Waterloo camps

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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

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    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)
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $199
    daycampvirtualprogramcoed 199 5-13 1Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    STEM Camp   
    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

    Throughout Ontario (54)
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $225
    daycampcoed 225 5-13 2Don Mills, TorontoL'Amoureaux, TorontoScarborough Village, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoAncasterBarrieBrantfordBurlingtonCambridgeChatham-KentCornwallDundasGeorgetownGuelphHamiltonKanataKingstonKitchenerLondonMarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarketNiagara FallsOakvilleOrangevilleOshawaOttawaOxford CountyPeterboroughRichmond HillSarniaSt ThomasSt. CatharinesVaughanWaterlooWellandWindsorWoodstockOntarioEast-End, North-York, Scarborough
    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
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $225
    daycampprogramclasscoed 225 6-14 3Lansing , TorontoRichview, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoBurlingtonDundasGuelphLondonMississaugaOakvilleRichmond HillWaterlooWhitbyOntarioEast-End, Etobicoke, North-York
    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)
    Sport: Cycling
    • Ages 2 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $199
    daycampprogramclasscoed 199 2-12 4Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoBayview Village, TorontoBloor West Village, TorontoDon Mills, TorontoEast York, TorontoForest Hill, TorontoHumber Valley Village, TorontoLansing , TorontoLawrence Manor, TorontoLawrence Park, TorontoLeaside, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoLittle Italy, TorontoMimico, TorontoParkview Hills, TorontoRouge, TorontoThe Beach, TorontoWest Deane Park, TorontoAjaxAuroraBarrieBramptonBurlingtonHamiltonKanataKitchenerLondonMarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarketOakvilleOttawaOttawa SouthRichmond HillSt. CatharinesVaughanWaterlooWhitbyOntarioDowntown, East-End, East-York, Etobicoke, Midtown, North-York, Scarborough, Uptown, West-End
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Theatre Programs   
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills and train in singing, movement & scene work.

    Northern Wellington County; Southern Huron County; Waterloo
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $395
    daycampprogramclasspadaycoed 395 8-18 5Northern Wellington CountySouthern Huron CountyWaterlooOntario
    Focus on Nature   
    We inspire young people to explore and connect with nature through photography. At our day camps campers will learn the technical skills to shoot and edit great photos while also exploring nature in a safe environment.

    Cambridge; Guelph; Hamilton; Oakville; Waterloo
    Arts: Photography
    • Ages 8 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $300
    daycampcoed 300 8-12 6CambridgeGuelphHamiltonOakvilleWaterlooOntario


     

    What types of camps are there in Waterloo?

    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. 

    How much do Waterloo kids’ camps cost?

    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. 

    Advice on finding the right camp

    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: 

    • What activities are focused on and how much time is given to each?
    • What are the camp’s projected outcomes? (How will kids grow? What’ll they learn?)  
    • What is the expected ratio of kids to counsellors? 
    • Can they provide multiple testimonials or reviews from parents or campers? 
    • Does the camp have financial assistance available such as sibling discounts, etc.?


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