Physical fun in the summer sun

It may be hard to believe after this year’s seemingly endless winter, but summer is coming. That’s right. Bye-bye polar vortex, hello pool parties.

The only thing standing in your way is knowing what to do with the kids when school is over.

Not to worry. We’ve rounded up the best fitness-oriented summer programs across Canada. Whether you’re looking for long or short, day or overnight, multi-sport and even leadership, we’ve got you covered. These camps will keep your kids busy, active, happy, and tired enough to let you parents enjoy one of summer’s best gifts: hammock time.

Click on a link below to go directly to your province.

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan

Alberta

Calgary

Camp: AIM HIGH Youth Football Camps
Info: Offering 30 hours of comprehensive football training, your kids aged 10-16 will learn it all, in a camp that prides itself on competitive fun. All equipment will be provided, and kids will receive progress reports and be encouraged through positive reinforcement and a focus on good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Dates: July 14-18
Cost: $475

Camp: Stryker Sports – Camps
Info: Stryker Sports Volleyball Camps emphasize the fun in fundamentals, encouraging girls and boys to be the best they can be, on and off the court. Grades 1-10. Half-day mornings or afternoon. Also check out their Basketball Camps.
Dates: July-August
Cost: Varies by program and age

Camp: University of Calgary – Dinos Soccer Development Camps
Info: Kids 5 and up will be able to better their soccer skills through coaching by current and former Dinos soccer players, learning offensive and defensive technique, ball mastery, and game strategy. 9am-4pm. Also look into University of Calgary’s basketball and football camps.
Dates: July-August
Cost: $245/week session, though price varies by program and age

Camp: Trojans Summer Sport Camps
Info: Trojan summer sports camps offer your girls and boys the chance to improve their volleyball and basketball skills — as well as training and conditioning — using first-class facilities, and emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship, fun, and team play. Score!
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program and age

Camp: Winsport Canada – Summer Camps
Info: Zipline, bobsleds, roller luge, ski jumping — these are just some of the features offered if you sign your kids up for Winsport’s summer camps, which offer kids aged 4-14 the opportunity to learn their physical fitness basics, develop their love for the outdoors, and socialize and do a variety of sports. Check out the new Bikes and Blades program which combines the love of hockey with the skills of mountain biking!
Dates: June 30-July 4 for sports camps; Bikes and Blades runs in August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Talisman Centre – Summer Sport Camps
Info: Whether you want full or half-day, sport-specific (water polo, triathlon, badminton, diving, and many more) or you like multi-sport, there is something for all kids aged 6-14. Talisman focuses on co-operation and team-building in a fun, safe environment, and even offers FREE pre and post-care from 7:30-8:30am, and 4:30-5:30pm. Register now!
Dates: July 2-August 29
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: City of Calgary – Day Camps
Info: Swimming, sports, gymnastics, crafts, and many, many more activities for children aged 4-12. Something for everyone, check it out now!
Dates: July-August
Cost: Varies by program

We’ve chosen to highlight just a few Calgary programs, but if you have questions about any others, Sport Calgary has the answers. This organization’s website is the ultimate resource for parents and children, sports experts and beginners, and those just wanting to know more about living an active, healthy life. Be sure to check out one of their most exciting events: the June 21 All Sport One Day discovery session. It gives kids aged 6-12 a chance to try, for free, almost any sport you can think of, from basketball to soccer and beyond.

Edmonton

Camp: The Kings University College – Volleyball Camp
Info: Kings University College doesn’t just want your kids to be better volleyball players; they want them to emerge from camp better people, too. With that in mind, not only do they study technique to better develop skills, they focus equally on confidence under pressure, goal setting, mental toughness, leadership, and self-discipline.
Dates: July 21-31 for ages 11-16; August 4-8 for ages 14-18
Cost: $535/overnight; $485/extended day

Camp: MacEwan University – Junior Griffins Sport Camps
Info: Score your children the opportunity to develop their basketball skills at Junior Griffins summer camps. Available for kids aged 11-17 and run by McEwan University coaches and athletes, they’ll learn about sport psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, and, of course, all fundamental basketball skills. Be sure to check out other camps like multi-sport and triathlon. Something for everyone.
Dates: July-August
Cost: $250/session

Camp: University of Alberta – Summer Sport and Activity Camps
Info: University of Alberta has so many amazing selections for your kids it would be hard to choose just one, and you don’t have to. Courses are offered at different times so if you have a swimmer who is also part monkey, consider the Aqua Rocks combo. A kid who loves all sports, try the Build your own Sport Camp. There’s also basketball/volleyball Fun and Fitness combo, and Camp 4 Fun, which offers almost every sport, including swimming. Don’t miss their gymnastics and climbing class, and even an Olympics camp!
Dates: July-August
Cost: $150-$255, varies by program

