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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Camps offering cancer support
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
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 200 4.5-15 0 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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
Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 1 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $2,715/2 weeks
Overnight, family Coed 2715 6-16 2 Minden, Ontario
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.

Riverdale, Toronto; Vancouver Island; North Toronto, Toronto; Kananaskis; Algonquin Park
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 12 to 99 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $375/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 375 12-99 3 Riverdale, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Kananaskis, , Algonquin Park, Ontario
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 today!

Vaughan; Online
Art : Visual arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $159/session
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 159 5-15 4 Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program,
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
Virtual Program, Day, Program openCamp Coed 98 4-14 5 Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Guelph, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London, Online
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; Online
Education: Leadership
  • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Overnight
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Overnight openCamp Coed 240 10-18 6 Washago, Ontario, Virtual Program,
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; Online
Education: STEM
  • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Program
  • from $199/week
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed 199 6-15 7 Mississauga, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, 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

Education: Leadership
  • Ages 14 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $750/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 750 14-17 8 Ottawa, 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
Overnight, family openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 299 6-17 9 Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, 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; Online
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day
  • from $235/week
Virtual Program, Day openCamp Coed 235 4-14 10 North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta, Virtual Program,
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.

Education (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $159/session
Day, Program openCamp Coed 159 4-18 11 Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON
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 openCamp Coed 250 4-13 12 The Beach, Toronto, Ontario
Artech Camps Canada   
Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology camp specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Virtual camps, fully interactive for kids 7-17. With this initiative we are able to reach kids virtually anywhere!

La Have; Online
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day
  • from $35/week
Virtual Program, Day openCamp Coed 35 7-18 13 La Have, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program,
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
Day openCamp Coed 202 5-12 14 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
Explore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed.

Oshawa; Online
Science (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, family
  • from $260/week
Virtual Program, Day, family openCamp Coed 260 5-17 15 Oshawa, Ontario, Virtual Program,
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 for more information.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 4 2-18 16 King, Nobleton
Kinark Outdoor Centre   
A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 21 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1/week
Overnight, family openCamp Coed 1 1-21 17 Minden, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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
Day Coed 198 4-17 18 Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
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!

Education: STEM
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $60/month
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 60 4-15 19 Oakville, Ontario
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
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 150 5-15 20 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Montreal, Québec, Huberdeau, Québec
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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.

Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,010/week
Overnight, family Coed 1010 7-18 21 Temagami, 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
Day, Program openCamp Coed 235 7-13 22 Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
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!

Sport (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $200/program
Day, Program openCamp Coed 200 7-18 23 Vancouver, British Columbia
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 openCamp Coed 500 3-18 24 International, British Columbia, Jasper, Alberta, Montreal, Québec
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
Day openCamp Coed 280 4-16 25 Rouge, Toronto, Ontario
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 openCamp Coed 265 4-13 26 Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
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 openCamp Coed 220 4-18 27 Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, ON
Code Ninjas Meadowvale   
When school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Computer (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $108/week
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 108 7-14 28 Mississauga, 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
Day openCamp Coed 150 3-15 29 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $390/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 390 5-16 30 Torrance, Ontario
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
Day openCamp Coed 575 4-15 31 Bridle Path, Toronto, 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!

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $180/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 180 8-14 32 Brampton, Ontario
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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
Day, Program, family Coed 15 6-20 33 St Lawrence, Toronto, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
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 openCamp Girls 1280 4-15 34 Sharbot Lake, 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.

Art (multi)
  • Ages 8 to 19 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $1,575/session
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 1575 8-19 35 Michigan, Michigan(USA)
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
Day, Program openCamp Coed 175 4-18 36 Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
Cedar Ridge Camp   
Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $900/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 900 6-16 37 Bancroft, 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; Online
Education: Leadership
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $479/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Girls 479 7-16 38 Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program,
COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
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

Sport: BMX / Motocross
  • Ages 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $100/session
Day Coed 100 6-12 39 Markham, Ontario
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 openCamp Coed 220 6-16 40 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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