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Want to get a head start on planning your kid's summer activities? Here's our 2017 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous camps from across Durham Region, Toronto and the GTA! Whatever your child's interest (from golf to music to outdoor adventures and much more), we've got you covered.
 

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

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Camp Tamakwa
Experience Camp Tamakwa's rich traditions, family atmosphere & unique Algonquin Park setting. We offer a diversified program with over 20 activities and an extensive canoe tripping program. Tamakwa has many modern features, but prides itself on traditional values, camp spirit and skill development. Learn more about our 1 day teaser and new weekend option.

www.tamakwa.com

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Camp Wabikon

An experience kids love. A family parents trust. In operation since 1944, Wabikon is a sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy over 30 activities on a challenge-by-choice basis. 1 week introductory sessions available. Contact us for a free DVD package and references in your area.

www.wabikon.com


 
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Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University

The Enrichment Studies Unit at Queen’s University invites students in grades 7-12 to experience university through a wide range of programs and courses, which offer a unique set of academic enrichment, leadership training, and personal growth opportunities designed to inspire future careers and create lasting memories.

www.esu.queensu.ca

 
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Chikopi was voted one of “Canada’s 7 Best Summer Camps for Boys.”

Is your son looking for an adventure this summer? If he enjoys sports and the outdoors Chikopi is his camp. Since 1920 boys from a diverse group of nationalities, languages and athleticism, participate in team and individual sports.

www.campchikopi.com

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GENERAL DAY CAMPS

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Town of Ajax Summer Camps

The Town of Ajax offers more than 40 summer day camps for children and youth up to the age of 17. Choose from outdoor adventure, sports, skateboarding, day trips, dodgeball, nature, performing arts, fencing, multimedia, science, counsellor in training, art, fitness, photography, and preschool. And don’t miss Ajax Playgrounds – a summer tradition and FREE to Ajax residents!

Visit www.ajax.ca/camps or call 905-427-8811 for detailed information.

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Oxford Learning
Not keeping your child's brain active during the summer can cost them 6 weeks of progress in the new school year. Don't wait and see how your child will do in September. Help prepare them for success with a summer at Oxford Learning! Inquire today about our many summer program options!

www.oxfordlearning.com

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Girls Inc. Empowerment Camp for Girls!

The Girls Inc. Experience helps girls build life skills to set and achieve goals and increase resilience in the face of obstacles to live productive and fulfilling lives. Each day is something new! Fun activities, games, crafts, experiments, sports, role playing and discussions, in a safe nurturing environment with a high ratio of professionally trained program staff to girls. Helping girls explore and celebrate their strengths, their voices, who they are today, and who they will become, increasing self-esteem, and building a positive body image. For girls aged 6 to 12. Counsellor-in-Training program for girls aged 13 to 16. $140 for members OR $165 for non-members. Locations in Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa.
www.girlsinc-durham.org

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Connect with nature this summer at Earthbound Kids!

Our day camp programs for kids (4-15) provide fun and confidence building experiences. Our summer programs including Camp Treetop multi-activity programs, Saddle Club for horse lovers and junior riders, Good Sports, multi-sport camp, Farm and Wildlife and our Leadership programs instilling responsibility and confidence for teens. Bussing available from Markham and Toronto.
www.earthboundkids.ca

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Join us for our Glama Gal Summer Camp Wednesdays

Every Wednesday during the summer we will host a different fun filled, interactive and inspirational summer camp day based on the theme of the day. Camp runs from 9am to 4pm includes a DIY craft, 2 spa services, pizza lunch with drinks, glamspiration booster session and physical activity. Camp is for ages 5 & up and is $69 per friend plus h.s.t.

www.glamagalparty.com

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City of Oshawa Day Camp

Create lasting summer memories at a City of Oshawa Day Camp. 24 camps for preschool to teens. Arts, Cheerleading, Hockey, Legendary, Scooter and Sports Camps plus, many other specialty camps to choose from. There is something for everyone!

Register online at register.oshawa.ca or visit oshawa.ca/camps for more information.

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Black Creek Pioneer Village Summer Day Camp

Be immersed in an authentic Canadian heritage experience at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Spend a week in a real log cabin and discover what life was like for kids and teens in the 1800s. Our themed weeks offer something for everyone!

