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Passover camps and programs

Passover or pesach camps for kids

Find passover camps for kids in Canada. In Toronto, especially, there are lots of great camps and programs that take place during the Jewish holiday of passover.

What is passover?

Passover, or in Hebrew “pesach,” is a high holiday celebrated by the Jewish people. It is an eight-day festival that takes place in the early spring, usually during the month of April. It commemorates the escape of Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt.

During passover, Jews have what are called “seders,” which are meals in which they drink wine, eat matzoh (unleavened bread), and retell the story of the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. During this holiday, Jews also avoid anything consuming any food or drink containing “Chametz” (wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt).

What does a passover camp have to offer?

Most private Jewish day schools close during passover. This means many Jewish families will scramble for some kind of accommodation for their children for this holiday.

Luckily, there are many passover camps and programs to choose from, especially in Toronto, the GTA, and across Ontario and Quebec. Most of these run for the entire eight days of the holiday (possibly excluding weekends and the first two holiest days). Some of these are run by a Jewish camp or organization (such as the JCC in Toronto), while others are run by secular organizations.

Passover camps offer a variety of programming. This includes educational programming, such as computers, science, math, and debate. It also includes arts programs, such as music, dance, and visual arts. And it includes sports programs, such as gymnastics, soccer, and basketball.

Below, we list passover camps across Canada. Find a passover camp near you.

 


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Adventure Valley   
Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

Throughout Greater Toronto Area

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $325/week
Day Coed 325 4-15 0 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
Town of Oakville camps   
The Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14.

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $119/week
Day Coed 119 4-14 1 Oakville
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.

Oakville

Art : Visual arts (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $42/session
Day, Program, family Coed 42 6-14 2 Oakville
Radiant Girls   
A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling.

Burlington; Hamilton; Milton

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 13
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $50/day
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 3 Burlington, Hamilton, Milton
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
Day, Program Coed, Girls 50 6-16 4 Aurora, Guelph, Oshawa
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
Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 5 Downtown West, Toronto, Danforth Village, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club   
Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

South Annex, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $250/2 weeks
Day Coed 250 5-16 6 South Annex, Toronto
Ryerson Summer Day Camps   
Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more!

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day
from $300/week
Day Coed 300 6-17 7 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

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