Camps that foster independence

Learn and develop self-reliance, self-initiative, and self-motivation

Independence is:
• The ability and willingness to do things on one’s own
• Self-initiative, self-motivation, self-care
• Decisiveness

Camp encourages independence in kids, as they “learn how to cope with others on their own,” says Jocelyn Palm. "There's no asking mom or [anyone else] what to do." Below, the list, learn all about the value of independence from camp leaders like Palm and others, and read how camp offers a unique means to develop and grow this character trait. Read more




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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

In CS01a, the focus of the class shifts from theoretical concepts to prioritizing algorithmic problem-solving. Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,195
LakefieldOntario

Build research skills while focusing on the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of human health and wellbeing. Read more

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  • Washago, ON
  • Age 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $679
WashagoOntario

At OELC we help you learn and hone your leadership qualities and skills no matter how old you are.Leadership is for everyone! Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $450
LakefieldOntario

Build research skills while focusing on the physical, psychological, and social dimensions of human health and wellbeing. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $350
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

WillowWood offers programs every summer, in-person and/or online. Students in grades 1-8 may join Camp Discovery. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $4,600
BracebridgeOntario

An unforgettable program experience that challenges teens to achieve what they never thought possible. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $4,600
BracebridgeOntario

In a spectacular natural setting, Wenonah campers can enjoy 30+ different activities. Read more

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  • 100 Mile House, BC
  • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $2,021
100 Mile HouseBritish Columbia

Challenging and rewarding, a spectacular trip that includes mountain top exploration, canoe paddling, a solo and more! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,750
Online

Explore how to be an active citizen and develop career-planning skills, earning a credit from your home! Read more

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  • Milton, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $660
MiltonOntario

Ride your horse every day, have a refreshing swim in our saltwater pool and you could make a lifelong friend! Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
English Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

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

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

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

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 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
Online

It is your time to shine by putting your ideas into action and designing a game that others can play. Scratch focus. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

Be ready for a fourth waive of corona virus Academic courses for all grades Math Science and engineering English coding Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

Total beginner? This is the class for you! FUN1a is an introductory course to computer science and coding, using Javablocks. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 14 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

WillowWood has a long tradition of offering high school credit courses in the summer. Come THRIVE with us! Read more

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  • Washago, ON
  • Age 11 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $854
WashagoOntario

Through creativity, play, workshops and challenges, OELC empowers students to be leaders in their community. Read more

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $345
Richmond HillOntario

Rouge Camps offers teacher directed sports camps and leadership programs for kids 4 - 15. We're rated 9+/10 each year! Read more

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PROGRAM
Arts
Drawing
Sep 15, 2021 - Aug 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $35
TorontoEast-YorkEast-YorkOntario

Our drawing classes are characterized by excellence and individual expression. Read more

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Traditional
Adventurers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 8 to 9 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities. Read more

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PROGRAM
Glee
Show Choir
Sep 16, 2021 - Jun 16, 2022

  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 9 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $30
BurlingtonOntario

Music makes us move, and what better way to celebrate rhythm in our bodies than singing and dancing simultaneously?! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,750
Online

Strengthen your literacy skills to meet provincial standards, develop a writing portfolio, and earn a credit from home! Read more

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Traditional
Seekers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 14 (Girls)
  • From $2,800
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities. Read more

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Traditional
Voyageurs
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 11 to 11 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
Online

Your kids get to explore web design and visual design. Starting with the basics, students learn the language of HTML & CSS Read more

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  • Washago, ON
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $794
WashagoOntario

Develop leadership skills through a series of developmental sessions, workshops and both large/small group activities. Read more

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

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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VIRTUAL
STEAM
2022 one to one tutoring
Sep 07, 2021 - Jun 30, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

Enroll to our online one to one tutoring and we guarantee you your children will get an A+ Read more

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Traditional
Pacers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $2,800
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Leaders
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 15 to 15 (Girls)
  • From $2,800
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 9 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $2,650
BracebridgeOntario

In a spectacular natural setting, Wenonah campers can enjoy 30+ different activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