Camp: Ortona Gymnastics – Summer Camps
Info: Whether you have active tots, busy kids, or energized teens, Ortona Gymnastics has a program for your children. Kindergym (3-5) gets your little ones jumping, rolling, running, and having all kinds of gym fun; Summer Gymnastics camps for kids 6 and up engage through artistic, rhythmic and trampoline activities; lucky children 9-14 can check out Team/Extreme sports camps which combine high-octane sports like dodgeball with Circus and Trampoline’s daring challenges.
Dates: July-August; different schedule for Kindergym, Team/Extreme and Gymnastics Camps
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: City of Edmonton – Camps
Info: Make new friends, learn new skills, and have a blast at City of Edmonton daycamps! There are daycamps to suit anyone aged 3.5 and up. Explore the river valley, try a new sport, discover your creative side, or experience life as a pioneer.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Summer Camps
Info: Looking for camps for the body and spirit? Whether its girls’ G-Force, which challenges girls physically and promotes self-esteem, or their badminton, volleyball, dance, boys fitness or multi-sport options, you can rest assured your kids will benefit and have a blast, too.
Dates: July /August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Edmonton Sports Camps
Info: Basketball lovers 6-14+ will love these camps that teach kids to reach for their hoop dreams at the elementary, junior, and senior levels. Boasting a low student-to-instructor ratio, this basketball camp comes at a low price for big rewards: happy, active kids.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA

Camp: YMCA of Northern Alberta (Summer Day Camps brochure)
Info: It’s fun to go to the YMCA Camps, where an emphasis on physical activity, learning, and making new friends is achieved through swimming, multiple games, and sports. Camps for young and older kids, offering everything from Lil Sportsters to Youth Fitness and Sport and Counsellour in Training programs. Locations vary.
Dates: Offered throughout summer
Cost: Varies by membership and program

British Columbia

Province-wide

Camp: Xplore Sportz
Info: No matter what B.C. city you live in, keep your kids active and entertained through Xplore Sportz, run by B.C. Pacific Sports Centres. Rugby, dragonboat, kayaking, lacrosse; certified coaches will introduce your kids to these and a host of other sports, all while teaching them about Olympic values, sport and physical activity. See your individual centre for more information on dates and cost.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Prince George

Camp: Prince George Youth Soccer Association
Info: The Mike Norris Goalkeeping Clinic is open to all players aged 10-18 years, and will introduce players to basic goalkeeping techniques. All sessions will be lead by UBC’s Goalkeeping Coach and England’s former national player, Mike Norris, who will help participants develop and increase their understanding and confidence in being a goalkeeper. Ask about additional camps, too.
Dates: July 28-August 1
Cost: Varies by program

Surrey

Camp: I AM Game
Info: For children aged 6–9 and 10–12, the I AM Game camps provide opportunities for kids to develop fundamental movement and sport skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of participation in sport and physical activity. These one-week camps offered across Surrey  foster social skills, increase sport-readiness, and promote positive values including respect, fair play, teamwork, leadership, diversity, and inclusion through games and active play.
Dates: Running throughout July and August
Cost: Varies by program

Vancouver

Camp: Pedalheads
Info: An exceptional bike camp for kids (also available in Alberta and Ontario).
Dates: Running all summer
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Olympic Multi-Sport 2014
Info: Dynamic Dan Olympic Multi-Sport camps give kids K-Grade 8 the chance to improve their co-ordination, have fun and do sports like basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, along with minor games and relays. Older kids can also take advantage of their Future Smart motivational and creative success camps, which focus on leadership, confidence, and goal-setting. All camps including their new Stage stars camp, and specialty basketball and volleyball camps believe in the importance of team spirit! See above link to find out more.
Dates: July 14-18 and 21-25; August 11-22
Cost: $175/5 sessions

Camp: Jump Gymnastics Summer Camps
Info: Specifically designed to help children develop individual physical potential, Jump summer camps offer full and half-day camps that will focus on teaching children 3-8 how to explore movement, enhance balance, agility, and coordination, and have a great time learning! Activities include gym time, outings to parks, visits with Paralympic athletes and other motivational speakers, dance parties, arts and crafts, healthy cooking, scavenger hunts, gardening and more. This year offering a twice-weekly summer intensive program for children 4-7 that are looking to be challenged.
Dates: June 30-August 29
Cost: half-day: $45/morning; full-day: $65/day or $275/week

Camp: Vancouver All-Stars Baseball Camp
Info: Get ready for a summer camp that hits it out of the park, with Vancouver All-Stars Baseball camps for ages 6-12. Leadership, goal setting, co-operation, and teamwork are part of their fundamental approach to teaching everything from field hitting to base running to throwing and pitching.
Dates: June 23-August 29
Cost: $280 plus HST for non-returning members; returning players and additional weeks $252 plus HST; $175 for half-day option

Camp: Core Concepts Wellness – Youth Training and Sports Camps
Info: Whether your child excels at ice, grass or court sports, or loves them all, Core Concepts believes in building the complete child athlete. Boys and girls aged 10-13 will participate in games, drills and skill-teaching that helps them earn and appreciate their success in sport, and in life.
Dates: July 7-25, 9am-10:30am
Cost: $99 per week

