Camps for troubled teens and youth

Find a list of the top troubled teens camps and programs in Canada

The teenage years can be a challenging time. Many teens struggle with school, relationships, and other aspects of life. For some kids, though, adolescence is especially troublesome. Luckily, there are many camps for troubled teens and youth across Canada (there are also schools for troubled teens). While most of these are summer camps, some also offer winter programs for troubled teens as well. And there are also both overnight and day options as well. Read more

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Camps listed below focus on helping teens facing the problems and concerns discussed above.

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Online; Tillsonburg

  • Education: Leadership
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Girls
  • from $180/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls1807-180Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Education: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

Harbourfront Centre Camps   

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed2504-151Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   

Deer Park, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto; Annex, Toronto; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Program

Cutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $300/session
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed3004-182Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario, Davisville Village, Toronto, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringRuth Rumack's Learning SpaceCutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT. Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario, Davisville Village, Toronto, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Sports Camps Canada   

North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp Coed2354-143North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, AlbertaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta Day camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1/month
Overnight camp openCamp Girls, Boys111-184Kelowna, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Red Deer, Traditional (multi activity) Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled TeensSupportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Kelowna, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Red Deer, Overnight camp Girls, Boys

Kinark Outdoor Centre   

Minden; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Overnight camp, Family camp

A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Virtual Program, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed11-215Minden, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Kinark Outdoor CentreA central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake. Minden, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

COOKSMART   

Mississauga; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Arts : Cooking
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best Zoom class. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $5/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed54-996Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts : CookingCOOKSMARTGet the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best Zoom class. Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
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Camps listed below offer support for teens with some of the problems and concerns discussed above.

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding and water sports. Your summer adventure with friends starts here! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $499/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys4996-170Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear LakeCircle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding and water sports. Your summer adventure with friends starts here! Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $90/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed905-151Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, ONArts : Visual arts (multi)McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and ProgramsThe McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, ON Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Maker Bean Cafe   

Dufferin Grove, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $95/program
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed956-122Dufferin Grove, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMThe Maker Bean CafeCreative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Dufferin Grove, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight camp

Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys150010-173Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingNorthwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping ProgramsWilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Temagami, Ontario Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Kandalore   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 74 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,780/2 weeks
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed27806-164Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) KandaloreKandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 74 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully. Minden, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Virtual Program, Program

With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed3256-185Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Brain Power Enrichment ProgramsWith more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA. Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Outward Bound Canada   

Huntsville; Vancouver Island; North Toronto, Toronto; Kananaskis; Algonquin Park

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Outward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment. Read more...

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $779/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys77912-996Huntsville, Ontario, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Kananaskis, , Algonquin Park, OntarioAdventure (multi)Outward Bound CanadaOutward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment. Huntsville, Ontario, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Kananaskis, , Algonquin Park, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages 5 to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $450/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys4505-177Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp OntarioAn award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages 5 to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Code-it Hacks   

High Park, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2506-178High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Code-it HacksBlend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Overnight and day camps, with activities including horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $240/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys2405-169Brantford, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand RiverOvernight and day camps, with activities including horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered. Brantford, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Onondaga Camp   

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed15006-1610Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Onondaga CampFor more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone! Minden, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Artech Camps Canada   

Halifax; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-1911Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Camp Oconto   

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,280/week
Overnight camp openCamp Girls12804-1612Sharbot Lake, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp OcontoFounded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline. Sharbot Lake, Ontario Overnight camp Girls

Sylvan Learning Oakville   

Oakville; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-1813Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Sylvan Learning OakvilleAt Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Neilson Park Creative Centre   

Markland Wood, Toronto

  • Arts (multi)
  • Day camp

Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Day camp openCamp Coed1005-1314Markland Wood, Toronto, OntarioArts (multi)Neilson Park Creative CentreArts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed

Laurus Summer Camp   

Quebec (5)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Montreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp openCamp Coed1503-1515Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, WestmountTraditional (multi activity) Laurus Summer CampMontreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount Day camp Coed

SportLife   

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; Montreal; Pierrefonds

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1505-1516Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Montreal, Québec, Pierrefonds, QuebecSport (multi)SportLifeA unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more! Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Montreal, Québec, Pierrefonds, Quebec Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Active Scholars   

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2357-1317Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMActive ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Day camp, Program