Explore varying forms of nonfiction texts in order to develop reading comprehension, critical thinking and analysis skills. Read more

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  • Markham, ON
  • Age 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $345
MarkhamOntario

Our teacher directed sports camp and leadership program is rated 9+/10 by both campers and their parents. Find out why! Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $45
VaughanOntario

This program utilizes 'your' home court. Our coaches will come to you and work with you at your home base. Driveway Jumpers Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

Register to our 2021 STEM courses featured by the U of T as most innovative program to empower your children for the future Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

FUN3a, while still part of the Fundamentals classes at KTBYTE, is a significant leap in difficulty from the previous courses. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

This class is a project-oriented introduction to CS using the Java language. It is the first class in the KTBYTEs core track. Read more

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  • Online; Toronto (2)
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $750
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOnlineOntario

With a vigorous curriculum & interactive learning environment, students the skills needed to excel in Grade 9 English! Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $1,395
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

Enjoy a single week with others who are new to the Can-Aqua Experience. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Bunny
Jul 15 - Aug 07, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 4 to 6 (Girls)
  • From $350
HuntsvilleOntario

These sessions are an introduction to the camp experience for little GBCers (JK, SK, Gr. 1). Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $2,600
BracebridgeOntario

Extended focused program instruction, as determined by the group participants. Includes canoeing, kayaking, and so much more! Read more

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Traditional
Blazers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 10 to 10 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities! Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
BurlingtonOntario

Whether it's just for fun, or your lifelong dream - learn proper vocal technique and style with private lessons in voice. Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $2,500
LakefieldOntario

Earn a credit doing hands-on labs and outdoor exploration of our earth and the environment! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,750
Online

Earn a Grade 11 History credit with the guidance of our experienced instructors. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Family Camp
May 20 - Sep 05, 2022

  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $885
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

Enjoy the splendour of Camp Can-Aqua with your entire family. Enjoy all programs, food and activities as a family for one fee Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

In FUN2a, students become exposed to Java through JavaBlocks, a drag-and-drop programming language created by KTBYTE. Read more

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  • St Andrews, NB
  • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $495
St AndrewsNew Brunswick

Design and innovate with their newly acquired engineering principles. Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 4 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $345
VaughanOntario

Rouge Camps offers teacher directed sports camps and leadership programs for kids 4 - 15. We're rated 9+/10 each year! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1
Online

Students will learn tools to model and understand complex data sets, tools and algorithms for tackling "Big Data" problems. Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,565
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

Our dynamic scheduling board allows campers to be in control of their day, as they choose their own adventure each night. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 17 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $4,600
BracebridgeOntario

Providing opportunities for exceptional leaders to foster their skills and make an impact on others. Read more

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

Computer program via game development. Python, GML, C#, and C++ on the GMlegacy, Unity, Unreal, and Visual Studio engines. Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $4,062
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

A hybrid program that focuses on in depth leadership training and wilderness skills. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 9 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $1,400
BracebridgeOntario

Week-long Periods provide campers with an unforgettable opportunity to experience the very best of Camp Wenonah. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
WEEnonah
Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2022

  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $375
BracebridgeOntario

A magical three days of overnight camp for 5-7 year olds. Have fun trying new activities with our kind and caring Camp staff. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $1,400
BracebridgeOntario

Our 3 - 7 day programs for first-time campers provide the perfect opportunity to experience overnight camp at Wenonah. Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $5,500
LakefieldOntario

Earn a credit doing hands-on labs and outdoor exploration of our earth and the environment! Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Pioneers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 12 to 12 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities! Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $4,062
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

Leadership training that will stay with them for the rest of their life and help them become greater role models Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
BurlingtonOntario

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced private lessons in piano - become the musician you've always dreamed of being! Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,695
BracebridgeOntario

Designed to empower youth and unlock their potential to become confident leaders. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Explorers
Jun 30 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 13 to 13 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

Structured to combine fun with the satisfaction of accomplishment through a variety of activities! Read more

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  • St Andrews, NB
  • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $495
St AndrewsNew Brunswick

