Outdoor education

Find camps that specialize in the great outdoors listed below

Outdoor education is a key component of any healthy childhood. Experts from Richard Louv to David Suzuki have praised the value of spending time in natural environments and learning both in and about the natural world. The sheer variety of learning experiences out of doors makes it an exciting opportunity that is all too new and strange to too many children. Even for students who are mainly academically inclined, time outdoors is an ideal way to get perspective on studies and other learning. Read more


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At camps below, you'll be immersed in outdoor education and learn some wilderness survival skills in a fun, supervised environment. Check camp listings for more details.

Camp Nominingue  

Mont-Tremblant

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $765/week
Overnight, family Boys7657-160Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $410/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-171Halkirk, Alberta

Teen Ranch  

Caledon

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day, Overnight Coed3205-182Caledon, Ontario

InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake  

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $399/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys3996-173Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $216/week
Day, Program, family Coed2164-144Vaughan, Ontario

Harbourfront Centre Camps  

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed2504-165Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

Claremont Nature Centre  

Pickering

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

Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1805-186Pickering, Ontario

YMCA Cedar Glen  

King

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $205/session
Day Coed2054-167King, Ontario
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Safari Zoo Camp  

Clarington

  • Science: Zooology/Animals
  • Overnight

The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work hands on alongside professional animal care staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed8506-170Clarington, Ontario

Camp Can-Aqua  

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,950/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed19505-171Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario

Camp Muskoka  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,095/week
Overnight Coed10956-162Bracebridge, Ontario

Camp Pathfinder  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and exceptional staff.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight, family Boys12007-163Algonquin Park, Ontario

Kandalore  

Minden

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $2,585/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed25856-164Minden, Ontario

Camp Mini-Yo-We  

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $720/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-175Huntsville, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $460/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4605-176Huntsville, Ontario
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight

Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-177Temagami, Ontario

Branksome Hall Day Camps  

Rosedale, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $360/week
Day Coed3604-128Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario

Camp Ecolart  

Montreal; Vancouver; West Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight Coed2404-179Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Education: FSL
  • Day, Overnight, family

Learn and practice your french while playing with our experienced bilingual staff. ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD IN FRENCH. Have a blast at our summer camp while being in the outdoors.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $50/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed506-1610Laurentians, Québec

Crescent Camps & Summer Programs  

North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, leadership and the arts, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-1711North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

UCC Summer Life  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $4,995/session
Overnight Coed499510-1712Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $220/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2205-1613Brantford, Ontario

YMCA Summer Day Camps  

St James Town, Toronto; Oshawa; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Toronto Islands, Toronto; Pickering

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $245/week
Day Coed2454-1614St James Town, Toronto, Ontario, Oshawa, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Pickering, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight

A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight Coed75014-1715Ottawa, Ontario

Camp Tamakwa  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,300/week
Overnight, family Coed13007-1616Algonquin Park, Ontario

Camp Kawartha  

Peterborough; Lakefield

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $245/week
Day, Overnight Coed2454-1717Peterborough, , Lakefield, Ontario

Outward Bound Canada  

Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Day, Overnight, family

Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-9918Kananaskis, Alberta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Throughout Canada, Ontario, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Algonquin Park, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

An international summer camp offering quality language and sports camps for children aged 4 to 17. Come and discover a multitude of sports and activities for an unforgettable summer stay.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $439/week
Day, Overnight Coed4394-1719Val-Morin, Quebec

Camp Wenonah  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An overnight Summer Camp in beautiful Muskoka, with activities ranging from archery to sailing to tennis, along with leadership focus and more.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $915/week
Overnight Coed9155-1720Bracebridge, Ontario

Lone Prairie Camp  

Ferintosh

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.

  • Ages 5 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $130/week
Overnight, family Coed1305-9921Ferintosh, Alberta

Fire Fly Stables  

Hamilton

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls3506-1822Hamilton, Ontario

Camp Wabikon  

Temagami

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,075/week
Overnight Coed10756-1723Temagami, Ontario

Willowgrove Day Camp  

Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn, apple orchard , corn maze and more.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day Coed3204-1524Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario

Fraser Lake Camp  

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

We are a not-for-profit overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property. We offer kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, new lodging cabins, and most importantly a safe, supportive inclusive environment.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $678/week
Overnight Coed6788-1625Bancroft, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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!

