Outdoor Summer Camps in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

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Outdoor Camps For Kids in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington and Milton

Outdoor camps are exactly what summers call for! Enjoy as much sunshine and fresh air as possible, right? Winters are long and cold in Ontario.

It’ is only weeks and days’s not long now until school is out for the summer! Kids are excited and parents like you are busy looking for the best summer camps in Hamilton and the surrounding areas! Signing your kids up for an outdoor camps near you is a great way to make sure your kids get a ton of fresh air and soak up that Vitamin D all break 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 near you in Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Ancaster and Dundas. They offer lots of opportunities for outdoor education like canoeing and kayaking and include traditional camp activities. Campers of all ages, mostly from ages 4 to 12 will learn a new skill or two and make some great memories from their weeks sessions.

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Nature and Outdoor Summer Camps For Kids

Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Camp
The Hamilton Cardinals are excited to introduce their summer camp led by Cardinals Coaches and Players. Your child will have the opportunity to play at historic Bernie Arbour Stadium and improve their skills from the IBL Hamilton Cardinals! These camps are open to all genders and offer an enjoyable way for kids aged 6 to 14 to discover the fundamentals of baseball. Cardinals Baseball summer camp runs for 3 consecutive weeks starting July 8, 2024. 
Adventures in the Valley
Each day will hold new and exciting opportunities to discover and investigate the diversity of plants and animals that call the Dundas Valley home. We will be hiking and exploring our trails and forests, following animal tracks to see where they go, and discovering more about nature together. Learn about animal adaptations and the seasonal transition from winter to spring with hands-on exploration of nature artifacts and lots of games!
Adventures in the Valley Summer Camp
Get outside with Hamilton Conservation this summer! Join our Environmental Education team for a week of outdoor adventure and fun in the Dundas Valley Conservation Area!
Benchview Equestrian Centre
Benchview offers day camps throughout the summer and during winter and spring breaks for children ages 6 and older.  Benchview's camps focus on learning the basics of horsemanship and developing a strong foundation in the art of horseback riding. Whether riders are brand new to riding or they are working on developing their canter and starting small jumps, Benchview's school horses are ready for a fun week of camp!
Niagara Region
Binbrook Wave Rentals Summer Camp
BWR will be offering kids ages 7-13 the opportunity to learn paddlesports skills and water safety in one of our weekly summer camps Located inside Binbrook Conservation Area! Each week the kids will get to enjoy in a fun-filled environment the following paddlesport activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Beach Day, Hike day. Camps will run Monday to Friday from 9 am-12 pm. Camp 1 - July 17-21, Camp 2- AUGUST 21-25. 
Bloom Speech Therapy Nature Based Communication Camp
A kid in nature, with peers, learns faster, has more fun, and develops their best communication skills without even realizing it. This fun-filled outdoor speech-language therapy camp has it all – an approach that values connection, a beautiful outdoor space to explore, high adult-to-kid ratios, and a highly responsive staff team. We welcome all campers and look forward to supporting communication skills in our nature-based camp environment!
Blue Dot Acres Farm Arts and Science on the Farm Camp
BlueDot Acrea has created the most flexible camp possible for the first week of July - an "a la carte" camp! Register for arts or science options on the farm for a half day, full day, or the whole week!
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.
C.Y.O. Camp Brébeuf
For campers aged 4-13 . Campers are placed into age-based groups that they will rotate with to activities during the week. We specifically design all group activity rotations to be age-appropriate for the various sections with 9 different program areas that campers will get to experience. Located in Rockwood, ON. 
Cambridge Farm and Forest School
Our programs are designed around the campers’ interests, the weather, and the amazing places our property has to offer.
3238 Old Beverly Road (HWY 97), Cambridge, ON N1R 5S7
Camp K
For 28 years Camp K has been a favourite summer camp for children, teens and families looking for a fun, inclusive and life-enriching outdoor camp experience.
Camp Maple
Camp Maple is a multi-activity day camp at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Join us for a summer of fun, friends & unforgettable memories! 
Camp Wetaskiwin
Camp Wetaskiwin is a fun outdoor adventure camp coming to St. Catharines this summer! Our camp runs from July to August for ages 7-12. Campers will be able to participate in great activities like: swimming, archery, shelter building, hiking and more!
St. Catharines
Canterbury Hills Camp