Provide individual students an opportunity to attend an immersive and explore future career pathways in the ocean sector. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $250
Online

We are a Charity Organization that offers Comedy camps and programs to help promote well-being and joy. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 18 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $15
Online

This program includes mindfulness practice and relaxation, which supports self regulation and helps to relieve anxiety. Read more

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PROGRAM
Basketball
Private coaching
Feb 07, 2021 - Oct 31, 2029

  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $110
BurlingtonOntario

Getting involved with a personal coach will deliver higher results and drive up success! Read more

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  • West-End, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $21,000
TorontoWest-EndWest-EndOntario

Experience the homeschooling approach with the benefits of socialization in a small classroom environment. Read more

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  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,700
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin Read more

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  • Algonquin Park, ON
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $3,795
Algonquin ParkOntario

A combination of diverse in camp programming and Canoe Tripping Read more

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  • West-End, Toronto
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,395
TorontoWest-EndWest-EndOntario

Teens put their wilderness and naturalist skills to the test over three weeks of backcountry camping & canoeing! Read more

,41,6,81,133,5,10,9,134,88,2,91,33,24,7,50,153,1,276,8,3,28,16,322,25,56,252,overnightcamp,coed,239515-162022-08-01
  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $6,950
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin. Read more

,48,6,41,81,256,5,17,133,257,22,259,258,165,138,37,150,265,288,289,59,10,9,173,123,69,174,20,2,88,91,33,24,321,1,226,15,3,322,16,25,31,49,277,56,64,8,11,347,12,21,327,251,223,28,36,346,221,54,58,60,63,225,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,69507-152022-06-012022-07-01
  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $240
PickeringOntario

Gain real world leadership experience while having summer fun! Read more

,48,6,170,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,88,2,91,366,33,24,357,50,316,153,1,12,3,347,63,28,188,0,daycamp,coed,24012-152022-08-01

  • Magog, QC
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $4,575
MagogQuebec

Discover nature in a bilingual setting, where you choose your own activities! Create a schedule, try something new, explore! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $343
Online

Online debate workshops are designed in a fun, interactive and student-centred way. 1:4 teaching ratio - true enrichment! Read more

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  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $9,550
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin Read more

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $520
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Our Leaders in Training program allows youth to gain leadership skills while exploring Toronto's urban wilderness. Read more

,10,5,9,173,123,69,88,2,91,33,24,357,50,7,153,1,28,3,161,daycamp,coed,52014-172022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01

  • Canning, NS
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $335
CanningNova Scotia

Combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, a full recreation schedule, and a core of incredible arts programming! Read more

,81,6,197,5,345,71,59,288,10,9,173,123,67,177,24,2,130,50,144,7,19,361,358,357,172,daycamp,coed,3354-72022-07-01
  • Online
  • Age 10 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

In Physics we focus on the "big picture", clarifying most difficult topics, covering the Curriculum, and even going beyond. Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $140
OakvilleOntario

Our after school program offer a safe place for children to be until parents are able to pick up. Class work and tutoring. Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $150
MississaugaOntario

Kids have a blast building awesome video games and developing ninja coding skills on the path from white to black belt! Read more

,331,177,180,332,67,304,159,68,179,314,2,268,365,programclass,coed,1505-142021-03-012021-04-012021-05-012021-06-012021-07-012021-08-012021-09-012021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-01
PROGRAM
Traditional
Adventure
Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Scouts take their outdoor adventure skills to the next level with mountain biking, rock climbing, lots of camping and more. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $363
Online

Daily simulations, paired with skills workshops and seminars on international politics. Read more

,362,2,97,virtualprogram,coed,36310-162022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-012022-11-012022-12-01
  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $700
PickeringOntario

Lead, have fun, and work as a team this summer! Read more

,48,6,170,81,10,5,9,173,123,69,88,2,91,366,33,24,357,50,316,153,1,12,3,347,63,28,overnightcamp,coed,70012-152022-07-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 9 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $695
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Meet new friends, have a blast, learn to sail, and work towards your internationally recognized CANSail certifications. Read more

