About boot camps

Find camps that specialize in helping troubled teens get back on track

"Boot camps" is a name broadly applied to a wide variety of programs that help troubled youth or teens. Typically, Canada has a low tolerance for these kinds of programs, especially the harsher elements of this industry. Schools and camps listed below answer what parents are looking for when they seek out boot camps. Consult each location listed here or anywhere on our site to find out the effectiveness of their programs and solutions. Read more




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These places help at-risk teens gain life skills and perspective through programming tailored to their needs. Camps here may have professionally-trained leaders and professionally-developed curriculum designed specifically to support them.

FEATURED

St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps   

Mississauga; Orangeville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Our Family of School Camps offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs for campers of all ages. Camps provide opportunities for exploration, creativity and personal growth within a positive atmosphere. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $230
MississaugaOrangevilleOntario
,287,5,37,10,9,79,2,24,268,188,0,daycamp,coed,2303-182022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED

Sports Camps Canada   

Bayview Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Calgary; Vancouver

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day Camp, Program

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! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $235
Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
,12,3,347,223,54,58,188,0,daycamp,programclass,coed,2354-172020-02-012020-03-01

Kinark Outdoor Centre   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $1
MindenOnlineOntario
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COOKSMART   

Mississauga

  • Arts: Cooking
  • Virtual Program

Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has both virtual and in-person options! The kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $12
MississaugaOnlineOntario
,256,5,133,129,2,24,153,1,319,virtualprogram,coed,124-992020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01
  • Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Virtual Program

The Progressive Centre is a tutoring agency that provides educational support programs for students in all subject areas and grades. We offer in-home and online tutoring programs for students in the GTA. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $350
AjaxOnlineOntario
,196,2,32,129,270,19,358,virtualprogram,coed,3504-182021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-01

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Camps, classes and preschool that are Active, Creative, and a Mix of Indoor and Outdoor! From lake days to art/drama classes, abacus math to music - we have a balanced curriculum that keeps the kids engaged. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45
Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
,274,5,288,289,59,291,337,295,9,360,188,daycamp,coed,455-122022-07-012022-08-01

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   

Annex, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto; Deer Park, Toronto

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Virtual Program

Cutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $500
Annex, TorontoDavisville Village, TorontoDeer Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown, Uptown
,342,2,196,32,195,19,270,358,129,virtualprogram,coed,5004-182020-04-012020-05-012020-06-012020-07-012020-08-012020-09-012020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-01
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1
BarrieRed DeerOnlineAlberta, Ontario
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These camps and programs may have a general population of teens, while also offering an environment where kids with struggles can find some support.

FEATURED

Code-it Hacks   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day Camp

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 Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250
Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
,71,5,159,177,281,2,182,50,130,268,179,67,135,68,160,69,9,18,daycamp,coed,2505-172020-07-012020-08-01
FEATURED

YMCA of Oakville   

Cambridge; Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

YMCA of Oakville Child and Youth Programs and Summer Day Camps are offered at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $230
CambridgeOakvilleOntario
,133,5,10,9,24,2,8,3,16,322,25,28,31,36,346,74,56,30,88,91,223,347,33,184,26,221,153,1,276,12,54,188,0,91,346,347,daycamp,coed,2304-172020-06-012020-07-012020-08-012020-09-01
FEATURED
  • Education: Leadership (multi)
  • Overnight Camp

Leadership training for students in Grades 6-12 in the arts, athletics, French language sports, SHSM, school leadership and more. Leadership courses are facilitated by qualified Ontario Teachers. #WeLead Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $240
WashagoOnlineOntario
,48,6,258,5,22,33,2,91,24,153,1,8,3,224,12,347,25,322,223,28,221,54,56,58,260,63,161,275,29,74,88,10,9,173,123,251,194,20,165,175,37,176,150,265,288,59,69,159,177,overnightcamp,coed,24010-182020-05-012020-06-012020-07-012020-08-012020-09-012020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01
FEATURED
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

A traditional camp offering overnight and day camp programs. Activities include horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $280
BrantOntario
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FEATURED
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

