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Zoo camps give kids the keys to the animal cages!

There are several zoo camps across Ontario where kids can spend summer time to get hands on experience with animals and learn firsthand what life is like inside the zoo. Of course, they get to meet many of the animals face-to-face. For kids who love wildlife and animals zoo camp offers the experience of a lifetime.

A zoo camp is usually organized as a residential summer camp program that gives campers a chance to work with animals in a zoological park. Younger children may have activities like games, songs, activities, animal visits, stories, crafts and walk-abouts. Older children may undergo advanced training in zoo maintenance and even animal behavior. Teens can explore animal behavior, wildlife conservation and career options at these zoo camps.

Some activities at zoo camps:
• Daily care of the animals- Cleaning, feeding and watering at the zoo. • Animal sharing: Free time with the animals. • Wildlife safari: Campers learn about wildlife and the environment. Night safaris teach about nocturnal animals.
• Hiking: Learning to identify native plants and animals.
• Orienteering: Using a compass to navigate the woods.
• Animal tracking: Identifying the footprints of deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bears, and more.

Campers can also choose from a variety of activities taught by SCBI scientists and keepers. Outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, tree climbing, sports and campfires may also be included. Talent shows, presentations, biking and outdoor sports are also organized by zoo camps. In fact, these camps may cover every aspect of the zoo and aquarium that affects the wellbeing of the animals like nutrition, enclosures, security, exercise and enrichment, veterinary care, contact with visitors and so on. Campers at zoo camps are taught about endangered species, extinct animals, wildlife art, tribal art and many related subjects too.


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Safari Zoo Camp

PO Box 370, 3667 Concession 6, Orono, Ontario, L0B 1M0

Southern Durham Region
Safari Zoo Camp

This animal camp at Jungle Cat Wold Zoo offers a variety of activities including hiking, swimming, biking and of course animal interaction.
Camp Specialties: Animals, Environment, Outdoor Living, Science [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 19
  • Overnight Camp
  • Adventure
  • Education

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps

288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario,

Toronto
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps

Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 11.
Camp Specialties: Marine Biology, Animals [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 11
  • Day Camp
  • Education

Camp Safari Science

1290 Speers Rd Unit 6, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 1X7

Oakville
Camp Safari Science

At Safari Science camps, kids learn about life and earth sciences, interact with animals, conduct experiments, play games and have other fun with science and learning.
Camp Specialties: Science, Animals [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Year-Round Program
  • Adventure

Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp

361A Old Finch Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5K7

Toronto
Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp

A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where kids (six and older only) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.
Camp Specialties: Animals, Environment [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Day Camp
  • Family Camps/Resorts

Havencrest Riding Academy

4272 Watson Road South, Puslinch, Ontario,

Oakville
Havencrest Riding Academy

Havencrest Riding Academy offers summer and March break day camps to horse enthusiasts between 7 and 14 years of age.
Camp Specialties: Horseback Riding/Equestrian, Animals [more info]

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

Eco Adventure Camp, The Bowmanville Zoological Park

340 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario,

Southern Durham Region
Eco Adventure Camp, The Bowmanville Zoological Park

One of the world’s largest reservoirs of trained animals, at the Eco Adventure Camp at Bowmanville Zoological Park, the animals lead and we follow.
Camp Specialties: Animals [more info]

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Ways of the Woods Day Camp

5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario, L0P 1B0

Milton
Ways of the Woods Day Camp

This Halton region summer camp travels to different conservation areas each week, with various activities. Year round programs also offered.
Camp Specialties: Environment, Animals [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp

361A Old Finch Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M1B 5K7

Toronto
Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp

Located at Toronto Zoo, this offers unique programs to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind the scenes at Ontario's largest zoo.
Camp Specialties: Animals, Environment [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Sunnybrook Stables Riding Camp

1132 Leslie St, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3L7

Toronto
Sunnybrook Stables Riding Camp

This horseback riding camp offers summer camp and March Break programs where campers get twice daily riding lessons and testing.
Camp Specialties: Horseback Riding/Equestrian, Animals [more info]

  • Ages 9 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

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Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre

#10545 Hwy 60, Eganville, Ontario, K0J 1T0

Eganville  •  Ottawa
Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education Centre

This eastern Ontario summer camp offers day and overnight programs and a variety of activities from horseback riding to ESL to paintball, more. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
  • International/Travel

Frontier Trails ESL Camp

10545 Hwy 60, Eganville, Ontario,

Eganville
Frontier Trails ESL Camp

Programs are geared to encourage speaking as opposed to writing proficiency. By using picture images, with English labels, each child gains a certain level of familiarity with the terminology presented. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Traditional
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Circle Square Ranch

