Looking for a Waterloo summer camp? We list camps serving kids and teens in neighbourhoods like Beechwood, Lakeshore, Laurelwood, Maple Hills, Westmount, and Westvale, as well as nearby towns including Bridgeport, Conestogo, Elmira, St. Jacobs, and others. Below the list of local programs, learn more about the value of kids’ camps and find advice for parents. Read more
STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca
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Great Big Theatre Company
Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !
Throughout Ontario (12)
Arts: Theatre Arts
Brick Works Academy
The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer, and YouTube camps! In-person and virtual programs available
Throughout Ontario (10)
Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.
Throughout Ontario (65)
Drayton Entertainment Youth Theatre Programs
Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills training in singing, movement & scene work.
Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
Waterloo offers a variety of program types, including both day camps and after-school programs with some overnight camps just out of town. Day camps focus on popular activities like cycling and other sports, and there are many educational camps in the city, particularly those focused on STEM and STEAM activities. There are also many traditional summer camps that simply offer a variety of daily activities that keep kids active and stimulated. Technology camps in Waterloo offer a unique opportunity for children to explore the tech world in a fun and engaging way. These camps focus on everything from coding to robotics to game design and 3D printing.
Summer camps in Waterloo vary in cost according to the length of the camp and the type of programming offered. Camps in 2023 cost $180 to $250 for one week sessions. Some overnight camps that bus from Waterloo can be over $1,000 each week. They’re worth every penny for the exciting growth opportunities they give kids and teens.
Choosing a kids’ camp shouldn’t be taken all that lightly. Parents should consider camp as more than just a way to fill a week of summer. Kids make friends and have experiences that can impact them for the rest of their lives. This is really driven home when you attend the Toronto Summer Camp Expo, held every February. There, you can meet face-to-face with counsellors and campers who will share the impact the experience has had on their lives.
Whether you are speaking to camps at the expo or reaching out to them online through camps.ca, here are some basic questions to help you make a wise choice: