Visit a fantastic student blog documenting their experiences and learning at LEAF student vlog.

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The LEAF Academy program is for middle school kids ages 10–13 in the San Francisco Bay Area with teachers from Presidio Hill School, Edison Charter School and beyond!

See what LEAF Academy is about at LEAF Academy – The Movie!


LEAF at a Glance

Tree Frog Treks
2112 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


2016 Dates:
Session I: July 11th  — July 22nd

(415) 242-6041 ext.1


10 days (Monday–Friday) from 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Age Group –  Middle Schoolers (New LEAFers ages 10–13)  (Alums ages 13–17)

Group Size –  1:10 adult-to-child ratio for high caliber instruction

Tuition$799 for 10 days–A local funder is providing scholarships — please apply

FoodHealthy snacks included, please bring your lunch

Field-Trip Transportation Provided via school bus, public transportation, and walking


Top 5 Reasons Parents and Kids Love Summer LEAF Academy:

  • Two vital ecological courses, back to back.
  • Compelling and inspirational field trip experiences.
  • An amazing staff — with teachers and staff specially trained in LEAF Academy curriculum.
  • Group projects that boost confidence for designing and implementing solutions.
  • Fun with new friends for the school year and beyond!


The Meaning of LEAF

At LEAF, today’s youth are empowered with the right tools and social skills to share environmental concepts effectively.

Each unit provides a deep understanding of natural systems, scientific principles, and vocabulary.

Students get valuable exposure to experts in the field and hands-on experiences designed to enhance their perspectives on ecology.

Our unique adventures help kids form natural friendship bonds, team building, and strong communities!

For Rising 6th – 8th Graders

At the LEAF Academy, we’re passionate about helping kids develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for ecology. That’s why we offer a dynamic ten-day summer program designed to inspire your child to help make the world a better place.

We believe kids learn best by doing, therefore every day at LEAF consists of authentic, hands-on fieldwork. Our campers interact with amazing scientists, engineers, and other professionals whose work helps make our planet more sustainable. We travel to both urban and natural sites, allowing kids to experience first-hand the wonders of nature and how interconnected it is to their lives. They come back profoundly motivated by what they’ve learned and ready to make a difference!


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