Camps that grow interpersonal skills

Develop emotional intelligence and communication skills

Interpersonal skills are:
• Ability to understand the emotions and behaviours of others, and to respond accordingly
• Ability to compromise and listen
• Communication skills
• Leadership

An ever-increasing number of camps “realize how important emotional intelligence is,” says Alice Wiafe. “It’s right in the curriculum.” Below the listings, learn more from psychotherapist Wiafe, parents, and campers discussing the value of interpersonal skills and camp’s role in developing this character trait. Read more




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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Cartooning
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

A combination of drawing, painting, narrating and illustration are used in this class to teach cartooning to the students. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $720

Convey the importance of the public speaking skills in their lives and give them tools to be a confident speaker. Read more

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  • Throughout Ontario (10)
  • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $240

Since 1994 ! GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Painting
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $678

The ultimate goal of this class is to develop students’ creativity, through hands-on painting activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 1 to 2 (Coed)
  • From $100

We help you give your toddler the Critical Foundation Skills needed before they can understand numbers, letters and shapes. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Fashion Design
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $678

The emphasis of this fashion design class is to learn the basics of drawing and clothing construction for fashion design. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 2 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $125

We engage children in learning by using the 5 senses which continue to be a critical factor in how young children best learn. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1

We offer two FocusClubs: Book Club & Toastmasters Club, on alternating Saturdays. FocusClub is run by our dedicated teachers Read more

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FOCUS: Visual Arts
Sculpting
Oct 04, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

Our kids in this sculpture class can work with unlimited choice of materials to create three-dimensional objects. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $1,700

By the end of the program, your child will have the talent to write fantastic essays and deliver strong speeches! Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Girls)
  • From $3,899

For girls aged 14-15, this 14-day expedition features canoeing and camping through the iconic Georgian Bay region. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Sewing And Patterning
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $678

Students in this class get familiar with the basics of sewing patterns, dressmaking, fabric selection, fabric design, ect. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Sewing And Patterning
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

Students in this class get familiar with the basics of sewing patterns, dressmaking, fabric selection, fabric design, ect. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,099

For youth aged 14-16, this 7-day expedition features canoeing and camping through beautiful Northern Ontario Read more

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  • Throughout Ontario (10)
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $160

Since 1994 ! GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $1,700

Power of Words Academy is committed to providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children. Read more

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  • Throughout Ontario (10)
  • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $240

Since 1994 ! GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Filmmaking
Oct 08, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $723

For each film production, students write a script, learn the fundamentals of set and sound design, make-up and costuming, etc Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Cartooning
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

A combination of drawing, painting, narrating and illustration are used in this class to teach cartooning to students Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Filmmaking
Oct 08, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $723

For each film production, students write a script, learn the fundamentals of set and sound design, make-up and costuming, etc Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 2 to 4 (Coed)
  • From $15

Join us for a good old fashioned story time! This program will take your imagination to a whole new world! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 1 to 2 (Coed)
  • From $15

Join a registered ECE and learn short songs, rhymes and lullabies to connect with your baby! Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Comedy
Improv Class
Sep 13, 2021 - Jun 13, 2022

  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $30

Stand-Up, Sketch, Saying YES! All the fundamentals of creating comedy for the stage! Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Filmmaking
Oct 08, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $723

For each film production, students write a script, learn the fundamentals of set and sound design, make-up and costuming, etc Read more

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  • Milton, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $465

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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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 13 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $2,800

Campers combine the theatre program with other camp activities. The camp enjoys the theatre program's production! Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 17 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $6,149

For youth aged 16-18, this 32-day expedition features camping and canoeing through beautiful Northern Ontario. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Painting
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $678

The ultimate goal of this class is to develop students’ creativity, through hands-on painting activities. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $149

Now you can join us using the latest digital tools to bring the game of D&D to life through your web browser and google meet Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $720

Convey the importance of the public speaking skills in their lives and give them tools to be a confident speaker. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1,999

For 2SLGBTQ+ identifying youth aged 16-18, this 7-day expedition features canoeing through the iconic Georgian Bay region. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Performing Arts
Drama
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $588

Children will learn how to script a scene, character development, how to take direction, and overall stage presence. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $1,500