Camp: Richmond Olympic Oval – Volleyball Camps & Clinics
Info: Younger and older volleyball players have the chance to perfect their skills on the courts at Richmond Olympic Oval’s summer camps. Generate (ages 9-11), Accelerate (ages 11-13), Accelerate 2 (ages 14-16) and Dominate (ages 14-18).
Dates: July/August; see registration for varying camps
Cost: Generate: $165 non-members, $150 for members; Accelerate: $175 non-members, $158 for members; Accelerate 2: $180 for non-members, $165 for members; Dominate: $375 for non-members, $335 for members

Camp: UBC Summer Camps
Info: Dancing, fencing, golf, field hockey, martial arts, outdoor adventures, track and field, fitness, adrenaline junkies, biking, and multi-sport are just some of the amazing options for your kids! See above link for all info. Registration begins April 1.
Dates: June 30-August 22
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Simon Frasier University Sport Camps
Info: If your kids are sports nuts, look no further! SFU summer sport camps range from multi-sport to specialty sport camps and offer everything from badminton to wrestling, to golf and track. Half to full-day for your kids aged 6-17.
Dates: July-August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Summer at St. George’s
Info: Give your kids the taste of overnight camp without travelling far, at St. George’s camps for kids of all ages, which feature sports camps (tennis, soccer, rugby), outdoor adventure (hike, bike, canoe, skimboarding, rowing) and so much more! Of note is GirlFit camp which uses yoga, pilates, games, strength training, and overall fitness and nutrition education to encourage a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Dates: July 1-August 12
Cost: Varies by program

Victoria

Camp: Victoria City Rowing Club – Youth Summer Rowing Camp
Info: A great way to get your kids outside and using their upper body, Victoria City Rowing Club offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced programs that offer kids the chance to develop their rowing skills. Sculling boats, basic movement, oar grip, and flexibility are taught, and there are additional fun games and activities offered to improve balance and other key skills.
Dates: June 30 -August 29
Cost: $135-$225/for 5 sessions, varies by program

Camp: Vikes Athletics and Recreation – Camps
Info: University of Victoria is making your life and your child’s better, with camps offering basketball, racquet games, run, jump, throw, elite and junior soccer, as well as multi-sport offerings. Register today, space is limited for some camps.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence – Camps
Info: Offering over 17 challenging, fun, and physically-oriented camps, the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence has you covered. Golf, tennis, soccer, volleyball, rugby, basketball, sport, and science — you name it, PISE has it. Particularly noteworthy are Sporty Girls Move, tailor made for indoor and outdoor sports enthusiasts, and Healthy Girls Move, which combines traditional sports with pilates, spin, and yoga, and teaches nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Also great is the younger-focused All Sorts of Sports, which will truly help kids (ages 3-5) develop their physical literacy fundamentals, such as balance, co-ordination, throwing, kicking, speed, and more. Finally, there’s even a Cricket Camp, as well as High Performance 101 for older teens looking to challenge themselves. Register now before these amazing camps get filled up!
Dates: June 30-August 29
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria
Info: Kids aged 5-12 benefit from 98 acres of forest, and options that include rock climbing, fort building, swimming, ropes, and more. Teamwork and fun are stressed at all Boys/Girls club camps. Also check out their Urban Adventure Camps!
Dates: July 7-August 15
Cost: $200/5-day week

Camp: Victoria Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
Info: At Rhythmic, it’s not just about grace and technique. Athletic skills are taught at the competitive and beginning levels, but camps stress a love of performance, the opportunity for kids to set their own individual goals, and the fostering of self-esteem and confidence.
Dates: August 5-30
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Cabri Creative Dance
Info: Children ages 4+ enjoy creative dance, while also learning about music and art in a program that focuses on overall child development, along with a love of the arts and the world around them.
Dates: July/August
Cost: TBA

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Camp: Rising Star Academy of Arts – Summer Camps
Info: Shall we dance? Indeed, the options for kids aged 3-11 are endless, with opportunities to stay active and happy while discovering creative movement.
Dates: August 5-29, different dates for each camp
Cost: From $72-$200/week, depending on which class chosen

Camp: 17 Wing Winnipeg Community Gateway – Summer Sports Camps
Info: Rookies aged 5-8 and Varsity campers, aged 9-12 have amazing sporty options available. Dodgeball and disc games, soccer and softball, track and field, eco adventures, climbing, and the awesome Amazing Race camps full of exciting challenges.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Canadian Mennonite University – Blazer Athletics Sports Camps
Info: Dig-it Volleyball, Golden Boot Soccer Camp, and Ballin’ Basketball half-day camps are offered for kids in Grades 5-10 who want to learn how to play the games, make friends, and benefit from experienced and enthusiastic coaches.
Dates: August 11-22, dates vary per sports camp
Cost: $110/week

