Kitchener-Waterloo area camps

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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  

Ontario (47)

  • Science (multi)
  • Day

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 45 locations across Ontario where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in science, technology, engineering & math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $210/week
Day Coed2105-130Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Cambridge, Brantford, Aylmer, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Woodstock, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, BarrieScience (multi)STEM CampSTEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 45 locations across Ontario where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in science, technology, engineering & math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Cambridge, Brantford, Aylmer, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Woodstock, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Barrie Day Coed

Great Big Theatre Company  

Ontario (11)

  • Art : Theatre Arts
  • Day, 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 !

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $98/week
Day, Program Coed984-141Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, LondonArt : Theatre ArtsGreat Big Theatre CompanyCamps 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 ! Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London Day, Program Coed

Brick Works Academy  

Ontario (13)

  • Science: LEGO
  • Day

The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $220/week
Day Coed2206-132Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , TorontoScience: LEGOBrick Works AcademyThe Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps! Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , Toronto Day Coed

Sports Discovery Camp  

Ontario (10)

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

Children are introduced to traditional and new sports that promote confidence, leadership, inspire teamwork, and leave children with new skills in sport but also new skills as people. More than players, we build people!

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day Coed1756-143London, Cambridge, Oxford County, Hamilton, Tillsonburg, Windsor, WoodstockSport (multi)Sports Discovery CampChildren are introduced to traditional and new sports that promote confidence, leadership, inspire teamwork, and leave children with new skills in sport but also new skills as people. More than players, we build people! London, Cambridge, Oxford County, Hamilton, Tillsonburg, Windsor, Woodstock Day 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 Coed2206-154Kitchener, 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

YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki  

Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

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

The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $720/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls7205-155Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and WabanakiThe K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available. Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Since 1969 we have been welcoming horse lovers to our picturesque 250 acre farm. . Beginner to advanced riders welcome. We carefully select a horse or pony suitable to each girl's level. Come feel the Kemur magic!

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Girls
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12006-146Cambridge, OntarioSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianKemur Equestrian Girls CampSince 1969 we have been welcoming horse lovers to our picturesque 250 acre farm. . Beginner to advanced riders welcome. We carefully select a horse or pony suitable to each girl's level. Come feel the Kemur magic! Cambridge, Ontario Overnight Girls

Empowered Girls  

Kitchener

  • Reading: Leadership training
  • Day

A girls' empowerment camp building skills to conquer low self-esteem, negative self-talk, bullying & stress/anxiety.

  • Ages 10 to 13
  • Girls
  • from $299/week
Day Girls29910-137Kitchener, OntarioReading: Leadership trainingEmpowered GirlsA girls' empowerment camp building skills to conquer low self-esteem, negative self-talk, bullying & stress/anxiety. Kitchener, Ontario Day Girls

YMCA of Oakville  

Hamilton; Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $198/session
Day Coed1984-178Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) YMCA of OakvilleYMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more! Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario Day Coed

The variety of KW 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.

 

 
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 camp types available in Kitchener and area:

 

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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