LEAP camps are designed and taught by certified teachers and/or experts who are passionate about learning. If you are interested in teaching with LEAP, you can apply two ways:
We are not accepting applications at this time. Our typical hiring occurs in November for our Summer Program and September for our Winter Sensational Saturdays Program.
Topics that have worked well in the past or that have been suggested by parents include: space, mythology, natural disasters, technology, computers, coding, aviation, inventions, STEM/STEAM, art, math/logic, debate, architecture, the science of sports, robotics, business and the environment/sustainability. This is definitely not an exhaustive list; we welcome any topic(s) as long as the activities are engaging, hands-on, challenging and utilize higher order thinking skills.
If you are interested in teaching for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.884.0710 x3173.
Would you like to get volunteer experience working with children? Are you considering a career in education? LEAP welcomes volunteers to assist program teachers with leading innovative, theme-based camps for youth in grades 1-9 who are gifted/highly able.
LEAP volunteers include high school students looking to complete their community service, university or college students, as well as educators and other community members. Volunteers who are 13 and 14 are welcome to help out as junior volunteers. Junior volunteers are not required to complete a police check as they are never left alone with campers.
We are not currently accepting volunteer applications at this time. Our typical volunteer recruitments occurs in March for our Summer Program and November for our Winter Sensational Saturdays Program.
As a result of generous donations, we have been able to offer bursaries for campers for past Sensational Saturday and summer day camp programs. We wish to thank the Optimist Club of Westvale-Waterloo, the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Grand River, the Elmira Kiwanis Club, the Kiwanis Club of North Waterloo, and others whose contributions have made LEAP's bursary program possible to date.
LEAP hopes to continue the bursary program for our future camps. This will be dependent on receiving more donations in the future.
LEAP welcomes donations from anyone interested in assisting campers in financial need who would benefit from our enrichment programming. We accept donations in any amount. $145 will send one child to a half-day summer camp or a six-week Sensational Saturdays winter session, and $290 will send a child to a full-day summer camp. If you or your organization are able to donate funds to help send children to camp, please contact our Development Officer Dean Sherk at 519.884.0710 x2094 or at email@example.com.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a registered Charitable Organization and will provide Income Tax Receipts for all contributions.
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