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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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages 5 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 Camp
  • from $450
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Kinark Outdoor Centre   
A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake.

Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 21 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $1
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COOKSMART   
Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best time online.

Mississauga
Arts: Cooking
  • Ages 4 to 99 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $12
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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.

Annex, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto; Deer Park, Toronto
Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $500
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Camps offering troubled teen support
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; High Park, Toronto
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $250
daycampcoed2505-171Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
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 Camp
  • from $1,300
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Hamilton Music Collective   
The Musical Futures Summer Camp provides an innovative, immersive experience that exposes youth to all aspects of music creation and performance. Read more... - Ages 7 to 14 - from $150/week

Hamilton
Arts: Music (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $150
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YMCA Wanakita   
A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. 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)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $940
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Onondaga Camp   
For more than 100 years Onondaga Camp has provided an inclusive environment where young people can play, explore, achieve and grow. Offering over 30 different activities, there is something for everyone!

Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $1,800
overnightcampcoed18006-165MindenOntario
Kids Comedy Camp   
Our highly trained comedian coaches teach your kids how to use healthy humour to relate to others, make new friends, and discover their unique comedic voice!

Arts: Comedy
  • Ages 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $250
virtualprogramcoed25011-176Online
YMCA of Oakville   
YMCA of Oakville Child and Youth Programs and Summer Day Camps are offered 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 Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $198
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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!

Bayview Village, Toronto; North Toronto, Toronto; Calgary; Vancouver
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program
  • from $235
daycampprogramclasscoed2354-178Bayview Village, TorontoNorth Toronto, TorontoCalgaryVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioNorth-York, Uptown
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 (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 18 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $240
overnightcampcoed24010-189WashagoOnlineOntario
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.

Leamington; London; Port Severn
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $600
overnightcampcoed6005-1610LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
The Maker Bean Cafe   
Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming.

Dufferin Grove, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program
  • from $95
daycampprogramclasscoed956-1211Dufferin Grove, TorontoWallace Emerson, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown, West-End
Kandalore   
Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully.

Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $2,995
overnightcampcoed29956-1612MindenOnlineOntario
WillowWood School Camp and Summer School   
WillowWood offers 3 different summer programs: camps for Grades 1-6, skills programs for Gr. 7-9 and high school credits for students in Grades 9-12.

Don Mills, Toronto
Education (multi)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $300
programclasscoed3006-1714Don Mills, TorontoOntarioNorth-York
InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Grand River   
Overnight and day camps, with activities including horsemanship, swimming, high ropes, climbing wall, archery, campfires, tomahawks, and much more. Leadership and horse specialty camps also offered.

Brantford
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $240
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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.

North Toronto, Toronto; Algonquin Park; Huntsville; Kananaskis; Vancouver Island
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 14 to 19 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight Camp, Day Camp
  • from $1
overnightcampdaycampcoedallgirlsallboys114-1916North Toronto, TorontoAlgonquin ParkHuntsvilleKananaskisVancouver IslandAlberta, British Columbia, OntarioUptown
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 and water sports. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $499
overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys4996-1717HamiltonHuntsvilleLand O' Lakes Tourist RegionOnlineOntario
YMCA of Eastern Ontario   
We offer a full range of youth rec programs such as basketball, cycling, karate, swimming & school-break & summer day camps. These are offered in safe environments to help children develop self-esteem & confidence.

Brockville; Kingston
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
  • from $1
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LearningRx – Richmond Hill   
LearningRx strengthens the cognitive skills critical to how students learn and perform. Our research-based program has helped high-performing students and those with LD, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, ASD, brain injuries and more!

Richmond Hill
Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 99 (Coed)
  • Program, Virtual Program
  • from $80
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Code Ninjas Mississauga West   
World class coding and robotics curriculum for kids. After-school programs, Camps, Birthday Parties and much more. Virtual Classes also available.

Mississauga
Education (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $200
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Higher Training Basketball Academy   
Higher Training Basketball Academy, offering: group, private and semi private skills based basketball training. During the holiday's we offer large group basketball classes and travel for tournaments too!

Burlington
Sport: Basketball
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $150
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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.

