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Need help planning your kid's summer activities? Here's our 2019 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.



Toronto Athletic Camps

Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC Sports) is the premier sports academy, day and overnight camp, 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

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Royal City Soccer Camp

The Royal City Soccer Club is celebrating its 27th 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.

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True North Sports Camps

True North Sports Camps offers summer day camps for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 in Toronto, Etobicoke and Markham. At True North, 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!

Visit us at for more information!

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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.


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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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 2019 we have Nike Basketball Camps, Nike Tennis Camps, Nike Soccer Camps, and Hockey summer camps! Please visit or call 1-844-464-5372 and select your sport today!

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Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families in over 45 cities across Canada and the USA

We provide innovative and effective programs that are safe, fun, and challenging, inviting children to discover a world of opportunities. We focus on developing healthy, confident, and independent kids by way of our own teaching methods, small classes, and incredible instructors. Promoting kids' health and development over the last 30+ years has earned Pedalheads a reputation of excellence in the communities that we serve.
Visit to learn more or find us on social media at @Pedalheads.


Campus Summer 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 from Durham College and UOIT varsity teams who provided the highest quality of care. Camps include: basketball, baseball/softball, soccer and multi-sport.

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Laurie’s Learn To Skate Synthetic Ice Summer Skate Camps

Summer Skate Camps are offered full and half days...before and after care available. Skating lessons offered on the Synthetic ice surface. 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.

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Archery 2 You

If you are looking for something different for your child to do this summer, then look no further then Archery 2 You. Participants will learn the basics of archery and practice their developing skills. They will also enjoy games of archery tag, an archery competition and our trick shot challenges. For more information please email

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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.
For more info please visit

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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.

Use the ParentSource2019 discount code to save $25 for one week (valid until May 22, 2019) or use the multiple camper/week code found on our home page.

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


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

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Summer Fun at SkyAdventure Camp

Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities, like age-appropriate exercise, team building, 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 challenges
▪ Foam Zone
▪ Warrior Course

Find your closest park at to get more info.

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Evolve Camps

The art of outdoor play has evolved over the last few decades. Athletic skill used to be measured inside the field, on the diamond and even in our own backyards. Today’s youth crave more from the activities they choose to spend their time doing – they need them to be epic, adventurous, thrilling, and different, just like them. That’s what Evolve is all about.

Action/adrenaline sports look beyond the borders of traditional sports, offering not just an opportunity to sweat, but a chance to join a movement, ignite a spark and transform from the inside out. Evolve Camps Offers skateboarding, scootering, skiing and snowboarding camps in various locations across Ontario.


The Geared to Golf Performance Center, a golf performance center located at Lakeridge, Whispering Ridge and Eldorado Golf Clubs

The Geared to Golf Performance Center has been designed to provide high level coaching services to players with passion to improve while specializing in junior athlete development. The opportunity to improve their development and reap measurable results is our passion. Our Geared Programs provide the ultimate in "All Course Access" privileges in Canada. We make it fun for young juniors through our Grass Roots programming at Eldorado Golf Club.


Camp Treetopia

Camp Treetopia at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park runs July & August 2019 for ages 7 to 12 years old. These camps are weekly outdoor day camps with participants completing the aerial challenge courses and zip lines daily. This unique woodland setting gives campers a sense of being away from their everyday routine and helps them develop a keen sense of independence.

Visit our website at or by calling 905-655-1113.




Oshawa Basketball Camp is a day camp for boys and girls ages 6-16. We focus on individual development at all levels. Our goal is to create a positive and enjoyable training experience for the boys and girls in the Durham Region. Our main goal is to develop players skills in all areas of basketball (ball handling, shooting, team building, etc).

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CAMP CLARINGTON will be expanding its program for 2019 by offering age specific programming within a positive social environment for those campers ages three to 16+. Our campers receive a full day of activities and challenges within their interests, while allowing for balance of free play with their peers. Regular camp hours are 9am-3pm with extended care and meal plans available on request.


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.

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Lakeridge’s Adventure and Mountain Bike Camps

At Lakeridge’s Adventure and Mountain Bike Camps your children will experience an exciting and active summer. Campers will engage in a variety of activities which promote teamwork and personal achievement. Activities include High Ropes, Mountain Biking, Wall Climbing, Survivor Games, Obstacle Courses and much more! For ages 7-14. Call 905-686-3607.


