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School's out... if you need help planning your kids' summer activities, here's our popular 2018 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous ARTS & SCIENCE camps from across Durham Region and the GTA!

We have SO MANY awesome choices this year in our Summer Camp Guide that we decided to split the Guide up into three separate editions:
Sports Camps
Overnight and General Day Camps
Arts & Science Camps

Below is our ARTS & SCIENCE Camp Guide including a variety of camps such as French, STEM, Music, Art and Drama!


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Camps Garnier & Marion

French immersion and francophone 6-13 year-olds can enjoy a variety of sporting, arts & crafts and educational activities in an all-French environment.

We plan twice-weekly trips and special guests around imaginative themes. Visit our website for our 2018 weekly themes & outings, and to register your child online.

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Lifetime Skills Academy

Lifetime Skills Academy is proud to offer a remarkable learning process, in Toronto and the GTA, by inspiring real-life challenges in the form of fun and exploratory classes on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Leadership & Public Speaking, and Financial Literacy, which contribute to the development of abilities, attitudes, and values in children and teenagers throughout their lives.

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Mad Science Camps

Mad Science Camps offer sensational, hands-on science along with all kinds of indoor and outdoor fun for 5-12 year olds for over 20 years! With 25 locations in the GTA and 6 different themed camp weeks to choose from. Countless amazing, daily take-home activities like Rockets, Birdhouses, Space Shuttles, Chess Sets, Telescopes and more!

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Great Big Theatre Company

With 42 locations -- and camps in your neighbourhood -- GBTC has offered theatre programs for young people since 1994. Our experienced, caring and dynamic staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression.

We offer programs for ages 3 up to 14. A great confidence and skill-building experience!


Ceramics Canada Fired Arts Camp

Ceramics Canada offers school aged children the ultimate creative summer camp experience with our fired arts (and more) camp program. Full day by the week participants will experience pottery painting, hand building with clay, glass fusing, canvas and pottery wheel with clay. Camps run Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm with a cost of $65 for full day. Early start and late pick up available. Half days available while space available. Sign up and prepay before June 1st and save $25.

Visit our website for full details:


Another summer of fun awaits at TIFF Bell Lightbox!

TIFF’s Film Camps aim to provide children with the opportunity to explore the art of filmmaking in a fun, educational, safe and inclusive environment. Designed for ages 8 – 17, TIFF’s camps are led by film industry professionals and encourage campers to create stories while developing the skills to produce their own films.

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Creative Math & Music Summer Camp

Learn more about musicianship, play musical instruments, form a band, record a song, produce your own rock video and perform a final concert on

Ages 5+ years old
Beginners to Advanced musicians
One-week camps available
No fee for early drop-off or late pick-up
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards,
Drums and Vocals
Bring your own lunch and snacks.
Friday lunch is on us - a pizza day


Xploration French Camp

Xploration French Camp is the perfect way to advance your child’s French and Spanish skills while having fun in a winning environment. The campers participate in a variety of sports, cooking activities, dance, educational games, arts and crafts. All in French! Campers will be engaged in fun authentic activities while creating unique friendships in another language. Ages 5-12 and Leadership Program 13-18. Register Now!!

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Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The GRCA is looking forward to 8 weeks of Nature Nuts Summer Camp! Choose from the 2-week Leader in Training camp or any of the other themed weeks such as Survival Week, The Amazing Race, and Crafty by Nature. Call the GRCA at 905.885.8173 or visit and look for the squirrel!.

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Museum Minecraft Camp

Museum Minecraft Camps turn the famous computer game from virtual to real! Campers will embark on quests and make-believe adventures. They will express themselves creatively, solve puzzles, explore the great outdoors, and most importantly, have fun. Each week includes the opportunity to swim. Our Museum camps are inclusive, safe, educational, enriching, and may cause excessive smiling!”


Station Gallery

Kids will ignite their creativity at Station Gallery this summer with art camps for ages 6-15. Kids will be engaged and inspired with new and exciting art projects and outdoor activities each week! Choose from two themes; Art Passport - inspired by art from around the globe, and Studio Lab - fusing art and science together.

Visit our website for more information and to register.

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Active Scholars

Active Scholars is a summer camp for children ages 7-13 years of age that want a unique camp experience that incorporates S.T.E.M and Sport (basketball and soccer). This amazing camp is 'Where Sports Meets Education'; children are given the opportunity to learn, create, compete and have fun while immersing in both physical and mental activities.

Check out for weekly details and to register in Ajax, Hamilton or Guelph. Active Scholars is teacher owned and operated.


French 4 Tots Summer Camp

Come have fun in French this summer. French 4 Tots summer camp offers an enriched French language program in the morning and fun camp activities in the afternoon. New this summer is our intro to French Reading program for SK students entering a grade 1 French program.

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Summer Comedy Camps Are Back

Campers stretch their sense of play through improv games that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Our teachers work with kids in grades 2 - 12 to help enhance their ability to communicate with others, and develop confidence in their own creativity all while making new friends!

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Get ahead of the curve: Robotics, Game Design, Engineering Camps all summer!

Boost confidence & enhance academic skills so your child will be ready to start the school year strong with our camps and summer classes.


Contact us today for ‘A’ Bright Tomorrow!
905.725.6904 or


Town of Ajax Summer Camps

The Town of Ajax offers more than 40 summer day camps for children and youth up to the age of 17. Choose from outdoor adventure, sports, skateboarding, out trips, dodgeball, nature, performing arts, fencing, multimedia, science, counsellor in training, leadership, art, and fitness. And don’t miss Ajax Playgrounds – a summer tradition FREE to Ajax residents!

Visit or call 905-427-8811 for detailed information.

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City of Oshawa Day Camp

Create lasting summer memories at a City of Oshawa Day Camp. 24 camps for preschool to teens. Arts, Cheerleading, Hockey, Legendary, Scooter and Sports Camps plus, many other specialty camps to choose from. There is something for everyone!

Register online at or visit for more information.