Camps that encourage curiosity

Grow in inquisitiveness and wonder, and develop your love of new learning

Curiosity is:
• Love of learning.
• Intellectual engagement
• Enthusiasm for experiencing the world
• Proclivity to develop passions and interests

At camp, kids are encouraged to “always be interested in something different or new,” as Aaron Lamontagne says. Below the listings, learn more from camp leaders like Lamontagne, discussing the importance of fostering curiosity, and how camp experiences uniquely encourage this. Read more

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Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • 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 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1506-150Don Mills, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)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. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

The STEAM Project   

Richmond Hill; Markham; Online

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

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

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-141Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Computer (multi)The STEAM ProjectCamps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands! Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Royal Conservatory School   

South Annex, Toronto; Online

  • Music (multi)
  • Virtual Program, 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 12
  • Coed
  • from $60/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed604-122South Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Music (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, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Enrichment Studies at Queen's University connects students in Grades 5-12 with exciting university experiences. We inspire our participants to reach their potential through mentorship, growth and problem solving. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $199/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed19910-173Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityEnrichment Studies at Queen's University connects students in Grades 5-12 with exciting university experiences. We inspire our participants to reach their potential through mentorship, growth and problem solving. Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Read more...

  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $450/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed45013-174Virtual Program, , Lakefield, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Lakefield College School Summer ProgramsTransformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself. Virtual Program, , Lakefield, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative thinking. Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1904-185Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMBudding Genius - Central Mississauga30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative thinking. Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Camp Can-Aqua   

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

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

A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $2,100/2 weeks
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed21005-176Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Can-AquaA traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here. Haliburton Highlands, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

STEM Camp   

Ontario (46); Online (1)

  • Science (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed1505-137Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, OnlineScience (multi)STEM CampSTEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, Online Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

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

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-178North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

This Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, hockey, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for 50 years. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $660/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed6605-179Milton, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Rocky Ridge RanchThis Christian camp has horseback riding, archery, swimming, hockey, cooperative games and more, and boasts 3rd generation campers. Kids have been raving about the wonderful family-style meals for 50 years. Milton, Ontario Day camp, Overnight 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 Girls13254-1610Huntsville, 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
  • Computer (multi)
  • 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
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1505-1411Mississauga, 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 Day 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 1 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $15/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed151-1712Leaside, 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! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Online; Tillsonburg

  • 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 18
  • Girls
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls1007-1813Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, 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, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

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 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $99/program
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed995-1714Oakville, 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

Zebra Robotics   

Mississauga; Milton; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • 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 Coed307-1715Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMZebra 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

Camp Wenonah   

Bracebridge

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Trusted by families from around the world, Wenonah is a popular overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for children aged 5 - 17 years old. Experienced and caring staff team, including full-time medical staff. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,155/week
Overnight camp openCamp Coed11555-1716Bracebridge, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp WenonahTrusted by families from around the world, Wenonah is a popular overnight summer camp in Muskoka Ontario for children aged 5 - 17 years old. Experienced and caring staff team, including full-time medical staff. Bracebridge, Ontario Overnight camp Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 7 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed2008-1717Kingston, OntarioEducation: STEMConnections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 7 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Kingston, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp, Family camp

An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $450/week
Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys4505-1718Huntsville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp OntarioAn award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages five to 17 featuring dozens of awesome activities, teen programs in leadership development and wilderness adventure & unforgettable experiences for every camper! Huntsville, Ontario Overnight camp, Family camp Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Intended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $375/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed3757-1319Markham, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Create with KirshyIntended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Maker Bean Cafe   

Dufferin Grove, 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 6 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $95/program
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed956-1220Dufferin Grove, 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. Dufferin Grove, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

City Scouts: Urban Adventure Camp   

Grange Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

City Scouts is a weekly urban adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Our goal is to foster growing children's sense of independence through urban adventure Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $355/week
Day camp openCamp Coed35510-1421Grange Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) City Scouts: Urban Adventure CampCity Scouts is a weekly urban adventure camp in the heart of Toronto. Our goal is to foster growing children's sense of independence through urban adventure Grange Park, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, 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
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed905-1522Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, ONArts : 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, Virtual Program, ON Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Artech Camps Canada   

