Sunshine, Learning, Achievement & More!

Grades 1 – 5
(in September)

ChalkwordsLiteracy, Self-advocacy, Social Skills & Fun!
S.L.A.M. is a full-day learning camp for children with a suspected learning disability/ADHD (diagnosis NOT required).  At S.L.A.M., children will spend half the day involved in literacy related games and activities (ex. word hopscotch). The other half of a S.L.A.M day includes social skills and recreational activities (cooperative games, crafts, sports, swimming).

The instructors at S.L.A.M. are trained to support and guide children with learning difficulties. The adult to child ratio is typically very low with a maximum of 14 children and a minimum of four trained staff at all times. Two instructors will provide academic one-on-one support to each child every day. Each activity is also commonly supported by volunteers.


Trained therapy dogs from St. John’s Ambulance also visit the program where the children practice reading to the dogs to help improve their reading abilities!

Please note that the LDANR is a non-profit association and is therefore limited in funding.  As such, we can not provide one-on-one behavioural support. In order for each child to benefit from the program and the academic, social and self-advocacy lessons, every child must be able to work in a group without demonstrating a need for one-on-one support. In sum, this program is best suited for children who have a suspected learning disability (ex. dyslexia) and are hoping to reach and/or maintain primarily academic goals (rather than behavioural).

Per Week:
*Please note: There will be a $10 processing fee for all credit card transactions.

**Accepting applications starting March 19th at 6:00am!
Applications must be received 2 weeks prior to the start date (limited spots available).

If you require financial assistance, please click here to complete and submit a program subsidy application.

S.L.A.M. 2018

St. Catharines:
– July 3 – 6, 2018
– July 9 – 13, 2018
– July 16 – 20, 2018
– July 23 – 27, 2018
– July 30 – August 3, 2018
– August 13 – 17, 2018
– August 20 – 24, 2018

Niagara Falls:
– July 9 – 13, 2018
– July 16 – 20, 2018
– July 23 – 27, 2018

– July 30 – August 3, 2018
– August 13 – 17, 2018
– August 20 – 24, 2018

*Locations are tentative.

This program is funded by the Branscombe Family Foundation.

This program is generously funded by the Branscombe Family Foundation.







Thank you to our program partner, St. John Ambulance!





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Thank you to our program partner, YMCA of Niagara!







2017 S.L.A.M. Brochure

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Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

Phone: 905-641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336