Ottawa; Renfrew
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $695
overnightcampcoed6956-1722OttawaRenfrewOntario
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 Camp
  • from $900
overnightcampcoed9006-1623BancroftOnlineOntario
Rockstar Music   
Learn from the comfort of home. Discover a new way to learn music while building confidence, creativity and leadership skills. Book a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today!

Annex, Toronto; Vaughan
Arts: Music (multi)
  • Ages 1 to 100 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $30
programclasscoed301-10024Annex, TorontoVaughanOnlineOntarioMidtown
Artech Camps Canada   
Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet!

Computer (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $150
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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.

North Toronto, Toronto; Ajax
Education: STEM
  • Ages 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $235
daycampcoed2357-1326North Toronto, TorontoAjaxOntarioUptown
The Second City Training Centre   
The Second City's totally digital, totally FUN comedy camps will engage your children for four hours of fun and creativity -- with other kids!

Arts: Comedy
  • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $250
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Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
Explore unique science and technology camp programs at Ontario Tech, including LEGO, Coding, Minecraft, Math, Engineering, and more! Virtual camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been accessed.

Oshawa
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $90
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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!

Barrie; Red Deer
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 11 to 18 ( Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $1
overnightcampallgirlsallboys111-1829BarrieRed DeerOnlineAlberta, Ontario
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
Education: Zoology
  • Ages 4 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $310
daycampcoed3104-1630Rouge, TorontoOnlineOntarioScarborough
Fraser Lake Camp   
We have a rich history and a rooted community. We provide a variety of land and water sports in a supportive and inclusive environment. Our staff are positive role models and the culture they create is our biggest asset.

Bancroft; Whitchurch - Stouffville
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $476
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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 16 ( Girls)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $1,280
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YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
With 100+ years of overnight camping excellence, we provide programming for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends , and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple!

Torrance
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $390
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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!

Montreal; Pierrefonds
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $150
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Scouts Canada   
Scouting isn't an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life.

Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario (8)
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 26 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $230
programclasscoed2305-2637Willowdale, TorontoCalgaryEdmontonHalifaxLondonMississaugaOttawaVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, OntarioNorth-York
Wesley Acres - Harbour Ridge   
A traditional Christian Camp, located in Prince Edward County just across the lake from Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Picton
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $260
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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 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $299
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Silver Lake Wesleyan Camp   
A Christian camp serving campers of all ages. Located on beautiful Silver Lake in Maberly, ON we offer Junior & Kids Camps (7-12yo), Day Camps (4-6yo), Youth Camp (12-18), Family Camp (All Ages) and Geezer Camp (60+).

Western Lanark County
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 1 to 99 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $479
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Camp Solelim   
Camp Solelim is a sleepover camp designed for Jewish 13 to 15 year olds. Our programming includes traditional waterfront, sports, arts and outdoor activities, as well as leadership development and community building.

Lawrence Manor, Toronto; Sudbury
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 13 to 15 (Coed)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $7,385
overnightcampcoed738513-1541Lawrence Manor, TorontoSudburyOntarioNorth-York
Sylvan Learning Oakville   
At Sylvan Learning of Oakville, we offer tutoring and enrichment in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as homework support, SAT and additional test prep courses, academic camps and more.

Oakville
Education (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
  • from $30
daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed305-1842OakvilleOnlineOntario
Camp Wabun   
Wabun offers unparalleled wilderness canoe tripping experiences for adolescents.

Temagami
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 10 to 19 ( Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $4,990
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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
Arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $335
daycampovernightcampcoed3355-1844CanningOnlineNova Scotia
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"!

Moore Park, Toronto; Minden
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
  • Overnight Camp
  • from $2,750
overnightcampallboys27507-1645Moore Park, TorontoMindenOnlineOntarioMidtown
The Pine Project   
Ontario's leading nature connection organization, offering year-round outdoor education programs for youth. Time in nature makes kids smarter, happier, and healthier. Join us for weekly adventures this school year!

Bloor West Village, Toronto; East York, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto
Adventure (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program
  • from $850
daycampovernightcampprogramclasscoed8507-1546Bloor West Village, TorontoEast York, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoOntarioEast-End, East-York, West-End
Young People's Theatre/YPT   
Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering a wide selection of online classes for toddlers to teens, plus in-person options for youth.

