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Becoming 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.

COVID-19 Update (February 2021)

After careful consideration and planning, the Faculty of Education has made the difficult decision not to run a Summer program for 2021 due to the current health and safety concerns of gathering in person on Laurier campus.

We want to thank you for your patience, flexibility and understanding during this time. You can contact us at with any inquiries you may have.

For the latest updates, visit Laurier’s coronavirus information page.


LAUNCH is an accelerated, problem-based camp for children in grades 4-8 as of September 2020. LAUNCH is designed for those students who are looking for more of a challenge to reach their full potential – the pace is much faster, the expectations for self-direction are much higher and the concepts are more advanced. Our programs are led by certified teachers and are carefully developed to be high quality learning experiences.

Our campers:

  • Are working more than three grade levels above his/her grade (documentation* required).
  • Are self-directed learners.
  • Have deep knowledge in several different topics.
  • Are able to consider a problem situation from many diverse perspectives.

Twice-exceptional learners are also welcome to apply. We welcome children from the homeschool community.

*Documentation consists of a psychoeducational assessment, an IPRC recommendation for gifted services or the completion of the supplemental application survey.



Eligibility Process

If your child has not attended LAUNCH before and you believe they would be a good fit for the program, submit at least one of the following documents to

If you have any questions regarding application and/or eligibility, email

Registration Process

The camp is limited to the first 15 qualified campers who apply. We place a lower limit on the size of a LAUNCH camp because each camper may be thinking on a wavelength unique to him/her. This requires the teacher to prepare multiple different lessons each day to allow students to have an individualized experience. Our limited camp size ensures the experience is fulfilling for everyone. Please see LAUNCH Policies and Conditions for more information.

Winter 2021 Camps Information

LAUNCH will not be running in Winter 2021.

Contact us to be added to our mailing list and notified of future camp opportunities.

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