Guide to Summer Camps 2017

By in Camps, Summer

How many more school days until summer vacation starts? I bet your kids know! If you’re wondering what to do with them this summer, look no further! Active Parents is here with Halton’s biggest list of Summer Camp options in and around our city. Where will your kids be hanging out this summer?


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The Art Gallery of Burlington‘s summer camps are ideal for creatives age 4 and older. Campers will have the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums with a different artist each day. Campers will experiment with clay, drawing and painting, darkroom photography* and mixed media sculpture. Older campers can try printmaking, pottery, and ceramics.


The Brightside Initiative is Waterdown’s newest – and most fun – play spot, and they want to spend the summer with you! If you are looking for a social skills camp in Hamilton, Burlington, Milton or the surrounding area, look no further! Their summer camps will provide social skills, self-regulation strategies and anxiety strategies for kids, while keeping them playful and creative and engaged.




The Great Big Theatre Company has offered drama education for kids since 1994. They have programs in every neighbourhood, and their experienced, caring and dynamic staff will guide your kids to self-confidence, self-expression and performance skills. The camp content and performances are different each week, so sign up for one week or more.




Summer is almost here and with that comes the dreaded “I’m bored!” Send your kids to Medium Art Studio before they can get the words out, and they’ll keep them busy painting, sewing & crafting in our new lineup of summer camps.




Rockin-JumpBurlingtonRockin’ Jump is sure to keep your kids active and entertained all day long! With its non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for young kids. Plus, screen free time, decision making skills, new friendships, and time for goofing around make Rockin’ Jump the summer camp of choice!




Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club helps swimmers from 4 years old and up to become the aquatic superstars they can be! Join one of our summer camp weeks and learn synchronized swimming basics, stroke correction, and even mermaid themed crafts and fun activities!



Art For Life 4 Kids is a beautiful studio to explore your creative side. Beginning sketch artist? Day Dream Doodler? Experienced painter? We welcome all skill levels! You will get to create your projects alongside fellow artists in a relaxed and encouraging environment, while exploring a number of different art materials, including water colours and acrylics. Our goal is to have one to two projects completed by the end of the week.






Adventure Running Kids Summer Camp in Ancaster focuses on having fun, running games and getting muddy, while having an appreciation and respect for our environment.


All Star Sports Camps – Football, karate, soccer, and floor hockey will fill the gyms at Haber Rec Centre this summer! Join the fun!


Aspire Climbing offers kids the best opportunity to learn the skills kids need to stay fit and have fun while learning to maintain control of their bodies.


Athletics Soccer Club – Full-Day and morning summer camps focused on developing skills in a fun and playful manner.


Burlington Basketball – Enroll your slam-dunkers aged 5-14 to polish their skills on the court.


Burlington Gymnastics Club – Offering a variety of classes and camps for little gymnasts ages 4 and up.


Burlington Sailing and Boating Club – Earn the ranks of Captain while enjoying life on the water. Ages 5 and up.


Burlington Synchronized Swimming – Aquatic lovers ages 4-12 can splash their way through summer.


Burloak Sports Centre has a multi-sport approach to fun – covering both indoor and outdoor sports!


BoogieDown Arts/Dance Camp – Let your kids ages 4 to 11 years old get in touch with their creative side.


Bradlee Ryall Golf Academy offers camps in Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, and Brampton for kids 6-16.


Cheerforce Cheerleading – Campers aged 4-12 will learn a new element of cheer-leading each day.


Creative Edge Dance Camp – Hit movie-themed dance summer camps for children ages 4-12.


Dash Sports focuses on making sports fun to play, and on developing a love of sport, plus developing fundamental skills for various sports.


Future Girls Soccer boasts female soccer coaches that inspire female soccer players.


GymMagic Gymnastics Camp – High energy summer camp and lots of fun for boys and girls ages 4 to 12.


Jump Dance Fit offer jump rope and dance camps for kids all summer long.


Kids Play Sports – Join Coach David for Super Hero Jedi Camp, welcoming kids 4 to 10 years old.


Krazy Kicks – Soccer camp for fans ages 5 to 13 years old.


Monkeynastix – Sports, activities, and games for kids 4-12 years old. Full/half day, weekly and daily options available.


NextGen Martial Arts offers daily Tae Kwon Do classes, organized activities, exciting field trips and more!


OMAC Martial Arts Camp offers martial arts training, day trips, and the option to choose your days.


Pedalheads Bicycle Camp – If you have a bike enthusiast between the ages of 2 and 12, check out this camp.


Royal City Soccer Camp – Soccer, friendships, and team building for players ages 5 to 13 years of age.


Scooby Soccer has 2 weeks of camp this summer, and they offer full or half day options for little players ages 6-14 years old.


Soccer Power Sports and Nutrition Camp uses soccer as a tool to teach your child (11-18) how to be the best soccer player she can be while learning valuable life lessons.


Sports Concepts caters to kids from age 4 to 12 but teaching them hockey and skating, along with swimming, outdoor games, and a weekly field trip! But 3 weeks get 1 free!


Supreme Cheerleading is running 9 weeks of cheerleading camps this summer where athletes can learn to stunt, tumble, jump, dance, play games, do crafts and have tons of fun.


Tyandaga Tennis Club – Sharpen your forehand! Welcoming kids ages 4 to 18.


The Yogashala presents Camp Zen for kids, where campers will take part in twice daily yoga/meditation classes, use the new rope wall, and help make their own lunch.