Camp: Jonathan Toews Community Centre – Summer Sports Camps
Info: Boys and girls aged 6-14 have the chance to learn from the best, have fun, and develop their skills in a variety of camps. Steve Nash Basketball camp, Optimal Performance Girls Powerskating and Hockey Skills, there’s something for everyone! Find out more, spots filling up fast!
Dates: July 14-August 29
Cost: $220-$350, varies by program

Camp: University of Manitoba – Mini-U Summer Programs
Info: Your kids can experience all the benefits of University of Manitoba’s top-notch facilities while having fun and learning about a variety of sports. Multi-sport, Dance, Leadership training, available for children aged 4-16.
Dates: June 30-August 29
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: University of Winnipeg – Wesmen Summer Sport Camps
Info: Multi-sport, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling­­ — Wesmen Sport Camps have it all. Be sure to check out the link above for more information on these great active camps!
Dates: July 2-August 29, with Multi-Sport not beginning until July 14
Cost: $200/full day, with some variance amongst specialty camps

New Brunswick

Fredericton

Camp: YMCA of Fredericton – Summer Camps
Info: So many different sports to choose from, like basketball, soccer, gymnastics, dodgeball, and even skateboarding, amongst others.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA

Camp: University of New Brunswick – Varsity Reds Athletics
Info: Its not just hockey your kids will be playing, but also swimming and recreational games designed to keep them moving and challenged. Find out more online!
Dates: July 20-August 15
Cost: $125-$300, varies by program

Camp: Kingswood Summer Camps
Info: Kingswood Park Entertainment centre is well known for their golf, but there’s a lot more on offer in their summer camps, which provide kids 4-12 with the opportunity to do gymnastics (arena contains rings, tumbling mat, trampolines, etc.), laser tag, archery, Ultimate Frisbee, water sports, even bowling. Not enough? They also offer a leadership program for kids 13-15. Early drop-off available. Register now!
Dates: June 23-Aug. 29
Cost: $199/week; $49/daily (reduced price for siblings)

Camp: Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Info: If your kids aged 9 and up are looking to extend their dance skills, look no further than this summer dance intensive camp that teaches ballet and modern, and also lessons in theatrical expression, hip-hop and more. For those kids 7-14 who are light on their feet in a different way, they can run away to the circus camp. They’ll learn acrobatics, juggling, balancing, and all exciting circus skills. Spaces fill up fast for both camps so register today!
Dates: Dance Camp, June 23-27; Circus Camp, July 14-18
Cost: $200/week

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s

Camp: Alive Adventures – Summer Camps
Info: The name of the camp says it all about this inspired overnight camp that also offers day camps for little ones. Junior Discovery, Warrior, Girls Goddess, and Leadership camps offer your kids aged 6-15 the opportunity to swim, canoe, kayak, hike, learn wilderness survival skills, do yoga, build confidence, and experience all nature has to offer.
Dates: June-August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: The Little Gym of St John’s
Info: Morning and afternoon camps available for kids aged 3-8, and 6-12. Though the camp for older kids will be more skill-oriented, all camps focus on learning the elements of gymnastics through fun, energetic activities and games.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA

Camp: Max Athletics Camp
Info: So many exciting options to choose from at Max Summer camps, whether its Camp Max, their multi-sport/recreational option, or sport-specific camps like Dance (Intensive, Princess and even Circus), Volleyball or Basketball, you know your kids will be having fun and staying fit!
Dates: June-August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Wallnuts Climbing Centre
Info: Half-day morning or afternoon camp that offers instructional fun in bouldering, slack-lining, top-rope, repelling, and active games for your kids aged 7-18. Registration not available yet, but fills up fast, so call now to be put on their waiting list!
Dates: July-August
Cost: $105 plus HST

Camp: Suncor Energy Fluvarium – Summer Nature Camps
Info: Whether it’s in Discovery Camp (ages 6-8) or Adventure Camp (8-11), your kids will benefit from wilderness hikes, swimming, fishing, and general opportunities to enjoy nature and learn all about protecting and appreciating the environment. Registration and more information available April 28.
Dates: TBA
Cost: $180

Nova Scotia

Antigonish

Camp: St. Francis Xavier University – Summer Camps
Info: Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Athletic Development Camps are offered to your kids aged 7-16. Learn from the best and have fun. There’s even a Women’s Hockey Camp.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Halifax

Want to find boating camps, sport camps, amazing race camps, and all sorts of great active options? Be sure to check for all your summer camp information at the Halifax Regional Municipality website.

