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School's out.. if you need help planning your kids' summer activities, here's our popular 2019 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous ARTS & SCIENCE camps from across Durham Region and the GTA!

We have SO MANY awesome choices this year in our Summer Camp Guide that we have split the Guide up into three separate editions:
Sports Camps
Overnight and General Day Camps
Arts & Science Camps

Below is our ARTS & SCIENCE Summer Camp Guide including a variety of camps such as French, STEM, Music, Art and Drama!!

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Lifetime Skills Academy

Lifetime Skills Academy is proud to offer a remarkable learning process, in Toronto and the GTA, by inspiring real-life challenges in the form of fun and exploratory classes on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Leadership & Public Speaking, and Financial Literacy, which contribute to the development of abilities, attitudes, and values in children and teenagers throughout their lives.

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How fun does a Comedy Camp sound?

Spend part of your summer at The Second City learning improv! Campers exercise their sense of play through improv games and exercises that are the foundation of The Second City’s unique brand of comedy. Our teachers will work with these young improvisers to help enhance their ability to communicate with others and develop confidence in their own creativity while working as part of an ensemble.

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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 2019 weekly themes & outings, and to register your child online.

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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!

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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 4 up to 14. A great confidence and skill-building experience!


Ceramics Canada Fired Arts Camp

Ceramics Canada offers school aged children the ultimate creative summer camp experience with our fired arts (and more) camp program. Full day by the week participants will experience pottery painting, hand building with clay, glass fusing, canvas and pottery wheel with clay. Camps run Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm with a cost of $65 for full day. Early start and late pick up available. Half days available while space available. Sign up for a full week of full days and prepay before June 1st to save $25.

Visit our website for full details:

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Rooks to Cooks Summer Cooking Day Camps

Hands-on, educational and fun! Rooks to Cooks offers unique, intensive Summer Cooking Day Camps for children, ages 6+. Kids learn to cook, but they also learn about nutrition, team-work, independence, problem-solving and so much more! Camps run June 24 - Aug. 30 at 12 locations across GTA.

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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

▪ 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

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ArtVenture Summer Camps

At the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Ages 5 to 15. 9 am to 4 pm. Extended care available.

A unique combination of spectacular grounds and a world-famous art collection, the McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children’s art camps. Each camp includes gallery viewing, outdoor activities and in-studio artmaking. Campers will discover their own creative power and meet new friends while exploring the Art of Canada.

Limited spots available! Register today at


Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Ganaraska invites you to join them at Nature Nuts Summer Camp! Choose from 8 weeks of fun, including the 2-week Leader in Training camp and themed weeks such as Mad Scientist, Crafty by Nature, and Rockin’ Reptiles & Amazing Amphibians.

Call 905.885.8173 or visit and look for the squirrel!

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Museum Minecraft Camp

Museum Minecraft Camps turn the famous computer game from virtual to real! Campers will embark on quests and make-believe adventures. They will express themselves creatively, solve puzzles, explore the great outdoors, and most importantly, have fun. Each week includes the opportunity to swim. Our Museum camps are inclusive, safe, educational, enriching, and may cause excessive smiling!”


Station Gallery

Kids will ignite their creativity at Station Gallery this summer with art camps for ages 6-15. Kids will be engaged and inspired with new and exciting art projects and outdoor activities each week! Campers age six to twelve can choose between two themes; Art Marketplace – a creative look at the art found all around us, and Time Travel – a look into the art of the past from around the world. Campers ages twelve to fifteen can take part in our Youth Art Camp and explore a wide range of amazing art projects designed specifically for youth.

Visit our website for more information and to register:

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Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education Camps

Ontario Tech University Faculty of Education camps include LEGO® Robotics, coding and game design, STEAM/Makerspace. Focus is hands-on activities. A low camper to counsellor ratio ensures maximum involvement. Staff are qualified teachers and teacher candidates. Camp programs make use of high end science, engineering, computer equipment and technology. Daily outdoor activities.

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Winged Canvas Art Camp

Winged Canvas Art Camp for kids (5 – 14) combines endless creativity and innovative projects with a focus on skill building and art fundamentals. With different themes each week and full day, half day and drop-in options, there’s a camp that fits your family’s busy schedule. Plus, our Teen Intensive Art Camp (13 – 18) accelerates learning in a short period of time with one-on-one guidance from an artist mentor. Great for portfolio development.

Full details, prices and registration:



STEM Camp provides learning experiences through fun and engaging programming that encourages campers to explore their sense of wonder. Children aged 5 to 13 are introduced to hands-on STEM activities that promote discovery, reward curiosity, and leave children amazed at what they can do! Over 45 locations across Ontario!


Arts Unleashed 100% Kid-Created Confidence!

One week to create an original live play and your child is a lead writer, designer and star. Campers work together to create a story, design sets and props, choose costumes and rehearse for a week’s end performance!

Our camps focus on small groups, empowering children to find their voice and believe in themselves through a unique Arts experience.

Creativity for a week. Confidence for life!

NEW LOCATION Opening July 1st!
376 Kingston Rd. Unit 7

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STEM For Kids

Do not let your kid miss out. Let them get the breadth of STEM experience this Summer with STEM For Kids. Register for SUMMER CAMPS/ SUMMER CLASSES in Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa and Whitby. Full day camps as low as $240 CAD and half day camps/ Summer Classes as low as $120 CAD. We offer exciting programs for kids from SK all the way to Grade 10. We offer programs like Robotics, Introduction to computer science and Coding, Game Making, Biomedical Engineering, Python Programming, Virtual Reality Game Making, Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering... etc.

Website: or Call 647 390 7836

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Active Scholars

Active Scholars is a summer camp for children ages 7-13 years of age that want a unique camp experience that incorporates S.T.E.M and Sport (basketball and soccer). This amazing camp is 'Where Sports Meets Education'; children are given the opportunity to learn, create, compete and have fun while immersing in both physical and mental activities.

Check out for weekly details and to register in Ajax, Toronto or Guelph. Active Scholars is teacher owned and operated.



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Art With A Heart

Our Expressive Arts Day Camp focuses on mindful approaches to programming to promote connection and individual expression. We play fun games, we get creative with different art forms, we visit our local community, and we create an inclusive, safe space where campers can learn more about themselves and others.