Life Gears Academy

About Us

What We Offer

Life Gears Academy is an organization that offers programs in various locations that provide youth with skills in exploratory environments in the form of camps and after-school programs. These programs will work to teach various life skills including leadership, problem solving and mindfulness through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities.


Our focus is on STEM camps to empower young minds in areas that we see advancing every day. These programs offer various topics inspired by locations and local individuals and organizations that we encounter who align with our values. These programs aim to develop life skills such as communication, leadership, and teamwork, while encouraging youth to make a difference in their communities.

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Why We Do What We Do

We believe that everyone has the potential to accomplish greatness and that there isn't one set path that works for everyone. At Life Gears Academy we work to expose youth to various concepts and tasks so that they can find their interests that exist where they might not see it in the classroom or in the home.


We work to fill the gaps that the school environment might leave, while making connections to what is learned there. Empowering youth to discover their potential and flourish with an open mind capable of learning from life and their surroundings. Following a hands-on approach where learners are digging deep into concepts and developing an understanding of how to apply it in ways that can create solutions to various problems.

Our Values

  • Lead with kindness and compassion and encourage others to do the same

  • We accept people for who they are and acknowledge their significant contribution

  • We encourage thinking outside of the box and are continuously learning from one another

  • Provide engaging opportunities for kids to learn while minimizing waste production

  • Nurture positive relationships with ourselves, with all living things, and with technology

The story so far

Started by a teacher who has a passion for empowering and educating others, Life Gears Academy was developed as a way of providing education in areas that she felt she couldn't teach in the classroom. As important as the school system is, some students still have gaps in their learning and development which can sometimes lead to a future of frustration and lost hope. This teacher believes that every individual has potential to achieve greatness and find their value so she started Life Gears Academy as a platform for individuals to launch off of.

Why a focus on STEM? With youth finding their strengths and exploring their interests, a lot of youth crave new environments to dig deep into STEM in ways that can sometimes be limited in the classroom. STEM is a huge contributor to advancements in society and that is why we believe that it is important to expose youth to various topics in STEM in an attempt to inspire them to make a difference in these fields.

Why "Life Gears"?

With a focus on life skills while teaching topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, we like to think that we're putting the components of life together like gears putting components of a system together.

Thank You to Our Community Sponsors

Partners for the Mount Forest Camps

Partners for after-school programs and camps in Guelph

Provides grants to support our staff.

Thank you for all that you have done for us!