Camps that develop creativity

Challenge conventional thought and explore your creative potential

Creativity is:
• Interest and pleasure in exploring creative potential
• Tendency to see novel solutions to problems

At camp, Kavya Vaidyanath learned that “you don’t always have to follow the recipe.” Camp gives kids opportunities to think freely about problems in different contexts. Below the listings, learn more from campers like Kavya and experts like Rhea Deosoran, as they discuss the value of creativity, and how camps encourage this trait. Read more

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Genius Camp   

Mississauga; Downtown West, Toronto; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Program

The fastest growing STEM camp in Toronto and the GTA, offering programs in Robotics and AI, Coding, Programming, Advanced Math, Practical Science, 3D Printing and Modeling. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $99/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed996-150Mississauga, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, OntarioEducation: STEMGenius CampThe fastest growing STEM camp in Toronto and the GTA, offering programs in Robotics and AI, Coding, Programming, Advanced Math, Practical Science, 3D Printing and Modeling. Mississauga, Ontario, Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Ontario Virtual Program, Program Coed

Code-it Hacks   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2504-181Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Code-it HacksBlend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

MindKraft   

Oakville

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

After-school program and summer camps for robotics, coding, game development, 3D design and other STEM activities. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1506-142Oakville, OntarioComputer (multi)MindKraftAfter-school program and summer camps for robotics, coding, game development, 3D design and other STEM activities. Oakville, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
GTA Photography Classes : Camps   

Ottawa; Downtown East, Toronto; Illinois

  • Visual arts: Photo/Video
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Photography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $299/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed2998-173Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, Illinois, IllinoisVisual arts: Photo/VideoGTA Photography Classes : CampsPhotography & Video Camps for kids (8-12) & teens (13-18). Campers learn from award-winning photographers & apply their new skills on daily field trips. Give your child the BEST SUMMER EVER! Ottawa, Ontario, Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, Illinois, Illinois Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed

TechyKids   

Newmarket; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Program

A fun, interactive virtual after school / weekend program that teaches kids the basics of coding, web design, video editing + much more! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $65/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed658-164Newmarket, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) TechyKidsA fun, interactive virtual after school / weekend program that teaches kids the basics of coding, web design, video editing + much more! Newmarket, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Great Big Theatre Company   

Ontario (11); Online (1)

  • Arts : Theatre Arts
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder ! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $98/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed984-145Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Guelph, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London, OnlineArts : Theatre ArtsGreat Big Theatre CompanyCamps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder ! Mississauga, York Mills, Toronto, Oakville, Guelph, Hamilton, Whitby, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill, London, Online Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Wiz Kid Coding   

Brampton; Mississauga; Lawrence Park, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Innovative and Engaging Coding & STEM Enrichment Classes & Camps for children 4 - 14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-176Brampton, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMWiz Kid CodingInnovative and Engaging Coding & STEM Enrichment Classes & Camps for children 4 - 14. Brampton, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Now offered online, give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during Academic year and Summer holidays.  Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2752.5-147Don Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteNow offered online, give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during Academic year and Summer holidays.  Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Centauri Summer Arts Camp   

Southern Niagara Region; Swansea, Toronto; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Centauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed08-188Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)Centauri Summer Arts CampCentauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $20/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed202-179East York, Toronto, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Canadian Contemporary School of ArtA contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! East York, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1903-1810Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMBudding Genius - Central MississaugaWe're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp

A science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day camp Coed1754-1411Flemingdon Park, Toronto, OntarioScience (multi)Ontario Science Centre CampA science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits. Flemingdon Park, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed

