Magic Camps

Meet other young illusionists at camp near you


Kids who love magic can deepen their learning and love with time at summer camp. Magic camps come in all shapes and sizes, including those that specialize in this area, with a full slate of magic-related lessons and performing techniques, or camps that offer guest performances and fun with illusions as part of a broader curriculum. Read more

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    Harbourfront Centre Camps   
    Since 1979 Harbourfront Centre has offered a variety of summer camps. Choose from 65 different camps including Circus, Arts, Sports, Science and Marine camps. We also offer busing, extended care and meal plans.

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $310
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    Toronto Kidz   
    Our weekly themes such as Dinosaurs, Animals, Trains for our younger campers (5-8 years old) and Leadership, Science, Detective for our older campers (9-12 year old) include weekly field trips to the ROM, Zoo, Aquarium.

    Lytton Park, Toronto; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto; Swansea, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $276
    daycampcoed 276 5-12 7Lytton Park, TorontoRoncesvalles Village, TorontoSwansea, TorontoOntarioUptown, West-End
    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
    daycampcoed 699 4-14 9Don Mills, TorontoYork Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Claireville Conservation Area   
    A nature based day camp with a new theme each week.

    Brampton
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 11 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $262
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    Camp UofT Scarborough   
    Camp U of T Scarborough provides quality in-person STEM programs for children and youth through a variety of specialty themed camps, leadership workshops, inclusive activities and special events!

    Highland Creek, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $290
    daycampcoed 290 6-15 14Highland Creek, TorontoOntarioScarborough
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Camps   
    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School offers a variety of inspiring summer camps for kids 4-17 yrs, from science, robotics & math to art, magic, film, sports, outdoor adventures & more! All led by experienced leaders & teachers.

    Calgary
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
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    Athlete Institute   
    Athlete Institute offers a range of Overnight and Day Camps for youth of all ages and skill levels. Basketball, volleyball and multi-sport camps for girls and boys ages 5-18.

    Orangeville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $350
    daycampcoed 350 5-18 19OrangevilleOntario
    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

    L'Amoureaux, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $420
    daycampcoed 420 7-13 22L'Amoureaux, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
    Camps offering magic as an activity
    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 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $450
    daycampcoed4504-171Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    Brick Works Academy   
    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer, and YouTube camps! In-person and virtual programs available

    Throughout Ontario (11)
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $199
    daycampvirtualprogramcoed1995-132Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOnlineOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Trad./Innovative: AM- Math, English, STEM (entrepreneurship, financial literacy, coding, python, web)/ PM- 2-week workshops:Art & Architecture, Animals & Archeology, Ancient Civilizations & Astronomy, and Magic & Mystery

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $435
    daycampcoed4352.5-143Don Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    Adventure Valley   
    Summer day camp servicing Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga and Etobicoke. We focus on developing the whole child through nature discovery, creative arts and active play.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $425
    daycampcoed4254-144OakvilleOntario
    Conservatory of Dance and Music   
    For over 30 years we have been inspiring our students to nurture their passion for the performing arts. Our certified staff and warm, friendly atmosphere make us unique. We offer camps, and dance and music programs.

    Willowdale, Toronto
    Arts: Dance (multi)
    • Ages 2 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $20
    daycampcoed202-126Willowdale, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
    Learn & Experience   
    L&E World Camps inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning multi-activity programs in Canada and Europe. The camps can be combined with L&E Teen Travel trips to create a summer experience of a lifetime.

    International; Shawnigan Lake
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,000
    overnightcampcoed30008-168InternationalShawnigan LakeBritish Columbia, International
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
    daycampcoed505-1210Port MoodyOnlineBritish Columbia
    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
    • from $1
    daycampcoed11-1811Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    Laurus Summer Camp   
    Montreal, North & South Shore, and West Island's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend education & specialty training in arts, sports and more! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration opens January 2nd 2023!

    Throughout Ontario, Quebec (24)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $200
    daycampcoed2003-1512Baie-d'UrfeBeaconsfieldBrossardDollard-Des-OrmeauxKirklandL'Ile-BizardLavalMont-RoyalMontrealOttawa NorthRosemereRoxboroSaint LaurentSaint-LeonardSainte-Anne-de-BellevueVaudreuil-DorionVerdunWestmountOntario, Quebec
    Camp Kodiak   
    Fun! Friends! Success! Canada's premier overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without LD, ADHD, and ASD Level 1. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

    Parry Sound
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,752
    overnightcampcoed17526-1815Parry SoundOntario
    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
    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)
    • Day Camp
    • from $550
    daycampcoed5504-1717OakvilleOnlineOntario
    Camp Kahuna   
    Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

    Acton; Burlington
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $385
    overnightcampcoed3855-1320ActonBurlingtonOntario
    Kidnetix   
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

    Brampton
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $195
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    Harry Potter and shows like America's Got Talent help to perpetuate our belief in magic and the power of illusion, but developing an interest in magic can have other unexpected benefits for kids. Kids learn to perform in front of an audience, for example, a strength they can come back to later in education or business careers.

    The real draw of camps like this is magic, though. A number of specialized magic camps in the GTA and other major cities specialize in teaching kids the art of illusion, and helping them on their way to becoming the next David Blaine or Criss Angel.

    Camps can teach kids the following kinds of magic:

    • Close-up magic like card tricks, coin tricks or cup and ball tricks
    • Parlour magic techniques, including prestidigitation and misdirection
    • Stage magic including disappearing acts, levitation and the ever-popular sawing someone in half

    Harry Potter camps and related activities

    Many camps – including those that do not necessarily focus on magic – offer activities inspired by the Harry Potter series of books and movies. Camps play off the popularity of the series by adding Harry Potter activities such as real life Quidditch. Fans of the movies will love the feel of attending a Hogwarts-like getaway.

    Camp benefits

    Magic is a very unique interest, and getting a child into this type of camp can introduce him or her to other kids in the city who share the same interest. At camp, kids grow in self-confidence as they meet other kids from outside their comfort circle. Of course, camp gets kids out of the house during the summer and extends the stimulation of learning into the summer months.

    Read more about the benefits of camp for kids.

    Magic might seem like an idle pastime to some parents but attending a kids' magic camp has practical applications that come in handy later in life. Performing in front of an audience has many obvious effects beyond just the boost in confidence that kids get. Kids learn inadvertent lessons about what makes people tick, and about confronting fears. As Rick Mercer has noted, getting up on stage when you're a kid is "a dangerous thing… For some kids, things are never the same again. But summer camp is rife with danger. You do things you never thought you would ever do, like swamp that canoe or stay up all night staring at the stars.



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