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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:

  • Dixwell

  • Newhallville

  • Fair Haven South

  • Fair Haven West

  • Hill South

  • Dwight-Kensington

  • Quinnipiac Meadows

when & where

Summer Program 2023

Mandatory parent meeting dates for accepted families only will occur in June. Time and Location will be disclosed to accepted parents.


Required summer documents for full acceptance into LEAP Program: 


1. Completed Child Application (one per-child)

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 26th-August 4th

Mondays-Thursdays: 8am-4pm; Fridays; 8am-1pm


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

*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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