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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Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp, Virtual 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
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  • 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
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Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual 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 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150
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Valencia CF Canada   

Pierrefonds; Rigaud

  • Sport: Soccer
  • Day Camp

Valencia CF Camps are bigger and better for 2021. With camps running throughout the summer, our goal is to teach as many footballers following the Valencia CF methodology. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $295
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  • Arts: Visual arts (multi)
  • Program, Virtual Program

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
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  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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
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MindKraft   

Oakville

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day Camp, Virtual 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
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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
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  • Arts: Visual arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program

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
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Camp Can-Aqua   

Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight 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
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  • Computer (multi)
  • Day Camp

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 $225
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STEM Camp   

Throughout Ontario (94)

  • Education: Science (multi)
  • 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
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  • Education (multi)
  • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Virtual Program

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
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • 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
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  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program

Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $100
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Glen Bernard Camp   

Huntsville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight 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
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  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program

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
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The STEAM Project   

Markham; Richmond Hill

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day Camp, Program, Virtual 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
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight Camp

An award winning Christian summer camp in Muskoka for ages 5 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
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Royal Conservatory School   

South Annex, Toronto

  • Arts: Music (multi)
  • Virtual Program

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
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The Maker Bean Cafe   

Dufferin Grove, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day Camp

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
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  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual 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
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Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill

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

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350
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Innova STEM Labs   

Mississauga

  • Education: STEAM
  • Virtual Program

STEAM based camp and workshops •3D Design and Printing •Robotics • Mechatronics •Virtual & Augmented Reality •Internet Of Things (IoT) • Computer programming •Video Game Design Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $25
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Upper Canada Child Care Summer Camps   

Markham; Richmond Hill; Thornhill; Vaughan

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

Traditional day camp with 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
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Oxford Learning High Park   

Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program

Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $100
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Science North Camps   

Throughout Ontario (7)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day Camp, Virtual Program

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
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  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual 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
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CodeWizardsHQ   

Texas

  • Computer: Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual 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
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Real Programming 4 Kids   

Throughout Ontario (6)

  • Computer: Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual 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
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Ryerson Day Camps   

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

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

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $270
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COOKSMART   

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mississauga

  • Arts: Cooking
  • Virtual Program

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

World class coding and robotics curriculum for kids. After-school programs, Camps, Birthday Parties and much more. Virtual Classes also available. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150
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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 6
  • Coed
  • from $55
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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
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Medics Camp   

Newmarket

  • Education: Medical science
  • Virtual Program

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
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

A central Ontario summer camp for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The KOC is located in Minden, Ontario. Situated on 600 hectares of land nestled in the forest along the shores of Grey Lake. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 21
  • Coed
  • from $1
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Laurus Summer Camp   

Throughout Quebec (6)

  • 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
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Debate Camp   

Throughout Ontario, Quebec (6)

  • Education: Public Speaking/Debate
  • Day Camp, Virtual 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
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  • Education: Language Instruction
  • Virtual Program

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
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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
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Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

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

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
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Day Camps   

Downtown West, Toronto

  • Education: Marine Biology
  • Day Camp

Summer camp at the Toronto Ripley's Aquarium offers your kids an exciting learning experience into the wonderful world of water and aquatic life. For kids aged 5 to 10. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $280
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  • Education: Architecture
  • Virtual Program

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
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  • Arts: Visual arts (multi)
  • Day 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
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The Cube STEM Camps   

Downtown East, Toronto; The Beach, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program

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
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  • Arts: Visual arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program

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 11 to 26
  • Coed
  • from $100
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Toronto Kidz   

Baby Point, Toronto; High Park, Toronto; Roncesvalles Village, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

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 $213
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Featherstone Music   

Glen Park, Toronto

  • Arts: Music (multi)
  • Virtual Program

In-home and online music lessons with teachers handpicked to best match each students learning curve and personality. Currently offering piano, guitar and vocal coaching. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $37
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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
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Ruth Rumack's Learning Space   

Annex, Toronto; Davisville Village, Toronto; Deer Park, Toronto

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program

Cutting-edge Direct Instruction and academic support centre in Toronto offering 1-to-1 individual support for students K-12, innovative group classes and standardized test preparation for SSAT, SAT, and ACT. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $300
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight 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
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LOGIMIX   

Mississauga

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual 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
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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 $350
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STEM Minds   

Aurora

  • Education: STEAM
  • Day Camp, Program, Virtual 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
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  • Education: STEAM
  • Virtual Program

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
  • Cost Varies
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La Citadelle Summer Camp   

York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day Camp

La Citadelle Summer Camp offers unique Programs that incorporate educational enrichment (French, English & Math), with an exciting array of activities, sports, fine arts & technology. Our Camps run for the month of July. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $390
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  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual 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
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York University; Science Engagement   

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program

Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $70
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  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program

Explore unique science and tech programs at Ontario Tech, including LEGO, Coding, Minecraft and more! Virtual camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $90
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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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