Animal camps

Find summer camps featuring domestic or wild animals listed below


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.  Read more

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  • Camps that specialize in animal

    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
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 850 6-19 0 Clarington
    Niagara Christian Collegiate   
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,550/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 3550 11-18 1 Fort Erie
    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.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 265 4-16 2 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 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $285/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 3 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Claremont Field Centre   
    A nature based summer day camp taught by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

    Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed 180 5-12 4 Pickering
    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
    • Overnight, family
    from $89/night
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 89 6-100 5 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, Program, family
    from $216/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 4-14 6 Vaughan
    Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
    With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

    Vaughan; Woodbridge

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $70/session
    Day, Program Coed 70 4-10 7 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    Township of King   
    With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $4/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 8 King


    Camps offering animal as an activity
    The Wylde Swan   
    Grow into a citizen of the world with this unique summer camp offering international travel, sailing aboard a tall-ship, education in geography, environmental sciences, leadership, communication skills, and so much more!

    Markham; International

    Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills

    • Ages 14 to 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,599/session
    Overnight Coed 1599 14-25 0 Markham, International
    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, Program
    from $99/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 99 5-13 1 Downtown West, Toronto
    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
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 2 Temagami
    Kidz Kare Summer Camp   
    Exciting themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown facility, including weekly field trips, guest speakers and delicious home cooked meals and snacks! Before and after care is also available.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    Day, Program Coed 200 4-12 3 Downtown West, Toronto
    Science North Camps   
    Science North offers fun and educational Summer Science Camps in English and French for children of all ages in over 25 communities across Northeastern and Northwestern Ontario!

    Barrie; Kenora; North Bay

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 180 4-14 4 Barrie, Kenora, North Bay
    Camp Portneuf   
    An educational and wholesome experience for campers aged 4 to 16 years old. 50 minutes from Quebec city, our camp develops a sense of community, adventure and an appreciation of their natural surroundings

    Saint-Raymond

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $595/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 595 4-16 5 Saint-Raymond
    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 2.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 180 2.5-15 6 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Institute of Canadian Education   
    A personalized interactive Summer Camp, providing more than 25 STEM learning modules in combination with variety of in-door and out-door activities.

    New Toronto, Toronto

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 5 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $25/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 25 5-21 7 New Toronto, Toronto
    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 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $245/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 245 5-13 8 Rexdale, Toronto
    Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
    Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

    Calgary

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 9 Calgary
    Kidnetix   
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

    Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 4-12 10 Brampton, Downsview, 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 11 St. Catharines
    Saddlewood Riding Camp   
    Celebrating 50 years in 2018! A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management.

    Peterborough Area

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $2,200/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 2200 6-16 12 Peterborough Area
    Laurus Summer Camp   
    Montreal & Laval's #1 lifestyle summer day camp that blends fun, education and specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 to 15! Registration is Open for 2018!

    Montreal; Laval

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 200 3-15 13 Montreal, Laval
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 14 Canning
    Camp Hurontario   
    A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

    Mactier

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    Overnight Boys 900 6-16 15 Mactier
    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
    from $250/2 weeks
    Day Coed 250 5-16 16 South Annex, Toronto
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 220 4-16 17 King
    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 4 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 200 4-100 18 Ajax
    Centennial Colts Summer Camps   
    Designed for boys and girls between the age of 7 - 13 to provide additional physical literacy to those who would like to further develop their athletic skills.

    Centennial-Port Union, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $195/week
    Day Coed 195 7-13 19 Centennial-Port Union, Toronto
    The Dalton School Camps and Programs   
    A one-of-a- kind March Break and summer camp experience with 11 weekly themes including science, history, arts and crafts, sports and more, all in Mandarin! Bring your swimsuit in the summer and join us in the sprinkler!

    Deer Park, Toronto

    Education: Language Studies

    • Ages 4 to 11
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $280/week
    Day Coed 280 4-11 20 Deer Park, Toronto
    University of King's College   
    University of King's College has: 1) summer day camp for ages 6-12, 2) Humanities for Young People, a summer live-in program for teens, 3) soccer and basketball camps in March Break, in-service days and early August.

    Halifax

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 150 6-17 21 Halifax
    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

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $310/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 310 4-12 22 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Earth Studies   
    Award winning school in sustainability and environmental practices. Owned and operated by the Cushing family. A traditional all-season campus with the highest quality animal husbandry, nature connection, and much more...

    Ladysmith

    Adventure: Wilderness Skills

    • Ages 9 to 22
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $750/session
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 750 9-22 23 Ladysmith
    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 $145/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 24 Mississauga
    Innova STEM Labs   
    STEM based camp and workshops •3D Design and Printing •Robotics • Mechatronics •Virtual & Augmented Reality •Internet Of Things (IoT) • Computer programming •Video Game Design

    Mississauga

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Program, family
    from $184/week
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 184 4-15 25 Mississauga
    Central Montessori Schools   
    CMS offers dynamic summer camp programs for children 3 to 12 years of age. It’s the perfect balance of physical, mental and creative challenge! At CMS fun and learning go hand in hand!

    Thornhill; Willowdale, Toronto; Bayview Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $435/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 435 3-12 26 Thornhill, Willowdale, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto
    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; Thornhill

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 6-12 27 Markham, Thornhill
    York University; Science Engagement   
    Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grades 3 to 12. Summer programs include SciX (Gr. 3-8), Helix Summer Science Institute, and Spark Lab program (Gr. 9-12)

    York Mills, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls 250 8-18 28 York Mills, Toronto, Sentinel Park, Toronto
    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 29 Mississauga
    Camp Robin Hood   
    Day Camp with the atmosphere and philosophy of a premium overnight camp! Twice-daily swim instruction, gymnastics, canoe and more. Low ratios and specialty instructors focus on life/social skills development.

    Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $1,100/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 1100 4-15 30 Markham
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' 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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 545 4-15 31 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $275/week
    Day, Program Coed 275 2.5-14 32 Don Mills, 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 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $115/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 115 4-14 33 Mississauga
    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
    • Overnight
    from $985/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 985 8-17 34 Ste. Clotilde
    JOA Camps   
    An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 9
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $55/day
    Day Coed 55 4-9 35 Ottawa



    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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