  • Ages 9 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,400/week
Overnight Coed14009-1726Lakefield, Ontario

Camp Chikopi  

Parry Sound

  • Sport (multi)
  • Overnight

For 99 years Chikopi has something for everyone. If your son enjoys a variety of sports and being outdoors you can stop looking now because you’ll find all that and so much more at Camp Chikopi!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $815/week
Overnight Boys8157-1627Parry Sound, Ontario

Ryde Lake Camp  

Gravenhurst

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

This camp in the heart of the Muskoka- Gravenhurst area offers a traditional summer camp experience for girls, with canoeing, camping, more.

  • Ages 9 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $575/week
Overnight Girls5759-1628Gravenhurst, Ontario

YMCA John Island Camp  

Sudbury; Blind River

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron and offers a variety of traditional, leadership, and kayak/canoe tripping programming.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $529/week
Overnight, family Coed5296-1629Sudbury, Ontario, Blind River, Ontario

Lovell International Camps   

International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $3,800/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed38006-1830International, ---------------, International,

Camp Kodiak  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,386/week
Overnight Coed13866-1831Parry Sound, Ontario

Olympia Sports Camp  

Huntsville

  • Sport (multi)
  • Overnight

We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness.

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $905/week
Overnight Coed9058-1932Huntsville, Ontario

Swallowdale Camp  

Rosseau

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An overnight camp in Rosseau offering adventure and a variety of land and water activities. Our beautiful lakefront camp is the ideal place for children to spend their summer making new friend and learning new skills!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed12007-1633Rosseau, Ontario

Cedar Ridge Camp  

Bancroft

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Overnight Coed9006-1634Bancroft, Ontario

Glen Bernard Camp  

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12004-1635Huntsville, Ontario

Camp Hurontario  

Mactier

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $900/week
Overnight Boys9006-1636Mactier, Ontario

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   

Orillia; Midland

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

A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1756-1737Orillia, Ontario, Midland,

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps  

London; Leamington; Port Severn

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $530/session
Overnight, family Coed5305-1638London, Ontario, Leamington, Ontario, Port Severn, Ontario

Camp Davern  

Eastern Lanark County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Eastern Ontario summer camp where kids participate in a variety of activities and sports including rope courses, leadership and more.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $875/week
Overnight Coed8756-1639Eastern Lanark County, Ontario

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta  

Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

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

Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $299/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1940Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta

Camp Cherith - Ontario  

Southern Bruce County

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $489/week
Overnight Coed4896-1641Southern Bruce County, Ontario

Medeba Summer Camp  

Haliburton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $684/week
Day, Overnight Coed6846-1742Haliburton, Ontario

YMCA Wanakita Family Camps  

Haliburton Highlands

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A traditional overnight camp with a twist, it's fun for the whole family! We offer all the classics like swimming, boating, hiking, sports, crafts and so much more. You'll be sure to find something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Ages 1 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $430/week
Overnight, family Coed4301-9943Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS  

Rexdale, Toronto

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day

A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $245/week
Day Coed2454-1344Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day, Overnight Coed1904-1645Ottawa, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Ages 1 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Overnight, family Coed11-2146Minden, Ontario

Earthbound Kids  

Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $355/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-1447Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario

YMCA Wanakita  

Haliburton Highlands

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $940/session
Day, Overnight Coed9407-1648Haliburton Highlands, Ontario

Wilvaken  

Magog

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Bilingual (Fr/En), traditional summer camp offering water and land sports, such as sailing, water-skiing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $2,260/2 weeks
Overnight Coed22606-1549Magog, Quebec
  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day, Program, family

The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family Coed2006-10050Ajax, Ontario

Appleby College Summer Programs  

Oakville; International

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $328/week
Day, Overnight Coed3284-1751Oakville, Ontario, International,

Camp de vacances Kéno  

St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

In the heart of a regional park, Kéno offers a life experience. Welcoming campers from Canada and abroad for a full French immersion, Kéno specialises in out-tripping expeditions with stays from 3 to 25 days.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $205/session
Overnight Coed2055-1752St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, Quebec
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

We feature an incredible line-up of camp activities in our Traditional General Camping Program, and children can also choose to specialize, if they wish, in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,250/week
Overnight Coed12505-1753Temagami, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Come and explore the wilderness under trained staff who will guide you into amazing adventures and outdoor experiences. You will learn life skills, build friendships, and have tons of outdoor fun!

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $50/session
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys506-1754Shoal Lake, Manitoba

YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki  

Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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 $695/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls6955-1555Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario

The Wylde Swan  

International

  • Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills
  • Overnight

Grow into a citizen of the world with this unique summer camp offering international travel, sailing aboard a tall-ship, education in geography, environmental sciences, leadership, communication skills, and so much more!

