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Camps in Oshawa & Pickering

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Kids in Durham Region have a positive outlet during summer months, thanks to camps and programs listed below. There are excellent kids' camps throughout this area, in Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax, as well as further out, in towns like Courtice and Bowmanville.

Summer time in an Oshawa day camp gets kids out of the house, of course, but it also offers them a variety of positive experiences in the following areas:

Social. We're social animals, and it's good for kids to expand their circle of friends and experiences, no matter who they are, extroverted or introverted. Camp is always a new social experience, even if kids attend the same one, year over year. An Oshawa or Pickering kids camp removes some personal barriers found in more formalized settings like the classroom. There are opportunities that go beyond academics, with unique activities like talent shows, for example. Many kids open up in the freer summer camp environment, while they may have anxiety or other detriments in a school environment. In camp, you just never know what can happen.

Camps in Oshawa & Pickering

Exposure to new things. Mixed activity camps or multisport camps are just two ways that kids can encounter experiences they would not otherwise face. In some cases, this can be eye-opening for some kids, where they can learn about something they never knew they liked doing. Sometimes, camp can be the only opportunity for kids to learn more about something in which they are only casually interested, such as game design, for example.

Physical activity. Camps open up kids to a variety of physical activities, beyond sports. Fun, essentially non-competitive camp activities like dodgeball, foursquare, capture the flag and other such games get kids active and having fun in a more inclusive, less competitive way than that seen in some sports summer camps.

Learning. Camps in Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax offer intensive learning experiences, such as that found in science or tech camps. That said, any kind of day camp offers learning, of course. If you are interested in education-focused camps (including those outside Durham Region) you can use our site to learn more about learning camps ranging from STEM camps to zoology camps.

Not just for summer!

A number of camps in the region offer these experiences round the year. March break camps and other holiday camps are intensive learning opportunities lasting the week. Like summer camp, these are a great way to spend off-school time in a positive environment with unique growth possibilities. Learn more about March Break kids' camps.  Similarly, after school programs in the region are a helpful means of augmenting learning and physical activity.  

Find camps in Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and throughout the rest of Durham region. We cover the entire GTA region.


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List of Oshawa, Whitby & Pickering camps and programs

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Great Big Theatre Company   
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 !
Ontario (8)
Art : Theatre Arts

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $98/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed984-140Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London
Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids, ages two to 12.
Ontario (18)
Sport: Cycling

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $109/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1092-121The Beach, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Little Italy, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Vaughan, Whitby, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, Rouge, Toronto, High Park, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Lansing , Toronto
YMCA Summer Day Camps   
YMCA of Greater Toronto operates 55 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!
St James Town, Toronto; Oshawa; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Toronto Islands, Toronto; Pickering
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $245/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2454-162St James Town, Toronto, Oshawa, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Pickering
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.
Oshawa
Science (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Program, family
from $300/week
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls3005-173Oshawa
Durham College Summer Camps   
Oshawa's top camp for young teens! Durham College Summer Camps focus on letting your creativity shine.
Oshawa; Whitby
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 9 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $249/week
Day Coed2499-144Oshawa, Whitby
French 4 Tots   
French 4 Tots Summer Camp is a French academic summer camp. We offer reading, writing, academic support, camp activities, arts and crafts, sports, trips and more.
Pickering; Oshawa
Education: FSL

  • Ages 4 to 11
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $245/week
Day, Program Coed2454-115Pickering, Oshawa

Camps that bus from Oshawa, Whitby & Pickering
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Lakefield Camp International   
Lakefield Camp is a traditional Canadian overnight summer camp that offers various outdoor & indoor land/water sports & activities, from sailing to theater arts, a complete ropes course, language classes & so much more!
Lakefield
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 9 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,400/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed14009-170Lakefield

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