Summer Programs in North Vancouver
Small Group and Summer Camp
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.
Pick the weeks that work in your family's summer schedule and register for just those weeks! Discount of 10% is available for your fourth and fifth weeks of summer camp lessons. Register online to secure your seat (deposit required) and your discount will be applied to your account when your child's registration documents have all been received and reviewed.
Summer camp 1/2 day program 9am - 11:55am, $375/week.
Group Summer Camp Schedule for 2017 in North Vancouver:
Monday to Friday, July 24 - July 28 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday to Friday, July 31 - Aug 4 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 14 - Aug 18 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 21 - Aug 25 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 28 - Sept 1 / 9:00am - 12:00pm
*updated Apr 9th @ 6:46pm
Click here to register for Summer Camp in North Vancouver.
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 classes: $199/week.
Summer Keyboarding Schedule for 2017 in North Vancouver:
Monday to Friday, July 24 - July 28 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday to Friday, July 31 - Aug 4 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 14 - Aug 18 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 21 - Aug 25 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 28 - Sept 1 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm
*updated Apr 9th @ 6:46pm
Click here to register for our Keyboarding Camp in North Vancouver.
Mindfulness Classes: Aduri Kids
Aduri Kids is a program designed for kids aged 7 to 14 around mindfulness and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural techniques. Aduri, which is the spoken Sanskrit word for "mindful", is a program that empowers children to bring an awareness to their emotions and gives them the tools to manage them effectively. Implementing strategies from the Mindful Schools curriculum, Aduri Kids incorporates tools for improved focus and self-regulation while providing techniques for managing challenging emotions and anxiety. Within a safe and supportive environment, Aduri Kids promotes a growth mindset, encourages emotional resiliency and builds a safe and caring community throughout the week of camp.
Summer Mindfulness Camp: $299/week.
Summer Mindfulness Class Schedule for 2017 in North Vancouver:
Monday to Friday, July 24 - July 28 / 3:30 to 5pm (90min class)
*updated Apr 10th @ 2:51pm
Click here to register for our Mindfulness Camp in North Vancouver.
1:1 Summer Programs
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 not a previously-registered REACH student, an intake assessment will be necessary for 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, go ahead and register on-line. 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.
Summer 1:1 OG Language or OG Math lessons: $375/week.
Summer 1:1 Schedule for 2017 in North Vancouver:
Monday to Friday, July 24 - July 28 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm / 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Monday to Friday, July 31 - Aug 4 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm / 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 14 - Aug 18 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm / 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 21 - Aug 25 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm / 2:10pm - 3:10pm
Monday to Friday, Aug 28 - Sept 1 / 1:00pm - 2:00pm / 2:10pm - 3:10pm
*updated Apr 9th @ 6:46pm
Click here to register for 1:1 OG Lessons in North Vancouver.