The easiest way to search for camps in your area or in a specific location you’re interested in for both of your children is with the Advanced Camp Search tool: http://www.ourkids.net/camp/camp-search.php - here you can select various criteria (such as painting, arts and crafts and other activities your children are interested in), narrow down your choices, compare camps, and click on the profiles for more in depth information. In general we encourage you to consider what each of your children likes and what they would be most comfortable with. Some children are ready for an overnight experience while others need more time; some children may want to attend a camp with a specific focus, such as sports or music, while others would like more of a traditional experience involving many different activities. Consider what they might enjoy most and whether factors such as location, cost, and specialties are important to your family. Many camps also offer sibling discounts if you’re interested in sending both of your children to the same camp; the camp will often list this as an option on their profile and you can search specifically for camps with sibling discounts using the Advanced Camp Search tool (on the results page, click on Cost/week near the top to get the drop down to select ’sibling discounts’ to narrow down your search). You may then like to contact the camp for more detailed information. You may also be interested in attending our 2015 Camp Expo in February when you can speak with many different types of camps all in one day - this is a great opportunity to ask questions and get more information, as well as attend free information seminars. You can register for free here: http://www.ourkids.net/campexpo/
How old does a child have to be to attend a camp?
There is no "qualifying" age, but age-appropriate independence and maturity should be considered. Kids from kindergarten to high school age...read more
How long, or short, a camp session should my child attend the first time?
Camp experts say: It depends. Your child's age, independence and previous camp experience are all factors; so is your comfort...read more
Please specify how is it arranged for international campers the travelling process,including transits in airports. I have a daghter 9 years old, living in Albania/Europe and intrested for a residential camp. She does not speak neither English nor French, only some words in English. Your information will help me for a final decision. Regards, Arben Zenelaj.
It's very exciting that your daughter would like to have a summer camp experience in Canada. Most camps can help...read more
My 9 year old son is an advanced tennis player. We are from Mexico and during the summer we intend to visit Toronto for 3 weeks. Would it be possible to enrol him in a camp or tennis school for exclusively tennis week practices ( 3 or 4 hours during the morning) in order for him to learn from your experience? My daughter will be attending an ice-skating course in Markham therefore we are looking for nearby tennis courses.
The Toronto area has many tennis clubs and programs. If you want to enrol your son in a Tennis Camp,...read more