Innovation Camp Thinnox   

Mississauga

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

STEAM BOOTCamp GTA.Animation,Game,Coding,Architecture,Robotics,UI/UX Graphic,WEB Tech,Fashion Tech,DRONE Engg,AR/VR Tech.STEAM ahead with your Career-Goals, Join Technology,Engineering & Design InnovationCamp at Thinnox! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed2506-1812Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Innovation Camp ThinnoxSTEAM BOOTCamp GTA.Animation,Game,Coding,Architecture,Robotics,UI/UX Graphic,WEB Tech,Fashion Tech,DRONE Engg,AR/VR Tech.STEAM ahead with your Career-Goals, Join Technology,Engineering & Design InnovationCamp at Thinnox! Mississauga, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Program

Virtual group programs, master classes and private lessons on Music, Art, Cooking, Finance and more taught by industry professionals and celebrities. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed24010-2513Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)eProgramsVirtual group programs, master classes and private lessons on Music, Art, Cooking, Finance and more taught by industry professionals and celebrities. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Cloverdale Robotics   

Online; Surrey

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Program

We are running two summer camps for 2020. 1) Robot Races : Learn Robotics while having lots of fun racing LEGO EV3 robots! 2) Learn Scratch & Python in one week or two week camps. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed1006-1414Virtual Program, , Surrey, British ColumbiaEducation: STEMCloverdale RoboticsWe are running two summer camps for 2020. 1) Robot Races : Learn Robotics while having lots of fun racing LEGO EV3 robots! 2) Learn Scratch & Python in one week or two week camps. Virtual Program, , Surrey, British Columbia Virtual Program, Program Coed

Reidmount Discovery School   

Vancouver; Mississauga; Brampton; Burlington; Ajax

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Virtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $600/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed6003-1815Vancouver, , Mississauga, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Burlington, Ontario, Ajax, Education (multi)Reidmount Discovery SchoolVirtual Saturday classes, for all students who needs to excel, enhance or accelerate their academics. Our teachers will work to improve your child's grades from JK-Grade 12 for Math, English, Science, Writing and Coding. Vancouver, , Mississauga, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Burlington, Ontario, Ajax, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Brick Works Academy   

Ontario (13); Online (1)

  • Science: LEGO
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $220/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed2206-1316Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , Toronto, OnlineScience: LEGOBrick Works AcademyThe Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps! Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , Toronto, Online Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

LSA- Lifetime Skills Academy    

Thornhill; Bayview Village, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

LSA - where children become leaders in our new technological age. S.T.E.M, finance and leadership skills are mastered through fascinating camps, lessons and programs. Year-round programs for all ages across the G.T.A! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2506-1617Thornhill, Ontario, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)LSA- Lifetime Skills Academy LSA - where children become leaders in our new technological age. S.T.E.M, finance and leadership skills are mastered through fascinating camps, lessons and programs. Year-round programs for all ages across the G.T.A! Thornhill, Ontario, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Glen Bernard Camp   

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $1,325/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Girls13254-1618Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Glen Bernard CampA traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Girls

Muskoka Woods   

Rosseau

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $1,149/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed11496-1619Rosseau, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Muskoka WoodsMuskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that offers a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all youth. Our staff share a common desire to help young people realize their full potential. Rosseau, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $90/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed905-1520Vaughan, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and ProgramsThe McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

COVID-19 alert: Temporarily closed
Sports Camps Canada   

North Toronto, Toronto; Vancouver; Calgary

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp Coed2354-1421North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, AlbertaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta Day camp Coed

Mayfair Clubs   

Markham; Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $70/day
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed702-1622Markham, Ontario, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, , Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Mayfair ClubsMayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers. Markham, Ontario, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, , Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1508-1823Virtual Program, Quebec, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Virtual Program, Quebec, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

The Cube STEM Camps   

The Beach, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $300/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed, Girls3007-1724The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)The Cube STEM CampsA technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future. The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed, Girls

Oxford Learning High Park   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed4004-1225Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Oxford Learning High ParkOxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain and Science Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

The STEAM Project   

Richmond Hill; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Camp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $460/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed4605-1426Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMThe STEAM ProjectCamp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Ultimate Coders   

