Animal camps

Find summer camps featuring domestic or wild animals listed below

Camps listed below allow your young animal lover to fully explore his or her love of wildlife and domestic animals. Here, kids take part in a unique learning adventure every day. A number of camps listed below are put on by zoos or other animal care specialists. Experiences here will be give your budding zoologist memories for a lifetime.  Read more


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List of zoology camps and programs


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Camps that specialize in zoology

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.

Science: Zoology/Animals
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed 850 6-17 0 Clarington, Ontario
Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp   
An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 16. Each week campers experience outdoor cookouts, crafts, games, activities, campfires and live animals.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $216/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 216 4-16 1 Vaughan, Ontario
Claremont Nature Centre   
Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 200 4-12 2 Pickering, Ontario
Harbourfront Centre Camps   
Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. .

Harbourfront, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 3 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

Camps offering zoology as an activity
Sidney Ledson Institute   
The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep.

Don Mills, Toronto; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $420/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 420 2.5-14 0 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Focus Learning Academic Centre   
An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps.

Don Mills, Toronto; Online
Education (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 150 7-15 1 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
Brain Power (IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL) 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; Online
Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $325/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 325 6-18 2 Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program,
STEM Camp   
STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600.

Ontario (76)
Science (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $150/week
Day openCamp Coed 150 5-13 3 Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, Belleville, Caledon, Clarington, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, Brockville, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Cornwall, Fergus, Ottawa, Frontenac Islands, Kingston, Leamington, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Northern Grey County, Peterborough, Southern Kawartha Lakes, Birch Cliff, Toronto, Agincourt, Toronto, Rouge, Toronto, Dorset Park, Toronto, Sudbury, Danforth Village, Toronto, Richview, Toronto, East York, Toronto, King
Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University   
Enrichment Studies at Queen's University connects students in Grades 5-12 with exciting university experiences. We inspire our participants to reach their potential through mentorship, growth and problem solving.

Kingston; Online
Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight
  • from $199/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 199 10-17 4 Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Rotherglen Summer Camp   
Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Art, Sports all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $340/week
Day openCamp Coed 340 7-13 5 Oakville, Ontario
Prestige School Summer Programme   
A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more.

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day
  • from $350/week
Virtual Program, Day openCamp Coed 350 3-12 6 Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online
Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 100 4-12 7 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Town of Oakville camps   
The Town of Oakville offers fun and affordable camps to suit any taste including arts, adventure, theatre, sports and more! Enjoy Summer, March Break, P.A. Day and Holiday camps. Programs offered for children aged 4-14.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $157/week
Day openCamp Coed 157 4-12 8 Oakville, Ontario
Ridley College Summer Programmes   
Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Day Camps, Advanced Performance Sports and many more!

St. Catharines
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $290/session
Day openCamp Coed 290 4-13 9 St. Catharines, Ontario
Science North Camps   
Science North offers innovative and stimulating summer day camps and virtual camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds.

Ontario (5)
Education: STEM
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $153/week
Day Coed 153 4-12 10 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, North Bay, Kenora
Toronto Kidz   
Each week focuses on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Animals, etc. for our younger campers and Science, Fitness, Arts, etc. for our 8-12 year olds. Field trips to Toronto's main attractions are the highlight of the week.

Baby Point, Toronto; High Park, Toronto; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $213/week
Day openCamp Coed 213 5-12 11 Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020!

Quebec (5)
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $150/week
Day openCamp Coed 150 3-15 12 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
Young Bilinguals   
Join our FREE STEM Day on Zoom this Thursday, September 3! Our specialty STEM program is running with a focus on science experiments, Python, Scratch and more!

Arts : Performing Arts
  • Ages 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $149/week
Day, Program Coed 149 6-13 13 Markham, Ontario
JOA Camps   
An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $55/day
Day openCamp Coed 55 4-6 14 Ottawa, Ontario
York University; Science Engagement   
Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab.

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto
Education: STEM
  • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
  • Day, Overnight, Program
  • from $70/week
Day, Overnight, Program openCamp Coed, Girls 70 8-18 15 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario
Kinark Outdoor Centre   
A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake.

Minden; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 21 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Overnight, family
  • from $1/week
Virtual Program, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 1 1-21 16 Minden, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Reidmount Discovery School   
Virtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding.

