Summer Camps for Kids with Diverse Learning Needs

Natasha Young

summer camps for reading and cognition. autism, adhd and learning disabilities. online and in Surrey. west coast centre for learning

West Coast Centre for Learning’s summer camps transform the break into a dynamic learning adventure. Tailored for kids, especially those facing challenges like autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities, our camps blend fun with educational enrichment. They foster essential life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving, in a supportive setting. Each child is encouraged to explore, overcome challenges, and grow. Our programs keep kids academically engaged, building confidence and social skills. It’s an opportunity for every child to thrive, making summer a season of discovery and growth. See the list below and click on the camp name to see the full description!

Summer Camps Offered by West Coast Centre for Learning


Brain Booster Camp

As summer arrives, learning often pauses, impacting students significantly. This period can cause a regression in academic achievements, affecting both students and educators. The West Coast Centre for Learning offers a solution through the Fast ForWord at-home reading program and Summer Learning Camps for Kids, aiming to continue educational growth and prepare students for the fall.

  • Registration opens March 15th

SAS Social Skills Camp

The SAS Social Skills Camp creates a supportive environment for children with social interaction challenges from ASD, ADHD, anxiety, or similar issues. It combines interactive lessons, group activities, and personal feedback to enhance social cues comprehension, communication skills, and friendship building. This camp is a key space for children to develop socially and emotionally.

  • Registration opens March 15th

PEERS Friendship Skills Boot Camp

This evidence-based camp teaches crucial social skills through a mix of interactive instruction, role-play demonstrations, and group activities. Campers have the opportunity to practice these new skills in a supportive environment, with direct coaching from skilled professionals. Covering key aspects of social interaction such as conversing, choosing friends, and managing disagreements, this camp empowers children with the confidence and skills needed for positive social interactions.

  • Registration opens March 15th


THRIVE – ADHD + Me Camps cater to children with ADHD, offering strategies and activities for symptom management, social skills, and academic achievement. The program includes behavior management, social training, and academic support, focusing on improving focus, organization, and emotional regulation, aiding children in thriving across life aspects.

  • Registration opens March 15th

Academic Improvement Camp

Recognizing the importance of summer learning, our Online Reading Improvement Camp targets the summer slide. It focuses on enhancing cognitive skills like memory and attention through an accessible online platform. This flexible approach allows for effective, remote learning, ensuring children remain engaged and advance academically over the summer.

  • Registration opens in April

Executive Function Camp

Executive Functioning Skills Camp targets the development of crucial executive functions like planning, organization, time management, and flexible thinking. Designed for children who experience difficulties with these cognitive processes, the camp employs a hands-on approach to learning. Through engaging activities, practical exercises, and group discussions, campers are taught strategies to enhance their executive skills, which are vital for academic achievement and daily life. This camp not only focuses on improving cognitive capabilities but also on building confidence and independence, preparing children for success both in and out of the classroom.