Summer Programs in North Vancouver
Small Group and Summer Camp, Half Day Program
If your child has been struggling to succeed with basic academic skills, with or without a diagnosed learning difficulty, we may be able to help. Our specialists understand learning difficulties and students who struggle with learning in general. This academic summer camp is designed to help those struggling students clarify some basic skills before returning to school in the fall, and to help prevent the “big slide” in skills that occurs with the long summer vacation, while the students have fun!
Each day at summer camp for school aged children includes three specific small group instructional blocks. Our Orton-Gillingham block emphasizes and teaches specific sound/symbol relationships, common spelling rules and blending sounds or syllables to improve decoding (reading). Our Writing Skills block enlightens our students about parts of speech, the basic structure of sentences or paragraphs (depending on level of group), how to overcome “writer’s block” and brainstorm for ideas, and how to overcome the fear of producing written work. Some students, such as those with diagnosed written output difficulties, will be given strategies to enable their writing, including scribing if necessary. Our Multisensory Math block works on clarifying basic math skills, according to the level of the group. Math skills are woven into real-world situations so students understand the bigger picture of why these skills are necessary.
Each week of our summer camp carries a fun theme to anchor that week's learning. Camp kids may be joining us for lego week, art week, science & magic week, or other great themed weeks. Themes are announced on the Monday of each week's camp and creative activities are included and woven through the OG reading/spelling, OGMath and Writing blocks for that week. Students have two breaks each day, including a snack break and a yoga/brain gym break, emphasizing strategies for refocusing and overcoming and dealing with anxiety.
Students work through each block in small groups (between 3 and 6 children per group). With small group instruction in a highly supported environment (just over 3:1 ratio of staff to students), our students experience success while bringing up their skills. Our main summer camp program is available to students just completing grades 1, 2, 3 or 4.
A discount will be applied to your order if you select four or five weeks of summer camp lessons or for multiple siblings or for a combination of both (eg. two siblings in two camp weeks, one child in two weeks of group and two weeks of keyboarding, etc). After you have registered and would like the 10% discount credited back to you, email email@example.com with your confirmation number and we will apply 10% of your entire order!
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Students struggling with written output or those required to use a device at school will benefit from our Multisensory Keyboarding lessons. These small group lessons help students get the basics of keyboarding so that their typing skills can help aid them in the writing process. It is suggested that students register for at least two keyboarding session weeks and must be able to bring their own laptop computers or tablet with keyboard. Keyboarding is open to children moving into grade 3 next year and up to grade 8.
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1:1 Summer Programs: OG Language and OG Math
If your child has been struggling to succeed with basic academic skills, with or without a diagnosed learning difficulty, we may be able to help them avoid the "big slide" that occurs with the long summer vacation from school. Our specialists understand learning difficulties and students who struggle with learning in general. Our One-on-One OG or OG Math lessons during the summer weeks will be tailored to your child's specific needs with phonological awareness, sound/ symbol relationships, spelling, writing/composition skills, penmanship skills, decoding/reading, building reading fluency, reading comprehension or other literacy or math skills.
If your child is new to REACH, an intake assessment will occur on your first appointment, helping us to pinpoint your child's needs so that we can build a program around your child. If your child has already been registered with REACH, we will continue with their intervention plan as already developed at REACH. Registration for summer lessons is all on-line, just choose the weeks (Monday to Friday) and the time that works in your family's schedule. All ages welcome.