Outdoor education

Find camps specializing in outdoor education listed below


Outdoor education comes in as wide a variety as your imagination allows. Outdoor learning usually includes uniquely seasonal activities like canoeing, kayaking, outdoor rock climbing, rope climbing or other rope games available at many summer camps. More specialized outdoor learning experiences are found in wilderness camps or adventure camps as well as day camps like zoo camps and horse camps. Read more

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    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $765/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Boys 765 7-16 0 Mont-Tremblant
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
    Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, biking, swimming and so much more!

    Halkirk

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $410/week
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 410 6-17 1 Halkirk
    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
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 399 6-17 2 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 595 4-16 3 Saint-Raymond
    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 4 Harbourfront, 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
    Day Coed 220 4-16 5 King
    Claremont Field Centre   
    Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

    Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed 180 5-18 6 Pickering
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 4-14 7 Vaughan
    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 8 Ladysmith
    Teen Ranch   
    Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional, Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, volleyball, WHAM & day camps.

    Caledon

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $320/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 320 5-18 9 Caledon


    Camps offering outdoor education as an activity
    Safari Zoo Camp   
    The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work hands on alongside professional animal care staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.

    Clarington

    Science: Zooology/Animals

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 850 6-17 0 Clarington
    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 1 Markham, International
    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 $2,258/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2258 6-16 2 Minden
    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 3 Temagami
    Camp Muskoka   
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,095/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1095 6-16 4 Bracebridge
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,950/2 weeks
    Overnight, family Coed 1950 5-17 5 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Mini-Yo-We   
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $720/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 720 5-17 6 Huntsville
    Camp Ecolart   
    A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

    Montreal; Vancouver; West Vancouver

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $240/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 240 4-17 7 Montreal, Vancouver, West Vancouver
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $460/week
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 8 Huntsville
    Mi-A-Kon-Da   
    A traditional, all-girls summer camp with various outdoor activities including sailing, wilderness trips, arts activities and more. Offering 2 or 4 week sessions or an introductory weekend.

    Parry Sound; Hamilton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $2,190/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 2190 7-16 9 Parry Sound, Hamilton
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
    Our beautiful location, fun & safe environment, excellent programs, and experienced staff are just a few reasons to choose Circle Square Ranch. We are committed to providing an outstanding summer camp experience.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $220/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 220 5-16 10 Brantford
    YMCA Summer Day Camps   
    YMCAGTA operates 46 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!

    St James Town, Toronto; Oshawa; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Toronto Islands, Toronto; Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    Day Coed 235 4-16 11 St James Town, Toronto, Oshawa, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Toronto Islands, Toronto, Pickering
    Ponacka   
    Ponacka boys say camp is "home away from home". A strong emphasis on individual growth in the context of having the most fun ever, learning skills, developing lifelong friendships and great food. What could be better?

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $2,050/2 weeks
    Overnight Boys 2050 7-15 12 Bancroft
    Branksome Hall Day Camps   
    A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

    Rosedale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $360/week
    Day Coed 360 4-12 13 Rosedale, Toronto
    Wildfire Lodge   
    Wildfire Lodge is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and fun! We offer interactive, hands-on programming with features like Tree Top Trekking, shelter building, fire starting and more!

    Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 10 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/group
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 10-14 14 Midland
    UCC Summer Life   
    A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16.

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $4,995/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 4995 10-17 15 Forest Hill, 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
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $800/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 800 6-16 16 Orillia
    Camp de vacances Kéno   
    This camp in the heart of a regional Quebec park offers traditional summer camp activities like rock climbing, sea kayaking, nature trails and more.

    St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 20
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $459/week
    Overnight Coed 459 6-20 17 St-Léonard-de-Portneuf
    Fraser Lake Camp   
    Hello, we are a not-for-profit overnight camp on a private 260 acre waterfront property. We offer an inclusive and supportive environment, kayaking, rock climbing, a beautiful waterfront, new lodging cabins and more!

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $678/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 678 8-16 18 Bancroft
    Willowgrove Day Camp   
    Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn, apple orchard , corn maze and more.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 320 4-15 19 Whitchurch - Stouffville
    Camp Tamakwa   
    With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,300/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1300 7-16 20 Algonquin Park
    Camp Bil-O-Wood   
    A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 71 yrs. An awesome experience!

