Camp Leaps 2021

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2021 Camp Dates:

Monday, August 2rd– Thursday, August 5th


PK/K 9:00-11:00
1st-2nd Grade 9:30-11:30 WAITLIST
3rd-6th Grade 1:00-3:00 WAITLIST


TCU Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic
3305 West Cantey
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Camp Leaps is a FREE language and literacy program for early elementary children (age 4 up to entering 6th grade) with identified speech, language and/or reading delays. Camp Leaps is made possible by a generous donation from the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, in partnership with the TCU Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

We will bring children’s literature to life through interactive learning stations and special thematic events. There will be a pre-readers group for children needing to work on the beginning literacy skills that are crucial for success in Kindergarten. The emerging readers group (entering 1st and 2nd grade) will focus on strategies to improve reading fluency and word level decoding. The reader group (entering 3rd grade and up) will focus on strategies to improve reading comprehension and written composition.

Enrolled campers will also have the option of receiving a free literacy screening assessment the week prior to camp. Enrollment information for the literacy screenings will be sent out a few weeks prior to the event.

Due to ongoing campus-wide restrictions related to Covid-19, camp enrollment is limited this year. Information on health/safety precautions that will be taken can be found on the registration form.


Camp LEAPS Language & Literacy Camp 2021

Child Information

Grade ENTERING August 2021 *

Current Speech/Language/Reading Services


Parent Information

You will receive an email from the camp director, Karen Hennington within one week of when your registration has been received. The email will indicate the status as either registered/confirmed or on the waiting list.

Authorized Pickup Contacts (at least two are requested)

Medical Information

Does your child have any medical conditions or allergies that camp staff needs to be aware of? *
Campers will go outside for 15-20 minutes of supervised play each day. Does your child have any Physical Limitation/Activity Restrictions? *
Preschool Children-Is your child independent with toileting?
Please send a labeled water bottle with your child each day.

If you would like sunscreen applied before outside play, please send a labeled bottle of sunscreen.

Media Release

I {parent's name} parent of {child's name} freely agree to allow my son/daughter to be photographed and/or videotaped while participating in the summer language and literacy clinic. I understand that these photographs and videos may be used for the purposes of treatment, instruction, research and/or promoting the program. I also understand that my decision will not affect current or future status at the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic or ability to participate in the Summer Clinic.

Questions? Please contact:

Karen Hennington, M.S., CCC-SLP

Covid-19 Precautions and Procedures

Camp Leaps will follow current TCU safety guidelines and CDC recommendations. Procedures and precautions will include:

  • Staggered start/end times for each age group
  • Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing
  • Daily health screenings and temperature checks for camp staff, student volunteers and camp attendees. Children who do not pass the health screening will be sent home and will not be able to attend the remainder of camp.
  • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer available
  • TCU/camp staff and TCU student volunteers will wear masks. Children attending camp will not be required to wear a mask, but parents may choose to send their child with a mask.

A full listing of all policies and the drop-off/pick-up procedures will be sent to you prior to the first day of camp.