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. Below, find a list of camps in Canada for troubled teens and youth. Click on a camp to learn more about it, including its programs, cost, and session dates. Read more


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

Sports Camps Canada  

North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day Coed2354-140North 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 Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1/month
Overnight Girls, Boys111-181Kelowna, 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 Girls, Boys

Harbourfront Centre Camps  

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed2504-152Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture. Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space  

Deer Park, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • 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.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Program Coed304-183Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario, Davisville Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation: 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 Program Coed

Radiant Girls  

Burlington; Hamilton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More!

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $300/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3007-154Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Radiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Ages 1 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Overnight, family Coed11-215Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Kinark Outdoor CentreA central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Minden, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

Camp Kennebec  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

  • Ages 6 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight Coed15006-256Sharbot Lake, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp KennebecAn amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first! Sharbot Lake, Ontario Overnight Coed

Behaviour Matters  

Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Education: Leadership
  • Program, family

Focused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $600/group
Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys6004-187Lawrence Heights, Toronto, OntarioEducation: LeadershipBehaviour MattersFocused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks. Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Ontario Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys
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Camps listed below offer support for teens with some of the problems and concerns discussed above.

GTA Photography Classes : Camps  

Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

  • Visual arts: Photo/Video
  • Day, Overnight, Program

Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $299/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed2998-170Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, Illinois, IllinoisVisual arts: Photo/VideoGTA Photography Classes : CampsPhotography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, Illinois, Illinois Day, Overnight, Program Coed

Kandalore  

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,585/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed25856-161Minden, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) KandaloreKandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds. Minden, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake  

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

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, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $299/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2996-172Hamilton, , 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, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here! Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • 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.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $325/program
Program Coed3256-183Vaughan, OntarioAcademic/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 Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

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

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $460/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4605-174Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp OntarioAn award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Zebra Robotics  

Mississauga; Milton

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day, Program Coed307-175Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, OntarioComputer (multi)Zebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Innovation Camp Thinnox  

Mississauga

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

STEAM BOOTCamp GTA.Animation,Game,Coding,Architecture,Robotics,UI/UX Graphic,WEB Tech,Fashion Tech,DRONE Engg,AR/VR Tech.STEAM ahead with your Career-Goals, Join Technology,Engineering & Design InnovationCamp at Thinnox!

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Program Coed2506-186Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Innovation Camp ThinnoxSTEAM BOOTCamp GTA.Animation,Game,Coding,Architecture,Robotics,UI/UX Graphic,WEB Tech,Fashion Tech,DRONE Engg,AR/VR Tech.STEAM ahead with your Career-Goals, Join Technology,Engineering & Design InnovationCamp at Thinnox! Mississauga, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Art : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

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

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program, family Coed1595-157Vaughan, OntarioArt : 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 Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today! Vaughan, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight

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

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-178Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingNorthwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping ProgramsWilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Temagami, Ontario Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $235/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2355-169Brantford, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand RiverOur beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience. Brantford, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Education: Leadership
  • Overnight

A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight Coed75014-1710Ottawa, OntarioEducation: LeadershipEncounters with CanadaA leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options Ottawa, Ontario Overnight Coed

Outward Bound Canada  

Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-9911Kananaskis, Alberta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Throughout Canada, Ontario, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Algonquin Park, OntarioAdventure (multi)Outward Bound CanadaEst 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential. Kananaskis, Alberta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Throughout Canada, Ontario, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Algonquin Park, Ontario Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Fire Fly Stables  

Hamilton

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed3506-1812Hamilton, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianFire Fly StablesLearn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities. Hamilton, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Supercamp is an ACQ-certified day camp providing over 20 arts, science, sports and learning-oriented programs. Most importantly, our camp is over 80 employees devoted to creating memories to last a lifetime!

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $187/week
Day Coed1875-1513Montreal, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Supercamp @ Vanier CollegeSupercamp is an ACQ-certified day camp providing over 20 arts, science, sports and learning-oriented programs. Most importantly, our camp is over 80 employees devoted to creating memories to last a lifetime! Montreal, Quebec Day Coed

Camp Wabikon  

Temagami

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,100/week
Overnight Coed11006-1714Temagami, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp WabikonAn experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis. Temagami, Ontario Overnight Coed

The Michelangelo Code  

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Day, Program, family Coed1505-1815Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Michelangelo CodeWith valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, 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 Day, Program, family Coed

