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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 Overnight and General Day 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 OVERNIGHT and GENERAL DAY CAMPS Guide including several traditional overnight camps and lots of different general day camps that feature a wide variety of fun activities.

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Toronto Zoo

Join us for the "WILDEST" time in Toronto. Connect with nature at Zoo Camp, a unique opportunity to explore wildlife from around the world. A variety of themes are offered unique to the Zoo setting including baby animals, careers, adaptations, and more! Adventures include indoor/outdoor activities, behind-the-scenes opportunities, games and FUN!

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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!


Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Summer Day Camps

50+ YMCA Summer Day Camp locations to choose from! Over 60+ programs, for children & youth ages 4 – 16 years, ranging from arts to science, sports, outdoor adventure, swimming lessons and more. All programs are led by highly trained, engaging, and energetic staff.

Busing and Extended Hours are available at many locations.


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, out trips, dodgeball, nature, performing arts, dance, multimedia, science, counsellor in training, leadership, art, and fitness. And don’t miss Ajax Playgrounds – a summer tradition FREE to Ajax residents!

Visit or call 905-427-8811 for detailed information.


Earthbound Kids

Earthbound Kids connects children to natural fun in the safe and scenic setting of our tree farm. Our day camps (ages 4-15) allow kids to explore and learn as they play with bugs, grow food and get messy while also having fun doing things like horseback riding, swimming, sports, ziplining, archery and more.

Earthbound Kids' programs include:
Camp Treetop: multi-activity programs
Saddle Camp: for horse lovers riding for the first time to more experienced junior riders
Good Sports: multi-sport programs
Farm and Wildlife: for children who are keenly interested in care of and connection with animals
LEAP LIT/CIT: leadership programs instilling responsibility and confidence for young teens.
Meal Plans, Extended Care and Bussing (Markham, Toronto, North York, Pickering & Richmond Hill) available


Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue

Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue’s WILD summer camps are geared towards ages 5-9, 10-12 and 13-16. Our goal is to get youth reconnected with nature in a way that is both fun and engaging. Our camps are 100% outdoors, and 100% fun and interactive!

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City of Oshawa Day Camp

Create lasting summer memories at a city of Oshawa Day Camp. 28 camps for preschool to teens. Arts, Cheerleading, Hockey, Legendary, Scooter, Sports and Yoga Camps plus, many other specialty camps to choose from. There is something for everyone!

Register online at or visit for more information.


Camp Brimacombe

Don't miss out on these active day camps located right in Clarington in the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine! Camp Brimacombe campers will take part in exciting learning adventures in the great outdoors, all while developing new friendships and skills. Weekly-themed Day Camps offered on a weekly or daily basis for ages 4 to 12, running July through August.

4098 Durham Road 9
Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0


City of Pickering

Summer will be here before you know it and your kids want to come to camp! We’ve got a ton of choices and can’t wait to play! There’s mini camp samplers for the little ones and 9 full weeks of fantastic fun, adventure, arts, dance, drama, sports, games, and more for kids age 4 and up. Free busing is available for most camps and extended hours for parents who may need a little more time.

Be sure to check out our summer camp guide for complete camp listings and also for youth leadership options this summer.


Summer Camp Wednesdays

Join us for our GLAMP 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 4 pm includes a Theme based craft, 2 spa services, pizza lunch with drinks, glamspiration booster and physical activity session. Camp is for ages 5 & up and is $69 per friend plus h.s.t. or 2 friends for $125 plus h.s.t. Select your closest location to book your summer camp day online.

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WindReach Farm’s Acres of Fun Summer Day Camp

WindReach Farm’s Acres of Fun Summer day camp is an inclusive program for ages 6 to 13 with and without special needs. Campers will enjoy a wide range of activities including: animal interaction, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, building friendships, and acres of fun!

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Toronto Kidz Summer Camp

At Toronto Kidz Summer Camp campers have a fun time filled with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Weekly themes include Dinosaurs, Space & Planets, Animals & Nature and many more! Field trips to local parks and Toronto’s main attractions – ROM, Ripley’s Aquarium, Casa Loma, etc. – keep our campers busy and engaged. Sign up for one of our 3 locations in the city of Toronto.


Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp

Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp provides a safe and enriching environment for youths and children age 6-12 to participate in healthy developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences. Our summer camp focus on having fun while learning, building self-esteem, self-confidence, awareness of self, self-development, social skills and life skills through weekly themed activities; with an end of the week field trip. Phenomenal Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp is engaging, active and focused on giving your camper a summer retreat they won’t soon forget.

Visit our website for further details.




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 located in beautiful Temagami, ON. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy over 30 activities on a challenge-by-choice basis. 1 and 2 week introductory sessions available. Our Staff to camper ratio is 1:3.

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TAC “Overnight in the City” Camp

Introducing the TAC “Overnight in the City” Camp located at the beautiful Tyndale Campus (ages 9-13). The perfect chance for children to gain valuable independence, responsibility and top-notch sports skills. Experience professional coaching and development in either soccer or basketball. Train like a Pro, live like a Pro and feel like a Pro!


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.

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Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen’s University

ESU has connected students in grades 7 to 12 with challenging and inspiring academics alongside the dynamic learning and living environment of university life. Providing an inclusive and an unmatched mix of opportunities, ESU makes an unmistakable difference: nurturing curiosity, fostering development, and enriching the potential of all students.


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! 416 766 7124


Island Summer Camp

Island Summer Camp is an overnight adventure for kids between the ages of 9-13.Our staff of experienced outdoor educators offer a fun week of biking, hiking, survival skills, art, and more to kids near and far. Join us in exploring the natural world of the Toronto Islands.