Camp: Mambec Martial Arts – Summer Camp
Info: Here’s a program that eliminates the competition. Send your kids to Mambec and they will learn valuable life skills as well as martial arts training and self-protection techniques. Nine weeks of daily swimming, outdoor activities, and expert teachers make this a fun and educational option for your kids aged 4-12.
Dates: July 2-August 29
Cost: $135.95/week, plus tax

Camp: Creative Kids Education Centre – Summer Camps
Info: You name the activity, this camp has it: from fishing to mountain biking, multi-sport to dodgeball, along with soccer, dance, and even laser tag. Ages 4-12.
Dates: July through August
Cost: $150/full week program

Camp: Atlantic Cirque School of Circus Arts – Summer Camps
Info: Kids going stir crazy? Send in the clowns. Kids can register for one week or do multiple sessions at this circus camp where they’ll learn trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, aerial apparatus, and more.
Dates: June 30-July 4; July 7-11, July 14-18, July 21-25; August 4-8, August 11-15, August 18-22 (aged 7-12)
Cost: $275/week, plus tax

Camp: Saint Mary’s University – Jr. Huskies Camps
Info: There are three types of camps offered. The first offered for one week in July is for kids aged to 6-11 and gets them learning and excited about the fundamental skills of volleyball. The second is positional, offered in August, evenings only for kids 13-18. The third is an extension of the first camp, additionally offering lessons in strength training, sports taping, and nutrition, with performance evaluations given so campers will be able to see their skill progression. Also be sure to check out Huskies Basketball, Football, and Soccer camps.
Dates: July 2-5; August 5-8; August 19-30
Cost: Camp 1 is $125; Camp 2, $30/day; Camp 3 is $200/week or $350/both weeks

Camp: Ross Creek Centre for the Arts – Dance Summer Dance
Info: Think your kid is the next Baryshnikov or Kain? Enroll them in this highly challenging overnight dance academy, with small class sizes and attentive, supportive teachers. Combining education in modern dance and ballet. Other dance and arts camps available for less experienced dancers.
Dates: August 17-29
Cost: $1000 plus HST, including accommodation and food

Camp: Dalhousie University – Summer Camps
Info: Challenging, fun, and exciting recreational camps for boys and girls aged 4-17, offering a variety of sports, including badminton, swimming, soccer, basketball, field lacrosse, and climbing.
Dates: July through August
Cost: Varies by program

Ontario

Kingston

Camp: 1000 Islands Kayaking – Discovery Program
Info: Not far from Kingston, with two locations in either Gananoque or Brockville. Children age 8-11 play in kayaks and learn about boat control, how to rescue themselves and others, and proper use of safety equipment. They also have the opportunity to view some amazing wildlife and learn a little about the local ecology. Plus plenty of opportunities for hiking, swimming, group games and actively exploring National Park Islands and Historic Sites of the Rideau Canal!
Dates: August
Cost: $265 plus tax

Camp: Queen’s University – Summer Camps
Info: There’s a reason Queens is considered one of the top schools, and their approach to summer is similarly smart, offering a range of options for kids of all ages. Sports camp, Active Fundamental Camp, Volleyball and Basketball, Just for Fish swimming camp, Field sports camp. So many options, so much fun!
Dates: July 5-August 30
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Trillium Gymnastics Camp
Info: Gymnastics, trips to the pool, trampoline, games, and lots of outdoor fun make this camp a must for your aspiring athlete.
Dates: July-August
Cost: $255/week; $55/day for full-day; $160/week; $35/day for half-day camp

Camp: Kingston Impact – Summer Camps/Programs
Info: Shooting competitions, hustle challenges, daily 5-on-5 scrimmages, as well as learning the basics, such as dribbling, footwork, ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and more.
Dates: July 9-20
Cost: $149

Camp: Kingston Memorial Centre – Sports of all Sorts
Info: Kids aged 6-12 can try tennis, golf, soccer, baseball, capture the flag and more! Daily swimming instruction also featured. Check out Kingston Memorial Centre Complex for more info.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA

Camp: Wall and Waves Camp
Info: Offered at the Boiler Room Climbing gym (and Kingston memorial complex), this awesome camp offers a climbing wall, gymnastics, aqua park, and so much more. Available at beginning to advanced levels for kids aged 6-12.
Dates: June 30-August 29
Cost: TBA

London

Camp: Brescia University College – Girls LEAD London
Info: Teach your girls how to be strong, confident, and successful with this program available for girls Grades 3-8 that helps develop empathy, self-esteem, and assertive communications, and allows children to recognize individual strengths and talents. Enroll now!
Dates: June 30-August 22
Cost: $460/2 weeks

Camp: London Ramblers Basketball
Info: Whether your kids Grades 2-8 are just starting to dribble or are elite players, London Ramblers offers a basketball program tailor made to develop skills, work as a team, and have fun.
Dates: July 7-11
Cost: $200

Camp: London Junior Golf Camps
Info: Junior golf camp gives kids the tools they need to play happily for years to come, teaching them proper grip, stance, basic swing mechanics, rules and etiquette. If you’re a golfer, too, take them up on their free offer to Take a Kid to the Course Week, July 8-14.
Dates: Available in 4-day sessions July 2-25
Cost: $99, residents; $104 for non-residents

