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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; Virtual Program

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 235 4-14 0 North Toronto, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4.5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $200/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 200 4.5-15 1 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Brampton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 25
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,500/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1500 6-25 2 Sharbot Lake, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 4-15 3 Harbourfront, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Kinark Outdoor Centre   
    A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Minden; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1 1-21 4 Minden, Virtual Program
    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; Annex, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Education: Academic/Tutoring

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $170/session
    Program Coed 170 4-18 5 Deer Park, Toronto, Davisville Village, Toronto, Annex, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $479/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 479 7-16 6 Burlington, Hamilton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Girls, Boys
    • Overnight
    from $1/month
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Girls, Boys 1 11-18 7 Kelowna, Barrie, Red Deer, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Program, family
    from $600/group
    Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 600 4-18 8 Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $2,715/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 2715 6-16 10 Minden, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $240/program
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 240 10-18 11 Washago, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Art : Visual arts (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $159/session
    Day, Program, family Coed 159 5-15 12 Vaughan, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed 250 6-18 13 Mississauga, Virtual Program
    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

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $250/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 250 4-18 14 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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 16 Temagami, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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 17 Brantford, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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, Virtual Program
    Genius Camp   
    The fastest growing STEM camp in Toronto and the GTA, offering programs in Robotics and AI, Coding, Programming, Advanced Math, Practical Science, 3D Printing and Modeling.

    Mississauga; Downtown West, Toronto; Markham; Virtual Program

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $99/week
    Program Coed 99 6-17 19 Mississauga, Downtown West, Toronto, Markham, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: Leadership

    • Ages 14 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $750/week
    Overnight Coed 750 14-17 20 Ottawa, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $187/week
    Day Coed 187 5-15 21 Montreal, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 1100 6-17 22 Temagami, Virtual Program
    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 23 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, family
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed, Girls 260 5-17 24 Oshawa, Virtual Program
    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 25 King, Nobleton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $60/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 60 4-15 26 Oakville, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $190/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 190 4-16 27 Ottawa, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $198/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 198 4-17 28 Hamilton, Oakville, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $250/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 250 11-17 29 Mill Bay, International, Rothesay, Ottawa, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $500/week
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 500 3-18 30 International, Jasper, Montreal, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 240 5-12 31 Markland Wood, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Active Scholars   
    A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education 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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 235 7-13 32 Ajax, Guelph, North Toronto, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Wesley Acres - Harbour Ridge   
    A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park.

    Picton; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $225/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 225 6-17 33 Picton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $540/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 540 5-16 34 London, Leamington, Port Severn, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 390 5-16 35 Torrance, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Girls
    • Overnight
    from $1,280/week
    Overnight Girls 1280 4-15 36 Sharbot Lake, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 8-14 37 Brampton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Science: Zoology/Animals

    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $280/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 280 4-16 38 Rouge, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $325/program
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 325 6-18 39 Vaughan, Virtual Program
    Cedar Ridge Camp   
    Cedar Ridge Camp is a wonderful place where campers have the opportunity to get outside and develop friendships.

    Bancroft; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $900/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 900 6-16 40 Bancroft, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $729/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 729 6-16 41 Haliburton, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 7-18 42 Vancouver, Virtual Program
    Mobile Doc Shop   
    Mobile Doc Shop Summer Camp - Day Camp - Toronto Islands. A documentary film making camp teaching the use of smartphones to produce films. The camp includes Recreation time - frisbee golf, walking tours, and team sports.

    Toronto Islands, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Visual arts: Photo/Video

    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $450/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 450 8-16 43 Toronto Islands, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Overnight
    from $675/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed, Girls 675 6-17 44 Renfrew, Ottawa, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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 45 Bloor West Village, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Minden, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 195 6-17 46 Orillia, Midland, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 47 Canning, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Sport (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 150 5-15 48 Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal, Huberdeau, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Science: Nature/Environment

    • Ages 4 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $265/week
    Day Coed 265 4-13 49 Rexdale, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    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 50 Hamilton, Virtual Program
    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 51 Temagami
    The Maker Bean Cafe   
    Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming.

    Dovercourt Park, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 2 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $40/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 40 2-12 52 Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Canadian Opera Company   
    Explore opera through our innovative and engaging programs created for kids and families!

    St Lawrence, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Music: Vocal training / singing

    • Ages 6 to 20
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $15/program
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 15 6-20 53 St Lawrence, Toronto, Downtown West, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 30 5-18 54 Oakville, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 15
    • Boys
    • Overnight
    from $2,975/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Boys 2975 8-15 55 Minden, Moore Park, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Gee-Gees Sports Camps   
    The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of bilingual sport camps to youth in the Ottawa and Gatineau area.

    Ottawa; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $160/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 160 6-17 56 Ottawa, Virtual Program
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 150 3-15 57 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount, Virtual Program
    Stagecoach Performing Arts   
    We offer a selection of summer camps and teaching acting, dancing and singing - with a performance at the end of every week! High quality lessons, low teacher to child ratio, child protection policy and more.

    Oakville; Mississauga; Virtual Program

    Education: Musical Theatre

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 175 4-18 58 Oakville, Mississauga, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $575/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 575 4-15 59 Bridle Path, Toronto, Virtual Program
    The Second City Training Centre   
    Come play improv games and write sketch comedy! Learn to think on your feet, meet new friends and have fun!This will be the best summer ever!

    Leslieville, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Virtual Program

    Art : Theatre Arts

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $190/session
    Day, Program Coed 190 4-18 60 Leslieville, Toronto, Downtown West, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Virtual Program
    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; Richmond Hill; Virtual Program

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $30/week
    Day, Program Coed 30 7-17 61 Mississauga, Milton, Richmond Hill, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 3-17 62 Burlington, Virtual Program
    Camp Wabun   
    Wabun offers unparalleled wilderness canoe tripping experiences for adolescents.

    Temagami; Virtual Program

    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 63 Temagami, Virtual Program
    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; Virtual Program

    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 8 to 88
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $5,000/program
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 5000 8-88 64 South Hill, Toronto, Virtual Program
    Junior Red Riders   
    If your child can ride a two wheeled bicycle without assistance, we can teach them how to ride a DIRT BIKE! Fully comprehensive program focusing on FUN & SAFETY

    Markham; Virtual Program

    Sport: BMX / Motocross

    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $100/session
    Day Coed 100 6-12 65 Markham, Virtual Program
    Interlochen Center for the Arts   
    Immersive summer arts camp for music, visual arts, theatre, film, dance, and creative writing. Multi-week programs for grades 3-12 and one-week instrumental institutes for high school students.

    Michigan; Virtual Program

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 8 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,575/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1575 8-19 66 Michigan, Virtual Program



    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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