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PA day camps and programs in Canada

If you’re a working parent, PA or Professional Activity days can be inconvenient. Depending on the age of your child, you may need to arrange for your child to be looked after. Luckily, in Canada, there are many PA day camps, including in Toronto, Oakville, EtobicokeLondon, and Mississauga, Ontario.  

Kinds of PA day camps

There are PA day camps and programs for children of many ages. This includes camps for children just starting out in school (or preschool), to children in middle or high school. Moreover, for your convenience, many of these camps allow you to register your child in advance for all PD days during the school year.

PA or PD day camp

 

Some PA day camps have a wide variety of activities throughout the day, including games, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, and educational activities. Other camps offer more specialized programming. For instance, they may focus on a sport, such as hockey, soccer, or martial arts, or an artistic activity, such as dance or music, or an intellectual endeavour, such as math, science, debate.

Most of these camps will provide you with a daily schedule of activities. They should also let you know when your child needs to be dropped off and picked up. And, they may also provide some snacks, sometimes meals, for your child (you should inquire about this).

What to expect

PA or PD day camps listed here have a number of important features. These include following:

  • Qualified staff
  • Proper supervision
  • A safe and caring environment
  • A protocol for communicating with parents
  • A daily schedule
  • Interesting and fun activities

Below, find PA day camps and programs in Canada. Click on a camp to learn more about it, including its location, programming, and contact info.


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MakerKids   
Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.

Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Ottawa

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $1/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 1 6-14 0 Summerhill, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ottawa
TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
TAC Sports specializes in developing confidence and skills through sports, leadership, martial arts and S.T.E.M programs. 4-16, Co-ed. Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues around the GTA! Grow. Lead. Learn with TAC!

Richmond Hill; Vaughan; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 3.5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3.5-16 1 Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Bayview Village, Toronto, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto
Focus Learning   
Focus Learning is a STEM-focused learning centre. Our goal is for young learners to discover their inner curiosity and learn to learn! We are adding Minecraft: Education Edition, and BizKids Academy this summer!

Newtonbrook, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $355/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 355 4-17 2 Newtonbrook, Toronto, Don Mills, Toronto, Markham
Just Bounce Trampoline Club Inc.   
We are a family owned and operated trampoline gym offering PA day, school break, and summer camps that combine quality trampoline instruction with swimming trips, arts and crafts, outdoor games and more!

Downsview, Toronto

Sport: Trampoline

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $299/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 299 5-14 3 Downsview, Toronto
Design Exchange (DX)   
Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto, Design Exchange offers more than a dozen multi-disciplinary, unique, and inspiring creative camp sessions, from fashion and architecture to urban planning and graphic arts.

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $55/session
sessions & dates
Day Coed 55 6-13 4 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
Life Gears Academy   
A specialized organization offering camps, clubs, and workshops throughout Ontario focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as well as various Life Skills such as communication and mindfulness.

Aurora; Guelph; Oshawa

Education: STEM

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Program
from $50/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed, Girls 50 6-16 5 Aurora, Guelph, Oshawa
Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems   
IRIS provides STEM based learning programs that utilizes robot technology and explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts in an interactive and enjoyable learning process.

Thistletown, Toronto; Mississauga; Scarborough Junction, Toronto

Science: Robotics

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 5-17 6 Thistletown, Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough Junction, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Thornhill   
Educational summer camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

Thornhill; Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $149/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 149 3-18 7 Thornhill, Markham
STEAMlabs   
A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

Downtown West, Toronto; Danforth Village, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $10/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 8 Downtown West, Toronto, Danforth Village, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto
Royal Conservatory School   
"Learn more than an instrument" this March Break and Summer!

South Annex, Toronto

Music (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day
from $295/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 295 4-10 9 South Annex, Toronto
Power4Teens   
A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $375/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 375 8-16 10 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Torrance
Teen Ranch   
An hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, beach volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

Caledon

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 320 5-18 11 Caledon

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