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Need help planning your kid's summer activities? Here's our 2018 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous summer camps from across Durham Region, Toronto and the GTA! Whatever your child's interest (from golf to music to outdoor adventures and much more), we've got you covered.


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True North Sports Camps

True North Sports Camps offers year-round sports programming for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 in Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Markham and Whitby. At True North Sports Camps, we believe that recreational sports are an important part of every child’s development and we make it our top priority to deliver a truly memorable experience.

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Royal City Soccer Camp

The Royal City Soccer Club is celebrating its 26th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps…#1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer 3 locations in Durham and 30 across GTA during July / August. Visit for more details or call 1-800-427-0536.


Toronto Athletic Camps

Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC Sports) is the premier sports academy, specializing in self-image and self-confidence building sports programs for ages 3.5 to 16 in Toronto and the GTA. TAC Sports offers programs specializing in soccer, basketball, tennis, biking, swimming, mixed martial arts and robotics. We provide the perfect opportunity for athletes to improve skills and make new friends through high-quality sports education. We specialize in recreational to academy training and students become addicted to their own success through our 5 star development program! We are excited to see you in our summer camps, and weekly sport lessons! 416-627-1092

TAC Aquatics Summer Camp

Competitive Levels and Swimmer Progression:
TAC Aquatics has implemented a ten-star development system that provides dynamic instruction using top quality equipment to deliver a unique and successful experience for all. Each lesson consists of water safety education, stroke improvement, and fitness activities. We work closely with Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society to ensure that all instruction meets the national standard.

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Salem Ridge Golf & Academy Junior Camps

Salem Ridge Junior Camps were developed with fun and educational ways of teaching kids the game of golf. We believe in the long-term benefits associated with golf and how various skills such as patience and discipline can be transferred from the golf course to be used in personal and professional development.

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Sports Camps Canada

Sports Camps Canada (SCC) was founded in 2015 and is the official operator of Nike Sports Camps in Canada. New to the Durham Region for 2018 we have Nike Tennis Camps and Nike Soccer Camps, please visit or call 1-844-464-5372 and select your sport today!


Taylar Gymnastics

Join us in our fully air conditioned facility this summer for our high-energy gymnastics camps! Campers 4-15 will enjoy activities on vault, bars, beam, floor, and Tumble Track, as well as crafts and games. Full- and half-day camps available.

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Pickering Horse Centre

As Durham Region's premier facility, Pickering Horse Centre has been offering quality horse camps since 1978. Our camp is suitable for all levels of English riding for children ages 6 to 15. Riding lessons are taught by certified coaches, with emphasis on sound basics of equitation and good horsemanship.

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Durham College Sports Camps

Providing fun opportunities for your child to try a variety of sports, or improve on fundamentals and game strategy of one sport. Camps are taught by top instructors who provide the highest quality of care. Basketball, baseball/softball, badminton, volleyball, and multi-sport!

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Laurie's Learn To Skate Summer Skate Camps

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. Evening and weekend summer classes also available.


Pickering Athletic Centre Gymnastics Camp

Join us in our fully air conditioned facility for a summer of gymnastics, trampoline, crafts, games, and FUN! Camps are open to students 4-15 and we have full- and half-day camp options. Extended care available 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

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Canlan Ice Sports Oshawa

For 20 years, Ice Sports Oshawa has been developing and enhancing our hockey training systems with a primary focus on technical skating. Our success has been driven by our own methodologies and compliance to the Long Term Athlete Development model. Visit our website to view our full list of summer camps and clinics including hockey, ringette and multi-sport.

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Tennis Camps with Matchpoint Tennis

Summer Tennis Camp is for children aged 5-15. Instruction will cover the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, footwork, rules and strategies for singles and doubles. Emphasis will be on good sportsmanship and having fun. Programs includes instructional time, match play, and on Fridays, a target contest and a tournament.

Two locations: Whitby Tennis Club (Iroquois Park), McKinney Centre.
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Challenger’s British Soccer Camps

Challenger’s British Soccer Camps are more than a week of drills and skills coached by our professional International coaching staff. Each child will be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship. They will also receive a FREE camp Jersey, T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation - With more than 100 programs across the Ontario region, visit our website at to find a program near you!

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AlevelUP inspires athletes to reach their best through basketball training and character building. We focus on basketball fundamentals, mentorship and teamwork to nurture athletes towards their full potential. Beginner to advanced we challenge each athlete to take their game AlevelUP!

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Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School and Standup Paddleboarding

The WYC Sailing School has offered youth camps and adult lessons for over forty years. We offer programs for youth ages 5-18, adults of all abilities, and host a competitive racing program. For additional outdoor fun we offer standup paddle-board (SUP) lessons all summer. Visit our website for special promotions!



