The broad range of camps and programs available across Canada means there's a camp or program to suit every interest, strength and need—but how do you make the right choice for your child?
Kids who are mature enough may enjoy overnight camps, which can lead to meaningful and lifelong friendships in a safe setting that promotes independence and co-operation.
If you'd like to provide the excitement and rewards of camp, but your child isn't ready for an overnight camp, then don't worry—you have other options. Perhaps a day camp would be a better choice. There are plenty of different types of camps for parents to choose from; you just have to consider your child's needs and interests.
Some day and overnight camps are general, offering a range of different activities. Specialty camps, meanwhile, focus on a particular activity or skill, such as sports, computers, arts, language or adventure. Among these specialty camps are those geared towards kids with special needs, enabling them to experience the joys and excitement of camp like every other child.
Get active at summer camp!
All Sports Camps
Extend learning during the summer months by participating in an educational summer camp!
MORE ABOUT LEARNING CAMPS
Learning benefits of summer camp
Computer & Tech Camps
Science summer camps
Youth Empowerment Camps
All Education Camps
Arts camps encourage children to get creative and express themselves. Develop your (child's) artistic talents at one of these camps.
Drama & acting camps
Music summer camps
Film and video camps
All arts camps
Away for the day and back home for the night — day camps offer a wide variety of activities and experiences to help children grow during the summer months.
Day or residential camp?
All day camps
Overnight at a "home away from home", campers typically live in cabins with 4-12 campers and a couple of counselors.
Overnight or day camp?
All overnight camps
Many day and residential camps offer week long programs to keep your children active and learning over the school break each March.
Year round camps
March break camps
An all-girls environment provides strong role models and encourages girls to become whoever they want to be.
Single sex vs. coed camps
Camps just for boys offer curriculum and extracurricular activities targeted to boys' interests.
SIngle sex vs. coed camps
Family camps help families enjoy nature together.
Find family camps
Focusing on your child's specific needs, these camps bring together kids who are all "in the same boat."
Asperger's Syndrome camps
Camps for the blind
ESL Summer camps
Special Needs Camps
Camps for troubled teens
Weight loss camps
Faith-based camps encourage spiritual development during the summer months.
The kind of camp we all remember, with canoeing and campfires, outdoor living and kids gathering to make memories to last a lifetime.
All traditional camps