Inter-Varsity Camps, 1 International Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H3

Throughout Canada  •  Arden  •  Hamilton  •  Port Sydney
Circle Square Ranch

Circle Square Ranches are life changing Christian summer camps for kids and teens. We offer camp programs for kids ages 6-18, as well as specific programs in leadership development . [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Adventure
  • Traditional

Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp

9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario,

Greater Toronto Area
Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp

An educational day camp for children 8 to 14. Kids get to experience life in the 1860s while playing games and learning new skills. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Earth Studies

197 Fierobin Road, Ladysmith, Quebec,

Ladysmith
Earth Studies

"We (re)connect people to the land," says this outdoor animal husbandry school. The overnight camp (offered year-round) gives youth aged 9 to 22 a fantastic opportunity to interact with animals. [more info]

  • Ages 9 to 22
  • Overnight Camp
  • Education

Camp Kodiak

200 Kodiak Road, McKellar, Ontario, P0G 1C0

Parry Sound
Camp Kodiak

Integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, NLD and AS. Social skills program, academic program and 50+ activities. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Overnight Camp
  • Special Needs

Zodiac Day Camp

501 Arlington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 1T7

Toronto
Zodiac Day Camp

Conveniently located for many GTA parents, this traditional kids day camp offers arts and sports activities, swimming and more. [more info]

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Teen Ranch

20682 Hurontario Street, Caledon, Ontario, L7K 1X1

Caledon
Teen Ranch

A Christian summer camp and year round retreat facility close to the GTA, specializing in horse, hockey, extreme adventure, bmx biking and soccer camps. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Sports

Mansfield Outdoor Centre

937365 Airport Road Unit 1, Mulmur, Ontario,

Mansfield
Mansfield Outdoor Centre

A day and overnight adventure camp nestled in the Niagara Escarpment. Offers biking, horseback riding and hiking to kids aged 4 to 16. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Adventure

Camp Kahuna

5100 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 0P5

Milton  •  Burlington
Camp Kahuna

Halton region camp offering leadership training and a variety of sports including biking, swimming, hiking and much more. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Day & Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Camp Mère Clarac

959 Principale, St-Donat, Quebec,

Mont-Tremblant
Camp Mère Clarac

Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Pickering Horse Centre

3800 Paddock Rd, Claremont, Ontario, L1Y 1A2

Greater Toronto Area
Pickering Horse Centre

A horseback riding camp offering full day and half-day equestrian programs ideal for girls or boys from Ajax, Oshawa, Pickering and elsewhere throughout the GTA. [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Sports

Camp Frenda

1231 Morinus Rd., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0

Port Carling
Camp Frenda

Summer camp in the heart of the Muskokas. Outdoor activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing and many others. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6

Toronto
Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in environment and science as well as arts and more. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Camp Robin Hood

10243 Reesor Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8

Greater Toronto Area
Camp Robin Hood

This summer camp in the Toronto suburb of Markham offers various arts and sports activities including archery, soccer and much more. [more info]

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Day Camp
  • Traditional

Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp

9550 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario,

Vaughan
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp

An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 5 to 14. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Evergreen's Green City Adventure Camp

550 Bayview Ave, Centre for Green Cities, suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3X8

Greater Toronto Area
Evergreen's Green City Adventure Camp

Discover the city's fascinating natural world at Evergreen Brick Works, a kids day adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Kids experience a new side to the city here! [more info]

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Day Camp
  • Adventure

Camp Mariste

8082 Chemin du Lac Morgan, Rawdon, Quebec, j0k 1s0

Rawdon
Camp Mariste

Quebec summer camp with specialized programs in cinema and horseback riding. Activities include numerous other sports. [more info]

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Overnight Camp
  • Traditional

Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.

1183 Grand Rang Sainte-Clotilde, Ste. Clotilde, Quebec, J0L 1W0

Ste. Clotilde
Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.

A bilingual Quebec summer camp with a focus on horseback riding and equestrian instruction. Other activities include sports like soccer and more. [more info]

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Overnight Camp
  • Sports

EduNational Career Planning Programs

3846 Larisa Grove, Mississauga, Ontario,

Throughout Canada
EduNational Career Planning Programs

Students enroll for two years and work at their own pace with a web-based program, research tools, telephone, Skype, and in-house personalized coaching sessions. Students can start at anytime. [more info]

  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Year-Round Program
  • Education

Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT

UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North U5 45, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7L7

Oshawa
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT

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. [more info]

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Day Camp
  • Science
 
 

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