    Blind River

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    Overnight Coed 850 7-17 21 Blind River
    Camp Arowhon   
    A traditional co-ed summer camp in the heart of Algonquin Park where kids build confidence by learning skills. Over 18 activities to choose from daily, from horseback riding to windsurfing to arts and crafts.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 22 Algonquin Park
    Camp Wabikon   
    An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,075/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1075 6-17 23 Temagami
    Swallowdale Camp   
    An overnight camp in Rosseau offering adventure and a variety of land and water activities. Our beautiful lakefront camp is the ideal place for children to spend their summer making new friend and learning new skills!

    Rosseau

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 24 Rosseau
    Camp Ouareau   
    This Quebec all-girls overnight summer camp offers a variety of activities and leadership opportunities, as well as a unique language program. A chance to grow in confidence & independence, and develop language skills!

    Saint-Donat

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $2,210/2 weeks
    Overnight Girls 2210 6-16 25 Saint-Donat
    Camp Kawartha   
    Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

    Peterborough; Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $245/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 245 4-17 26 Peterborough, Lakefield
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Hamilton; Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $185/session
    Day Coed 185 4-17 27 Hamilton, Oakville
    Kids of Canada North Overnight Camp   
    WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. Overnight Camps near Haliburton offering traditional multi-activity or specialized Sports, Dance, Hockey & CIT Programs or a day camp in Richmond Hill specializing in hockey.

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $700/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 700 4-16 28 Haliburton Highlands
    Camp Cherith - Ontario   
    This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

    Southern Bruce County

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $489/week
    Overnight Coed 489 6-16 29 Southern Bruce County
    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 $940/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 940 7-16 30 Haliburton Highlands
    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
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1200 4-16 31 Huntsville
    Olympia Sports Camp   
    Olympia Sports Camp gives kids the professional instruction and guidance to grow and excel-and to have fun while they do it!Choose from over 90programs in Sport,Leadership,Adventure,Art,Recreation,Self-Discovery&Fitness.

    Huntsville

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 8 to 19
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $855/week
    Overnight Coed 855 8-19 32 Huntsville
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $175/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 175 6-17 33 Orillia, Midland
    Camp Celtic   
    Situated on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, near Lions Head, this traditional overnight summer camp features specialized instruction in land &water sports, fine arts, performing arts, out-tripping, and nature activities.

    Bruce Peninsula

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $199/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 199 6-18 34 Bruce Peninsula
    First Equestrian Horse Ranch   
    Summer days filled with horses and friends. The ultimate unplug and recharge. Traditional cowboy experiences.

    Quesnel

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 300 1-99 35 Quesnel
    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 36 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    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 $1,250/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1250 4-15 37 Sharbot Lake
    Ryde Lake Camp   
    This camp in the heart of the Muskoka- Gravenhurst area offers a traditional summer camp experience for girls, with canoeing, camping, more.

    Gravenhurst

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $575/week
    Overnight Girls 575 9-16 38 Gravenhurst
    Lone Prairie Camp   
    Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.

    Ferintosh

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $130/week
    Overnight, family Coed 130 5-99 39 Ferintosh
    Lovell International Camps   
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $800/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 40 International
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
    Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

    Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $75/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 75 5-19 41 Rocky Mountain House, Sundre
    Camp Kwasind   
    A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for those ages 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & HIGH QUALITY. Truly a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in an outdoor setting.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $425/week
    Overnight Coed 425 7-17 42 Bracebridge
    Medeba Summer Camp   
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $684/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 684 6-17 43 Haliburton
    Planet Kids   
    Planet Kids offers 35+ unique programs for kids 5-16. Three locations to choose from; Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, Kings Christian Collegiate & St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, Oakville. Free transportation & more!

    Oakville; Milton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $220/week
    Day Coed 220 5-16 44 Oakville, Milton
    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
    Day Coed 245 5-13 45 Rexdale, Toronto
    YMCA of Western Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Western Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    London; Leamington; Port Severn

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $515/session
    Overnight, family Coed 515 5-16 46 London, Leamington, Port Severn
    The Taylor Statten Camps   
    Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $795/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 795 6-16 47 Algonquin Park
    Camp Artaban   
    Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!