JUST BEE YOU is an online summer camp escape to have kids tap into the CERTAINTY of who they are and their own magnificent superpowers. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $250
Online
,337,5,256,133,258,22,197,345,285,37,150,10,9,296,297,173,123,342,2,145,91,270,19,320,1,153,161,3,188,0,virtualprogram,coed,2506-122022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED
  • Education (multi)
  • Program

WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, skills programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $300
Don Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
,196,2,32,195,342,20,278,79,129,97,270,316,50,315,314,268,271,19,320,1,153,276,181,programclass,coed,3006-172022-07-01
FEATURED

Outward Bound Canada   

Don Valley Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Algonquin Park; Kananaskis; Vancouver Island

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight Camp

Outward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment. Read more...

  • Ages 14 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1
Don Valley Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoAlgonquin ParkKananaskisVancouver IslandAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
,170,6,41,81,133,5,69,9,366,2,91,33,275,24,19,226,1,153,28,3,16,322,56,358,20,31,277,196,32,252,overnightcamp,coed,allgirls,allboys,114-192022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $495
HuntsvilleOntario
,48,6,81,150,5,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,69,360,24,2,8,3,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,164,21,324,184,346,36,141,251,28,29,221,74,60,260,15,322,16,201,25,31,56,41,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,allgirls,allboys,4955-172021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   

Leamington; London; Port Severn

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $600
LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
,41,6,81,175,5,37,59,288,10,9,24,2,8,3,223,347,28,15,322,16,31,49,56,357,50,12,63,21,20,88,91,366,33,275,26,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,6005-162022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED
  • Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Day Camp, Program

With our personalised teaching and dedicated teachers, each and every unique student learns and grows! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30
MississaugaOntario
,196,2,32,270,129,271,19,195,342,79,daycamp,programclass,coed,305-182022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-01
FEATURED

Kandalore   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,995
MindenOnlineOntario
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FEATURED

Kids Theatre Camp   

Davenport, Toronto

  • Arts: Acting (Film & TV)
  • Day Camp

Do you have a PERFORMER on your hands? Our week-long camps will explore the world of the performing arts! From commercial, TV & film acting to stage performances and musicals! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $300
Davenport, TorontoOntarioMidtown
,274,5,288,265,289,59,291,337,295,9,342,2,97,270,19,153,1,daycamp,coed,3006-122022-07-01
FEATURED

Onondaga Camp   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,800
MindenOntario
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FEATURED

YMCA Wanakita   

Haliburton Highlands

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $940
Haliburton HighlandsOntario
,48,6,41,81,133,5,154,22,257,259,258,165,175,37,38,176,150,265,288,59,10,9,173,123,134,88,2,91,33,226,1,8,3,12,347,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,28,221,74,60,260,15,322,16,31,49,56,291,222,188,overnightcamp,coed,9407-162022-07-012022-08-01
FEATURED
  • Arts: Music (multi)
  • Program

Musical Futures Summer Camp provides an innovative and immersive experience that exposes youth ages 6-14 to music creation and performance - Vocals, orchestra, rock band & tech tracks. - Ages 7 to 14 - from $150/week Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150
HamiltonOntario
,285,5,37,programclass,coed,1506-142022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
FEATURED

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $599
HamiltonHuntsvilleLand O' Lakes Tourist RegionOnlineOntario
,48,6,298,81,197,5,345,274,288,59,10,9,173,123,174,33,2,91,226,1,16,3,322,25,31,56,64,8,12,347,327,323,223,28,29,30,36,346,221,141,54,74,63,161,363,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,allgirls,5996-172022-07-012022-08-01

Code Ninjas Mississauga West   

Mississauga

  • Education (multi)
  • Day Camp, Program

World class coding and robotics curriculum for kids. After-school programs, Camps, Birthday Parties and much more. Virtual Classes also available. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $129
MississaugaOnlineOntario
,343,177,338,5,197,345,38,37,10,9,296,173,69,300,302,178,334,180,331,332,299,303,266,305,67,304,159,68,301,179,160,2,281,314,268,364,360,365,daycamp,programclass,coed,1295-182022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

