Magic Camps

Become a master of illusion this summer at a magic camp near you. Channel your inner Harry Potter, and start yourself on the road to becoming the next David Blaine! Camps below feature a variety of teaching focused on techniques of magic for kids, to help them develop into better illusionists.

Through practice at a magic camp, you'll improve immensely in technique and presentation. You'll learn how to be more natural and more relaxed on stage. You'll gain assurance, both as a magician, and on a personal level. Things you learn at magic camp will have implications for your ability in real-life areas like public speaking, and careers such as business,  marketing and other fields. Read more


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Get the full-on magic experience at camps listed below, where they offer programming or sessions offering intensive instruction in magic.

Harbourfront Centre Camps  

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps has provided a a unique setting in which learning and fun intersect. Our campers gain life skills through meaningful participation and in all facets of arts and contemporary culture.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight Coed2504-160Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

Township of King  

Ontario (7)

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With a mixture of sports, arts, and nature based programs, you are sure to find the perfect camp or program for your child! High Five and OCA Certified. Visit www.king.ca for more information.

  • Ages 2 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $4/week
Day, Program, family Coed42-181King, Nobleton
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Learn magic in among many other camp activities at the many kids' camps listed below.

Kidnetix  

Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Toronto. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, sports, arts & crafts, workshops, field trips & indoor playground fun!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day Coed1504-150Brampton, Ontario, Downsview, Toronto,

Adventure Valley  

Throughout Greater Toronto Area

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer day camp for Toronto kids yearning for outdoor adventure. Sports activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and a variety of other outdoor activities.

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day Coed3504-151Throughout Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

Conservatory of Dance and Music  

Willowdale, Toronto

  • Dance (multi)
  • Day, Program

Professional and fun, themed March Break and Summer Camps. From Moana to Justin Timberlake, we make dance and music training fun! Ballet, jazz, hip hop, voice, music and other activities. No experience necessary.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $18/week
Day, Program Coed184-162Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario

Brick Works Academy  

Ontario (13)

  • Science: LEGO
  • Day

The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $220/week
Day Coed2206-133Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Alexandra Park, Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington, Cambridge, Lansing , Toronto

Branksome Hall Day Camps  

Rosedale, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $360/week
Day Coed3604-124Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario

Camp Wabikon  

Temagami

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

An experience kids love. A family parents trust. Wabikon is sleepover camp for boys and girls ages 6-17. Campers from around the world feel like part of the family and enjoy activities on a challenge-by-choice basis.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $1,075/week
Overnight Coed10756-175Temagami, Ontario
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Program

Our Fashion Modeling Camps are an amazing opportunity to build confidence, discover talents and develop skills such as public speaking, acting, runway & much more!

  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Girls
  • from $395/program
Day, Program Girls39510-176Ottawa, Ontario

Camp Kahuna  

Burlington; Milton

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Halton region camp offering leadership training and an extraordinary camp program that will exceed your expectations. We fuse traditional camp activities with the extraordinary.

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $600/week
Day, Overnight Coed6006-137Burlington, , Burlington, Ontario, Milton, Ontario

Bayview Glen Camp  

Don Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Located centrally in Toronto, this summer camp offers air conditioned buildings, robotics, sports and arts camps, heated swimming pools and more.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $500/week
Day Coed5004-148Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario

Shadow Lake Centre  

Whitchurch - Stouffville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

A summer camp for children, youth, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Accessible activities that include sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and lots of music.

  • Ages 7 to 65
  • Coed
  • from $1,575/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed15757-659Whitchurch - Stouffville, Ontario

Zodiac Day Camp  

Forest Hill, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Zodiac Day Camp offers variety-based and specialty programs for campers 2-15 years old. Zodiac is located in central Toronto and runs 7 1-week Summer sessions. Daily instructional swim along with other great activities!

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day Coed1902.5-1510Forest Hill, Toronto, Ontario

Lovell International Camps   

International

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $3,800/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed38006-1811International, ---------------, International,

Olympia Sports Camp  

Huntsville

  • Sport (multi)
  • Overnight

We offer kids professional instruction, guidance to grow & excel while having fun! Choose from over 90 programs in Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Art, Recreation, Self-Discovery & Fitness.

