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Camps with financial help

Find affordable camps listed below

There are a wide variety of camps available for kids of different age groups. While many overnight and day camps are expensive many camps go out of their way to make fees affordable or even cheap for parents with several children or who may just be cash-strapped.

There are cheap and affordable summer camp under many different types, including sports, music, dance, art, technology, languages and much more. Parents faced with the challenge of finding camps that are enjoyable, reasonably priced, and valuable for the money have a wide variety of options.

Camps listed below offer financial aid making them affordable for families. Many camps offer some sort of financial assistance to families and these affordable summer camps cover a portion or all of the camp enrollment fees. Although assistance of this type is usually awarded based on need, parents need to apply early for the same. We also list camps offering sibling discounts.

Camps with financial help

There are a number of other ways to find reasonably priced camps

Fees to attend camp vary widely and some ACA-Accredited® camps have truly low fees. Among resident camps, one out of four camps has weekly fees between $100 and $300 only. You can search for low cost camps by finding the type of camp you want in our advanced camp search then sorting through the camp details column to find camps with low fees.

Grants and sponsors allow some summer camps to be free for kids. Art, writing, theater, math, science and reading are some of the themes of these free camps. You can find camp scholarships listed in our financial aid listings.

In fact, many good camps are subsidized by arts and education funding. We provide a list of charities and government subsidies to pay all or part of camp fees.

Day camps are an affordable option as compared to weekend camps or week-long camps. Campers can enjoy similar activities to those they would experience by going away and the costs are much more within your means. Fewer hours or less days can also help slash costs without taking away from the camp experience.

Other ways to get deals or save money on camp fees
A large number of summer camps offer discounts for early registration, full-season enrollment or multiple enrollments. Group or family enrollments are particularly beneficial and the large discounts can give you an affordable summer camping experience. There are also tax breaks for children's fitness offered by some provinces, including Ontario. The amount of the credit is based on adjusted gross income and applies to federal taxes only. Transport, meals and accommodation may also be subsidized at many of the reputed summer camps in Canada. Several nonprofit organizations run inexpensive and affordable summer camps each year, allowing kids to have a great camping experience in less money.

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  • Name
  • Cost
  • Relevance

  • Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.


    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,000/week
    Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 1000 10-17 0 Temagami
    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.


    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,340/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2340 6-16 1 Minden
    Camp Can-Aqua
    An overnight summer camp experience where future leaders come to thrive. 160 acres and a private lake are simply the starting point to this amazing camp experience. With 170 campers per session, no child goes unnoticed!

    Northern Kawartha Lakes

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $835/week
    Overnight Camp Coed 835 6-16 2 Northern Kawartha Lakes
    Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure
    Set sail, haul the line, take the helm & climb aloft! Maybe earn a high school credit, meet new friends, challenge yourself, practice leadership skills, swim, eat great food & have fun sailing a 110' tall ship!

    New Brunswick (1); Nova Scotia (2); Ontario (4); Quebec (1); United States (1)

    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $900/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 900 12-18 3 Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, Quebec City, Louisbourg, Lunenburg, Saint John, New York
    Guitar Workshop Plus
    The ultimate experience in music education! Locations in Toronto, San Diego, Seattle, and Nashville offering day and overnight music and performance programs.

    Washington; California; Tennessee; Oakville

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 80
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $500/week
    Day Camp Coed 500 10-80 4 Washington, California, Tennessee, Oakville
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.


    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-18 5 Temagami
    Experience Innovation @ UTS
    A Toronto day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 9 to 18. Affiliated with UofT and UTS, campers are taught by exceptional teachers and university instructors.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $495/session
    Day Camp Coed 495 8-18 6 South Annex, Toronto
    No Strings Theatre
    A multi-faceted theatre arts day camp ideal for youths aged 12-21. Programs include dance, music, theatre arts, acting, vocal training,and collaborative theatre-making experience.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 10 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    Day Camp Coed 300 10-21 7 Downtown West, Toronto