Outdoor education

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Outdoor education comes in as wide a variety as your imagination allows. Outdoor learning usually includes uniquely seasonal activities like canoeing, kayaking, outdoor rock climbing, rope climbing or other rope games available at many summer camps. More specialized outdoor learning experiences are found in wilderness camps or adventure camps as well as day camps like zoo camps and horse camps. Read more

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  • Camps that specialize in outdoor education

    Teen Ranch   
    Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps.

    Caledon

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 320 5-18 0 Caledon, Ontario
    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, family
    from $805/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Boys 805 7-16 1 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Halkirk   
    Circle Square Ranch is a children's summer camp providing adventure filled camp experiences. One of nine InterVarsity Camps across Canada, our programs include horsemanship, climbing, archery, swimming and so much more!

    Halkirk

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $496/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 496 6-17 2 Halkirk, Alberta
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for kids and teens ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and ropes. Your summer adventure starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 299 6-17 3 Hamilton, , Huntsville, Ontario, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region, Ontario
    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.

    Alberta (1); British Columbia (1); Canada (1); New Brunswick (1); Ontario (1)

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $779/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 4 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    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 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 180 4-18 5 Pickering, Ontario
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 6 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
    Kortright Summer Nature Day Camp   
    An outdoor adventure day camp surrounded by nature just north of Toronto for ages 4 to 16. Each week campers experience outdoor cookouts, crafts, games, activities, campfires and live animals.

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $216/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 216 4-16 7 Vaughan, Ontario
    The Pine Project   
    Get outside this summer and discover your full potential! As Ontario's leading nature connection organization, our outdoor day and overnight camps empower kids to explore nature, try new things and build resilience.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Minden

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 1 to 90
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $340/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 340 1-90 8 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Minden, Ontario
    Albion Hills Field Centre   
    A nature-focused camp in a conservation park. Cozy dorms, delicious food, caring staff and lots of time outside being a kid. We help your child build confidence and independence through adventure, leadership & teamwork.

    Caledon

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 225 5-13 9 Caledon, Ontario


    Camps offering outdoor education as an activity
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,260/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 1260 4-16 0 Huntsville, Ontario
    Camp Mini-Yo-We   
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $745/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 745 5-17 1 Huntsville, Ontario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Alberta   
    Pioneer Camp Alberta is a Christian summer camp with two beautiful locations in Sundre & Rocky Mountain House, AB. Get ready for exploration, adventure,creation, challenge, growth, skill development, and of course, fun!

    Rocky Mountain House; Sundre

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 19
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $79/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 79 5-19 2 Rocky Mountain House, AB, Sundre, Alberta
    Camp Northway/ Wendigo   
    Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,063/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1063 7-16 3 Algonquin Park, Ontario
    Encounters with Canada   
    A leadership program, where teens develop civic leadership skills, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, and explore exciting career options

    Ottawa

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 14 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 14-17 4 Ottawa, Ontario
    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, family
    from $1,950/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1950 5-17 5 Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. Specialized leadership programs for 16 and 17 year olds.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $2,715/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2715 6-16 6 Minden, Ontario
    Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp   
    Located north of Toronto, this multi-sport camp offers the athlete a custom experience mixed with traditional camp fun. Major sports include hockey, golf, wakeboarding, and tennis. We Deliver Greatness!

    Haliburton

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $450/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 450 7-15 7 Haliburton, Ontario
    Camp Ecolart   
    A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

    Montreal; Vancouver; West Vancouver

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 240 4-17 8 Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia
    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
    from $1,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 9 Temagami, Ontario
    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
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $425/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 425 7-18 10 Westport, Ontario
    Camp Pathfinder   
    Est. 1914. A traditional boys' summer camp, island campus in Algonquin. Full in-camp program. Water, land and camp skills. Wilderness canoe trips, Spectacular setting. Exceptional staff. Positive masculine culture. Fun!

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Boys 1000 7-16 11 Algonquin Park, Ontario
    Camp Muskoka   
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,095/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1095 6-16 12 Bracebridge, Ontario
    Safari Zoo Camp   
    The only residential summer camp of its kind in the world, participants work hands on alongside professional animal care staff to care for a variety of animals, many rare and endangered.

    Clarington

    Science: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 850 6-17 13 Clarington, 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 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $930/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 930 6-18 14 Huntsville, Ontario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper!

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight, family
    from $460/week
    Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 460 5-17 15 Huntsville, Ontario
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
    Both a day camp and an overnight camp, offering exciting programs such as horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and many more. Excellent Leadership Camps available for teens.