Halifax; Online

  • 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 7 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-1923Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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! Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Oxford Learning High Park   

Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family 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 $100/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1004-1224Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioEducation (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 Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps   

Vaughan; Thornhill; Richmond Hill; Markham

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Traditional day camp with weekly field trips and a wide variety of activities. 30+ camps throughout the GTA and Simcoe County. Licensed programs with qualified staff. Open 7 am to 6 pm daily. Daily snacks provided. Read more...

  • Ages 3.8 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $208/week
Day camp openCamp Coed2083.8-1225Vaughan, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Upper Canada Child Care Summer CampsTraditional day camp with weekly field trips and a wide variety of activities. 30+ camps throughout the GTA and Simcoe County. Licensed programs with qualified staff. Open 7 am to 6 pm daily. Daily snacks provided. Vaughan, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day camp Coed

STEM Minds   

Online; Aurora

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-1426Virtual Program, , Aurora, OntarioScience: STEAMSTEM MindsSTEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Laurus Summer Camp   

Quebec (5)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Montreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp openCamp Coed1503-1527Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, WestmountTraditional (multi activity) Laurus Summer CampMontreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020! Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield, Westmount Day camp 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 Coed455-1228Port 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

Eco Camp    

Orangeville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

If you want your child to have fun, learn about the earth and be outside ... you are sending them to the right place!! Your child will come home tired, happy, and probably a little dirty - which we think is perfect!! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $325/week
Day camp openCamp Coed3255-1429Orangeville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Eco Camp If you want your child to have fun, learn about the earth and be outside ... you are sending them to the right place!! Your child will come home tired, happy, and probably a little dirty - which we think is perfect!! Orangeville, 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, graphic design, and more! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $375/week
Day camp openCamp Coed3756-1730Bay 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, graphic design, and more! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Day camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Adventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 5-16 . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $900/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed9004-1631Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Frontier Trails Camp & Outdoor Education CentreAdventure Begins at Summer camp! Day and overnight programs and many activities including horseback riding,ESL, paintball, archery, whitewater rafting and more. Offering Awesome memories to campers from 5-16 . Ottawa, Ontario, Eganville, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

LOGIMIX   

Mississauga; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

LOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4010-2032Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringLOGIMIXLOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program 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 99
  • Coed
  • from $5/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed54-9933Mississauga, 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
  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, 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, Girls
  • from $300/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls3005-1734Oshawa, 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, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls

Medics Camp   

Markham; Aurora; Newmarket; Online

  • Science: Medical science
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

This unique STEM camp immerses kids in the world of medicine. 7 different weekly themes that will ignite their curiosity and get them excited about science. March Break, Summer Camps & School Workshops virtual & onsite. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $99/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed995-1335Markham, Ontario, Aurora, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: Medical scienceMedics CampThis unique STEM camp immerses kids in the world of medicine. 7 different weekly themes that will ignite their curiosity and get them excited about science. March Break, Summer Camps & School Workshops virtual & onsite. Markham, Ontario, Aurora, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Imagine Architecture   

Ottawa; Online

  • Science: Architecture
  • Virtual Program, 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 $625/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed62515-1836Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science: ArchitectureImagine ArchitectureThree exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio. Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Toronto Kidz   

Baby Point, Toronto; High Park, Toronto; Online

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

Each week focuses on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Animals, etc. for our younger campers and Science, Fitness, Arts, etc. for our 8-12 year olds. Field trips to Toronto's main attractions are the highlight of the week. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $206/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2065-1237Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Toronto KidzEach week focuses on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Animals, etc. for our younger campers and Science, Fitness, Arts, etc. for our 8-12 year olds. Field trips to Toronto's main attractions are the highlight of the week. Baby Point, Toronto, Ontario, High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Wilvaken   