,49,3,322,daycamp,coed,6959-132022-07-012022-08-01
  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

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  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $10,250
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin. Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 11 (Girls)
  • From $975
Parry SoundOntario

An introductory 1 week session where the girls have an opportunity to try new activities, meet new friends. Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $2,583
Parry SoundOntario

A 4 week leadership program for girls and gender diverse youth 16 years of age in which they develop a wide range of skills. Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $625
OakvilleOntario

Appleby Overnight is a program designed with camp families in mind - many are interested in an overnight experience for their Read more

,10,5,9,24,2,54,3,347,58,63,221,56,322,188,0,overnightcamp,coed,62510-142022-08-01
  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Girls)
  • From $250
Parry SoundOntario

For girls who are looking to take the first step in their overnight camping experience check out our Stepping Stones program. Read more

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  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $300
PickeringOntario

Trial sleeping in a bunk bed, having home cooked meals with friends, and exploring the forest and stream! Read more

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PROGRAM
Traditional
Adventure
Rover Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 19 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Through fun expeditions and mentored personal progression, Rover Scouts benefit from thrilling opportunities with friends. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $295
Online

Subject-expert tutors help students get an academic advantage to prepare for high school, university, and a career anywhere. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $90
Online

Campers will learn about computer programming concepts/techniques; learning to code interactive computer programs & games. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $20
Online

What is more amazing than the unique human brain? It controls everything we do, from our emotions to how we sense. Read more

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  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $236
AjaxMississaugaWoodbridgeOntario

Our camps are designed to be a perfectly customizable experience to fit every child – all in one location! Read more

,154,5,22,292,337,10,9,296,173,123,333,160,2,281,24,270,314,319,1,12,3,347,54,56,322,161,188,0,daycamp,coed,2366-82022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01
  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
PickeringOntario

Discover nature’s superheroes, and how to be your own superhero! Read more

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  • Torrance, ON
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $325
TorranceOntario

6-8 year olds experience all the fun of an overnight camp experience with the comfort of having their parents close by. Read more

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DAY CAMP
Roblox
Coding Camp
Jul 05 - Aug 19, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Campers will create their very own ROBLOX video game with the help of our Coding Specialists! Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $750
BurlingtonOntario

Camp Kahuna inspires children to pursue leadership. Leadership instruction is led by award winning speaker, Scott Graham. Read more

,33,2,91,12,3,347,25,322,28,54,56,225,10,5,9,17,70,288,173,197,345,overnightcamp,coed,7506-132022-08-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $695
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

This program emphasizes fun while learning the basics of sailing, in a safe and nurturing environment. Read more

,49,3,322,daycamp,coed,6956-82022-07-012022-08-01

  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
PickeringOntario

Campers will learn all about animals as they develop their spy skills in this outdoor camp! Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Boys)
  • From $1,900
Parry SoundOntario

Kodiak Junior allows 6 to 8 year-old boys to experience one week of overnight summer camp. Get ready: fun, friends, success! Read more

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  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
PickeringOntario

Finding our own adventures in the woods! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $5,000
Online

Research on the Cognitive Intensive Program shows significant improvements in learning and living. Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $210
VaughanOntario

Explore civil engineering concepts such skyscrapers, bridges, roads and then create, code and operate your own robots! Read more

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  • Algonquin Park, ON
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $3,495
Algonquin ParkOntario

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Read more

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  • Newmarket, ON
  • Age 9 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $539
NewmarketOntario

Hands-on riding camp for beginner to advanced. Operating 40 years in GTA with qualified instructors accredited by OCA & OE. Read more

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DAY CAMP
Math
Reading
Summer Camp
Jul 04 - Aug 26, 2022

  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $360
OakvilleOntario

Alongside academics, our summer program is loaded with offsite/outdoor activities, games and trips. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

,196,2,32,195,342,362,358,79,97,270,271,19,virtualprogram,coed,458-162021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
  • St. Catharines, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,943
St. CatharinesOntario

Our signature overnight program has been bringing debate campers together since 2002. It is the highlight of our summer! Read more