Higher Training Basketball Academy, offering: group, private and semi private skills based basketball training. During the holiday's we offer large group basketball classes and travel for tournaments too! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $36/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed364-1818Burlington, OntarioSport: BasketballHigher Training Basketball AcademyHigher Training Basketball Academy, offering: group, private and semi private skills based basketball training. During the holiday's we offer large group basketball classes and travel for tournaments too! Burlington, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Explore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $300/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls3005-1719Oshawa, OntarioScience (multi)Ontario Tech University Summer CampsExplore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Oshawa, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Find your next adventure here. Now offering Adventures Day Camps in 13 locations across Ontario plus Overnight camp and Family Cabin Rentals in Sauble Beach. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $195/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed1955-1620Sauble Beach, Northern Wellington County, Guelph, Hamilton, Hanover, Kitchener, Leamington, London, West Nipissing, Ottawa, St. Catharines, The Beach, Toronto, WaterlooTraditional (multi activity) Silver Lake Mennonite CampFind your next adventure here. Now offering Adventures Day Camps in 13 locations across Ontario plus Overnight camp and Family Cabin Rentals in Sauble Beach. Sauble Beach, Northern Wellington County, Guelph, Hamilton, Hanover, Kitchener, Leamington, London, West Nipissing, Ottawa, St. Catharines, The Beach, Toronto, Waterloo Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $225/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2255-1421Picton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Wesley Acres - Harbour RidgeA traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park. Picton, Ontario Day camp Coed

Young People's Theatre/YPT   

St Lawrence, Toronto; Online

  • Arts : Theatre Arts
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Family camp

Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering online classes for JK-Gr. 12 both on weekends and after-school! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $109/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Family camp openCamp Coed1094-1822St Lawrence, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts : Theatre ArtsYoung People's Theatre/YPTLed by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering online classes for JK-Gr. 12 both on weekends and after-school! St Lawrence, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Family camp Coed

Families in the Spotlight   

Gabriola; Jasper; Montreal

  • Education: Musical Theatre
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $800/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed8003-10023Gabriola, British Columbia, Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, QuébecEducation: Musical TheatreFamilies in the SpotlightKids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends. Gabriola, British Columbia, Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, Québec Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

Rockstar Music   

Oakville; Annex, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Learn from the comfort of home. Discover a new way to learn music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed301-10024Oakville, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, OntarioMusic (multi)Rockstar MusicLearn from the comfort of home. Discover a new way to learn music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Oakville, Ontario, Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Silver Lake Wesleyan Camp   

Western Lanark County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

A Christian camp serving campers of all ages. Located on beautiful Silver Lake in Maberly, ON we offer Junior & Kids Camps (7-12yo), Day Camps (4-6yo), Youth Camp (12-18), Family Camp (All Ages) and Geezer Camp (60+). Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $479/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed4791-9925Western Lanark County, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Silver Lake Wesleyan CampA Christian camp serving campers of all ages. Located on beautiful Silver Lake in Maberly, ON we offer Junior & Kids Camps (7-12yo), Day Camps (4-6yo), Youth Camp (12-18), Family Camp (All Ages) and Geezer Camp (60+). Western Lanark County, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

Canadian Opera Company   

Corktown, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto

  • Music (multi)
  • Family camp

Explore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Family camp Coed17-2526Corktown, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioMusic (multi)Canadian Opera CompanyExplore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families! Corktown, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Family camp Coed

Fraser Lake Camp   

Bancroft; Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

We have a rich history and a rooted community. We provide a variety of land and water sports in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our staff are positive role models and the culture they create is our biggest asset. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $434/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed4348-1627Bancroft, Ontario, Whitchurch - Stouffville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Fraser Lake CampWe have a rich history and a rooted community. We provide a variety of land and water sports in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our staff are positive role models and the culture they create is our biggest asset. Bancroft, Ontario, Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Medeba Summer Camp   

Haliburton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $729/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed7297-1628Haliburton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Medeba Summer CampMedeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from. Haliburton, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Camp Solelim   

Lawrence Manor, Toronto; Sudbury

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Camp Solelim is a sleepover camp designed for Jewish 13 to 15 year olds. Our programming includes traditional waterfront, sports, arts and outdoor activities, as well as leadership development and community building. Read more...

  • Ages 13 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $7,385/6 weeks
Overnight camp openCamp Coed738513-1529Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Ontario, Sudbury, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp SolelimCamp Solelim is a sleepover camp designed for Jewish 13 to 15 year olds. Our programming includes traditional waterfront, sports, arts and outdoor activities, as well as leadership development and community building. Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Cedar Ridge Camp   

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed9006-1630Bancroft, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Cedar Ridge CampCedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships. Bancroft, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2905-1831Canning, Nova ScotiaArts (multi)Ross Creek Centre for the ArtsSummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Canning, Nova Scotia Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive Program   

South Hill, Toronto; Online

  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

The Cognitive Intensive Program strengthens the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Strengthening this area means a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, participate in and contribute to the world. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 88
  • Coed
  • from $5,000/program
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed50008-8832South Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive ProgramThe Cognitive Intensive Program strengthens the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Strengthening this area means a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, participate in and contribute to the world. South Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre   

