Summer programs are being offered from July to August 2021. Children do not have to be identified with a learning disability to partake. See bottom of the page for information on becoming a member.

Online Tutoring

Children in grades 1 to 8 in Chatham-Kent will attend one hour sessions from Monday to Thursday. Sign up for a two-week session or more. Staff will tutor your child on a one-to-one basis on basic academic subjects such as reading, writing, spelling, and math, depending on your child’s needs. Parents will receive a report after the session is complete. Two-week tutoring is $80 for members, $112 for non-members.

Sessions available: July 5-15, July 19-29, August 9-19.

Times available: 9:00-10:00am, 11:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm

Click here to register.

Tilly’s Tales

Listen to lively reading of children’s books with new themes each week, every Tuesday through July and August. All are welcome to watch over Facebook Live from 9:30am-10:00am. To have the chance to win Tilly’s book and to receive materials to complete the DIY activity along with her, register for all the sessions you’re interested in. Participation is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required (SOAR) focuses on the skills required to do well in school. Topics include organization, study skills, self-advocacy, long-term assignment completion, and much more. Youth ages 12 to 15 can join our staff in this small group for a two-week session in August. Participants will receive workbooks and materials prior to the start of the program. Incentives to participate will also be included.

SOAR runs August 9 to 19 from 10:00-11:30am. Program cost: $120 for members or $168 for non-members. Click here to register.

Backyard Camp CK

Free virtual camp activities, groups, fun events and workshops are being planned for youth by Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent, VON Kids’ Circle, Blenheim Youth Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters Chatham-Kent, ACCESS Open Minds, Chatham-Kent Children’s Services, Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent, and YMCA. Each event will have its own registration. Keep up with the events on the Backyard Camp Facebook page.


The benefits to being a member of LDACK include receiving informative newsletters from us and LDAO, discounts on programming with us and LDAO, and supporting our non-profit. The membership covers the entire household and lasts one year. If you plan to register your child for more than one program from now until 12 months from now, or if you have multiple children to register, you have a lot to gain from becoming a member! Fees are as follows: Individual/family $50, Professional $75, Institutional $125, Adult Student $20.

SOAR and Backyard Camp CK are supported by Chatham-Kent Community Foundation and the South Kent Wind Community Fund. Tutoring and Tilly’s Tales are supported by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs grant and  Chatham-Kent Employment and Social Services.