St Lawrence, Toronto
Arts: Theatre Arts
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $109
virtualprogramcoed1094-1847St Lawrence, TorontoOnlineOntarioDowntown
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp   
Find your next adventure here. Now offering Adventures Day Camps in 13 locations across Ontario plus Overnight camp and Family Cabin Rentals in Sauble Beach.

Throughout Ontario (16)
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $195
daycampcoed1955-1648The Beach, TorontoGuelphHamiltonHanoverKitchenerLeamingtonLondonNorthern Wellington CountyOttawaSauble BeachSt. CatharinesWaterlooWest NipissingOntarioEast-End
Arrowsmith School Cognitive Intensive Program   
The Cognitive Intensive Program strengthens the Symbol Relations cognitive function. Strengthening this area means a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, learn, participate in and contribute to the world.

South Hill, Toronto
Education: Instructor lead (group)
  • Ages 8 to 88 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $5,000
daycampvirtualprogramcoed50008-8849South Hill, TorontoOnlineOntarioMidtown
The Progressive Centre   
The Progressive Centre is a tutoring agency that provides educational support programs for students in all subject areas and grades. We offer in-home and online tutoring programs for students in the GTA.

Ajax
Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $350
virtualprogramcoed3504-1850AjaxOnlineOntario
Boys & Girls Club of Eastview   
From crafts to sports, education to robotics our programs have a wide variety of activities and trips to keep your children busy and entertained.

East York, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Riverdale, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $50
programclasscoed504-1851East York, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoRiverdale, TorontoOntarioEast-End, East-York
uOttawa Engineering Outreach   
uOttawa Engineering Outreach offers a wide range of programs in engineering, science, technology, and coding for both kids and teens. From summer camps to clubs and afterschool programs, as well as credited courses.

Ottawa
Education: STEM
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $25
daycampvirtualprogramcoedallgirls255-1852OttawaOnlineOntario
Bayview Glen Camp   
Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp boasts ample outdoor greenspace, a full size turf sports field, and air conditioned buildings. They offer specialized sports, arts, and coding/robotics camps.

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $650
daycampcoed6504-1453Don Mills, TorontoYork Mills, TorontoOnlineOntarioNorth-York
The Michelangelo Code   
With valuable contributions from Industry leaders, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

Brampton; Mississauga; Vaughan
Computer: Animation
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $150
virtualprogramcoed1505-1854BramptonMississaugaVaughanOnlineOntario
Families 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.

Gabriola; Jasper; Montreal
Arts: Musical Theatre
  • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
  • from $800
daycampovernightcampcoed8003-10055GabriolaJasperMontrealOnlineAlberta, British Columbia, Quebec
The GO Project   
A camp for change makers. Daily crafts, games and activities centred around a theme of giving back to the community and the world... putting faith and love into action.

Humber Valley Village, Toronto; Kingsway Park, Toronto; Barrie
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $50
daycampcoed506-1856Humber Valley Village, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoBarrieOntarioEtobicoke
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
Arts (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
  • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
  • from $100
daycampprogramclasspadaycoed1005-1357Markland Wood, TorontoOnlineOntarioEtobicoke
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
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $240
daycampcoed2406-1758OttawaOnlineOntario
Roseneath Theatre   
A creative collection of programs that range from Dance, Drama, ASL Improv, our popular Dungeons & Dragons programs and more. Our expert councillors bring the arts to kids computers in fun and accessible ways.

Downtown West, Toronto
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • Virtual Program
  • from $40
virtualprogramcoed406-1659Downtown West, TorontoOntarioDowntown
Laurus Summer Camp   
Montreal, Laval and West Island'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!

Throughout Quebec (6)
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 3 to 15 (Coed)
  • Day Camp
  • from $150
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Code Ninjas Meadowvale   
When school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today!

Mississauga
Computer (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • Program
  • from $150
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Radiant Girls   
Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More!

Burlington; Tillsonburg
Education: Leadership (multi)
  • Ages 7 to 16 ( Girls)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
  • from $100
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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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