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Numerous kids' summer camps throughout Ontario and across the Greater Toronto Area specialise in dealing with children suffering from diabetes. Camp counselors are specially trained to understand diabetes, blood sugar testing, epi-Pens and all related needs. Typical summer camp activities are specially tailored for diabetic kids and concerns related to that disorder.

Diabetes camps have many enjoyable camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, hiking and boating. Issues like diet or medication are especially taken up at these camps. Diabetes camps are also offered as family weekend camps, overnight camps and day camps. It is estimated that worldwide camps serve 15,000–20,000 campers with diabetes each year.

At camp, each camper is given a comprehensive health history form to be completed by his/her family and a health evaluation form completed by the camper‘s physician detailing the camper’s past medical history, immunization record, and diabetes regimen. The home insulin regimen of each camper is followed as closely as possible, though alterations in insulin dosage may need to be made for extreme physical activity, such as prolonged hikes or active water sports. Each camp has a doctor with expertise in managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Many things to learn about diabetes. Diabetes educators and advanced practice diabetes nurses may also be present. Such camps also give information about diabetes-related emergencies. Camps may also feature the help of medical professionals, physicians, nurses and dietitians who are experienced in diabetes care. Diabetes supplies should be monitored and given out by responsible medical staff.Counselors who are also diabetic and former campers may also be present.

Learn more from the camps listed below.



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  • Adventure Valley
    Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

    Throughout Greater Toronto Area

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 325 4-15 0 Throughout Greater Toronto Area
    Muskoka Woods
    A Christian youth resort that welcomes young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from 50+ programs and activities. Creativity reigns, friendships flourish, confidence grows. FUN IS OUR TRADEMARK!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $999/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 999 7-17 1 Rosseau
    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 Camp
    from $600/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 600 4-15 2 Markham
    Kids n Bricks
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Digital Media & LEGO Builders after-school classes & camps for kids 5-16 years, in Mississauga and Oakville. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville; Oakville

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $99/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 99 5-16 3 Oakville
    YMCA Summer Day Camps
    YMCAGTA operates 51 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 program, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!

    Toronto Islands, Toronto; Oshawa; New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 225 4-16 4 Toronto Islands, Toronto, Oshawa, New Toronto, Toronto
    Camp Couchiching
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice, We are all levels of awesome!

    Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,700/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1700 6-16 5 Orillia
    City of Markham
    Great camp experience right in your own backyard! See what the City of Markham has to offer you and your child for camps!

    Markham; Markham; Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $70/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 70 4-15 6 Markham
    Camp Wabikon
    Overnight coed summer camp dedicated to the ideals of leadership and friendship, with wilderness trips and a variety of sports activities.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,025/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1025 6-17 7 Temagami
    YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region
    Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

    Ottawa; Ottawa; Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    from $185/week
    sessions & dates
    Coed 185 4-16 8 Ottawa
    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 Camp
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 290 5-18 9 Canning
    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 Camp
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1 8-21 10 Minden
    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 Camp
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 265 4-16 11 Rouge, Toronto
    CPSX Space Camp
    A space science and technology-themed summer camp that aims to inspire children by having them experience science through the lenses of a planetary explorer and fuel their imagination to explore the universe.

    London

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 9-14 12 London
    Airborne Trampoline
    Jump through summer with Airborne's Summer Trampoline Classes & Day Camps. Camp includes trampoline lessons and games, arts and crafts, games and movie room, daily outings, and a trip of the week.

    Newmarket; Vaughan

    Sport: Trampoline
    • Ages 3 to 80
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $149/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 149 3-80 13 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Camp Otterdale
    Traditional summer camp for kids and teens in Eastern Ontario offering many outdoor activities including music, theatre arts.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-16 14 Ottawa
    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 Camp
    from $188/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 188 4-15 15 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International; International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 5170 6-18 16 International
    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 Camp
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 545 4-15 17 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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 Camp
    from $185/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 185 6-14 18 Thornhill, Aurora, Vaughan
    McMICHAEL ARTVENTURE CHILDREN’S CAMPS & PROGRAMS
    Art classes, programs and camps for kids to get creative: after-school, summer camp and March break camps. Located in Vaughn, north of Toronto.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $104/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 104 5-15 19 Vaughan
    Ottawa School of Art
    Children aged 6 to 15 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay.

    Ottawa; Ottawa

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $229/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 229 6-15 20 Ottawa
    Seneca Summer Camps – Sports, Arts & Science
    We offer high quality summer camp programs for children that provide learning opportunities in a safe and caring environment and where the focus is on having fun and developing friendships.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 250 4-16 21 Willowdale, Toronto
    Studio Unio
    FRENCH Musical Theatre Day Camp! Each young artist will experience the full range of musical theatre elements : drama, singing & dancing in order to perform an hour musical theatre show directed by professional artists!

    Lawrence Park, Toronto; Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $642/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 642 5-15 22 Lawrence Park, Toronto, Brockton, Toronto
    Sayu Healthy Living Camps
    A Fun & Unique Co-ed Camp involving Outdoor Activities, Healthy Foods, Art, Music & Hands-On Cooking. Each week includes Field Trips, Guest Musician & Yoga Instructor, Games, Playful Workshops, & more...

    Islington Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 350 6-12 23 Islington Village, 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 Camp
    from $100/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 100 6-12 24 Markham
    Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
    Our Camps are designed for creative kids and teens between the ages of 7-13 years old who want to use technology to change the world by becoming creators and not just consumers.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $1/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 1 6-17 25 Downtown West, Toronto, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Junction Triangle, Toronto
    Rooks to Cooks
    A mobile cooking school with 10 sessions of unique, intensive cooking camp programs for kids ages 5 and up! Rooks to Cooks will be serving up a full menu of fun!

    Davisville Village, Toronto

    Art : Cooking
    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 320 5-14 26 Davisville Village, 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 Camp
    from $410/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 410 6-16 27 Alderwood, Toronto
    Young People's Theatre/YPT
    Students entering Grades 1-12 will discover the power of their own creative voice as they create and perform a unique piece of theatre. Film making and Music theatre camps are also available for senior students.

    St Lawrence, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $350/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 350 5-18 28 St Lawrence, Toronto
    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 Camp
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 190 4-13 29 Whitby
    Kettleby Valley Camp and Outdoor Centre
    Located just north of Toronto, this traditional summer camp offers overnight, day and canoe trip programs for campers 5 to 14.

    Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $730/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 730 7-14 30 Newmarket
    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 Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 200 3-15 31 Montreal
    Home Sweet Home Montessori Academy: Artsfilled Day Camp
    Does your child enjoy Sports, Arts, Music,Dance & more? When each day is dedicated to a new area of fun, children are always engaged in learning something new and there's never a dull moment! Spaces fill fast-call today!

    Caledon

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $120/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 120 4-12 32 Caledon
    YMCA Wanakita
    1,000 acres on Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Co-ed, 1, 2 and 4-week overnight sessions and 1 week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, friendship and fun!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $700/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 700 7-17 33 Haliburton Highlands
    Sylvan Learning South Mississauga
    Summer STEM Camps and after-school classes for kids and teens. Choose from Science, Engineering, video game coding, math and more. Fun, affordable and educational. All led by Ontario Certified Teachers!

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $145/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 145 3-18 34 Mississauga
    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
    • Overnight Camp
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 390 5-16 35 Torrance
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 750 7-18 36 Temagami
    Glen Bernard Camp
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,120/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 1120 4-16 37 Huntsville