Financial literacy and money camps for kids

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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 & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

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

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 $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-170North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & 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, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Read more...

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $450/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed45013-171Virtual Program, , Lakefield, OntarioEducation (multi)Lakefield College School Summer ProgramsTransformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Virtual Program, , Lakefield, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • 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 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-152Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)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. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill

  • Arts (multi)
  • Program

Online group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Program openCamp Coed24010-253Richmond Hill, OntarioArts (multi)eProgramsOnline group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Richmond Hill, Ontario Program Coed
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The following camps offer financial literacy as part of a more varied slate of activities.

The Hoop Factory   

Ajax; Markham; Pickering

  • Sport: Basketball
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Camp/program teaching the fundamentals in basketball, balance, footwork to players at all levels. A fun, high energy camp for boys/girls of all ages. Christmas Holiday-March Break-Summer Break #BuildingBetterBallers Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed2005-180Ajax, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Pickering, OntarioSport: BasketballThe Hoop FactoryCamp/program teaching the fundamentals in basketball, balance, footwork to players at all levels. A fun, high energy camp for boys/girls of all ages. Christmas Holiday-March Break-Summer Break #BuildingBetterBallers Ajax, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Pickering, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   

Don Mills, Toronto; Thornhill; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, 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/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2503.5-161Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, OntarioSport (multi)TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic CampsTAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead! Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Our online programs include Enrichment Classes for Language Arts, Math or STEAM for students in Gr. 1-8 and Online Credits for students in Gr. 9-12. Our day camp for campers in Gr. 1-8 provides a fun way to spend summer. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $199/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1994-182Newmarket, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Pickering College Credits, Enrichment Programs and CampsOur online programs include Enrichment Classes for Language Arts, Math or STEAM for students in Gr. 1-8 and Online Credits for students in Gr. 9-12. Our day camp for campers in Gr. 1-8 provides a fun way to spend summer. Newmarket, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

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

The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $420/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4202.5-143Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteThe SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day 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 $350/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed3503-124Willowdale, 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
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

A specialized summer camp to support English and French learning. We offer over 10 programs to support literacy and language for kids of all ages. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $220/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2204-185Virtual Program, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) l'Académie Crème de la Crème A specialized summer camp to support English and French learning. We offer over 10 programs to support literacy and language for kids of all ages. Virtual Program, Quebec Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed455-126Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Port Moody, British Columbia Day camp, Program Coed

LOGIMIX   

Mississauga; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

LOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4010-207Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringLOGIMIXLOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Spirit of Math   

Ontario (7); Online (1)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, 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
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed2755-158Leaside, Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, North Toronto, Toronto, OnlineTraditional (multi activity) Spirit 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, Markham, Richmond Hill, North Toronto, Toronto, Online Virtual Program, Day camp 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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