with Stigma Free Society and have their presenters at this year’s RISE Spring Break Camps! To learn more about Stigma Free Society please visit their website here.

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, for grades 3-4, camps will be held at our Learning Centre at 3292 East Broadway and Rupert and use surrounding green and park space.

In North Vancouver, for grades 4-5, at 1277 Lynn Valley Road and surrounding green and park space .

When do camps run?

Camps will run during the following weeks:

  • March 15-19, 2021
  • March 22-26, 2021

    Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

* 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 the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the United Way of the Lower Mainland for their generous support of this COVID-responsive program.

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