PA and PD day camps

PA day camps and programs in Canada

If you’re a working parent, PA or Professional Activity days can be inconvenient. Depending on the age of your child, you may need to arrange for your child to be looked after. Luckily, in Canada, there are many PA day camps, including in Toronto, Oakville, EtobicokeLondonMississaugaWindsor, Guelph, Orangeville, Edmonton, and Calgary.

Kinds of PA day camps

There are PA day camps and programs for children of many ages. This includes camps for children just starting out in school (or preschool), to children in middle or high school. Moreover, for your convenience, many of these camps allow you to register your child in advance for all PD days during the school year.

PA or PD day camp


Some PA day camps have a wide variety of activities throughout the day, including games, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, and educational activities. Other camps offer more specialized programming. For instance, they may focus on a sport, such as hockey, soccer, or martial arts, or an artistic activity, such as dance or music, or an intellectual endeavour, such as math, science, debate.

Most of these camps will provide you with a daily schedule of activities. They should also let you know when your child needs to be dropped off and picked up. And, they may also provide some snacks, sometimes meals, for your child (you should inquire about this).

What to expect

PA or PD day camps listed here have a number of important features. These include following:

  • Qualified staff
  • Proper supervision
  • A safe and caring environment
  • A protocol for communicating with parents
  • A daily schedule
  • Interesting and fun activities

Below, find PA day camps and programs in Canada. Click on a camp to learn more about it, including its location, programming, and contact info.


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List of PA and PD day camps and programs

Special Needs Support: Mild    Specialized   

GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!
Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois
Visual arts: Photo/Video

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $399/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program Coed3998-180Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, Illinois, Illinois
Focus Learning Academic Centre   
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.
York Mills, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham
Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $304/week
Day, Program Coed3046-151York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario
Sylvan Learning Thornhill   
Sylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.
Thornhill; Markham
Education: STEM

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $149/month
Day, Program Coed1493-182Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario
Teen Ranch   
Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed3205-183Caledon, Ontario
TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
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!
Bridle Path, Toronto; Newmarket; Bayview Village, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 3.5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2503.5-164Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, Hogg's Hollow, Toronto, Ontario
Aurora Cultural Centre Summer Art Camps & Children's Programs   
Creative summer camps to ignite your child's imagination! From drawing, painting & sculpting to musical theatre and acting, there is something for every child at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Fun, friends & fantasy await!
Art (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $35/program
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed354-155Aurora, Ontario
A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.
Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $375/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3758-166Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Torrance, Ontario
Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.
Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Ottawa
Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $1/week
Day, Program Coed16-137Summerhill, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.
Downtown West, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto
Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $10/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed106-178Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario
Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems   
IRIS provides STEM based learning programs that utilizes robot technology and explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts in an interactive and enjoyable learning process.
Thistletown, Toronto; Mississauga; Scarborough Junction, Toronto
Science: Robotics

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
Day, Program Coed2505-179Thistletown, Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Scarborough Junction, Toronto, Ontario
YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region   
Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $190/week
Day, Overnight Coed1904-1610Ottawa, Ontario
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!
High Park, Toronto
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $400/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed4004-1211High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Royal Conservatory School   
"Learn more than an instrument" this March Break and Summer!
South Annex, Toronto
Music (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day
from $295/week
Day Coed2955-1012South Annex, Toronto, Ontario


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