,97,2,362,overnightcamp,coed,194312-172022-07-01
  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $264
BramptonOntario

Campers will learn all about wilderness survival through fun, hands on instruction and practical application! Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $452
MississaugaOntario

Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

,287,5,37,339,176,150,programclass,coed,4525-112022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
  • Algonquin Park, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $995
Algonquin ParkOntario

Camp Ahmek and Camp Wapomeo offer a balance of canoe tripping and programming. Activities include swimming, canoeing, arts & Read more

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  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $180
PickeringOntario

Players ages 7-12 will participate in our “NK Jr Academy House League”. This program is a great starting point for beginners. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $0
Online

Gain basic coding skills with well-crafted lesson plans. Exploring imagination through coding. Read more

,337,5,173,9,69,178,177,331,180,332,304,159,196,2,32,195,129,182,50,130,316,144,315,267,317,7,137,314,268,virtualprogram,coed,06-142022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $4,300
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $38
Online

In Chemistry we focus on the "big picture", clarifying most difficult topics, covering the Curriculum, and even going beyond. Read more

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  • Magog, QC
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,575
MagogQuebec

For two weeks, campers design their own schedule, live in a bilingual community and develop waterfront and woodland skills! Read more

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  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $188
PickeringOntario

Campers will find the magic in the forest as they explore and learn some skills along the way! Read more

,48,6,81,70,5,288,10,9,173,123,69,24,2,12,3,347,28,63,188,0,daycamp,coed,1884-122022-08-01
OVERNIGHT
Traditional
1. Explorer
Jun 26 - Aug 13, 2022

  • Magog, QC
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,100
MagogQuebec

Groups of 8 maximum, where you choose your own activities! Create a schedule, get outside and explore! Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $375
BurlingtonOntario

We build resiliency in teens. Leadership is taught by Canada's leadership expert, Scott Graham. Read more

,17,5,197,345,274,288,70,337,10,9,296,173,88,2,91,366,33,24,19,319,1,12,3,347,54,28,25,322,56,225,daycamp,coed,37513-152022-07-012022-08-012022-09-01
  • Orillia, ON
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $4,400
OrilliaOntario

Are you looking for a meaningful, values based and FUN camp experience for you child? Come experience the magic of Wahanowin Read more

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $180
VaughanOntario

Student design racing car, boat, airplane and Mars Rover Robots to see who can travel the farthest around the world. Read more

,67,177,159,130,2,50,268,programclass,coed,1808-122022-01-012022-02-01
  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 7 to 15 (Girls)
  • From $1,805
Parry SoundOntario

A traditional summer camp experience focusing on campers learning to be part of a cabin group while developing independence. Read more

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  • Torrance, ON
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $1,200
TorranceOntario

Families come for a shared adventure at camp but kids age 8-17 years get to choose their favourite programs each day. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $90
Online

Learn basic coding skills while designing, building and creating your own video game using programs such as Scratch. Read more

,304,177,180,159,68,351,179,365,18,virtualprogram,coed,906-92022-03-01
  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 7 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $1,170
Parry SoundOntario

An all girls overnight summer camp located on a private island with a variety of traditional camp activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

,196,2,32,195,129,357,50,356,182,130,316,144,315,267,317,7,314,268,271,virtualprogram,coed,458-162021-10-012021-11-012021-12-012022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
  • Online
  • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $119
Online

Begin your medical journey with us from anywhere. Offering 9 unique theme weeks. Age based activities. A new experience daily Read more

,88,2,91,366,33,316,50,315,314,268,226,1,320,319,virtualprogram,coed,1195-142022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-01
  • Algonquin Park, ON
  • Age 7 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $11,995
Algonquin ParkOntario

A combination of diverse in camp programming and Canoe Tripping Read more

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

For those with some sailing experience, racers will develop their sailing skills and race tactics! Read more

,49,3,322,daycamp,coed,60010-152022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-01
  • Online
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $0
Online

With Live Coach, your child will learn typing through a well-structured plan. Try our free trial class today. Read more

