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 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 0 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Kidz   
Each week focuses on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Animals, etc. for our younger campers and Science, Fitness, Arts, etc. for our 8-12 year olds. Field trips to Toronto's main attractions are the highlight of the week.

Baby Point, Toronto; High Park, Toronto; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $213/week
Day openCamp Coed 213 5-12 1 Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario


Camps offering magic as an activity
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

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
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

High Park, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 250 6-17 1 High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program,
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
Branksome Hall offers remarkable day camps for girls & boys in the heart of Toronto. Choose from our collection of Arts & Crafts, Athletics or Technology based camps & specialty camps like Swim, Adventure & Photography.

Rosedale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $360/week
Day openCamp Coed 360 4-12 2 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Science North Camps   
Science North offers innovative and stimulating summer day camps and virtual camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds.

Ontario (5)
Education: STEM
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $153/week
Day Coed 153 4-12 3 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, North Bay, Kenora
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.

Burlington; Milton
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight
  • from $665/week
Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 665 5-13 4 Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, Ontario
Play Island Explorers   
Join us for PA days, March Break, Summer Camp, & Winer Break for an exciting camp experience for children ages 4-12 years. From indoor playground, outdoor sports, crafts, science, baking, music, splash park, & much more.

Richmond Hill
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $50/day
Day openCamp Coed 50 4-12 5 Richmond Hill, Ontario
Olympia Sports Camp   
We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness.

Huntsville
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 8 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,200/week
Overnight Coed 1200 8-17 6 Huntsville, 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 7 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
Camp Kodiak   
Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without LD, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

Parry Sound
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $1,527/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 1527 6-18 8 Parry Sound, Ontario
Camp UofT Scarborough   
Camp UTSC provides a virtual program for ages 5-12. Children's April Break Camp: Baking, Cooking, STEAM Lego, Magic Show, Magic Workshop and Robotics!

Highland Creek, Toronto; Online
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, family
  • from $26/program
Virtual Program, Day, family openCamp Coed 26 5-12 9 Highland Creek, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
Shadow Lake Centre   
A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.

Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 9 to 65 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
  • from $1,800/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family openCamp Coed 1800 9-65 10 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
Camp North Star   
A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

Maine
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight openCamp Coed 3100 7-17 11 Maine, Maine(USA)
Block 8 Academy   
Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing...

Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $45/day
Day, Program openCamp Coed 45 5-12 12 Port Moody, British Columbia
Fraser Lake Camp   
We have a rich history and a rooted community. We provide a variety of land and water sports in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our staff are positive role models and the culture they create is our biggest asset.

Bancroft; Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day, Overnight
  • from $434/week
Virtual Program, Day, Overnight openCamp Coed 434 8-16 13 Bancroft, Ontario, Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
Claremont Nature Centre   
Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

Pickering
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $200/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 200 4-12 14 Pickering, Ontario
Bayview Glen Camp   
Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more.

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $2,300/session
Day openCamp Coed 2300 4-14 15 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario



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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