    Brantford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 235 5-16 16 Brantford, Ontario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight
    from $285/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 285 7-18 17 Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Camp Couchiching   
    Beautiful forests, rolling fields and lots of lakeside waterfront are waiting for you only 1.5 hours from Toronto. Camp Couchiching focuses on individual development and challenge by choice, We are all levels of awesome!

    Orillia

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $800/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 800 6-16 18 Orillia, Ontario
    UCC Summer Life   
    A Co-ed Summer Enrichment Experience in the Heart of Toronto, Canada for International and Local Students ages 10 to 16.

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $4,995/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 4995 10-17 19 Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
    Branksome Hall Day Camps   
    A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Robotics, Photography, Film, Adventure and more. Home base for our camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

    Rosedale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $360/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 360 4-12 20 Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario
    City of Toronto - Specialty Plus Camps   
    Looking to enjoy nature and being outdoors, these camps are for you! Camp Naorca & Camp Claireville both provide fun, hands-on opportunities to discover the hidden wonders and importance of Toronto’s parks and gardens.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Brampton

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $200/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 200 4.5-15 21 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario
    Camp Frenda   
    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

    Port Carling

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $640/week
    Overnight, family Coed 640 8-16 22 Port Carling, Ontario
    Willowgrove Day Camp   
    Located on a private 100 acre farm property that includes a forest, pond, clean running creek, sports fields, play grounds, in-ground swimming pools, wall climbing gym, animal barn, apple orchard , corn maze and more.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $328/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 328 4-15 23 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Fraser Lake Camp   
    We are a not-for-profit overnight camp on a private 275 acre waterfront property. We offer kayaking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, new lodging cabins, and most importantly a safe, supportive inclusive environment.

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $693/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 693 8-16 24 Bancroft, Ontario
    Camp Davern   
    Eastern Ontario summer camp where kids participate in a variety of activities and sports including rope courses, leadership and more.

    Eastern Lanark County

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $965/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 965 6-16 25 Eastern Lanark County, Ontario
    Ranch Massawippi   
    A very unique camp specialized in horseback riding and offers a variety of outdoor activities at the same time. Our 40 ponies and school horses make us a well renown French camp in Quebec for the past 59 years.

    Roxton Pond

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $375/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 375 5-16 26 Roxton Pond, Quebec
    Camp Wabikon   
    An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1100 6-17 27 Temagami, Ontario
    Camp Kawartha   
    Traditional summer camp fostering self-esteem, leadership & environmental stewardship. Campers are encouraged to be creative, in touch with nature & be themselves in a non-competitive environment.

    Peterborough; Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 260 4-17 28 Peterborough, , Lakefield, Ontario
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba   
    Come and explore the wilderness under trained staff who will guide you into amazing adventures and outdoor experiences. You will learn life skills, build friendships, and have tons of outdoor fun!

    Shoal Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $225/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 225 6-17 29 Shoal Lake, Manitoba
    Fire Fly Stables   
    Learn to ride English on well trained horses. Daily riding lessons, theory & practical in the barn, arts/crafts, team building and of course a few camp traditions. Year round lessons with all weather riding facilities.

    Hamilton

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 350 6-18 30 Hamilton, Ontario
    Camp Celtic   
    Situated on Ontario's Bruce Peninsula, near Lions Head, this traditional overnight summer camp features specialized instruction in land &water sports, fine arts, performing arts, out-tripping, and nature activities.

    Bruce Peninsula

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $219/session
    Overnight Coed 219 6-18 31 Bruce Peninsula, Ontario
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
    The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka offers a variety of values based camp programs through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound regions.

    Orillia; Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 195 6-17 32 Orillia, Ontario, Midland, ON
    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.

    London; Leamington; Port Severn

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $540/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 540 5-16 33 London, Ontario, Leamington, Ontario, Port Severn, Ontario
    Camp de vacances Kéno   
    In the heart of a regional park, Kéno offers a life experience. Welcoming campers from Canada and abroad for a full French immersion, Kéno specialises in out-tripping expeditions with stays from 3 to 25 days.

    St-Léonard-de-Portneuf

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 20
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $459/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 459 5-20 34 St-Léonard-de-Portneuf, Quebec
    Camp Hurontario   
    A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more.

    Mactier

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    Overnight Boys 900 6-16 35 Mactier, Ontario
    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.

    Shawnigan Lake; International

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 750 8-16 36 Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, International,
    YMCA Camps Belwood, Ki-Wa-Y and Wabanaki   
    The K-W YMCA's 3 camps offer a range of activities including a high ropes course and climbing wall, canoe tripping, bmx biking, sailing, kayaking, crafts, archery, and more. March Break programs also available.

