Programs with ADHD support

After-school classes and programs with support for children with ADHD


After-school programs with support for children with ADHD are found on this page. Programs, camps, and tutoring classes encourage kids to embark on new cognitive, social, and physical adventures. Below, find classes and programs with extensive support for children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), followed by a list of programs with mild support. Below the listings, learn more about how programs work and how kids benefit from them.  Read more

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    Wildflower Community Farm   
    Learn, grow, and play in nature and with animals on our farm near Calgary, Cochrane, and Airdrie. We offer outdoor learning programs and horseback riding programs and camps for all ages.

    Calgary
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program
    • from $250
    daycampovernightcampprogramclasscoed 250 5-18 5CalgaryAlberta
    Neilson Park Creative Centre   
    Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

    Markland Wood, Toronto
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $100
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed 100 5-14 11Markland Wood, TorontoOntarioEtobicoke
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $460
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys 460 5-17 12HuntsvilleOntario
    The Music Studio   
    Your child will love the lessons, classes and camps at The Music Studio. Your child will flourish as they learn musical skills, explore their creativity and develop life skills. Excellence in music education since 1990.

    Islington Village, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $100
    programclasscoed 100 4-18 13Islington Village, TorontoOnlineOntarioEtobicoke
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, PA Day
    • from $50
    daycamppadaycoed 50 5-12 19Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    Easter Seal Summer Camp   
    Easter Seals camps are for children and adults (6-49) with physical and cognitive disabilities. With fully accessible facilities and specially trained staff, our programs can accommodate campers with all abilities.

    Kelowna; Shawnigan Lake; Squamish
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 49 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $1
    overnightcampvirtualprogramcoed 1 6-49 30KelownaShawnigan LakeSquamishOnlineBritish Columbia
    Programs that welcome kids with ADHD and offer basic support
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff, positive culture for boys.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,400
    overnightcampallboys14007-161Algonquin ParkOnlineOntario
    Great Big Theatre Company   
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Throughout Ontario (12)
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $225
    daycampprogramclasscoed2256-142Lansing , TorontoRichview, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoBurlingtonDundasGuelphLondonMississaugaOakvilleRichmond HillWaterlooWhitbyOntarioEast-End, Etobicoke, North-York
    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.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
    overnightcampcoed6005-163LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids)   
    One of Toronto's most creative & diverse camps for over 80 years, offering an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum!

    South Annex, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $630
    daycampcoed6305-164South Annex, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Trad./Innovative: AM- Math, English, STEM (entrepreneurship, financial literacy, coding, python, web)/ PM- 2-week workshops:Art & Architecture, Animals & Archeology, Ancient Civilizations & Astronomy, and Magic & Mystery

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $435
    daycampcoed4352.5-146Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    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!

    Bayview Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Calgary; Vancouver
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $235
    daycampcoed2354-177Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
    Empower Learning Centre   
    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now!

    Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $110
    daycampprogramclasscoed1102-188MississaugaOntario
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville Child and Youth Programs and Summer Day Camps are offered at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $200
    programclasscoed2005-179OakvilleOntario
    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

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $450
    daycampprogramclasscoed4504-1710Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics   
    The Mathematics Outreach Office at the University of Toronto encourages the love of learning mathematics through various programs, including enrichment programs, math contests and preparation courses, camps and more.

    South Annex, Toronto
    Education: Math
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $240
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed2406-1814South Annex, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
    Campfire Circle   
    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    daycampovernightcampcoed11-1815Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. 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 Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $940
    daycampovernightcampcoed9407-1616Haliburton HighlandsOntario
    ARTSies Youth Theatre Programs   
    ARTSies provides musical theatre classes, camps, and exciting performance opportunities for youth ages 5 through teens! There's no experience necessary to join our programs.

    White Haven, Toronto; Markham
    Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $40
    daycampprogramclasscoed405-1717White Haven, TorontoMarkhamOntarioScarborough
    Radiant Girls   
    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence

    Burlington; Guelph; King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp, Day Camp, PA Day
    • from $179
    overnightcampdaycamppadayallgirls1798-1618BurlingtonGuelphKingOnlineOntario
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program
    • from $345
    daycampovernightcampprogramclasscoed3455-1820CanningNova Scotia
    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons   
    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; High Park, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $425
    daycampprogramclasscoed4255-1821Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    Beaches Sandbox   
    Beaches Sandbox is a vibrant community centre in the heart of The Beach in Toronto, welcoming people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to come together and take part in fun and creative programs and day camps.

    The Beach, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 10 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $25
    daycampcoed251-1022The Beach, TorontoOntarioEast-End
    Kingsway School of Music   
    Music Education. Private and Group classes for all ages and all levels. Specializing in strings (violin, viola, piano, cello, double bass and guitar). Highly qualified and professional teachers. Quality Instruction.

    Kingsway Park, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 2 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $200
    daycampcoed2002-9923Kingsway Park, TorontoOntarioEtobicoke
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    With 100+ years of overnight camping excellence, we provide programming for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends , and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple!

    Torrance
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $375
    daycampovernightcampcoed3755-1624TorranceOntario
    Scouts Canada   
    Scouting isn’t an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life.

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 26 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $230
    programclasscoed2305-2625Willowdale, TorontoCalgaryEdmontonHalifaxLondonMississaugaOttawaVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, OntarioNorth-York
    Ryde Lake Camp   
    Ryde Lake Camp, in the heart of the Muskoka, offers a traditional camp experience for girls. The program empowers campers to be themselves, becoming strong, independent, and compassionate individuals for life.