,10,5,9,159,177,196,2,32,182,50,130,316,315,317,7,137,314,268,18,virtualprogram,coed,06-142022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01
  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Our Wildlings program for 4 to 7 year olds nurtures a sense of adventure and freedom to just BE. Read more

,256,5,258,22,10,9,196,2,32,160,129,24,270,12,3,347,21,27,254,221,54,188,0,daycamp,coed,6004-72022-07-012022-08-01
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $450
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Through excellence in dinghy instruction and race coaching, we offer a family friendly, “Home on the water”. Read more

,49,3,322,daycamp,coed,4507-152022-05-012022-06-012022-07-012022-08-012022-09-012022-10-01
DAY CAMP
Roblox
Robotics Camp
Jul 05 - Aug 19, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Program and control your very own robot to accomplish a number of challenges with the help of our Robotics Specialist! Read more

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $512
MississaugaOntario

Our unique curriculum will start your child on the road to musical mastery and the love of learning. Read more

,287,5,37,339,176,150,programclass,coed,5125-72022-01-012022-02-012022-03-012022-04-012022-05-012022-06-01

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

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How do you define independence?

Think of the first two letters of the word independence. “Independence means dependence from inside you,” says Jocelyn Palm. She’s the Executive Director and owner of Glen Bernard Camp, an all-girls camp in Sundridge, Ontario. “It means freedom from control by other people so you aren’t influenced by your peers.” Independence consists of asking yourself, “what are my principles? Those are the values that will take you into adulthood, so if you learn them as a young person, it’s a good advantage,” she says. 

Others, like Jennifer Jupp, offer variant definitions. She believes, “it's about being able to support yourself in a whole bunch of ways without the influence, control and authority of someone else.” She watches kids grow independent in weeklong sessions at the overnight camp where she’s Senior Director. It arises naturally out of their making a dozen daily decisions without parents present. 

Similarly, Emilia Antunes sees her son Erick growing in his ability to trust his own judgement. She’s noticed this improvement in him, especially after camp. “For me,” she says, “independence [consists of] Erick being able to make his own decisions and being able to accomplish tasks all by himself ... I see that in COOKSMART camp because he’s getting more independent with each class.”

How to develop independence 

You can accelerate your children’s development of independence in settings that mix freedom with responsibility like overnight camp. As Senior Director of Camp Wenonah in Bracebridge, Jupp knows deeply how camp nurtures personal growth. With its variety of daily interactions and activities, Wenonah gives children space “to solve their own problems and really care for themselves.” In other words, kids there become more independent daily. 

Jocelyn Palm shares a few examples from her experience at Glen Bernard Camp to illustrate how she’s seen independence demonstrated by campers. 

“[When] I’m at the high ropes course or a different event and I say they were fantastic today ... and they don’t say anything back, they just smile at you.” Encouraging children to continue doing an activity that they love and choose to do will encourage them to make more independent decisions in the future.

Glen Bernard's fixed day-to-day format ensures that younger campers are involved in all activities. “You can’t say that you’re not going sailing because you’re afraid. Everyone is going sailing, so you go, and then you become less afraid and you become independent.” However, “as campers grow older, they have more choices about what they’re going to do each day.  

"Older campers do a ‘solo’, which is an opportunity for them to spend time with themselves for 24 hours. There are sites that we have, right close to the camp, where they can be there alone. They’re not allowed to take any books or any of that. It’s interesting when they come back and we ask them what they did." Some campers talk about what they’ve seen and heard, whereas other campers will use whatever resources are there to be creative and resourceful. "One camper told us that she made a deck of cards [out of a pencil and piece of paper]."  

For each Glen Bernard camper, the solo experience is unique. "We try and make many occasions during their time at camp where they learn to make decisions," says Palm.

What is an example of independence?

At Camp Wenonah, campers are given the opportunity to choose specific activities to dedicate their time to, while at camp. "I particularly like it when kids choose an activity that’s different than what their parents really thought they would choose. It’s them in a big way, being themselves, making the choice for themselves," Jupp explains. 