    Waterloo; Fergus; Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $720/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls 720 5-15 37 Waterloo, Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Huntsville, Ontario
    HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS   
    A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

    Rexdale, Toronto

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    Day Coed 265 4-13 38 Rexdale, Toronto, Ontario
    Camp Kennebec   
    An amazing summer camp experience for campers with special needs. All the fun of camp, with supportive and experienced staff to give your camper the summer of their life! The focus is on fun first!

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,500/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1500 6-25 39 Sharbot Lake, Ontario
    Black Creek Pioneer Village Day Camp   
    An educational day camp for children 5 to 12. Kids get to experience life in the 1860s while playing games and learning new skills.

    Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $210/week
    Day Coed 210 5-12 40 Downsview, Toronto, Ontario
    Camp Kwasind   
    A great overnight Christian camp in Muskoka for those ages 7 to 17 that is AFFORDABLE, MEMORABLE, FUN & HIGH QUALITY. Truly a safe place to build friendships, gain confidence & have new experiences in an outdoor setting.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $425/week
    Overnight Coed 425 7-17 41 Bracebridge, Ontario
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp   
    Army and Navy Academy Camp Challenge offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

    California

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $3,200/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 3200 11-17 42 California, California
    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
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 3100 7-17 43 Maine, Maine(USA)
    Canadian Adventure Camp   
    A true adventure camp with the very best staff. Choose from a Traditional General Camp Program or specialize in Trampoline, Gymnastics, Aerials (circus) or Wakeboarding & Water Skiing.

    Temagami

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,300/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1300 5-17 44 Temagami, Ontario
    Camp Oconto   
    Founded in 1924, Oconto is a traditional girls overnight camp located on the beautiful shores of Eagle Lake north of Kingston, Ontario. Over 20 activities are offered on 80 acres of land and 2km of shoreline.

    Sharbot Lake

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,280/week
    Overnight Girls 1280 4-15 45 Sharbot Lake, Ontario
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1 1-21 46 Minden, Ontario
    Camp Cherith - Ontario   
    This Christian camp includes focuses on theatre arts, horseback riding, canoe tripping and more, situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce in south central Ontario.

    Southern Bruce County

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $489/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 489 6-16 47 Southern Bruce County, Ontario
    Lone Prairie Camp   
    Offers onsite and offsite (hiking and backpacking) camping for ages 6 to 17, along with a weekend family camp.

    Ferintosh

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 99
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $140/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 140 5-99 48 Ferintosh, Alberta
    HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP   
    Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $695/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 695 5-16 49 Parry Sound, Ontario
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 50 Canning, Nova Scotia
    Wilvaken   
    Bilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

    Magog

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $2,330/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 2330 6-15 51 Magog, Quebec
    YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region   
    Choose active and fun Neighbourhood day camps close to home, with themed weeks and out trips, OR a traditional outdoor day (or overnight) experience at Camp Otonabee with ropes, paddling, nature hikes, swimming and more

    Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 190 4-16 52 Ottawa, Ontario
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    We provide a fun program for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends with new people, and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple that make for the best adventures!

    Torrance

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 53 Torrance, Ontario
    Camp Wenonah   
    Trusted by families from around the world, Camp Wenonah is a popular kids overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for boys and girls aged 5 - 17 years old. Veteran staff, including full time medical staff.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,155/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1155 5-17 54 Bracebridge, Ontario
    The Taylor Statten Camps   
    Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, horseback riding, sailing and more. Canoe trips range in length from 2 to 50 days.

    Algonquin Park

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $950/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 950 6-16 55 Algonquin Park, Ontario
    Camp Wanapitei   
    Wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec, and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,010/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1010 7-18 56 Temagami, Ontario
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships.

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 900 6-16 57 Bancroft, Ontario
    Sprouts - Growing Bodies & Minds   
    Sprouts offers a wide array of traditional day camps as well as specialized STEM and dance camps for children 4 - 12 years of age.

    Leslieville, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 340 1-12 58 Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario
    Base de Plein Air Jean-Jeune   
    Learn and practice your french while playing with our experienced bilingual staff. ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD IN FRENCH. Have a blast at our summer camp while being in the outdoors.

    Laurentians

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 125
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $99/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 99 6-125 59 Laurentians, Quebec
    Willow Springs Camp   
    A Christian Overnight and Day Camp where friendships, skills, fun and character development all have a high priority. Our camp is built on relationship: relationship with Jesus and relationship with others.

    Whitchurch - Stouffville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 7-15 60 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
    Medeba Summer Camp   
    Medeba Summer Camp is an overnight camp that uses adventure and community to provide the best week of your child's summer! We provide a full range of traditional and extensive adventure activities to choose from.

