Top About boot camps for 2024/2025

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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    Camps with therapeutic programming focused on helping troubled youth

    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

    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 14
    • Coed
    • from $100
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    Harbourfront Centre Camps 

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp 

    Since 1979 Harbourfront Centre has offered a variety of summer camps. Choose from 65 different camps including Circus, Arts, Sports, Science and Marine camps. We also offer busing, extended care and meal plans. Read more

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • from $310
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    Block 8 Academy 

    Port Moody

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp 

    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • from $50
    Block 8 Academy505-122022-07-012022-08-01,274,5,288,289,59,291,337,295,9,360,188,daycamp,coed,
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program

    At Serenity Renewal for Families, our mission is to provide hope and support through counselling, educational workshops and programs for individuals and families affected directly or indirectly by addictions.​ Read more

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $1
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    Radiant Girls 

    Burlington; Guelph; King

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

    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence Read more

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Girls
    • from $179
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    Camps with some basic support for troubled youth

    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

    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
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    FEATURED

    YMCA of Greater Toronto Summer Day Camps 

    Throughout Ontario (55)

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp 

    YMCA of Greater Toronto operates 55 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations! Read more

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • from $350
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    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
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    FEATURED

    Outward Bound Canada 

    East York, Toronto; Algonquin Park; Kananaskis; Vancouver; Vancouver Island

    • Adventure (multi)
    • Day Camp, 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 9 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • from $1
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    FEATURED

    Empower Learning Centre 

    Mississauga

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program 

    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now! Read more

    • Ages 2 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $110
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    FEATURED

    Camp Tamarack 

    Bracebridge

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp

    Muskoka summer camp that welcomes campers of all ages, and staff from around the world. Experience our incredible variety of activities including skiing, wakeboarding, tennis, ropes, climbing and more! Read more

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $1,000
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    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 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $450
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    Sports Camps Canada 

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

    • Sport (multi)
    • Day Camp

    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
    Sports Camps Canada2354-172024-03-01,12,3,347,327,54,58,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    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 $460
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    FEATURED

    YMCA of Oakville 

    Oakville

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program 

    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 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $200
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    FEATURED
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp 

    Learn, grow, and play in nature and with animals on our farm near Calgary, Cochrane, and Airdrie. We offer outdoor learning programs and horseback riding programs and camps for all ages. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $250
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    Camp Kennebec 

    Sharbot Lake

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first! Read more

    • Ages 6 to 35
    • Coed
    • from $1,800
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    • Education (multi)
    • Day Camp, Program 

    Leading educational counseling and coaching for students. We offer personalized executive functions coaching, career exploration, post-secondary preparation and application, and strategies for success in school and life. Read more

    • Ages 9 to 19
    • Coed
    • from $340
    Devenish Educational Consulting & Summer Camp3409-192023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,195,366,91,271,181,91,9,32,daycamp,programclass,coed,

    Sparrow Lake Camp 

    Orillia

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Since 1912! Sparrow Lake Camp is a traditional Co-Ed Summer Camp where all are welcome, all are valued, and all belong. Overnight camps for kids 6-16, as well as our friends and family 'Holiday Camp' for all ages! Read more

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $890
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    Easter Seal Summer Camp 

    Kelowna; Shawnigan Lake; Squamish

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Easter Seals camps are for children and adults (6-49) with physical and cognitive disabilities. With fully accessible facilities and specially trained staff, our programs can accommodate campers with all abilities. Read more

    • Ages 6 to 49
    • Coed
    • from $1
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    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 $2,000
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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 $699
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    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 $825
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    The Pine Project 

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

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

    Ontario's leading nature connection organization, offering year-round outdoor education programs for children and youth. Time in nature makes kids happier and healthier. Join us to learn, play and grow in nature! Read more

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $1,215
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    Medeba Summer Camp 

    Haliburton

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, 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 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $405
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    • Arts (multi)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program 

    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 $345
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    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons 

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto

    • Arts: Music (multi)
    • Day Camp, Program 

    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City! Read more

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $425
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    Laurus Summer Camp 

    Throughout Ontario, Quebec (24)

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp 

    Montreal, North & South Shore, and West Island's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend education & specialty training in arts, sports and more! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration opens January 2nd 2023! Read more

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • from $200
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    uOttawa Engineering Outreach 

    Kanata; Orleans; Ottawa; Ottawa South

    • Education: STEM
    • Day Camp, 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 $125
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    • 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 $375
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest3755-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,81,256,5,197,345,150,37,10,9,173,123,24,2,8,3,223,347,28,221,16,322,381,56,382,225,41,133,175,59,288,15,25,31,49,188,0,daycamp,overnightcamp,coed,

