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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 Overnight and General Day 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 OVERNIGHT and GENERAL DAY CAMPS Guide including a variety of traditional overnight camps and general day camps.

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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