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Kingston area summer camps

Find summer camps and activities in the Kingston area listed below

Listed below are summer camps in Kingston and area, Ontario. This includes kids' camps in Inner Harbour, Sydenham Ward, Kingston Mills, Portsmouth, Rideau Heights, Williamsville, Guildwood, and Reddendale. It also includes camps in the nearby areas of Brockville, Gananoque, and the rest of the Thousand Islands and Prince Edward County regions, as well as Leeds and Grenville.

A brief look at the value of kids' camps in Kingston

For people with any lingering reticence about camp, there are many benefits to going to camp, benefits that last a lifetime. Day camps and overnight kids's camps in Kingston offer advantages that are simply all too rare elsewhere. Here’s a quick look:

Kids get out of their comfort zone and learn new things. They are faced with new and unique challenges in a fun setting, where they develop confidence and soft skills including resiliency, independence and fortitude. Teamwork, co-operation, negotiation and interpersonal communication are all part and parcel of camp life.

Kingston area summer camps

They engage in unique physical activities that disrupt habits like screen dependency or just plain sitting around.

They encounter opportunities to develop leadership and deepen their understanding of the value of leadership and listening. Many activities in camp are team-oriented. Kids take leadership roles they might not otherwise have the opportunity to, or they deepen their appreciation for communication, in some situations.

They sharpen their mental acuity and encounter different means of learning. Camps that focus on education, such as STEM camps and kids' science camps excel at mental stimulation, but to one degree or another all camps are educational.

Take a look at our full exploration of the benefits of summer day camps.


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Find summer camps and activities in the Kingston area listed below

List of Kingston area camps and programs

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Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure   
An adventure-based camp on a tall ship - leadership, good citizenship & lifelong friendships built through working alongside crew sailing the vessel(s). HS credits on Fair Jeanne, small group ages 12+ sailing Black Jack.
Brockville; Harbourfront, Toronto; Ottawa; Kincardine; Sarnia
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  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $900/session
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed90012-180Brockville, Ontario, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Kincardine, , Sarnia,
Camp Oconto   
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.
Sharbot Lake
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,250/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls12507-151Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)   
Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) and QSEA Jr. is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students to engineering design, various engineering disciplines, Makerspaces, and Innovation.
Kingston
Science: Engineering

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $325/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed32513-172Kingston, Ontario

News

February 19, 2019
Bytown Brigantine Tall Ships Adventure
Fair Jeanne to participate in Tall Ships Challenge - Great Lakes 2019
November 6, 2018
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
Queen’s Engineering Outreach team teaching digital skills
March 6, 2018
Camp Oconto
Camp Oconto Alumnae Echo - Spring 2017
February 17, 2016
Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)
Looking to educate future engineers
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