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Camps for kids with cancer

Find camps that offer cancer support for kids listed below

Cancer is a horrifying disease but camps specializing in cancer offer a respite, with fresh air, fellow feeling with other campers. Counselors are specially trained to deal with children suffering from leukemia, lymphoma and other forms of the disease. Spending time at camp is a good experience for kids and family, as they leave hospitals and nursing for a time to have fun outdoors.

Children and teens aged 5-17 who have had a cancer diagnosis are eligible to participate, whether in or out of treatment. All children must have the approval of their physicians to attend. Other activities at cancer camps might include swimming, photography, board games, magic tricks, campfires, hiking, horseback riding, boating, water sports, and more. The social interaction and closeness with other children with a similar condition allow them to see that they are not alone in their struggle. The support and camaraderie at cancer camps is quite unlike that at other camps.

Cancer camps or retreats are made accessible to as many people as possible at low or no cost. Specially trained counselors who all share the mission of giving the campers a safe and fun-filled time at the camp staff cancer camps. Campers are delighted to get the rare opportunity to leave behind their hospital visits for a while and enjoy themselves with other campers in a fun-filled environment.

Camps for kids with cancer

Medical professionals and counselors are available at all times and staff members make sure that campers take necessary medications. Most cancer camps offer full-time care for people with special needs, and some include oncology doctors and nurses who provide medical care to campers when necessary. Children who need chemotherapy or a blood test can get treatment right on campus at some cancer camps. Each child is evaluated daily and monitored thoroughly. A medical history of the cancer patient is maintained by the doctors at these cancer camps so as to give campers the best treatment and care.

Camps listed below can offer more detail about their facilities and programs.


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List of cancer support camps and programs

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Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

Harbourfront, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $285/week
Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 0 Harbourfront, Toronto
McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today!

Vaughan

Art : Visual arts (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $211/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 211 5-15 1 Vaughan
KNB Learning   
KNB Learning after school classes & camps in Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO for kids in Oakville & Mississauga. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 275 6-16 2 Oakville
Kandalore   
Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

Minden

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $2,460/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 3 Minden
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $399/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 4 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Outward Bound Canada   
Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

Adventure (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $699/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 699 12-99 5 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

Oshawa

Science (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $300/week
Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 6 Oshawa
Township of King   
With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

King

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 7 King
e2 Young Engineers - North Vaughan   
Young Engineers activities includes STEM program,school workshops,after school program, lunch time workshops, Special needs program,Birthdays parties and summer and winter camps

Ontario (4)

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Program, family
from $29/day
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 29 3-12 8 Vaughan, Woodbridge, King
Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code   
Our Camps are designed for creative kids and teens between the ages of 6-12 years old who want to use technology to change the world by becoming creators and not just consumers.

Downtown West, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $1/session
Day Coed, Girls 1 6-12 9 Downtown West, Toronto, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.

Rouge, Toronto

Science: Zooology/Animals

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $265/week
Day Coed 265 4-16 10 Rouge, Toronto
Cedar Ridge Camp   
Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

Bancroft

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $890/week
Overnight Coed 890 7-16 11 Bancroft
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

Vaughan; Woodbridge

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $70/session
Day, Program Coed 70 4-10 12 Vaughan, Woodbridge
YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

Torrance

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 13 Torrance
Kinark Outdoor Centre   
A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Minden

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 21
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $1/week
Overnight, family Coed 1 8-21 14 Minden
Camp Robin Hood   
Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.

Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $1,100/2 weeks
Day Coed 1100 4-15 15 Markham
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal & Laval's #1 lifestyle summer day camp that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 to 15! Registration is Open for 2018!

Montreal; Laval

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
Day Coed 200 3-15 16 Montreal, Laval
Wanda's Creative Clay   
A fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more.

Lawrence Park, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 100
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $18/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 18 3-100 17 Lawrence Park, Toronto
YMCA Wanakita   
A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

Haliburton Highlands

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $885/session
Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 18 Haliburton Highlands
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 19 Downsview, Toronto
Camp Oconto   
Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

Sharbot Lake

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,100/week
Overnight Girls 1100 4-15 20 Sharbot Lake
Field of Dreams Baseball Camp   
An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

Thornhill; Aurora; Vaughan

Sport: Baseball/Softball

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $185/session
Day, Program Coed 185 6-14 21 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
York University Lions Camps   
Choose from a multi-sport summer camp, focus on a particular sport or try one of our adventure camps such as pirate, warrior training or superhero camp.

Willowdale, Toronto

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $200/week
Day Coed 200 6-15 22 Willowdale, Toronto
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 23 Burlington, Hamilton, Milton
Sports Camps Canada   
Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $235/week
Day Coed 235 4-14 24 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
Cartooning in Film & Video Games   
With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $150/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 25 Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga
Junior Red Riders   
Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

Markham

Sport: BMX / Motocross

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $150/session
Day Coed 150 6-12 26 Markham
Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

Mississauga

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $145/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 27 Mississauga

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