    Haliburton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $729/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 729 6-16 61 Haliburton, Ontario
    Camp Bil-O-Wood   
    A traditional, outdoor, athletic, & life skills camp for kids 7 - 17. Exceptional camping & canoeing. Over 30 sports & activities for kids from Canada, US, & Europe; family operated for 74 yrs. An awesome experience!

    Blind River

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $850/week
    Overnight Coed 850 7-17 62 Blind River, Ontario
    Hollows Camp   
    A traditional overnight and day camp located 1 hour north of Toronto. Activities include: canoeing & kayaking, archery, paintball, tennis, trampoline/circus, horseback riding, bushcraft, drama, arts, and swimming.

    Bradford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 400 7-15 63 Bradford, Ontario
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp   
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 575 4-15 64 Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario
    Mi-A-Kon-Da   
    A traditional, all-girls summer camp with various outdoor activities including sailing, wilderness trips, arts activities and more. Offering 1, 2 or 4 week sessions or an introductory weekend.

    Parry Sound; Hamilton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $2,240/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 2240 7-16 65 Parry Sound, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
    Township of King   
    With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $4/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 4 2-18 66 King, Nobleton
    Bear Creek Outdoor Centre   
    We are a small camp with a spectacular community of campers and staff. We focus on having a great time building interpersonal skills and connecting with each other in a fantastic natural setting.

    Renfrew; Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight
    from $675/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 675 6-17 67 Renfrew, Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario
    Camp Edphy International Canada   
    An international summer camp offering quality language and sports camps for children aged 4 to 17. Come and discover a multitude of sports and activities for an unforgettable summer stay.

    Val-Morin

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $455/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 455 4-17 68 Val-Morin, Quebec
    Camp Ponacka   
    Ponacka boys say camp is "home away from home". A strong emphasis on individual growth in the context of having the most fun ever, learning skills, developing lifelong friendships and great food. What could be better?

    Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $2,500/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Boys 2500 6-15 69 Bancroft, Ontario
    Toronto Brigantine   
    A safe and challenging environment aboard the Tall Ship TS Playfair on the Great Lakes (Ontario, Erie, Huron). Develop leadership skills, confidence and friends as you work together as a team.

    Kingston; Regent Park, Toronto; Parry Sound

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $175/day
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 175 13-18 70 Kingston, Ontario, Regent Park, Toronto, Ontario, Parry Sound, 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 $1,575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 1575 9-65 71 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario
    Frontier Lodge   
    A faith-based adventure centre located in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and offering adventure activities such as: rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting and more.

    Nordegg

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 99
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight
    from $415/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 415 11-99 72 Nordegg, Alberta
    Power4Teens   
    A unique, intimate small camp experience. Getting outdoors, amazing life lessons on self esteem, empowerment, self understanding, the beach, pool, Stand up paddle boarding, boxing, yoga, meditation and more.

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Port Carling

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $375/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 375 8-16 73 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Port Carling, Ontario
    Camp Tamarack   
    Muskoka summer camp that welcomes campers and staff from around the world. Experience our incredible variety of activities including skiing, wakeboarding, tennis, ropes, climbing and more.

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,000/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1000 6-16 74 Bracebridge, Ontario
    Academic Camp Canada   
    Exciting academic summer camps for 12-17 year olds in British Columbia, New Brunswick & Ottawa. BCCA accredited. Combination of inspiring academic learning, activities & trips. Computer Science & Medical Studies camps

    Mill Bay; International; Rothesay; Ottawa

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $250/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 11-17 75 Mill Bay, British Columbia, International, , Rothesay, New Brunswick, Ottawa,
    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
    • Day, Overnight
    from $900/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 900 11-17 76 Stanstead, Quebec
    Toronto Waldorf Summer Camp   
    Canada's Largest Waldorf camp offering a summer of unplugged activities both indoors and out, including arts & crafts, weekly nature themes, and free play in our 20+ acre campus with forest playground and open field.

    Thornhill

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 4-12 77 Thornhill, Ontario
    Zodiac Day Camp   
    Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 8 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 2.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 225 2.5-15 78 Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario
    Radiant Girls   
    Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More!

    Burlington; Hamilton

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $479/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 479 7-16 79 Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
    Camp Wabun   
    Wabun offers unparalleled wilderness canoe tripping experiences for adolescents.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $4,220/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 4220 10-18 80 Temagami, Ontario
    Tamarack West Summer Camp   
    A unique outdoor day camp that combines both nature and city experiences assuring a great experience for each camper.

