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Special Needs Programs and Activities

Special Needs Programs

Special needs programs provide a range of services that meet the needs of children with unique physical, emotional, behavioural or medical challenges. These programs offer a wide variety of activities for children, including music, arts, sports, language, education and technology, to name a few.

Special needs programs provide support staff trained to work with children with special needs and offer a rewarding and challenging opportunity to get involved in extracurricular activities and enjoy an enriching experience that builds confidence and self-esteem.

Some programs integrate children with certain special needs into general programs and activities, while others are specialized and completely focused on meeting the needs of children requiring specific adaptations and support.

Special Needs Programs and Activities


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List of special needs camps and programs

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Programs that specialize in special needs
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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 0 Vaughan
Camp Erin Toronto   
Camp Erin Toronto is a weekend-long overnight bereavement camp in Muskoka for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. This camp is only for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

Parry Sound

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight, Program
from $1/week
Overnight, Program Coed 1 6-17 1 Parry Sound
Brighton School Summer Camps   
Our camp provides students with fun, engaging play-based opportunities to learn & practice friendship & social skills through sports, games, interactive activities & role plays, social skills lessons & real-time coaching

Don Mills, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $425/week
Day, Program Coed 425 6-13 2 Don Mills, Toronto
Airborne Trampoline   
Jump through summer with Airborne's Summer Trampoline Classes & Day Camps. Camp includes trampoline lessons and games, arts and crafts, games and movie room, daily outings, and a trip of the week.

Newmarket; Vaughan

Sport: Trampoline

  • Ages 3 to 80
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $149/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 149 3-80 3 Newmarket, Vaughan
GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!

Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

Visual arts: Photo/Video

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $399/week
Day, Program Coed 399 8-18 4 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
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 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 5 Oakville
Innovation Camp Thinnox   
Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

Mississauga

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $250/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed 250 6-18 6 Mississauga
Great Big Theatre Company   
Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

Ontario (9)

Art : Theatre Arts

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $98/week
Day, Program Coed 98 3-14 7 Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Vaughan, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London
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 8 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
Sylvan Learning Thornhill   
Educational summer camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

Thornhill; Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $149/month
Day, Program Coed 149 3-18 9 Thornhill, Markham
Sylvan Learning Ottawa   
Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

Ottawa

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $129/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 129 5-18 10 Ottawa
Code-it Hacks   
Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

Kingsview Vilage, Toronto; Milton; Bloor West Village, Toronto

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $150/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 150 7-18 11 Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Milton, Bloor West Village, Toronto
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
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 12 King
Ajax Riding Academy   
The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.

Ajax

Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 4 to 100
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed 200 4-100 13 Ajax
Sylvan Learning Oakville   
At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses.

Oakville

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $195/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 195 5-18 14 Oakville
Sidney Ledson Institute   
Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

Don Mills, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/week
Day, Program Coed 275 2.5-14 15 Don Mills, Toronto
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

Bloor West Village, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $310/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 310 4-12 16 Bloor West Village, Toronto
Toronto Kidz   
Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp focuses on a new theme and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma...

High Park, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $234/week
Day, Program Coed 234 5-12 17 High Park, Toronto
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 18 Vaughan, Woodbridge
Théma Arts Academy   
An academy for performing arts for varying degrees of experience. Offering Day Camp including singing, dancing, acting ready to audition!Vocal Workshops for schools, Vocal Coaching, lessons in piano, guitar, violin

Hamilton

Art (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 19
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $499/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 499 6-19 19 Hamilton
Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

Calgary

Education: STEM

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $30/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 20 Calgary
Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   
Innovative group classes in various subjects including keyboarding, handwriting, art, and essay writing. We also offer test prep (SSAT, SAT, ACT) & personalized support for K-12, including those with learning differences

South Annex, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Program
from $30/session
sessions & dates
Program Coed 30 4-17 21 South Annex, Toronto, Davisville Village, Toronto
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
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 22 Downtown West, Toronto, Danforth Village, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto
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 23 Mississauga
Sylvan Learning Centre Brantford   
Personalized math and reading programs that make a difference. Check out our STEM after-school programs and summer/winter, March break and PD day camps.

Brantford

Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $199/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 199 6-14 24 Brantford
City of Mississauga   
We offer a variety of camps for ages 4–14. Choose the camp that’s right for your child, whether it’s creative, sports, learning, adventure, swimming, skating, dance or drama we have it all! mississauga.ca/camps

Mississauga

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $115/week
Day, Program, family Coed 115 4-14 25 Mississauga
Sylvan Learning London   
Sylvan EDGE camps and classes will introduce your child to new and fun experiences in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tutoring & homework help also available.

