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Camps and programs for boys only

A number of camps offer programming just for boys. Some see boys' only summer camps as offering an opportunity for young men to learn and challenge themselves in an environment where they are not distracted by, or competing for the attention of girls. This is particularly important during the teen years. Boys' summer camps and March break programs afford a unique opportunity for boys to interact exclusively with guys their own age and older strong male role models.

Some parents find that their boys gain specific kinds of confidence during a week or two with males only. At boys' camp, your son will learn to take on responsibilities and tasks and engage in sports and other activities with "the guys." The unique dynamic found in some boys' summer camps are a one-of-a-kind chance to grow and thrive in important ways. Boys have a unique learning style, and uniquely male ways of interacting that can be harmfully stifled in coed environments. The uniquely liberating environment of an all-boys camp offers unique benefits that, in reality, need to be experienced to be appreciated.

There are boys' camps that offer programs for a range of ages, beneficial to a various personality types, from the shy kid to the gangly teenager. A quality boys' camp can offer important and positive influences in a young man's life. Many of the camps listed below offer unique adventures tailored to the needs of boys, exclusively available in these camps for boys only.

Boys camps

Boys in a camp without girls will play, act and react entirely differently. Over the course of a week or longer the setting fosters unique growth (albeit for this shortened period of time). But boys may find that they get dirtier, play harder (or softer) and have different kinds of fun here. Although there are advantages to coed camps and intermixing with girls, time away from this common context can be eye-opening for both the boys and their parents. Some boys find that they have reduced stress and anxiety here, while others may learn how to deal with anxieties found only in this environment. These also support growth in leadership skills, adoption of unique conflict resolution solutions and learning new ways of trusting.

There are traditional day and residential camps that are boys only, as well as sports (including water sports) or wilderness camps. Whatever the focus, boys' camps aim to help build confidence and develop important life skills on the journey to manhood.


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Camp Nominingue   
An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

Mont-Tremblant

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $730/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Boys 730 7-16 0 Mont-Tremblant
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
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 1 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!

Halkirk

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 2 Halkirk
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.

Temagami

Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 3 Temagami
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

Brantford

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 220 5-16 4 Brantford
Camp Mini-Yo-We   
Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

Huntsville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $675/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 675 5-17 5 Huntsville
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

Huntsville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $460/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 6 Huntsville
Camp Kawartha   
Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

Peterborough; Lakefield

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $285/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-17 7 Peterborough, Lakefield
Camp de vacances Kéno   
This camp in the heart of a regional Quebec park offers traditional summer camp activities like rock climbing, sea kayaking, nature trails and more.

St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 20
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $400/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 400 6-20 8 St-Léonard-de-Portneuf
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Catholic leadership camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys 150 9-18 9 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
Camp Portneuf   
An educational and wholesome experience for campers aged 4 to 16 years old. 50 minutes from Quebec city, our camp develops a sense of community, adventure and an appreciation of their natural surroundings

Saint-Raymond

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $595/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 595 4-16 10 Saint-Raymond
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Alberta. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $249/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 249 5-19 11 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre
Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
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.

Algonquin Park

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $928/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls, Boys 928 7-16 12 Algonquin Park
Camp Pathfinder   
Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and exceptional staff.

Algonquin Park

Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $1,000/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Boys 1000 7-16 13 Algonquin Park
Camp Kodiak   
An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

Parry Sound

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 14 Parry Sound
Camp Chikopi   
Chikopi boys learn more than how to play a sport, with our diversified programs of traditional and specialized sports/activities, boys develop life skills: teamwork, friendship, character, independence and leadership.

Huntsville

Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $900/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys 900 7-17 15 Huntsville
Camp Hurontario   
A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

Mactier

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $900/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys 900 6-16 16 Mactier
YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

Vancouver; Gibsons

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $139/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed 139 5-17 17 Vancouver, Gibsons
Power4Teens   
A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $375/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 375 8-16 18 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Torrance
Camp U of T Mississauga   
A popular Mississauga summer camp offered on campus, with options including dance, leadership, multi-sports camps, more.

Mississauga

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $260/week
Day Coed 260 4-16 19 Mississauga
Ponacka   
Ponacka boys say camp is "home away from home". A strong emphasis on individual growth in the context of having the most fun ever, learning skills, developing lifelong friendships and great food. What could be better?

Bancroft

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $2,050/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys 2050 7-15 20 Bancroft
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 21 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
Teen Ranch   
An hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, beach volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

Caledon

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 320 5-18 22 Caledon
St. Michael's Summer Experience   
The SMCS Summer Experience provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: www.smcscamps.com

Forest Hill, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed, Boys
  • Day
from $315/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed, Boys 315 8-17 23 Forest Hill, Toronto

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