Township of King  

Ontario (7)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-1816King, NobletonTraditional (multi activity) Township of KingWith a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information. King, Nobleton Day, Program, family Coed
  • Science (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $300/week
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls3005-1717Oshawa, OntarioScience (multi)Science and Technology Summer Camps UOITGet a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions. Oshawa, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed, Girls

Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge  

Vaughan; Woodbridge

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1018Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, OntarioEducation (multi)Bricks 4 Kidz WoodbridgeWith several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week. Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario Day, Program Coed

STEAMlabs  

Downtown West, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Maker programs & camps for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $10/session
Day, Program Coed106-1719Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)STEAMlabsMaker programs & camps for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day, Program, family Coed604-1520Oakville, OntarioEducation: STEMIdea Lab Kids OakvilleInnovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Oakville, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

Neighbour Note Day Camps  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto

  • Music (multi)
  • Day

Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day Coed2755-1821Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Mimico, Toronto, Music (multi)Neighbour Note Day CampsToronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Mimico, Toronto, Day Coed

HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS  

Rexdale, Toronto

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day

A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $265/week
Day Coed2654-1322Rexdale, Toronto, OntarioScience: Nature/EnvironmentHUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPSA nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world. Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Program

Creative summer camps to ignite your child's imagination! From drawing, painting & sculpting to musical theatre and acting, there is something for every child at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Fun, friends & fantasy await!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $35/program
Day, Program Coed354-1523Aurora, OntarioArt (multi)Aurora Cultural Centre Summer Art Camps & Children's ProgramsCreative summer camps to ignite your child's imagination! From drawing, painting & sculpting to musical theatre and acting, there is something for every child at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Fun, friends & fantasy await! Aurora, Ontario Day, Program Coed

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps  

London; Leamington; Port Severn

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $540/session
Overnight, family Coed5405-1624London, Ontario, Leamington, Ontario, Port Severn, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight CampsThe YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park. London, Ontario, Leamington, Ontario, Port Severn, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   

Orillia; Midland

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

A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1906-1725Orillia, Ontario, Midland, Traditional (multi activity) YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region Orillia, Ontario, Midland, Day, Overnight, family Coed

Wanda's Creative Clay  

Lawrence Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

A fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more.

  • Ages 3 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $18/session
Day, Program, family Coed183-10026Lawrence Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Wanda's Creative ClayA fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more. Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/program
Day, Program Coed1507-1827Vancouver, British ColumbiaSport (multi)False Creek Racing Canoe ClubA multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round! Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Laurus Summer Camp  

Montreal; Laval; Beaconsfield; Westmount

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1503-1528Montreal, Quebec, Laval, , Beaconsfield, , Laval, Québec, Westmount, QuébecTraditional (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, Quebec, Laval, , Beaconsfield, , Laval, Québec, Westmount, Québec Day Coed

Lovell International Camps   

International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $3,800/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed38006-1829International, ---------------, International, Traditional (multi activity) Lovell International Camps Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions. International, ---------------, International, Day, Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight Coed1904-1630Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital RegionChoose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more Ottawa, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Active Scholars  

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations 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.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day, Program Coed2357-1331Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Active ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations 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, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A traditional camp experience providing opportunities to connect with nature, build life-long friendships and encounter God through a variety of fun activities, great facilities and friendly staff.

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $220/week
Day, Overnight Coed2206-1532Kitchener, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Hidden Acres Mennonite CampA traditional camp experience providing opportunities to connect with nature, build life-long friendships and encounter God through a variety of fun activities, great facilities and friendly staff. Kitchener, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Aviation Immersion Camp  

Mississauga

  • Adventure: Aviation
  • Day, family

A multi-level year-round camp with 4 exciting workstations each designed to develop aviation knowledge and flying skills. Critical thinking, confidence and leadership are the driving forces behind these dynamic programs.

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $95/program
Day, family Coed, Girls, Boys9510-1833Mississauga, OntarioAdventure: AviationAviation Immersion CampA multi-level year-round camp with 4 exciting workstations each designed to develop aviation knowledge and flying skills. Critical thinking, confidence and leadership are the driving forces behind these dynamic programs. Mississauga, Ontario Day, family Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-1834Canning, Nova ScotiaArt (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, Overnight, Program, family Coed

Earthbound Kids  

Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $355/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-1435Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Earthbound KidsAn unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more! Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed, Girls

Neilson Park Creative Centre  

Markland Wood, Toronto

  • Art (multi)
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day Coed2405-1236Markland Wood, Toronto, OntarioArt (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 Coed

Camp Wanapitei  

Temagami

  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight, family

Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight, family Coed7507-1837Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingCamp WanapiteiWilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program. Temagami, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

Idea Lab Kids Calgary  

Calgary

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day, Program Coed303-1438Calgary, AlbertaEducation: STEMIdea Lab Kids CalgaryIdea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION! Calgary, Alberta Day, Program Coed

Kids in the Spotlight  

International; Jasper; Montreal

  • Education: Musical Theatre
  • Day, Overnight, family

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.