    Gambier Island

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 100
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $263/session
    Overnight, family Coed 263 1-100 48 Gambier Island
    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 49 Mactier
    Earthbound Kids   
    An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

    Pickering; Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $284/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 284 4-14 50 Pickering, Newmarket
    Camp Wenonah   
    An overnight Summer Camp in beautiful Muskoka, with activities ranging from archery to sailing to tennis, along with leadership focus and more.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $915/week
    Overnight Coed 915 5-17 51 Bracebridge
    Camp Selah   
    A Christian summer camp on Pigeon Lake. Two one week sessions in August. Activities include swimming, canoeing, survival lessons, archery and many more. Children to Staff Ratio is 2:1. Only $349/week.

    Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $399/week
    Overnight Coed 399 7-14 52 Lakefield
    Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
    Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $993/week
    Overnight Girls, Boys 993 7-16 53 Algonquin Park
    Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin   
    4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge

    Stratford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $720/week
    Overnight Coed 720 7-15 54 Stratford
    Camp Frenda   
    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

    Port Carling

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $540/week
    Overnight, family Coed 540 8-16 55 Port Carling
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 56 King
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $140/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 140 4-16 57 Ottawa
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp on a wooded island in the heart of Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Wilderness canoe trips, water and land sports, ropes, ecology. A spectacular setting and exceptional staff.

    Algonquin Park

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,000/week
    Overnight, family Boys 1000 7-16 58 Algonquin Park
    Kettleby Valley Camp   
    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
    • Overnight
    from $840/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 840 7-14 59 Newmarket
    The Hollows Camp   
    A traditional overnight and day camp located 1 hour north of Toronto. Activities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, paintball, tennis, trampoline/circus, horseback riding, bushcraft, drama, arts, and swimming.

    Bradford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 7-15 60 Bradford
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    Overnight, family Coed 1 1-21 61 Minden
    Camp North Star   
    A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

    Maine

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $3,100/session
    Overnight Coed 3100 7-17 62 Maine
    HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP   
    Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $600/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 600 7-15 63 Parry Sound
    Wilvaken   
    Bilingual (Fr/En), traditional summer camp offering water and land sports, such as sailing, water-skiing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

    Magog

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $2,260/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 2260 6-15 64 Magog
    Camp Tamarack   
    Muskoka summer camp with sports like sailing, water skiiing and golf as well as arts programs like dance and drama.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,000/week
    Overnight Coed 1000 6-16 65 Bracebridge
    Base de Plein Air Mont-Tremblant   
    Summer camp offering a program of outdoor activities such as archery, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rabaska, camp fires, camping, counselor training etc.

    Mont-Tremblant

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $735/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 735 9-16 66 Mont-Tremblant
    Camp Kodiak   
    An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities. Fun, friends, and success!

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,386/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 67 Parry Sound
    Rivers Edge Camping Association   
    A year-round group rental facility and traditional summer bible camp with good food, great people, and activities galore!

    Water Valley

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 85
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $395/week
    Overnight, family Coed 395 4-85 68 Water Valley
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp   
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

    California

    Reading: Leadership training

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $2,995/session
    Overnight Coed 2995 10-17 69 California
    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
    Day Coed 1100 4-15 70 Markham
    YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
    The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

    Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $640/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 640 5-15 71 Waterloo, Fergus, Huntsville
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 115 4-14 72 Mississauga
    Canadian Adventure Camp   
    We feature an incredible line-up of camp activities in our Traditional General Camping Program, and children can also choose to specialize, if they wish, in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,150/week
    Overnight Coed 1150 5-17 73 Temagami
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 200 4-100 74 Ajax
    YMCA Wanakita Family Camps   
    A traditional overnight camp with a twist, it's fun for the whole family! We offer all the classics like swimming, boating, hiking, sports, crafts and so much more. You'll be sure to find something for everyone to enjoy!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $430/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 430 1-99 75 Haliburton Highlands
    Zodiac Day Camp   
    Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 7 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 190 2.5-15 76 Forest Hill, Toronto
    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 77 Canning
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 78 Torrance
    Camp Kennebec   
    An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,500/week
    Overnight Coed 1500 6-25 79 Sharbot Lake
    Tamarack West Summer Camp   
    A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $290/week
    Day Coed 290 4-12 80 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Camp Chikopi   
    Chikopi may not be for everyone, but if your son enjoys a variety of sports, being outdoors and making lifelong friendships, you can stop looking now because you’ll find all that at Camp Chikopi plus so much more!

