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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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  • 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

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $30/session
    Program Coed 30 4-16 0 South Annex, Toronto
    McMICHAEL ARTVENTURE CHILDREN’S CAMPS & PROGRAMS
    Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $104/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 104 5-15 1 Vaughan
    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 2 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Oakville Arts Studio
    Art Summer camps sketching, painting, illustration, sculpture, printmaking Musical training, hiper realism, studio times, gallery space 2 musical nights per month, latin and jazz for ages 3 and up, teens & adults; .

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $66/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 66 3-99 3 Oakville
    KNB Learning
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO after-school & weekend classes & camps for kids 3-16 years, in Oakville. 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 4 Oakville
    GTA Photography Classes : Camps
    Photography & Video Camps for kids & teens (ages 8-18). Campers learn from professional photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience!

    Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

    Visual arts: Photo/Video
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 399 8-18 5 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
    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 6 Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Vaughan, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London
    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 7 Brockton, 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

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 8 Downtown West, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Beaches
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic Summer camps at Sylvan in the Beaches (Toronto).

    Birch Cliff, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 9 Birch Cliff, 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

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $50/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 10 Burlington, Hamilton
    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.

    Vaughan; Aurora

    Sport: Baseball/Softball
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $185/session
    Day, Program Coed 185 6-14 11 Vaughan, Aurora
    Ski-Mazing Watersports School
    Haliburton’s ski, wakeboard barefoot water sports school offering specialized lesson programs for all ages / abilities. Waterski Wakeboard Canada certified instructors NCCP Coaches. Parasailing and flyboarding offered

    Haliburton

    Sport: Waterskiing/Wakeboarding
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $550/week
    Day, Program Coed 550 5-15 12 Haliburton
    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 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $224/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 224 4-18 13 Ottawa
    JEI Learning Center-Canada
    Our mission is to support, facilitate, and help children by providing a high quality supplementary education so that all children can achieve academic success in math, reading, writing and critical thinking.

    Ontario (4)

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $175/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 175 4-15 14 Vaughan, The Queensway, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Weston, Toronto, Mississauga, Markham
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Vaughan
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Vaughan (near Vaughan Mills).

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 15 Vaughan
    Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
    Dream big for learning--a few weeks of instruction can change learning for life!

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (one on one)
    • Ages 4 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $125/session
    Day, Program Coed 125 4-100 16 Don Mills, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Markham
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Markham.

    Markham

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 3-15 17 Markham
    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 $36/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 36 4-14 18 Mississauga
    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 19 Thornhill, Markham
    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!

    Davisville Village, Toronto; The Beach, Toronto; Baby Point, Toronto

    Art : Cooking
    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $380/week
    Day, Program Coed 380 5-14 20 Davisville Village, Toronto, The Beach, Toronto, Baby Point, 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

    Education: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 12 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $350/week
    Day, Program Coed 350 12-21 21 Downtown West, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Burlington
    TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

    Burlington

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 22 Burlington
    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 23 London
    Abilities Centre
    A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

    Whitby

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 190 4-13 24 Whitby
    RVDL Soccer Academy
    RVDL Academy offers a FUN immersive Soccer environment for all players to excel. Our Camps, the Academy (SAAC League) and the RVDL Soccer School program are delivered by Professional highly experienced coaches.

    Ontario (6)

    Sport: Soccer
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    Day, Program Coed 250 6-16 25 Oakville, Mississauga
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $380/week
    Day Coed 380 4-12 26 Bloor West Village, 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 27 Mississauga
    Sylvan Learning Oakville
    At Sylvan of Oakville, we know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores.

    Oakville

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 195 5-18 28 Oakville
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 350 6-12 29 Islington Village, Toronto
    Magical Horses Summer Camp for Kids & Teens
    A small low ratio horse camp, set on a farm in the Ottawa Valley that will nurture your child’s interests. With a natural and holistic approach we can be flexible to your child’s special requirements and personality.

    Eganville

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 9 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $990/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 990 9-14 30 Eganville
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Etobicoke
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM camp at Sylvan Etobicoke (Islington and Bloor).

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 5-18 31 Islington Village, Toronto
    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 32 St. Catharines
    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 33 Riverdale, Toronto
    The Play Series
    Innovative drama programs designed to introduce (active) kids to a lifelong love of theatre arts in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Willowdale, Toronto; Downtown East, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 7-13 34 Willowdale, Toronto, Downtown East, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Pickering
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Pickering.

    Pickering

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 35 Pickering
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Erin Mills
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Erin Mills (Mississauga).

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 36 Mississauga
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 25 4-12 37 Mississauga
    Blyth International Summers Program
    This summer travel program takes students to a variety of European and International destinations, engaging them in a unique and beneficial world academic and community service programs.

    Annex, Toronto

    Education: Credit Courses
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, Program
    from $750/week
    Overnight, Program Coed 750 13-18 38 Annex, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Hamilton
    TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

    Hamilton

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 39 Hamilton
    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 40 Guelph
    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 41 York Mills, Toronto
    Vianney Academy of Learning Inc.
    Vianney's campers enjoy a balanced mix of academics and activities. This is a unique opportunity for your children to enjoy a break from school while keeping their minds engaged.

    Mississauga

    Education: Academic/Tutoring
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 4-14 42 Mississauga

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