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PA and PD day camps

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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  • Name
  • Cost
  • Relevance

  • Focus Learning
    Build self-confidence and skills while learning and having fun! Specialized camps for academics, STE(A)M, ESL, coding, robotics, and chess. Small groups (max. 6), OCT teachers, outdoor activities & extended care!

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $355/week
    Day, Program Coed 355 4-17 0 Willowdale, Toronto
    Winged Canvas Art Camp
    Winged Canvas offers PA Day Painting Camps, Winter Art Camp, March Break Art Camp, Summer Art Camp, and classes. Kids ages 5-16 learn painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning and more from highly-qualified instructors.


    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $28/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 28 5-16 1 Markham
    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps
    Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC) offers popular sports, art, martial arts and robotics programs specializing in building self-confidence and skills through our 5 Star Program! Co-ed. Year-round programs across the GTA.

    Thornhill; Lawrence Park, Toronto; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 250 3.5-16 2 Thornhill, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Hogg's Hollow, 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 3 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art classes and camps offer exciting art-making experiences alongside outdoor recreational activities.


    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $42/session
    Day, Program, family Coed 42 6-14 4 Oakville
    Bricks 4 Kidz Oakville/ Burlington
    A fun camp experience designing and building motorized models and machines using LEGO ® components based on exciting themes such as space, transportation, inventions and more

    Oakville; Burlington

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $155/week
    Day Coed 155 5-12 5 Oakville, Burlington
    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

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 6 Downtown West, 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
    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 $200/week
    Day, Program Coed 200 5-17 8 Thistletown, Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough Junction, Toronto
    The Play Series
    Innovative drama programs designed to introduce (active) kids to a lifelong love of theatre arts in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Willowdale, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    Program Coed 20 7-13 9 Willowdale, Toronto, Downtown East, Toronto
    City of Pickering Camps & Programs
    Traditional day camps with choices to meet every childs interest, and every parents expectation! Arts, Sports, Adventure, Science, History, Specialty and more!


    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $183/week
    Day Coed 183 4-16 10 Pickering
    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
    Day Coed 299 5-14 11 Downsview, Toronto