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  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $220 to $305/week
  • Ages:
    5 to 12
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    10 to 34
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    About Toronto Kidz

    We offer a wide range of camp options for kids between 5 and 12 years old. Multi-activity camps for the younger campers (5 to 8 year old) has a fun weekly theme like Pirates, Dinosaurs, Animals, Space, Magic, etc. - while specialized camps for the older campers (9 to 12 year old) focus on Science, Leadership, Arts, etc. Campers are kept mentally and physically active and learn team play, social skills and independence.

    Our day camp also featured a weekly field trip to a some of Toronto's main attractions like the ROM Museum on Dinosaur week, or the Ontario Science Centre on Space week. Other visits included are the Ripley's Aquarium, the Toronto Zoo, Casa Loma, etc. We also sail on a Pirate boat for Pirate's Week.

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community


    COVID-19 Response 

    We are very grateful that we successfully ran our in-person camp in 2020 and 2021. While we adhered to all guidelines provided by Public Health, campers spent valuable time with peers and camp counsellors and had a blast.

    Our camp registration for 2022 is now open and filling up quickly. We will again monitor all guidelines provided by the government for the safe operations of day camps. We will base our policies and standards for summer 2022 on the guidelines provided to us by next July, including potential vaccination requirements for campers and staff.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from Toronto Kidz


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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Toronto Kidz currently has 1 program available; 16 TBD.

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    Name
    Type/Gender
    Specialty
    Location
    Date
    Bus
     Cost
    Email
    PA day
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $69
    Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Trampoline, Traditional (multi activity)
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts|Trampoline
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts & Crafts
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts & Crafts
    $232 to $244
    Medieval|Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Space
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts|Space
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts (multi)
    $290 to $305/week
    Arts & Crafts|Drawing
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Animals
    $290 to $305/week
    Arts & Crafts|Animals
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts & Crafts
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts & Crafts
    $290 to $305/week
    Arts & Crafts|Animals|Marine Biology
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Science (multi), Traditional (multi activity)
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts|Space
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Leadership (multi), Traditional (multi activity)
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts|Leadership Training
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Magic, Traditional (multi activity)
    $232 to $244
    Magic|Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Magic
    $232 to $244
    Magic|Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Health and Fitness (multi), Traditional (multi activity)
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts|Meditation|Mindfulness Training|Nutrition|Dodgeball|Soccer|Volleyball|Hiking|Yoga
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Traditional (multi activity) , Survival skills
    $290 to $305
    Survival skills|Wilderness Skills|Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 10
    Traditional (multi activity) , Arts & Crafts
    $290 to $305
    Arts & Crafts
    Day Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 9 - 12
    Adventure (multi), Traditional (multi activity)
    $290 to $305
    Travel|Arts & Crafts



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
    Maximum installments available 6

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child 10%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Toronto Kidz

    our take

    Brigitte Gallegos, founder and director of Toronto Kidz Summer Camp created the camp to make the most of what the city has to offer. She wanted to allow kids to explore areas of their city, and to let experience the full range of what it has to offer. The programs—a series of weekly day camp sessions offered throughout the summer months—have been designed to access those possibilities. Each session is built around a specific theme, and the entire city is a programming resource: Pirates Week includes a cruise around Centre Island; Animals and Nature Week includes a trip to High Park Nature Centre; Pokémon Week includes a visit to Fort York. It is run out of a space within the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, just north of High Park and in the heart of one of the city’s most varied urban communities. The location, in any way you care to look at it, has a lot to offer. There are private green spaces and a wealth of indoor activity space, all of it providing a welcome break from the bustle of the city. Each day at camp includes crafts and drawing, and stimulation with music and dance. The course of each day includes all of that, from running games in the park, to sitting quietly to record the day’s events in a journal.



    Editor's Review

    Three Things: Toronto Kidz

    Hear the three things that Our Kids’ editors see when they look at Toronto Kidz



    User reviews of Toronto Kidz  — Read all 15 reviews


    my son told me he LOVES Toronto Kidz
    Nicky (Parent)

    “I just wanted to share that my son told me he LOVES Toronto Kidz camp, after his first day today. He says it’s the best camp he’s been to so far…Sending a quick note to say thank you for all that you and your team do. ... Read More

    My girls had an amazing time
    Michelle (Parent)

    "... I wanted to thank you and your staff. My girls had an amazing time. They were very nervous about starting the week and knowing no one. By the end of the first day they were asking if they could come back next Summer and going on and on about camp. By the end of the week they were asking if we could move to Toronto part time. Thank you again for offering a wonderful camp and embracing my kids. ... Read More