    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
    YMCA Wanakita9407-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,133,5,154,22,257,259,258,165,175,37,38,176,150,265,288,59,10,9,173,123,134,88,2,91,33,226,1,8,3,12,347,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,28,221,74,60,260,15,322,16,31,49,56,291,222,188,overnightcamp,coed,

    Cedar Ridge Camp 

    Bancroft

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

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

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $1,325
    Cedar Ridge Camp13256-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,154,5,22,165,138,37,175,147,176,59,288,10,9,173,123,69,134,33,2,91,321,1,226,8,3,224,11,347,12,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,251,28,29,30,222,221,74,139,260,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,161,360,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,

    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 5 to 99
    • Coed
    • from $15
    COOKSMART155-992020-10-012020-11-012020-12-012021-01-012021-02-012021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01,133,5,153,1,319,virtualprogram,coed,

    SportLife 

    Montreal

    • 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 $165
    SportLife1655-152023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,11,3,347,12,327,323,151,380,54,58,251,29,51,74,63,56,322,66,daycamp,coed,
    • Education: Math
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program, Program

    The Mathematics Outreach Office at the University of Toronto encourages the love of learning mathematics through various programs, including enrichment programs, math contests and preparation courses, camps and more. Read more

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $240
    University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics2406-182024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,129,2,304,177,180,268,daycamp,virtualprogram,programclass,coed,

    ARTSies Youth Theatre Programs 

    White Haven, Toronto; Markham

    • Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Day Camp, Program 

    ARTSies provides musical theatre classes, camps, and exciting performance opportunities for youth ages 5 through teens! There's no experience necessary to join our programs. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $40
    ARTSies Youth Theatre Programs405-172024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-01,282,5,150,37,265,288,289,59,337,10,9,342,2,33,91,97,288,37,daycamp,programclass,coed,
    • Education: Leadership (multi)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Overnight leadership camps at beautiful Cowichan Lake! Expand your co-operative leadership and team building skills while connecting with youth from around the province. Experience a summer camp like no other. Read more

    • Ages 14 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $125
    The YES (The Youth Excellence Society)12514-182024-07-012024-08-01,366,2,91,33,275,24,97,260,3,16,322,56,63,347,324,overnightcamp,coed,

    Campfire Circle 

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region

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

    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families. Read more

    • Ages 1 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $1
    Campfire Circle11-182023-07-012023-08-01,256,5,282,263,345,175,37,285,70,288,265,10,9,41,6,81,133,154,22,257,259,258,165,147,38,287,176,274,289,59,291,335,336,292,337,363,297,173,355,123,333,174,134,300,177,24,2,276,1,8,3,12,347,28,221,16,322,25,31,56,64,188,0,daycamp,overnightcamp,coed,

    Edu-Inter French School 

    Quebec City

    • Education: Language Instruction
    • Overnight Camp 

    Edu Inter: 9 camps, 2000+ students, global friends, join us for a summer of learning and fun! Read more

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $950
    Edu-Inter French School95010-172024-06-012024-07-01,170,6,133,5,259,22,258,59,288,79,2,19,54,3,347,58,29,252,overnightcamp,coed,
    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    HOC offers 3 main overnight programs including Hockey, Ultimate (traditional camp) and Water Skiing. HOC offers something for anyone wanting an overnight camp experience in Northern Ontario. Read more

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $1,420
    Hockey Opportunity Camp14207-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,81,320,1,153,276,8,3,12,347,223,63,324,36,346,29,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,64,161,10,5,9,188,overnightcamp,coed,
    • 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 $323
    Gee-Gees Sports Camps3236-172023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,251,3,56,322,33,2,91,259,5,22,258,165,188,347,91,daycamp,coed,

    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 $1,460
    Camp Oconto14604-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,226,1,8,3,11,347,12,15,322,16,25,28,30,31,49,54,56,58,63,74,201,221,224,10,5,9,59,288,123,150,37,165,22,173,174,175,176,41,6,48,81,188,0,overnightcamp,allgirls,

