Kids zoo camps and zoology programs

Learn about animals!

Zoo camps and zoology camps give kids and teens an opportunity to deepen their love for animals and nature. Some camps, found across the country, are put on by actual zoos. You'll also find camps below that offer a concentrated zoology curriculum. Many of these camps give kids experiences with animals they will remember the rest of their lives. Some camps listed further below offer a variety of traditional kids’ day camp activities, including learning about animals. Below the camp listings, there's much more info for parents. Read more


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Camps below offer specialized education and programming for kids who specifically want to learn more about animals. Look for “zoo camp” in the name to find camps that are put on by actual zoos. (Note that some camps offer only zoology-related sessions.) View camp listings to get more details.

Safari Zoo Camp  

Clarington; Virtual Program

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Overnight camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $850/week
Overnight camp Coed8506-170Clarington, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Zoology/AnimalsSafari Zoo CampThe 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. Clarington, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp Coed

Niagara Christian Collegiate  

Fort Erie; Virtual Program

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

Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program! Read more...

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,550/session
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed355011-171Fort Erie, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Niagara Christian CollegiateGive your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program! Fort Erie, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp  

Rouge, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $95/night
Overnight camp, Family camp Coed956-1002Rouge, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Zoology/AnimalsToronto Zoo Serengeti Bush CampA uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto. Rouge, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp  

Rouge, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Day camp

Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $280/week
Day camp Coed2804-163Rouge, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Zoology/AnimalsToronto Zoo - Zoo CampLocated at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Rouge, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Claremont Nature Centre  

Pickering; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

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

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed1804-184Pickering, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Claremont Nature CentreNature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests! Pickering, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp  

Vaughan; Virtual Program

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 16. Each week campers experience outdoor cookouts, crafts, games, activities, campfires and live animals. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $216/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed2164-165Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Kortright Summer Nature Day CampAn outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 16. Each week campers experience outdoor cookouts, crafts, games, activities, campfires and live animals. Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Township of King  

Ontario (7); Virtual Program (2)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed42-186King, Nobleton, Virtual ProgramTraditional (multi activity) Township of KingWith 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. King, Nobleton, Virtual Program Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Harbourfront Centre Camps  

Harbourfront, Toronto; Virtual Program

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

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed2504-157Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
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Camps below offer some curriculum related to animals that may include, for example, a zoo visit. View their listings in full to learn what they offer.

Encounters with Canada  

Ottawa; Virtual Program

  • Education: Leadership
  • Overnight camp

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

  • Ages 14 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight camp Coed75014-170Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: LeadershipEncounters with CanadaA leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp Coed

Sylvan Learning of Mississauga Centre  

Mississauga; Virtual Program

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day camp, Program Coed1594-181Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Sylvan Learning of Mississauga CentreWe offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity. Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Overnight camp

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

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys120010-172Temagami, Ontario, Virtual Program, Adventure: Wilderness Out-trippingNorthwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping ProgramsWilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit. Temagami, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Kidnetix  

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp Coed1504-153Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) KidnetixBe creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun! Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Budding Genius - Central Mississauga  

Mississauga; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed1904-184Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMBudding Genius - Central MississaugaWe're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Ontario Science Centre Camp  

Flemingdon Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp

A science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day camp Coed1754-145Flemingdon Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science (multi)Ontario Science Centre CampA science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits. Flemingdon Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Jack of Sports  

Parkview Hills, Toronto; Sunnylea, Toronto; Lawrence Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Instilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $295/week
Day camp Coed2954-146Parkview Hills, Toronto, Ontario, Sunnylea, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Jack of SportsInstilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends. Parkview Hills, Toronto, Ontario, Sunnylea, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Rotherglen Summer Camp  

Oakville; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day camp Coed3406-147Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Rotherglen Summer CampSummer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Oxford Learning High Park  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day camp Coed4004-128Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Oxford Learning High ParkOxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

City of Toronto - Specialty Plus Camps  

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Brampton; Virtual Program

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Looking to enjoy nature and being outdoors, these camps are for you! Camp Naorca & Camp Claireville both provide fun, hands-on opportunities to discover the hidden wonders and importance of Toronto’s parks and gardens. Read more...

  • Ages 4.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $200/2 weeks
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed2004.5-159Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Nature/EnvironmentCity of Toronto - Specialty Plus CampsLooking to enjoy nature and being outdoors, these camps are for you! Camp Naorca & Camp Claireville both provide fun, hands-on opportunities to discover the hidden wonders and importance of Toronto’s parks and gardens. Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Webtree International School of Excellence  

York Mills, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

A traditional summer camp with a variety of unique camp activities, including the Arts, Athletics, Digital Media, STEM, and English. Our program includes Academic Mornings, Weekly Field Trips, and Escape Rooms. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp Coed2508-1310York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Webtree International School of ExcellenceA traditional summer camp with a variety of unique camp activities, including the Arts, Athletics, Digital Media, STEM, and English. Our program includes Academic Mornings, Weekly Field Trips, and Escape Rooms. York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Toronto Kidz  

High Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $202/week
Day camp Coed2025-1211High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Toronto KidzEvery week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc. High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Town of Oakville camps  

Oakville; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

The Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $157/week
Day camp Coed1574-1412Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Town of Oakville campsThe Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS  

Rexdale, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $265/week
Day camp Coed2654-1313Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Nature/EnvironmentHUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPSA 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. Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Ontario Tech University Summer Camps  

Oshawa; Virtual Program

  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Family camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $260/week
Day camp, Family camp Coed, Girls2605-1714Oshawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science (multi)Ontario Tech University Summer CampsGet 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, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Family camp Coed, Girls

Science North Camps  

Ontario (6); Virtual Program (2)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

Science North offers innovative and stimulating PA Day, holiday and summer camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day camp Coed1534-1415City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora, Virtual ProgramEducation: STEMScience North CampsScience North offers innovative and stimulating PA Day, holiday and summer camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora, Virtual Program Day camp Coed

The Pine Project  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Minden; Virtual Program

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Get outside this summer and discover your full potential! As Ontario's leading nature connection organization, our outdoor day and overnight camps empower kids to explore nature, try new things and build resilience. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 90
  • Coed
  • from $340/program
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed3401-9016Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Minden, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Nature/EnvironmentThe Pine ProjectGet outside this summer and discover your full potential! As Ontario's leading nature connection organization, our outdoor day and overnight camps empower kids to explore nature, try new things and build resilience. Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Minden, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed604-1517Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMIdea Lab Kids OakvilleInnovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Laurus Summer Camp  

Quebec (5); Virtual Program (2)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Montreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp Coed1503-1518Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount, Virtual ProgramTraditional (multi activity) Laurus Summer CampMontreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount, Virtual Program Day camp Coed

Albion Hills Field Centre  

Caledon; Virtual Program

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $225/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed2255-1319Caledon, Ontario, Virtual Program, Adventure (multi)Albion Hills Field CentreA 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. Caledon, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Saddlewood Riding Camp  

Peterborough Area; Virtual Program

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight 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. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,250/session
Overnight camp Girls12507-1620Peterborough Area, Ontario, Virtual Program, Sport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianSaddlewood Riding CampA 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. Peterborough Area, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp Girls

York University; Science Engagement  

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

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. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed, Girls1958-1821Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMYork University; Science EngagementScience 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. Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed, Girls

Kids & Company  

Downtown West, Toronto; Calgary; Langley; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

A traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/day
Day camp Coed606-1222Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Langley, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Kids & CompanyA traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned! Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Langley, British Columbia, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $305/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed30510-1823Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityAn academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Richmond Hill Country Club   

Richmond Hill; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

A co-ed summer day camp close to the city offering camp activities for any child: traditional camp, sports camp, golf camp, tennis camp or leadership training. We offer door to door bus service (included in camp fees). Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $780/week
Day camp Coed7804-1324Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Richmond Hill Country Club A co-ed summer day camp close to the city offering camp activities for any child: traditional camp, sports camp, golf camp, tennis camp or leadership training. We offer door to door bus service (included in camp fees). Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Zodiac Day Camp  

Forest Hill, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 8 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities! Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $225/week
Day camp Coed2252.5-1525Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Zodiac Day CampZodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 8 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities! Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Fire Fly Stables  

Hamilton; Virtual Program

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed3506-1826Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Sport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianFire Fly StablesLearn 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. Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Laird House Adventure Camp  

Brampton; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

We offer eco-friendly sports camp/year round programs for youth 8-14. Created & taught by Certified Ontario Teachers they include: gardening, re-cycling natural resources, basketball, beach volleyball, badminton & more! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed1808-1427Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) The Laird House Adventure CampWe offer eco-friendly sports camp/year round programs for youth 8-14. Created & taught by Certified Ontario Teachers they include: gardening, re-cycling natural resources, basketball, beach volleyball, badminton & more! Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Shadow Lake Centre  

Whitchurch - Stouffville; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,575/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed15759-6528Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Shadow Lake CentreA summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music. Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts  

Canning; Virtual Program

  • Art (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed2905-1829Canning, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Art (multi)Ross Creek Centre for the ArtsSummerArts 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. Canning, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Camp Hurontario  

Mactier; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

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

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $900/week
Overnight camp Boys9006-1630Mactier, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Camp HurontarioA traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more. Mactier, Ontario, Virtual Program, Overnight camp Boys

JOA Camps  

Ottawa; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Read more...

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Day camp Coed554-1231Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) JOA CampsAn exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Tamarack West Summer Camp  

High Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
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A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 11
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Day camp Coed3004-1132High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Tamarack West Summer CampA unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper. High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.  

