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Summer Children's Program

LEAP's summer program includes literacy, athletics, arts, computer science, cooking, and gardening. Children also go on field trips around New Haven, as well as camping trips.


  •  All programs are overseen by an experienced Site Coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools.  


  • LEAP's summer program is free for participants.



LEAP's summer children's

program is available for children ages 7 to 12 who live in one of our five neighborhoods (what matters is where the child lives, not where he or she goes to school):

  • Dixwell

  • Newhallville

  • Fair Haven

  • The Hill

  • Dwight-Kensington (including West River)

  • Quinnipiac Meadows

The program operates 

Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Friday from 8:30 AM - 1 PM. LEAP operates in seven neighborhoods at these locations:

  • Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School

  • Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration

  • King-Robinson Inter-District Magnet School

  • LEAP Office on 31 Jefferson St.

  • Lincoln-Bassett Community School

  • Augusta Lewis Troup School

  • Ross Woodward School

when & where

Summer Program 2024

Mandatory parent meeting dates will occur in June for accepted families only. The time and location will be disclosed to accepted parents.


Required summer documents for full acceptance into LEAP's Program: 


1. Completed Child Application (you can now add more than one child to one application)

2. Copy of child's physical (not older than 36 months)

3. Copy of child's insurance card or copy of insurance letter confirming child is covered by insurance. 

Dates of Summer Programming:

June 24th - August 2nd 2024

Mondays - Thursdays: 8 AM- 4 PM; Fridays; 8 AM - 1 PM


Submitting an application through the portal does not mean that your child has been accepted into the program. Pre-acceptance into the program will be confirmed via phone call by one of our Site Coordinators within seventy-two hours of portal submission.


Please note that you will not be enrolled in the program until you submit a fully signed physical examination document. If your child has asthma and needs an inhaler or allergies that require the use of an EpiPen, you will need to request for your doctor to fill up an action plan.

*Application does not automatically save. When you complete the form, you must press SUBMIT FORM at the end. If you refresh or leave this page, any entered information will be lost.*

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