    Huntsville

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $815/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Boys 815 7-16 81 Huntsville
    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
    Day Coed 545 4-15 82 Bridle Path, 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 83 Bancroft
    Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
    Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Rugby 7s, Outdoor Pursuits, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 8 to 17.

    Mill Bay

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $185/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 185 8-17 84 Mill Bay
    Lakefield Camp International   
    Lakefield Camp is a traditional Canadian overnight summer camp that offers various outdoor & indoor land/water sports & activities, from sailing to theater arts, a complete ropes course, language classes & so much more!

    Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,300/week
    Overnight Coed 1300 9-17 85 Lakefield
    Camp Kahuna   
    Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

    Burlington

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $600/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 600 6-13 86 Burlington
    Camp Erin Toronto   
    Camp Erin Toronto is a weekend-long overnight bereavement camp in Muskoka for children and teens in the Greater Toronto area. This camp is only for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight, Program
    from $1/week
    Overnight, Program Coed 1 6-17 87 Parry Sound
    Power4Teens   
    A unique, intimate small camp experience. So much fun with amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding and a variety of activities, paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, boot camp, meditation and more.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $375/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 375 8-16 88 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Torrance
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek   
    To encourage young lives to grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically in an exciting, fun filled western adventure. Start your summer adventure with Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch!

    Regina

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $305/week
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 305 6-17 89 Regina
    Academic Camp Canada   
    A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

    Mill Bay; International; Saint John

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $6,000/3 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 6000 12-18 90 Mill Bay, International, Saint John
    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 91 Deer Park, Toronto
    Camp U of T Mississauga   
    A popular Mississauga summer camp offered on campus, with options including dance, leadership, multi-sports camps, more.

    Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $260/week
    Day Coed 260 4-16 92 Mississauga
    Active Challenge   
    Focusing on self esteem and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education, activity and personal growth and development.

    Renfrew

    Health & Fitness: Weight Loss Program

    • Ages 12 to 25
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $3,675/month
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 3675 12-25 93 Renfrew
    Stanstead College Summer Camps   
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

    Stanstead

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,000/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 1000 11-17 94 Stanstead
    Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp   
    An educational day camp for children 5 to 12. Kids get to experience life in the 1860s while playing games and learning new skills.

    Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $205/week
    Day Coed 205 5-12 95 Downsview, Toronto



    Experts such as Richard Louv and David Suzuki have decried today's youth's increasing alienation from the natural world and its effect on the way we view the outside world. This nature deficit disorder may even be a contributing factor in climate change as people are increasingly unaware of the effect of human activity.

    Outdoor education is valuable for kids who are interested in pursuing learning in the natural or environmental sciences or who simply love the outdoors. It is also very valuable for kids who are academically inclined, of course, as it can provide an important counterpoint to schoolwork, sitting at a computer or playing video games.

    There are several types of camps that specialize in specific areas of learning. These include the following:

    • Animal camps or zoo camps provide a lot of unique outdoor activities where kids can interact with and learn about animals from around the world. These are most definitely a unique outdoor education experience that kids will crave.
    • Horse camps are focused on horse-related activities. This unique outdoor learning experience is ideal for kids who love horses. While the focus is on horseback riding, there are likely many other activities available to break up the day.
    • Wilderness camps offer out-trips into the deep woods of Northern Ontario or Quebec. These can be several weeks long, in fact, although the length varies. Teens gain experience with wilderness survival, grow personally in a number of unique ways and will likely encounter varied wildlife. This unique camp experience is immensely rewarding, and provides intense outdoor education.
    • Camps such as golf camps, soccer, and baseball provide a lot of time outdoors where kids will learn new skills in the activity of focus, as well as many other outdoor activities. There are also some great water sports camps for this as well, such as swimming, canoe, waterski, and kayak camps.

    Outdoor education is a byproduct of many types of summer camps, including both day and overnight camps. A byproduct of outdoor learning is an increased understanding of the environment, issues like climate change and an alleviation of what Richard Louv has famously called nature deficit disorder.

    Get an outdoor education at the camps listed here!







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