Phoenix Volleyball

Our co-ed camps focus on beach volleyball specific development, strength and conditioning and life skills training. Learn the 2-on 2-game of beach volleyball with our highly qualified coaches who will share their love of the sport. Come join us in the sand to experience a fun and healthy approach to the game of beach volleyball.

We pride ourselves for having the highest level of coaches along with many international players/coaches from Germany, Sweden, France and more.




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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How fun does a Comedy Camp sound?

Spend part of your summer at The Second City learning improv! Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Our teachers will work with these young improvisers to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble.

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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 2019 weekly themes & outings, and to register your child online.

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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 4 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 for a full week of full days and prepay before June 1st to save $25.

Visit our website for full details:

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Rooks to Cooks Summer Cooking Day Camps

Hands-on, educational and fun! Rooks to Cooks offers unique, intensive Summer Cooking Day Camps for children, ages 6+. Kids learn to cook, but they also learn about nutrition, team-work, independence, problem-solving and so much more! Camps run June 24 - Aug. 30 at 12 locations across GTA.

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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

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ArtVenture Summer Camps

At the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Ages 5 to 15. 9 am to 4 pm. Extended care available.

A unique combination of spectacular grounds and a world-famous art collection, the McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children’s art camps. Each camp includes gallery viewing, outdoor activities and in-studio artmaking. Campers will discover their own creative power and meet new friends while exploring the Art of Canada.

Limited spots available! Register today at


Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Ganaraska invites you to join them at Nature Nuts Summer Camp! Choose from 8 weeks of fun, including the 2-week Leader in Training camp and themed weeks such as Mad Scientist, Crafty by Nature, and Rockin’ Reptiles & Amazing Amphibians.

Call 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! Campers age six to twelve can choose between two themes; Art Marketplace – a creative look at the art found all around us, and Time Travel – a look into the art of the past from around the world. Campers ages twelve to fifteen can take part in our Youth Art Camp and explore a wide range of amazing art projects designed specifically for youth.

Visit our website for more information and to register:

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Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education Camps

Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education camps include LEGO® Robotics, coding and game design, STEAM/Makerspace. Focus is hands-on activities. A low camper to counsellor ratio ensures maximum involvement. Staff are qualified teachers and teacher candidates. Camp programs make use of high end science, engineering, computer equipment and technology. Daily outdoor activities.

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Winged Canvas Art Camp

Winged Canvas Art Camp for kids (5 – 14) combines endless creativity and innovative projects with a focus on skill building and art fundamentals. With different themes each week and full day, half day and drop-in options, there’s a camp that fits your family’s busy schedule. Plus, our Teen Intensive Art Camp (13 – 18) accelerates learning in a short period of time with one-on-one guidance from an artist mentor. Great for portfolio development.

Full details, prices and registration:



STEM Camp provides learning experiences through fun and engaging programming that encourages campers to explore their sense of wonder. Children aged 5 to 13 are introduced to hands-on STEM activities that promote discovery, reward curiosity, and leave children amazed at what they can do! Over 45 locations across Ontario!


Arts Unleashed 100% Kid-Created Confidence!

One week to create an original live play and your child is a lead writer, designer and star. Campers work together to create a story, design sets and props, choose costumes and rehearse for a week’s end performance!

Our camps focus on small groups, empowering children to find their voice and believe in themselves through a unique Arts experience.

Creativity for a week. Confidence for life!

NEW LOCATION Opening July 1st!
376 Kingston Rd. Unit 7

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STEM For Kids

Do not let your kid miss out . Let them get breadth of STEM experience this Summer with STEM For Kids . Register for SUMMER CAMPS/ SUMMER CLASSES in Ajax, Pickering ,Oshawa and Whitby . Fullday camps as low as 240 CAD and half day camps/ Summer Classes as low as 120 CAD . We offer exciting programs for kids from SK all the way to Grade 10. We offer programs like Robotics ,Introduction to computer science and Coding, Game Making , Biomedical Engineering , Python Programming, Virtual Reality Game Making, Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering ...etc

Save an additional 15% discount if you register by May 31st. Use code SFKPRSM19

Website : or Call 647 390 7836

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Art With A Heart

Our Expressive Arts Day Camp focuses on mindful approaches to programming to promote connection and individual expression. We play fun games, we get creative with different art forms, we visit our local community, and we create an inclusive, safe space where campers can learn more about themselves and others.



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Toronto Zoo

Join us for the "WILDEST" time in Toronto. Connect with nature at Zoo Camp, a unique opportunity to explore wildlife from around the world. A variety of themes are offered unique to the Zoo setting including baby animals, careers, adaptations, and more! Adventures include indoor/outdoor activities, behind-the-scenes opportunities, games and FUN!