Camp: North London Dance Centre – Non-Competitive Dance Classes
Info: Develop a dancer’s confidence, musicality, and co-ordination while practicing ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and more. Experienced and beginning dancers will love it. North London Dance also offers mini-sessions (45 minutes-1 hour) in July and August. Adult classes, in case you want to twirl, too.
Dates: July 21-25 dance camp, diff. prices for mini-sessions
Cost: $140/Junior half-day, $220/full day; $260/Senior Intensive

Camp: Western Mustangs – Summer Camp
Info: Western University has it all. Programs range from multi-sport and racquet sports, to fencing, softball, track and field, aquatics, dance, basketball, rowing…and more!
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: City of London – Summer Day Camp
Info: Campers 5-12 will practice and play a variety of team sports with weekly themes such as soccer, flag football, basketball, lacrosse, and baseball, as well as individual sports such as tennis, squash, golf, swimming, and badminton. Emphasis on good sportsmanship and team play. Before and After camp care available.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA

Ottawa

Camp: Ottawa Athletic Club
Info: Whether you’re looking for multi-sport (aged 4-12), tennis (aged 6-13), golf (aged 5-13) or their brand new Karate camp (aged 5-13), Ottawa Athletic club has what your kids need to keep them having a blast while getting active with new friends.
Dates: June 23-August 29
Cost: $250 for members, $285 for non-members with some variance according to session

Camp: 5 Star Camps – Sports Adventure Camp
Info: Kids aged 5-12 will enjoy popular outdoor and indoor sports with co-operative and initiative games, team challenges, and a low ropes course. Also offering a shorter dance camp. See registration page for more info.
Dates: June 30-August 8
Cost: $300 plus tax/5-day week; $240 plus tax/4-day week

Camp: Carleton Athletics – Summer Camps
Info: Carlton University isn’t just known for their journalism program. Their popular summer camps offer everything from multi-sports to specific tennis, ringette, basketball, hockey, soccer, and even lifesaving camps.
Dates: June 30-August 29
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Above the Rim Basketball School – Basketball Day Camps
Info: Kids aged 7-15 learn fundamental basketball skills like shooting, ball handling, defense, and team play, all enhanced by drills and games, with swimming also offered at no extra cost.
Dates: July 15-August 2, varies by location
Cost: $109-$202/week, depending on location

Camp: Cheer Sport Sharks – Camps
Info: You’ll be cheering when your kids, aged 5+ come home eager to tell you all about their tumbling, jumping good time. More experienced campers can try Elite Camp or Tumbling. Available in Ottawa, Ancaster and Cambridge. Yay Cheershark!
Dates: July 21-25, August 18-22
Cost: $175 plus HST for day camp, price varies for more specialized camps

Camp: Dome Louis Riel
Info: Parents will love the variety of sports offered to kids aged 6-13, with everything from badminton to track and field, two swim sessions, basketball and beyond. This Multi-Sport camp offers full and half-day options. Early drop-off and late pick-up for an extra $40.
Dates: July 7-Aug. 22
Cost: $180/full-day, $160/half-day option, with lowered rates on 4-week plans

Camp: Funhaven Family Fun Centre
Info: Rainy day? Bored kids and parents? Look no further. Rock climbing, laser tag, jungle gym, a lazer maze, and bumper cars. There’s even a restaurant. Check out their great Family Pack promotion too!
Dates: All summer, from 9 am-10pm daily
Cost: Pay-to-play basis. See above for more info.

Toronto (GTA)

Be sure to check out some of our previously highlighted programs, like those offered by Harbourfront, Evergreen Brickworks, and the amazing Fitfix Jr, which even offers a Triathalon camp!

Camp: Olympia Sports Camp
Info: With over 90 sports and activities, Olympia has it all! Offering everything from dodgeball to water polo, rugby to wrestling, circus to windsurfing, and even a separate leadership camp, this overnight Muskoka camp makes sure kids from 6-19 are going to develop teamwork, build self-confidence, and have the time of their lives from expert coaches who care.
Dates: June 30-August 31
Cost: $830/1 week; $2,295/3 weeks – save $30 if you register before March 31

Camp: True North Climbing – Day Camp
Info: Is your child climbing the walls? Why not channel that energy with a camp that will teach your kids aged 7-12 how to challenge themselves and improve their climbing technique? They’ll learn how to stretch properly, work on boulder and slack line efficiency, and when they’re not climbing, a host of other sports, from soccer to volleyball; all designed to keep them active and happy.
Dates: July 2-August 30
Cost: $300 + HST for full week (if booked a week in advance), $350 (if booked later). Prices adjusted if booking only a 4-day week, or half-day option (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm).