    Absolutely LOVED this summer camp last year
    Melissa (Parent)

    “Absolutely LOVED this summer camp last year and so did my son! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my daughter is going to be able to experience it as well this summer. Brigitte and her team are simply spectacular. They go above and beyond in the programming and quality of the arts & crafts and the kids have a blast…” ... Read More

    Couldn't be happier
    Lindsay (Parent)

    This is such an impressive camp. Brigitte and her team are top notch. My son absolutely loved his experience this summer, and would bounce out the door each morning eager to start his day. The well organized field trips. The lovely counsellors. The fantastic crafts. The outdoor time and daily park visits. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you for a wonderful summer ... Read More

    By a landslide the best camp
    Heather (Parent)

    I absolutely love this camp! My son has been to several other camps in Toronto over the years and this is by a landslide the best camp/program my child has ever attended. Wonderful field trips, daily fun filled activities and learning. The staff is fantastic, everything is so organized and professional, and my son adores every day. I could not recommend Toronto Kidz Camp more ... Read More

    Best experience
    Kanishka (Parent)

    Best experience for my kid. I was a bit skeptical first but just 2 days into this summer camp and my kid became so fond of it. A big thank you to all the teachers of this camp from the bottom of a MOM’s heart ❤️ for working with so much of dedication towards making this summer camp experience a great one for the kids. Highly recommended ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ ... Read More

    Very well organized
    Sylvana (Parent)

    Toronto Kidz is very well organized and it was great that they are so communicative (they posted a daily schedule onsite and made available an online parent guide). My child loved the camps. The activities were fun and the art they bought home was amazing. The field trips really make the camp special. I love that they have an onsite manager that is an either an ECE/licensed teacher to ensure everything runs smoothly. They take allergies and medical conditions very seriously which gave me a lot of comfort. My child wanted to go back for more weeks ... Read More

    Had a blast!
    Julie (Parent)

    This was my son first time attending camp and he had a blast. Brigitte has created a camp which is well organized, filled with fun daily educational activities , crafts and weekly theme field trips. Everyone at the camp is upbeat, friendly and communicates very well with the caregivers. I would highly recommend this camp as groups are small and it’s well run with professional with educational background. Great location (Ossington) as it's off a main road with parking for easy drop off and pick u ... Read More

    First year, but definitely not the last!
    Suzanne (Parent)

    This was our first year with Toronto Kidz Camp, but it definitely won’t be our last! Our 4.5 year old has LOVED every week he’s spent here, especially all of the amazing field trips and themed crafts. He’s also spoken so lovingly about all of his counsellors, and it’s so wonderful to see and hear about how amazing they are with our kiddos. We’ll definitely be back next year, and recommend that more friends join us ... Read More

    We highly recommend Toronto Kidz
    Elissa (Parent)

    We have had a wonderful time with Toronto Kidz through their in-person summer camps and their weeknight virtual art workshops. Last summer our daughter Vivienne loved the weekly themed camps, and thrived in the environment which offered a safe, clean and socially distanced space for kids. There was a comprehensive schedule of various activities appropriate for her age ( 5 1/2 years). At camp Vivienne found a true passion for arts and crafts and was thrilled with the outdoor adventures that they went on. We highly recommend Toronto Kidz, and really appreciate their reasonable costs and the various programming that they offer. ... Read More

    Excellent staff!
    Robert (Parent)

    Excellent staff ! My son loved it and wants to go back!

    The director has been extremely accommodating and informative.
    Curtis (Parent)

    Second week in and so far so good. The director has been extremely accommodating and informative. The days are very structured but not rigid and they do have flexibility depending on weather and children’s mood. They have great visitors and weekly adventure trips. Our daughter is coming home daily with lots to talk about and crafts she’s created. I think overall it’s a great camp and the smile and excitement from our daughter backs that up ... Read More

    our 5 year olds favorite!
    Ania (Parent)

    Amazing camp, Roncesvalles location is great! Between Artscape, YMCA, Parks & rec - this is our & our 5 year olds favorite!

