Single sex camps

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Growing up is hard to do. With pressures from school, friends, family, extracurricular activities, and technology, camp can be the perfect getaway for boys and girls to learn about themselves while they learn about others in a single-sex environment like that offered in girls' summer camps and boys' summer camps. 

For many campers, the school year is spent in anticipation of the weeks or even months spent at summer camp. Fresh air, physical activities, and lifelong friendships are commonly found in all residential camps, and give city-dwelling kids a precious opportunity to unplug and unwind. But single-sex camps provide another benefit that may hinder a child’s development throughout the year—the pressure to impress.

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Camp Pathfinder   
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. [View Profile]
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $1,200/week
Overnight, family Boys12007-160Algonquin Park, Ontario
Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
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. [View Profile]
Temagami
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys120010-171Temagami, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
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. [View Profile]
Brantford
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $220/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys2205-162Brantford, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
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! [View Profile]
Halkirk
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $410/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys4106-173Halkirk, Alberta
Camp Nominingue   
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! [View Profile]
Mont-Tremblant
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $765/week
Overnight, family Boys7657-164Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Camp Mini-Yo-We   
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. [View Profile]
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight
from $720/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys7205-175Huntsville, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
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! [View Profile]
Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $399/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys3996-176Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
Teen Ranch   
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. [View Profile]
Caledon
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $320/week
Day, Overnight Coed3205-187Caledon, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
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! [View Profile]
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight, family
from $460/week
Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys4605-178Huntsville, Ontario
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
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. [View Profile]
Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $360/week
Day Coed3604-129Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more. [View Profile]
Thetis Island; Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Overnight
from $275/week
Overnight Coed, Girls2757-1810Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Camp Kawartha   
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. [View Profile]
Peterborough; Lakefield
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $245/week
Day, Overnight Coed2454-1711Peterborough, , Lakefield, Ontario
Camp Tanamakoon   
This all girls summer camp located on its own lake in Algonquin Park offers a variety of camp activities, along with specialty programs for canoe tripping, mini camp and kindercamp! We offer a safe and fun adventure! [View Profile]
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $2,600/session
Overnight Girls26004-1612Algonquin Park, Ontario
Models International Management   
Our Fashion Modeling Camps are an amazing opportunity to build confidence, discover talents and develop skills such as public speaking, acting, runway & much more! [View Profile]
Ottawa
Art (multi)

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Girls
  • Day, Program
from $395/program
Day, Program Girls39510-1713Ottawa, Ontario
Camp Tapawingo, YWCA   
An all girls summer camp located on Georgian Bay, operated by YWCA Toronto. Camp “Tap” focuses on empowering and supporting a diverse group of girls through a broad range of arts and outdoor activities. [View Profile]
Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $686/week
Overnight Girls6866-1514Parry Sound, Ontario
YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience. [View Profile]
Vancouver; Gibsons
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $139/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-1715Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia
Fire Fly Stables   
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. [View Profile]
Hamilton
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls3506-1816Hamilton, Ontario
Camp Crossroads   
A traditional camp experience in a fresh and dynamic way. Our core Christian teaching, creative staff, excellent food and exciting recreational programs inspire kids and keep them coming back year after year. [View Profile]
Gravenhurst
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $570/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed5708-1717Gravenhurst, Ontario
Camp Ak-O-Mak   
A traditional summer camp with over 26 sports and camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, biking and more. [View Profile]
Parry Sound
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $900/week
Overnight Girls9007-1618Parry Sound, Ontario
Outward Bound Canada   
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. [View Profile]
Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $779/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-9919Kananaskis, Alberta, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Throughout Canada, Ontario, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp Chikopi   
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! [View Profile]
Parry Sound
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $815/week
Overnight Boys8157-1620Parry Sound, Ontario
STEAMlabs   
A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life. [View Profile]
Downtown West, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto
Education: STEM

