Financial literacy and money camps for kids

Find the top financial literacy camps in Canada

Financial literacy camps are an increasingly popular option among families in Canada. As your child enters the teen years and starts to think about post-secondary education and a career, they may seriously consider one of these, especially if they’re interested in finance. Read more




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Programs offering Financial Literacy as an activity (14 results)

The following camps offer financial literacy as part of a more varied slate of activities.

  • Online
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $720

Students create their own business from the bottom up and will have an opportunity to launch their business on Shopify. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $720

We engage students in creative, alternative forms of thinking and teach valuable lessons as they embark towards their careers Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $720

We engage students in creative, alternative forms of thinking and teach valuable lessons as they embark towards their careers Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600

The courses cover the principles of standard English grammar, sentence structure, and English usage and diction. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95

In-person tutoring services in your home for one-on-one, or for siblings or very small groups. Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600

Math drills, application of concepts, problem solving, and building a solid math foundation and developing critical-thinking. Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600

Emphasis on developing students’ analytical and inferential reasoning skills, and on expanding their strategies for writing. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95

Private or group math sessions and tutoring. Online or in-person. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95

Group classes and tutoring for STEM programming (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math). In-person and virtual program options. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $119

Science is like magic! The world around has so many exciting processes that happen following some seemingly ‘magic rules'! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 14 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $239

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $249

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $95

Whether you're looking for remedial support or just want to get ahead, Extra Ed can help with tutoring in every subject. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $166

The math program focuses on helping students understand important math concepts and 'Step Up' from their current level! Read more

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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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  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $199
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  • Ages 13 to 17
  • Coed
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The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Read more...

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Online group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240
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  • Ages 3.5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250
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  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $435
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  • Ages 3 to 12
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Be sure to fully investigate the listings below to find the camp that’s the best fit for your child. Many financial literacy camps have limited space, so consider registering your child as soon as possible. You can also learn about other options for your child, in the content below the list.

Find financial literacy camps near you

There are financial literacy camps across Canada that teach the basics and more advanced features of financial literacy. Find your city in the list below, and find financial literacy camps near you.

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What financial literacy camps teach

Financial literacy camps, broadly, focus on the issue of finance. They cover a wide range of topics, though. Here are just a few examples:

  • How money works in the real world
  • Managing money: spending and saving
  • The value of money 
  • Differences between financial wants and needs
  • How credit works
  • How taxes work
  • How to make money grow
  • Investing money

Kids and teens with an abiding interest in financial literacy, who want to explore this topic throughout the year will benefit from programs that take place at different times of the year. These include

After-school financial literacy programs give kids an opportunity to learn outisde of school hours.

Financial literacy day camps are the most popular way of taking part in a camp like this.

Overnight financial literacy camps offer kids and teens a weeklong (or longer) immersion.

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Why go to a financial literacy camp?

Financial literacy camps help kids and teens explore their interest in finance and the economy, help them clarify their future goals, and can even give them a head start on a career track. Here are some other reasons financial literacy camps are appealing to many, and why you should explore the full variety of financial literacy camps. To read about the benefits of camps in general, read our guide.

Learning opportunities: Your child will learn about various topics related to financial literacy (see above). They’ll be able to turn what may be an interest or a passion into knowledge that’s important, practical, and may lead to future opportunities.

Meet other kids with similar interests: At camp, your child will meet others who share their interest in money matters. They’ll be able to interact, work, and bounce ideas off other kids. They may even make some new friends.

See financial experts in action: Many camps expose kids to real world financial practicum, taught by finance experts already engaged in their field of interest. They may visit with, or be taught by, financial investors and analysts, accountants, stock brokers, economists, and others. 

Learning about financial technology and tools: Your child will be exposed to a variety of media and tools to help them learn about money and eventually work with their finances. They may learn to use such tools as

  • Income tax software
  • Interest calculators
  • Financial goal calculators
  • Mortgage qualifiers 
  • Credit card comparisons 
  • Financial assessment quizzes

Career trajectories in finance

Finance is an extremely broad field of study, and there are many jobs in finance. While it would be impossible to survey the entire landscape, we highlight some possible careers one might pursue with a background in finance (source: balancecareers.com). 

Financial planners crunch numbers and apply principles of accounting to devise plans for investors. They also need to inspire trust in people and promote their services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal financial advisors earned an average of $88,890 in May 2018.

Financial analysts research stocks, bonds, companies, and industries to assist bankers, investors, and corporate finance officers. They build financial models and conduct complex quantitative analyses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analysts earned an average salary of $85,660 in May 2018.

Budget analysts apply principles of finance to projects and proposals in the business, educational, governmental, and not-for-profit sectors. They analyze budgets and evaluate the financial impact of ventures and opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, budget analysts earned an average salary of $76,220 in May 2018.

Actuaries play a leadership role in financially-oriented businesses such as insurance, banking, rating agencies, and accounting firms. They use sophisticated software to perform calculations and represent their findings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, actuaries earned an average of $102,880 in May 2018.

Credit analysts evaluate the financial standing of loan prospects and assess the risks involved with offering them financing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, credit analysts earned an average salary of $71,270 in May 2018.

Questions to ask financial literacy camps

Explore listings on our site to find a wide variety of camps. To learn more about these camps, you can meet many of them at the Toronto Camp Expo. There, you can meet the directors of financial literacy camps face-to-face, ask them whatever concerns or questions you have, and learn what you need to know. 

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What level or age group is your camp intended for?
  • What topics do you cover?
  • Who are your instructors and what are their credentials?
  • What is your method of instruction?
  • What skills and knowledge can my child expect to acquire?
  • What other programs do you have that might interest my child?

Find more tips on choosing a camp in our advice section:

Sources and further reading
Financial Literacy for Kids, National Financial Educators Council
Seven Lessons to Teach your Kids about Financial Literacy, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
How to Teach Kids about Money, Money Prodigy
Best Jobs for Graduates with a Finance Degree, The Balance Careers



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