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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Roseneath Theatre   
A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways.

Downtown West, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $40/program
Day, Program openCamp Coed 40 6-16 0 Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario
Camp UofT Scarborough   
Camp U of T Scarborough provides multifaceted virtual programs for ages 5-12: Afro-Caribbean Dance, Baking, Cooking, Indigenous Culture, Magic, Robotics, Lego, Science and Virtual Arts. *Leadership Programs13-15yrs!

Highland Creek, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day, family
  • from $65/program
Day, family openCamp Coed 65 5-15 1 Highland Creek, 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 2 Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto, Ontario
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
  • from $2,300/session
Day openCamp Coed 2300 4-14 3 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario


Camps offering magic as an activity
Appleby College Summer Programs   
Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer a wide variety of day camp, enrichment and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

Oakville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day
  • from $435/week
Day openCamp Coed 435 4-17 0 Oakville, Ontario
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 Animation camps! In-person and virtual programs available

Ontario (9)
Science: STEAM
  • Ages 6 to 134 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program, Day
  • from $149/week
Virtual Program, Day openCamp Coed 149 6-134 1 Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Cambridge, Lansing , Toronto, Online
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
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $250/session
Day, Program, family Coed 250 6-17 2 High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON
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 3 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
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 $392/week
Day openCamp Coed 392 4-12 4 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
Play Island Explorers   
Join us for March Break, Summer Camp, & Winter 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
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 6 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
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 Coed 200 4-12 7 Pickering, 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 openCamp Coed 153 4-12 8 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, North Bay, Kenora
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 9 Huntsville, Ontario
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
Block 8 Academy   
Camps, classes and preschool that are Active, Creative, and a Mix of Indoor and Outdoor! From lake days to art/drama classes, abacus math to music - we have a balanced curriculum that keeps the kids engaged.

Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $45/day
Day, Program openCamp Coed 45 5-12 11 Port Moody, British Columbia
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 12 Maine, Maine(USA)
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 Coed 1527 6-18 13 Parry Sound, Ontario
Boys & Girls Club of Eastview   
From crafts to sports, education to robotics our programs have a wide variety of activities and trips to keep your children busy and entertained.

Riverdale, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Program, family
  • from $50/week
Day, Program, family openCamp Coed 50 4-18 14 Riverdale, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario
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 15 Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, 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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