Family circumstances and the individual interests or needs of your child will affect your choice of summer camp. For one family, day camp at a location on the route from home to work might be important; for another, a strong sports focus might be a high priority for their child; for yet another, a two-week session at a traditional residential camp that fits their budget might be a key consideration. Take the time to define your child's and your family's needs, wants and circumstances. A compatible fit is all-important.
The Our Kids Go To Camp guide has Types of camps and Information sessions and questions to ask sections of their website with more information on the many activities and programs that are available, and a list of things to consider when looking into various camps.
Should I consider a small or large camp? Urban, rural or wilderness setting? Traditional or special interest?
There are lots of options—but think of them as ways to customize a camp experience for your child. Look at...read more
Will going to camp in the summer help my child with school during the rest of the year?
Keeping your child physically and mentally active during the summer months will help them better assimilate when it is time...read more
Will my child have to participate in all activities? Or do campers get to choose their activities?
Most camps offer a daily mix of required and camper-selected activities, with the ratio of one to the other depending...read more
I've heard about leadership (LIT or CIT) programs. What are they?
You may see the term LIT or CIT program; it's short for Leadership-in-Training or Counsellor-in-Training program.
These are opportunities camps provide...read more
Do you have horse back riding overnight camps?
There is a complete list of camps that specialize in and offer horseback riding (both day camps and overnight...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
I'm a youth event coordinator looking for perfect locations to take my community youth groups too.
You may be interested in using our Advanced Search feature that allows you to search for camps and programs in...read more