Summer camps make learning fun with hands-on activities that enhance skills and personal growth. Camps in Newmarket serve neighbourhoods like Woodland Hill, Bristol, Huron Heights, Glenway Estates, Downtown, Gorham, Armitage, and Stonehaven. Find all of Newmarket’s top camps below, with further camp advice underneath. Read more
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
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Pickering College Summer Camps
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.
Traditional (multi activity)
Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.
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Fresh and exciting opportunities await Newmarket youth, as there are many camps to choose from, including day and overnight camps as well as in-person or virtual programs. Non-stop fun is promised at all camps, including those with a more traditional curriculum which combine all types of activities into a single camp.
Newmarket day camps give children a sense of independence as they begin their journey to find what they’re passionate about. With activities ranging from sports to arts to technology and education, day camps reign as an ideal way to help your child recognize their potential. Day camp encourages personal growth by teaching children how to work independently, socialize with others, and solve problems. It also has long-lasting effects on children’s personal, academic, and professional development by building transferable skills. These include communication and critical thinking skills, and the development of independence and responsibility. Learning is fun here. For example, kids’ math and science skills are challenged through age-appropriate learning in everything from robotics to LEGO.
At sports camps, active kids and teens release their energy through activities like cycling, swimming, soccer, and horseback riding. These camps build your child’s stamina and challenge them to live physically active lives in and out of camp. Arts camps appeal to the imaginative child, as they experiment with various performance or visual art disciplines.
Logical and analytical minds are further challenged at technology and educational camps which feature very rewarding activities in STEM, STEAM, and related disciplines. Children’s curiosity is stimulated at these camps, as they explore real-world applications of science, technology, and math.
If your child is interested in more than one type of activity, traditional camps may be best suited for them. Available as both day and overnight camps, these multi-activity camps challenge kids’ and teens’ physicality and creativity at once. Traditional camps have a reputation for developing confident and hardworking leaders.
Sleepaway camps are renowned for building children’s independence and responsibility. In the absence of parental guidance, your child learns how to maintain their daily routine, how to make good decisions, solve problems, and more, at overnight camps. Kids and teens switch from one activity to another here. For example, one morning children may build robots and the following afternoon they might kayak. They expand skills, develop flexibility, and increase spontaneity.
Sending your child to summer camp begins with early planning in the winter months. Our Kids Media’s annual Toronto Summer Camp Expo every February can assist you. The expo features camps from across Ontario and elsewhere. Families have the opportunity to engage directly with camp leaders, counselors, and current campers to gain a deeper understanding of their options in the upcoming summer. You’ll learn more about camp costs (from how to budget to discounts available) along with various camp activities. It’s also a great way to find camps you’ve never heard of or would never normally consider.
Beginning your search for summer camp should begin early with a defined list of your and your child’s expectations and goals. These include your desired location, price, age range, activities, and more. Though some elements may be more fixed than others (such as special needs support or budgets), you can still try to be as flexible as possible to expand the options available to you.
Early planning ensures that you’re able to get in, as some camps reach capacity quickly. After you’ve narrowed down your summer camp options, contact camp leaders directly to inquire or clarify specific information. Here are some examples of questions to ask prior to enrollment:
You may also find it useful to ask questions specific to your child’s learning needs. Involve your child in the decision-making process as much as possible.