LearningRx – Richmond Hill   

Richmond Hill

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Program, Virtual Program

LearningRx strengthens the cognitive skills critical to how students learn and perform. Our research-based program has helped high-performing students and those with LD, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, ASD, brain injuries and more! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $80
Richmond HillOnlineOntario
,195,2,32,129,270,19,181,programclass,virtualprogram,coed,805-992021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01

YMCA of Eastern Ontario   

Brockville; Kingston; Prescott and Russell

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Program

We offer a full range of youth rec programs such as basketball, cycling, karate, swimming & school-break & summer day camps. These are offered in safe environments to help children develop self-esteem & confidence. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1
BrockvilleKingstonPrescott and RussellOntario
,10,5,9,296,297,173,355,123,333,12,3,347,54,63,370,328,224,258,22,165,56,322,276,1,188,9,347,daycamp,programclass,coed,11-182022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Program

Higher Training Basketball Academy, offering: group, private and semi private skills based basketball training. During the holiday's we offer large group basketball classes and travel for tournaments too! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150
BurlingtonOntario
,12,3,347,58,programclass,coed,1504-182021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-01
  • Education: Instructor lead (group)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program

The Cognitive Intensive Program strengthens the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Strengthening this area means a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, learn, participate in and contribute to the world. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 88
  • Coed
  • from $5,000
South Hill, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
,196,2,32,195,320,1,153,319,188,0,daycamp,virtualprogram,coed,50008-882021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Young People's Theatre/YPT   

St Lawrence, Toronto

  • Arts: Theatre Arts
  • Virtual Program

Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering a wide selection of online classes for toddlers to teens, plus in-person options for youth. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $109
St Lawrence, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
,150,5,37,274,288,265,289,59,virtualprogram,coed,1094-182021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-01

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   

Rouge, Toronto

  • Education: Zoology
  • Day Camp

Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $310
Rouge, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
,7,2,50,24,144,28,3,10,5,9,69,123,173,daycamp,coed,3104-162020-06-012020-07-012020-08-012020-09-01

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre   

Ottawa; Renfrew

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

We are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $695
OttawaRenfrewOntario
,48,6,41,81,256,5,133,197,345,10,9,173,123,88,2,91,33,24,226,1,153,276,8,3,224,11,347,16,322,261,21,25,223,27,28,31,36,346,221,54,74,56,139,63,44,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,6956-172021-07-012021-08-01

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp   

Kitchener; Sauble Beach; Waterloo

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Find your next adventure here. Now offering Adventures Day Camps in 5 locations across Ontario plus Overnight and Day Camp in Sauble Beach. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $195
KitchenerSauble BeachWaterlooOntario
,298,6,81,10,5,9,275,2,91,24,16,3,322,56,28,54,347,337,223,366,33,324,260,63,188,0,daycamp,coed,1955-162021-07-012021-08-01

YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y, Wabanaki and Day Camps   

Fergus; Guelph; Huntsville; Stratford; Waterloo

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

Your Camp Adventure Awaits! Experience camp as it's meant to be with the YMCA of Three Rivers. Be part of a 100 year camp legacy. Canoeing, kayaking, sailing, ropes and rock-climbing, biking, drama, archery, and more. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $200
FergusGuelphHuntsvilleStratfordWaterlooOntario
,256,5,70,288,10,9,296,173,123,333,69,344,2,160,268,320,1,153,11,3,347,12,327,323,54,63,27,29,35,139,81,6,59,88,91,33,24,8,36,346,28,60,16,322,201,25,31,369,49,56,188,0,daycamp,overnightcamp,coed,2004-152022-07-012022-08-01
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $260
PictonOnlineOntario
,48,6,170,10,5,9,8,3,11,347,12,16,322,223,31,54,56,260,63,251,64,88,2,91,33,153,1,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,2605-142020-06-012020-07-012020-08-01

Rockstar Music   

Annex, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Arts: Music (multi)
  • Program

Summer band camp, community music programs & private in-home/online lessons. Learn to make music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $30
Annex, TorontoVaughanOnlineOntarioMidtown
,176,5,37,287,285,150,programclass,coed,301-1002022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-01

Medeba Summer Camp   

Haliburton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $299
HaliburtonOntario
,48,6,170,81,10,5,9,174,134,8,3,11,347,12,16,322,223,28,31,36,346,221,54,56,60,260,63,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,2997-162020-07-01

