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Summer Camp Guide for local families: GENERAL CAMP edition


It won't be long til school's out... so you might want to start planning your kid's summer activities. We have posted our popular 2016 Summer Camp Guide full of fabulous camps from across Durham Region and the GTA!

We have SO MANY awesome choices this year in our Summer Camp Guide that we decided to split the Guide up into three separate editions:

Sports Camps
General Camps
Arts & Science Camps

Below is our General Camps Guide, stay tuned this week for the other two to arrive in your inbox!


The City of Pickering offers summer camps for ages 3 to 15 years.

With a wide selection of choices, we are geared for children’s interests, and parent’s expectations.
Mini Pidaca and Summer Fun Camps keep kids busy, active and engaged, with theme weeks planned each session to keep each 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.

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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!


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.


Camp Terrainia

Camp Terrainia’s summer program allows children ages 4-12 to explore the great outdoors in an indoor setting. Cool Activities: Arts & Crafts, Indoor/Outdoor Activities, Drama, Sports Day, Jewelry & Beading, Cooking, Talent Show and much more. $125 per week including light morning/afternoon snacks from August 15th to 26th. Call 647-504-6744


NYQUEST "Family Camp" and "Dad & Me Camp"

NYQUEST "Family Camp" and "Dad & Me Camp" are one of a kind experiences and vacation opportunities that have something for every single member of the family. A weekend at either camp provides the chance to really bond with your family in a supportive, community-based environment. For more information, please visit:

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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, drama, 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.


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.


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 5 to 12. Counsellor-in-Training program for girls aged 13 to 16. $135 for members OR $160 for non-members. Locations in Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa.


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 or call 905-427-8811 for detailed information.

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Summer Glamp Camp

Join us for SUMMER GLAMP CAMP 2016 where children ages 5 to 13 years old will let creativity, imagination and positivity soar. Each day is a different theme and includes a take home craft, spa service, physical activity session & confidence booster activity. Select your closest Glama Gal location below and prepare your child for a summer filled with friendships, experiences and memories. You can select a whole week, individual days or even half days.


Cedar Heart Summer Camp

Judith Mann, B.Ed, RECE A summer of nature wonder and simple joys! A relaxing, small group at country home. Research states playing in nature builds creativity and resiliency. Ages 3-6. Organic garden foods. Near Hwy 7, 407, Brock Rd, Pickering

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Come enrich your French in one of our UNIQUE French camps for children age 4 to 14

Choose from Overnight French camps in Ontario to our French Day Camps in the GTA.

Several Overnight options from a Leadership weekend in June, to 1 - 4 weeks of Overnight Camp in Bracebridge in August.

French Day Camps: we have campuses located in Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham. We offer 3 day camps programs: Kinder programs for age 4 to 6 with no French experience AND for children in French immersion or Francophone schools we offer French Day Camps for ages 6 to 12 and CIT program for age 13 and 1

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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, Adventure, Hockey, Legendary, Scooter and Sports Camps plus, many other specialty camps to choose from. There is something for everyone! Register online at or visit 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:

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Create a lifetime of memories!

Register for our Co-Ed Summer Day Camp held July 4 to August 26. Children aged 4-12 will experience a fun-filled week with daily swimming, robotics, rock climbing and much more. Lunch and snacks included.

For more information or to register visit our website:

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Every day is a new adventure at YMCA Day Camps

YMCAGTA operates 43 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.



Ontario’s largest indoor aerial adventure park presents a unique, fun, interactive and immersive development program designed to introduce participants to real world problem solving and leadership skills and techniques.

The program includes 2 Sky Trekking sessions per day, unique team building, problem solving activities that will challenge and help the participants grow and develop.

Don’t just keep your child occupied this summer… let us help them grow.


Abilities Centre Summer Camp

The AC STAR Summer Camp provides children and youth with a variety of fun and unique experiences including sport activities, life skill development opportunities, dance/drama/music classes, arts and crafts, community outings, certified instructional guests, and team building activities. Our camp provides a welcoming environment that challenges each camper to think creatively, build friendships and strive to reach their personal best.


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