Top Camps and programs running during school strikes for 2024/2025

Pop-up strike camps and programs available while schools are shut down

With parents’ and families’ concerns top of mind, we’ve built a comprehensive list of camps offering childcare and programming to children aged 2 to 16+. These camps and programs will give kids the opportunity to keep learning and stay active during the strike. Many of these camps and programs are offered at discounted rates.  Read more

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    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids) 

    South Annex, Toronto

    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day, Virtual Program 

    One of Toronto's most creative & diverse camps for over 80 years, offering an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum! Read more

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $630
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    FEATURED

    TAC - Sports, Aquatics and Education 

    Throughout Ontario (8)

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

    TAC Sports, Aquatics & Education specializes in Sports, Swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 3-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead! Read more

    • Ages 3.5 to 16
    • Coed
    • from $250
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    FEATURED

    Le Petit Écolier French Language Centre 

    Brampton; Hamilton; Oakville

    • Education: Language Instruction
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program

    We offer In-Person & Online all year round programs led by expert native teachers. Le Petit Écolier is located in Oakville. Learn to Love and Speak French at LPE! Read more

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • from $160
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    BR Equestrian 

    Milton

    • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day, Virtual Program

    We teach English riding, helping riders age 6 and up build their skills to become successful riders in a positive environment. Whether you're new to horseback riding, or have competitive goals. Read more

    • Ages 6 to 70
    • Coed
    • from $100
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    Athlete Institute 

    Orangeville

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

    Athlete Institute offers a range of Overnight and Day Camps for youth of all ages and skill levels. Basketball, volleyball and multi-sport camps for girls and boys ages 5-18. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $350
    Athlete Institute3505-182022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,327,3,347,323,380,194,54,63,251,260,74,196,2,32,33,91,153,1,276,12,161,28,31,322,56,319,320,329,188,0,347,288,daycamp,overnightcamp,programclass,coed,

    York University; Science Engagement 

    Sentinel Park, Toronto; Markham

    • Education: STEM
    • Day Camp, Program

    An interactive and hands-on STEM experience for youth in grade 3-12. Online and in-person programs available year-round: online STEM Clubs, March Camp, and Summer Camps. Spark Lab for high school students. Read more

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • from $285
    York University; Science Engagement2858-182023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,129,2,24,357,50,130,316,144,315,267,7,268,350,177,332,180,304,67,159,68,351,179,365,182,317,97,314,301,334,daycamp,programclass,coed,allgirls,

    Indus Space 

    Mississauga

    • Education: Space
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program

    Space Exploration-themed STEAM camps and workshops for Grade 1-8 youth. Choose from virtual or in-person programming. Call us today for a free consultation (leave a message on our voicemail). Read more

    • Ages 7 to 12
    • Coed
    • from $15
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    • Traditional (multi activity)
    • Day Camp 

    The Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-12. Read more

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • from $43
    Town of Oakville camps434-122023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-012023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,133,5,59,288,10,9,173,123,67,177,12,3,347,54,58,29,188,0,daycamp,coed,

    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps 

    Downtown West, Toronto

    • Education: Marine Biology
    • Day Camp

    Summer camp at the downtown 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 13. Read more

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • from $280
    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps2805-132024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,144,2,50,7,268,daycamp,coed,

    COOKSMART 

    Mississauga

    • Arts: Cooking
    • Day Camp, Program, 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
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    Where to send kids during school strikes

    Many organizations open their doors to support families in need of care during any school closures that result from strike actions. You can always rely on OurKids.net to find a local camp or program. Here are some ways to find a camp or program open during the school strike.

    1. Find programs nearest your home or work by entering your postal code into our advanced search.
    2. Check out our list of PA day camps and programs (held during strikes and scheduled PA days).
    Where to send kids during school strikes
    Many organizations open their doors to support families in need of care during any school closures that result from strike actions. You can always rely on OurKids.net to find a local program. Here are some ways to find camps open during the school strike.
    1. Find programs nearest your home or work by entering your postal code here
    2. Browse the collection of PA Day Camps (held during strikes and scheduled PA days)
     

    Sources, and more information

    https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-school-strike-will-go-ahead-friday-as-lecce-vows-to-fight-illegal-job-action-1.6136954

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/cupe-workers-strike-waterloo-catholic-upeer-grand-wellington-catholic-boards-1.6636925

    https://toronto.citynews.ca/2022/11/02/education-workers-strike-cupe-offer/


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Camps and programs running during school strikes are there?
    There are 10 Camps and programs running during school strikes that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.

    What are the fees to attend Camps and programs running during school strikes?
    Fees for Camps and programs running during school strikes range from $15 to $2,250 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Camps and programs running during school strikes start at?
    There are programs available for children starting at age 3.5. Family and adult programs are also available.


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