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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    Easter Seal Summer Camp   
    Easter Seals camps are for children and adults (6-49) with physical and cognitive disabilities. With fully accessible facilities and specially trained staff, our programs can accommodate campers with all abilities.

    Kelowna; Shawnigan Lake; Squamish
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 49 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1
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    Campfire Circle   
    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    daycampovernightcampcoed 1 1-18 27Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    Camps with some suport for kids with cancer
    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 !

    Throughout Ontario (12)
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $225
    daycampprogramclasscoed2256-141Lansing , TorontoRichview, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoBurlingtonDundasGuelphLondonMississaugaOakvilleRichmond HillWaterlooWhitbyOntarioEast-End, Etobicoke, North-York
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $460
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys4605-172HuntsvilleOntario
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville Child and Youth Programs and Summer Day Camps are offered at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
    daycampprogramclasscoed2005-173OakvilleOntario
    YMCA of Greater Toronto Summer Day Camps   
    YMCA of Greater Toronto operates 55 Day Camps across the GTA. With over 60 programs, we are sure to have a program that meets the interests of your child! Busing & extended hours are available at many of our locations!

    Throughout Ontario (54)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $350
    daycampcoed3504-154Bayview Village, TorontoBeaconsfield Village, TorontoCabbagetown, TorontoDavisville Village, TorontoDistillery District, TorontoDownsview, TorontoGraydon, TorontoHarbourfront, TorontoIslington Village, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoLittle Italy, TorontoRiverdale, TorontoScarborough Village, TorontoSt James Town, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoWest Hill, TorontoActonAjaxAuroraBowmanvilleBramptonEast GwillimburyGeorgetownHalton HillsMarkhamMiltonMississaugaNobletonOrangevilleOshawaPickeringRichmond HillVaughanWhitbyWhitchurch - StouffvilleOntarioDowntown, East-End, Etobicoke, North-York, Scarborough, Uptown
    Neilson Park Creative Centre   
    Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

    Markland Wood, Toronto
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $100
    programclasscoed1005-145Markland Wood, TorontoOntarioEtobicoke
    Empower Learning Centre   
    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now!

    Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $110
    daycampcoed1102-186MississaugaOntario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth 6-16. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water activities and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $625
    overnightcampcoed6256-167HamiltonHuntsvilleLand O' Lakes Tourist RegionOntario
    Wildflower Community Farm   
    Learn, grow, and play in nature and with animals on our farm near Calgary, Cochrane, and Airdrie. We offer outdoor learning programs and horseback riding programs and camps for all ages.

    Calgary
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Overnight Camp
    • from $250
    daycampprogramclassovernightcampcoed2505-188CalgaryAlberta
    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.

    East York, Toronto; Algonquin Park; Kananaskis; Vancouver; Vancouver Island
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 19 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    daycampovernightcampcoedallgirlsallboys19-199East York, TorontoAlgonquin ParkKananaskisVancouverVancouver IslandAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioEast-York
    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!

    Bayview Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Calgary; Vancouver
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $235
    daycampcoed2354-1710Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $940
    daycampovernightcampcoed9407-1612Haliburton HighlandsOntario
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
    overnightcampcoed35956-1613Leslieville, TorontoMindenOntarioEast-End
    Sparrow Lake Camp   
    Since 1912! Sparrow Lake Camp is a traditional Co-Ed Summer Camp where all are welcome, all are valued, and all belong. Overnight camps for kids 6-16, as well as our friends and family 'Holiday Camp' for all ages!

    Orillia
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $890
    overnightcampcoed8906-1614OrilliaOntario
    Edu-Inter French School   
    Edu Inter: 9 camps, 2000+ students, global friends, join us for a summer of learning and fun!

    Quebec City
    Education: Language Instruction
    • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $950
    overnightcampcoed95010-1715Quebec CityQuebec
    Bond Academy Day Camp   
    Academic mornings & afternoon special interest activities (cooking, sports, arts and crafts & carnival themes). Free Before & After Programs. Mandarin immersion camps provide cultural & heritage language activities.

    Wexford, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $288
    daycampcoed2884-1116Wexford, TorontoOntarioScarborough
    Young People's Theatre/YPT   
    Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering a wide selection of classes for toddlers to teens.

    St Lawrence, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $109
    programclasscoed1094-1817St Lawrence, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    COOKSMART   
    Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has both virtual and in-person options! The kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family.

    Mississauga
    Arts: Cooking
    • Ages 5 to 99 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $15
    virtualprogramcoed155-9918MississaugaOnlineOntario
    Bayview Glen Camp   
    Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp boasts ample outdoor greenspace, a full size turf sports field, and air conditioned buildings. They offer specialized sports, arts, and coding/robotics camps.

    Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $699
    daycampcoed6994-1419Don Mills, TorontoYork Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Radiant Girls   
    All Girls Wellness & Leadership camp/programs led by professional coaches, chefs & teachers. Featuring Cooking, Adventure, Creative Arts, Horses, Spa and Self Care, Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Emotional Inteligence!

    Burlington; Midland
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Day Camp
    • from $179
    daycampallgirls1798-1620BurlingtonMidlandOnlineOntario
    Medeba Summer Camp   
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $405
    daycampovernightcampcoed4056-1621HaliburtonOntario
    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
    daycampcoed3604-1222OttawaOntario
    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 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,460
    overnightcampallgirls14604-1623Sharbot LakeOnlineOntario
    Gee-Gees Sports Camps   
    The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area.

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $323
    daycampcoed3236-1724OttawaOnlineOntario
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a place where campers have the opportunity to get outside, develop friendships, and build confidence.

    Bancroft
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,325
    overnightcampcoed13256-1625BancroftOntario
    The YES (The Youth Excellence Society)   
    Overnight leadership camps at beautiful Cowichan Lake! Expand your co-operative leadership and team building skills while connecting with youth from around the province. Experience a summer camp like no other.

    Duncan; Victoria
    Education: Leadership (multi)
    • Ages 14 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $125
    overnightcampcoed12514-1826DuncanVictoriaBritish Columbia
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $550
    programclasscoed5504-1728OakvilleOnlineOntario
    Scouts Canada   
    Scouting isn’t an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life.

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 26 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $230
    programclasscoed2305-2629Willowdale, TorontoCalgaryEdmontonHalifaxLondonMississaugaOttawaVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, OntarioNorth-York
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Theatre Programs   
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills training in singing, movement & scene work.

    Waterloo
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • PA Day
    • from $395
    padaycoed3958-1830WaterlooOntario
    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!

    Montreal
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $165
    daycampcoed1655-1531MontrealQuebec
    Hockey Opportunity Camp   
    HOC offers 3 main overnight programs including Hockey, Ultimate (traditional camp) and Water Skiing. HOC offers something for anyone wanting an overnight camp experience in Northern Ontario.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,420
    overnightcampcoed14207-1632HuntsvilleOntario


     

    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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