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Boys camps

Camps and programs for boys only

A number of camps offer programming just for boys. Some see boys' only summer camps as offering an opportunity for young men to learn and challenge themselves in an environment where they are not distracted by, or competing for the attention of girls. This is particularly important during the teen years. Boys' summer camps and March break programs afford a unique opportunity for boys to interact exclusively with guys their own age and older strong male role models.

Some parents find that their boys gain specific kinds of confidence during a week or two with males only. At boys' camp, your son will learn to take on responsibilities and tasks and engage in sports and other activities with "the guys." The unique dynamic found in some boys' summer camps are a one-of-a-kind chance to grow and thrive in important ways. Boys have a unique learning style, and uniquely male ways of interacting that can be harmfully stifled in coed environments. The uniquely liberating environment of an all-boys camp offers unique benefits that, in reality, need to be experienced to be appreciated.

There are boys' camps that offer programs for a range of ages, beneficial to a various personality types, from the shy kid to the gangly teenager. A quality boys' camp can offer important and positive influences in a young man's life. Many of the camps listed below offer unique adventures tailored to the needs of boys, exclusively available in these camps for boys only.

Boys camps

Boys in a camp without girls will play, act and react entirely differently. Over the course of a week or longer the setting fosters unique growth (albeit for this shortened period of time). But boys may find that they get dirtier, play harder (or softer) and have different kinds of fun here. Although there are advantages to coed camps and intermixing with girls, time away from this common context can be eye-opening for both the boys and their parents. Some boys find that they have reduced stress and anxiety here, while others may learn how to deal with anxieties found only in this environment. These also support growth in leadership skills, adoption of unique conflict resolution solutions and learning new ways of trusting.

There are traditional day and residential camps that are boys only, as well as sports (including water sports) or wilderness camps. Whatever the focus, boys' camps aim to help build confidence and develop important life skills on the journey to manhood.


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Camp Nominingue   
An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!
Mont-Tremblant
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $765/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Boys7657-160Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.
Brantford
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2205-161Brantford, Ontario
Camp Pathfinder   
Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and exceptional staff.
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $1,200/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Boys12007-162Algonquin Park, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!
Halkirk
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-173Halkirk, Alberta
Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.
Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-174Temagami, Ontario
Camp Mini-Yo-We   
Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $720/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-175Huntsville, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $460/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4605-176Huntsville, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!
Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $399/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys3996-177Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
Teen Ranch   
Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.
Caledon
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed3205-188Caledon, Ontario
YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.
Vancouver; Gibsons
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $139/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-179Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia
Camp Kawartha   
Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.
Peterborough; Lakefield
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $245/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed2454-1710Peterborough, , Lakefield, Ontario
Outward Bound Canada   
Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.
Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $779/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-9911Kananaskis, Alberta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Throughout Canada, Ontario, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Chikopi   
For 99 years Chikopi has something for everyone. If your son enjoys a variety of sports and being outdoors you can stop looking now because you’ll find all that and so much more at Camp Chikopi!
Parry Sound
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $815/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys8157-1612Parry Sound, Ontario
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership program and summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.
Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft
Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • Overnight, Program
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, Program Boys1509-1813Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
Camp Nokomis   
Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff.
Fergus
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,199/session
Overnight Girls, Boys11997-1614Fergus, Ontario
Kilcoo Camp   
Founded in 1932, Kilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps and outdoor education centres. Boys come to Kilcoo from all over the world to engage in over 15 instructed activities.
Minden; Moore Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,700/2 weeks
sessions & dates
Overnight Boys17008-1515Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $993/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls, Boys9937-1616Algonquin Park, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba   
Come and explore the wilderness under trained staff who will guide you into amazing adventures and outdoor experiences. You will learn life skills, build friendships, and have tons of outdoor fun!
Shoal Lake
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $50/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys506-1717Shoal Lake, Manitoba
Camp Kodiak   
Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.
Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed13866-1818Parry Sound, Ontario
Camp de vacances Kéno   
In the heart of a regional park, Kéno offers a life experience. Welcoming campers from Canada and abroad for a full French immersion, Kéno specialises in out-tripping expeditions with stays from 3 to 25 days.
St-Léonard-de-Portneuf
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $205/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed2055-1719St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, Quebec
Gee-Gees Sports Camps   
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.
Ottawa
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day
from $275/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed, Girls, Boys2756-1520Ottawa, Ontario
Camp Hurontario   
A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.
Mactier
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $900/week
Overnight Boys9006-1621Mactier, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!
Rocky Mountain House; Sundre
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $299/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1922Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
Camp U of T Mississauga   
A popular Mississauga summer camp offered on campus, with options including dance, leadership, multi-sports camps, more.
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $260/week
Day Coed2604-1623Mississauga, Ontario
Power4Teens   
A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.
Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $375/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3758-1624Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Torrance, Ontario

Events

March 26, 2019
Camp Nominingue
Parent-Son Information Evening (OTT)
March 29, 2019
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk
Staff Training
April 1, 2019
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk
LIT applications
April 5, 2019
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake
Mother Daughter Weekend

News

March 14, 2019
Teen Ranch
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February 19, 2019
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
The 2019 YMCA Camp Elphinstone Season is Here!
December 11, 2018
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake
EARLY BIRD PRICING!
December 11, 2018
Camp de vacances Kéno
Winner of the 2018 ACQ Award of Excellence
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