Campers who have a keen interest in tripping will enjoy these 5-day canoe trip options. Read more

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  • Vancouver Island, BC
  • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $2,093

For youth ages 14-16, this 7-day expedition features kayaking and camping along the scenic West Coast. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Sculpting
Oct 05, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $723

Our kids in this sculpture class can work with unlimited choice of materials to create three-dimensional objects. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Boys)
  • From $3,899

For boys aged 14-15, this 14-day passage features canoeing and camping in breathtaking Northern Ontario. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $400

We have the perfect March Break camps for budding young musicians! Read more

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FOCUS: Visual Arts
Sculpting
Oct 04, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

Our kids in this sculpture class can work with unlimited choice of materials to create three-dimensional objects. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Cartooning
Oct 04, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $678

A combination of drawing, painting, narrating and illustration are used in this class to teach cartooning to the students Read more

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  • Throughout Ontario (10)
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $160

Since 1994 ! GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Fashion Design
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

The emphasis of this fashion design class is to learn the basics of drawing and clothing construction for fashion design. Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 10 to 13 (Girls)
  • From $399

A guide to starting this year with success! Mindfulness, friendships, resilience, and healthy habits for an outstanding year! Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $25

Classes in Performing Arts for ages 4 through 17, to develop stage presence, build character, and encourage teamwork! Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Painting
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

The ultimate goal of this class is to develop students’ creativity, through hands-on painting activities. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Sculpting
Oct 05, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $678

Our kids in this sculpture class can work with unlimited choice of materials to create three-dimensional objects. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Painting
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $723

The ultimate goal of this class is to develop students’ creativity, through hands-on painting activities. Read more

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  • Kananaskis, AB
  • Age 14 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $3,906

For youth 15-16, this 14-Day expedition features hiking and camping in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $120

Since 1994 ! GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,700

Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $1,700

Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 13 to 14 (Girls)
  • From $1,500

Campers who have a keen interest in tripping will enjoy this 5-day canoe trip! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $720

Convey the importance of the public speaking skills in their lives and give them tools to be a confident speaker. Read more

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VIRTUAL
FOCUS: Debate
Debate Program
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 04, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $100

Our weekly group classes and customizable private lessons allow debaters to prepare and thrive in tournaments and beyond! Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Fashion Design
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $723

The emphasis of this fashion design class is to learn the basics of drawing and clothing construction for fashion design. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $5,699

For youth aged 16-18 this 21-day expedition features canoeing and campaign through beautiful Northern Ontario. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Performing Arts
Drama
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $633

Children will learn how to script a scene, character development, how to take direction, and overall stage presence. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Arts
Sewing And Patterning
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $723

Students in this class get familiar with the basics of sewing patterns, dressmaking, fabric selection, fabric design, ect. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Performing Arts
Drama
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $588

Children will learn how to script a scene, character development, how to take direction, and overall stage presence. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Performing Arts
Drama
Oct 06, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $588

Children will learn how to script a scene, character development, how to take direction, and overall stage presence. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 12 (Girls)
  • From $179

Empower girls through team games, self-expression, leadership exercises self-reflection, with a girl bonding experience. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $100

Public Speaking private lessons help students to present with confidence, deliver impromptu speeches, and write speeches. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Cartooning
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $678

A combination of drawing, painting, narrating and illustration are used in this class to teach cartooning to students. Read more

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  • Vancouver Island, BC
  • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $5,649

For youth aged 16-18, this 21-day expedition is the ultimate West Coast experience featuring surfing and sea kayaking. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Sculpting
Oct 04, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $678

Our kids in this sculpture class can work with unlimited choice of materials to create three-dimensional objects. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,700

Committed to providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children nurturing environment! Read more

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

Dedicated Science course focusing on core disciplines and exposure of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Read more

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VIRTUAL
FOCUS: Traditional
Kindness Club
Jul 19, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023

  • Online
  • Age 5 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $0

JUMP START your GREATNESS in GROWING YOUR HEART, TRAINING YOUR BRAIN and BUILDING YOUR KINDNESS FOOTPRINT! Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: Visual Arts
Painting
Sep 28, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $678