    High Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 11
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 300 4-11 81 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Kilcoo Camp   
    Kilcoo has an earned reputation as one of Canada's foremost traditional summer camps. Boys come to Kilcoo to enjoy the activities, to gain confidence in themselves, to learn to work with others and to "just have fun"!

    Minden; Moore Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 15
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $2,975/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Boys 2975 8-15 82 Minden, Ontario, Moore Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Kettleby Valley Camp   
    Located just north of Toronto, this traditional summer camp offers overnight, day and canoe trip programs for campers 5 to 14.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $865/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 865 8-14 83 King, Ontario
    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville camps are found at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Hamilton; Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $198/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 198 4-17 84 Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario
    Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre   
    A Christian seasonal campground located in Thamesford, ON, that exists to facilitate ministries that make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. Summer camps, church programming, and camp activities. New pool in 2020!

    Oxford County

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 99
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $60/night
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 60 1-99 85 Oxford County, Ontario
    Camp Kodiak   
    Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, 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 $1,455/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1455 6-18 86 Parry Sound, Ontario
    Ryde Lake Camp   
    This camp in the heart of the Muskoka- Gravenhurst area offers a traditional summer camp experience for girls, with canoeing, camping, more.

    Gravenhurst

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 16
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $650/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls 650 9-16 87 Gravenhurst, Ontario
    Meadowlarke Stables Sport and Farm Camp   
    A horseback riding camp that includes getting to know horses as well as a variety of farm animals. Days are full of fun and learning, team building skills, arts and crafts and games, are also part of the program.

    Acton; Mississauga

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian

    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $280/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 280 7-14 88 Acton, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario
    Camp Selah   
    A Christian summer camp on Pigeon Lake. One week sessions in August. Activities include swimming, canoeing, survival lessons, archery and many more. Children to Staff Ratio is 2:1. Only $399/week.

    Lakefield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $399/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 399 7-14 89 Lakefield, Ontario
    Consciousness for Kids   
    A unique camp designed to encourage the holistic development of each child. Activities include: Meditation, nature connection, yoga/martial arts, arts and crafts, singing/toning, journaling, drum circles and more.

    Humewood, Toronto

    Health & Fitness: Mindfulness Training

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $500/week
    Day, Program Coed 500 6-12 90 Humewood, Toronto, Ontario
    The Laird House Adventure Camp   
    We offer eco-friendly sports camp/year round programs for youth 8-14. Created & taught by Certified Ontario Teachers they include: gardening, re-cycling natural resources, basketball, beach volleyball, badminton & more!

    Brampton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 8-14 91 Brampton, Ontario
    Camp Claret Du Lac Elgin   
    4 Unique Programs! Well thought-out for the needs of youngsters of all ages! A thrilling experience! Fun, Friends, Excitement... The most rewarding experience Adventure - Teamwork - Challenge

    Stratford

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $730/week
    Overnight Coed 730 7-15 92 Stratford, Quebec
    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 $345/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 345 5-13 93 Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, Ontario



    Experts such as Richard Louv and David Suzuki have decried today's youth's increasing alienation from the natural world and its effect on the way we view the outside world. This nature deficit disorder may even be a contributing factor in climate change as people are increasingly unaware of the effect of human activity.

    Outdoor education is valuable for kids who are interested in pursuing learning in the natural or environmental sciences or who simply love the outdoors. It is also very valuable for kids who are academically inclined, of course, as it can provide an important counterpoint to schoolwork, sitting at a computer or playing video games.

    There are several types of camps that specialize in specific areas of learning. These include the following:

    • Animal camps or zoo camps provide a lot of unique outdoor activities where kids can interact with and learn about animals from around the world. These are most definitely a unique outdoor education experience that kids will crave.
    • Horse camps are focused on horse-related activities. This unique outdoor learning experience is ideal for kids who love horses. While the focus is on horseback riding, there are likely many other activities available to break up the day.
    • Wilderness camps offer out-trips into the deep woods of Northern Ontario or Quebec. These can be several weeks long, in fact, although the length varies. Teens gain experience with wilderness survival, grow personally in a number of unique ways and will likely encounter varied wildlife. This unique camp experience is immensely rewarding, and provides intense outdoor education.
    • Camps such as golf camps, soccer, and baseball provide a lot of time outdoors where kids will learn new skills in the activity of focus, as well as many other outdoor activities. There are also some great water sports camps for this as well, such as swimming, canoe, waterski, and kayak camps.

    Outdoor education is a byproduct of many types of summer camps, including both day and overnight camps. A byproduct of outdoor learning is an increased understanding of the environment, issues like climate change and an alleviation of what Richard Louv has famously called nature deficit disorder.

    Get an outdoor education at the camps listed here!







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