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
    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
    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 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $180/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 180 5-18 2 Pickering
    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
    Overnight, family Coed 95 6-100 3 Rouge, Toronto
    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
    Day Coed 280 4-16 4 Rouge, Toronto
    Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
    With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

    Vaughan; Woodbridge

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $175/week
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 5 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp   
    An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 14.

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $216/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 4-14 6 Vaughan
    Earthbound Kids   
    An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

    Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $355/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 355 4-14 7 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Newmarket
    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 $250/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-16 8 Harbourfront, Toronto
    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 9 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
    Day Coed 150 4-15 0 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
    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 (multi)

    • Ages 14 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 750 14-17 1 Ottawa
    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
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 2 Temagami
    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.

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $325/week
    Day Coed 325 6-14 3 Oakville
    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

    Science: Marine Biology

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $260/week
    Day Coed 260 5-13 4 Downtown West, Toronto
    Oxford Learning High Park   
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    High Park, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 400 4-12 5 High Park, Toronto
    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, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed, Girls 350 6-18 6 Hamilton
    Kidz Kare Camp   
    Exciting themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown facility, including weekly field trips, guest speakers and delicious home cooked meals and snacks! Before and after care is also available.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    Day, Program Coed 200 4-12 7 Downtown West, Toronto
    The Michelangelo Code   
    With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

    Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $150/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 8 Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga
    Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
    Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

    Calgary

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/week
    Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 9 Calgary
    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 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $154/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 154 4-14 10 Oakville
    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 11 Canning
    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 12 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Sentinel Park, Toronto
    The Wylde Swan   
    Grow into a citizen of the world with this unique summer camp offering international travel, sailing aboard a tall-ship, education in geography, environmental sciences, leadership, communication skills, and so much more!

    International

    Sport: Sailing/Marine Skills

    • Ages 14 to 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,599/session
    Overnight Coed 1599 14-25 13 International
    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 $245/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 245 4-13 14 Rexdale, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
    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 15 Mississauga
    ICE Robotics   
    A personalized interactive Summer Camp, providing more than 25 STEM learning modules in combination with variety of in-door and out-door activities.

    New Toronto, Toronto

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 5-15 16 New Toronto, Toronto
    Snapology of Halton-Mississauga   
    Our classes & camps use LEGO® bricks & K'Nex® to offer STEAM programs in Engineering, Science, Robotics, Animation, Drones, Video Game Design and more,..plus fun themes like Pokemon, Ninjas, Star Wars and Minecraft®.

    Milton

    Science: LEGO

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $93/program
    Day, Program, family Coed 93 4-14 17 Milton
    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 $545/week
    Day Coed 545 4-15 18 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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.

    City of Thunder Bay; Sudbury

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 11
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $45/day
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 45 4-11 19 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!

    Oakville; International

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $328/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 328 4-17 20 Oakville, International
    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 7 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 $190/week
    Day Coed 190 2.5-15 21 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Ajax Riding Academy   
    The Ajax Riding Academy offers camps for Christmas, March Break, and Summer. In each camp, camper's riding ability will be assessed and then riding groups of five or less and of similar age group and level are formed.

    Ajax

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 6 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $200/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 200 6-100 22 Ajax
    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 7 to 65
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $1,575/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 1575 7-65 23 Whitchurch - Stouffville
    YMCA Cedar Glen   
    Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $205/session
    Day Coed 205 4-16 24 King
    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!

    Montreal; Laval; Beaconsfield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    Day Coed 150 3-15 25 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield
    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 $1,020/week
    Overnight Coed 1020 8-17 26 Ste. Clotilde
    Centennial Colts Summer Camps   
    Designed for boys and girls between the age of 7 - 16 to provide additional physical literacy to those who would like to further develop their athletic skills.

    Centennial-Port Union, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $195/week
    Day Coed 195 7-16 27 Centennial-Port Union, Toronto
    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 28 Mactier
    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 9 to 13
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $720/week
    Overnight Coed 720 9-13 29 Caledon
    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
    Day Coed 55 4-12 30 Ottawa
    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 $2,200/2 weeks
    Overnight Girls 2200 7-16 31 Peterborough Area
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

    Don Mills, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $136/week
    Day, Program Coed 136 2.5-14 32 Don Mills, Toronto



    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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