The ultimate goal of this class is to develop students’ creativity, through hands-on painting activities. Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $4,595

Forerunners enjoy the freedom of activity selection paired with team development and leadership sessions. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $320

Ideas! Presentations! Great photos and video! Let’s put it all together this week. Read more

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  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $385

Get ready to take the lead on the next game of the year! In this program, we will learn the steps to successful game-making. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $90

Learn about 3D design, graphic design, animation, computer music, & more! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $15

Quality one-to-one instruction delivered virtually in your home via our dynamic and interactive learning platform. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $383

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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  • Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
  • Age 3 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $25

STEM Junior programs are designed for the youngest inventors, who are starting to explore the world around them. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $550

Get an understanding the fundamentals of architectural design, architectural education, and related career paths. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $150

We will design our own narrative worlds in Minecraft as we learn about effective storytelling and game creation. Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $36

Our group basketball classes are the most popular, as players can register with friends and learn new skills weekly. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $90

From understanding the parts of a computer to the basics of code, you're going to become a computer whiz kid! Read more

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  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $385

Learn about 3D design, graphic design, animation, computer music, and more as we explore the creative side of STEM! Read more

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

Bayview Glen offers both traditional day camp experiences and more specialized skill-building camp experiences! Read more

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VIRTUAL
FOCUS: Cooking
Birthday Parties
Oct 30, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $200

Your perfect birthday party! Celebrate with friends and family from all over by baking a birthday treat together online! Read more

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

Sailing Camp provides campers with an opportunity to get on the lake for a week of fun in sailboats at Cherry Beach! Read more

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  • Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $50

STEM Senior programs are designed for LEGO, robotics and Minecraft enthusiasts. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $440

This program uses your participant’s love of Minecraft to explore the fundamentals of design and architecture! Read more

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  • Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $40

STEM Middle programs are designed for kids who have a passion for LEGO and want to take it to the next level. Read more

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VIRTUAL
FOCUS: Education
BridgeWhiz
Oct 25, 2021 - Apr 01, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 8 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $0

Learning to play bridge will nurture your child’s competitive spirit. Build social skills. And enhance deductive reasoning. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $300

Rooks to Cooks offers fun & engaging virtual Cooking Birthday Parties for kids and families to celebrate a special day! Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $260

Is your child in grade 4 French Immersion or about to enter? We help our students excel in the French Immersion program. Read more

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  • Rocky Mountain House, AB
  • Age 11 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $100

Horse Experiences let guests learn different ways to communicate with horses and nature. Trail rides to encourage friendships Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $15

Quality one-to-one instruction delivered virtually in your home via our dynamic and interactive learning platform. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $850

What does it take to be a good student? Students will develop key skills that will take them to the next level. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $180

In this program, we will learn to design and code our own websites and apps. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $640

This program will give participants experience with real project management while fostering a greater sense of community. Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 7 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $1,170

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 15 (Coed)
  • From $0

Quills and Quotes teaches students to be effective writers and public speakers. Read more

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PROGRAM
FOCUS: STEAM
Junior STEM Club
Sep 18, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $350

Each month will feature a different theme including robotics, coding, video game design, and more! Read more

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  • Sudbury, ON
  • Age 13 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $7,500

In our program designed exclusively for teens, campers discover a world of growth, connection and community. Read more

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Interpersonal skills defined

“The skills we use everyday to communicate with others [include] the ability to control and self-regulate our own emotions” says Leigh King, one of the day camp managers at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. “Being able to effectively communicate with … peers and effectively control emotions is a huge part of growing up and learning. The more [kids] can learn that at a young age, the more positive interactions they’ll have with their peers, teachers and friends.” Early  development of interpersonal skills can play a huge role in a child’s maturation.

What are the benefits of interpersonal skills?

The development of interpersonal skills goes deeper than the ability to communicate, if you ask Alice Wiafe. For her, it’s a kind of intelligence, “a science that allows you to know how you’re wired, how you’re seen, how you’re perceived by other people … It’s your ability to read those cues with other people”. Emotional intelligence, she says, demonstrates the importance of interpersonal skills in everyday life. As a psychotherapist at Positive Kids, she deals directly with children’s growth in the realm of social and emotional skills. 

