Leadership Training Camps

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At one of the leadership camps listed below, your son or daughter will grow in his or her willingness to help others. Leadership camps in Canada and the northern US encourage young leaders from all over to grow in their ability to build others up, to set and achieve goals and to work with other young leaders-in-training. Listed first on this page are camps dedicated to leadership development, followed by programs with leadership training integrated into the curriculum. At the bottom of this page, find noteworthy information on each camps’ learning objectives. Read more

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    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
    A traditional camp offering overnight and day camp programs. Activities include horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered.

    Brant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $280
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    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
    TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Christie Pits, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Markham; Thornhill
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
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    Educo Adventure School   
    Operating from our home base just outside 100 Mile House, JUMP! programs at the Educo Adventure School specialize in building leadership and other important life attitudes and skills through adventure programming.

    100 Mile House
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $900
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,565
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    1-UP Leadership Programs at Ernescliff College   
    Leadership program and fun summer camps for boys 9-13 years-old, focused on character formation, service and friendship.

    South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft; Quebec City
    Education: Leadership Training
    • Ages 9 to 18 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp, Program
    • from $150
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    Reidmount Discovery School   
    Virtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding.

    Throughout British Columbia, Ontario (6)
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $600
    virtualprogramcoed 600 3-18 29Harbourfront, TorontoBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverOnlineBritish Columbia, OntarioDowntown
    Camp IAWAH   
    Eastern Ontario Summer Camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at IAWAH include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

    Westport
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $345
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    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully.

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,995
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    YMCA of Eastern Ontario   
    We offer a full range of youth rec programs such as basketball, cycling, karate, swimming & school-break & summer day camps. These are offered in safe environments to help children develop self-esteem & confidence.

    Brockville; Kingston; Prescott and Russell
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $1
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    Camps offering leadership training as an activity
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Historic boys' camp on Pathfinder Island, Algonquin Park. Est. 1914. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camping sports. Canoe trips a specialty. Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff with positive masculine culture.

    Algonquin Park
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,200
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    City Scouts: Urban Adventure Camp   
    City Scouts is a weekly urban adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Our goal is to foster growing children's sense of independence through urban adventure

    South Annex, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $355
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    Connections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)   
    Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines.

    Kingston
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 8 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $200
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    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 (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $240
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    Queen’s University Enrichment Studies Unit   
    Queen's ESU delivers industry-leading virtual and in-person academic University Experience programs for Elementary and Secondary school students.

    Kingston
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $219
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    Focus Learning Academic Centre   
    An academic enrichment learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens with over 20 course offerings in the Language, STEM, and Leadership streams. Visit us at www.focuslearning.ca

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $240
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    Rouge Camps   
    Teacher directed day camps in York Region for children ages 4-15 offering sport instruction in multiple sports and leadership training in a fun environment. Teaching life through sport and rated 9/10+ since 2013!

    High Park, Toronto; Markham; Richmond Hill; Vaughan
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $345
    daycampcoed3454-159High Park, TorontoMarkhamRichmond HillVaughanOntarioWest-End
    Power of Words Academy   
    Enrichment Writing & Public Speaking Programs offered year round for kids 7-15. Select in-person classes (North York and Mississauga Campuses) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom).

    Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Mississauga
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $175
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed1757-1410Don Mills, TorontoMarkhamMississaugaOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $885
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    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)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $940
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    St. Jude’s Academy Our Family of Schools Camps   
    Our Family of School Camps offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs for campers of all ages. Camps provide opportunities for exploration, creativity and personal growth within a positive atmosphere.

    Mississauga; Orangeville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $230
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    Digital Media Academy Vancouver   
    In-person digital media camps at UBC Vancouver. Originated at Stanford Univ. The very best tech summer camp created by Silicon Valley experts. Only at the most prestigious universities! 20 years prime reputation.

    Vancouver
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 9 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $1,978
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    Kidz Kamp Inc.   
    A traditional outdoor day camp, with fun activities, friends, exciting field trips and outstanding memories! Now offering March Break, Summer & Winter Break Equestrian Camp at our new second location in Georgetown!

    Halton Hills; Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $125
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    Stanstead College Summer Camps   
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

    Stanstead
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
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    City of Toronto Camps   
    There's a City of Toronto camp in every neighbourhood, including specialty camps, free camps at community centres (ages 4-17) and adapted camps (ages 4-29). Kids can learn new skills and make fun memories close to home.

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $1
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    Pickering College Summer Camps and online credits   
    Our nature centered day camp is for campers entering Kindergarten to Grade 5. We offers overnight camp options for Global Leadership and ESL for students entering Grades 9-12. See our website for online credit options.

    Newmarket
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $400
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    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $599
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    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $600
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    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.