Brampton; Vaughan; Bendale, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Online & Onsite Computer Coding and Robotics Classes for Students - SK to Grade 12. Our After school & weekend programs give eager young minds early exposure to stimulating activities that will kick start their futures! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $85/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed855-1827Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Bendale, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Ultimate CodersOnline & Onsite Computer Coding and Robotics Classes for Students - SK to Grade 12. Our After school & weekend programs give eager young minds early exposure to stimulating activities that will kick start their futures! Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Bendale, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre   

York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $240/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2408-1528York Mills, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed455-1229Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Port Moody, British Columbia Day camp, Program Coed

Learn & Experience   

Shawnigan Lake; International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

L&E World Camps inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning multi-activity programs in Canada and Europe. The camps can be combined with L&E Teen Travel trips to create a summer experience of a lifetime. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $750/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed7508-1630Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, International, Traditional (multi activity) Learn & ExperienceL&E World Camps inspires & nurtures young people with their award winning multi-activity programs in Canada and Europe. The camps can be combined with L&E Teen Travel trips to create a summer experience of a lifetime. Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, International, Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

The SMCS Summer Experience provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: www.smcscamps.com Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2508-1431Forest Hill, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) St. Michael's College School Summer CampsThe SMCS Summer Experience provides youth with exciting academic, athletic, and artistic outlets, as well as opportunities to learn and grow within a fun and interactive environment. Please visit: www.smcscamps.com Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed

Ryerson Summer Day Camps   

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day camp openCamp Coed3206-1732Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) Ryerson Summer Day CampsRyerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Day camp Coed

MakerKids   

Leaside, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed16-1333Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)MakerKidsEmpowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more. Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Family camp

Explore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $260/week
Day camp, Family camp Coed2605-1734Oshawa, OntarioScience (multi)Ontario Tech University Summer CampsExplore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Oshawa, Ontario Day camp, Family camp Coed

Real Programming 4 Kids   

Ontario (5)

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Your child can learn game programming without wearing a mask! Currently, all our classes are online. RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $548/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed5487-1735Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Oakville, Richmond Hill, OshawaComputer : Computer programming (multi)Real Programming 4 KidsYour child can learn game programming without wearing a mask! Currently, all our classes are online. RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class. Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa Day camp, Program Coed
  • Arts : Cooking
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Hands-on, educational and fun! We offer unique, intensive cooking day camps for kids, ages 4+. Kids learn to cook, but they also learn about nutrition, team-work, problem-solving and much more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1754-1636Arts : CookingRooks to CooksHands-on, educational and fun! We offer unique, intensive cooking day camps for kids, ages 4+. Kids learn to cook, but they also learn about nutrition, team-work, problem-solving and much more! Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Zebra Robotics   

Mississauga; Milton; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed307-1737Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Zebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $25/program
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed254-1838Pickering, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Claremont Nature CentreNature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests! Pickering, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

COOKSMART   

Mississauga; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Arts : Cooking
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best Zoom class. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 73
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed04-7339Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts : CookingCOOKSMARTGet the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has gone virtual and the kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family. Easy meals, healthy snacks make this the best Zoom class. Mississauga, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Engineering For Kids York Region   

Aurora; Richmond Hill; Thornhill; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A fun and educational STEM camp full of hands on engineering activities:Aerospace, Electrical engineering, Mechanical toy making, Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Minecraft, 3D printing,... Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed1804-1440Aurora, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMEngineering For Kids York RegionA fun and educational STEM camp full of hands on engineering activities:Aerospace, Electrical engineering, Mechanical toy making, Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Minecraft, 3D printing,... Aurora, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Code Academy   

Mississauga

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Mississauga's premier kid’s coding academy offering in-person and virrtual courses, summer camps and afterschool programs. Located at Cawthra and Dundas. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $85/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed856-1841Mississauga, OntarioComputer : Computer programming (multi)Code AcademyMississauga's premier kid’s coding academy offering in-person and virrtual courses, summer camps and afterschool programs. Located at Cawthra and Dundas. Mississauga, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