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/session
Day, Program Coed2006-1721Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario
Camp de vacances Kéno   
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. [View Profile]
St-Léonard-de-Portneuf
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $205/session
Overnight Coed2055-1722St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, Quebec
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
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! [View Profile]
Rocky Mountain House; Sundre
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 19
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $299/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys2995-1923Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
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. [View Profile]
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $993/week
Overnight Girls, Boys9937-1624Algonquin Park, Ontario
Camp U of T Mississauga   
A popular Mississauga summer camp offered on campus, with options including dance, leadership, multi-sports camps, more. [View Profile]
Mississauga
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day
from $260/week
Day Coed2604-1625Mississauga, Ontario
Gee-Gees Sports Camps   
The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. [View Profile]
Ottawa
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day
from $275/week
Day Coed, Girls, Boys2756-1526Ottawa, Ontario
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. [View Profile]
Sharbot Lake
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,250/week
Overnight Girls12507-1527Sharbot Lake, Ontario
Power Soccer School of Excellence   
The largest soccer summer camp program in Canada offers a well organized program that mixes instruction, training and fun. [View Profile]
York Mills, Toronto; Bridle Path, Toronto; East York, Toronto
Sport: Soccer

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1528York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario
Kilcoo Camp   
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. [View Profile]
Minden; Moore Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,700/2 weeks
Overnight Boys17008-1529Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario
Glen Bernard Camp   
A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities! [View Profile]
Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12004-1630Huntsville, Ontario
Jason Helman Golf Performance Academy and Junior Camps   
Don’t miss out on these junior golf camps. It’s worth the drive to Uxbridge to get the best coaching available for your child. These are the best junior golf camps in Toronto and the GTA. [View Profile]
Uxbridge
Sport: Golf

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $575/week
Day Coed, Girls5757-1631Uxbridge, Ontario
Camp Kodiak   
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. [View Profile]
Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
Overnight Coed13866-1832Parry Sound, Ontario
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek   
A faith-based, western themed overnight summer camp which encourages young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled prairie adventure. Register on-line today!! [View Profile]
Wolseley
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $300/week
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys3006-1633Wolseley, Saskatchewan
Radiant Girls   
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. [View Profile]
Burlington; Hamilton; Milton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $300/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls3007-1534Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Milton, Ontario
Mi-A-Kon-Da   
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. [View Profile]
Parry Sound; Hamilton
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $2,190/2 weeks
Overnight Girls21907-1635Parry Sound, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
Camp Hurontario   
A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more. [View Profile]
Mactier
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • Overnight
from $900/week
Overnight Boys9006-1636Mactier, Ontario
Ryerson Summer Day Camps   
Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more! [View Profile]
Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day
from $320/week
Day Coed3206-1737Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto,
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. [View Profile]
Oshawa
Science (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Program, family
from $300/week
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls3005-1738Oshawa, Ontario
Saddlewood Riding Camp   
A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction. [View Profile]
Peterborough Area
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $2,200/2 weeks
Overnight Girls22007-1639Peterborough Area, Ontario
Camp Cherith - Ontario   
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. [View Profile]
Southern Bruce County
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $489/week
Overnight Coed4896-1640Southern Bruce County, Ontario
YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
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. [View Profile]
Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $695/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls6955-1541Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario
Earthbound Kids   
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! [View Profile]
Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $355/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3554-1442Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario
1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
Leadership program and summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship. [View Profile]
Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft
Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Boys
  • Overnight, Program
from $150/week
Overnight, Program Boys1509-1843Quebec City, , South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Bancroft,
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba   
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! [View Profile]
Shoal Lake
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $50/session
Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys506-1744Shoal Lake, Manitoba
Wildhorse Camp   
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! [View Profile]
Rocky Mountain House
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $850/week
Overnight Girls85011-1745Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
The Taylor Statten Camps   
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. [View Profile]
Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $895/session
Overnight Girls, Boys8956-1646Algonquin Park, Ontario
Power4Teens   
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. [View Profile]
Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $375/week
Day, Overnight Girls3758-1647Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Torrance, Ontario
Camp Artaban   
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! [View Profile]
Gambier Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $198/session
Overnight, family Coed1981-10048Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia
Empowered Girls   
A girls' empowerment camp building skills to conquer low self-esteem, negative self-talk, bullying & stress/anxiety. [View Profile]
Kitchener
Reading: Leadership training