She also sees independence in children through their ability to choose activities that differ from their friends. “[Imagine] a 16-year old choosing something different from what the majority of what their closest peers choose ... I think that’s huge in the area of independence and they take that with them after camp ... There aren’t social repercussions for them if they choose something different from what their peer group chooses.”

What are the benefits of independence?

Jocelyn Palm believes that independence is a very important trait for children to develop, especially in today’s society. “The world is coming at all of us and especially the young people at a fast and furious pace. There are messages from all different sources, more than just other people or more than the daily paper, radio or TV … In order to keep your sanity, you really have to know, who am I? What am I going to do? ... I have to make a decision now, for me, and do I have the ability to make it?” Independence helps you stand your ground, develop who you are as an individual and stick to your morals.

It also helps with a person’s ability to cope in situations and get along well with others. At Glen Bernard, Palm and her staff try to help campers to get along with everyone, of course, but this "doesn’t [necessarily] mean that they’re your best friend,” she explains. “Getting along means that you know how to deal with people who may not be your friends, but you still have to learn to cope." 

Similarly, Xavier, a camper at Academie Duello's Knight Camp, believes it's important to know how “to stand on your own and ... ask for help. You won’t always have people to turn to so it’s good to be able to turn to yourself and really just be able to explore the world around you. [You can do this by] using independence [while] not being afraid of what people will think of you.”

Overall, there are myriad reasons that highlight the importance of independence in children. Here are just some of the gifts kids gain from independence: 

  • Courage and confidence to take care of themselves 
  • Enhanced decision-making skills 
  • Self-motivation and willingness to take initiative 
  • A feeling of inclusion
  • Freedom to explore beyond a comfort zone 
  • Improved self-esteem 
  • Real-world experience that better prepares them for adulthood 

“The sooner [children] get independence," says Emilia Antunes, "the better they will be able to deal with different environments and situations without parents around.” This helps Erick in other areas beyond cooking lessons. “It fosters self-reliance because it empowers them to achieve their own goals,” she says. 

She notices that Erick is more comfortable taking risks than he was before he attended the camp. He feels more confident in his ability to trust his own instincts rather than ask for help. He makes his own recipes. However, “it’s not only about cooking,” she explains, “it’s about getting more confident, taking risks and doing things for [him]self.” 

How will independence help children as they get older? 

“Life’s road is bumpy and we’re going to fall down a lot as kids, youth and adults,” says Jupp. “I think that the earlier we can foster independence in ourselves, the better we’re going to be able to support ourselves through the bumpy road of life.”

Knowing how to navigate on their own gives kids' other qualities vital to a healthy adulthood. These include self-esteem, decision-making skills, self-reliance, cooperation, personal discipline, and more. Not only are these qualities strongly recommended for academic success, they’re extremely important tools to help kids navigate hardships in their future. 

“I think independence is a key part of self-reliance,” Jupp continues. “It gives us the confidence to know how to pick ourselves up ... For a kid to know that, especially if they feel that their world outside of themselves with their parents, family, school, sports team, [etc] feels like it’s falling apart, to have that deep feeling of independence and security within yourself and to have that at a young age…I really think it’s a superpower for kids to have.”

Want your child to improve their independence?

Any  environment where children have some distance from parents will enhance and develop their independence. At camp, kids act on their own, meet other people, learn self-reliance and other skills. “Children and youth will learn really quickly that they can do things and really make decisions for themselves without the influence of their parents or guardians,” says Jupp. For her, camp is a concentrated social environment where kids and staff learn from  each other. “Other kids affect them in a whole bunch of ways, positively and negatively. Having to navigate those social interactions in such a concentrated way [at camp] creates hundreds of opportunities to develop independence.” 

From a Camp Director perspective, Palm believes that a camp environment fosters independence because campers attend without their parents or guardians and must learn how to work with other people and adapt on their own.

“Some [people] may have different views and now, they’ve got to learn to cope with these other people. They’re not at home, there’s no asking mom or brother what to do. Here I am, on my own. I think that’s a great opportunity at camp,” she explains. 



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