Types of Etobicoke kids' camps
Etobicoke families can find camps focused on specific activities kids love, linked to below. Lists prioritize camps specializing in the activity selected, and also include camps that offer it as an activity (further down the list).
Kids' sports camps in Etobicoke
Sports camps are a great way for kids to gain valuable experience working both collaboratively and independently. Sport camp also teaches kids and teens to be inclusive, self-aware, and active team members. All skills levels and ages are welcome at these camps. Our advanced search lists over 50 sports! Find your favourite type in the list below and find camps teaching that activity.
Education camps in Etobicoke
Learning is made fun through hands-on activities and games taught by certified educators at the camps linked to below. Not only does your child have fun with each subject, but they also gain transferable skills that can be highlighted on job or postsecondary applications. Etobicoke academic camps stimulate your child all year round improving their academic performance. Find your favourite subject in the list below and find a camp teaching that in your neighbourhood.
Computer and technology camps in Etobicoke
At technology camps, kids and teens work with professional equipment and tools, including renowned programming languages, micro:bit hardwares, and Lego, for example. Your child solves math, science, and design problems with other campers as they create unique tech projects. Find your favourite technology subject below and find camps teaching that subject.
Arts camps in Etobicoke
Artistic Etobicoke kids and teens harness their creativity at camps linked to below. Specialised arts camps encourage campers in all art forms, including music, dance, arts and crafts, painting, drawing, and performing arts. Find your favourite subject in the list below and find camps teaching that subject.
Exceptional needs camps
Etobicoke camps promote diversity, recognizing that campers come with many different needs. For children with learning, motor, or physical disabilities, many camps listed above include mild to full accommodation for their needs. In the list below, find your child’s exceptional need and find camps that offer support for that need.
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Choosing the right Etobicoke camp
Etobicoke spans over eleven different neighbourhoods which are home to the various camps listed above. You may find it easier to use our advanced search in your research, which easily identifies which camps are available closest to you.
There are many camps and programs to choose from. This includes both day and overnight options. It also includes special needs camps, such as troubled teen camps.
Some of these are specialty camps focusing on one or more sport, art, or educational activities. For instance, there are camps offering soccer, tennis, dance, cricket, music, debate, and computer programs. Other camps are traditional, meaning they offer a wide range of activities. These might include swimming, waterskiing, canoeing (and other watersports), arts and crafts, and hiking.
Choosing the right camp for your child is an exciting, yet important decision. Here are a few questions to consider asking camp leaders prior to enrollment:
- Are camp leaders able to provide an itinerary for the day and/or week? Who should be contacted if a child needs to be withdrawn from an activity?
- Are camp counsellors trained in CPR, First Aid, and lifeguarding? How recent is their certification? Are police checks conducted for every camp leader?
- How do camp leaders ensure that activities are conducted safely? How many camp leaders are present at all times?
- Do groups split up at camp or are all kids mixed together?
- Are meals and snacks provided? Where do parents and guardians indicate their child’s dietary requirements?
- Is before and after care available? Does it cost extra? What time do those begin and end?
- How is discipline handled at camp? Can you provide an example of a time when bad behaviour was dealt with?
- Can you provide a packing list? If an item is forgotten or unattainable, will it be provided at camp (i.e. snacks, water, sunscreen, towel)
- Do camp leaders have experience leading children through this activity?
- How are children with disabilities accommodated in camp?
The benefits of Etobicoke kids’ camps
Some benefits of camp include:
- Explore the city and the world. Excursions are often integrated into the curriculum of a summer camp, to extend children’s learning experience and love of their city. Etobicoke camps have the city of Toronto as their playground, and kids and teens may travel to The ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Ontario Science Centre, Casa Loma, and more. Camp opens up many learning opportunities that are simply not available in school.
- Acquire new skills and improve current ones. Camps are an ideal way for kids and teens to develop and broaden their range of skills. At multi-activity camps, kids take part in activities of all types. As seen in technology and education camps linked to above, there are a wide array of learning opportunities. Having a broad range of skills increases the academic and professional opportunities children may find later in life. These camps allow children to find their passion and where they feel most confident. Camp’s freeform setting makes learning fun. Many adults trace finding their calling to a camp experience.
- Develop independence and leadership. Away from the oversight of parents, kids and teens grow by leaps in bounds in independence. As they attend more camps, they develop critical leadership qualities. All types of camps include opportunities for collaborative work, where kids and teens work together to complete tasks and solve challenges. Kids and teens learn how to manage conflict, communicate with other campers, and create a supportive environment together. Responsibility and empathy are skills gained through these experiences and benefit kids and teens at school, home, and work.
- A casual no-pressure setting that emphasizes fun. Sports games, art showcases, and technology competitions are all healthy fun at camp. School, organized sports, and other settings can be competitive and some kids’ self esteem may suffer when they lose games or get poor grades. Camp is pure fun, where kids gain new skills without the risk or the rejection they may feel in other areas. There are no entrance or final exams at camp.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many Etobicoke camps are there?
There are 11 Etobicoke 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 Etobicoke camps?
Fees for Etobicoke camps range from $18 to $725 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do Etobicoke camps start at?
There are programs available for children starting at age 2. Family and adult programs are also available.