  • Ages 14 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,599/session
Overnight Coed159914-2556International, Other, International,

Camp Celtic  

Bruce Peninsula

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Situated on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, near Lions Head, this traditional overnight summer camp features specialized instruction in land &water sports, fine arts, performing arts, out-tripping, and nature activities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $199/session
Overnight Coed1996-1857Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Summer camp offering a program of outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, camp fires, camping, counselor training etc.

  • Ages 9 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $735/week
Overnight Coed7359-1658Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Active Challenge  

Renfrew

  • Health & Fitness: Weight Loss Program
  • Overnight

Focusing on self esteem and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education, activity and personal growth and development.

  • Ages 12 to 25
  • Girls
  • from $3,675/month
Overnight Girls367512-2559Renfrew, Quebec

Camp Bil-O-Wood  

Blind River

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed8507-1760Blind River, Ontario

Camp Artaban  

Gambier Island

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight, family

Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $198/session
Overnight, family Coed1981-10061Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-1862Canning, Nova Scotia
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,085/session
Overnight Coed308510-1763California, California

The Taylor Statten Camps  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $895/session
Overnight Girls, Boys8956-1664Algonquin Park, Ontario

Camp North Star  

Maine

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed31007-1765Maine, Maine

Camp Northway/ Wendigo  

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $993/week
Overnight Girls, Boys9937-1666Algonquin Park, Ontario

Camp Oconto  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $1,250/week
Overnight Girls12507-1567Sharbot Lake, Ontario

Camp Frenda  

Port Carling

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $540/week
Overnight, family Coed5408-1668Port Carling, Ontario

Camp Kennebec  

Sharbot Lake

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

  • Ages 6 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $1,500/week
Overnight Coed15006-2569Sharbot Lake, Ontario

Wildhorse Camp  

Rocky Mountain House

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

Camps for girls who LOVE horses! Our natural horsemanship programs are about learning leadership and life skills - through heart to heart horsemanship! Horse Focused and FUN!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $850/week
Overnight Girls85011-1770Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Camp Kahuna  

Burlington; Milton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $600/week
Day, Overnight Coed6006-1371Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, Ontario

Township of King  

Ontario (7)

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

With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-1872King, Nobleton

YMCA Camp Pine Crest  

Torrance

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

We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed3905-1673Torrance, Ontario

Camp Kwasind  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for those ages 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & HIGH QUALITY. Truly a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in an outdoor setting.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $425/week
Overnight Coed4257-1774Bracebridge, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $700/session
Day, Overnight Coed70011-1775Stanstead, Quebec

Camp Wanapitei  

Temagami

  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight, family

Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $945/week
Overnight, family Coed9457-1876Temagami, Ontario

The Hollows Camp  

Bradford

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A traditional overnight and day camp located 1 hour north of Toronto. Activities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, paintball, tennis, trampoline/circus, horseback riding, bushcraft, drama, arts, and swimming.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Overnight Coed4007-1577Bradford, Ontario

Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp  

Downsview, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

An educational day camp for children 5 to 12. Kids get to experience life in the 1860s while playing games and learning new skills.

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $265/week
Day Coed2655-1278Downsview, Toronto, Ontario

Camp U of T Mississauga  

Mississauga

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A popular Mississauga summer camp offered on campus, with options including dance, leadership, multi-sports camps, more.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $260/week
Day Coed2604-1679Mississauga, Ontario

The Dalton School Camps and Programs  

Rosedale, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A one-of-a- kind March Break and summer camp experience with 11 weekly themes including science, history, arts and crafts, sports and more, all in Mandarin! Bring your swimsuit in the summer and join us in the sprinkler!

  • Ages 4 to 11
  • Coed
  • from $300/week
Day Coed3004-1180Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario

Power4Teens  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A unique, intimate small camp experience. Getting outdoors, amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding, the beach, pool, Stand up paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, meditation and more.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $375/week
Day, Overnight Girls3758-1681Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Torrance, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

  • Ages 7 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day Coed3507-1282Oshawa, Ontario

HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $650/week
Day, Overnight Coed6507-1583Parry Sound, Ontario

Waldorf Summer Camp  

Thornhill

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A traditional day camp offering a summer of unplugged activities both indoors and out, including arts & crafts, weekly nature themes and outdoor free play in our 20+ acre campus with forest playground and open field.