Visit the Explore and Learn tab at: www.BlackCreek.ca

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Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Day Camps

YMCAGTA operates 51 day camp locations across the GTA for children & youth 4 – 16 years. We have 60+ programs ranging from arts to science, sports, outdoor adventure, swimming lessons and more. Our engaging programs are led by highly trained, energetic staff. Busing, extended hours & bagged-lunch options are available at many locations.

https://ymcagta.org/camps-and-outdoor-education/day-camps

 
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Camp Robin Hood

With the atmosphere of an overnight camp, our outstanding staff foster independence and emotional growth in a fun, high-spirited, outdoor setting. Our beautiful day camp, with 4 outdoor pools, allows for 2 daily swims, traditional camp activities, a dedicated Sports Academy, themed bus service and more, all making for the ultimate summer experience!
www.camprobinhood.ca

 
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Town of Whitby Camps
The Town of Whitby offers general day camp programs for ages 3 - 16 and specialty arts and crafts, sports, and trip camps at three convenient locations: Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Cullen Central Park and Brooklin Community Centre and Library. All camp leaders have extensive experience with children and youth and are trained in emergency response and special needs inclusion and integration.

www.whitby.ca/en/residents/camps.asp

 
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The City of Pickering offers summer camps for ages 4 to 15 years and with a wide range of choices, are geared to meet children’s interests, and parent’s expectations.

Mini Pidaca and Summer Fun Camps keep kids busy, active and engaged, with a different theme each session to keep every week as new and fresh as the first. Busing & after camp care is available for these camps.
Specialty Camps include great choices for older children and youth with a selection of dance, drama, science, skateboarding, technology, fitness and leadership opportunities.
www.pickering.ca/en/living/camps

 

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Sayu Healthy Living Day Camp

Children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits, such as confidence, leadership, stress control, social skills, nutrition, and fitness, all within a fun, active, indoor and outdoor setting! When these skills are taught early, they become engrained and help shape a child’s development, as well as prepare them for a healthy future.

www.sayu.ca

 
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ARTS & SCIENCE

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Mad Science Camps
Mad Science Camps offer sensational, hands-on science along with all kinds of indoor and outdoor fun for 5-12 year olds for over 20 years! With 25 locations in the GTA and 6 different themed camp weeks to choose from. Countless amazing, daily take-home activities like Rockets, Birdhouses, Space Shuttles, Chess Sets, Telescopes and more!

www.toronto.madscience.org

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The Travelling Stage "​Broadway Bound" Summer Camp

Led by award winning industry professionals and Travelling Stage faculty, participants will be inspired to explore, create and grow through the arts in a non-competitive environment. Participants will work toward a final presentation on the Friday for parents, which will showcase their experience, their talents and their newfound confidence! ​The Travelling Stage works in Partnership with Mirvish Productions. We'll run two weeks in Brooklin and one week at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto​

Extended care is available from 4:30-6:00pm daily​ at our Brooklin location​ ​www.travellingstage.com

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French 4 Tots Summer Camp

All-day French camp for junior kindergarten to grade 5 students in Durham Region.

French 4 Tots summer camp offers an enriched French language program in the morning and fun camp activities in the afternoon.

A great way to prepare SK students entering French Immersion for the upcoming school year! Register today. Spaces are limited.
www.french4tots.ca

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Improv Games Camp for grades 2-4, 5-8 & 9-12

Think on your feet, be spontaneous and be a team player! Campers play fun improv games (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Great for Beginners – No experience is needed for these camps. Have a little or a lot of improv experience–you’ll have a blast either way!

www.secondcity.com/courses/toronto/camps/
Contact: 416-340-7270

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Ceramics Canada Fired Arts Camp

Ceramics Canada offers school aged children the ultimate creative summer camp experience our fired arts (and more) camp program. Full week participants will experience pottery painting, hand building with clay, glass fusing and pottery wheel with clay. Camps run Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm with a cost of $65 for full day or $300 for a full week. Early start and late pick up available.

Visit our website for full details: www.ceramicscanada.com

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Great Big Theatre Company

With 42 locations -- and camps in your neighbourhood ! -- GBTC has offered theatre programs for young people since 1994. Our experienced, caring and dynamic staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression.

