The variety of March break camps
You may not realize the sheer variety of camps out there. At ourkids.net we list camps with over 200 different kinds of specializations and focuses as you see in the lists below.
What's your favourite thing to do? There’s a camp for that, in the lists linked to, below.
March break sports camps
The most broadly appealing category of camps, sports camps combine fun, physical activity and a heavily social element. Many camps listed at Our Kids feature professional instruction. In the links below, you’ll find a variety of options, camps that will help kids and teens improve skills and deepen their love of their favourite sport. Find your favourite athletic pursuit below:
March break education camps
Can’t get enough of school? Want to arrest “March break learning loss?” Camps below can help with that, of course. Whatever your favourite subject, find it in the list below and discover a list of spring break programs focused on that activity (top of the list) and other camps that offer that subject as part of their curriculum (further down each list).
Technology camps and programs in March
If you love learning more about tech, and developing skills in coding or related pursuits, find your favourite subject in the list below. Our advanced search can help you find technology camps near you.
March break arts camps
Dance, play, sing, perform, whatever your favourite artistic pursuit, camps are waiting to entertain you. Or teach you more about entertaining others. Some of the more popular arts-related camps you can take part in during March break are as follows:
March break exceptional needs camps
Special or exceptional needs programs and camps offer specialized curriculum and support for kids, and give parents and caregivers some respite at this time of year. Whatever you support needs, find programs linked to below.
More March break camp types available:
March break camps near you
Find your city, find your camp, in the lists linked to below. :
Finding the right camp
Many of the camps listed above are in or near the GTA, and you’ll be sure to find many of them at the annual Toronto camp expo. This is a unique forum for meeting camps face-to-face, learning all about what they have to offer, and even exploring the possibilities for summer and other times of the year. Register for the expo and explore many different camps and programs.
Questions to ask March break camps
Whether you are at the expo, attending an open house or just talking to camp representatives on the phone, there are questions you should bear in mind, specific to a March break camp:
- What are the takeaways of the camp? What will your child learn?
- How are kids grouped during activities and outings at the camp?
- How does the camp deal with discipline issues?
- How does the camp acclimate new kids to the camp environment?
- How does the camps’ pickup and drop off time match your own schedule?
Why send kids to March break camp?
Camp is one of the best experiences you can give your child. It helps them develop independence, exposes them to new skills, and improves their social skills.
Sports camps in particular offer a select list of advantages. At this kind of camp, kids learn about work ethic, personal commitment, team building and cooperation, and many other advantages. Take a fuller look at March break sports camp benefits.
These camps may be offered over a number of weeks in March to cover the varying schedules of different public and private schools across Canada. Note that there are also camps at other school break times during the year, such as the winter break and PA days during the fall, winter, and spring. March break camps are often the same as year round camps.
While these are primarily day camps, there are also overnight camps offering March break programs. This offer parents the opportunity for care other than daycare, keeps your kids engaged, active and having fun. All of these camps can help kids develop skills both soft and practical. Look at our broader list of the benefits of kids camp.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many March break camps are there?
There are 18 camps that are Our Kids trusted members. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.
What are the fees to attend March break camps?
Fees for programs during march break range from $30 to $335 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
Where can parents meet with March break camps?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.