Last minute camp guide to Toronto

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Don’t have your child registered for a summer program yet? Not to worry, these Toronto camps deliver quality experiences for stressed parents (and bored kids) this summer. Whether you’re looking for an athletic or educational program, or a bit of both, there’s a camp for nearly every child. These programs will have your kids wanting s’more!

Discovery Day Camp

Campers as young as 4 can participate in a mind-boggling array of smart programming at this Toronto camp. Clever kids can immerse themselves in great STEAM options — building apps, creating films, claymation and 3D design, coding, bionics, and aerospace are just some of the tech and science options your kid will love. Qualified, experienced and highly trained staff have been guiding campers’ adventures here for 45 years.

Prestige School Summer Camp

Want a bit of everything so each day is a different experience? Prestige offers programs that include weekly field trips, visits to the pool, with breakfasts and hot lunches included! There’s a sports program if your child likes being outdoors, as well as educational options, and fun science and art activities as well. Camp runs from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Door-to-door transportation is available. Summer School Credit Courses for grades 9-12 now offered.

Canlan Ice Sports York

Is it your child’s goal(ie) to improve their ice game? As part of the hockey community for over 20 years, Canlan camps provide a week (or more) of hockey conditioning, skill development and off-ice games for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every Canadian child should experience shooting a puck at least once, and Canlan’s world-class facilities and quality programming means your child will have fun getting ready for the big leagues (or at least improve their skills and technique) this summer!

Arrowsmith Cognitive Intensive Program

Help focus your child’s learning skills with a dedicated educational program just for them. From students struggling with learning difficulties, to those who wish to strengthen their learning capacities, this program strives to open more possibilities for every individual to better understand the world around them. Using principles of neuroplasticity, Arrowsmith’s Cognitive Intensive Program is committed to programming that strengthens the critical capacity underlying comprehension, logical reasoning, processing speed, cause and effect reasoning, and conceptual grasp of science and mathematics.

Bayview Village Junior Tennis Camp

Take a swing at improving their tennis game with a full or half day program. Your little tennis pro can make a racket at one of 11 week-long tennis sessions this summer at the Bayview Village Tennis Club. In its 33rd year, students in all levels enjoy a low student to teacher ratio. Whether your child is just a beginner, or the next Serena Williams or Milos Raonic, they can have fun while learning from certified professionals and an award-winning development training style.

 

Davina’s Swim House

Make a splash this summer with a refreshing swim camp. Summer and water go hand-in-hand, so why not take the plunge and learn to swim? A life skill every child should learn, Davina’s Swim House has four locations within the GTA and is owned and operated by Davina and Geo Lopez since 2003. Boasting creative teaching methods and personal attention, they promise a low 3:1 ration for all classes. Leadership courses for teens looking to further their aquatic skills are also available.

Camp Northwood

Even preschoolers can enjoy a day camp with different themes to keep them engaged. Little ones have busy minds and bodies that need to be active. Lucky 2 to 6 year olds can play all day at Camp Northwood, which has been ‘camping’ with wee ones for nearly 30 years! Toddlers and small fry are introduced to everything from art and music and cooking and Spanish in fun themes, taught be experienced ECE teachers. A Play and Learn Program is available for children ages 6 to 9. Camp Discovery offers fun activities to keep language, math and science skills sharp. They won’t even know they’re learning! Three locations to choose from and many schedule options including extended hours. Parents are welcome to call and visit before registering.

MakerKids STEM Camps: Leaside

Make your way over to a camp with top-rated tech programs for kids who like to program! With a new Leaside location, children from Grades 1-8 can code all day, experimenting with Arduino Inventor robotics, video game design, creating worlds in Minecraft, and more. Frequent breaks, games, and outside time means kids can exercise their bodies as well as their brains. Before and after care available. 

WillowWood School Summer Program

Learn something new and even earn a high school credit over the summer. WillowWood offers several core credit courses that can help boost your student’s GPA this summer. With a focus on individualized, student-centred teaching and mentorship, WillowWood’s experienced teachers aim to build creativity and teach social, leadership, and teamwork skills. Or opt for the Discovery programs, which include rock-climbing, yoga, music, art and more.

Toronto Premier Gymnastics

When they’ve got to move it, move it, perhaps gymnastics is the right choice. Toronto Premier Gymnastics Camps, a 12,000 square foot competitive facility founded in 1995, offers weekly camps for kids with energy to burn, ages five years and up. Children can improve their strength, flexibility, coordination and confidence on Olympic apparatus through skill-building games, contests, plus water play, sports, and a variety of arts! Full and half day options available.

Toronto Mandarin School

Why not learn another language? It’s always a good idea, at any age. Children as young as 3 years old are welcome to learn in age appropriate classes, and if they can, so can you. Founded in 2001, Toronto Mandarin School and Camps now boasts multiple GTA locations and a variety of class or camp types, including Mandarin/English bilingual preschool, weekend and after-school Mandarin programs, Early Years Learning, Parents & Tots, Mandarin for Teens and Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp.