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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Eligibility

LEAP programs are open to campers in grades 1 to 9 (as of September 2017) who may or may not have been identified as gifted but have achieved a level 3 or higher overall in their previous school year. Others may be admitted pending approval of the LEAP camp coordinator.

Camp Hours and Location

Drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon with a supervised mid-morning break.

All camps are held in the Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University, home of the Faculty of Education.

Inclement Weather Cancellation Procedure

The decision to cancel a Saturday session due to inclement weather will be made by 7 a.m. Shortly after 7 am families will be emailed and a voicemail message will be available at 519.884.0710 x3173.

Parental Expectations

We ask that all parents/guardians please respect the hours of operation for our camp. For safety reasons, do not drop off campers before 8:45 a.m. and ensure that campers are picked up by noon. You will be allowed a 10-minute grace period after which you will be charged $5 for every 10 minutes that you are late. If not picked up by 12:10, your camper will be taken to the LEAP office (BA311) to await your arrival.

Peanuts/Nuts

LEAP strives to create a nut-free environment, but cannot guarantee it. It is asked that all food sent to camp is nut free. Please make sure to provide the medical information during registration if your child has an anaphylactic allergy to nuts or any other food.

Cancellations

New this session, cancellations (at any time) for credit card payments will incur a $10 processing fee. Other registrations will incur a $10 processing fee after the end of the registration period (after Jan. 8, 2018). Parents will be notified as soon as possible after registration closes if any camps for which you have registered must be cancelled due to insufficient registration. All efforts will be made to place your child in a suitable camp. If not possible, a full refund will be given in such circumstance (with no processing fee for any payments).

Pick-Up Procedure

Only the person(s) listed on the registration form are allowed to pick up that child. In the future, let us know of any changes to this information. Please note that all persons picking up a camper, including parents, will be asked for photo ID every week before a camper is released into their care.

Camper Expectations

Laurier's LEAP has a non-tolerance policy for misconduct which puts any camper, camp personnel or university property at risk. LEAP personnel will deem what is appropriate behaviour and computer use and their decisions will be final. Violations may lead to parental contact and possibly removal from camp without monetary reimbursement. LEAP may terminate a camper’s participation if his/her willful misconduct or actions interfere with the operation of the program. Laurier has the right to hold campers or parents/guardians financially responsible for any damages or loss of property incurred at their program site due to a camper’s willful misconduct or irresponsible actions. Please refer to the Behaviour Policy (on the registration form) for our complete policy.

Camp Shirt

Each camper will receive a LEAP t-shirt on the first day of camp. This shirt must be worn every week of camp to identify their involvement on a busy university campus. Extra shirts can be purchased at a cost of $10 per shirt.

Further Details

Close to the camp date, you will receive an email with final details such as drop-off/pick-up locations and procedures, maps and parking instructions. Please make sure that the leap@wlu.ca emails do not get directed to junk mail. If you have questions before that time, please email LEAP at leap@wlu.ca or call LEAP at 519.884.0710 x3173.

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