Outdoor and Nature-Based Summer Camps in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

It is only weeks and days until school is out for the summer! Kids are excited and parents like you are busy looking for the best summer camps in Hamilton! Signing your kids up for a nature camp is a great way to make sure your kids get a ton of fresh air and soak up that vitamin d all summer long. Outdoor camps offer the same camaraderie campers get at other camps, but they also include a connection to mother nature and the outdoors in their programming.

Included in this list are all nature-based and outdoor summer camps in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Ancaster and Dundas.

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Nature-Based and Outdoor-Focused Summer Camps For Kids

Conservation Halton
Though Ways of the Woods will look different than past summers, we are happy to offer a camp that kids can enjoy with the same people in their social circle (bubble). This summer, campers can enjoy a unique experience at Conservation Halton featuring 5 different day camp experiences at two of our parks (Mountsberg & Kelso) Ways of the Woods 2021 will be based on the "social circles" concept, which was developed by the Province of Ontario, so that children from the same households, families and even friend groups can play together, while keeping a safe distance from others. Campers are registered in groups of four to eight and these groups will stick together throughout the week. The minimum number of campers in a group is four, and the maximum is eight campers in your circle (max. seven campers per group for Bike Camp). We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make adjustments if necessary according to the recommendations made by the Province of Ontario […]
Milton, Ontario
Focus on Nature
Our camps are a great opportunity for young photographers aged 7 to 13 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty around them.  As well as being outdoors each day on guided walks, playing outdoor games and other nature activities, campers will have the chance to edit their images, make a slideshow, and take home some of their best photos. Cameras and laptops will be provided, though campers may bring their own. We’re gonna have fun!
77 King St West, Hamilton, L8G 5E5
Focus On Nature - Oakville
Our camps are a great opportunity for young photographers aged 7 to 13 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty around them.  As well as being outdoors each day on guided walks, playing outdoor games and other nature activities, campers will have the chance to edit their images, make a slideshow, and take home some of their best photos. Cameras and laptops will be provided, though campers may bring their own. We’re gonna have fun!
1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd East, Oakville, L6H 7B2
Ways of the Woods Camp
Ways of the Woods is the summer camp is sure to be the highlight of your kids summer vacation! Hosted by Conservation Halton, Ways of the Woods utilizes almost all of the Conservation Halton parks including Kelso, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake and Mount Nemo across unique and diverse camp programming. With so much to see, do, and learn, your campers will never get bored with the incredible selection of our different camp offerings including: Mountain Bike Camp Waterfront Camp Farm Camp Construction Camp Athletic Camp Girls Camp Adventure Camps
Milton
Bloom Speech Therapy Nature Based Communication Camp
Get ready to get dirty! Bloom Speech Language Therapy (bloomspeech.ca) is marrying child-centered Speech-Language Pathology support with a love of nature, getting dirty, and having fun! This half-day week-long camp is organized for children ages 4-9 looking to build communication confidence through social play and nature exploration. We are equipped to support children who are toileting independently and have independent mobility in an outdoor space. Camp will run July 11-15 and July 18-22, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. We are so excited to host camp at the Grow for Change Urban Farm in southwest Burlington (bunchberry.org).
Burlington
Brigs Youth Sail Training
You will be an active member of the crew and live, eat and sleep onboard our Tall Ship. By the end of a voyage, you will know the fundamentals of how to sail a Tall Ship and be certified as a Brigs ‘Lead Hand’. But it’s not all sailing! Activities during your voyage will include swimming, singing, campfires and exploring ports and anchorages throughout the Great Lakes.
Hamilton
Planet Kids
Completed JK and older
Multiple Locations

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