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S.L.A.M.

Sunshine, Learning, Achievement & More!

Ages 6-11

ChalkwordsS.L.A.M. is a full-day summer learning camp for children with a diagnosed, identified, or suspected learning disability.  At S.L.A.M, children spend half of the day enhancing their literacy skills through  direct instruction and activities (e.g., word hopscotch). The other half of a typical day at S.L.A.M. is spent participating in social skill- and recreation-based activities (e.g., 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 ten (10) children and a minimum of two (2) trained staff per group at all times. Each child also receives some academic one-on-one support provided by a qualified One-to-One Instructor throughout the camp week. Each activity is also commonly supported by volunteers.

Please note we cannot provide one-on-one behavioural support. In order for each child to benefit from the program every child must be able to work in a group setting without demonstrating a need for one-on-one behavioural support. 


Program Coordinator: Emily Glencross | eglencross@Ldaniagara.org

Cost: Non-LDA Member Fee: $225 | LDA Member Fee: $175 

*Fees subject to change.

*If you require financial assistance, subsidy and payment plans may be available.

Mark your calendars… Summer 2020 Program Applications open on Monday, February 24th at 6:00 AM!


Summer 2020 Dates and Locations*

St. Catharines                                                      Niagara Falls                                   

Week One: July 13th – 17th                             Week One: July 13th – 17th

Week Two: July 20th – 24th                             Week Two: July 20th – 24th 

Week Three: July 27th – 31st                           Week Three: July 27th – 31st 

Week Four: August 10th – 14th                       Welland

Week Five: August 17th – 21st                        Week One: August 10th – 14th 

Week Six: August 24th – 28th                          Week Two:  August 17th – 21st

                                                                                   Week Three: August 24th – 28th

*please note: S.L.A.M. dates and locations are tentative and subject to change.

This program is generously funded by:

 


What people are saying about S.L.A.M.:

“I was afraid to pump SLAM camp up to my kids and was worried they would complain it was too much like school. It was by far their best week at camp all summer. My daughter cried because she only had one week there and wanted to continue all summer. Crossing my fingers for at least two weeks each next summer! Thank you for all you do.”

– S.L.A.M. Caregiver, Summer 2019

“My daughter was so nervous and anxious about going to camp this summer but after the first day she declared that she wanted to go to camp all summer. Thanks to the staff and the programs se felt excited, happy, and safe. Most of the time she didn’t even realize she was learning something. A special bonus to the fun she had was that we saw a boost in her confidence and an improvement in her literacy skills. Yay!”

– S.L.A.M. Caregiver, Summer 2019

“My son was very happy going each day and he is already looking forward to going back next summer. It was very nice for us as parents to see how happy he was and at the same time, he was learning and making new friends. Please extend our gratitude to all of the staff that work so hard and provided this amazing experience to our son!”

– S.L.A.M. Caregiver, Summer 2019


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.

Get In Touch

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

info@ldaniagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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