    Gravenhurst
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $850
    overnightcampallgirls8509-1626GravenhurstOnlineOntario
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Theatre Programs   
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills and train in singing, movement & scene work.

    Northern Wellington County; Southern Huron County; Waterloo
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $395
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed3958-1827Northern Wellington CountySouthern Huron CountyWaterlooOntario
    Steamoji   
    A STEM / STEAM maker academy for kids that offers after-school programs, year-round 400-hour classes, along with fun camps.

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario (11)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $249
    daycampprogramclasscoed2495-1828CalgaryKelownaMississaugaOakvillePort MoodyRichmondVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Ontario
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
    overnightcampcoed35956-1629Leslieville, TorontoMindenOntarioEast-End
    Sparrow Lake Camp   
    Since 1912! Sparrow Lake Camp is a traditional Co-Ed Summer Camp where all are welcome, all are valued, and all belong. Overnight camps for kids 6-16, as well as our friends and family 'Holiday Camp' for all ages!

    Orillia
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $890
    overnightcampcoed8906-1631OrilliaOntario
    The YES (The Youth Excellence Society)   
    Overnight leadership camps at beautiful Cowichan Lake! Expand your co-operative leadership and team building skills while connecting with youth from around the province. Experience a summer camp like no other.

    Duncan; Victoria
    Education: Leadership (multi)
    • Ages 14 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $125
    overnightcampcoed12514-1832DuncanVictoriaBritish Columbia
    uOttawa Engineering Outreach   
    uOttawa Engineering Outreach offers a wide range of programs in engineering, science, technology, and coding for both kids and teens. From summer camps to clubs and afterschool programs, as well as credited courses.

    Kanata; Orleans; Ottawa; Ottawa South
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $125
    daycampprogramclasscoedallgirls1255-1833KanataOrleansOttawaOttawa SouthOntario
    York University; Science Engagement   
    An interactive and hands-on STEM experience for youth in grade 3-12. Online and in-person programs available year-round: online STEM Clubs, March Camp, and Summer Camps. Spark Lab for high school students.

    Sentinel Park, Toronto; Markham
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $285
    daycampcoedallgirls2858-1834Sentinel Park, TorontoMarkhamOntarioNorth-York
    The Pine Project   
    Ontario's leading nature connection organization, offering year-round outdoor education programs for children and youth. Time in nature makes kids happier and healthier. Join us to learn, play and grow in nature!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Haliburton
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $1,215
    programclasscoed12157-1635Bloor West Village, TorontoEast York, TorontoHaliburtonOntarioEast-York, West-End
    Serenity Renewal For Families   
    At Serenity Renewal for Families, our mission is to provide hope and support through counselling, educational workshops and programs for individuals and families affected directly or indirectly by addictions.​

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $1
    daycampprogramclasscoed15-1736OttawaOntario
    COC Summer Music Camp   
    Create, Compose, Design, Perform! Explore music and the performing arts through our innovative and engaging Summer Music Camps held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; East York, Toronto
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $395
    daycampcoed3956-1837Bay Street Corridor, TorontoEast York, TorontoOntarioDowntown, East-York
    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
    daycampcoed3604-1238OttawaOntario
    SportLife   
    A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more!

    Montreal
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $165
    daycampcoed1655-1539MontrealQuebec
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $550
    programclasscoed5504-1740OakvilleOnlineOntario
    COOKSMART   
    Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has both virtual and in-person options! The kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family.

    Mississauga
    Arts: Cooking
    • Ages 5 to 99 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $15
    virtualprogramcoed155-9941MississaugaOnlineOntario


     

    What do children learn in ADHD support programs?

    Programs with ADHD support offer a wide array of activities. Children can participate in music training, math games, science experiments, and more in these programs. Traditional camp activities like kayaking, team building, and hiking are available for children craving adventure. 

    Some ADHD programs are specifically focused on cognitive skills training and development. These offer specific benefits for kids with ADHD. Faster mental processing, improved long-term memory, and increased attention are just a few benefits kids gain. Tutoring programs further contribute to children’s academic success. In all these programs, children receive direct attention from certified educators well-versed in addressing children’s exceptional needs. 

    Children develop soft skills like socialization and interpersonal communication during games and activities. Prices for programs with ADHD support start at $20, although more intensive programs range from $500 to $5,000. Typically, extra support is not charged more. Families should clarify this with the program directly, of course.

    Choosing the right ADHD support program

    ADHD support is available in both academic and recreational settings. Academic programs with support improve children’s performance in school. Not only do students retain and comprehend information easier through these programs, they also gain confidence in academics. Tutoring programs’ individual instruction helps kids learn more efficiently through mental training and by learning techniques. Programs based in cognitive development give kids fun and intensive games and activities to strengthen their thought processes. 

    Recreational programs with ADHD support are another great option for young children. Here, kids participate in traditional camp activities that improve their social and collaborative skills. Self-esteem increases in these programs. In both academic and recreational programs with ADHD support, children are treated with respect and support from their peers and leaders.

    Further benefits of programs with ADHD support

    Support away from home is just what kids with ADHD need! Here are some more benefits kids gain from these programs:

    • Gain independence. Instructors give children the freedom to choose between activities, crafts, or games in these programs. Children also frequently solve problems and complete projects on their own. Time away from parents, surrounded by others with this disorder helps them grow in confidence. 
    • Getting out is a form of therapy. These programs’ safe and supportive environments help kids with ADHD relax and release their energy. 
    • Become better socialized. By participating in different activities with others, children with ADHD become more aware of others. They learn where and when to participate in discussions and when it is appropriate to sit and observe others.
    • Make new friends. Whether with or without ADHD, children learn to mingle with others and open themselves up to friendships.


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