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $500/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed5003-1839International, , Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, QuébecEducation: Musical TheatreKids 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. International, , Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, Québec Day, Overnight, family Coed

Camp Oconto  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $1,280/week
Overnight Girls12804-1540Sharbot 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 Girls

Medeba Summer Camp  

Haliburton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $729/week
Day, Overnight Coed7296-1641Haliburton, 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, Overnight Coed

Code-it Hacks  

High Park, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

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

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Day, Program, family Coed2507-1842High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ONComputer (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 Day, Program, family Coed

YMCA John Island Camp  

Sudbury; Blind River

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron and offers a variety of traditional, leadership, and kayak/canoe tripping programming.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $529/week
Overnight, family Coed5296-1643Sudbury, Ontario, Blind River, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA John Island CampJOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron and offers a variety of traditional, leadership, and kayak/canoe tripping programming. Sudbury, Ontario, Blind River, Ontario Overnight, family Coed

Me to We Take Action Camp  

Bethany; Corktown, Toronto

  • Education: Social Justice/Empowerment
  • Overnight

Take Action Camp are where kids who care, thrive. Young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, and volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,100/week
Overnight Coed11009-1844Bethany, Ontario, Corktown, Toronto, OntarioEducation: Social Justice/EmpowermentMe to We Take Action CampTake Action Camp are where kids who care, thrive. Young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, and volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment! Bethany, Ontario, Corktown, Toronto, Ontario Overnight Coed

YMCA Camp Pine Crest  

Torrance

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

We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed3905-1645Torrance, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA Camp Pine CrestWe provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures! Torrance, Ontario Day, Overnight, family Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Sylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day, Program Coed1503-1746Burlington, OntarioEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning BurlingtonSylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12 Burlington, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Kilcoo Camp  

Minden; Moore Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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"!

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Boys
  • from $2,975/2 weeks
Overnight Boys29758-1547Minden, 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 Boys

Cedar Ridge Camp  

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Overnight Coed9006-1648Bancroft, 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 Coed

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre  

Renfrew; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $675/week
Overnight Coed, Girls6756-1749Renfrew, 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 Coed, Girls
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, 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.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Day, Program Coed305-1850Oakville, OntarioEducation (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 Day, Program Coed

Camp Nokomis  

Fergus

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1,199/session
Overnight Girls, Boys11997-1651Fergus, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp NokomisNokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff. Fergus, Ontario Overnight Girls, Boys

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp  

Rouge, Toronto

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Day

Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $280/week
Day Coed2804-1652Rouge, Toronto, OntarioScience: Zoology/AnimalsToronto Zoo - Zoo CampLocated at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Rouge, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

YMCA Wanakita  

Haliburton Highlands

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $940/session
Day, Overnight Coed9407-1653Haliburton Highlands, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA WanakitaA co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life! Haliburton Highlands, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Junior Red Riders  

Markham

  • Sport: BMX / Motocross
  • Day

Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $100/session
Day Coed1006-1254Markham, OntarioSport: BMX / MotocrossJunior Red RidersCan your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY Markham, Ontario Day Coed

Crestwood Valley Day Camp  

Bridle Path, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $575/week
Day Coed5754-1555Bridle Path, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Crestwood Valley Day CampA Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
  • Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Day

The Cognitive Intensive Program is a 6-week intensive program targeting the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Upon completion, we see positive changes in the individual’s ability to understand the world around them.

  • Ages 8 to 88
  • Coed
  • from $5,000/program
Day Coed50008-8856South Hill, Toronto, OntarioAcademic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive ProgramThe Cognitive Intensive Program is a 6-week intensive program targeting the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Upon completion, we see positive changes in the individual’s ability to understand the world around them. South Hill, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay; International; Saint John

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $6,000/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed600012-1857Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Saint John, New BrunswickEducation (multi)Academic Camp CanadaA challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'! Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Saint John, New Brunswick Day, Overnight Coed

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.

Kinds of 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.

There are boys, girls, and coed troubled teen camps. And these camps use a myriad of approaches. For instance, there are boot camps and military camps for troubled teens. This includes boot camps for boys and girls. There are also wilderness programs, which offer outdoor education and exploration for troubled youth.



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