Camp: Ryerson Recreation – Sports, Fitness & Fun Program
Info: Ryerson Recreation’s Sports, Fitness & Fun Program doesn’t just teach your child athletics or how to play sports like baseball, hockey, and volleyball. Ryerson also offers lessons on how to live a healthy active life. Their motto: everyone has fun; everyone learns. Ages 6-17.
Dates: July 2-August 22
Cost: $225-$415, varies by program

Camp: Just Bounce Trampoline Club
Info: Who doesn’t love a trampoline? Your kids aged 5-14 will be bouncing with glee as they learn from certified instructors, participate in circus activities, try sports at downsview park, do some arts and crafts, and enjoy excursions to the bowling alley. 9am-4pm, with extended care options.
Dates: July 7-August 29
Cost: 5-Day Week: $269.00 without GST (weeks 2-5, 7-9), 4-day week: $249.17 (weeks 1, 6) Just Bounce Annual Fee, $26.55 (covers all Just Bounce programs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; this includes Gymnastics Ontario Membership)

Camp: Mayfair Clubs
Info: With over 4 locations in Toronto, Mayfair Tennis club is a great option for all; do a little tennis and working out yourself when you drop off your kids aged 4- 17 to their tennis (Lakeshore, Parkway, and West) and squash camps (Lakeshore, Parkway), which also feature 1 hour of recreational swimming. Held from 9am-3:45pm, with half-day options. Before and after care available.
Dates: Tennis: July 7-August 29; Squash: July 21-August 1 and August 11-August 22
Cost: 1 full day: $85; half day: $55. Register before June 15 and save on weekly prices!

Camp: Kettleby Valley Camp
Info: Looking for a camp that prizes self-reliance, independence, and teamwork? Look no further than beautiful Kettleby Valley. Offering archery, climbing walls, bouldering, ropes courses, canoeing, and more, and just 15 minutes from Vaughn, Newmarket, Aurora, Woodbridge, Maple, and Thorn Hill. Day and overnight camp options.
Dates: June 30-August 22
Cost: Day camp starts at $390/week, and includes hot lunch, bus transportation, and Red Cross swim instruction. For all fees and overnight prices, see above link.

Camp: Sportplay – Multi-sport Programs for Kids
Info: Got kids who won’t sit still? Sportplay Multi-sport camp is perfect. Kids aged 3-7 will enjoy the opportunity to play 8 different sports, develop their gross motor skills, and of course, have fun with their friends. Sportplay prides itself on creative, active, safe, and progressive learning. Offering full-day or half-day weeks, with locations all across Toronto.
Dates: July through August
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Lytton Park Tennis – Summer Sports Camps
Info: Lytton Park Tennis Sports Camps have thought of everything. Offering full and half day options in 4 locations across Toronto. Featuring a brand new leadership training program available for older kids, Lytton Park offers your kids aged 4-16 the opportunity to play tennis, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and so much more, and with locations that are as lovely to look at as they are to play on … especially on those extra-hot summer days. Lytton Park also stresses the fun in learning, knowing that kids will learn better and keep coming back if they have a great time. See for yourself with a FREE trial lesson available all year!
Dates: June 16-mid-August
Cost: Varies by program

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

Camp: Confederation Centre of the Arts – Summer Camps
Info: Kids 9 and older will practice ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dancing, as well as develop their confidence and technique in all forms of dance.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: University of Prince Edward Island – Panther Camps
Info: Featuring Sport Camps, Culinary Camps, Fun ‘N’ Fitness Camps, Creative & Artistic Camps, Pre-School Camps, and even a Mini-University Camp where kids can exercise their brains along with their bodies.
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Cari Complex Sports and Adventure Camp
Info: Do your kids like boating or water polo? How about synchronized swim or underwater hockey? Cari Complex has specific, ultimate sports, and multi-sport programs to engage your children preschool and older.
Dates: TBA
Cost: $147/week

Camp: Storybook Adventures – Horseback Riding Programs
Info: Are your kids interested in riding horseback? They’ll be taught vital skills like balance, stability, and comfort, learning at their own pace and having fun in the great outdoors. Register now.
Dates: All summer
Cost: $273/week, 5 riding lessons

Quebec

Montreal

Camp: Dirt Camp
Info: Offering dirt bike instruction, swim time, and even an English immersion benefit, too. Train your sons and daughters to be easy riders. Register now!
Dates: June 23-August 15
Cost: $345/week plus some equipment rentals

Camp: Laurus Summer Camp
Info: Laurus camp prides themselves on counselors who are mentors, and champion a healthy lifestyle that encompasses everything from sports and fitness, to nutrition, leadership skills, and independence. Soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, weight training, basketball, and many more options are on offer to your child aged 5-15.
Dates: June 23-August 15
Cost: $400-$1850, varies by program and number of weeks

Camp: Gym Gadbois
Info: This fabulous gymnastics camp has it all. Hours of jumping, twirling, leaping, swimming, outings, and outdoor co-operative games make this an ideal choice for your children aged 5-13.
Dates: June 30-August 15
Cost: $200/week, plus $10 for non-residents, and an extra $7 for daycare, if desired

Camp: Club de Judo Shidokan
Info: Let your child learn Judo, or improve it, in this camp that also offers lots of outdoor recreation and sports. Kids aged 6-12.
Dates: July 7-August 25
Cost: $160/week with daycare available at an additional $25.

