Summer Camp Options Ontario 2015

Summer camp

Summer is here and if you’re an Ontario parent, you, like many others, may be considering sending your child to summer camp. Summer camps are very popular in Canada and that’s because there are a number of benefits to sending your children there, including:

*At camp kids connect kids to a diverse range of other children.
*Participation in camp activities helps boost your child’s self-esteem.
*Camp encourages children to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature.
*It’s a great way to encourage independence.
*Camp helps instill leadership skills.
*Camp activities keep kids active.
*Sending your child to camp will present him or her being bored all summer.
*It’s a great way to learn a new subject or expand an interest.

There’s a wide range of summer camps in Ontario for children of all ages. Summer camps have come a long way since I was a kid. Now, more diverse camps are offered where kids can hone new skills, and personal interests are allowed to blossom freely. Here’s a rundown on some of the most popular.

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Ontario Pioneer Camp

Ontario Pioneer Camp was established in 1929. Since then it has welcomed more than 250,000 campers. The summer camp program’s activities include adventure camp, girl’s camp, boy’s camp, family camp, teens leadership, and inclusion program. Activities include indoor and outdoor sports, photography, pottery, theatrical arts, and drumming.

RRLS Science and Technology Learning Camp

This camp at Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space is for children aged 8-12 who are interested in programming, gaming, designing, and problem-solving. The one-week STEAMplant program explores science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through a series of interactive activities.

Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

This summer day camp offers delightful activities for children ages 5-16. The diverse range of programs includes archeology, zoology, history, technology, and science.


Camp Ekon

Located at Stanley House on the shore of Lake Joseph in Ontario’s Muskoka Lake Region, Camp Ekon provides summer activities for children and teens. Programs include leadership programs, indoor and outdoor sports, arts and crafts, pottery, jewelry making, and drama.

Camp Mini-Yo-We

Situated I Port Sydney, this Christian-based camp offers a series of programs including Discovery Camp for ages 5-9, Boys Camp for ages 10-15, Girls Camp for ages 10-15, Youth Camp for ages 14-18, Leadership Camp for ages 14-17, and Day Camp for ages 5-12.

Art Gallery of Ontario Art Camp

This Toronto art gallery offers a co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-13. As well as art, painting, and visual art, activities also include dance, music, leadership, and swimming.

Camp Manitou

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Nestled in the heart of Ontario’s Muskoka/Parry Sound region, Manitou is a children’s camp for girls and boys from all over the world. Their programs and activities include canoe trips, land sports, water sports, visual arts, performing arts, and outdoor adventures. They have program for 6-9, 10 & 11 and 12 & 13-year-olds.

Langskib Wilderness Program

Langskib’s mentor-guided programs include Northwaters Co-ed ages 14-16, Northwaters for young women for ages 11-17, Langskib for young men ages 10-17, Northern Lights for girls ages 11-14, and Excalibur for boys ages 10-12. Activities include wilderness camping, indoor and outdoor sports, and growth and leadership skills.

Camp Chikopi

Nestled on Ahmic Lake, camp Chikopi sports camp for boys has been running since 1920. Campers are immersed in a variety of sports including swimming soccer, tennis, softball, canoeing, archery, and more. As well as sportsmanship, the camp promotes character building and leadership.

Makeup Summer Camp

The Makeup Summer Camp is a one week workshop for teens ages 15-18, who are interested in the latest fashion designs and trends. Fashion looks range from beginner to more advanced.