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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  • 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.

    Clarington

    Science: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 850 6-17 0 Clarington, Ontario
    Niagara Christian Collegiate   
    Give your child a fun-filled learning adventure at any of NCC's Summer Camps. Or get a head start on your studies during our August Credit Program!

    Fort Erie

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,550/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 3550 11-17 1 Fort Erie, Ontario
    Toronto Zoo Serengeti Bush Camp   
    A uniquely wild adventure camp in the GTA, where families ( ages six and up) stay overnight and explore the African Savanna right in Toronto.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 6 to 100
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $95/night
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 95 6-100 2 Rouge, Toronto, 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.

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $216/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 4-16 3 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!

    Pickering

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 180 4-18 4 Pickering, Ontario
    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: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $280/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 280 4-16 5 Rouge, Toronto, 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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 6 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
    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.


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $4/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 7 King, Nobleton


    Camps offering zoology as an activity
    Kidnetix   
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

    Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 4-15 0 Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto,
    Sylvan Learning of Mississauga Centre   
    We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity.

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $159/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 159 4-18 1 Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON
    Encounters with Canada   
    A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

    Ottawa

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 14 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 14-17 2 Ottawa, Ontario
    Ontario Science Centre Camp   
    A science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits.

    Flemingdon Park, Toronto

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $175/week
    Day Coed 175 4-14 3 Flemingdon Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & 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 4 Temagami, Ontario
    Rotherglen Summer Camp   
    Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 340 6-14 5 Oakville, Ontario
    Budding Genius - Central Mississauga   
    We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr)

    Mississauga

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 190 4-18 6 Mississauga, Ontario
    Jack of Sports   
    Instilling Confidence, Resilience & Teamwork in your child through Summer Camps, Learn to Bike & Swim Programs. Providing a platform for your child to DO, to TRY AGAIN and HELP their friends.

    Parkview Hills, Toronto; Sunnylea, Toronto; Lawrence Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $295/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 295 4-14 7 Parkview Hills, Toronto, Ontario, Sunnylea, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario
    City of Toronto - Specialty Plus Camps   
    Looking to enjoy nature and being outdoors, these camps are for you! Camp Naorca & Camp Claireville both provide fun, hands-on opportunities to discover the hidden wonders and importance of Toronto’s parks and gardens.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Brampton

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $200/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 200 4.5-15 8 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario
    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
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 400 4-12 9 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Toronto Kidz   
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc.

    High Park, Toronto; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $202/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 202 5-12 10 High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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 $75/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 75 3-12 11 Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, 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.

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $157/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 157 4-14 12 Oakville, Ontario
    Webtree International School of Excellence   
    A traditional summer camp with a variety of unique camp activities, including the Arts, Athletics, Digital Media, STEM, and English. Our program includes Academic Mornings, Weekly Field Trips, and Escape Rooms.

    York Mills, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 250 8-13 13 York Mills, 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 Girls 1250 7-16 14 Peterborough Area, Ontario
    HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS   
    A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

    Rexdale, Toronto

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    Day Coed 265 4-13 15 Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
    Science North Camps   
    Science North offers innovative and stimulating PA Day, holiday and summer 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 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $153/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 153 4-14 16 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora
    DigiTeens Academy   
    Canada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence.

    Thornhill; Scarborough Village, Toronto; Online

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
    from $100/month
    Virtual Program, Day, Program, family Coed 100 7-16 17 Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, 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.

    Canning

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 18 Canning, Nova Scotia
    Idea Lab Kids Oakville   
    Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

    Oakville

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $60/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 60 4-15 19 Oakville, Ontario
    The Laird House Adventure Camp   
    We offer eco-friendly sports camp/year round programs for youth 8-14. Created & taught by Certified Ontario Teachers they include: gardening, re-cycling natural resources, basketball, beach volleyball, badminton & more!

    Brampton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 8-14 20 Brampton, 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 13.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Online

    Science: Marine Biology

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $260/week
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 260 5-13 21 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Albion Hills Field Centre   
    A nature-focused camp in a conservation park. Cozy dorms, delicious food, caring staff and lots of time outside being a kid. We help your child build confidence and independence through adventure, leadership & teamwork.

    Caledon

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 225 5-13 22 Caledon, Ontario
    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. We offer door to door bus service (included in camp fees).

    Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $780/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 780 4-13 23 Richmond Hill, 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 $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls 195 8-18 24 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario
    The Pine Project   
    Get outside this summer and discover your full potential! As Ontario's leading nature connection organization, our outdoor day and overnight camps empower kids to explore nature, try new things and build resilience.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Minden

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 1 to 90
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $340/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 340 1-90 25 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Minden, Ontario
    Zodiac Day Camp   
    Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 8 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 225 2.5-15 26 Forest Hill, 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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 3-15 27 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
    Fire Fly Stables   
    Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

    Hamilton

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 350 6-18 28 Hamilton, Ontario
    Sans Souci Riding Centre INC.   
    A specialized co-ed summer camp for children who are passionate about horses and the sport of English riding. Located in Québec, offering a bilingual experience. Awarded the CCA Award of Excellence in 2014.

    Ste. Clotilde

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,055/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1055 8-17 29 Ste. Clotilde, Quebec
    Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
    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, family
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed, Girls 260 5-17 30 Oshawa, Ontario
    Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University   
    An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future!

    Kingston

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $305/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 305 10-18 31 Kingston, Ontario
    Camp Hurontario   
    A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

    Mactier

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    Overnight Boys 900 6-16 32 Mactier, 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 $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 300 4-11 33 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club   
    Diverse Toronto summer camp (with March Break programs) offering kids programs in science, history, art, environment and more.

    South Annex, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/2 weeks
    Day Coed 225 5-16 34 South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto,
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' 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 $575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 575 4-15 35 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Now offered online, give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during Academic year and Summer holidays. 

    Don Mills, Toronto; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 275 2.5-14 36 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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 $1,575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 1575 9-65 37 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
    JOA Camps   
    An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $55/day
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 55 4-12 38 Ottawa, Ontario
    Kids & Company   
    A traditional day camp with daily adventures both on-site and off. Create important friendships, exercise both body & mind and explore the community around you! Check out our calendars to see what we've got planned!

    Downtown West, Toronto; Calgary; Langley

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $60/day
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 60 6-12 39 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta, Langley, 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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