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Girls Camps

Where girls connect with and learn from each other

Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

At an all-girls camp, your daughter can be both!

What are girls camps?

This type of single-sex camp will give your daughter the opportunity to connect with others her age who share similar interests as well as help her hone specific strengths and life skills such as leadership, confidence and self-esteem.

With a supportive group of strong women as role models, an all-girls environment is the ideal place for your child or teen to flourish without the distraction or worry of impressing the boys.

Why attend an all-girls camp?

The overall benefits of this kind of camp for girls include:

  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Less focus on appearance
  • Supportive environment
  • Ability to explore issues sensitive to women in a healthy and beneficial way
  • Providing campers with inspirational role models

There are traditional overnight or day camps available, as well as specialty camps including volleyball camps, basketball camps, arts camps and leadership camps.

Some specialty camps also offer programs exclusively for girls, particularly in fields generally seen as male-dominated. For example, science and engineering camps are designed to help girls build self-confidence and skills in these areas. There are also adventure and sports camps geared toward girls.

Find the right girls camp

To find the right type of camp for your daughter, start by accessing her needs and interests, then decide whether other factors, such as location and cost, are important to your family. You can search for a camp that focuses on a specific interest, such as the ones mentioned above, or ones that have an overall traditional experience to offer.

Some additional questions you may like to consider asking the camps of your choice include:

  • Will my daughter be grouped with other girls her age or will some activities be mixed ages?
  • What types of activities can help my daughter develop her interests and self-confidence?
  • Are there any activities specifically designed to foster my daughter’s independence (or other qualities)?
  • What can my daughter expect to gain from an experience at this camp?
  • What are the camp counsellor’s qualifications?

In their own words

Jaqui Raill, director of Camp Ouareau, an all girls camp in Quebec explains that their camp allows for opportunities to foster discussion and address issues facing young teenage girls: “They can talk about pressures, body image, appropriate role models, and nutrition with healthy young women [camp staff] who are active, eat well and not obsessed with their bodies.”

For more information, please take a closer look at our list of girls camps in Ontario and across Canada below.

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Camp Mini-Yo-We

1878 Muskoka Road 10 W, RR 2, Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0
A Christian summer camp offering a variety of sports and activities, ranging from hiking to swimming to leadership building to arts.

Day & Overnight Camp – Traditional/Adventure

Huntsville — Ontario
Camp Mini-Yo-We

Mi-A-Kon-Da

24000 Wah Wash Kesh Lake, Dunchurch, Ontario, P0A 1G0
This northern Ontario overnight camp offers various outdoor activities including sailing, wilderness trips, some arts activities and more.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Parry Sound — Ontario
Mi-A-Kon-Da

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The Taylor Statten Camps

P.O. Box 10007, Algonquin Park, Ontario,
An overnight traditional summer camp north of Toronto where camp activities include archery, wilderness trips, sports and much more.

Overnight Camp – Adventure/Traditional

Algonquin Park — Ontario
The Taylor Statten Camps

Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs

P.O. Box 358, Temagami, Ontario, P0H 2H0
This overnight camp offers wilderness adventure in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Acquire team building skills and more.

Overnight Camp – Adventure/International/Travel

Temagami — Ontario
Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs

Camp Tanamakoon

Box 10010 Algonquin Park, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2H5
This all girls summer camp in Algonquin Park offers a variety of camp activities, along with speciality programs for ADHD and much more.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Algonquin Park — Ontario
Camp Tanamakoon

Active Challenge

348 Chemin Burke, Litchfield, Quebec,
Focusing on weight loss and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education & activity.

Overnight Camp – Health/fitness

Campbell's Bay — Quebec
Active Challenge

Glen Bernard Camp

2066 South Lake Bernard Road, Sundridge, Ontario, P0A 1Z0
A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, arts and many other activities!

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Huntsville — Ontario
Glen Bernard Camp

Camp Ak-O-Mak

240 Akomak Road, Ahmic Harbour, Ontario, P0A 1A0
A traditional summer camp with over 32 sports and camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, sailing and more.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Parry Sound — Ontario
Camp Ak-O-Mak

Circle Square Ranch

Inter-Varsity Camps, 1 International Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H3
A summer camp in Eastern Ontario that also features a girls only week. Camp activities include various sports, along with arts and more.

