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Categories: Family Fun

There is so much to explore in Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Uxbridge, Scugog, Brock and Clarington over the summer. We've got some great suggestions for camps, activities, indoor and outdoor fun.

We've got Summer Camps and Activities across Durham Region covered! Not only do we have the scoop on camps and indoor activities here in our guide, but you can find even more fun in our regularly updated events?calendar, which is sure not to disappoint.?

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Summer Camps
Summer Outdoor Activities
Summer Indoor Activities
Free and on the Cheap in and Around Durham Region
Miscellaneous Things to Do and See Across Durham Region

Summer Camps & Activities

Summer is here and there a lots of camps and activities across Durham Region to ensure kids have a great time.


Whether your child is an avid athlete, a budding artist, a dancer, a future NHL?er, an outdoor adventurist, a little explorer or someone who likes to do a little bit of everything, the City of Oshawa has something for you! ??Visit to browse and register for one of the City?s many Summer Day Camp programs.

Camp Diamond offers Family Camps and Girls programs throughout the summer. Enjoy the great outdoors while participating in an array of activities include Archery, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Canoeing, and much more.

Montessori Learning Centre Pickering offers a summer camp following different thematic weeks.? Enjoy cooking, dance, drama and more depending on your chosen weeks.

Guildwood Montessori Montessori for everyone...July and August full day/half day?Montessori programs for children age 18 months to 5 years. For school age children, morning academics and afternoon art/sports activities.

Courtice Clubhouse and Ultimate School-Agers are pleased to be offering Ministry licensed summer camps for children 4 to 12 years of age. The $124 per week includes: weekly field trip, Italian, two hours daily outdoor time, lunch, two snacks.

Red Leaf Camps Offer a World of Choices for Kids and Teens. Children 7-12 can participate in ?Culture Connection Camp? and experience activities from other cultures around the world. For teens 13-17 we offer our ?Creative Summer Camps? providing them a choice between ?Film & TV?, ?Performing Arts? or ?Outdoor Adventure Sports and Leadership? camps.

Tender Years Child Care in Ajax. With a wide range of field trips, daily excursions, on site entertainment planned your child won?t want to miss out on Tender Years first ever Rockin Summer Camp! Our trips include the zoo, Ontario Science centre, Air Zone and much much more. We also have a Magic show as well as Traveling Critters live at Tender Years! Spaces are limited! Enroll now!

Second City in Toronto? Our camps are taught by talented, experienced Second City instructors. Youth & Teens are welcome to take as many camp sessions as they would like - the fun is ever-changing! Summer Camps are 1 and 2 weeks long. They run Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm.

Toronto Zoo: Join us for a week long wildlife adventure at one of our summer day camps. Zoo Camp (full day camp for children ages 4 -12) are designed to instill an enthusiasm and appreciation for wildlife and nature. Each week of camp is based on an exciting topic with activities specifically designed for various age categories. From entertaining animal stories, songs and nature-related games to informative animal tours, encounters and in depth "behind the scenes", you're sure to have a wild time.

Girls Inc Durham Summer Camp: Daily themes, weekly outings, great crafts and amazing experiments that not only encourage girls to take risks, but also build their self confidence and self esteem. Offered for girls aged 6 to 12 in two convenient locations. (Pickering and Whitby)



Join the Ajax Acros for their?exciting Summer Camp programs. Learn gymnastics, try trampoline, meet friends and have lots of fun!

Hockey and Skating

Summer Skate Camps are offered full and half days...before and after care available. Skating Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Games ( great for kids starting Hockey or Ringette this fall) at Laurie's Learn to Skate in Pickering and Peterborough

Canlan Ice Sports in Oshawa offers a variety of summer camp programs including: Learn to Skate Camp, Soccer Tips for Tots Camp, Extreme Ball Sports Camp, Olympic Spirit Week, Ultimate Survivor Camp and Wacky Water Camp.


Keep your kids safe! Enrol them in semi-private lessons in the Fallingbrook area of Whitby. Leigh Morton -Advanced lifeguarding & first aid qualifications -10 years experience -Certified Teacher -Phone: 289-388-POOL (7665)

CG SwimSchool in Whitby, indoor swim lessons available year round. Contact Cathie at 905-430-6765. Certified Red Cross/Royal Lifesaving programs

General Sports

Sportball is a non-competitive sports program for children 16 mos - 8 years old. Children are introduced to 7 popular sports:soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and golf. Sportball classes are high-energy, fun and creative.

Soccer-Tech, A safe, fun and caring environment to learn the fundamentals of soccer, fair play and sportsmanship. Exciting curriculum includes soccer skills in the morning and fun-filled recreational activities in the afternoon. Camps throughout Durham with FREE before and after daycare.

Greater Durham Jiu-Jitsu Offering martial arts summer camp programs from 9 -?3 during the? Weeks of: July 12 & 26 and? August 09 & 16 in Whitby.


A child can learn tennis for the first time or improve their existing tennis skills in an action-packed Summer Camp week with Afternoon camps start the week of July 6th.


Music Summer Camps at My Music Centre in Whitby are for ages 3-12 with a variety of programs to choose from. Teddy Bears, Composers and Young Rock Stars meet together?for a great week of? music-making.
Joyous Sounds "Around the Campfire"? is a full day music camp offering daily themes, instrument instruction, vocal sessions, crafts, and sports.? The camp is open to campers aged 4 through 13. Located in Hampton.
Summer Outdoors

Conservation Areas & Hiking

There are so many great hiking trails and conservation areas to check out. Visit our directory for some great suggestions. Don't miss Peticoat Creek Conservation Area in Pickering for one of the largest outdoor pools in Canada!

Parks & Waterpads
There is no reason to be stuck for something to do when they are so many fabulous parks and waterpads across Durham Region. Check our Durham Region Summer Park Fun Guide to discover some new and fun parks in our area.

Summer Fun Indoors

Feel like having some indoor fun?? Don't worry, there is a lot of adventure to be found indoors too.

Pre-School Fun

Tumbles ?N? Toys
indoor playground in Pickering invities you to come and play! They offer daily fun and special events.

You'll find fun and games all summer long at Creative Play Indoor Playground and Party Centre in Ajax.

Enchanted Castle in Whitby is an exciting private indoor party and play facility for children and adults of all ages offering themed parties and a playground of computer stations, basketball corner, climbing walls, inflatable castle, toddler section, live performance stage,?and more!

Free and On the Cheap in and Around Durham Region

Don't miss out on all the great things that Durham Region has to offer. Check out your local library and rec centre for their family activities.

Local Libraries
Our local libraries are offering story telling, movies and spelling activities so make sure you search our directory to find the library closest to you and don't miss out on the fun.

Skating & Swimming
Durham Region has an abundance of great pools, skating rinks and rec centres so don't miss out on everything they have to offer.

Miscellaneous Places to?Go and Things to See

YMCA Durham Region (offering summer camps and more for the whole family)

Town of Ajax Camps? & Drop Ins

Clarington Camps & Leisure Guide

Clarington Museum

City of Oshawa Summer Camps & Activities

Oshawa Community Museum (usually holds programs for 5-12 year olds)

City of Pickering Summer Camps & Activities

Town of Whitby Summer Camp & Leisure Schedule

Whitby Station Gallery

Uxbridge March Break Camps
Call (905)852-7831 for more information

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