Troubled teen camps

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Parents may find themselves struggling with their teenaged son or daughter because of their participating in any of numerous negative activities, which may include promiscuity, drugs and alcohol or other addictions and/or trouble with the law. In this situation, parents may find themselves searching for outside help, possibly by sending them to what are often called "teen boot camps." Camps for troubled teens in Canada tend to focus on changing behaviours and attitudes through education, the influence of a good environment and positive role models. Read more

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    Sports Camps Canada   
    Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 4-14 0 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary
    Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
    Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

    Kelowna; Barrie; Red Deer

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1/month
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1 11-18 1 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer
    Harbourfront Centre Camps   
    Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

    Harbourfront, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $250/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 2 Harbourfront, Toronto
    Behaviour Matters   
    Focused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks.

    Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Program, family
    from $600/group
    sessions & dates
    Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 600 4-18 3 Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    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
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 479 7-16 4 Burlington, Hamilton
    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 5 Minden
    Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   
    Cutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT.

    Deer Park, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto

    Education: Academic/Tutoring

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $30/session
    Program Coed 30 4-18 6 Deer Park, Toronto, Davisville Village, Toronto
    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
    Overnight Coed 1500 6-25 7 Sharbot Lake
    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 8 Huntsville
    GTA Photography Classes : Camps   
    Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER!

    Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

    Visual arts: Photo/Video

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $299/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 299 8-17 9 Ottawa, Downtown East, Toronto, Illinois
    Innovation Camp Thinnox   
    STEAM BOOTCamp GTA.Animation,Game,Coding,Architecture,Robotics,UI/UX Graphic,WEB Tech,Fashion Tech,DRONE Engg,AR/VR Tech.STEAM ahead with your Career-Goals, Join Technology,Engineering & Design InnovationCamp at Thinnox!

    Mississauga

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 6-18 10 Mississauga
    Ontario Educational Leadership Centre   
    Leadership training for students in Grades 6-12 in the arts, athletics, French language sports, SHSM, school leadership and more. Leadership courses are facilitated by qualified Ontario Teachers. #WeLead

    Washago

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $240/program
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 240 10-18 11 Washago
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
    We offer a variety of programming like horsemanship for beginner to advanced riders, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and many more. Our leadership camps are for teens ages 13-16.

    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 12 Brantford
    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 13 Minden
    Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
    With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.

    Vaughan

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $325/program
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 325 6-18 14 Vaughan
    Northwaters & Langskib Canoe Tripping Programs   
    Wilderness canoe adventures with heart & meaning in separate boys, girls and coed programs. Trips weave together challenge, community and 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
    Overnight Coed, Girls, Boys 1200 10-17 15 Temagami
    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
    The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days, visit mcmichael.com today!

    Vaughan

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $159/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 159 5-15 16 Vaughan
    Zebra Robotics   
    Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system!

    Mississauga; Milton

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/week
    Day, Program Coed 30 7-17 17 Mississauga, Milton
    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 18 Hamilton, Huntsville, Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    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 19 Ottawa
    Outward Bound Canada   
    Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

    Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

    Adventure (multi)

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $779/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 20 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    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 21 Hamilton
    The Michelangelo Code   
    With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

    Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $150/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 150 5-18 22 Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga
    Supercamp @ Vanier College   
    Supercamp is an ACQ-certified day camp providing over 20 arts, science, sports and learning-oriented programs. Most importantly, our camp is over 80 employees devoted to creating memories to last a lifetime!

    Montreal

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $187/week
    Day Coed 187 5-15 23 Montreal
    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 24 Temagami
    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 25 London, Leamington, Port Severn
    Me to We Take Action Camp   
    Take Action Camp are where kids who care, thrive. Young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, and volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!

    Bethany; Corktown, Toronto

    Education: Social Justice/Empowerment

    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    Overnight Coed 1100 9-18 26 Bethany, Corktown, Toronto
    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 27 Sharbot Lake
    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 28 King, Nobleton
    Idea Lab Kids Oakville   
    Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

    Oakville

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $60/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 60 4-15 29 Oakville
    Lovell International Camps   
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $3,800/3 weeks
    Day, Overnight Coed 3800 6-18 30 International
    Neighbour Note Day Camps   
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto

    Music (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $275/week
    Day Coed 275 5-18 31 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto
    Aurora Cultural Centre Summer Art Camps & Children's Programs   
    Creative summer camps to ignite your child's imagination! From drawing, painting & sculpting to musical theatre and acting, there is something for every child at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Fun, friends & fantasy await!

    Aurora

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $35/program
    Day, Program Coed 35 4-15 32 Aurora
    STEAMlabs   
    Maker programs & camps for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 33 Downtown West, Toronto, Don Mills, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto
    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
    Day, Overnight Coed 190 4-16 34 Ottawa
    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 $750/week
    Overnight, family Coed 750 7-18 35 Temagami
    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 36 Rexdale, Toronto
    Neilson Park Creative Centre   
    Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

    Markland Wood, Toronto

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 240 5-12 37 Markland Wood, Toronto
    Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Program, family
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls 300 5-17 38 Oshawa
    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 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $250/session
    Day, Program, family Coed 250 7-18 39 High Park, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto
    YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka   
    A variety of values based camp programs offered through our day, family, leadership and overnight camps throughout the Simcoe Muskoka region

    Orillia; Midland

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $190/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 190 6-17 40 Orillia, Midland
    Sylvan Learning Oakville   
    At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses.

