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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Programs specializing in Financial Literacy (2 results)

These camps and kids' programs are focused on financial literacy.

  • Uptown, Toronto
  • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $495
TorontoUptownUptownOntario

Campers will have a blast learning about investing with a hands-on, age-appropriate curriculum, filled with games and lessons Read more

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  • Uptown, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $396
TorontoUptownUptownOntario

Campers will have fun while learning how money works and developing good financial habits, an essential life skill. Read more

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Programs offering Financial Literacy as an activity (26 results)

The following camps offer financial literacy as part of a more varied slate of activities.

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $84
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Train with professional basketball coaches in ball mastery, specific step-by-step skill training, dynamic games, and drills Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $84
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Introduces campers to two of the newest emerging technologies, skills that will be essential for their lifetimes. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

TAC Summer camp is a safe and engaging campy for youth, developing a wide variety of sports and skills! Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
English Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

The courses cover the principles of standard English grammar, sentence structure, and English usage and diction. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
Writing Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

Emphasis on developing students’ analytical and inferential reasoning skills, and on expanding their strategies for writing. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
Math Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

Math drills, application of concepts, problem solving, and building a solid math foundation and developing critical-thinking. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

We engage students in creative, alternative forms of thinking and teach valuable lessons as they embark towards their careers Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $5,500
LakefieldOntario

Students will learn how local environmental businesses operate in a beautiful outdoor setting. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $450
Online

We engage students in creative, alternative forms of thinking and teach valuable lessons as they embark towards their careers Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $350
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

WillowWood offers programs every summer, in-person and/or online. Students in grades 1-8 may join Camp Discovery. Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $2,500
LakefieldOntario

Students will learn how local environmental businesses operate in a beautiful outdoor setting. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

Students create their own business from the bottom up and will have an opportunity to launch their business on Shopify. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $84
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Adventure camp takes campers through premium physical literacy, ensuring campers build a foundation of physical excellence Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 14 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

WillowWood has a long tradition of offering high school credit courses in the summer. Come THRIVE with us! Read more

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  • Kingston, ON
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $995
KingstonOntario

Join the Queen's University community! Industry-leading Academic University Experiences Programs. Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $300
OakvilleOntario

Fun games and activities designed to improve math and reading without even knowing it. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $119
Online

Science is like magic! The world around has so many exciting processes that happen following some seemingly ‘magic rules'! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $440
Online

With over 35+ years of educational experience, we will provide your child with the online tools to excel in all subjects. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $249
Online

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $545
OakvilleOntario

Several different fun and engaging on-campus programs offered each week for students in grades 6-10. Read more

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  • Toronto (2)
  • Age 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $350
TorontoEast-End, East-YorkEast-EndEast-YorkOntario

A warm, welcoming and safe place for children to participate in a wide variety of social and recreational activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $166
Online

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 14 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $239
Online

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
Online

Private or group math sessions and tutoring. Online or in-person. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95
Online

Group classes and tutoring for STEM programming (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math). In-person and virtual program options. Read more

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DAY CAMP
Math
Reading
Summer Camp
Jul 04 - Aug 26, 2022

  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $360
OakvilleOntario

Alongside academics, our summer program is loaded with offsite/outdoor activities, games and trips. Read more

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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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