Situated in the Carolinian Forest campers will love making friends, creating their schedule, and enjoying activities like swimming, archery, high ropes and, creek walk.
509 Lions Club Road, Ancaster, L9H5E3
Children's Market Camp
Does your child like farming, crafting, marketing, and caring for animals? Perhaps they would enjoy our Children's Market Camp Experience!
Conestogo River Horseback Adventures
Day camps for all levels and interests - Farm Camp, Riding Camp and Survivial Camp for older kids! 
535 Northfield Drive East (Hwy #22) 
, Waterloo
CreateU Camps
At CreateU Camps, we ignite young minds through imaginative explorations in a vibrant, natural environment! Children are encouraged to cultivate their love of adventure and connect with their natural surroundings while building memories to last a lifetime!
Daisy Meadows Academy
Daisy Meadow Academy is a horseback riding facility for riders of all ages and experience. In addition our our extracurricular programing, we offer Summer Day Camp!
Focus on Nature
Our camps are a wonderful opportunity for budding photographers aged 8-12 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty the Battlefield House Museum & Park has to offer!   
Focus On Nature - Cambridge
Our camps are a wonderful opportunity for budding photographers aged 8-12 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty the trails around the Hespler Arena have to offer! 
Focus On Nature - Oakville
Our camps are a wonderful opportunity for budding photographers aged 8-12 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre has to offer! 
Green Horn Camp
Perfect for campers with no horse experience, or in their first few years of riding. Campers will learn the basics of horseback riding and horsemanship in the barn through one daily riding lesson, daily theory and horsemanship lessons, and lots of arts, crafts, and games.
Guelph Grotto Climbing Co
With both bouldering and climbing walls, Guelph Grotto offers a variety of programs and classes for climbers of all ages to explore climbing, develop their strength and technique, and set and achieve personal goals. 
199 Victoria Rd S, Guelph
Humane Society of Kitchener & Waterloo
A tour of the Centre, special guests and animal visits feature in this fun camp!
250 Riverbend Dr., Kitchener, ON N2B 2E9, Kitchener
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
We offer a range of programs that foster compassion and curiosity, to embrace art and the natural world, giving participants space and time to foster both. 
Kids Summer Yoga Wellness Camp
Are you looking to give your child an opportunity to experience something new while supporting a healthy well-balanced lifestyle? If yes, then this is the summer camp for your kid! Yogashala is offering a full week of summer day camp.
Planet Kids
Completed JK and older
Pride Stables
The Central Ontario Developmental Riding Program (CODRP)/Pride Stables offers therapeutic horseback riding to people with disabilities. Classes are held during the fall, winter, spring and summer. Over 340 riders from Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas, use the facility weekly, assisted by a large group of incredible volunteers.
RaRe March Break Eco-Camp
Explore unique habitats across a natural landscape, learn from special guests, visit North House, Springbank Gardens, partake in environmental art and nature-based crafts and activities, and create a journal of your time at rare.
1679 Blair Road, Cambridge
Safari Niagara Adventure Camp
It’s a camp like no other: it’s Safari Niagara Adventure Camp! Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to get closer than they ever imagined to the furry and feathered inhabitants of Safari Niagara. Campers are guaranteed to meet new friends, make cool things like a birdhouse or animal enrichment items, and engage in animal and nature-oriented programs.
Niagara Region
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp
We run day and overnight camps and back-country camping trips for ages 5-16. Our main location is near Sauble Beach but operate local KW camps as well.
TEAD Equestrian Association for the Disabled
At TEAD we offer therapeutic programming for individuals with (dis)abilities and or diagnoses, including riding lessons, Wellness Programs, and Summer Camp.
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.
Wentworth Sports Complex
Programs offered by Wentworth Sports Complex include youth & adult soccer clinics & leagues, baseball classes and Little League, youth flag football leagues, learn to skate, hockey clinics and leagues & camps. Wentworth rinks and fields may be rented. There are pre-school and adult drop-in programs. When school is out we offer PA Day, holiday, March Break & Summer camps including Nature Camp.
1249 Wilson St East, Hamilton
Westdale Nature School
WNS Summer Camps offer campers a variety of fun activities, including outdoor play, games, arts and crafts, water play, and stem activities. One-week camps run from July 2 - August 16, 2024

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Every summer camp will have unique fees, hours and age requirements. We always suggest you contact them directly with questions and to learn more. Attend their open houses so you can get a feel for their program, staff and facility. Want to ask fellow parents about summer camps? Why not post in our Facebook group?

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