Ste. Clotilde; Virtual Program

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight camp

A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 17
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Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club  

South Annex, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
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Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps  

Downtown West, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Science: Marine Biology
  • Day camp

Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 13. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
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Day camp Coed2605-1335Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Marine BiologyRipley’s Aquarium of Canada Day CampsSummer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 13. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Crestwood Valley Day Camp  

Bridle Path, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
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A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595 Read more...

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Sidney Ledson Institute  

Don Mills, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
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Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play. Read more...

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DigiTeens Academy  

Thornhill; Scarborough Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
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Canada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
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Belle Wood Equestrian  

Pickering; Virtual Program

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Day camp

A traditional summer camp combined with all elements of Horses from horseback riding, leadership skills, fun & games, arts & crafts and so much more! Don't miss out at Belle Wood this summer Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
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Day camp Coed3657-1539Pickering, Ontario, Virtual Program, Sport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianBelle Wood EquestrianA traditional summer camp combined with all elements of Horses from horseback riding, leadership skills, fun & games, arts & crafts and so much more! Don't miss out at Belle Wood this summer Pickering, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Activities at these camps will focus on integrating knowledge of animals into children’s lives. They may go hiking and learn to identify native animals’ activities and tracks, orienteering may be an activity, and nighttime education at an overnight zoology camp may focus on identifying nocturnal creatures. Campers may also learn about endangered species and other more global issues related to animals. Of course, camps may also include related and typical camp activities like outdoor living skills, arts and crafts, tree climbing, sports and campfires.

Zoology camps near you

Animal camps are found in many of Canada’s most populous cities. Find your city below, and find camps that teach zoology near you:

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The variety of zoology camp experiences

Kids who love to learn animals can do so at a variety of camp and program types. Check out different kinds of experiences linked to below:

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A closer look at the variety of ways to experience animals at camps

Zoology camps may in fact be as diverse as the animal kingdom which they study. Among camps in this category, themes can vary widely, even in sessions put on by the same camp. Here’s a brief look at the spectrum of learning from which to choose, along with other camps that appeal to young animal lovers:

  • Actual zoo camps—look for the phrase right in the name of the camp—where kids can learn, up close, about zoo animals from all over the world
  • Programs put on by nature centres, where kids may be able to learn up close about local wildlife from deer to wild birds (hawks, eagles, osprey, etc.) to pond life like turtles, etc.  Learn more about nature summer camps
  • Camps where kids visit a petting zoo, featuring fairly common animals such as deer, farm animals like horses and sheep, etc., and peacocks.
  • Horseback riding camps give girls and boys direct experience with these domesticated animals. For some kids, horses are just as interesting as any other wild animal. Aspiring veterinarians and any other child or teen who simply wants to expand their understanding and experience of the animal kingdom will benefit from time around horses.
  • Overnight kids' and teens' camps give a window onto the Canadian north, where wildlife sightings are common. Kids and teens at overnight camps in the northern reaches of Alberta, Ontario or BC north may hear wolves and coyotes, or get close to foxes, moose, otters and other Canadian wildlife.

More than just fun with animals

There are a number of noteworthy benefits of attending zoo camp. Kids develop skills through these experiences that carry over to future careers, and there are other benefits to personal development, and the improvement of soft skills. Here’s a look at what you’ll develop at zoo camp:

  • Scientific understanding. At these camps, kids will certainly encounter learning in biology and other sciences. This will build on things they learn in school. What’s more, zoo camp gives them practical experience in these sciences, unlikely to be available in any other forum. If you're interested in this, explore kids' science camps.  
  • Encourage enthusiasm for nature and the development of eco-awareness. Kids benefit immensely from time in the natural world. They also develop their understanding of issues like extinction, with related concerns like climate change and the ecology. Some camps feature baby animals, for example, or kids view animals at different stages of development, and observe both personal care and healthcare of animals. Their understanding of the natural world is deepened considerably. 
  • Leadership and courage. Zoo camp is a distinctly bold venture among the many camp choices there are for kids. The development of courage is one of the many benefits kids derive from any camp experience.  
  • Related skills and interest development. You never know where camp is going to take you, when you explore all the options and sessions available. For example, we list zoological camps that offer sessions and learning in wilderness survival. The variety of sessions at some camps focus on many different personally enriching subjects.  

Career trajectories in this area: 

  • Veterinary science is a popular possibility for kids who experience zoo camp. It’s also very lucrative, with veterinary salaries starting as high as $80,000 per year. Median salary in this field is about $90,000. In both the US and Canada, this field is expected to grow significantly, with an 18% projected job growth in the US. Related fields of interest include agricultural science.  
  • Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and wildlife in a wide variety of contexts, ranging from African savannahs to underwater study performed by marine biologists. This is a fascinating field with a reasonably lucrative median pay in the range of $60,000. 
  • Animal biology is university programming that leads to a diversity of career tracks, including (but not limited to) animal health technician, enforcement officer, and pet nutrition consultant. 

Budding zoologists can also steer themselves in the direction of high school or postsecondary teaching, conservation science and a variety of other fascinating and rewarding careers.

Sources and further research



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