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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    Institute of Canadian Education   
    Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

    New Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $25/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 0 New Toronto, Toronto
    Harbourfront Centre Camps   
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $285/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 285 4-16 1 Harbourfront, 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
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 190 4-13 2 Whitby
    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 13 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    Cost Varies
    Day, Overnight Girls, Boys 0 13-18 3 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and 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
    from $211/session
    Day Coed 211 5-15 4 Vaughan
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $50/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 50 8-13 5 Burlington, Hamilton
    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 circus, warrior training or superhero camp.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 6-15 6 Willowdale, 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 7 Sharbot Lake
    Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   
    Innovative group classes in various subjects including keyboarding, handwriting, art, and essay writing. We also offer test prep (SSAT, SAT, ACT) & personalized support for K-12, including those with learning differences

    South Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $30/session
    Program Coed 30 4-17 8 South Annex, 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 $2,460/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2460 6-16 9 Minden
    GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
    Photography & Video Camps for kids & teens (ages 8-18). Campers learn from professional photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience!

    Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

    Visual arts: Photo/Video

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 399 8-18 10 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
    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; Kaladar; 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 11 Hamilton, Huntsville, Kaladar, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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 12 Temagami
    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
    • Day, Overnight
    from $430/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 430 5-17 13 Huntsville
    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 $775/week
    Overnight, family Coed 775 5-17 14 Haliburton Highlands
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $70/week
    Day Coed 70 4-15 15 Markham
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the city 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 16 Hamilton, Oakville
    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; North Toronto, Toronto

    Music (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/week
    Day Coed 100 4-18 17 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto, North Toronto, 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 18 Bancroft
    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 19 Newmarket, Vaughan
    Ski-Mazing Watersports School   
    Haliburton’s ski, wakeboard barefoot water sports school offering specialized lesson programs for all ages / abilities. Waterski Wakeboard Canada certified instructors NCCP Coaches. Parasailing and flyboarding offered

    Haliburton

    Sport: Waterskiing/Wakeboarding

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $550/week
    Day, Program Coed 550 5-15 20 Haliburton
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $300/week
    Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 21 Oshawa
    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, Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 350 6-12 22 Islington Village, Toronto
    Magical Horses Summer Camp for Kids & Teens   
    A small low ratio horse camp, set on a farm in the Ottawa Valley that will nurture your child’s interests. With a natural and holistic approach we can be flexible to your child’s special requirements and personality.

    Eganville

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 9 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $990/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 990 9-14 23 Eganville
    Camp Massad   
    Hebrew speaking,kosher,summer camp connecting campers to their Jewish identity in an inclusive,energetic and fun environment.Dynamic programming and a community environment fosters confidence,creativity and friendships.

    Winnipeg Beach; Winnipeg

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $475/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 475 7-16 24 Winnipeg Beach, Winnipeg
    Camp Kearney at S.O.E.S   
    Camp Kearney is an overnight summer camp, near Algonquin Park and is owned and operated by Toronto District School Board. All of the programs incorporate a balance of environmental ethics, wilderness experience and fun

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $715/session
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 715 8-18 25 Algonquin Park
    Kids of Canada Summer Camps   
    WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. We offer 4 Day Camps in Richmond Hill & an Overnight Camp near Haliburton. Choose traditional multi-activity or specialized Sports, Dance, Hockey & CIT Programs.

    Thornhill; Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $800/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 800 4-16 26 Thornhill, Haliburton Highlands
    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 27 Ottawa
    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
    from $642/session
    Day Coed 642 5-15 28 Lawrence Park, Toronto, Brockton, Toronto
    Code-it Hacks   
    Blend of 5 flavors in our Coding & Robotics Camp! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics, Learn to build: Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Milton; Downtown East, Toronto

    Computer : Technology

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 7-18 29 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Milton, Downtown East, Toronto
    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 $679/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 679 6-17 30 Haliburton
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    Have fun, make new friends and go on an adventure! A traditional overnight camp with activities ranging from wilderness trips and rock climbing to music and Frisbee golf. Financial aid is available.

