LEAP Summer Children's Program 2020

leap is no longer accepting applications for our 2020 summer program

This year, LEAP will run a summer program that we hope will fulfill many of the needs of children and parents while keeping everyone safe based on the health guidelines from the state. LEAP's Summer Program will look like this:

  • Four-week program, beginning on July 6th, with the possibility of extending to six weeks.

  • Small groups of 6 children with their two counselors. 

  • Children will rotate weekly between an online program and an in-person program (Example: Week 1 in-person, Week 2 online, Week 3 in-person, Week 4 online).

  • Virtual programming will be 2-hours per day focusing on literacy and educational activities from LEAP's curriculum specific to each of our age groups. 

  • In-person programming will be outdoors (with tents available) from 8am-12pm at New Haven schools and the LEAP community center with literacy, sports, games, and nature-focused activities.

  • LEAP’s summer program is free for all participants and will be able to serve 350 children and teens.

  • Safety protocols for in-person programs include masks for all staff and children, daily temperature checks, and extensive cleaning and sanitizing. The program will take place primarily outside.

An experienced site coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools will oversee all programs. Counselors will take part in a two-week intensive training including safety standards, group management, parent contact, social & emotional health, our curriculum and more.

LEAP's summer program is available for children ages 7 to 12 who live in one of our five neighborhoods:

  • Dixwell/Newhallville

  • Fair Haven North

  • Fair Haven South

  • Hill South

  • Dwight/Kensington and West River


  • You must complete an online application for each child (application is below).

  • Along with the application, you must provide images of an insurance card and your child's physical exam (for each child). You may email the images to application@leapforkids.org. Be sure to include (or have your doctor's office include) your child's name in the subject line of the email.

leap is no longer accepting applications for our 2020 summer program


31 Jefferson Street

New Haven CT 06511

(203) 773-0770

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