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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.


Sensational Saturdays Program

  • Dates: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2020
  • Time: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Location: Bricker Academic Building, Waterloo Campus (75 University Avenue, Waterloo, ON)
  • Cost: $145 for the six-week session

Please read the LEAP camp Policies and Conditions before registering.

Registration Process

Sensational Saturdays 2020 camp registration is now available online.

If you require a paper registration form, please email leap@wlu.ca to request one.

Contact us at leap@wlu.ca to be placed on a wait list for any camps that are full.

Grades 1-3

FUNtastique French

  • Instructor: Amanda Morgan

Give your child the academic advantage of enhancing their French language skills through the FUNtastique French Program. This program is designed to reinforce French oral and literacy skills for students who are currently registered in grades one and two French Immersion. Over six Sensational Saturdays, your child will engage in learning activities that highlight French culture (e.g., Carnival and Pablo Picasso), perform a French play, explore hands-on cooperative games and be given small group instruction that focuses on reading and writing skills.

Note: Campers must currently be registered in grade one or grade two French Immersion. These sessions will be delivered bilingually.

Ocean Explorers

  • Instructor: Sophia Godula

Have you ever wondered what lays beneath the deep blue sea? In this interactive camp we will explore the many aquatic habitats and creatures that swim beneath the ocean waves. Learn more about the ocean highways known as currents, what lays in the deep of the midnight zone, our important role in daily ocean life, and more. Get ready to dive in to the incredible world under the sea!

Grades 4-6

Animated Creations

  • Instructor: Cassidy Deleplanque

Calling all storytellers! Are you creative? Do you like to share your ideas with others? Do you like to invent new characters and plot lines? Then join us on Saturdays for a chance to bring your creative ideas to life by creating virtual stories. We will explore and create choose your own adventure texts and develop stop motion stories by animating Google Slides. We will also use coding to create a story in Scratch. Even if you are not the most experienced visual artist, you will learn to design and use online images to create amazing stories. Be prepared to entertain your friends and family and wow your teachers and classmates with fun presentations and creations.

LEGO Mindstorms

  • Instructor: Carolyn Pugh

Are you ready to combine LEGO building and computer programming to get to the next level? Using LEGO Mindstorms kits, campers will create customizable, programmable robots, from simple to complex. Learn how to use a variety of sensors and motors to power your creations. If you love LEGO, then this is the camp for you! All Lego creations will stay at camp and campers will share a building kit with another camper.

SOS (Survival: Outdoor Skills)

  • Instructor: Justin Roth

Surviving in the wilderness may seem like a difficult task but with the proper skills and tools you will learn how to survive in extreme conditions. Using STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, campers will investigate how to meet the human body’s basic needs for survival. Campers will discover the best ways to generate and conserve heat, including building outdoor shelters. As a team, you will work together to accomplish tasks in order to survive the outdoors. We will also explore nearby Waterloo Park to put our in-class knowledge to the test. Come learn how to survive with us!

Note: This camp will take place outside on a regular basis. Ensure that campers come prepared with seasonally appropriate outdoor clothing including: winter jacket, boots, snow pants, hat, and waterproof gloves.

Grades 6-9

Artists Unite!

  • Instructor: Margo Delaine

Join us on a creative journey of unlocking your inner artist! Learn the secrets of the various elements of art with hands-on projects, games and challenges. We will explore art through history and study the works of some of the most talented artists of the past. We will build our classroom gallery so that others can come view the week’s creations. Whether you are an experienced artist or you don’t yet know the difference between shape and line, come join the journey!

Note: Campers who attended this camp previously are welcome to retake it if they want to further their adventures in art.

Draw It, Prove It: An Introduction to Euclidean Geometry

  • Instructor: Adriana Karagiozova

What can you draw if you are given just a compass and an unmarked ruler? Can you copy a picture made of straight lines and arcs without measuring any distances or angles? In this camp for math enthusiasts, we will introduce basic concepts from Euclidean geometry and learn how to draw a variety of geometric constructions the way the ancient Greek mathematicians did. Armed with the knowledge of constructions, we will explore the congruence rules for triangles and use them to rigorously solve planar geometry problems.

Note: This camp will be very similar to the camp offered in summer 2019. Campers who took this camp last summer are encouraged to take a different camp.

Game Design Bootcamp

  • Instructor: Sydney Helmke

Have you ever been playing a video game and been annoyed by those annoying glitches? Well maybe it is time for you to become the game designer and create your own flawless games! Join LEAP's intro to online game design to learn how problem solving and logic come together to create your own games, while exploring a variety of programs to help learn to design and code. No previous experience necessary, and the freedom to create your own games ensures you are working at a level that suits your ability.

Summer 2020 Registration

Dates:

  • July 6-10, 2020
  • July 13-17, 2020

Times:

  • Morning (8:30 a.m.–noon)
  • Afternoon (1–4:30 p.m.)
  • Full day (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
  • After camp care available from 4:30–5:15 p.m. for an additional cost of $8/day

Location:

  • Waterloo Campus (75 University Avenue, Waterloo, ON)

Cost (per week):

  • Half day camps: $145
  • Full day camps: $290

Please read the LEAP camp Policies and Conditions before registering.

Registration Process

Summer 2020 camp registration will open in March. Please contact us to be added to our mailing list to be notified of future camp opportunities.

PD Day Programming

  • Date: May 4, 2018
  • Time: Camp begins at 9 a.m., drop off is from 8:30-9 a.m. and pick up is from 4-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $60

Before registering for LEAP, please read the camp Policies and Conditions.

Registration Process

Note: Registration has now closed for the May 4 PD Day program.

Program Descriptions

  • Grade 1-3: STEAM Space Adventure
  • Grade 4-6: Print It! Printmaking for Creative Kids
  • Grade 6-9: Fractals and Other Neat Structures

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