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 disabilities 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.