The Maker Bean Cafe   

Dovercourt Park, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed402-1242Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMThe Maker Bean CafeCreative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Active Scholars   

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2357-1343Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Active ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Stagecoach Performing Arts   

Oakville; Mississauga

  • Education: Musical Theatre
  • Day camp, Program

We offer a selection of summer camps and teaching acting, dancing and singing - with a performance at the end of every week! High quality lessons, low teacher to child ratio, child protection policy and more. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1754-1844Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, OntarioEducation: Musical TheatreStagecoach Performing ArtsWe offer a selection of summer camps and teaching acting, dancing and singing - with a performance at the end of every week! High quality lessons, low teacher to child ratio, child protection policy and more. Oakville, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

The art camp for teens who are serious about animation and the arts. If your kid needs to make a portfolio for art or design college this is the camp to sign up for. Our students get accepted into top ranked colleges. Read more...

  • Ages 12 to 26
  • Coed
  • from $50/2 weeks
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed5012-2645Guelph, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Animation, Architecture and Illustration Summer Art Camp by PortPrepThe art camp for teens who are serious about animation and the arts. If your kid needs to make a portfolio for art or design college this is the camp to sign up for. Our students get accepted into top ranked colleges. Guelph, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Camp Three R's   

Oakville

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp, Program

Boost your child's math, reading and writing skills. This program is a fun camp designed to engage children ages 5-10. Needed now more than ever. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed3505-1046Oakville, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringCamp Three R'sBoost your child's math, reading and writing skills. This program is a fun camp designed to engage children ages 5-10. Needed now more than ever. Oakville, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Summer camp and after school programs focusing on computational literacy and STEM programming. Learn coding skills by building your own video games. Kids have fun, parents see results! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1505-1447Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Code Ninjas Mississauga (Port Credit)Summer camp and after school programs focusing on computational literacy and STEM programming. Learn coding skills by building your own video games. Kids have fun, parents see results! Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sylvan Learning Oakville   

Oakville; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-1848Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Sylvan Learning OakvilleAt Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Crania Schools   

Online; Waterloo

  • Education: Math
  • Virtual Program, Program

Online after-school and summer classes in Math and Coding for children ages 6 to 16. Programs include Math Fundamentals, Math Enrichment, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Javascript & Python Coding.. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed1496-1649Virtual Program, , Waterloo, OntarioEducation: MathCrania SchoolsOnline after-school and summer classes in Math and Coding for children ages 6 to 16. Programs include Math Fundamentals, Math Enrichment, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Javascript & Python Coding.. Virtual Program, , Waterloo, Ontario Virtual Program, Program Coed

Kidzwhiz   

Markham

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Kidzwhiz introduces children aged 6-16 to the art and science of coding, robotics and game development. Our mandate is to future-proof kids' intellectual and creative thinking. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1506-1650Markham, OntarioComputer (multi)KidzwhizKidzwhiz introduces children aged 6-16 to the art and science of coding, robotics and game development. Our mandate is to future-proof kids' intellectual and creative thinking. Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty   

Downtown West, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Summer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed4009-9951Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels FacultySummer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Animation Portfolio Workshop Boot Camp   

Hillcrest Village, Toronto

  • Visual arts: Drawing
  • Day camp, Program

A week long workshop that introduces hand-drawn animation and character design. Read more...

  • Ages 14 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $565/session
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed56514-2552Hillcrest Village, Toronto, OntarioVisual arts: DrawingAnimation Portfolio Workshop Boot CampA week long workshop that introduces hand-drawn animation and character design. Hillcrest Village, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed
  • Science: Architecture
  • Day camp

Three exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio. Read more...

  • Ages 15 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $600/week
Day camp openCamp Coed60015-1853Ottawa, OntarioScience: ArchitectureImagine ArchitectureThree exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed

Medics Camp   

Richmond Hill; Markham; Newmarket; Vaughan

  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp

This unique STEM camp immerses kids in the world of medicine, ignites their curiosity and gets them excited about science. Offering both summer camps and school year workshops-virtually and in person. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2755-1654Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Vaughan, Science (multi)Medics CampThis unique STEM camp immerses kids in the world of medicine, ignites their curiosity and gets them excited about science. Offering both summer camps and school year workshops-virtually and in person. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Vaughan, Day camp Coed

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Hamilton; Online

  • Education: Leadership
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls1007-1655Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Confidence & EI Activities, Meaningful Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

Codezilla   

Danforth Village, Toronto; Wychwood Park, Toronto; West Toronto Junction, Toronto; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Educational Fun! 40+ schools, 5 camps in GTA. Small-size camps, girl-friendly curriculum. STEM and Coding camps include: Game Makers, Toy Makers, Slime Makers, Movie Makers, App Makers, Doll Makers and Space Makers. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed3406-1456Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario, Wychwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, West Toronto Junction, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMCodezillaEducational Fun! 40+ schools, 5 camps in GTA. Small-size camps, girl-friendly curriculum. STEM and Coding camps include: Game Makers, Toy Makers, Slime Makers, Movie Makers, App Makers, Doll Makers and Space Makers. Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario, Wychwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, West Toronto Junction, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Quills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $450/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4508-1557Virtual Program, , Mississauga, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringQuills and Quotes: Writing and Public Speaking ProgramQuills and Quotes is an after-school education program that teaches public speaking and writing skills in one class! It includes essay and creative writing, literary analysis and comprehension. Summer/online classes. Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Royal Conservatory School   

South Annex, Toronto

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp

The Royal Conservatory School has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 17 in instrument exploration, music camp en français, musicals and singing, and band! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $295/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2954-1658South Annex, Toronto, OntarioMusic (multi)Royal Conservatory SchoolThe Royal Conservatory School has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 17 in instrument exploration, music camp en français, musicals and singing, and band! South Annex, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

Science North offers innovative and stimulating summer day camps and virtual camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day camp Coed1534-1459Dryden, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, KenoraEducation: STEMScience North CampsScience North offers innovative and stimulating summer day camps and virtual camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. Dryden, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora Day camp Coed

DigiTeens Academy   

Thornhill; Scarborough Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Canada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $100/month
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1007-1660Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)DigiTeens AcademyCanada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence. Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Defining creativity

“Creativity,” says Rhea Deosaran, is typically defined as “the beautification of an environment” or as “the use of creative works to express views.” That traditional, intuitive take on creativity no longer suffices for her. It’s really “the restructuring, innovation or expression that results in a unique or unconventional [way of looking at things].”

Working as an education coordinator with youth, she witnesses creativity on a daily basis. For example, when you see a child using blocks to build a tower, “Who knows what that tower means? Maybe it’s a spaceship or something else,” she says.

She encourages children to challenge their conventional thoughts. “It’s about getting them to think outside of the box instead of thinking, I’m building blocks into a tower.” For her, this is the key to developing creativity in children. It’s important to encourage “behaviours where they’re stepping outside of what they see in a literal sense can actually be [seen in] a more creative sense.”  Changing your thought patterns to express ideas that are unconventional is the essence of creativity. “It’s innovation,” she says. 

How to develop creativity in children

Creativity develops at a very young age. During a child’s first ten years, they’re identifying their interests, learning new methods of self-expression, and understanding more about the world around them. It’s critical to support and nurture creative development during these years. 

You can do so by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages self-expression and imaginative thinking. Once your child feels like they can think outside the box, it’s important to  give them the tools to expand their interests (e.g. art materials, sports equipment, etc). Allow your child to exercise independence and make their own choices as they work on their problem-solving skills and discover new ways of thinking. 

