Financial literacy and money camps for kids

Find the top financial literacy camps in Canada

Financial literacy camps are an increasingly popular option among families in Canada. As your child enters the teen years and starts to think about post-secondary education and a career, they may seriously consider one of these, especially if they’re interested in finance. Read more


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Crescent Camps & Summer Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $60/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed606-170North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & Summer ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Explorer Hop   

Leaside, Toronto

  • Education: Entrepreneurship
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Featured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed3506-141Leaside, Toronto, OntarioEducation: EntrepreneurshipExplorer HopFeatured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre   

York Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $240/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2408-152York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
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Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Now offered online, give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during Academic year and Summer holidays.  Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2752.5-140Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteNow offered online, give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during Academic year and Summer holidays.  Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Discovery Day Camp   

Richmond Hill

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Our qualified, experienced and highly trained staff is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to guide our campers' adventures. The camp everyone can DISCOVER AND GO BEYOND. www.discoveryday.ca Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $440/week
Day camp openCamp Coed4404-151Richmond Hill, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Discovery Day CampOur qualified, experienced and highly trained staff is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to guide our campers' adventures. The camp everyone can DISCOVER AND GO BEYOND. www.discoveryday.ca Richmond Hill, Ontario Day camp Coed

Camp Tournesol   

Ontario (14); Online (1)

  • Education: Language Instruction
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Fun French day camps and overnight trips in Ontario for kids aged 4-14. Year-round 1-on-1 online tutoring and weekly e-classrooms in French, as well as school workshops and overnight school trips for francophones. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $310/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed3104-162Bloor West Village, Toronto, Forest Hill, Toronto, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Oakville, Danforth Village, Toronto, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, York Mills, Toronto, Mississauga, OnlineEducation: Language InstructionCamp TournesolFun French day camps and overnight trips in Ontario for kids aged 4-14. Year-round 1-on-1 online tutoring and weekly e-classrooms in French, as well as school workshops and overnight school trips for francophones. Bloor West Village, Toronto, Forest Hill, Toronto, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Oakville, Danforth Village, Toronto, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, York Mills, Toronto, Mississauga, Online Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed

Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed753-123Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Prestige School Summer ProgrammeA day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Crania Schools   

Online; Waterloo

  • Education: Math
  • Virtual Program, Program

Online after-school and summer classes in Math and Coding for children ages 6 to 16. Programs include Math Fundamentals, Math Enrichment, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Javascript & Python Coding.. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed1496-164Virtual Program, , Waterloo, OntarioEducation: MathCrania SchoolsOnline after-school and summer classes in Math and Coding for children ages 6 to 16. Programs include Math Fundamentals, Math Enrichment, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Javascript & Python Coding.. Virtual Program, , Waterloo, Ontario Virtual Program, Program Coed

Sylvan Learning Burlington   

Burlington; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Sylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12 Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1503-175Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Sylvan Learning BurlingtonSylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12 Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Hamilton; Online

  • Education: Leadership
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $479/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls4797-166Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Active, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging including cooking, parkour, lake days, STEM class, improv, theatre and the arts. We keep your child active and encourage their creativity! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $50/day
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed505-127Port Moody, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging including cooking, parkour, lake days, STEM class, improv, theatre and the arts. We keep your child active and encourage their creativity! Port Moody, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Spirit of Math   

Alberta (1); Ontario (6)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

Does your child love math challenges? Spirit of Math’s summer camps focus on the core topics from our curriculum with an extensive range of fun & exciting summer camps designed to challenge students from grades 2 - 9. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2755-158Leaside, Toronto, Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Calgary, North Toronto, TorontoEducation: STEMSpirit of MathDoes your child love math challenges? Spirit of Math’s summer camps focus on the core topics from our curriculum with an extensive range of fun & exciting summer camps designed to challenge students from grades 2 - 9. Leaside, Toronto, Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Calgary, North Toronto, Toronto Day camp Coed

Camp Three R's   

Oakville

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp, Program

Boost your child's math, reading and writing skills. This program is a fun camp designed to engage children ages 5-10. Needed now more than ever. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed3505-109Oakville, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringCamp Three R'sBoost your child's math, reading and writing skills. This program is a fun camp designed to engage children ages 5-10. Needed now more than ever. Oakville, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Be sure to fully investigate the listings below to find the camp that’s the best fit for your child. Many financial literacy camps have limited space, so consider registering your child as soon as possible. You can also learn about other options for your child, in the content below the list.

