Camps for kids with cancer

Sharing summer fun with kids in the same boat


Cancer camps are intended to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage in the cancer journey—from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Camp staff and volunteers are fully qualified and trained to meet the unique needs of young people affected by cancer. Listed below, find specialized summer camps for young people dealing with this sickness. Read more

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    City of Toronto - Specialty Plus Camps   
    Looking to enjoy nature and being outdoors, these camps are for you! Camp Naorca & Camp Claireville both provide fun, hands-on opportunities to discover the hidden wonders and importance of Toronto’s parks and gardens.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Brampton

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $200/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 200 4.5-15 0 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario
    Harbourfront Centre Camps   
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. .

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 1 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
    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: Leadership

    • Ages 14 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 14-17 2 Ottawa, Ontario
    Great Big Theatre Company   
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Ontario (8)

    Art : Theatre Arts

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $98/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 98 4-14 3 Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Guelph, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London, Online
    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
    The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today!

    Vaughan

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $159/session
    Day, Program, family Coed 159 5-15 4 Vaughan, Ontario
    Bond Academy Day Camp   
    Day camps can include care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., should parents require this. Activities range from arts to science and many more.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    Day Coed 250 4-13 5 The Beach, Toronto, Ontario
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $2,715/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2715 6-16 6 Minden, Ontario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 299 6-17 7 Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
    Genius Camp   
    The fastest growing STEM camp in Toronto and the GTA, offering programs in Robotics and AI, Coding, Programming, Advanced Math, Practical Science, 3D Printing and Modeling.

    Mississauga; Downtown West, Toronto; Markham

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $99/week
    Program Coed 99 6-17 8 Mississauga, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario
    Sylvan Learning of Mississauga Centre   
    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
    Day, Program Coed 159 4-18 9 Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON
    Ontario Educational Leadership Centre   
    Leadership training for students in Grades 6-12 in the arts, athletics, French language sports, SHSM, school leadership and more. Leadership courses are facilitated by qualified Ontario Teachers. #WeLead

    Washago

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $240/program
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 240 10-18 10 Washago, Ontario
    Sports Camps Canada   
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    Day Coed 235 4-14 11 North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta
    Outward Bound Canada   
    Outward Bound Canada provides challenging adventures in the outdoors across the country that develop self-respect, awareness of others, interpersonal skills, and a sense of accomplishment.

    Alberta (1); British Columbia (1); Canada (1); New Brunswick (1); Ontario (1)

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $779/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 12 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    Toronto Kidz   
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc.

    High Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $202/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 202 5-12 13 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Kids in the Spotlight   
    Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.

    International; Jasper; Montreal

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 3-18 14 International, British Columbia, Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, Québec
    Camp Oconto   
    Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,280/week
    Overnight Girls 1280 4-15 15 Sharbot Lake, Ontario
    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 16 King, Nobleton
    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 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $60/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 60 4-15 17 Oakville, 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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 3-15 18 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
    Junior Red Riders   
    If your child can ride a two wheeled bicycle without assistance, we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/session
    Day Coed 100 6-12 19 Markham, Ontario
    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 $265/week
    Day Coed 265 4-13 20 Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 21 Torrance, Ontario
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Hamilton; Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $198/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 198 4-17 22 Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
    Camp Wanapitei   
    Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,010/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1010 7-18 23 Temagami, Ontario
    Stagecoach Performing Arts   
    We offer a selection of summer camps and teaching acting, dancing and singing - with a performance at the end of every week! High quality lessons, low teacher to child ratio, child protection policy and more.

    Oakville; Mississauga

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-18 24 Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
    Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, family
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed, Girls 260 5-17 25 Oshawa, Ontario
    Active Scholars   
    A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement.

    Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 235 7-13 26 Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
    SportLife   
    A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more!

    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; Montreal; Huberdeau

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 150 5-15 27 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Montreal, Québec, Huberdeau, Québec
    False Creek Racing Canoe Club   
    A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

    Vancouver

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 7-18 28 Vancouver, British Columbia
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 280 4-16 29 Rouge, Toronto, Ontario
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1 1-21 30 Minden, Ontario
    Radiant Girls   
    Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More!

    Burlington; Hamilton

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $479/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 479 7-16 31 Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
    Interlochen Center for the Arts   
    Immersive summer arts camp for music, visual arts, theatre, film, dance, and creative writing. Multi-week programs for grades 3-12 and one-week instrumental institutes for high school students.

    Michigan

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 8 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,575/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1575 8-19 32 Michigan, Michigan(USA)
    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 $575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 575 4-15 33 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships.

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 900 6-16 34 Bancroft, Ontario
    The Laird House Adventure Camp   
    We offer eco-friendly sports camp/year round programs for youth 8-14. Created & taught by Certified Ontario Teachers they include: gardening, re-cycling natural resources, basketball, beach volleyball, badminton & more!

    Brampton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 8-14 35 Brampton, Ontario
    Canadian Opera Company   
    Explore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families!

    St Lawrence, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto

    Music: Vocal training / singing

    • Ages 6 to 20
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $15/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 15 6-20 36 St Lawrence, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
    COOKSMART   
    We offer cooking classes afterschool, PD days, summer camps and in-school workshops. COOKSMART is a fun, hands-on, cooking program that engages kids in healthier choices and safe cooking techniques! Locations across GTA.

    Mississauga; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

    Art : Cooking

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $220/week
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 220 4-18 37 Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, ON
    Field of Dreams Baseball Camp   
    An outdoor baseball day camp, with 3 incredible locations: Thornhill, Aurora & Vaughan. Our goal is to develop the baseball player as a whole, by teaching the proper skills of the game in a fun and safe camp environment.

    Ontario (3)

    Sport: Baseball/Softball

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $220/session
    Day, Program Coed 220 6-16 38 Vaughan, Aurora, West Hill, Toronto, Whitchurch - Stouffville



    Cancer survivors will find some respite from the disease and find strength in the company of others who are also dealing with it. Some camps in this sphere offer specialized adventure or travel. These camps can also offer sports like surfing, standup paddling, and kite boarding. Food, accommodation and transportation are included in the camp.

    Contact the camps listed above to find a camp right for your child.







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