Day camps and programs in cottage country

Camps and programs for cottage dwellers and those on vacation

A common Canadian pastime is spending the summer, or much of it, at the cottage. Many families enjoy escaping the heat, humidity, and pace of the big city in the summer months. Read more


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STEM Camp   
STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600.

Ontario (76)
Science (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $150/week
Day openCamp Coed 150 5-13 0 Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, Belleville, Caledon, Clarington, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, Brockville, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Cornwall, Fergus, Ottawa, Frontenac Islands, Kingston, Leamington, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Northern Grey County, Peterborough, Southern Kawartha Lakes, Birch Cliff, Toronto, Agincourt, Toronto, Rouge, Toronto, Dorset Park, Toronto, Sudbury, Danforth Village, Toronto, Richview, Toronto, East York, Toronto, King
Camp Tamakwa   
A children’s overnight camp in Algonquin Park,2.5 hours north of Toronto. With more than 20 activities and a premier canoe trip program,campers develop life skills,build self-confidence and foster lifelong friendships.

Algonquin Park
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight, family
  • from $1,300/week
Overnight, family Coed 1300 7-16 1 Algonquin Park, 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.

Huntsville; North Toronto, Toronto; Algonquin Park
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 12 to 99 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 2 Huntsville, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Algonquin Park, Ontario
Hockey Opportunity Camp   
A Northern Ontario summer camp, specializing in hockey programs, offering daily on-ice instruction as well as outdoor sports including Water Skiing, Archery, Mountain Biking and more.

Sport: Hockey
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,100/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1100 7-16 3 Huntsville, Ontario
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp   
Find your next adventure here. Now offering Adventures Day Camps in 13 locations across Ontario plus Overnight camp and Family Cabin Rentals in Sauble Beach.

Ontario (15)
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $195/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 195 5-16 4 Sauble Beach, Northern Wellington County, Guelph, Hamilton, Hanover, Kitchener, Leamington, London, West Nipissing, Ottawa, St. Catharines, The Beach, Toronto, Waterloo
YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y, Wabanaki and Day Camps   
The YMCA of Three Rivers 3 overnight camps and 10 day camps offer a range of activities including, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, ropes and rock-climbing, BMX biking, drama, archery, and more.

Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville; Stratford; Guelph
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed, Girls)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed, Girls 250 4-15 5 Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario, Stratford, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario
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.

Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $729/week
Day, Overnight Coed 729 7-16 6 Haliburton, Ontario

While children enjoy relaxing at the cottage, many crave more excitement. A cottage or vacation camp may be just the ticket. Luckily, these camps are littered across rural Canada, including Huntsville, Temagami, and Victoria.

What does a cottage country camp have to offer?

The answer: a lot! While you’re relaxing, enjoying your book, or going for a leisurely swim, your child can take part in the program of their choice.

A popular option is water sports camps. This includes camps offering programs in kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and waterskiing.

There are many other options to choose from, though. For instance, many cottage country camps offer arts programs, such as the arts and crafts, dance, and music. And some even offer educational programs, such as in computers, engineering, and debate.

A major perk of these camps is their flexible programs. Most offer full- and part-day programs, and the option to enroll your child from anywhere between one and five days a week. This is a great option for families spending most of their summer at the cottage. It can also be a nice fit for families on short vacations in rural areas.

How can I find one of these camps? lists and profiles camps across Canada. To find the right camp for you, use our advanced search which allows you to filter camps by location, type, activities, special needs support, and more.

Above, we list camps in cottage country offering a wide range of programs and activities. Click on a camp to learn more about it and access its in-depth profile. From a camp’s profile you can also click through to its website and register your child for a session right now.

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