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Camps listed below allow your young animal lover to fully explore his or her love of wildlife and domestic animals. Here, kids take part in a unique learning adventure every day. A number of camps listed below are put on by zoos or other animal care specialists. Experiences here will be give your budding zoologist memories for a lifetime. 

Zoo camps

There are a variety of animal camps that encourage children to interact with zoo animals. These kinds of camps are ideal for your budding zoologist or veterinarian. It's hard to imagine a camp more fun than one that allows children to interact with and learn deeply about wild animals. Some of these zoo camps focus on weeklong interaction, with some that even permit a sleepover that may or may not include parents.

Other animal camps

There are camps such as Camp Muskoka that do allow children to interact with animals for a day or an afternoon. Other camps do take day trips to local zoos.

No matter what, an animal camp encourages your child to grow in one-of-a-kind ways. As one camp director has said: "Kids [at animal camps] transfer the respect they learn from the animals into their day-to-day lives." In addition, learning respect for animals can increase their respect for others. Often, the experience of animal camp can have a profound impact on children as they choose a career or otherwise go out into the world.

For kids specifically in love with horses, please view our listings of horse riding camps.



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  • Safari Zoo Camp
    The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work hands on alongside professional zoo keeping staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.

    Clarington

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 6 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $850/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 850 6-19 0 Clarington
    Niagara Christian Collegiate
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's three Summer Camps!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,450/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 3450 11-18 1 Fort Erie
    Toronto Kidz
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp focuses on a new theme and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma...

    Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/week
    Day Coed 225 5-12 2 Junction Triangle, Toronto
    Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp
    Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo. Voted 2013 Best Day Camp in GTA - Toronto4Kids

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    Day Coed 265 4-16 3 Rouge, Toronto
    Harbourfront Centre Camps
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $188/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 188 4-15 4 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Hands on Exotics
    An educational day camp that provides campers with a hands on experience with exotic animals. Zoo Camp includes activities such as zookeeping, animal enrichment, arts & crafts, sports, science experiments and more!

    Alderwood, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $410/week
    Day Coed 410 6-16 5 Alderwood, Toronto
    Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp
    A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals
    • Ages 6 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $89/night
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 89 6-100 6 Rouge, Toronto
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp
    An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $264/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 264 4-14 7 Vaughan
    Camps offering as an activity
    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,000/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1000 10-17 0 Temagami
    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps
    Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 13.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Science: Marine Biology
    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $325/week
    Day Coed 325 5-13 1 Downtown West, Toronto
    Ontario Science Centre Camp
    An action-packed science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits.

    Flemingdon Park, Toronto

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $300/week
    Day Coed 300 4-14 2 Flemingdon Park, Toronto
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $375/week
    Day, Program Coed 375 4-12 3 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club
    Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $225/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 225 5-16 4 South Annex, Toronto
    Camp Kearney at S.O.E.S
    Camp Kearney is an overnight summer camp, near Algonquin Park and is owned and operated by Toronto District School Board. All of the programs incorporate a balance of environmental ethics, wilderness experience and fun

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $715/session
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 715 8-18 5 Algonquin Park
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
    A perfect combination of arts enrichment taught by professional artists in all disciplines, and a magical summer experience on 178 acres overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $290/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 290 5-18 6 Canning
    HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS
    A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

    Rexdale, Toronto

    Science: Environment
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 5-12 7 Rexdale, Toronto
    Sport Western Summer Camps
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 8 London
    YMCA Cedar Glen
    Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $220/session
    Day Coed 220 4-16 9 King
    Kidnetix
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Yorkdale. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, swimming, sports, arts & crafts, guest speakers and field trips.

    Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $135/week
    Day Coed 135 4-16 10 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
    City of Mississauga
    We offer a variety of camps for ages 4–14. Choose the camp that’s right for your child, whether it’s creative, sports, learning, adventure, swimming, skating, dance or drama we have it all! mississauga.ca/camps

    Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $36/week
    Day Coed 36 3-14 11 Mississauga
    Zodiac Day Camp
    Central Toronto. Variety-based for 2-4 yrs (Adult & Tot/Day Care) and 4-6 yrs drop-off. 7-12 yrs pick 1/2 day arts, discovery, sports, and variety, plus 1/2 day variety. Daily swim lesson, 7 1-week sessions and more!

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2.0 to 15.
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 199 2.0-15. 12 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Brock Youth University
    A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

    St. Catharines

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $178/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 13 St. Catharines
    Ajax Riding Academy
    The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.

    Ajax

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 5 to 85
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $350/week
    Day Coed 350 5-85 14 Ajax
    Camp Kendellhurst
    A traditional summer camp with sports, arts, music, technology, swimming and more.

    Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    Day Coed 250 6-14 15 Mississauga
    York University: SciX - Science Explorations
    Science Engagement Programs offers interactive STEM experiences through Science Explorations for youth in grades 3 to 8 and Helix Summer Science Institute for high-performing students in grades 9 to 12.

    Sentinel Park, Toronto

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    Day, Program Coed, Girls 250 8-18 16 Sentinel Park, Toronto
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students and include highlights like a Tall Ship Adventure, Leadership, Yoga & Wellness, Hockey, etc. in addition to ESL and Language Excellence Camps.

    Stanstead; Halifax; Louisbourg

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $950/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 950 11-17 17 Stanstead, Halifax, Louisbourg
    Sylvan Learning South Mississauga
    We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $99/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 99 3-18 18 Mississauga
    Willowbrae Academy North York Summer Camp
    A variety summer day camp in the heart of North York. With over 20 indoor and outdoor activities. Hot healthy lunche and snacks and extended care included. Multiple kids and sessions discounts!

    Henry Farm, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2.5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 2.5-13 19 Henry Farm, Toronto
    Laurus Summer Camp
    Montreal's #1 lifestyle camp in the heart of Downtown that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports!

    Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $200/week
    Day, family Coed 200 3-15 20 Montreal
    Earth Studies
    Award winning school in sustainability and environmental practices. Owned and operated by the Cushing family. A traditional summer camp with the highest quality animal husbandry, nature connection, and much more...

    Ladysmith

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $720/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 720 8-18 21 Ladysmith
    KidzWhiz
    Kids technology programs in Lego robotics, animation, game design, Android app development, Minecraft, and programming. Weekly programs, March Break and Summer Camps, and birthday parties available. Participant in FLL.

    Markham

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 225 6-12 22 Markham
    Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.
    A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014.

    Ste. Clotilde

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $950/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 950 8-17 23 Ste. Clotilde
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $545/week
    Day Coed 545 4-15 24 Bridle Path, Toronto
    WillowWood School Summer Programs
    WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, leadership programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 6-17 25 Don Mills, Toronto
    Saddlewood Riding Camp
    A sports camp for girls, located in Eastern Ontario. The focus is on horse camp but other activities include swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, etc.

    Peterborough Area

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $2,100/2 weeks
    Day, Overnight Girls 2100 6-16 26 Peterborough Area
    Moana Institute (Maui, Hawaii)
    Aloha! Experience everything Maui, Hawaii has to offer. [email protected] offers SCUBA, surfing, snorkelling, sailing...and maybe even some hiking through tropical rainforests to hidden waterfalls. Come adventure with us!

    Hawaii

    Science: Marine Biology
    • Ages 12 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,750/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 3750 12-17 27 Hawaii
    City of Pickering Camps & Programs
    Traditional day camps with choices to meet every childs interest, and every parents expectation! Arts, Sports, Adventure, Science, History, Specialty and more!

    Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $183/week
    Day Coed 183 4-16 28 Pickering