Day & Overnight Camp – Adventure/Traditional

Throughout Canada — Canada
Madoc — Ontario
Hamilton — Ontario
Huntsville — Ontario
Circle Square Ranch

Brown Ledge Camp

25 Wilson St, Colchester, Vermont,
This overnight, all-girls camp in Vermont has a long history of creating life-long memories. Activities range from horsemanship to theatre arts to water and field sports.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Vermont — United States
Brown Ledge Camp

Ontario Pioneer Camp

942 Clearwater Lake Rd., Port Sydney, Ontario, P0B 1L0
This Muskoka summer camp offers unique adventures and a variety of features including horseback riding, ADHD support and much more!

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Huntsville — Ontario
Ontario Pioneer Camp

Bark Lake Leadership Centre

1551 Bark Lake Drive, Irondale, Ontario, K0M 1X0
Youth Leadership and Outdoor Education for youth from across Ontario and around the World!

Year-Round Program – Adventure

Haliburton Highlands — Ontario
Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code

483 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario,
A day camp that teaches youth aged 6 to 16 how to code. Both coed and girls-only programs offered, for both the summer and March Break as well as monthly workshops.

Day Camp – Education

Greater Toronto Area — Ontario
Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code

Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT

UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North U5 45, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7L7
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, ideal for children from Ajax and elsewhere in the GTA.

Day Camp – Computer

Oshawa — Ontario
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT

Elite Basketball Camps

2365 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2L 1A2
A basketball summer camp (year round, also) for anyone from the beginner to the budding pro, with locations throughout Toronto (the GTA).

Day Camp – Sports

Greater Toronto Area — Ontario
Richmond Hill — Ontario
Newmarket — Ontario
Elite Basketball Camps

Wonderful World of Circus

2600 John st. unit 115, 116., Markham, Ontario,
Learn circus acts at this international school of circus arts located just outside of Toronto. For kids aged 4 to 15.

Day Camp – Sports

Greater Toronto Area — Ontario
Wonderful World of Circus

Camp Oconto

Camp Oconto Road, Tichborne, Ontario, K0H 2V0
This traditonal camp for girls, in Eastern Ontario, offers numerous sports activities like tennis and swimming as well as theatre arts and more.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Sharbot Lake — Ontario
Camp Oconto

Camp Ouareau

2464 Route 125, Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, Quebec, J0T 2C0
This Quebec all girls overnight summer camp offers a variety of sports including archery, swimming, sailing and many other activities.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Laurentians — Quebec
Saint-Donat — Quebec
Camp Ouareau

Elite Camps Hoop Dreams Overnight Basketball Camp

R.R. #2 (38483 Hwy-28), Palmer Rapids, Ontario, K0J 2E0
A unique basketball camp that helps kids develop skills in dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding and take part in traditional overnight camp activities.

Day & Overnight Camp – Sports

Bancroft — Ontario
Elite Camps Hoop Dreams Overnight Basketball Camp

Ryde Lake Camp

1124 CGIT Camp Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1R3
This camp in the heart of the Muskoka- Gravenhurst area offers a traditional summer camp experience with canoeing, camping, more.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Gravenhurst — Ontario
Ryde Lake Camp

Sport Western Summer Camps

Western University - Western Student Recreation Centre, Rm #3235, London, Ontario, N6A 5B9
March Break and summer sports, arts and education camps at The University of Western Ontario in London that challenge all campers in a fun and supportive environment.

Day Camp – Sports

London — Ontario
Sport Western Summer Camps

Camp Awakening

Head Office, #204-150 Eglinton Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, K0M 2K0
Integrated summer camps, leadership & outdoor recreation programs for youth with physical disabilities. Programs across the province for campers 9-24 years.

Overnight Camp – Special Needs

Toronto — Ontario
Sharbot Lake — Ontario
Minden — Ontario
Camp Awakening

Camp Northway/ Wendigo

Box 10003 Huntsville, Algonquin Park, Ontario,
Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Algonquin Park — Ontario
Camp Northway/ Wendigo

Ways of the Woods Day Camp

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L0P 1B0
This Halton region summer camp travels to different conservation areas each week, with various activities. Year round programs also offered.

Day Camp – Traditional

Milton — Ontario
Ways of the Woods Day Camp

Hawthorn Summer Camp

101 Scarsdale Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1V2
This summer camp is put on by Hawthorn School for Girls, in the Don Mills area of Toronto.

Day Camp – Arts

Greater Toronto Area — Ontario
Hawthorn Summer Camp

Camp Tapawingo, YWCA

General Delivery, Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X1
A YWCA Toronto summer camp, this all girls camp offers leadership programs for teens and a variety of arts and sports activities.

Overnight Camp – Traditional

Parry Sound — Ontario
Camp Tapawingo, YWCA
 

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