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day Coed3504-1284Thornhill, Ontario

Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin  

Stratford

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $730/week
Overnight Coed7307-1585Stratford, Quebec

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 $195/session
Day Coed1954-1786Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight

A nature-focused camp in a conservation park. Cozy dorms, delicious food, caring staff and lots of time outside being a kid. We help your child build confidence and independence through adventure, leadership & teamwork.

  • Ages 9 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $720/week
Overnight Coed7209-1387Caledon, Ontario

Radiant Girls  

Burlington; Hamilton; Milton

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

A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling.

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • from $300/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3007-1588Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Milton, Ontario

Kilcoo Camp  

Minden; Moore Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Founded in 1932, Kilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps and outdoor education centres. Boys come to Kilcoo from all over the world to engage in over 15 instructed activities.

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Boys
  • from $1,700/2 weeks
Overnight Boys17008-1589Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario

Shadow Lake Centre  

Whitchurch - Stouffville

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

A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.

  • Ages 7 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,575/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15757-6590Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario

TV Casting Ranch  

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

  • Art : Visual arts (multi)
  • Overnight

A Hollywood style camp where teens step into the shoes of their dream industry job. Uniquely filled with many fun challenges in majestic surroundings where nature and luxury co-habit for the Ultimate Teen Challenge

  • Ages 9 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Overnight Coed4959-1991Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec

Tamarack West Summer Camp  

High Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper.

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $300/week
Day Coed3004-1092High Park, Toronto, Ontario

Zodiac Day Camp  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 7 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day Coed1902.5-1593Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario

Camp Tamarack  

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Muskoka summer camp with sports like sailing, water skiiing and golf as well as arts programs like dance and drama.

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,000/week
Overnight Coed10006-1694Bracebridge, Ontario

Camp Couchiching  

Orillia

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

Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice, We are all levels of awesome!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $800/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed8006-1695Orillia, Ontario

Mi-A-Kon-Da  

Parry Sound; Hamilton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A traditional, all-girls summer camp with various outdoor activities including sailing, wilderness trips, arts activities and more. Offering 2 or 4 week sessions or an introductory weekend.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $2,190/2 weeks
Overnight Girls21907-1696Parry Sound, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

  • Ages 4 to 85
  • Coed
  • from $395/week
Overnight, family Coed3954-8597Water Valley, Alberta

Oneida Baptist Camp  

Haldimand

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Located on Lake Erie's shoreline near Port Dover, offering half/full-week overnight Christian camping for all kids ranging from 4-18 years, plus family camp (ages 0-99) and leadership training for 14-15 year olds.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $300/week
Overnight, family Coed3004-1898Haldimand, Ontario

Crestwood Valley Day Camp  

Bridle Path, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $545/week
Day Coed5454-1599Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario

Kettleby Valley Camp  

Newmarket

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Located just north of Toronto, this traditional summer camp offers overnight, day and canoe trip programs for campers 5 to 14.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $840/week
Day, Overnight Coed8407-14100Newmarket, Ontario

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay; International; Saint John

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $6,000/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed600012-18101Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Saint John, New Brunswick

Outdoor education camps will likely include activities like rock climbing, canoeing, rope games and courses and games for groups. It can also imply environmental education and experience with nature. Any summer camp – whether day or overnight - will almost certainly provide a rich focus on outdoor education, although certain summer camps may offer a variety of focuses that delve deeply into spheres of outdoor learning. Some examples of (with links to) types of camps are as follows:

  • Zoo camps or animal camps offer children firsthand experience with zoo animals, ideal for children curious about pursuing studies in relevant areas or for any child who simply loves animals.
  • Horse camps permit young men and women to interact closely with horses, learning essentials of horseback riding and even some other equestrian tricks and skills.
  • Adventure camps entail excursions deep into the woods, often over several nights or even weeks, where older teens gain firsthand experience in survival techniques, extensive hiking and canoeing and likely encounters with wildlife. This is immensely rewarding, intense learning about the real outdoors.
  • Numerous types of camps spend a lot of time outdoors offering deep training and education in a variety of activities such as golf, soccer, baseball, sailing and many other outdoor activities.

Outdoor learning and education is one of the major benefits of any summer camp, especially overnight camps, but this term can also apply to learning outside the classroom as practiced in some schools. Outdoor education at a March break camp provides an ideal counterpoint to life in school, with structured learning that helps keep young minds limber.

Read blog posts about outdoor living.

Outdoor education

Outdoor education certainly teaches children about issues such as climate change and helps to combat nature deficit disorder. The following presents a list of camps that emphasize outdoor living as part of their activities of curriculum.



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