Camp Wabun   

Temagami

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Wabun offers unparalleled wilderness canoe tripping experiences for adolescents. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $4,990
TemagamiOnlineOntario
,41,6,81,24,2,16,3,322,188,overnightcamp,allgirls,allboys,499010-192020-06-012020-07-012020-08-01
  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program

uOttawa Engineering Outreach offers a wide range of programs in engineering, science, technology, and coding for both kids and teens. From summer camps to clubs and afterschool programs, as well as credited courses. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $25
OttawaOnlineOntario
,364,177,300,178,350,266,304,180,67,159,68,351,301,357,2,50,130,316,315,317,268,314,302,349,334,352,332,179,365,303,354,353,331,305,281,144,7,daycamp,virtualprogram,coed,allgirls,255-182021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Camp Oconto   

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,280
Sharbot LakeOnlineOntario
,48,6,41,81,165,5,22,175,37,150,59,288,10,9,173,123,174,321,1,226,15,3,322,16,201,25,31,49,56,8,224,11,347,12,28,30,221,54,74,58,63,363,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,12804-162021-06-012021-07-012021-08-01

The Pine Project   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Haliburton Highlands

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program

Ontario's leading nature connection organization, offering year-round outdoor education programs for youth. Time in nature makes kids smarter, happier, and healthier. Join us for weekly adventures this school year! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $850
Bloor West Village, TorontoEast York, TorontoHaliburton HighlandsOntarioEast-York, West-End
,81,6,10,5,9,134,33,2,91,24,7,50,153,1,276,28,3,170,41,133,88,8,16,322,25,56,daycamp,overnightcamp,programclass,coed,8501-162022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-01

Kilcoo Camp   

Moore Park, Toronto; Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

"Maker of Men". Founded in 1932, Kilcoo has earned the reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Boys
  • from $1,375
Moore Park, TorontoMindenOntarioMidtown
,48,6,41,81,59,5,288,10,9,174,134,226,1,276,8,3,11,347,12,15,322,16,25,251,223,28,29,31,36,346,222,221,49,54,56,58,260,63,44,188,0,overnightcamp,allboys,13757-152020-06-012020-07-012020-08-01

Steamoji   

Vancouver; West Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Program

A STEM / STEAM maker academy for kids. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $299
VancouverWest VancouverBritish Columbia
,10,5,9,295,355,360,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,196,2,32,160,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,188,daycamp,programclass,coed,2995-182022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-01

SportLife   

Montreal; Pierrefonds

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day Camp

A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150
MontrealPierrefondsQuebec
,11,3,347,12,251,29,51,151,54,56,322,58,63,74,66,daycamp,coed,1505-152021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

YMCA Camp Pine Crest   

Torrance

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

With 100+ years of overnight camping excellence, we provide programming for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends , and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $390
TorranceOnlineOntario
,48,6,81,256,5,197,345,150,37,10,9,173,123,8,3,16,322,223,347,28,221,56,25,31,54,59,288,133,175,41,260,20,2,33,91,49,188,0,daycamp,overnightcamp,coed,3905-162020-06-012020-07-012020-08-01

Camp Boomerang   

Caledon

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

A traditional camp experience with a twist - a rotational schedule with specialty trained staff. Small groups with 1:5 staff to camper ratios. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $250
CaledonOntario
,48,6,298,256,5,17,282,133,257,22,341,345,263,368,293,197,71,253,138,37,175,147,274,288,70,265,336,292,361,337,10,9,296,363,297,173,295,340,355,123,333,69,360,344,2,88,91,33,160,24,226,1,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,323,223,151,54,63,164,65,27,28,254,222,221,255,139,260,56,322,326,161,225,188,0,252,daycamp,coed,2504-122022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Cool Academy   

International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

Cool (Collaborative Online Overpowered Learning) Academy provides D&D to 3D design, virtual theatre, yoga, art, baking, coding, game play or story writing. Run by teachers, we have what you need at Cool Academy! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $150
InternationalOnlineInternational
,256,5,341,345,59,288,337,10,9,364,177,304,180,159,196,2,32,129,268,19,153,1,161,3,188,virtualprogram,coed,1508-162022-07-012022-08-01