London

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $95/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 95 3-18 26 London
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 27 Burlington, Hamilton, Milton
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

Canning

Art (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 28 Canning
Sylvan Learning Hamilton   
Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps with math, science & writing focused sessions including robotics and coding - High School Prep for Writing, Math & Study Skills - Tutoring in all subjects for JK-GR 12 also available

Hamilton

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 29 Hamilton
Joy of Dance Centre   
Joy of Dance Camps are exciting, challenging and rewarding. We work on building self confidence, awareness, empathy, and how to use dance to express their feelings in a safe and warm environment.

Riverdale, Toronto

Dance (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $170/week
Day, Program, family Coed 170 3-18 30 Riverdale, Toronto
STEM Lab Robotics   
A STEM education provider for students aged 5-17. With our fun and engaging programs like robotics, programming, game development, engineering, and others, we aim to equip students for the challenges of tomorrow.

Waterloo

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Program
from $13/session
Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys 13 5-17 31 Waterloo
Sylvan Learning Burlington   
Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps with math, science & writing focused sessions including robotics and coding - High School Prep for Writing, Math & Study Skills - Tutoring in all subjects for JK-GR 12 also available

Burlington

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 32 Burlington
Institute of Canadian Education   
A personalized interactive Summer Camp, providing more than 25 STEM learning modules in combination with variety of in-door and out-door activities.

New Toronto, Toronto

Education: STEM

  • Ages 5 to 21
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $25/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 25 5-21 33 New Toronto, Toronto
Rooks to Cooks   
A children's cooking school with 10 sessions of unique, intensive cooking camp programs for kids ages 5 and up! Rooks to Cooks will be serving up a full menu of fun! Check out our 12 locations across the GTA.

High Park, Toronto; The Beach, Toronto; Vaughan

Art : Cooking

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $380/week
Day, Program Coed 380 4-16 34 High Park, Toronto, The Beach, Toronto, Vaughan
Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

North Toronto, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • Program
from $325/session
sessions & dates
Program Coed 325 7-18 35 North Toronto, Toronto
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

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $150/month
Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 36 Brampton, Vaughan
E2 Young Engineers-Central Mississauga   
A very innovative after school program that boosts learning of Science Tech Engineering Maths through Lego motorized models building. Used in 43countries around the world. Voted the best by Prince Charles of Whales.

Mississauga

Education: STEM

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $25/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 25 4-12 37 Mississauga
Toronto School of Art   
TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

Brockton, Toronto

Art : Visual arts (multi)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $40/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 38 Brockton, Toronto
Brick Labs   
Discover your "inner brickness" at our fun-filled LEGO-themed Art, Education and Entertainment facility. Parties, Clubs, Camps, Drop-ins and more. Create, innovate and collaborate in 1 of our 4 themed labs.

York Mills, Toronto

Science: LEGO

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $15/day
Day, Program, family Coed 15 5-16 39 York Mills, Toronto
e2 Young Engineers - North Vaughan   
Young Engineers North Vaughan activities includes STEM program,school workshops,after school program, lunch time workshops, Special needs program,Birthdays parties and summer and winter camps

Ontario (4)

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Program, family
from $287/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 287 4-8 40 Vaughan, Woodbridge, King
Sean Boutilier Academy of Dance   
A Dance Academy that offers the very best in teaching staff and facilities to our students. Classes are offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemp, Lyrical & Musical Theatre.

The Queensway, Toronto; Mississauga

Dance (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $199/session
Day, Program Coed 199 3-16 41 The Queensway, Toronto, Mississauga
Brock Youth University   
A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

St. Catharines

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $178/session
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 42 St. Catharines
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

Education: Musical Theatre

  • Ages 12 to 21
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $350/week
Day, Program Coed 350 12-21 43 Downtown West, Toronto
Thornhill Park Tennis Club   
Under the direction of Smash Tennis, Thornhill Park Tennis Club offers beginner, advanced and high performance tennis lessons indoors during the Fall & Winter and outdoors in the Spring & Summer for students ages 4-17.

Vaughan; Thornhill

Sport: Tennis

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $40/day
Day, Program, family Coed 40 4-17 44 Vaughan, Thornhill
KidzWhiz   
Kids technology programs in Lego robotics, animation, game design, Android app development, Minecraft, and programming. Weekly programs, March Break and Summer Camps, and birthday parties available. Participant in FLL.

Markham; Thornhill

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
Day, Program Coed 250 6-12 45 Markham, Thornhill
Bee Smart Learning Centre   
Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, orchestra, theatre and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

Thornhill

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $180/week
Day, Program, family Coed 180 3-16 46 Thornhill
Sylvan Learning Guelph   
Join us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM!

Guelph

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
Day, Program Coed 250 3-17 47 Guelph
Studio PAVAS   
Arts day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

Mississauga

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Program
from $275/week
Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys 275 3-14 48 Mississauga

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