    Don Valley Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Algonquin Park; Kananaskis; Vancouver Island
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 14 to 19 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys114-1923Don Valley Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoAlgonquin ParkKananaskisVancouver IslandAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
    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. stemcamp.ca

    Throughout Ontario (50)
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $195
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    Kate Language Pinnacle Programs   
    Programs include SSAT, SAT, AP and comprehensive curricula include reading, writing, grammar, public speaking and vocabulary courses. 66% achieve 5 in AP; 20% achieve 95th in SSAT; 52% achieve 1550+ in SAT

    Markham
    Education: Test Preparation
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $50
    programclasscoed508-1826MarkhamOnlineOntario
    Code-it Hacks   
    Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
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    Camp Muskoka   
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a choose your own adventure programming style offering with over 50 activities every day!

    Bracebridge
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,295
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    Camp Ak-O-Mak   
    A traditional summer camp with over 26 sports and camp activities, including swimming, tennis, canoeing, biking and more.

    Parry Sound
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,100
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    Vancouver Outdoor Society   
    Your Beyond Adventure - We bring not only the excitement of outdoor experiences but an adventurous journey with family engagement to explore, discover and develop “the self”.

    Squamish; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $200
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    Crescent Camps   
    Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff.

    North Toronto, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $75
    daycampcoed754-1333North Toronto, TorontoOnlineOntarioUptown
    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!

    Cambridge; Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $230
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    UCC Summer Camps   
    A traditional co-ed day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Flexible weekly programming.

    Forest Hill, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $450
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    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in boys, girls and all-gender programs. Trips weave together challenge, community & confidence to connect youth to the land, each other, and their own unique spirit.

    Temagami
    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,400
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    Ryerson Day Camps   
    Ryerson Day Camps offer safe and engaging camps for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $320
    daycampcoed3206-1738Bay Street Corridor, TorontoOntarioDowntown
    The Academy of Martial Arts   
    We are a Martial Arts school running classes and camps online and in-person. Our in-person classes are back at with limited spacing to allow for social distancing while maximizing learning. amadojo.net/brampton

    Brampton
    Sport: Karate
    • Ages 3 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $140
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    Toronto Kidz   
    Our weeks focus on themes such as Dinosaurs, Animals, etc. for our younger campers 5-8 years old and Science, Outdoors, Arts, etc. for our older campers 9-12 year old. Weekly field trips to Toronto's attractions included

    Islington Village, Toronto; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $220
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    Oxford Learning High Park   
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $100
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    What do children learn at leadership training camp?

    In leadership training camps, children mature emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. As they prepare speeches, conduct events, and plan activities, children learn to guide and instruct diverse groups of people. Often, discussions of diversity, equity, and inclusion are part and parcel of camp. Overall, leadership training camps prepare students for the future. Training in public speaking is often integrated into camps. 

    While there is a focus on building independence and self-confidence in campers, leadership training is also a lot of fun! Programs integrate arts or sports into the curriculum. Camps also immerse kids in nature, and hiking, and other adventurous activities kids love at camp. In all programs, team building is encouraged.

    Most leadership programs are coeducational. However, a few are for girls only. These camps focus on female empowerment and boosting female voices. Overnight and day camps are available. Overnight camps are often $1,000 and up, while less expensive options are as low as $200 per week.

    Choosing the right leadership training camp

    In choosing the best leadership camp, there are many things to consider. First, decide whether an overnight or day camp is best for your child. Overnight camps immerse children in the leadership development process, and ensure team bonding. Day camps are another great option, as children have the chance to apply leadership skills to real life situations back home.

    There are also basic leadership programs and Leader in Training (LIT) camps. The latter prepares students to become camp counsellors themselves. Children often shadow other counsellors and lead major camp activities in these programs. 

    Why go to leadership training camp?

    At leadership camp, children learn life skills that improve their mental and physical wellness. Here are some things children will find in leadership camp:

    • Confidence is the most important skill a leader can have. Children must feel confident to resolve any and all situations, no matter how small or large. Guided by counselors, young leaders in training gain confidence in communication skills and learn tactics for resolving conflicts, etc., and they learn how to garner respect from those in their charge. 
    • Find who you are as a student, leader, and individual in these camps. Self-awareness is critical to good leadership. Campers learn how to hold themselves accountable for their actions and develop traits like self-regulation, responsibility, and more.  
    • Academic benefits. Leadership skills benefit students’ academic performance. Soft skills such as organization, communication, and conflict management are important during independent or collaborative school projects. 
    • First-aid training is a unique aspect of leadership training. Children learn basic CPR and first aid skills in many camps. This makes them more reliable leaders.
    • It opens up job opportunities as well.  Kids who have been to leadership camp are much more likely to find themselves called into leadership roles at work and elsewhere.


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