Vancouver; Mississauga; Brampton; Burlington; Ajax
Education (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $600/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 600 3-18 17 Vancouver, , Mississauga, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Burlington, Ontario, Ajax,
Camp Robin Hood   
A traditional day camp with superb camper-to-staff ratios, a variety of activities, outstanding spirit and well-trained staff! Daily swim instruction, a dedicated Sports Academy and optional bus transportation available.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $1,295/2 weeks
Day openCamp Coed 1295 4-15 18 Markham, Ontario
Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
Explore unique science and tech programs at Ontario Tech, including LEGO, Coding, Minecraft and more! Virtual camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed.

Oshawa; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $90/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed, Girls 90 6-17 19 Oshawa, Ontario, Virtual Program,
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.

Arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 290 5-18 20 Canning, Nova Scotia
Inspirely STEAM Education   
Premier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME.

Online; Brampton
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 0 6-14 21 Virtual Program, , Brampton, Ontario
Idea Labs Kids Pickering   
A STEAM (STEM + Arts) summer camp and before and after-school care provider that offers variety of classes, including coding, cooking, game design, robotics and virtual reality for children ages 4-13.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $275/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 275 4-13 22 Pickering, Ontario
The Michelangelo Code   
With valuable contributions from Industry leaders, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga; Online
Computer : Video Game/Web Design
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 150 5-18 23 Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program,
LOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science.

Mississauga; Online
Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Ages 10 to 20 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $40/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 40 10-20 24 Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Richmond Hill Country Club   
A co-ed summer day camp close to the city offering camp activities for any child: traditional camp, sports camp, golf camp, tennis camp or leadership training.

Richmond Hill
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $780/week
Day openCamp Coed 780 4-14 25 Richmond Hill, Ontario
STEM Minds   
STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14.

Online; Aurora
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 100 4-14 26 Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario
UTS: Experience Innovation   
A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 11 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 11 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $350/session
Day openCamp Coed 350 11-18 27 Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, Ontario
Saddlewood Riding Camp   
A horseback riding camp for girls, located northeast of Toronto. Each camper has their own horse to ride in two lessons per day (English), daily horse care and stable management instruction.

Peterborough Area
Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,250/session
Overnight openCamp Girls 1250 7-16 28 Peterborough Area, Ontario
Shadow Lake Centre   
A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.

Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 9 to 65 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $1,800/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 1800 9-65 29 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
Ryerson Day Camps   
Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more!

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day
  • from $270/week
Virtual Program, Day openCamp Coed 270 6-17 30 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, , Virtual Program,
The Hill Academy   
The Hill Academy offers summer sports programs and camps for athletes of all levels from recreational to competitive. Build knowledge, strength and agility within a state of the art campus.

Sport (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $250/week
Day openCamp Coed 250 6-18 31 Caledon, Ontario
Tamarack West Summer Camp   
A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper.

High Park, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $310/week
Day openCamp Coed 310 4-11 32 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps   
Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 10.

Downtown West, Toronto
Science: Marine Biology
  • Ages 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $280/week
Day openCamp Coed 280 5-10 33 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
Mooredale Day Camp   
In the heart of Rosedale, Mooredale Day Camp offers traditional March Break and Summer Day Camp programs for campers aged 2.5 to 12 years with specialty options in tennis, soccer, robotics, karate, camping and more!

Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2.5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $480/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 480 2.5-12 34 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Block 8 Academy   
Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing...

Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $45/day
Day, Program openCamp Coed 45 5-12 35 Port Moody, British Columbia

Zoo camps

There are a variety of animal camps that encourage children to interact with zoo animals. These kinds of camps are ideal for your budding zoologist or veterinarian. It's hard to imagine a camp more fun than one that allows children to interact with and learn deeply about wild animals. Some of these zoo camps focus on weeklong interaction, with some that even permit a sleepover that may or may not include parents.

Other animal camps

There are camps such as Camp Muskoka that do allow children to interact with animals for a day or an afternoon. Other camps do take day trips to local zoos.

No matter what, an animal camp encourages your child to grow in one-of-a-kind ways. As one camp director has said: "Kids [at animal camps] transfer the respect they learn from the animals into their day-to-day lives." In addition, learning respect for animals can increase their respect for others. Often, the experience of animal camp can have a profound impact on children as they choose a career or otherwise go out into the world.

For kids specifically in love with horses, please view our listings of horse riding camps.

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