Find financial literacy camps near you

There are financial literacy camps across Canada that teach the basics and more advanced features of financial literacy. Find your city in the list below, and find financial literacy camps near you.

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What financial literacy camps teach

Financial literacy camps, broadly, focus on the issue of finance. They cover a wide range of topics, though. Here are just a few examples:

  • How money works in the real world
  • Managing money: spending and saving
  • The value of money 
  • Differences between financial wants and needs
  • How credit works
  • How taxes work
  • How to make money grow
  • Investing money

Kids and teens with an abiding interest in financial literacy, who want to explore this topic throughout the year will benefit from programs that take place at different times of the year. These include

After-school financial literacy programs give kids an opportunity to learn outisde of school hours.

Financial literacy day camps are the most popular way of taking part in a camp like this.

Overnight financial literacy camps offer kids and teens a weeklong (or longer) immersion.

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Why go to a financial literacy camp?

Financial literacy camps help kids and teens explore their interest in finance and the economy, help them clarify their future goals, and can even give them a head start on a career track. Here are some other reasons financial literacy camps are appealing to many, and why you should explore the full variety of financial literacy camps. To read about the benefits of camps in general, read our guide.

Learning opportunities: Your child will learn about various topics related to financial literacy (see above). They’ll be able to turn what may be an interest or a passion into knowledge that’s important, practical, and may lead to future opportunities.

Meet other kids with similar interests: At camp, your child will meet others who share their interest in money matters. They’ll be able to interact, work, and bounce ideas off other kids. They may even make some new friends.

See financial experts in action: Many camps expose kids to real world financial practicum, taught by finance experts already engaged in their field of interest. They may visit with, or be taught by, financial investors and analysts, accountants, stock brokers, economists, and others. 

Learning about financial technology and tools: Your child will be exposed to a variety of media and tools to help them learn about money and eventually work with their finances. They may learn to use such tools as

  • Income tax software
  • Interest calculators
  • Financial goal calculators
  • Mortgage qualifiers 
  • Credit card comparisons 
  • Financial assessment quizzes

Career trajectories in finance

Finance is an extremely broad field of study, and there are many jobs in finance. While it would be impossible to survey the entire landscape, we highlight some possible careers one might pursue with a background in finance (source: balancecareers.com). 

Financial planners crunch numbers and apply principles of accounting to devise plans for investors. They also need to inspire trust in people and promote their services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal financial advisors earned an average of $88,890 in May 2018.

Financial analysts research stocks, bonds, companies, and industries to assist bankers, investors, and corporate finance officers. They build financial models and conduct complex quantitative analyses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analysts earned an average salary of $85,660 in May 2018.

Budget analysts apply principles of finance to projects and proposals in the business, educational, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors. They analyze budgets and evaluate the financial impact of ventures and opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, budget analysts earned an average salary of $76,220 in May 2018.

Actuaries play a leadership role in financially-oriented businesses such as insurance, banking, rating agencies, and accounting firms. They use sophisticated software to perform calculations and represent their findings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, actuaries earned an average of $102,880 in May 2018.

Credit analysts evaluate the financial standing of loan prospects and assess the risks involved with offering them financing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, credit analysts earned an average salary of $71,270 in May 2018.

Questions to ask financial literacy camps

Explore listings on our site to find a wide variety of camps. To learn more about these camps, you can meet many of them at the Toronto Camp Expo. There, you can meet the directors of financial literacy camps face-to-face, ask them whatever concerns or questions you have, and learn what you need to know. 

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What level or age group is your camp intended for?
  • What topics do you cover?
  • Who are your instructors and what are their credentials?
  • What is your method of instruction?
  • What skills and knowledge can my child expect to acquire?
  • What other programs do you have that might interest my child?

Find more tips on choosing a camp in our advice section:

Sources and further reading
Financial Literacy for Kids, National Financial Educators Council
Seven Lessons to Teach your Kids about Financial Literacy, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
How to Teach Kids about Money, Money Prodigy
Best Jobs for Graduates with a Finance Degree, The Balance Careers



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