    Oakville

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 30 5-18 41 Oakville
    SportLife   
    A unique team sports camp, simulating the career of professional athletes! Sports include: ice hockey, flag/touch football, basketball, soccer, baseball, ball hockey and much more!

    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue; Montreal; Huberdeau

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 150 5-15 42 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal, Huberdeau
    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 43 Haliburton
    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!

    Montreal; Laval; Beaconsfield; Westmount

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 3-15 44 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount
    Active Scholars   
    A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement.

    Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 235 7-13 45 Ajax, Guelph, North Toronto, Toronto
    Kids in the Spotlight   
    Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.

    International; Jasper; Montreal

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 3-18 46 International, Jasper, Montreal
    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 47 Canning
    YMCA John Island Camp   
    JOHN ISLAND CAMP is exclusively located in the North Channel of Lake Huron and offers a variety of traditional, leadership, and kayak/canoe tripping programming.

    Sudbury; Blind River

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $529/week
    Overnight, family Coed 529 6-16 48 Sudbury, Blind River
    Wanda's Creative Clay   
    A fun and educational program that get kids away from electronics. Our supportive & encouraging environment is a safe place to lose yourself in your own creativity - clay, paper mache, painting and so much more.

    Lawrence Park, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 100
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $18/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 18 3-100 49 Lawrence Park, Toronto
    Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp   
    A traditional camp experience providing opportunities to connect with nature, build life-long friendships and encounter God through a variety of fun activities, great facilities and friendly staff.

    Kitchener

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $220/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 220 6-15 50 Kitchener
    Earthbound Kids   
    An unforgettable outdoor day camp that includes: Athletics, Swimming, Horseback Riding, Animal Care, BMXing, Zip Lines, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Crafts, Leadership for young teens and more!

    Whitchurch - Stouffville; Newmarket

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight
    from $355/week
    Day, Overnight Coed, Girls 355 4-14 51 Whitchurch - Stouffville, Newmarket
    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 52 Renfrew, Ottawa
    Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
    With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

    Vaughan; Woodbridge

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $175/week
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 53 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    Toronto Zoo - Zoo Camp   
    Located at the Toronto Zoo, Zoo Camp offers unique adventures to stimulate kids' interest in the natural world. Go behind-the-scenes at Canada's largest zoo.

    Rouge, Toronto

    Science: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $280/week
    Day Coed 280 4-16 54 Rouge, Toronto
    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 55 Torrance
    Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive Program   
    The Cognitive Intensive Program is a 6-week intensive program targeting the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Upon completion, we see positive changes in the individual’s ability to understand the world around them.

    South Hill, Toronto

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 8 to 88
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $5,000/program
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 5000 8-88 56 South Hill, Toronto
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering 1, 2 and 4-week Overnight and 1-week Day Camp sessions. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $940/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 940 7-16 57 Haliburton Highlands
    Sylvan Learning Burlington   
    Sylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12

    Burlington

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 3-17 58 Burlington
    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 59 Bancroft
    False Creek Racing Canoe Club   
    A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

    Vancouver

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/program
    Day, Program Coed 200 7-18 60 Vancouver
    Idea Lab Kids Calgary   
    Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

    Calgary

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/week
    Day, Program Coed 30 3-14 61 Calgary
    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 62 Minden, Moore Park, Toronto
    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 63 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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 64 Brampton
    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 12 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $525/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 525 12-17 65 Mill Bay, International, Rothesay, Ottawa
    Junior Red Riders   
    Can your child ride a two wheeled bicycle? Then we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/session
    Day Coed 100 6-12 66 Markham
    Camp Nokomis   
    Nokomis is unique in that we are a boy's camp in July and a girl's camp in August; all of our leaders have come up "through the ranks": camper to L.I.T. to Staff to Senior Staff.

    Fergus

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1,199/session
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1199 7-16 67 Fergus



    Of course, parents may need to look at and change some of their own behaviours and attitudes and how these might be negatively impacting communication with their teenaged son or daughter. Simply relying on an outside "fix" like a teen boot camp is not a holistic approach to making real change.

    On the other hand, there are many cases where teens simply need a radical change in order to break negative patterns. There are many troubled teens who do not fare well in traditional counseling environments, and there is some evidence that these teens are finding success in long-term treatment programs such as those offered at some camps. The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs conducted a study showing that teens with problem emotional and behavioural issues improved during treatment at a residential program. In addition, they maintained a healthier outlook long after they left the treatment programs. Among problems these teens faced were ADHD, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder.

    The study provided hard evidence over the anecdotal evidence traditionally provided by the industry. It followed 1,027 graduates of troubled teen treatment programs for one year after they completed their program and focused on how consistent the teens' behaviour remained.

    For parents dealing with problem teens, we wish you wisdom as you search for a solution. We urge you to investigate the industry deeply in order to make the best informed decision you can. Consult the list above and enquire how these camps can help you with your troubled teen and how they believe they are different from dubious "treatment programs" of the past.







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