Sylvan Learning Oakville   

Oakville

  • Education (multi)
  • Program

At Sylvan Learning of Oakville, we offer tutoring and enrichment in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as homework support, SAT and additional test prep courses and more. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30
OakvilleOnlineOntario
,129,2,79,358,programclass,coed,305-182022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

Explore unique science and technology camp programs at Ontario Tech, including LEGO, Coding, Minecraft, Math, Engineering, and more! In-person and virtual camps available. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $75
OshawaOnlineOntario
,302,177,159,68,351,179,365,266,18,188,virtualprogram,coed,allgirls,756-172022-03-01

Active Scholars   

Humberlea, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Ajax

  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235
Humberlea, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoAjaxOntarioNorth-York, Uptown
,295,5,9,69,360,67,177,159,68,301,160,2,281,314,268,12,3,347,188,0,daycamp,coed,2357-132022-07-01

Scouts Canada   

Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario (8)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Program

Scouting isn't an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 26
  • Coed
  • from $230
Willowdale, TorontoCalgaryEdmontonHalifaxLondonMississaugaOttawaVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, OntarioNorth-York
,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,2305-262021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-012038-01-012038-02-012038-03-012038-04-012038-05-012038-06-012038-07-012038-08-012038-09-012038-10-012038-11-012038-12-012039-01-012039-02-012039-03-012039-04-012039-05-012039-06-012039-07-012039-08-012039-09-012039-10-012039-11-012039-12-012040-01-012040-02-012040-03-012040-04-012040-05-012040-06-012040-07-012040-08-012040-09-012040-10-012040-11-012040-12-012041-01-012041-02-012041-03-012041-04-012041-05-012041-06-012041-07-012041-08-012041-09-012041-10-012041-11-012041-12-01

Laurus Summer Camp   

Throughout Quebec (16)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Montreal, Laval and West Island's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150
BeaconsfieldBlainvilleBoisbriandBrossardDollard-Des-OrmeauxDorvalKirklandLasalleLavalMontrealSainte-Anne-de-BellevueVaudreuil-DorionWestmountQuebec
,256,5,133,259,22,258,165,197,345,339,37,285,150,70,288,59,10,9,173,123,67,177,68,135,2,79,33,91,129,24,144,50,267,317,7,268,153,1,319,276,12,3,347,29,54,74,161,88,226,35,357,337,265,291,69,196,32,275,145,251,360,366,188,0,daycamp,coed,1503-152022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

KIDCoders Academy    

Montreal

  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp

KIDCoders Computer Academy teaches coding, problem solving & STEM skills. Kidcoders will ensure your child has a fun-filled & balanced summer with our combination of indoor & outdoor activities. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $649
MontrealQuebec
,263,5,345,293,197,173,9,338,364,177,300,178,349,266,332,180,343,159,68,351,301,179,365,129,2,270,137,314,54,3,347,56,322,18,daycamp,coed,allgirls,allboys,6498-152022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Gee-Gees Sports Camps   

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $240
OttawaOnlineOntario
,133,5,188,daycamp,coed,2406-172020-07-012020-08-01

Fraser Lake Camp   

Bancroft; Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

We have a rich history and a rooted community. We provide a variety of land and water sports in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our staff are positive role models and the culture they create is our biggest asset. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $476
BancroftWhitchurch - StouffvilleOntario
,48,6,41,81,175,5,37,339,274,288,10,9,88,2,91,33,24,321,1,226,320,153,12,3,347,327,223,28,222,221,54,63,8,16,322,31,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,4768-162021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Neilson Park Creative Centre   

Markland Wood, Toronto

  • Arts (multi)
  • Day Camp, Program, PA Day

Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $100
Markland Wood, TorontoOnlineOntarioEtobicoke
,10,5,9,173,123,174,281,2,24,363,355,333,daycamp,programclass,paday,coed,1005-132021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Tillsonburg

  • Education: Leadership (multi)
  • Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Virtual Program

