Camps for kids with cancer

Sharing summer fun with kids in the same boat


Cancer camps are intended to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage in the cancer journey—from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Camp staff and volunteers are fully qualified and trained to meet the unique needs of young people affected by cancer. Listed below, find specialized summer camps for young people dealing with this sickness. Read more

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    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
    Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 0 Harbourfront, Toronto
    e2 Young Engineers - North Vaughan   
    Young Engineers North Vaughan activities includes STEM program,school workshops,after school program,, lunch time workshops, Special needs program and camps,our camps have added value for your children’s development.

    Ontario (4)

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 8
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Program, family
    from $287/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 287 4-8 1 Vaughan, Woodbridge, King
    Abilities Centre   
    A traditional summer camp in a fun and educational environment for growth and development. Camp activities include sports and recreation, arts, cooperative games, swimming and more, all in a fully inclusive environment!

    Whitby

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    Day Coed 190 4-13 2 Whitby
    KNB Learning   
    KNB Learning after school classes & camps in Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO for kids in Oakville & Mississauga. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $275/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 3 Oakville
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $2,460/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 4 Minden
    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
    The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today!

    Vaughan

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $211/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 211 5-15 5 Vaughan
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 6 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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 7 Rouge, Toronto
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    Overnight, family Coed 1 8-21 8 Minden
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $885/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 9 Haliburton Highlands
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 10 Oshawa
    Institute of Canadian Education   
    Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

    New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $25/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 11 New Toronto, Toronto
    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 12 King
    York University Lions Camps   
    Choose from a multi-sport summer camp, focus on a particular sport or try one of our adventure camps such as pirate, warrior training or superhero camp.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 200 6-15 13 Willowdale, Toronto
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and active

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $890/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 890 7-16 14 Bancroft
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 15 Torrance
    Outward Bound Canada   
    Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

    Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $699/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 699 12-99 16 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    Toronto School of Art   
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $40/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 40 11-17 17 Brockton, Toronto
    Junior Red Riders   
    Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 6-12 18 Markham
    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 19 Montreal, Laval
    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 $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 20 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    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 21 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 22 Markham
    Camp Oconto   
    Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1100 4-15 23 Sharbot Lake
    Field of Dreams Baseball Camp   
    An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

    Thornhill; Aurora; Vaughan

    Sport: Baseball/Softball

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $185/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 185 6-14 24 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
    Sports Camps Canada   
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    Day Coed 235 4-14 25 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary



    Cancer survivors will find some respite from the disease and find strength in the company of others who are also dealing with it. Some camps in this sphere offer specialized adventure or travel. These camps can also offer sports like surfing, standup paddling, and kite boarding. Food, accommodation and transportation are included in the camp.

    Contact the camps listed above to find a camp right for your child.







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