Top Kitchener-Waterloo area camps for 2024/2025

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Summer camps in Kitchener and Waterloo offer teens and kids a wide array of learning experiences. Find summer camps throughout Kitchener-Waterloo below, including camps in Stanley Park, Heritage Park, Idlewood, Chicopee, Breslau and other areas of the city. Read more

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    STEM Camp 

    Throughout Ontario (54)

    • Education: STEM
    • Day Camp

    STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • from $225
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    Brick Works Academy 

    Throughout Ontario (10)

    • Education: STEAM
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program

    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer, and YouTube camps! In-person and virtual programs available Read more...

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • from $199
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    Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport 

    Throughout Ontario (65)

    • Sport: Cycling
    • Day Camp, Program

    Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. Read more...

    • Ages 2 to 12
    • Coed
    • from $199
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    Great Big Theatre Company 

    Throughout Ontario (12)

    • Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Day Camp, Program 

    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder ! Read more...

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • from $225
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    Focus on Nature 

    Cambridge; Guelph; Hamilton; Oakville; Waterloo

    • Arts: Photography
    • Day Camp 

    We inspire young people to explore and connect with nature through photography. At our day camps campers will learn the technical skills to shoot and edit great photos while also exploring nature in a safe environment. Read more...

    • Ages 8 to 12
    • Coed
    • from $300
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    • Arts: Dance (multi)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day, Virtual Program 

    We are a unique small-studio approach to traditional Irish dance and culture for all ages, identities, and abilities. We believe everyone can express themselves through movement in a way that is fun and fulfilling. Read more...

    • Ages 0.5 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $160
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    • Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day 

    Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills training in singing, movement & scene work. Read more...

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • from $395
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    The variety of KW kids' camps

    Kitchener-Waterloo kids' camps come in a wide variety, appealing to every taste. Here’s an overview of camp types, with links to more specific listings.

     
    Sports camps for kids in KW

    Kids who love sports can dive into their passion all day long at camps that focus on specific sports or generalized athletics programs. Click on your favourite sport below to find camps focused on that sport (at the top of lists) or at least offer it as an activity (further down).

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    Education camps in Kitchener-Waterloo

    You'll find learning camps focused on educational activities from coding and programming (some of these put on by area universities and colleges, in fact) to history camps (related to a number of historical sites in the area). Popular educational interests listed below link to lists of camps specializing in that (top of the list) or offer some actitivities (further down the list).

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    Computer and technology camps in Kitchener-Waterloo

    Kids and teens who want to learn coding or other practical technological and engineering disciplines will find a number of KW camps that specialize in it (at the top of lists linked to below) or at least offer that interest as an activity (further down the page).

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    Arts camps in KW

    Kids with an artistic flair will find camps in Kitchener-Waterloo that encourage them to stretch themselves. Find camps that feature the activities below.

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    Exceptional needs support camps in KW

    A number of camps in Kitchener-Waterloo offer support for kids who have physical or mental challenges. This can include lower staff-to-camper ratios or at least provisions for PSWs and a welcoming atmosphere. Get details about support for exceptional needs from the camps listed in the links below.

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    More camps nearby

    Just outside of Kitchener-Waterloo, in counties and towns in the area, there are also many other excellent camps. Some of these are overnight, while others offer  unique activities or a focus your children might find appealing. Check out camps in nearby locations like the following:

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    The benefits of camp

    Some parents, kids and teens are hesitant about committing to camp, especially the first time out. But there are long-term advantages to breaking out of your comfort zone and expanding your horizons. A brief glimpse at reasons to go to camp would include: 

    • Physical and outdoor activity. It’s too easy to spend too much time on devices these days. Whole days can go by binge-watching or spending time on social media. These are not merely time-wasters, they are connected to rising obesity and depression rates, among other negatives. Spending time outside in the company of others is much healthier. Troy Glover, head of a University of Waterloo study, says, "[We] found that campers' attitudes toward physical activity really improved toward the end of the camping session. When given a choice, these campers will now choose physical activity because they realize it makes them feel good and contributes to their well-being."
    • Improvement of social skills. No matter if your child is introverted or already showing leadership skills, camp opens up a plethora of opportunities that encourage teamwork, cooperation, independence and improved self-esteem. Glover’s research shows that camp "really develops emotional intelligence in children by making them more empathetic."
    • Developing strength of character. Kids meet challenges at camp that they would never encounter anywhere else, from canoeing together to competing in capture the flag, to a great variety of other daily activities. Kids learn from all of the challenges, failures and successes at camp. 

    Take a fuller look at the advantages of attending camp.

    Finding the best camp

    Parents in Kitchener-Waterloo are invited to attend the annual Our Kids Camp Expo just down the road in Toronto. It's well worth it, especially if you're looking further afield at the broad selection of Ontario kids' camps. At the expo, you can meet camps face-to-face and get advice directly from camp leaders and staff. You can register here.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Kitchener-Waterloo area camps are there?
    There are 7 Kitchener-Waterloo area camps that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow options by age or type, then click on each organization to read reviews, browse program schedules, and access registration details.

    What are the fees to attend Kitchener-Waterloo area camps?
    Fees for Kitchener-Waterloo area camps range from $160 to $1,000 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Kitchener-Waterloo area camps start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 0.5 through 18.


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