That depends on the type of camp you choose for your child.
If you choose a traditional day or residential camp, camps take a balanced approach and include indoor and/or special facility activities in their programming. It is true that most camps like to see kids spending time, and doing activities, outdoors. One reason is that Canada has an amazing "outdoors". Whether it's the rural wildness or a city park, most parents want their children to experience nature, to spend time away from the electronic world of computers, cell phones, iPods and TVs, to know and care about our environment.
However many specialty camps, such as Hockey, Computer, or Drama Camp where kids and teens will naturally spend more time indoors focusing on and improving their skills in the specific activity.
All camps do however take to heart the studies and reports stating that the health and well-being of our children is dependent on increased physical activity, and incorporate this into their day to day practices.
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Should I consider a small or large camp? Urban, rural or wilderness setting? Traditional or special interest?
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Will going to camp in the summer help my child with school during the rest of the year?
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Will my child have to participate in all activities? Or do campers get to choose their activities?
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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.
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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
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