Camp: Dynamix
Info: Offered at numerous locations around Quebec, Dynamix has numerous programs to challenge your kids, whether its treasure hunt camp or multi-action camp, Dynamix teaches your kids about healthy competition, self-sufficiency, sportsmanship, and how to lead an energized life through a unique program of co-operative games, challenges, and sports activities. Kids aged 5-12.
Dates: July 1-August 12, with some camps offering earlier sessions according to location
Cost: Varies by location

Camp: Athletic Community Centres (ACC) – Dorval Day Camp
Info: Dorval Day Camp is thrilled to have partnered up with Athletic Community Centres so they can offer their campers (aged 5-12) more than just the usual camp options; now kids can learn how to develop their physical literacy, improve sports skills, and start nurturing an appreciation for maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
Dates: June 25-August 23
Cost: $170-$195, varies by program and age

Camp: McGill Sports Camps
Info: Kids aged 6-15 benefit from McGill University’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities as they learn all about how to be co-operative team players, enjoying aquatics, outdoor activities, basketball, hockey and more.
Dates: June 23-August 15
Cost: $255/week

Camp: Champions Day Camp
Info: Basketball to obstacle courses, dodgeball to dance, swimming, arts and more, Champions Day camp will keep your kids aged 3-14 happy, active and busy!
Dates: June 30-August 22
Cost: $540/2 weeks – $2160/8 weeks

Saskatchewan

Regina

Camp: Girls in the Game – Sport and Self-Esteem Camps
Info: It’s great to see an organization that champions female athleticism. Girls in the Game offers a structured golf camp for girls aged 7-12 taught by Canadian PGA instructors on golfing fundamentals like swing, grip, short game, driving range instruction, as well as rules and etiquette. Their multi-sport sport and self-esteem camp allows girls aged 5-12 to be active and engaged in sports and skill development, as well as educated about nutrition and body image, media awareness, healthy friendships, and self-confidence.
Dates: Check dates for each location/camp
Cost: $200-$250/week

Camp: University of Regina – Summer Sports School
Info: Kids aged 4 and 5 will enjoy the Summer Sports school morning program, where they will have a chance to try balloon badminton, beach volleyball, scavenger hunts and wonder walks, as well as other sports using junior equipment. Older kids (6-12) can discover archery, field hockey, lacrosse, and kin ball activities. Morning or afternoon options (afternoon offers swim) available. Be sure to check out their Active Arts camps, too.
Dates: July 2-August 30
Cost: $160-$200, depending on week

Camp: Wascana Racing Canoe Club – Youth Programs
Info: Is there anything better than being out in the water on a sunny day? Kids aged 9-14 develop overall fitness and outdoor appreciation while learning how to canoe and kayak. Half-day morning and afternoon options. Before camp starts, for the month of June, kids aged 9-16 can come down to the boathouse and try out canoe/kayak free of charge, 4:30pm-6pm.
Dates: July 7-August 8
Cost: $130/session

Camp: Ginga Futebol Academy
Info: Kids totally booked up during the day but wired at night? Why not sign them up for soccer camp at night? Courses focus on fundamental skill building in a non-competitive environment. Beginners and experienced players benefit from low player-to-coach ratios, and one-on-one coaching targeted to strengths and goals. At Ginga its all about the love of the game!
Dates: Varies
Cost: Varies by program

Camp: Queen City Kinsmen Gymnastics Club
Info: Offering FREE early drop-off and late pick-up, this gymnastic facility will keep your kids active, jumping and happy for hours, developing their gymnastic skills and building their confidence.
Dates: July-August
Cost: $30-$60, plus Gym Saskatchewan Membership fee

Camp: Regina Hoop School – Basketball Camp
Info: It may only be a week, but if your kids love basketball this is a great program. Low student-to-teacher ratio and an emphasis on sportsmanship make this a perfect choice for kids Grades 1-9 to learn all about the fundamentals and improve their skills at basketball.
Dates: July 7-11
Cost: $180 if you register before May 31; $190 after

Camp: University of Saskatchewan – Huskies Sports Camps
Info: If you have kids aged 10-17, you’re going to want to check out the Huskie Sports Camps: soccer, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, football and more. Camps operate out of the Physical Activity Complex, a state-of-the-art facility offering a pool, 200m walking/ jogging track, climbing wall, and fitness room. Camps fill up fast!
Dates: July 21-August 29
Cost: Varies by program

2 responses to “Physical fun in the summer sun

  1. This is awesome! I wish you had posted this back in February though when registration started. I’ve already booked all my camps for this summer! Something to think about next year. 😉

    1. As you can imagine, Roshell, it’s quite the effort to put together a list of cross-Canada opportunities. And while some communities and organizations start registration for summer camps early in the year, most didn’t have their program information finalized until the end of March. But we’ll aim to work a bit ahead next year.

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