Troubled teen camps

Considering the problem of a "struggling teen?"


Parents may find themselves struggling with their teenaged son or daughter because of their participating in any of numerous negative activities, which may include promiscuity, drugs and alcohol or other addictions and/or trouble with the law. In this situation, parents may find themselves searching for outside help, possibly by sending them to what are often called "teen boot camps." Camps for troubled teens in Canada tend to focus on changing behaviours and attitudes through education, the influence of a good environment and positive role models. Read more

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    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

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 4-14 0 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
    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 $250/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-16 1 Harbourfront, Toronto
    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 2 Saint-Raymond
    Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   
    Cutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT.

    South Annex, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto

    Education: Academic/Tutoring

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $30/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 30 4-17 3 South Annex, Toronto, Davisville Village, Toronto
    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 4 Sharbot Lake
    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
    Day Coed 200 6-15 5 Willowdale, Toronto
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
    Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    Cost Varies
    Overnight Girls, Boys 0 11-18 6 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    Radiant Girls   
    A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling.

    Burlington; Hamilton; Milton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 300 7-15 7 Burlington, Hamilton, Milton
    ICE Robotics   
    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 $31/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 31 5-21 8 New Toronto, Toronto
    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 $2,585/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2585 6-16 9 Minden
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 220 5-16 10 Brantford
    GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
    Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!

    Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

    Visual arts: Photo/Video

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 399 8-18 11 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 12 Huntsville
    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 13 Temagami
    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 14 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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
    Day, Program, family Coed 211 5-15 15 Vaughan
    Hatch Canada Camp   
    Our coding camp is packed with exciting, innovative, coding projects. Kids learn JavaScript processing.js or Python. On Fridays, they visit industry leaders to see how their real-world skills can be used.

    North Toronto, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Oakville

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $380/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 380 7-17 16 North Toronto, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Oakville
    e2 Young Engineers - North Vaughan   
    The Best after school program, PA days and camps ,teaching kids Science and math by using LEGO.We are the largest STEM,Coding and robotics program providing kids ages 3-18 with the knowledge in science since 1993.

    Ontario (4)

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 13
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Program, family
    from $15/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 15 3-13 17 Vaughan, Markham, Woodbridge, King
    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 18 Haliburton Highlands
    The Michelangelo Code   
    With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

    Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $150/month
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 19 Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga
    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 $779/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 20 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, 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 21 Temagami
    Supercamp @ Vanier College   
    Supercamp @ Vanier college is an arts and sports-oriented day camp, with a multitude of activities to choose from. Moreover, our great staff will ensure that your child makes memories that will last a lifetime.

    Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 190 5-15 22 Montreal
    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 23 King
    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 24 Torrance
    Neighbour Note Day Camps   
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto

    Music (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $275/week
    Day Coed 275 5-18 25 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto
    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern 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 $530/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 530 5-16 26 London, Leamington, Port Severn
    Camp Wanapitei   
    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, family
    from $945/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 945 7-18 27 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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $190/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 190 4-16 28 Ottawa
    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 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 900 6-16 29 Bancroft
    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
    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 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls 300 5-17 31 Oshawa
    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 32 Parry Sound
    Me to We Take Action Camp   
    Take Action Day & Overnight Camp are where young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, games and hands on volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!

    Arizona; Bethany; Corktown, Toronto

    Education: Social Justice/Empowerment

    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 9-18 33 Arizona, Bethany, Corktown, Toronto
    STEAMlabs   
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Danforth Village, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 34 Downtown West, Toronto, Danforth Village, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto
    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 35 Haliburton Highlands
    Code-it Hacks   
    Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

    Kingsview Vilage, Toronto; Milton; Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 7-18 36 Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Milton, Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Oakville   
    At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses.

    Oakville

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $49/session
    Day, Program Coed 49 5-18 37 Oakville
    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 $3,800/3 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 3800 6-18 38 International
    Théma Arts Academy   
    THÉMA TRIPLE THREAT SUMMER CAMP helps young performers kick-start their dreams with VOICE, DANCE, and THEATRE training - as well as the tools & opportunity to take the next step!