Volleygirls Volleyball Camp is going to make sure you have a light and fun camp, filled with important coaching instruction to get your skills sets rockin’!



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4Cats – Your budding artist will enjoy these camps that offer a variety of projects using a variety of mediums.


Art Hero Camp offers an alternative to traditional camps by focusing on teaching visual arts to children ages 8-14.


Creative Kids Place offers full or partial week camps for creative kids, complete with local outing, a weekly field trip, and Friday pizza party!


Capstone Music Camp Give the kids a change of pace and unleash the musical artist in your child.


Dundas Valley School of Art – Taught by qualified, professional artists, our Summer Art Camps encourage originality and are designed to develop your child’s creative literacy and art skills – all in a fun and supportive studio environment.


Lollipop Art Lounge – Come join us and experience our fun, summerlicious activities during camp season 2017!


Medium Art Studio offers week long sewing camps where kids will marvel you (and themselves) with their creations!


Oakville Arts Studio presents creative summer art camps where kids will learn sketching, modelling, painting, and more!


Rising Star Performing Arts Camps are geared to give children fun activities for both full and half days.


Stagecoach Theatre Arts Camps offer week long musical theatre summer camps in July in Oakville, and all camps include acting, dancing and singing!

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Bricks4Kids – Build, image and create with Lego at Bricks4Kids camps. Ages 3 to 12 years of age.


Ireland House – Fun and interactive programming, taking place indoors and outdoors for kids ages 5 to 12.


Mad Science – 5 weeks of camps will have your kids experimenting with rockets, outer space, animals and potions! Numerous southern Ontario locations.


McMaster Venture Camps – Mac has a camp for every kid: coding, science, technology, engineering, camps for girls, and more!


Safari Science – Let your ‘little zoologist’ blossom at a Safari Science camp in Oakville!


STEM Camps – Serving most cities in southern Ontario, your campers will be inspired by science, technology, engineering & mathematics.



Burlington/Hamilton SPCA Camp – Discover how to care for and properly handle animals. Perfect for kids ages 6 to 11.


Reschburl Equestrian Centre offers horse riding camps, where attendees 8-15 years old, will learn to ride, to care for and feed horses, as well as perform what they have learned at the end of the week.




Goodness Me! invites wee chefs from 5-12 for a day of healthy, hands on preparation of their own breakfast and lunch!


Longo’s Summer Cooking Camp is the perfect choice if your children have a passion for cooking or love to help you prepare meals in the kitchen.


Summer Chef School operates in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Hamilton, sharing the love of cooking with little chefs from 5-18 years old.



Camp Kahuna – Love the outdoors? Have a little explorer in your home? Camp Kahuna is perfect for kids ages 6 to 13.


Green Ventures – If you’re the type of camper who loves exploring nature, discovering the environment, getting dirty in the garden, and making a positive impact on your world, Green Venture’s Eco Star camp is the place for you!


Muskoka Woods City Camp is a mobile day camp in neighbourhoods across the Greater Toronto Area. Guests turning 6-12 years old will grow, learn, laugh and, most of all, have unforgettable FUN.


Royal Botanical Gardens – Explorer Camps at RBG about fun, education and respect set in one of the most biologically diverse natural areas in Canada.


Ways of the Woods campers ages 4-15 are outside all day, every day, on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment far away from any screens.



Appleby College Camps with over 50 camps and almost 250 weekly sessions, Appleby College Summer Camps has something for everyone.


Appleby United Church – The theme of this year’s Vacation Bible Camp is Surf Shack – Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love. This morning camp is perfect for ages 5 to 11.


Calvary Burlington – Active games, rock climbing, skate and scooter park trips, water sports, skits, crafts… all at Calvary Burlington. Kids in grades 1-5.


Camp Kidstown is an awesome camp for awesome kids!


Cedar Springs Camp – Is your little one looking for fun and fitness? Ages 3.5 to 12 years old.


Child Ventures Summer Camp program will keep your child engaged and active throughout the summer with exciting, structured activities that are both fun and educational.


City of Burlington – The city run camps offer kids ages 3 to 21 fun and entertainment.


Fernhill School – Offers camps for kids entering JK up to grade 8.


Girls Inc. of Halton is hosting their first year of summer camps, covering STEM, arts, sports, and more!


Glad Tidings Church – Week long “Galactic Starveyors” Camp for kids entering SK to grade 5.


Halton Waldorf School camps offer a rich curriculum based in arts and crafts with plenty of outdoor activity in our natural, wooded environment.


Harvest Bible Chapel Kids Camp presents Mystery of the South St. Ice Cream Parlour, sure to entertain kids from kindergarten to grade 5.


The Learning Tree – The Learning Tree runs a variety of half day camps, from arts to science to French.


Museums of Burlington Ireland House invite campers goes 5-12 to join us this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario!


Planet Kids Camps activities include arts, dance, sports, and more. For kids 4 and older.


Radiant Girls offers summer camps designed to inspire a love of health & well-being for a girls mind, body, & soul.


Wellington Square United Church – SK to grade 5 kids can enjoy a morning camp with friends.


YMCA Day Camps – The YMCA camps accept ages 5-13 and offer campers daily outings and swimming time.


Wow! What a list! Do you have a favourite camp that we’ve missed? Please let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to our guide. And don’t forget to share this Guide with all of your parent pals so they can plan some camp fun into their summer!