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

Kidz Kare Inc.   
Exciting weekly themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown Toronto facility which include engaging programs and delicious home cooked meals and snacks!

Harbourfront, Toronto; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $200/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 200 4-12 0 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Ontario
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
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $850/week
Overnight Coed 850 6-17 1 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 2 Vaughan, 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
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $420/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 420 2.5-14 0 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario
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 1 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
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.

British Columbia (1); Ontario (3)
Education (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $600/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 600 3-18 2 Vancouver, Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Harbourfront, Toronto, Online
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.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $199/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 199 10-17 3 Kingston, Ontario
The STEAM Project   
Camps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands!

Richmond Hill; Markham; Online
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 30 5-14 4 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, , 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.

Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $325/program
Program openCamp Coed 325 6-18 5 Vaughan, Ontario
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 6 Oakville, Ontario
Oxford Learning High Park   
Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

Bloor West Village, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $100/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 100 4-12 7 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario
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
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
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $350/week
Day openCamp Coed 350 3-12 9 Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, 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 10 St. Catharines, 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 11 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
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 openCamp Coed 153 4-12 12 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, North Bay, Kenora
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.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 21 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1/week
Overnight, family openCamp Coed 1 1-21 13 Minden, Ontario
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 SciX Camps. Helix and Spark Lab for high school students.

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto; Online
Education: STEM
  • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program
  • from $150/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed, Girls 150 8-18 14 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Upper Markham Summer Camp   
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 (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $149/week
Day, Program Coed 149 6-13 15 Markham, 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 16 Pickering, Ontario
The Pine Project   
Ontario's leading nature connection organization, offering year-round outdoor education programs for youth. Time in nature makes kids smarter, happier, and healthier. Join us for weekly adventures this school year!

Leslieville, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto
Science: Nature/Environment
  • Ages 1 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $460/program
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 460 1-16 17 Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, 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.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $90/week
Day openCamp Coed 90 6-17 18 Oshawa, Ontario
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.

Ottawa; Online
Education: STEM
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $20/program
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed, Girls 20 5-17 19 Ottawa, 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 online after-school STEAM education class, events & contests for families with children age 6 to 13 years. Highly recommended go to K-7 platform to learn coding, robotics, science, computing, AI & ML & more.

Online; Brampton
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 0 6-13 21 Virtual Program, , 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 10.

Downtown West, Toronto
Science: Marine Biology
  • Ages 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $280/week
Day openCamp Coed 280 5-10 22 Downtown West, 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 23 Peterborough Area, Ontario
LOGIMIX offers Elite and Regular afterschool for math, science, physics, chemistry and chess 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 (multi)
  • 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,
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 25 Ottawa, 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.

Mississauga; 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 Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario
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 27 Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario
UTS: Experience Innovation   
A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 11 to 18. The UTS affiliation with U of T means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $350/session
Day openCamp Coed 350 10-18 28 Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, Ontario, South Annex, Toronto, 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 Coed 200 4-12 29 Pickering, 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 30 Whitchurch - Stouffville, 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 31 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Learning Tree Tutors   
About Learning Tree Tutors We offer 1-on-1 online tutoring for Grade JK to 12 - English, Reading, Writing, French, Math, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computers. (Also In-home service but central Toronto only)

Online; Harbourfront, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program, family
  • from $40/session
Virtual Program, Program, family openCamp Coed 40 5-18 32 Virtual Program, , Harbourfront, Toronto, 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
Computer: Video Game Design
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $150/month
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 150 5-18 33 Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
Block 8 Academy   
Camps, classes and preschool that are Active, Creative, and a Mix of Indoor and Outdoor! From lake days to art/drama classes, abacus math to music - we have a balanced curriculum that keeps the kids engaged.

Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $45/day
Day, Program openCamp Coed 45 5-12 34 Port Moody, British Columbia
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 35 Markham, 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.

Richmond Hill
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $780/week
Day openCamp Coed 780 4-14 36 Richmond Hill, 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 37 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
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 38 Caledon, 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
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $270/week
Day openCamp Coed 270 6-17 39 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto,
Inventor Stem School   
After school classes for kids from 3 to 16 years old with LEGO, Scratch and Minecraft Education Edition.

Education: STEM
  • Ages 3 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $25/session
Day, Program openCamp Coed 25 3-16 40 Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
BKLearning offers high-quality online education services with a focus on private tutoring for grades 3-11 in English, Math, & Science.

Montreal; Online
Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (one on one)
  • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $45/week
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 45 8-16 41 Montreal, Quebec, Virtual Program,

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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