    Toronto Kidz is our favourite by far!
    Kali (Parent)

    We’ve tried six different day camps in the High Park area and Toronto Kidz is our favourite by far! The staff are so patient, kind, and engaged. The activities and outings are fun, safe, and educational. I highly recommend Toronto Kidz ... Read More

    My son had a blast at this camp...
    Jessica (Parent)

    My son had a blast at this camp. He came home everyday feeling happy with a wonderful craft to share and tell us about. (He's usually very close-lipped about his days so this was a welcome surprise!) Brigitte and her staff create a safe, organized space for kids to play and learn within. You can tell that they love kids and are skilled at programming that is developmentally-appropriate and fun. Highly recommended ... Read More

  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    Wallace Emerson, Toronto
    33 Leeds Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1N8
    Baby Point, Toronto
    16 Baby Point Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 2E9
    Roncesvalles Village, Toronto
    156 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2L4

    Accommodations

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets

    Is Toronto Kidz technology free? Yes Cell phones and tablets are not allowed at our camp



  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Brigitte Gallegos, Director

    We are passionate about the urban family life in Toronto and raising kids in this versatile city. We believe that living here offers children the opportunity to grow into independent, open minded and global citizens. With TORONTO KIDZ we want to offer families in Toronto children services that are accessible, affordable and a lot of fun! Our summer camp is the first one of many services that we’ll offer to support busy families in Toronto.

    Brigitte, the Camp Director has always been passionate about kids and how to raise a caring child who goes through life seeing its endless possibilities. Working in the travel industry with Youth trips and lately for WE, a charity that empowers youth to change the world, she has witnessed how interested and caring the next generation is. With TORONTO KIDZ, she hopes to contribute to raising the next generation in a meaningful way.



    In the News

    January 8, 2021
    How Summer Camp 2020 was more special than ever!

    While adhering to all Public Health guidelines, kids had a blast being with peers, learning new skills, playing outside and simply be a child... Read More

    April 4, 2017
    Exploring the city with Toronto Kidz

    Brigitte Gallegos, founder and director of Toronto Kidz, created the camp for one reason: to help kids explore their city.... Read More



    Stories

    • Exploring the city with Toronto Kidz

      “It’s such a great city for kids,” says Brigitte Gallegos, founder and director of Toronto Kidz Summer Camp. Certainly, she created the camp for precisely that reason: to make the most of what the city has to offer. She wanted to allow kids to explore areas of their city, “to let them see that there are so many possibilities, so many things that they can explore and do.”

      The programs—a series of weekly day camp sessions offered throughout the summer months—have been designed to access those possibilities. Each session is built around a specific theme, and the entire city is a programming resource: Pirates Week includes a cruise around Centre Island; Animals and Nature Week includes a trip to High Park Nature Centre; Pokémon Week includes a visit to Fort York.

       

      Finding a balance

       

      It’s as much about getting out and seeing the world as it is about making connections between communities, ideas, and people. Gallegos comes to all of that honestly, having worked as a travel director for adult and youth groups, most recently as part of the Me To We staff.

      Toronto Kidz is run out of a space within the St. Martin-in-the-Fields church, just north of High Park and in the heart of one of the city’s most varied urban communities. The location, in any way you care to look at it, has a lot to offer. There are private green spaces and a wealth of indoor activity space, all of it providing a welcome break from the bustle of the city.

      Though, of course, the bustle is good too. “We know how great urban life can be for families.” For Gallegos, it’s about finding the right balance. “There’s a balance between being active outdoors and indoors,” as well as that between fine and gross motor skills. Each day at camp includes crafts and drawing, and stimulation with music and dance. The course of each day includes all of that, from running games in the park, to sitting quietly to record the day’s events in a journal.

      In all, each day at Toronto Kidz is a pretty good day. Learning, growing, and building on personal strengths. “I like the way that children explore the world,” says Gallegos, “and I want to help them do that. It’s so nice to see kids be passionate about something.” She’s right of course. It really is. 



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Toronto Kidz have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 15 reviews of Toronto Kidz here.

    What types of programs does Toronto Kidz offer?
    Toronto Kidz runs: PA day camps, day camps. Programming specializes in: Traditional (multi activity) , Trampoline, Arts & Crafts, Space, Arts (multi), Animals, Science (multi), Leadership (multi), Magic, Health and Fitness (multi), Survival skills, Adventure (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Toronto Kidz start?
    Toronto Kidz has programs for children aged 5 to 12.

    How much does is cost to attend Toronto Kidz?
    Fees to attend Toronto Kidz range from $220 to $305/week.

    Does Toronto Kidz offer support for children with special needs?
    Toronto Kidz does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Toronto Kidz offer busing?
    No, Toronto Kidz does not offer transportation.



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