Belle Wood Equestrian Centre

Summer Horse Camp acts as a great introductory for students looking to explore horse back riding. They will learn all the basic foundations and principals of safe horsemanship and equitation in a safe structured environment. For students with a horseback riding background, camp allows additional time in the saddle to work on perfecting their skill set.
All our Instructors are qualified, insured and have First Aid Training



CANPROCAMPS is a fun and friendly summer camp program in Ajax/Pickering organized by current and former high school phys-ed teachers and coaches!

We offer 7 full weeks of both basketball and multi-sport camp (9am-4pm) with before and after care options

$10 from every registration will be donated to the Humboldt Bronco's Fund


Olympic Sports Development Camp

The Olympic Sports Development Camp is perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level athletes who are interested in improving their game. This camp will be filled with skill development, drills and games from our skilled coaching staff. The Sports Performance Coaches will challenge your child to improve their sport skills in a fun learning environment. The skills that will be learned coupled with confidence building techniques, will help your child improve their sports performance as well as positively impacting their everyday life.


Energy Martial Arts Academy

Focus, Discipline, and Fun! Empower your child through week-long summer camps at Energy Martial Arts Academy. High-quality, individualized instruction in a safe, disciplined, and fully supervised setting. Campers enjoy the benefits of daily Martial Arts instruction, increasing confidence and self-respect. Field trips, crafts, games, outdoor play and fun!

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Have an epic summer at SkyCamp!

Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities, like age-appropriate exercise, team building, arts and crafts, etc. It's easy and hassle-free for parents. Drop them off and we'll make sure they have the best summer ever! For ages 6-12.
▪ Freestyle jump
▪ Team games
▪ SkySlam
▪ Arts and crafts
▪ Foam Zone
▪ Warrior Course
▪ Lunch included in full-week session

Please contact or visit or website at

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Clarington Basketball Training Camps

Clarington Basketball Training Camps have the most comprehensive and challenging basketball camp experience you will find anywhere. Each camper will enjoy a fun basketball training experience from a wide arrange of guest coaches and instructors in the sport. You will grow and develop your game in ways you never thought possible. Ages 10-18


Clarington Youth Multi-Sport Camps

Clarington Youth Multi-Sport Camps develop opportunities for families to access sports and activities within their community. A holistic approach towards physical and social development will be introduced within a positive environment and culture. The goal of the program is to encourage basic movements through multi-sport related activities and games while underlining the importance of healthy living, teamwork and character development. Ages 3-12


Stonewood Riding Academy

Kids will build lasting friendships while they spend time riding and learning about horses. Mounted games, stable management, horsemanship workshops, arts and crafts, swimming and sports are all part of the fun. Our experienced camp counselors will teach kids about daily horse care and riding skills in a safe atmosphere.



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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



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Lynde House Museum Summer Day Camp

A Unique and Enriching Museum Summer Day Camp Program for Children

• Learn about Whitby and Area
• Learn Old Fashioned Crafts and Skills
• Interesting Gardening Activities
• Supervised Games and Play time in Centennial Children’s Park
• Hands on Heritage Activities
• Training in Old Fashioned Courtesies and Manners
that transcend time and are useful in today’s world
• Plus many more fun activities

Register Now - Reasonable Rates!
info@lyndehousemuseum 905 665 3131


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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Oxford Learning

Not keeping your child's brain active during the summer can cost them 6 weeks of progress in the new school year. Don't wait and see how your child will do in September. Help prepare them for success with a summer at Oxford Learning! Inquire today about our many summer program options!

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WindReach Farm’s Acres of Fun Summer Day Camp

WindReach Farm’s Acres of Fun Summer day camp is an inclusive program for ages 6 to 13 with and without special needs. Campers will enjoy a wide range of activities including: animal interaction, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, building friendships, and acres of fun!


Girls Inc. Empowerment Camp for Girls!

The Girls Inc. Experience helps girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives. Each day is something new! Fun activities, games, crafts, experiments, sports, role playing and discussions, in a safe nurturing environment with a high ratio of professionally trained program staff to girls. Helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become, increasing self-esteem, and building a positive body image. For girls aged 6 to 12. Counsellor-in-Training program for girls aged 13 to 16. $140 for members OR $165 for non-members. Locations in Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa.


Connect with nature this summer at Earthbound Kids!

Our day camp programs for kids (4-15) provide fun and confidence building experiences. Our summer programs including Camp Treetop multi-activity programs, Saddle Club for horse lovers and junior riders, Good Sports, multi-sport camp, Farm and Wildlife and our Leadership programs instilling responsibility and confidence for teens. Bussing available from Markham and Toronto.

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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.

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Black Creek Pioneer Village Summer Day Camp

Be immersed in an authentic Canadian heritage experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Spend a week in a real log cabin and discover what life was like for kids and teens in the 1800s. Our themed weeks offer something for everyone!