  • Ages 10 to 13
  • Girls
  • Day
from $299/week
Day Girls29910-1349Kitchener, Ontario
Ryde Lake Camp   
This camp in the heart of the Muskoka- Gravenhurst area offers a traditional summer camp experience for girls, with canoeing, camping, more. [View Profile]
Gravenhurst
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 9 to 16
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $575/week
Overnight Girls5759-1650Gravenhurst, Ontario
Stanstead College Summer Camps   
Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more! [View Profile]
Stanstead
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $700/session
Day, Overnight Coed70011-1751Stanstead, Quebec
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week. [View Profile]
Vaughan; Woodbridge
Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1052Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario
York University; Science Engagement   
Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab. [View Profile]
Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto
Education: STEM

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $195/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls1958-1853Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario
Camp Nokomis   
Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff. [View Profile]
Fergus
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
from $1,199/session
Overnight Girls, Boys11997-1654Fergus, Ontario
Four Point Basketball   
Developing better shooters is what we do! Four Point Basketball is to provide hands-on, structured curriculum and exceptional coaching in a caring and positive environment to all youth. [View Profile]
Belleville; Vaughan; Sarnia
Sport: Basketball

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $198/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed1985-1855Belleville, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Sarnia, Ontario
Timberline Ranch   
Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences. [View Profile]
Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $329/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3297-1656Vancouver, British Columbia
Kemur Equestrian Girls Camp   
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! [View Profile]
Cambridge
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $1,200/week
Overnight Girls12006-1457Cambridge, Ontario
Active Challenge   
Focusing on self esteem and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education, activity and personal growth and development. [View Profile]
Renfrew
Health & Fitness: Weight Loss Program

  • Ages 12 to 25
  • Girls
  • Overnight
from $3,675/month
Overnight Girls367512-2558Renfrew, Quebec
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! [View Profile]
Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
Cost Varies
Overnight Girls, Boys011-1859Kelowna, British Columbia, Barrie, Ontario, Red Deer,
YMCA Wanakita Family Camps   
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! [View Profile]
Haliburton Highlands
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 1 to 99
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $430/week
Overnight, family Coed4301-9960Haliburton Highlands, Ontario
Oneida Baptist Camp   
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. [View Profile]
Haldimand
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $300/week
Overnight, family Coed3004-1861Haldimand, Ontario
Camp Davern   
Eastern Ontario summer camp where kids participate in a variety of activities and sports including rope courses, leadership and more. [View Profile]
Eastern Lanark County
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $875/week
Overnight Coed8756-1662Eastern Lanark County, Ontario

 

Single-sex camps let boys be boys, and girls be girls

To Pauline Hodgetts, owner, director, and operator of all-boys Camp Hurontario since 1978, the biggest and most obvious advantage to a single-gender environment is the opportunity to build self-confidence.

“There is no judgment at a single sex camp, be it actual or surmised by a child, particularly once they get into an age where they’re very aware of who they are and what they look like,” she says. “It’s a great bonding environment of guys and guys, girls and girls, without having to look over their shoulder.”

Single sex camps

“I don’t think it’s conscious,” says Jaqui Raill, director of the all-girls camp Camp Ouareau in Quebec. “It’s such a pressured life girls lead— university, school, who they are, what they want to be…they can let themselves go because there isn’t that extra pressure of the opposite gender.”

All decisions at Camp Ouareau are made with the girls in mind, including the all-female staff trained to help girls explore sensitive issues in healthy and beneficial ways.

“Words hold power, we know how to discuss things with the girls. We think before we speak things like ‘This cake will go right to my butt.’ They can talk about pressures, body image, appropriate role models, and nutrition with healthy young women who are active, eat well, and not obsessed with their bodies,” Raill says.

Camp staff believes in the single sex environment

Camp Ouareau’s staff and alumni are also inspirations to young campers who can look up to friends that become environmentalists, doctors, teachers, and spend their time volunteering and giving back to the world. As a staff member since 1975, Raill firmly believes in the all-girls camp experience.

“The reason I’m still here and have the same passion I had when I arrived, is that so many of these girls leave camp with so much more knowing of themselves, so much more confidence, even if its just for one session,” she says.

Hodgetts is equally passionate when she speaks about how she sees boys develop independence and self-confidence, no matter what personality type.

“There is no need for ‘stars’ because everybody has an opportunity to shine,” She says. “Camp is an opportunity to not have to worry about that, every boy can grow and succeed in that he is doing what he as an individual wants to do.”

Parents interested in single-sex overnight camps can meet with representatives from some of the best at the Our Kids Summer Camp Expo on February 26, 2012. Visit the Kids Camp Expo for more information.


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