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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!


Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Summer Day Camps

50+ YMCA Summer Day Camp locations to choose from! Over 60+ programs, for children & youth ages 4 – 16 years, ranging from arts to science, sports, outdoor adventure, swimming lessons and more. All programs are led by highly trained, engaging, and energetic staff.

Busing and Extended Hours are available at many locations.


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, dance, 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.


Earthbound Kids

Earthbound Kids connects children to natural fun in the safe and scenic setting of our tree farm. Our day camps (ages 4-15) allow kids to explore and learn as they play with bugs, grow food and get messy while also having fun doing things like horseback riding, swimming, sports, ziplining, archery and more.

Earthbound Kids' programs include:
Camp Treetop: multi-activity programs
Saddle Camp: for horse lovers riding for the first time to more experienced junior riders
Good Sports: multi-sport programs
Farm and Wildlife: for children who are keenly interested in care of and connection with animals
LEAP LIT/CIT: leadership programs instilling responsibility and confidence for young teens.
Meal Plans, Extended Care and Bussing (Markham, Toronto, North York, Pickering & Richmond Hill) available


Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue’s WILD summer camps are geared towards ages 5-9, 10-12 and 13-16. Our goal is to get youth reconnected with nature in a way that is both fun and engaging. Our camps are 100% outdoors, and 100% fun and interactive!

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City of Oshawa Day Camp

Create lasting summer memories at a city of Oshawa Day Camp. 28 camps for preschool to teens. Arts, Cheerleading, Hockey, Legendary, Scooter, Sports and Yoga Camps plus, many other specialty camps to choose from. There is something for everyone!

Register online at or visit for more information.


Camp Brimacombe

Don't miss out on these active day camps located right in Clarington in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine! Camp Brimacombe campers will take part in exciting learning adventures in the great outdoors, 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.

4098 Durham Road 9
Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0


City of Pickering

Summer will be here before you know it and your kids want to come to camp! We’ve got a ton of choices and can’t wait to play! There’s mini camp samplers for the little ones and 9 full weeks of fantastic fun, adventure, arts, dance, drama, sports, games, and more for kids age 4 and up. Free busing is available for most camps and extended hours for parents who may need a little more time.

Be sure to check out our summer camp guide for complete camp listings and also for youth leadership options this summer.


Summer Camp Wednesdays

Join us for our GLAMP CAMP Wednesdays. Every Wednesday during the summer we will host a different fun-filled, interactive and inspirational summer camp day based on the theme of the day. Camp runs from 9am to 4 pm includes a Theme based craft, 2 spa services, pizza lunch with drinks, glamspiration booster and physical activity session. Camp is for ages 5 & up and is $69 per friend plus h.s.t. or 2 friends for $125 plus h.s.t. Select your closest location to book your summer camp day online.

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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!

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Toronto Kidz Summer Camp

At Toronto Kidz Summer Camp campers have a fun time filled with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Weekly themes include Dinosaurs, Space & Planets, Animals & Nature and many more! Field trips to local parks and Toronto’s main attractions – ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium, Casa Loma, etc. – keep our campers busy and engaged. Sign up for one of our 3 locations in the city of Toronto.


Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp

Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp provides a safe and enriching environment for youths and children age 6-12 to participate in healthy developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences. Our summer camp focus on having fun while learning, building self-esteem, self-confidence, awareness of self, self-development, social skills and life skills through weekly themed activities; with an end of the week field trip. Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp is engaging, active and focused on giving your camper a summer retreat they won’t soon forget.

Visit our website for further details.


Island Summer Camp

Island Summer Camp is an overnight adventure for kids between the ages of 9-13.Our staff of experienced outdoor educators offer a fun week of biking, hiking, survival skills, art, and more to kids near and far. Join us in exploring the natural world of the Toronto Islands.




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 located in beautiful Temagami, ON. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy over 30 activities on a challenge-by-choice basis. 1 and 2 week introductory sessions available. Our Staff to camper ratio is 1:3.

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TAC “Overnight in the City” Camp

Introducing the TAC “Overnight in the City” Camp located at the beautiful Tyndale Campus (ages 9-13). The perfect chance for children to gain valuable independence, responsibility and top-notch sports skills. Experience professional coaching and development in either soccer or basketball. Train like a Pro, live like a Pro and feel like a Pro!


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.

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Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University

ESU has connected students in grades 7 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and an unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.


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