Magog

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Bilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $2,450/2 weeks
Overnight camp openCamp Coed24506-1538Magog, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) WilvakenBilingual (Fr/En) summer experience with water and land sports: sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, archery, hiking/canoeing out trips and more. Spend the summer with campers from around the world! Magog, Quebec Overnight camp Coed

The Cube STEM Camps   

Downtown East, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • 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 $195/week
Day camp openCamp Coed, Girls1957-1739Downtown East, Toronto, OntarioComputer (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. Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed, Girls

CodeWizardsHQ   

Online; Texas

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

The leading online coding school for ages 8-18. We deliver fun and effective live, online coding classes, designed to give our students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $447/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4478-1840Virtual Program, , Texas, TexasComputer : Computer programming (multi)CodeWizardsHQThe leading online coding school for ages 8-18. We deliver fun and effective live, online coding classes, designed to give our students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. Virtual Program, , Texas, Texas Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Real Programming 4 Kids   

Ontario (4); Online (2)

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual Program, 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 $480/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4807-1741Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Online, 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, Online, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Debate Camp   

Ontario (4); Quebec (1); Online (1)

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

For all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $383/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed38310-1642Ottawa, Bridle Path, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Montreal, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, OnlineEducation: Public Speaking/DebateDebate CampFor all students interested in public speaking, debating and model parliament. A well-rounded virtual program open to all ability levels and interests, ages 10 - 17. Ottawa, Bridle Path, Toronto, North Toronto, Toronto, Montreal, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Online Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Camp Hurontario   

Mactier

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

A traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Boys
  • from $900/week
Overnight camp openCamp Boys9006-1643Mactier, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp HurontarioA traditional overnight camp with a variety of activities and sports including sailing, arts and crafts, leadership building and more. Mactier, Ontario Overnight camp Boys
  • Education (multi)
  • 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
Day camp, Program Coed305-1844Oakville, OntarioEducation (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 Day camp, Program 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 12
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day camp Coed1534-1245Dryden, 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

Inspirely STEAM Education   

Online; Brampton

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Premier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $95/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed956-1446Virtual Program, , Brampton, OntarioScience: STEAMInspirely STEAM EducationPremier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME. Virtual Program, , Brampton, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Camp Northway/ Wendigo   

Algonquin Park

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Northway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Girls, Boys
  • from $1,070/week
Overnight camp openCamp Girls, Boys10707-1647Algonquin Park, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Camp Northway/ WendigoNorthway, Canada's oldest summer camp for girls (age 7-16) and Wendigo, a small tripping outpost for boys (age 12-16) are located in the wilderness of Algonquin Park. Algonquin Park, Ontario Overnight camp Girls, Boys

French International Language Camps   

International; Online

  • Education: Language Instruction
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp

English students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $2,540/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed25406-1748International, Other, Virtual Program, Education: Language InstructionFrench International Language CampsEnglish students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons. International, Other, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

JOA Camps   

Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $55/day
Day camp openCamp Coed554-1249Ottawa, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) JOA CampsAn exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing. Ottawa, Ontario Day camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day 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 12
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed2004-1250Pickering, 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, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • 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 $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2508-1551Virtual Program, , Mississauga, OntarioEducation (multi)Quills 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

Defining courage

“It’s my firm belief,” says Aaron Lamontagne, “that the best people in the world don’t have to be the smartest, the strongest or the fastest.” Instead his “favourite people have always been the ones that are the most interested ... the ones that want to hear your stories.” In his work for Academie Duello’s Knight Camp in Vancouver, he sees firsthand the value of curiosity. It’s so important for kids to be “interested in things [they] don’t know about, interested in something different or something new.” 

I think that’s the most fantastic thing about kids, their deep and abiding curiosity about what life is like and what people are like.

What are the benefits of curiosity? 