Renfrew; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

We are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $675/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed6756-1733Renfrew, Quebec, Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Bear Creek Outdoor CentreWe are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting. Renfrew, Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario Overnight camp Coed

Kilcoo Camp   

Minden; Moore Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Kilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps. Boys come to Kilcoo to enjoy the activities, to gain confidence in themselves, to learn to work with others and to "just have fun"! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $2,975/2 weeks
Overnight camp openCamp Boys29757-1634Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Kilcoo CampKilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps. Boys come to Kilcoo to enjoy the activities, to gain confidence in themselves, to learn to work with others and to "just have fun"! Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario Overnight camp Boys

Code Ninjas Meadowvale   

Mississauga

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

When school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1505-1435Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Code Ninjas MeadowvaleWhen school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today! Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Michelangelo Code   

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga; Online

  • Computer : Video Game/Web Design
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

With valuable contributions from Industry leaders, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1505-1836Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer : Video Game/Web DesignThe Michelangelo CodeWith valuable contributions from Industry leaders, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team! Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Roseneath Theatre   

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $40/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed406-1637Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Roseneath TheatreA creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Troubled teen camps near you

As many teens continue to struggle, the list of troubled teen camps grows in every city. Find your city, and find options close to you, in the lists of troubled teen camps linked to, below.

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Other camps you might consider

Troubled teens camps are just one option among a rapidly expanding roster of special needs camps. Depending on your child’s unique needs, abilities, and interests, you might also look into some other options.

Teen boot camps: focus on fitness, discipline, and structure in a military-like environment

Fitness boot camps: focus on fitness for kids who need to lose weight and get in shape

Martial arts camps: teach one or more martial arts, such as karate or taekwondo, which can breed discipline and patience

Adventure camps: give kids an opportunity to challenge themselves physically and mentally through a variety of exciting and high-octane activities

Wilderness trip camps: offer trips into the wilderness, with fully trained counsellors, to help kids deepen their appreciation of nature

After school programs for troubled teens: offer challenging and growth-oriented opportunities with instructors trained in supporting struggling youth. 

Overnight camps for struggling teens offer immersive weeklong (or longer) programs that facilitate change and growth, often in rural locations that promote a deepened renewal. 

Day camps for troubled youth are found throughout the country.

Troubled teens

While all teens experience some growing pains, for some, these years are a particularly difficult adjustment. Troubled teens experience problems that go beyond the norm. Their problems tend to be more intense, persistent, and can lead to unpredictable behaviour.

Most troubled teens have problems at school and at home, as well as in their peer and family relationships. Many also develop serious emotional or behavioural disorders during adolescence:

They may also encounter other distressing issues as well:

  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Violent behaviour
  • Suicidal tendencies

What camps for troubled teens have to offer

Troubled teen camps, also known as “therapeutic camps,” are intended to help. They offer specialized programs for teens or youth who struggle with one or more of these serious issues.

Some troubled teen camps focus on one particular kind of disorder or issue, such as anxiety or ODD. Others provide support for a wide range of issues.

But, what kind of support do these camps offer? This, of course, will depend on the particular kinds of behavioural and emotional issues the camp specializes in.

But in general, camps for troubled teens tend to offer a diverse range of programs and services. These are meant to support and benefit teens and youth who are really struggling with life.

Questions to ask troubled teen camps

Each camp will have its own focus and areas of expertise. Keep this in mind as you’re searching for the right camp for your troubled child. In making your choice, you should also consider your child's age, gender, personality, challenges, disorders, interests, abilities, and more.

To find the right troubled teen camp for your child, you’ll need to look at your options closely. Make a shortlist of troubled teen camps, visit them in person, and ask lots of questions. 

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What kinds of troubled teens do you work with?
  • Do you specialize in certain types of troubled teens?
  • What is your approach to dealing with troubled teens?
  • What kinds of tasks and activities do you offer?
  • What does a typical look like?
  • Who are your staff and what are their qualifications?
  • Do you offer individual and/or group counselling?
  • What kinds of medical facilities do you have?
  • How do you deal with discipline?
  • What kinds of rules and consequences do you have?

Choosing a camp

Choosing the right camp is no small task. There are many kinds of camps, including those supporting special needs such as troubled teen behaviour. Each has its own focus, approach, and goals. It’s best to get the lay of the land before you choose one. One way to do so is through the Our Kids camp expo, held in Toronto each winter. You’ll find many camps there, and you can speak with directors, staff, and campers. We also offer valuable information sessions at the expo.

For more guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, use the following Our Kids resources:

To learn more about troubled teens and troubled teen behaviour, check out the following sources:

Help for parents of troubled teens
Advice for parents dealing with a troubled teen
Understanding the troubled teen
Choosing the right treatment for a troubled teen



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