The Essential Parent Guide to Summer Camps

Having surveyed the Canadian summer camp landscape for almost two decades, we've accumulated a treasure trove of insights. This is your guide to camps.


  Camp Basics

Is summer camp right for your child? We look at both the benefits and common concerns around camp.


  Types of Camps

From traditional, multi-activity camps to more specialized, focused camps, there is an array of choices for any parent looking to give their child a unique experience. We look at the many options, and list the available camps for each.

Living arrangements




  Choosing a Camp

Guided help for narrowing down your choices. We cover what to look for in a camp, and how to ensure a good fit.


  Preparing for Camp

Physical and mental preparations for summer camp.


  Paying for Camp

Tips and resources around keeping costs down and finding camps that fit your budget.


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