Types of kids' camps in East York
Below, find the full breadth of kinds of kids' camp options in East York. Click on each activity and this will take you to our advanced search, where you'll find camps focused on that topic at the top of the list, with those offering it as an activity further down the list.
Sports camps in East York
Sports summer camps in East York offer something for every kid! Camps include those focused on team sports like soccer, baseball, and basketball, as well as individual sports. Find your favourite sport in the list below and find a camp focused on it.
Education camps in East York
Extend learning into the summer at the East York kids’ camps linked to in the lists below. Click on the links and find camps focused on that subject (top of the list) or offering it as an activity.
Technology camps in East York
Whatever your favourite game, platform, or coding language, there's a camp for that! Click on your favourite tech subject below and find East York camps offering that as a specialization (top of the list) or as an activity (further down).
Arts camps in East York
From painting and drawing to dance and musical theatre, camps linked to below offer something for every budding artist. What's your favourite art form?
Special education camps in East York
Exceptional needs camps open up the camp experience for kids and teens with special concerns or facing challenges. Find your child’s special need listed below and discover East York area camps that support that.
More camp types available in East York:
Other GTA municipalities and administrative districts nearby
Just outside of East York, you'll find the following municipalities and administrative districts listing more camps that may be accessible for you. Consider the following options:
Etobicoke summer camps include camps in this former city, now called an administrative district.
Markham kids' camps include camps in this York Region city with a population of over 300,000.
Don Mills summer camps includes all camps in this borough.
Leaside summer camps covers camps in this Toronto neighbourhood.
Leslieville summer camps includes camps in this neighbourhood in Old Toronto.
Toronto summer camps includes all pages throughout the city, from downtown to uptown.
How to find the best camps in East York
To find the best camp for your child, begin with a wishlist. Here are prompts to follow to help you create this:
- How long do you want to go?
- Is an overnight camp on your radar?
- What activities does my child really love? How can we make the most of exploring those interests and passions?
- How far am I willing to travel to bring my child to camp?
- Will I need extra care either before or after?
- Do I need a camp that supports exceptional needs, dietary requirements, etc?
- How much are you willing to pay?
Our Kids offers a summer camp expo in Toronto at which you’ll find many East York kids’ camps and programs. There, you can meet a variety of camps face-to-face, with booths attended by camp counselors and current campers.
If you can’t make it to the expo, you can also reach out to camps through the links above. When reaching out, here are questions that will help you narrow down your options. Each comes with follow-up responses for you to consider.:
- Can the camp provide testimonials from previous families or campers? Do those testimonials or reviews resonate with you?
- How do leaders actively prevent bad behaviour? Do they mention qualifications? Experience? Are counsellors all police-checked?
- Can the camp provide a sample daily itinerary? Which types of activities are covered most in these camps (i.e sports, arts, technology, etc.) How do these match your child’s interests and passions?
- What is the camp’s policy concerning food allergies and special diets?
The benefits of East York kids’ camps
Camp directly benefits kids and families by filling kids’ time with stimulating activities and giving them unique learning opportunities during the long summer months. Here’s a look a some of the secondary benefits kids and parents gain:
- Explore the world. Camp gets kids out of the house, of course, but they also get exposed to things in a less formal setting than school. Camp opens up new learning experiences for kids and there’s a fun social aspect to camp that makes things new for kids.
- Activity and fun exercise. Camp is an ideal way for kids and teens to stay fit and healthy during the summer. There are dozens of different activities at camp, including but not limited to swimming, hiking, track and field sports, and active games like volleyball and soccer. Kids build strength and stamina while learning about teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Through exercise they reduce stress and anxiety, improving mood and even self-esteem.
- Acquire new skills and improve current ones. Specialized camps like those listed in the link lists above offer kids a chance to focus on very specific skills, interests, and passions. The free-form setting of camp makes learning fun. Multi-activity camps can introduce kids to a wide variety of activities that are like a survey of interests.
- Develop independence, responsibility, and other key personal traits. Leaders in business, technology, and the arts attribute key childhood personal growth to their summer camp experience. Camp lets kids be kids and they learn to take initiative, take on unique experiences, and develop leadership. It’s a completely unique experience that fosters remarkable changes in kids and teens. Take a fuller look at how camp develops character traits like courage, creativity, curiosity, independence, interpersonal skills, resilience, and self-control.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many East York camps are there?
There are 7 East York camps that are Our Kids trusted members. In addition, there are 1 options that bus from the area. 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 East York camps?
Fees for East York camps range from FREE to $8,500 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do East York camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 2 through 21.