We offer programs for ages 3 up to 14.

A great confidence and skill-building experience !

www.gbtc.com

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Another summer of fun and learning awaits at TIFF Bell Lightbox! Suitable for all levels and interests, TIFF offers kids aged 8-17 multiple camps involving live-action filmmaking, stop-motion animation, the art of Foley, special effects makeup, screenwriting, directing, editing, acting, video game design and more!

Visit TIFF.NET/SUMMERCAMPS for more information.

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Creative Math & Music Summer Camp
Learn more about musicianship, play musical instruments, form a band, record a song, produce your own rock video and perform a final concert on
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Ages 5+ years old
Beginners to Advanced musicians
One-week camps available
No fee for early drop-off or late pick-up
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards,
Drums and Vocals
Bring your own lunch and snacks.
Friday lunch is on us - a pizza day

www.creativemathandmusic.com

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Xploration French Camp

Xploration French Camp is the perfect way to advance your child’s French while having fun in a winning environment. The campers participate in a variety of sports, cooking activities, dance, educational games, arts and crafts. All in French! Campers will be engaged in fun authentic activities while creating unique friendships.
www.Frenchcamp.ca

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STAGED: Theatrical Development Camp

STAGED: Theatrical Development Camp is a two week summer camp program designed to build confidence and creativity while teaching the fundamentals of Musical Theatre. Your child will receive guidance from industry professionals in improv, dance and voice as well as train in other important areas of theatre. The program runs from July 24th-August 4th 2017.

Phone: 905 431 5069
Website: www.stagedtdc.com

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Centauri Summer Arts Camp

Centauri Summer Arts Camp combines specialist arts programs with an exciting sleep-over camp experience! Choose from 8 or 14 day sessions, and programs like film, theatre, dance, art, writing and music. Centauri welcomes boys and girls aged 9-18 from across Canada and worldwide. Learn from inspiring arts professionals in a specialist camp this summer! www.centauriartscamp.com 416 766 7124

 
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MIGA Music Camp

August 7th, 2017: An amazing week of being immersed into writing and performing live modern music.
Pre-requisite: Love of music. Ages 9 - 15. Monday to Friday from 9 to 3. A mini concert for parents Friday afternoon! Organized by MIGA Music, a music school with over 450 students in Ajax

www.migamusic.com/music-summer-camp-durham

 
 
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Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is pleased to announce 8 weeks of Nature Nuts Summer Camp for 2017! Choose from themed weeks such as Mad Scientist, Birds of Prey and Surviving the Elements. Call the GRCA at 905.885.8173 or visit www.grca.on.ca for more information.

 
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Camps Garnier & Marion

French immersion and francophone 6-13 year-olds can enjoy a variety of sporting, arts & crafts and educational activities in an all-French environment.

We plan twice-weekly trips and special guests around imaginative themes. Visit our website for our 2017 weekly themes & outings, and register your child on line. www.cofd.ca

 
 
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GTA Photography Camps

Join us at Toronto's premiere Photography summer camps to learn from professional photographers and go on daily field trips! If our camp sounds familiar, you may of seen our instructors on CBC Kids' photography-themed reality TV series, "Snapshots". Proudly accredited by the Ontario Camps Association

www.gtaphotographyclasses.com

 
 
 
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ArtVenture Summer Camps at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ages 5 – 15

Limited spots available for July!

Discover art and nature with our week-long summer programs that encourage fun and games, indoors and out.
• Indulge in hands-on artmaking
• Visit current exhibitions
• Hike the grounds to explore the gallery’s stunning landscape

Extended care available. For more details click here.

 
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SPORTS

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Salem Ridge Golf & Academy Junior Camps
Salem Ridge Junior Camps were developed with fun and educational ways of teaching kids the game of golf. We believe in the long-term benefits associated with golf and how various skills such as patience and discipline can be transferred from the golf course to be used in personal and professional development.

www.golfsalemridge.com/salem-ridge-golf-academy/junior-golf-camps

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Stonewood Riding Academy

Kids will build lasting friendships while they spend time riding and learning about horses. Mounted games, stable management, horsemanship workshops, arts and crafts, swimming and sports are all part of the fun. Our experienced camp counselors will teach kids about daily horse care and riding skills in a safe atmosphere.

www.stonewoodacademy.com

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Taylar Gymnastics

Join us in our fully air conditioned facility this summer for our high-energy gymnastics camps! Campers 4-12 will enjoy activities on vault, bars, beam, floor, and Tumble Track, as well as crafts and games. Full- and half-day camps available.

