Top Camps that improve self-regulation for 2024/2025

Understand your emotions

Self-regulation is:
• Conscientiousness, discipline, and self-control
• The ability to regulate emotions and behaviour
• Organization and executive functioning skills

In a camp setting, kids learn to “manage conflict with peers, adapt to change [and] exhibit cognitive flexibility,” among other things, as Una Malcolm says. Under our list of camps, find more about what’s meant by self-regulation, why it’s advantageous to develop this trait, and how camp offers unique lessons in this skill critical to kids’ long-term well-being. Read more

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    Camps that help kids grow in self-regulation (92 results)

    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 11 to 13 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347611-132023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Calgary, AB
    • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
    CalgaryAlberta

    Learn from goats, chickens, and horses. Play in fields, forests, and ponds. Build life skills. Visit website

    Wildflower Community Farm3006-122024-07-012024-08-01,81,6,24,2,153,1,28,3,30,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Vaughan, Toronto
    • Age 13 to 14 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkVaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347613-142023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    Jul 08 - Aug 29, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Prepare yourself for upcoming entrance exams and applications to gifted junior-high and high-school programs! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs97211-142024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,79,271,19,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Throughout Ontario (3)
    • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOakvilleVaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347613-152023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    Sep 11, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

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    Sep 14, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347611-132023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jun 17 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with summer camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps36010-132024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
    Online

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347613-152023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 10 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with summer Rep Prep camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps40010-172024-07-012024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, Toronto
    • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkVaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347612-132023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Oakville; Vaughan, ON
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    OakvilleVaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347612-142023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with high performance camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps50012-172024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 03 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Earn a Grade 12 math credit with the guidance of our experienced instructors. Visit website

    Lakefield College School Summer Programs175015-182024-07-012024-08-01,20,2,129,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 13, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347610-112023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville; Vaughan, ON
    • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
    OakvilleVaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347615-162023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,programclass,coed,
    Sep 12, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 12 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347611-122023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    Nov 22, 2023 - Dec 28, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Tailored education for all. Certified teachers. Holistic approach. Building self-esteem, fostering critical thinking Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre405-182023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,196,2,32,195,programclass,coed,
    Jul 08 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 11 to 15 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    SJA Leadership Camp strives to help participants grow in their self-regulation, and initiative; shaping future leaders! Visit website

    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps32511-152024-07-01,196,2,32,195,33,91,daycamp,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347616-182023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 12, 2023 - Sep 22, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347612-132023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347616-182023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    Each dynamic and exciting class of this popular workshop consists of both a grammar component and a writing component! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs99113-172024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,79,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with summer shooting camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps36010-132024-07-012024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    Sep 11, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347615-162023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with Ball Handling camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps45010-132024-06-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    Explore how to be an active citizen and develop career-planning skills, earning a credit from your home! Visit website

    Lakefield College School Summer Programs175013-172024-07-012024-08-01,20,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347614-152023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with Ball Handling camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps45014-172024-06-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 11 to 15 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Empower your child with EQ, leadership, resilience, communication skills and more. Join us to shape future leaders! Visit website

    Luminara Academy50011-152024-09-012024-10-012024-11-01,196,2,32,362,366,91,33,97,181,daycamp,coed,
    • Overnight
    • Bruce Peninsula, ON
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    Bruce PeninsulaOntario

    Elite Camps will challenge athletes to improve their basketball skills in a FUN learning environment. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps152510-132024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,221,74,16,322,31,56,64,161,1,overnightcamp,coed,
    • Overnight
    • Bruce Peninsula, ON
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Bruce PeninsulaOntario

    Elite Camps will challenge athletes to improve their basketball & enjoy the beauty of nature in an overnight camp setting. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps152513-172024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,276,1,8,3,12,347,223,54,63,221,74,16,322,31,56,64,161,overnightcamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 3 to 16 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    The 1:1 Transition Program - Around the world in 10 days is adventure and learning based camp. Visit website

    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps19003-162024-07-01,170,6,252,daycamp,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 10 to 15 (Coed)
    Online

    Do you want to become famous in your school/province/country by winning math Olympiads and competitions? Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs79210-152024-07-012024-08-01,129,2,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 03 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Explore facets of human nutrition, health, and food from an environmental and social perspective. Visit website

    Lakefield College School Summer Programs175015-182024-07-012024-08-01,133,5,20,2,24,319,1,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Throughout Ontario (5)
    • Age 10 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoEast-End, West-EndEast-EndWest-EndCobourgPeterboroughPort DoverOntario

    Industry comedian coaches teach a range of comedy skills and humorous activities to teach stand-up and improv comedy. Visit website

    Laugh More Comedy Camp21010-172024-07-012024-08-01,282,5,274,288,265,59,337,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 06 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Unleash potential, explore new subjects, and cultivate a love for learning in a dynamic educational environment Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre2206-192024-08-01,196,2,32,195,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 7 to 10 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Students will develop critical reading and academic writing skills, improve grammar and enhance vocabulary. Visit website

    Write on Q12507-102024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,196,2,32,270,19,342,programclass,coed,
    Sep 14, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347616-182023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    Sep 01, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs34768-112023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    Sep 12, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347616-182023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 3 to 16 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Oakwood 1:1 Transition Program- Going Green helps campers learn more about the environment with 1:1 support Visit website

    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps17103-162024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,24,2,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 9 to 12 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs34769-122023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    Jun 17 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Rep teams don't have the time to work on individual skills. Give your athlete the edge with summer camp training. Visit website

    Elite Basketball Camps3607-92024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    Dec 11, 2023 - Dec 06, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    EmpowerPlus: Fast-Paced Learning for Mental Math, Spelling, Writing, Handwriting, Dictation, Memory, and Focus Skills Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre735-142023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,196,2,32,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 3 to 16 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    At the music makers camp, campers get to enjoy learning music with others while learning personal, group and life skills. Visit website

    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps17103-162024-07-01,287,5,37,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Oakwood group social skills camp, around the world in 10 Days, will guide campers through many adventures & life skills. Visit website

    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps20135-112024-07-01,170,6,252,daycamp,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville; Vaughan, ON
    • Age 7 to 8 (Coed)
    OakvilleVaughanOntario

    A cutting-edge program challenges young mathematician through puzzle, visual model, problem solving, number mystery, and art. Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs8147-82023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,181,programclass,coed,
    Sep 14, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 8 to 9 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs34768-92023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,79,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 11, 2023 - Jun 25, 2025
    • Program
    • Vaughan, Toronto
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkVaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347613-172023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville; Vaughan, ON
    • Age 11 to 12 (Coed)
    OakvilleVaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347611-122023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,79,2,270,19,196,32,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Brampton, ON
    • Age 7 to 14 (Coed)
    BramptonOntario

    Join us at our Award Winning Summer Golf Camp. Learn Golf, meet new friends and play on course each day! Visit website

    Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy3497-142024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,26,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Students will read, discuss, debate, and analyze an entertaining and intellectually challenging novel together Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs44712-142024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,270,19,181,programclass,coed,
    Sep 14, 2023 - Jun 27, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 9 to 10 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs34769-102023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,358,270,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

    Each dynamic and exciting class of this popular workshop consists of both a grammar component and a writing component! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs99111-132024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,79,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville; Vaughan, ON
    • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
    OakvilleVaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs34766-92023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,337,5,196,2,32,79,270,19,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Challenging problems, quizzes on learned material, fun activities and games of logic! Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs347616-182023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,196,2,32,129,268,programclass,coed,
    Sep 10, 2023 - Jun 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 7 to 10 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Learn how to communicate clearly and concisely in both speech and writing! Visit website

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    • Overnight
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    • Day camp
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    • Age 10 to 17 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

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    Elite Basketball Camps55010-172024-07-012024-08-01,12,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Oshawa, ON
    • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
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    Solve real-world issues through exciting projects using various interactive technologies. Visit website

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    Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Virtual
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    Jan 04 - Nov 24, 2024
    • PA day
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    • Age 6 to 16 (Coed)
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    Jul 02 - Jul 05, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
    Online

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    Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
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    Music therapy uses music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Visit website

    The Music Studio754-192024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,175,5,37,287,339,176,285,150,programclass,coed,
    Jan 01 - Dec 31, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
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    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
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    The Music Studio404-192024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,175,5,37,287,339,176,285,150,programclass,coed,
    Jul 02 - Jul 05, 2024
    • Day camp
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    • Age 13 to 16 (Girls)
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    Sep 06 - Sep 08, 2024
    • Overnight
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    • Day camp
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    • Age 9 to 13 (Coed)
    CalgaryAlberta

    Elevate Your Game: Expert Coaching, Advanced Technology, and Tailored Instruction Awaits. Visit website

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Camps2159-132024-08-01,12,3,347,74,daycamp,coed,
    • Overnight
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    • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
    Haliburton HighlandsOntario

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    Camp Can-Aqua540014-152024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,133,5,197,345,175,37,59,288,10,9,173,123,69,174,134,24,2,160,137,226,1,153,8,3,224,11,347,12,15,322,16,25,223,28,31,36,346,222,49,54,74,56,260,63,64,161,65,360,363,33,91,overnightcamp,coed,
    • Program
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    • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
    TorontoWest-EndWest-EndOntario

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    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons355-192024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,147,5,37,38,287,339,285,150,10,9,173,programclass,coed,
    Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2024
    • Overnight
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    Southern Bruce CountyOntario

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    Camp Cherith - Ontario115914-162024-06-012024-07-01,33,2,91,88,8,3,16,322,25,28,30,31,36,346,54,347,56,60,63,10,5,9,134,150,37,173,48,6,81,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Aug 18, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Parry Sound, ON
    • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
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    Camp Kodiak60026-182024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,81,256,5,133,165,22,341,345,175,37,150,70,288,265,59,292,10,9,297,173,123,333,69,174,360,134,196,2,32,344,342,88,91,33,129,24,270,268,19,226,1,153,276,8,3,224,11,347,12,223,151,54,58,63,65,28,30,35,222,221,260,16,322,25,31,49,56,64,161,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jun 24 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Midtown, Toronto
    • Age 6 to 7 (Girls)
    TorontoMidtownMidtownOntario

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    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 8 to 18+ (Coed)
    Online

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    Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Oakville, ON
    • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
    OakvilleOntario

    Build fundamental skills to enhance success in rugby and develop leadership skills both on and off the field Visit website

    Crusaders Rugby Club33512-152024-08-01,33,2,91,194,3,347,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Ajax, ON
    • Age 4 to 13 (Coed)
    AjaxOntario

    Campers will learn about different styles of art. They will also learn how to play instruments and read music. Visit website

    Cambridge International Academy Summer Camp3254-132024-07-01,175,5,37,339,176,286,150,10,9,173,123,174,314,2,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Scarborough, Toronto
    • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
    TorontoScarboroughScarboroughOntario

    Youth develop critical thinking skills by discussing and learning about a variety of global topics. Visit website

    Camp UofT Scarborough62013-152024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,362,135,278,88,91,366,33,275,97,226,1,276,11,3,347,12,327,323,194,54,daycamp,coed,
    Sep 26, 2023 - Jun 28, 2024
    • Program
    • East-End, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

    Morning program to prepare children for school with active stretching, core and movement work. Visit website

    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate554-122023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,154,5,22,165,286,37,10,9,173,366,2,91,33,160,153,1,276,87,254,3,35,74,161,66,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • West-End, Toronto
    • Age 3 to 18+ (Coed)
    TorontoWest-EndWest-EndOntario

    Try a free lesson with Toronto's highest educated teachers: PhD, DMA, MMus. Eclectic cello lessons that inspire! Visit website

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    Jan 09 - Dec 20, 2024
    • Program
    • West-End, Toronto
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    Play guitar in a group ensemble. Learn your favorite songs, music, and video game sound tracks. Have fun! Visit website

    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons397-172024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,175,5,37,147,38,287,339,176,285,150,10,9,173,programclass,coed,
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    • Overnight
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    YMCA Wanakita234513-152024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,41,81,133,5,154,22,257,259,258,165,175,37,38,176,150,265,288,59,10,9,173,123,134,8,3,12,347,327,223,54,63,21,324,36,346,28,222,221,74,60,15,322,16,31,49,56,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Day camp
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    • Overnight
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    • East-End, Toronto
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    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate1864-62023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-01,254,3,35,programclass,coed,

    Programs that encourage self-regulation, session dates TBD


    Defining and understanding self-regulation

    Self-regulation is “a broad set of skills that allows kids to bounce back from strong emotions ... and manage difficulty in their day-to-day lives,” in Una Malcolm’s definition. Malcolm, a licensed teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers who runs Bright Light Learners, runs a private support firm in Toronto for students with learning exceptionalities.

    “Oftentimes self-regulation and self-control are used interchangeably, but that might not be the most precise definition of self-regulation,” she says. “Think of self-regulation as a set of skills that allows a child to manage frustration, disappointment, adversity ... any sort of big, strong emotion. Self-regulation allows a child to return back to a normal set point.”

    As Director of Bright Light Learners, she works with many students with complex needs, and understands first-hand the value and importance of developing self-regulation. 

    “Think of a set point on a thermostat,” she says. “A thermostat is constantly monitoring the temperature … and once it reaches a certain point, then [it] either heats or cools the house.”  Kids with strong regulation skills “are monitoring how they’re feeling. If there’s a differential or a gap there, they’ll use strategies to come back to normal.” 

    Self-regulation is a very important part of everyday life. As she says, “no matter what kids are doing, they need to have self-regulation skills.”

    How to develop self-regulation

    Children aren’t born with these skills but they are born with the ability to develop them. Malcolm uses the metaphor of “an upstairs/downstairs brain” to explain a child’s process of developing self-regulation. 