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $905/week
Overnight Coed9058-1912Huntsville, Ontario

Camp Kodiak  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Fun! Friends! Success! An integrated overnight summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,386/week
Overnight Coed13866-1813Parry Sound, Ontario

Claremont Nature Centre  

Pickering

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

Nature based summer day and overnight camp led by Ontario Certified Teachers. Spend days outdoors exploring ponds, creeks, wetlands meadows and forests!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $180/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed1805-1814Pickering, Ontario

Camp North Star  

Maine

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

A co-ed overnight camp on 200 acres in Poland, Maine. Campers enjoy an elective program with 100+ choices that focuses on instruction and skill development in Arts, Athletics, Enrichment, Outdoors and Waterfront.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $3,100/session
Overnight Coed31007-1715Maine, Maine

Sidney Ledson Institute  

Don Mills, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Give your child the advantage of academic advancement / reinforcement in curriculum subjects and SSAT/ISEE prep during the Summer holidays.  Daily physical activity and outdoor play.

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $136/week
Day, Program Coed1362.5-1416Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program Coed1594-1817Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON

AlevelUp Basketball Training  

York Mills, Toronto; Ajax; Oakville

  • Sport: Basketball
  • Day, Program, family

AlevelUp Basketball Training is packed with skill training specialist to inspire during the school year. Whether you are beginner or advanced , ages 4 - 18 yrs old, we will take your game A-level-Up!!

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $100/session
Day, Program, family Coed1004-1818York Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Ajax, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario

Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge  

Vaughan; Woodbridge

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • from $175/week
Day, Program Coed1754-1019Vaughan, Ontario, Woodbridge, Ontario

Appleby College Summer Programs  

Oakville; International

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $328/week
Day, Overnight Coed3284-1720Oakville, Ontario, International,

Crestwood Valley Day Camp  

Bridle Path, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $545/week
Day Coed5454-1521Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario

Magic summer camps

Some of the things kids get from magic camp:

  • Essential techniques of prestidigitation, sleight of hand and misdirection.
  • Exposure to varieties of magic, including stage, parlour or close up magic.
  • Learn from professionals and working magicians.
  • Workshop with others in small groups.
  • Develop and improve your stage presence, and manipulate the audience's attention.
  • Learn staging tricks, acting and other performance techniques, to optimize showmanship.

Both overnight camps and day camps feature opportunities to learn magic. Depending on the focus of the camp you choose, your training in magic can vary greatly. A specialized magic camp will get you in front of an audience. They may even have a theatre explicitly devoted to staging, so you can get a true feel for your own stage presence. Working with real sound and lighting in an actual stage environment will have benefits beyond your expectations.

Magic lessons

Think of all the different kinds of magic you have seen. How well do you know how to perform any of those tricks? How much fun would it be to learn how to actually do some of them?

Magic camps offer lessons in a whole variety of illusions, including the following:

  • Straightforward card tricks for close-up illusions or for the stage
  • Disappearing acts, levitation, escapes, and other stage illusions
  • Sawing people in half
  • Cups and balls tricks
  • Coin and money tricks

The benefits of camp

Aside from learning magic, camps like these have many other benefits:

  • Kids grow in self-confidence as they interact with other campers.
  • They'll make friends with other young magicians, to encourage each other
  • Children get outdoors and participate in camp activities such as canoeing, hiking and sports activities.

You never know where it might lead!

As a budding magician you can have fun busking or street-performing. Many magicians and illusionists have done very well on TV shows like America's Got Talent. There are many working magicians in the world, aside from those who are world-famous and suitably wealthy. David Copperfield and Michael Carbonaro (along with David Blaine, already mentioned) are magic camp alumni. In addition, Derek DelGaudio, Dan and Dave Buck, Criss Angel, Mark DeSouza, Simon Lovell, Rocco, Eric DeCamps, Johnny Ace Palmer, Dan Hauss are just some who make a very healthy living as magicians.

Research has, in fact, shown that the best magicians have developed an understanding of people that is ahead of what you can learn through sciences like sociology and psychology. Practical benefits of learning magic can extend to later life choices. Far beyond nerdy fun, magic camp really could change your life.



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