    Hamilton

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $499/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 499 6-19 39 Hamilton
    Kids in the Spotlight   
    Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.

    Gabriola; Jasper; Montreal

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 3-18 40 Gabriola, Jasper, Montreal
    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
    • Day, Program, family
    from $149/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 149 3-80 41 Newmarket, Vaughan
    YMCA John Island Camp   
    JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron and offers a variety of traditional, leadership, and kayak/canoe tripping programming.

    Sudbury; Blind River

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $529/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 529 6-16 42 Sudbury, Blind River
    Wanda's Creative Clay   
    A fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more.

    Lawrence Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $18/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 18 3-100 43 Lawrence Park, Toronto
    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
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 44 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    Aurora Cultural Centre Summer Art Camps & Children's Programs   
    Creative summer camps to ignite your child's imagination! From drawing, painting & sculpting to musical theatre and acting, there is something for every child at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Fun, friends & fantasy await!

    Aurora

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $35/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 35 4-15 45 Aurora
    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 46 Haliburton
    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 47 Mill Bay, International, Saint John
    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
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 7-16 48 Ottawa
    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 $280/week
    Day Coed 280 4-16 49 Rouge, Toronto
    Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive Program   
    The Cognitive Intensive Program is a 6-week intensive program targeting the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Upon completion, we see positive changes in the individual’s ability to understand the world around them.

    Peterborough; South Hill, Toronto

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 8 to 88
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $5,000/program
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 5000 8-88 50 Peterborough, South Hill, Toronto
    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 2019!

    Montreal; Laval

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 3-15 51 Montreal, Laval
    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 52 Orillia, Midland
    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 53 Canning
    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!

    Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $355/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 355 4-14 54 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Newmarket
    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 7 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,250/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1250 7-15 55 Sharbot Lake
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1 1-21 56 Minden
    Design Exchange (DX)   
    Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto, Design Exchange offers more than a dozen multi-disciplinary, unique, and inspiring creative camp sessions, from fashion and architecture to urban planning and graphic arts.

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $55/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 55 6-13 57 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp   
    A traditional camp experience providing opportunities to connect with nature, build life-long friendships and encounter God through a variety of fun activities, great facilities and friendly staff.

    Kitchener

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $220/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 220 6-15 58 Kitchener
    Camp Nokomis   
    Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff.

    Fergus

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,199/session
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1199 7-16 59 Fergus
    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 $100/session
    Day Coed 100 6-12 60 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
    Day Coed 545 4-15 61 Bridle Path, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Ottawa   
    Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

    Ottawa

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $129/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 129 5-18 62 Ottawa
    Kilcoo Camp   
    Founded in 1932, Kilcoo has earned a reputation as one of North America's foremost private camps and Outdoor Ed. centres.

    Minden; Moore Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,700/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Boys 1700 8-16 63 Minden, Moore Park, 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
    Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 64 Calgary
    Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
    With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

    Vaughan

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $325/program
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 325 6-18 65 Vaughan



    Of course, parents may need to look at and change some of their own behaviours and attitudes and how these might be negatively impacting communication with their teenaged son or daughter. Simply relying on an outside "fix" like a teen boot camp is not a holistic approach to making real change.

    On the other hand, there are many cases where teens simply need a radical change in order to break negative patterns. There are many troubled teens who do not fare well in traditional counseling environments, and there is some evidence that these teens are finding success in long-term treatment programs such as those offered at some camps. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs conducted a study showing that teens with problem emotional and behavioural issues improved during treatment at a residential program. In addition, they maintained a healthier outlook long after they left the treatment programs. Among problems these teens faced were ADHD, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder.

    The study provided hard evidence over the anecdotal evidence traditionally provided by the industry. It followed 1,027 graduates of troubled teen treatment programs for one year after they completed their program and focused on how consistent the teens' behaviour remained.

    For parents dealing with problem teens, we wish you wisdom as you search for a solution. We urge you to investigate the industry deeply in order to make the best informed decision you can. Consult the list above and enquire how these camps can help you with your troubled teen and how they believe they are different from dubious "treatment programs" of the past.







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