    “The downstairs brain is related to a lot of core, base functions like heart rate, stress response and fight or flight,” she says. The downstairs brain (a suitable metaphor for the limbic system) kicks into gear in response to danger; it triggers strong emotions. Malcolm explains it's typical for children to often respond with strong emotion because the upstairs brain takes longer to develop. “The upstairs brain (analagous to the cerebral cortex) allows kids to plan, to empathize, to take on another perspective, to problem solve.” The upstairs brain regulates behaviour but it develops faster with help from external environments and other people. 

    Social environments like camp can be critical for supporting the development of self-regulation in children. It “puts kids in [situations] where they need to navigate these issues”, she says. “They're having to manage conflict with peers, adapt to change [and] exhibit cognitive flexibility when they change their schedule.” In a structured environment like camp, “with gentle coaching with peers, teachers, counsellors … kids [learn] to respond in an appropriate way and [this paves] the way for future success.”

    How does camp accelerate the development of self-regulation? 

    Camp creates a responsive, welcoming atmosphere and teaches self-regulation guidelines to children. This might include learning to let someone speak first, recalling attention to a task when distractions are present, and learning to control one’s emotions in an overwhelming situation. Malcolm emphasizes that “the very nature of a social environment like camp [presents] opportunities for kids to develop and practice self-regulation skills.” 

    In these environments, children learn on their own how to cope with upsetting changes to their routine (i.e., a conflict with a peer or getting a question wrong on a test). When exposed to these challenges, they begin to learn strategies for self-regulation that help them manage emotions and remain focused on their duties. 

    The child internalizes these regulating strategies until they become habit. At that point, they might even begin to instruct their peers in self-regulation. However, it’s important to keep in mind that children can’t develop self-regulation habits overnight. It’s a slow and long process. but with exposure and support, these habits will develop over time. 

    Kids who can cope with changes to their environment and can manage cognitive flexibility and self-regulate are overwhelmingly kids who are more able to do well in school, at home, with friends, parents or families.

    What are the benefits of self-regulation?

    Malcolm highlights many short-term and long-term benefits of self-regulation skills. 

    Current research indicates that “kids who can cope with changes to their environment and can manage cognitive flexibility and self-regulate are overwhelmingly kids who are more able to do well in school, at home, with friends, parents or families,” Malcolm says. This research suggests that “self-regulation skills are hugely predictive of mental health, achievement and success.”

    Self-regulation in action: meet Erick

    Erick, a camper from COOKSMART camp, understands self-regulation as “not making a big deal out of everything, keeping my stress in and not letting my stress out by controlling myself.” 

    He believes that self-regulation will benefit him the rest of his life because it will, “balance [his] emotions towards [his] future jobs, friends and family.”

    He believes that COOKSMART camp has helped him develop self-regulation skills. 

    “At the COOKSMART camp,” he says, “every time I made a [cooking mistake], I would ask the teacher to redo that step so I could actually understand.” 

    Furthermore, he's learning self-regulation while being homeschooled by his mom, Emilia. “In homeschooling, every time I didn’t get an answer, [my mom] would say for me to find the answer, fix what I did and look over the mistake that I did, so I don’t get mad at myself.” He understands that self-regulation involves managing strong emotions and staying focused on the task at hand. 

    How will self-regulation help my child in the future?

    Self-regulation is commonly developed during the toddler years, though the habits of self-regulation continue to develop past adulthood. 

    When kids are developing self-regulation skills, Malcolm says, “any instances where they have to negotiate or bounce back from big emotions...creates neural pathways that allows them to use those skills in the future. That sets them on a path to success as adults.” 

    Research has proven that individuals with strong self-regulation handle their emotions and stress levels better, expand their intellectual capabilities and engage in less problematic behaviors, as opposed to those who don't develop self-regulation. This critical tool can help children with academic success, emotion control, decision-making skills, leadership habits, overall mental health, and relationships with others for years to come. 

    Overall, children with self-regulated behavioral habits are more likely to:

    • Follow directions and exercise discipline
    • Keep focus on tasks at hand 
    • Control emotions in exciting or stressful settings
    • Develop organizational skills 
    • Make adjustments to be in line with a goal
    • Constructively self-criticize performance 
    • Reflect on the outcome of a task
    • Teach self-regulation habits to other children

    “[Self-regulation skills] allow us to maintain healthy relationships and as human beings, healthy relationships are a huge part of living”, Malcolm explains. “Self-regulation is essential to being human. It’s not just that it supports in one key zone - it's broadly predictive of success and health.”

    Want Your Child to Enhance Their Self-Regulation Skills?

    Camps are advantageous to developing and enhancing self-regulation skills. The experience encourages children to work with others and follow rules mindfully, while it exposes them to new challenges and environments. At camp, children learn personal strategies for managing behaviour and emotions in a way that works for them, while they are guided and supported by their camp leaders. 


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