“Emotional intelligence [understanding, demonstrating and regulating emotions] is now a higher predictor of success than IQ,” according to research, she says. “Interpersonal skills and the ability to hone, nurture and grow in that part of your life is probably the most important piece [of kids’ personal development], more so than getting A’s in math.” 

This ability to connect and relate to other people, to communicate effectively and read social cues is extremely important, “in the workplace, in relationships ... in your [ability] to be self-aware and how you’re being perceived by others,” she says. 

Emotional intelligence is now a higher predictor of success than IQ.

As children get older, their interpersonal skills will develop and help them in their adult lives. These skills are useful in both personal and professional settings. People with interpersonal skills are better equipped to understand the needs and wants of others. They’re able to make positive adjustments to their behaviour or actions and cultivate harmonious environments as a result. They’re more likely to solve problems without commotion, communicate effectively and have a deeper consideration of others. 

How to develop your child’s interpersonal skills

You can foster interpersonal skills by modeling certain behaviours for your child. This includes keeping your temper at bay when you’re frustrated, working through situations calmly, listening to others and communicating how you feel calmly and respectfully. You can also encourage your child to practice positive interpersonal skills around other people by using manners, being polite and respectful. Remember to support your child’s achievements and use any discrepancies as an opportunity to learn from mistakes. 

Children aren’t born with interpersonal skills. As Wiafe explains, “some kids are naturally more comfortable with people but many are not. A lot of times they have to be honed, developed and learned.” 

Social environments provide children with the ability to focus on building relationships, gain confidence and manage their own emotions, behaviours and speech. It’s increasingly important, she points out, “that [camps and schools] are now realizing how important emotional intelligence is and are actually putting supports in place to make sure that’s something that’s nurtured in the curriculum.” 

How does camp accelerate the development of interpersonal skills? 

In a camp setting, children are exposed to new and various people. At camp, they build new relationships, develop skills and gain confidence. Through daily trial and error, kids learn at their own pace. “How you act during that process all naturally contributes to building interpersonal skills,” she explains. “If you were to ask a parent about what their child learned at camp, or if you were to ask an adult about what they learned at camp as a child ... they often will tie it back to social skills as well as just learning skills in general and how that has improved their confidence and helped them in their lives as they got older.”

Wiafe supports King’s point by mentioning that a camp environment is “built around the whole idea of building emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.” 

“They recognize that it’s very much needed and very significant in nurturing both intrapersonal skills (my relationship with myself) and interpersonal skills (my relationship with somebody else).” 

What is an example of interpersonal skills?

If a child is told to line up and they begin to push people or cut ahead, thatès one example of lacking interpersonal skills. Children don’t realize “there’s repercussions for that behaviour in terms of how they’re seen and ultimately treated,” Wiafe explains. “A child who has learned interpersonal skills would recognize that, if I act this way or say these things, then it’ll cost people to not want to be around me or not want to be my friend.” It’s all about developing fuller relationships with others around them. 

Leigh King illustrates an example of interpersonal skills at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, where she works. An initiative called “The YMCA Values Bead Program” awarded beads to campers demonstrating one or more of their six core values: respect, responsibility, inclusiveness, caring, honesty and health. One camper showed surprising personal growth by offering to give away one of his Values Beads in acknowledging both the emotions and actions of his peers.

Leigh tells the whole story below. 

Want your child to enhance their interpersonal skills?

Children learn interpersonal skills through exposure to others in a structured environment, like camp. They meet new friends, strengthen relationships, work in small and large groups and develop those interpersonal skills. “I just can’t stress enough what a huge role that I feel camp plays in the development of positive interpersonal skills for children and youth,” King mentions. “Camp is just a huge [opportunity] for children to learn and grow.”

At camp, “members of a peer group get all thrown together, and co-operation then becomes really important,” says Joan Grusec, professor emerita of psychology at the University of Toronto. “And that’s a great experience: learning how to get along with other people; take your fair share, no more; be concerned for other people.” Kids learn by example, she says, seeing it as “a natural way of life, [where] nobody questions it: This is the way we do things. We care for other people.”



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