Registration is open online at www.taylargymnastics.com

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Durham College Sports Camps

Providing fun opportunities for your child to try a variety of sports, or improve on fundamentals and game strategy of one sport. Camps are taught by top instructors who provide the highest quality of care. Basketball, baseball/softball, badminton, volleyball, and multi-sport!

www.campusrecreationcentre.com

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Laurie's Learn To Skate Summer Skate Camps
Summer Skate Camps are offered full and half days...before and after care available.Skating Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Games (great for kids starting Hockey or Ringette this fall) at Laurie's Learn to Skate in Pickering. Evening and weekend summer classes also available.

www.laurieslearntoskate.com

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Royal City Soccer Camp

The Royal City Soccer Club is celebrating its 25th annual summer grassroots soccer day camps…#1 grassroots soccer camp in Canada. Open to boys & girls aged 5 to 13, we offer 3 locations in Durham and 30 across GTA during July / August. Visit www.royalsoccer.com for more details or call 1-800-427-0536.

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Pickering Athletic Centre Gymnastics Camp

Join us in our fully air conditioned facility for a summer of gymnastics, trampoline, crafts, games, and FUN! Camps are open to students 4-12 and we have full- and half-day camp options. Extended care available 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Register online at www.pickeringathleticcentre.com

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Anti-Gravity AcroSports

Looking for something different and unique to do this summer? Why not bounce on over to Anti-Gravity AcroSports, I hear it's "flippin" awesome. Anti-Gravity offers full and half day camps throughout the summer break. Each day participants will be coached by our excellent nationally certified coaching staff, while participating in trampoline, games, and structured craft time. Campers enjoy our Olympic trampolines, foam pit, Air Track, double mini trampoline, aerial silks and finish with a parent show at the end of the week.

For more information visit our site. www.anti-gravity.ca/camps

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Junior Summer Golf Camps!!!

Fostering your child's enjoyment only means continued growth in the sport. At the Markham Golf Dome we recognize the need for effective Junior Programs. Our junior camps are aimed at introducing the juniors to the enjoyment of the game of golf. Your juniors will learn about the history, etiquette, safety and skills and techniques needed to play the game of golf.

Our Program Includes:

Full & Half Day Programs, Running Monday thru Thursday
New Golf Course Day on Friday
Golf Lessons are provided by Certified Golf Professionals
Basic Fundamentals of the Golf Swing - Irons, Woods, Bunkers, Chipping & Putting
Mini-Putt Contests
Snack Provided Daily
Lunch Program Available or Bring Your Own
New Extended After-Care Available


905-475-3663 info@markhamgolfdome.com
www.markhamgolfdome.com

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The Dance Experience

The Dance Experience provides quality training in a caring and fun environment. We have a summer camp suitable for everyone from young beginners to advanced competitive dancers. From our “Princess and Super Hero” camp to our 5 day Intensive “Major Sweat” – we will challenge you, inspire you, motivate and entertain you! Our camps are very reasonably priced, tons of fun, and educational.

For more information please visit our website, Facebook page or email Terri@danceexperience.ca

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Belle Wood Equestrian Centre

Summer Horse Camp acts as a great introductory for students looking to explore horse back riding. They will learn all the basic foundations and principals of safe horsemanship and equitation in a safe structured environment. For students with a horseback riding background, camp allows additional time in the saddle to work on perfecting their skill set.
All our Instructors are qualified, insured and have First Aid Training
www.bellewoodeq.com

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Have an epic summer at SkyCamp!

Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities, like age-appropriate exercise, team building, arts and crafts, etc. It's easy and hassle-free for parents. Drop them off and we'll make sure they have the best summer ever!