In his work with Knight Camp, Lamontagne is well-versed in the world of swordplay, history and knights, but the value of curiosity is apparent in every program he leads. It’s “absolutely an important trait to develop.” A curious child, asking a lot of questions, gains an edge in personal development. “It’s sort of a trope,” he says, “[a] child incessantly asking you ‘why,’ but I think that’s the most fantastic thing about kids, [their] deep and abiding curiosity about what life is like and what people are like.” 

Curiosity enables children to develop their imagination and creativity in new ways. Lamontagne uses an example of the purposes of a paperclip to demonstrate a child’s curiosity in comparison to an adult’s like his own. 

Most adults would be restricted to coming up with two or three original uses for a paperclip, but kids in his camp program “They’d make different shapes out of it, or letters out of it.” For him, “it was fascinating to see the unfettered nature of what [they would] do.” Camp encourages this form of intellectual freedom, and we “don’t try to [push] them in a specific direction.” 

That experimental aspect is important at many camps, and it’s essential to kids’ makeup. They don’t have some typical adult restrictions in mind when confronted with a task. As Lamontagne says, “they don’t know that there are questions they shouldn’t ask.” Child-like curiosity is nurtured in camp, and given the right experiences, they can retain this into adulthood.  

He also believes that empathy is an important byproduct of well-developed curiosity. “It expands [kids’] minds, [they] wonder why the world is the way it is,” he says. “It makes them recognize difference as being interesting instead of scary [and] ... it makes [them] more tolerant.”

Curious children are also more likely to:

  • remember information they’re taught 
  • remain engaged with tasks
  • expand their worldview and knowledge
  • learn about other perspectives and step out of their comfort zones

It’s important to support a child’s curiosity from a young age so discover on their own the value of exploring their interests. 

What does curiosity look like?

“One of the ways that I’ve seen curiosity [flourish is in the way] we give the kids lots and lots of ways to be creative,” Lamontagne begins to explain. One summer, Lamontagne asked campers to draw whatever they wanted, as long as they could prove that what they were drawing was used at some point in history. He advised them to read through the books they had, ask their teachers, talk to other campers, or look through the artifacts in the nearby museum. “One kid sifted through 4 different books trying to find the spear-head that he wanted,” he marvels. 

“[One other] idea that’s always really resonated with me is this idea of tangential learning.” This happens when you’re exposed to a topic you’re vaguely familiar with, but in a new context like camp, you decide to learn more about it. At Knight Camp, they teach children about knights, swordplay and instruction but they have also provided the campers with a platform to develop curiosity by asking questions, then discovering their own answers. 

How to develop curiosity

Children are naturally inquisitive and eager to learn about their surroundings. In the early years of elementary school, children are typically curious about physical activity and social interaction with others. The classroom provides opportunity for children to be curious about their interests. What happens to some kids is that curiosity gets dulled by sameness or over-exposure to media and video games, etc. Camp encourages kids to interact with new friends and “exposes children and young people to lots of new ideas,” Lamontagne believes. 

In the open-ended, instructional atmosphere of camp, enthusiasm for learning is liberated. They can invest in learning about a topic they’re passionate about. Once they explore their curiosity, studies have shown, their brain chemistry changes. They learn and remember more information when it’s learning about something they’re actively curious about. 

Lamontagne says, “we try to foster this curiosity in our kids by introducing them to [new things].” 

At Knight Camp, the instructors teach 10 Knightly Virtues to their campers. They ask campers to reflect on how they could practice the virtues in their daily lives and then come back and discuss their experiences. “As we teach about virtue, we try to teach them about ways to understand and grow their [internal] goodness,” he says.“They become curious about what it means to be good people.”

Want your child to enhance their curiosity?

To encourage the development of curiosity in your child, you can do the following:

  • Encourage them to ask questions about things they aren’t certain about.
  • Point out things around you (like animals, plants, buildings or colours) to spark curiosity.
  • Ask them what their interests are and let them develop that interest further.
  • Provide them with materials to encourage their curiosity (ex. art supplies or writing tools).
  • Answer questions but encourage them to try and give their own answers. 
  • Register your child in a camp that will nurture their innate curiosity.


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