There are lots of camps in the United States. And across the US, from the east coast to the west, there are great summer and winter camps. For instance, there are camps offered in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Some of these camps are only open to Americans. But many of them are open to Americans, Canadians, and children from a wide variety of countries. Some also offer some special international programs.
US camps, like Canadian camps, offer a wide range of possibilities. They have both day and overnight options. They also offer traditional and specialty programs. And they can focus on sports, arts, and education, among other things. For instance, in the US, there are tennis, swimming, martial arts, dance, acting, science, and ESL camps.
If you’re a Canadian, a US camp offers your child a special opportunity to expand their horizons. Your child will live in a different country and be part of a new community. They’ll make new friends and connect with different people.
For many kids, this means stepping out of one’s comfort zone. And this can be very beneficial. It can lead to growth and maturity. It can also boost one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Many of the things you should look for in a US camp are similar to what you would look for in any type of camp. Most importantly, as a parent, you’ll want to make sure you find the right fit for your child. To do so, you’ll need to reflect on a number of questions about a camp:
On the other hand, if your child is Canadian (or from any country other than the US), there are some special questions you’ll need to consider. They include the following:
Below, we list camps in the United States. To learn more about a camp, click on its Our Kids profile.
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
sessions & dates
Cornell International Summer Debate Camp
Cornell University hosts an International Summer Debate Camp where students from all over the world engage in and advance their argumentation, debate, persuasive communication, and public speaking skills.
Education: Public Speaking/Debate
A coed overnight camp with over 100 activities, including circus arts, musical theater, sports, dance, technology, horseback riding, water sports, extreme sports, gymnastics, archery, role playing games, and much more.
Traditional (multi activity)
Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp
Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.
Reading: Leadership training
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; Downsview, Toronto
A Co-ed Arts Camp situated on a pristine lake. We offer an all-elective program where campers create their own schedule from a wide array of activities such as Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Photography & much more.
from $3,400/2 weeks
Windridge Tennis & Sports Camps
Located in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps stand unique among camps in that we incorporate sports-specialty camps within the traditional framework of a rural New England camp setting.
Me to We Take Action Camp
Take Action Day & Overnight Camp are where young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, games and hands on volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!
Arizona; Bethany; Corktown, Toronto
Education: Social Justice/Empowerment
International Junior Golf Academy
Stay on Top of Your Game with IJGA Golf Summer Camp! IJGA offers coed, summer boarding and day golf camps for the novice to elite level athlete ages 8-19. Choose from Core or Elite Camp Programs.
Bishops Gate Golf Academy
Bishops Gate Golf Academy provides junior golfers with a plan and strategy to get better. Campers receive individualized fitness, mental and technical training techniques to continue improving their game.