Freestyle jump
Team games
SkySlam
Arts and crafts
Foam Zone
Warrior Course
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Lunch included in full-week session

Please contact Nicole.Cunningham@skyzone.com or visit or website at www.skyzone.com/Whitby

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Soccer Camps

Ajax FC is pleased to announce partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of North America’s most popular soccer camp, to host three week long British Soccer Camp Programs July 4th - 7th (4 Day Camp), August 21st - 25th & August 28th - September 1st at the fields surrounding the Ajax FC Clubhouse located at 77 Centennial Road, Ajax

Ajax FC will also be offering our own World Cup Soccer Camp the weeks of July 10th through to August 14th. Ajax FC’s camp will have a focus on soccer skills and drills in the mornings and the afternoons will include activities such as swimming and rock climbing at the Ajax Community Centre, movie day, tie and crafts.
www.ajaxfc.ca

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Tennis Camps with Matchpoint Tennis

Summer Tennis Camp is for children aged 5-15. Instruction will cover the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, footwork, rules and strategies for singles and doubles. Emphasis will be on good sportsmanship and having fun.Programs includes instructional time, match play, and on Fridays, a target contest and a tournament.

3 locations: Whitby Tennis Club (Iroquois Park), McKinney Centre and Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex. For more info please visit www.matchpointtennis.ca

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Canlan Ice Sports Oshawa

For 20 years, Ice Sports Oshawa has been developing and enhancing our hockey training systems with a primary focus on technical skating. Our success has been driven by our own methodologies and compliance to the Long Term Athlete Development model. Visit our website to view our full list of summer camps and clinics including hockey, ringette and multi-sport.
www.icesports.com/oshawa/camps

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Super Summer Circus Camp!

Experience different aerial arts including Straps, Hoop and Silks, learn how to juggle and have fun dancing and creating cool crafts. This camp is for students ages 5 to 15. Participants can attend for a full week or single day; we also have half day options! Register before July 1st 2017 and receive 5% off full week camp.

Visit our website for camp details.
www.aspireacrobatics.com

 
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Olympic Sports Development Camp

The Olympic Sports Development Camp is perfect for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level athletes who are interested in improving their game. This camp will be filled with skill development, drills and games from our skilled coaching staff. The Sports Performance Coaches will challenge your child to improve their sport skills in a fun learning environment. The skills that will be learned coupled with confidence building techniques, will help your child improve their sports performance as well as positively impacting their everyday life.

www.running4yourlife.ca

 
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Butler Baseball Academy

Are you looking for a great week of fun for your child this summer. Well, consider one of the best in Canada summer training baseball camps. Former Blue Jays Rob and Rich Butler along with Florida Marlin Greg O Halloran are working in Ajax at the Pan Am Fields in July to give the opportunity to learn from great baseball coaches. The week will consist of baseball from 9 am to 3 pm. Mon-Thurs. A typical day will be ground balls, batting practice, learning to pitch, baserunning and lots of homeruns in the afternoon in our pro style simulated games where you learn the ins and outs of baseball from former pros.
www.butlerbaseballacademy.com

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Evolve Camps

Evolve Camps is the Canadian epi-centre of action sports camps for boys and girls ages 5-16. For more than 10 years, Evolve Camps offers programs in the GTA and Durham Region. We offer skateboarding, scooter and BMX camps. We believe in the importance of physical fitness and vitality as much as any traditional sports league – we just find cooler ways to get your sweat on.

www.evolvecamps.com

 
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Toronto Athletic Camps

Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC Sports) is the premier sports academy, specializing in self-image and self-confidence building sports programs for ages 3.5 to 16 in Toronto and the GTA. TAC Sports offers programs specializing in soccer, basketball, tennis, biking, mixed martial arts and robotics. We provide the perfect opportunity for athletes to improve skills and make new friends through high-quality sports education. We specialize in recreational to academy training and students become addicted to their own success through our 5 star development program! We are excited to see you in our summer camps, and weekly sport lessons! 416-627-1092 www.tacsports.ca

 
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Archery 2 You

Archery is a highly inclusive activity that promotes self-esteem, increases focus and reduces stress. During our summer camps, participants will learn the basics of archery and practice their developing skills. They will build a PVC bow, play nerf wars, archery tag, soccer, have an archery competition and a “Survivor” day.

Website: www.Archery2You.ca

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