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Camp Brimacombe

Located in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine, Camp Brimacombe Campers will delve into exciting learning adventures, exploring the natural world around them all while developing new friendships and skills! Weekly themed day camps offered on a weekly or daily basis for ages 4 to 12, running July through August.

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Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Day Camps

YMCA GTA operates 45 day camp locations across the GTA for children & youth 4 – 16 years. We have 60+ programs ranging from arts to science, sports, outdoor adventure, swimming lessons and more. Our engaging programs are led by highly trained, energetic staff. Busing and Extended Hours are available at many locations.

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Camp Robin Hood

With the atmosphere of an overnight camp, our outstanding staff foster independence and emotional growth in a fun, high-spirited, outdoor setting. Our beautiful day camp, with 4 outdoor pools, allows for 2 daily swims, traditional camp activities, a dedicated Sports Academy, themed bus service and more, all making for the ultimate summer experience!

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Ultimate School-Agers

Are you looking for a different type of camp for your child? Our program at Ultimate School-Agers is more than fun-filled activities but about development opportunities. We have exciting themed weeks with trips to parks and beaches with our own school bus. Become part of the family. Come by for a tour!


Summer Camp Wednesdays

Join us for our Glama Gal Summer Camp Wednesdays. Every Wednesday during the summer we will host a different fun filled, interactive and inspirational summer camp day based on the fizzy bath bomb flavour of the day. Camp runs from 9am to 4pm includes a DIY Bath Bomb making session, 2 spa services, pizza lunch with drinks, glamspiration booster session and physical activity. Camp is for ages 5 & up and is $69 per friend plus h.s.t.

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Trafalgar Castle Co-ed Summer Day Camp

At Trafalgar Castle Co-ed Summer Day Camp, fun is our priority! Each week our camp offers a different theme to engage our campers and make each day one to remember. Open for children aged 4 to 12. For more information or to register visit

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Rooks to Cooks Summer Cooking Day Camps

Hungry for FUN? Check out Rooks to Cooks Summer Cooking Day Camps, now in 12 GTA locations. Children, ages 4+, learn to cook from experienced chefs. Classes are hands-on, educational, team-based and FUN! Camps run June 25 - August 31. Snacks, lunches, chef uniform included in registration fee.


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Inviting all kids from JK – Grade 5

July 16-20 from 9 am to 4 pm

This will be a week filled with games, songs, crafts, delicious snacks, a gift for every child, all wrapped up in a TON OF FUN! Come and learn how to have the Greatest Adventure – Learning to live fully alive

Details and registration: Or contact Pia at




Camp Tamakwa

Experience Camp Tamakwa's rich traditions, family atmosphere & unique Algonquin Park setting. We offer a diversified program with over 20 activities and an extensive canoe tripping program. Tamakwa has many modern features, but prides itself on traditional values, camp spirit and skill development. Learn more about our 1 day teaser and new weekend option.


Camp Wabikon

An experience kids love. A family parents trust. In operation since 1944, Wabikon is a sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy over 30 activities on a challenge-by-choice basis. 1 week introductory sessions available. Contact us for a free DVD package and references in your area.

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Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University

Attention grade 7-12 students? Discover your future through leadership and academic programs that encompass the University Experience. Choose an in-depth course while discovering campus life during the day. Stay in residence and participate in afternoon and evening activities that mimic Queen’s clubs and student experiences.

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Chikopi was voted one of “Canada’s 7 Best Summer Camps for Boys.”

If your son enjoys sports and being outdoors then Chikopi is his #1 choice for the summer. Our Traditions began in 1920 when boys from a diverse group of nationalities, languages and athleticism, came together to participate in team and individual sports.

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Camp Kodiak

A traditional overnight summer camp where kids with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD (formerly diagnosed as Asperger Syndrome) can experience fun, friends and success! Some of Camp Kodiak's highlights include: SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program, 50+ activities, comfortable cabins, 2:1 ratio, and a mature, professional staff.

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Camp Frenda

Camp Frenda is a Christian camp and year-round retreat center that welcomes young people and families to a life-changing experience! Meaningful memories and friendships are made here every year. Our staff are highly trained and carefully selected to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all campers. Come join us at Camp Frenda - Exploring Nature, Discovering God. Whether it's Summer camp or one of our off-season events, you'll be glad you came.


Centauri Summer Arts Camp

Centauri Summer Arts Camp combines specialist arts programs with an exciting sleep-over camp experience! Choose from 8 or 14 day sessions, and programs like film, theatre, dance, art, writing and music. Centauri welcomes boys and girls aged 9-18 from across Canada and worldwide. Learn from inspiring arts professionals in a specialist camp this summer! 416 766 7124