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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  • Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp   
    Located north of Toronto, this multi-sport camp offers the athlete a custom experience mixed with traditional camp fun. Major sports include hockey, golf, wakeboarding, and tennis. We Deliver Greatness!


    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $450/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 450 7-15 0 Haliburton
    Camp Mini-Yo-We   
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $745/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 745 5-17 1 Huntsville
    Camp Tamakwa   
    With an incredibly diversified program, campers develop important life skills, build self-confidence, foster lifelong friendships and return home with an enriched outlook - that there is life and fun without technology!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,300/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1300 7-16 2 Algonquin Park
    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 $950/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 950 7-16 3 Huntsville
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. 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, Overnight
    from $940/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 940 7-16 4 Haliburton Highlands
    YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
    The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

    Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $720/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls 720 5-15 5 Waterloo, Fergus, Huntsville
    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 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $729/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 729 6-16 6 Haliburton
    SE Equestrian   
    LOVE HORSES! An immersive horse camp teaching fundamentals of riding and horse care with an emphasis on sportsmanship, safety and fun. Days are filled with riding, games and crafts.


    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $398/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 398 4-14 7 Collingwood
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
    The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers a variety of values based camp programs through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound regions.

    Orillia; Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 195 6-17 8 Orillia, Midland

    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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