Small girls Wellness & Leadership camps lead by prof. coaches, chef's & teachers. Featuring Cooking, Adventure, Creative Arts, Horse Retreats, Spa and Self Care, Leadership & Friendships, Entrepreneurial Skills, & More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $100
BurlingtonTillsonburgOnlineOntario
,87,1,153,276,19,2,33,91,97,275,28,3,161,225,10,5,9,59,288,69,123,133,173,48,6,81,295,333,88,366,145,24,320,319,329,328,360,358,289,337,355,338,342,135,278,281,56,322,41,174,overnightcamp,daycamp,virtualprogram,allgirls,1007-162020-07-012020-08-012020-09-012020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01
  • Arts (multi)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp

SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $335
CanningNova Scotia
,81,6,274,5,288,165,22,197,345,71,150,37,265,59,10,9,173,123,69,174,178,177,179,68,67,281,2,24,182,50,130,160,144,7,137,268,19,251,3,223,347,54,364,361,360,363,365,358,357,28,154,196,32,88,91,33,275,38,138,147,175,176,172,daycamp,overnightcamp,coed,3355-182020-08-012020-09-012020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01

Trellis Society   

Calgary

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Trellis offers safe and confidence building camps, year-round clubs and after-school programs for kids and teens in all four quadrants of Calgary. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 24
  • Coed
  • from $200
CalgaryOnlineAlberta
,10,5,9,173,123,355,302,177,159,317,2,50,17,282,197,345,24,357,144,267,7,59,288,188,0,daycamp,coed,2005-242022-07-012022-08-01

GTA Mavericks Basketball Association   

Thornhill; Vaughan

  • Sport: Basketball
  • Day Camp, Program

GTA Mavericks offers year round programming including summer camps, house leagues and rep teams while also providing additional programs such as Private Training, Skill development sessions, Parent-Player shootarounds. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $20
ThornhillVaughanOntario
,88,2,91,366,33,319,1,276,12,3,347,327,54,63,251,daycamp,programclass,coed,203-172022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01

Cedar Ridge Camp   

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900
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Camp Mishewah   

Killaloe

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

Mishewah, on Round Lake, offers youth camps for ages 8-19, family camps, seasonal camping, and campsite rentals. Activities include swimming, canoeing, sailing, crafts, archery, fishing, sports, campfires and more! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $535
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Bayview Glen Camp   

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp boasts ample outdoor greenspace, a full size turf sports field, and air conditioned buildings. They offer specialized sports, arts, and coding/robotics camps. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $650
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It should also be noted that we also list weight loss camps which can also called kids fitness boot camps.

More about boot camps

Boot camps are sought out by some parents as a quick fix to help children involved with drugs, promiscuity and any other self-destructive behaviour. But Gordon Hay of Venture Academy, a residential treatment facility and an expert on troubled teens, says boot camps are "on the way out." He notes that boot camps have traditionally focused on things like discipline and physical conditioning, much like army training camps on which they were modeled and named after.

While these camps can appear to help teens, the improvement often does not last long. The focuses of these camps are largely external, while what is truly required is treatment and rehabilitation focused on internal changes like self-esteem and coping mechanisms. The drills, ceremony and discipline of boot camps does not teach students real skills to move past delinquent behaviour, according to Hay and many other experts in the "troubled teen" industry.

About boot camps

Should you send your child to a boot camp?
A traditional boot camp can have benefits to teens in that it can get them away from their negative environment, from access to harmful substances and force them to take perspective on negative behaviours. Boot camps can be a catalyst for change but they typically do not go deep enough in teaching children better behaviours.

Some youth do benefit from these programs, away from the pressures of a public school environment or the presence of drugs, etc. The schools listed below have developed sensitive treatment programs that focus on kids owning their behaviour, developing appropriate life skills and learning to avoid negative behaviour and situations.

Disclaimer
For the purpose of the discussion above, we focus on boot camps, being a term that many parents seek out when distressed by troubled adolescents. The term "boot camp" for troubled teens is used often as loose terminology for "wilderness treatment" for troubled teens or "military school" for troubled teens. While many of the programs and schools listed below deal with troubled youth, they may not wish to qualify themselves as "boot camps" per se.



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