Encourage your child to further develop creativity by expanding options available to them. Take them on walks and point out different shapes and colours you see, and encourage them to play outside. By exposing your child to new settings, they’ll learn new perspectives and expand their personal creativity. 

Finally, when you place more emphasis on the journey rather than the outcome, you support  your child’s efforts and creative insights along the way. 

What are the benefits of creativity?

Creativity is important, says Deosaran, “because creativity incites innovation.” When children play freely and exercise creativity at a young age, they discover new ways of thinking. “[It’s] important not only for the arts, but extremely important for innovation in STEM and business,” she adds. “[This is] what drives advancement in society, technology, business and culture. I think fostering this sort of behaviour is really essential for continued growth in our society.”

Creativity helps children appreciate perspectives other than their own. They learn to challenge their own thought processes. It results in greater flexibility and adaptability. 

There are personal benefits as well. They discover their own methods of problem-solving. They become open to more possibilities.  A child with enhanced creativity doesn’t “feel as though they’re pressured to continue along a path that maybe does not serve them,” says Deosaran. It becomes a catalyst for a child’s clearer self-expression, a tool they use to more fully express unique interests, thoughts or feelings.

The development of creativity has important effects on cognition and skills development, as well. 

  • Cognitive development can be enhanced in the discovery of new ways of thinking and in the use of critical thinking that comes with “thinking outside the box.”
  • Sensory skills are developed as children explore different textures, sights and sounds.
  • Fine motor skills are enhanced when children use hand-to-eye coordination and physical movement in creative activities or crafts.  
Creativity has grown through her camp experience. She learned that it’s okay to adapt something [when] you’re curious about trying something different.

What does creativity look like?

Creativity comes in different shapes and sizes. Any time kids are innovating or challenging conventional thought processes or finding new ways to express themselves, they’re using creativity. “What I’ve seen more personally with my students,” says Deosoran, “has been innovation in the way that students approach science and math problems. [If] they’re taught something a certain way [they learn to] deviate and try to find resources and examples to kind of support their line of thinking, which is good … [They] think about problems in a different sense.” 

Her students show creativity they’ve acquired by restructuring the way they’ve been taught, to fit their own needs. 

Kavya Vaidyanath says she learned this kind of creativity at Rooks to Cooks camp. “I define creativity as going your own way,” she says. The camp encouraged here to “add more or less of something,” for example. She learned, “you don’t always have to follow the recipe.”

In the social setting of the camp, Kavya learned this through the example set by her instructor. “[He] would sometimes say things and then we looked at the recipe, [we saw that he wasn’t always doing] what it says in the recipe.” 

She recognizes that her creativity has grown through the camp experience. She learned that it’s okay to adapt something as rigid or defined as a recipe, if you’re curious about trying something different. She plans to be a biologist when she grows up and she believes creativity will be important in this profession. “I can use my creativity to find out something new about an animal that no one knew about ... I can use creativity to find ways to explain that [to people].”

Which environments foster the development of creativity?

“Social environments [like camp] foster creativity because it actually determines what kind of novelty is produced,” Deosaran explains. “Active in their social environment, they’re more likely to become confident,” then they gain the comfort to “innovate outside of what is normal.”

Social environments like camp enable children to exercise creative thinking. The free-form setting of camp also encourages play, critical to fostering creativity. Deosaran says, “play behaviour [allows children to discover] what they’re capable of doing, capable of innovating.” Through play, they realize ways in which “their thoughts could be more open-minded.”

Camps, activities and programs all support the development of creativity. These environments encourage children to play, try new things that they haven’t tried before, and work with others to expand their thought processes and personal expression. “It’s really about getting children to think more fluidly,” she says, “creative behaviour will allow for that sort of thought process.”

Want your child to enhance their creativity?

Camp is a great environment for children to enhance their creativity because it provides them with a platform to develop their interests, learn new perspectives from other people and demonstrate self-expression. There are many camps that encourage and support the development of creativity for your child, whether that’s through the arts, sports, STEM or wellness. 



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