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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

  • Science: Zoology/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, OntarioScience: 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 Overnight Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

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!

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,550/session
Day, Overnight Coed355011-171Fort Erie, OntarioTraditional (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 Day, Overnight Coed

Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp  

Rouge, Toronto

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $280/week
Day Coed2804-162Rouge, Toronto, OntarioScience: 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 Day Coed

Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp  

Rouge, Toronto

  • Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Overnight, family

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

  • Ages 6 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $95/night
Overnight, family Coed956-1003Rouge, Toronto, OntarioScience: 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 Overnight, family Coed

Claremont Nature Centre  

Pickering

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

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

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed1804-184Pickering, OntarioTraditional (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 Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

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 Coed42-185King, NobletonTraditional (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 Day, Program, family Coed
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  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $216/week
Day, Program, family Coed2164-166Vaughan, OntarioEducation (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 Day, Program, family Coed
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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 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed2504-157Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 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. Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight 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.
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, 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.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program Coed1594-180Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ONEducation (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 Day, Program Coed

Rotherglen Summer Camp  

Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility.

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-141Oakville, OntarioTraditional (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. Oakville, Ontario Day Coed
  • 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, Boys120010-172Temagami, OntarioAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingNorthwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping ProgramsWilderness 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. Temagami, Ontario Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys

Kidnetix  

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1504-153Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto, 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, Day Coed
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  • Education: Leadership
  • 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 Coed75014-174Ottawa, OntarioEducation: 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 Overnight Coed

Ontario Science Centre Camp  

Flemingdon Park, Toronto

  • Science (multi)
  • Day

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

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day Coed1754-145Flemingdon Park, Toronto, OntarioScience (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 Day Coed

Oxford Learning High Park  

Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day Coed4004-126Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation (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 Day Coed

Toronto Kidz  

High Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $202/week
Day Coed2025-127High Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (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 Day Coed
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City of Toronto - Specialty Plus Camps  

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Brampton

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day, Overnight

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.

  • Ages 4.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $200/2 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed2004.5-158Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, OntarioScience: 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 Day, Overnight Coed

Town of Oakville camps  

Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $157/week
Day Coed1574-149Oakville, OntarioTraditional (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 Day Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

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!

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $305/week
Day, Overnight Coed30510-1810Kingston, OntarioEducation (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 Day, Overnight Coed

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 8 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $225/week
Day Coed2252.5-1511Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (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 Day Coed

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

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!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day, Program, family Coed604-1512Oakville, OntarioEducation: 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 Day, Program, family Coed

The Pine Project  

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

  • Science: Nature/Environment
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 1 to 90
  • Coed
  • from $340/program
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed3401-9013Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Minden, OntarioScience: 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 Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

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 $265/week
Day Coed2654-1314Rexdale, Toronto, OntarioScience: 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 Day Coed

Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.  

Ste. Clotilde

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,055/week
Overnight Coed10558-1715Ste. Clotilde, QuebecSport: Horseback Riding/EquestrianSans Souci Riding Centre INC.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. Ste. Clotilde, Quebec Overnight Coed

York University; Science Engagement  

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

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Overnight, 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.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls1958-1816Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, OntarioEducation: 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 Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls
  • Adventure (multi)
  • Day, 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 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $225/week
Day, Overnight Coed2255-1317Caledon, OntarioAdventure (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 Day, Overnight Coed

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,*"4' 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 $575/week
Day Coed5754-1518Bridle Path, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Crestwood Valley Day CampA 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 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed
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Saddlewood Riding Camp  

Peterborough Area

  • Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Overnight

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.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,250/session
Overnight Girls12507-1619Peterborough Area, OntarioSport: 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 Overnight Girls

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
  • from $350/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed3506-1820Hamilton, OntarioSport: 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 Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps  

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Science: Marine Biology
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $260/week
Day Coed2605-1321Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioScience: 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 Day Coed

Science North Camps  

Ontario (6)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day Coed1534-1422City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, KenoraEducation: 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 Day Coed

Laurus Summer Camp  

Montreal; Laval; Beaconsfield; Westmount

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1503-1523Montreal, Quebec, Laval, , Beaconsfield, , Laval, Québec, Westmount, QuébecTraditional (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, Quebec, Laval, , Beaconsfield, , Laval, Québec, Westmount, Québec Day Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

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!

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Program, family Coed1808-1424Brampton, OntarioTraditional (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 Day, Program, family Coed

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 11
  • Coed
  • from $300/week
Day Coed3004-1125High Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (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 Day Coed
  • 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 Coed2905-1826Canning, Nova ScotiaArt (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 Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

Kids & Company  

Downtown West, Toronto; Calgary; Langley

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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!

  • Ages 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/day
Day Coed606-1227Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Langley, British ColumbiaTraditional (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 Day Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute  

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

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.

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day, Program Coed2752.5-1428Don Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteGive 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. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club  

South Annex, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $225/2 weeks
Day Coed2255-1629South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) Royal Ontario Museum Summer ClubDiverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more. South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Day Coed
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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 Boys9006-1630Mactier, OntarioTraditional (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 Overnight Boys
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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 9 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,575/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15759-6531Whitchurch - Stouffville, OntarioTraditional (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 Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

JOA Camps  

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $55/day
Day Coed554-1232Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) JOA CampsAn exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Ottawa, Ontario Day 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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