    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
    Scouts Canada2305-262021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-012026-01-012026-02-012026-03-012026-04-012026-05-012026-06-012026-07-012026-08-012026-09-012026-10-012026-11-012026-12-012027-01-012027-02-012027-03-012027-04-012027-05-012027-06-012027-07-012027-08-012027-09-012027-10-012027-11-012027-12-012028-01-012028-02-012028-03-012028-04-012028-05-012028-06-012028-07-012028-08-012028-09-012028-10-012028-11-012028-12-012029-01-012029-02-012029-03-012029-04-012029-05-012029-06-012029-07-012029-08-012029-09-012029-10-012029-11-012029-12-012030-01-012030-02-012030-03-012030-04-012030-05-012030-06-012030-07-012030-08-012030-09-012030-10-012030-11-012030-12-012031-01-012031-02-012031-03-012031-04-012031-05-012031-06-012031-07-012031-08-012031-09-012031-10-012031-11-012031-12-012032-01-012032-02-012032-03-012032-04-012032-05-012032-06-012032-07-012032-08-012032-09-012032-10-012032-11-012032-12-012033-01-012033-02-012033-03-012033-04-012033-05-012033-06-012033-07-012033-08-012033-09-012033-10-012033-11-012033-12-012034-01-012034-02-012034-03-012034-04-012034-05-012034-06-012034-07-012034-08-012034-09-012034-10-012034-11-012034-12-012035-01-012035-02-012035-03-012035-04-012035-05-012035-06-012035-07-012035-08-012035-09-012035-10-012035-11-012035-12-012036-01-012036-02-012036-03-012036-04-012036-05-012036-06-012036-07-012036-08-012036-09-012036-10-012036-11-012036-12-012037-01-012037-02-012037-03-012037-04-012037-05-012037-06-012037-07-012037-08-012037-09-012037-10-012037-11-012037-12-012038-01-012038-02-012038-03-012038-04-012038-05-012038-06-012038-07-012038-08-012038-09-012038-10-012038-11-012038-12-012039-01-012039-02-012039-03-012039-04-012039-05-012039-06-012039-07-012039-08-012039-09-012039-10-012039-11-012039-12-012040-01-012040-02-012040-03-012040-04-012040-05-012040-06-012040-07-012040-08-012040-09-012040-10-012040-11-012040-12-012041-01-012041-02-012041-03-012041-04-012041-05-012041-06-012041-07-012041-08-012041-09-012041-10-012041-11-012041-12-01,48,6,298,81,256,5,133,10,9,134,366,2,91,33,24,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,54,21,36,346,52,367,28,51,221,16,322,25,31,49,56,44,225,188,0,252,programclass,coed,

    Learn & Experience 

    International; Shawnigan Lake

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Overnight Camp 

    L&E World Camps inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning multi-activity programs in Canada and Europe. The camps can be combined with L&E Teen Travel trips to create a summer experience of a lifetime. Read more

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $3,000
    Learn & Experience30008-162024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,170,41,81,256,5,17,133,154,22,257,259,258,165,263,345,70,288,253,150,37,265,59,10,9,173,123,69,174,134,178,177,180,159,196,2,32,79,88,91,33,275,97,226,1,269,8,3,224,12,347,16,322,261,251,26,27,30,31,222,221,194,52,346,54,74,56,58,260,161,24,270,19,28,36,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,

    Steamoji 

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario (11)

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program 

    A STEM / STEAM maker academy for kids that offers after-school programs, year-round 400-hour classes, along with fun camps. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $249
    Steamoji2495-182022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-01,10,5,9,295,355,360,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,196,2,32,160,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,188,daycamp,programclass,coed,

    Kandalore 

    Leslieville, Toronto; 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 over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves. Read more

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $3,595
    Kandalore35956-162024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,81,52,3,346,367,29,221,298,170,41,256,5,133,175,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,174,134,196,2,32,195,20,79,88,91,33,24,137,321,1,226,153,8,11,347,12,327,323,223,194,54,63,21,324,36,27,28,222,74,139,60,260,16,322,201,25,31,49,56,64,161,197,345,69,97,276,251,44,17,263,368,293,164,188,346,91,overnightcamp,coed,

    Academic Camp Canada 

    International; Rothesay

    • Education (multi)
    • Overnight Camp 

    Inspiring academic summer camps - choice of languages, maths, sciences, social studies & arts. You get to explore beautiful the New Brunswick or the cosmopolitan City of London in the UK. Be a Leader course is included. Read more

    • Ages 13 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $260
    Academic Camp Canada26013-172024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,170,81,133,5,59,288,337,10,9,363,173,355,123,69,302,177,178,331,180,332,67,159,68,179,196,2,32,344,342,362,135,278,79,33,91,129,24,97,270,130,50,316,144,315,314,19,153,1,319,224,3,12,347,26,54,58,63,251,28,125,222,260,16,322,31,161,225,181,overnightcamp,coed,

    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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