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 31 Torrance
    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 32 Orillia, Midland
    Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp   
    A traditional summer camp with a variety of specialized camp programs.

    Kitchener

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $215/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 215 6-15 33 Kitchener
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $885/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 885 7-16 34 Haliburton Highlands
    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

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 35 Downtown West, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Oakville   
    At Sylvan of Oakville, we know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores.

    Oakville

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 195 5-18 36 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 $800/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 37 International
    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 38 Ottawa
    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
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 750 7-18 39 Temagami
    Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
    Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zooology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 265 4-16 40 Rouge, Toronto
    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, Program, family
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 41 Canning
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 545 4-15 42 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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!

    Alberta (1); British Columbia (3); Ontario (1); Quebec (1)

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 4-14 43 Lytton Park, Toronto, Langley, Calgary, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Don Valley Village, Toronto, Caribou Park, Toronto, Riverdale, Toronto, Kitchener, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Whistler, Mont-Tremblant, Burnaby
    WillowWood School Summer Programs   
    WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, leadership programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 6-17 44 Don Mills, Toronto
    Camp Oconto   
    Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1100 4-15 45 Sharbot Lake
    Sport Western Summer Camps   
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 46 London
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A northern Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    Overnight, family Coed 1 8-21 47 Minden
    JEI Learning Center-Canada   
    Our mission is to support, facilitate, and help children by providing a high quality supplementary education so that all children can achieve academic success in math, reading, writing and critical thinking.

    Ontario (4)

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $175/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 175 4-15 48 Vaughan, The Queensway, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Weston, Toronto, Mississauga, Markham
    Belka Summer Camp   
    Iqaluits; Calgary SE, Saskatoon @ U O Sasks @ Winnipeg; Imman fellowship V.B. S. We cater for low-income children and youth by engaging them in sporting activities. - High Credits for ICT, Math & Leadership.

    Downsview, Toronto; Calgary; Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, family
    from $75/week
    Day, family Coed 75 5-14 49 Downsview, Toronto, Calgary, Richmond Hill
    Oakville Arts Studio   
    Art Summer camps sketching, painting, illustration, sculpture, printmaking Musical training, hiper realism, studio times, gallery space 2 musical nights per month, latin and jazz for ages 3 and up, teens & adults; .

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $66/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 66 3-99 50 Oakville
    E2 Young Engineers-Central Mississauga   
    A very innovative after school program that boosts learning of Science Tech Engineering Maths through Lego motorized models building.Used in 43countries around the world. Voted the best by Prince Charles of Whales.

    Mississauga

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $25/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 25 4-12 51 Mississauga
    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
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 200 3-15 52 Montreal
    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 53 Ottawa
    Academic Camp Canada   
    A challenging academic camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including sciences, maths and even robotics, complimented with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular waterfront campus on the Pacific Ocean!

    Mill Bay; International

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $6,000/3 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 6000 12-18 54 Mill Bay, International
    Blyth International Summers Program   
    This summer travel program takes students to a variety of European and International destinations, engaging them in a unique and beneficial world academic and community service programs.

    Annex, Toronto

    Education: Credit Courses

    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, Program
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, Program Coed 750 13-18 55 Annex, Toronto
    Manotick Arts Camp   
    We specialize in all performance arts areas of Drama, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Visual Art. The daily schedule includes recreation and camp activities that promote leadership skills.

    Ottawa

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $260/week
    Day Coed 260 6-17 56 Ottawa
    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
    from $410/week
    Day Coed 410 6-16 57 Alderwood, Toronto
    Junior Red Riders   
    Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 6-12 58 Markham
    Camp Erin   
    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.

    St Lawrence, Toronto; Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    Cost Varies
    Day, Overnight Coed 0 6-17 59 St Lawrence, Toronto, Parry Sound



    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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