Types of camps in Oshawa
A number of camps in the region offer experiences year round. March Break kids' camps and other holiday camps are intensive learning opportunities lasting the week. Like summer camp, these are a great way to spend off-school time in a positive environment with unique growth possibilities. After school programs in the region are a helpful means of augmenting learning and physical activity. Listed below, you'll find links to all the camps and programs that match the activity listed, with specialized camps at the top of the list.
Sports camps in Oshawa
Oshawa has many camps focused on sports. It's an opportunity for kids to practice and play team sports like basketball or soccer, or take part in individual sports like tennis or martial arts. Oshawa summer sports camps keep kids active and fit. Find your favourite sport below, and find camps focused on it at the top of the list and camps teaching it, below those.
Education camps in Oshawa
Education camps in Oshawa hone kids' and teens' learning and academic skills. Below, find links to options for struggling students or for students who just love independent learning. Tutoring programs are popular, as are STEAM programs that offer kids a holistic approach to acquiring practical tech skills.
Technology camps in Oshawa
Oshawa technology camps teach kids practical applications of tech and its everyday importance. Find your favourite tech interest in the list below and find camps and programs teaching that.
Arts camps in Oshawa
Camps throughout Oshawa focus on arts, giving creative young minds opportunity to indulge in focuses as diverse as performing arts and visual arts. Find your favourite art form below and find camps and programs teaching that.
Special needs camps in Oshawa
Oshawa camps give children with special concerns a fun learning experience. Find your child's special need listed below, and find camps with support for that:
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What are the benefits of kids’ camps in Oshawa?
Social growth. We're social animals, and it's good for kids to expand their circle of friends and experiences, no matter who they are, extroverted or introverted. Camp is always a new social experience, even if kids attend the same one, year after year. An Oshawa or Pickering kids' camp removes some personal barriers found in more formalized school settings. There are opportunities that go beyond academics, with unique activities like talent shows, for example. Many kids open up in the freer summer camp environment, while they may have anxiety or other detriments in a school environment. In camp, you just never know what can happen.
Exposure to new things. Mixed activity camps or multisport camps are just two ways that kids can encounter experiences they would not otherwise face. In some cases, this can be eye-opening, where kids can learn about something they never knew they liked doing. Sometimes, camp can be the only opportunity for kids to learn more about something in which they are only casually interested, such as game design, for example.
Physical activity. Camps open up kids to a variety of physical activities beyond sports. Fun, non-competitive camp activities like dodgeball, foursquare, capture the flag and other such games get kids active. They have fun in a more inclusive, less competitive way than that seen in dedicated sports summer camps or in competitive school sports.
Learning. Camps in Oshawa offer intensive learning experiences, such as that found in science or tech camps. That said, any kind of day camp offers learning, of course. If you're interested in education-focused camps (including those outside Durham Region) you can use our site to learn more about learning camps ranging from STEM camps to zoology camps to writing and journalism camps.
Finding the right camp for your child
Kids can dream of becoming the next Einstein or great culinary expert at camps in Oshawa, Ontario. With a wide range of activities available, summer camps in Oshawa offer youth an opportunity to become more physically and mentally active in either day or overnight camps. But how do you find the right camp? We recommend that you start early in the year.
You can research online and compare camps using links above. OurKids.net also offers The Toronto Summer Camp Expo every February, featuring top camps from Oshawa and Durham region as well as the rest of Ontario and Canada. There, you can speak one-to-one with camp leaders and current campers who share their experience and answer questions face-to-face.
When speaking to camps, either at the expo or by contacting them from links above, here is a list of questions to help you narrow down your options.:
- What is the camp itinerary, and how are days divided between activities?
- What is the average camper-to-counselor ratio for camp sessions?
- How are camp leaders trained? Are all camp leaders certified in First Aid, CPR, or lifeguard training? Are they all counselors police-checked?
- How do you deal with behavioral problems in camp?
- Does this camp offer financial assistance? What are the preferred payment methods?
- Can the camp provide testimonials from previous families? (Some of these are available in camp profiles linked to above.)
- What support is there for children with extra needs?
- What kind of before and after care is available? How long is it available?
- Does the camp provide meals or snacks? Are there protections against food allergies that parents need to know about? What dietary restrictions does the camp accommodate (religious diets, allergies, etc.)?
- Do you have a strict packing list? When do parents receive this information?
Combine this with more advice across Our Kids:
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Kids' Camps in Oshawa are there?
There are 5 Kids' Camps in Oshawa 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 Kids' Camps in Oshawa?
Fees for Kids' Camps in Oshawa range from $80 to $875 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do Kids' Camps in Oshawa start at?
There are programs available for children aged 4 through 18.