Winter camps during school breaks offer children a fantastic opportunity to stay active, engaged, and socialize in a supervised and enriching environment. These camps provide a break from routine, encouraging kids to explore new activities, make friends, and learn valuable skills in a fun setting. They offer a variety of specialized programs that cater to different interests, ensuring a well-rounded experience that fosters personal growth, resilience, and memorable experiences in a safe and structured setting.
Camps offer an array of engaging activities for kids during their time off school. These camps provide a mix of indoor and outdoor adventures, catering to various interests. From sports-focused programs emphasizing hockey or skiing to creative arts camps nurturing painting, crafts, and drama, there’s something for every child. Science and technology camps often feature robotics, coding, and experiments, fostering innovation. Nature-themed camps explore wildlife, winter hikes, and survival skills. With a focus on fun, learning, and social interaction, these camps ensure a memorable break, promoting teamwork, creativity, and personal development in Ontario’s picturesque winter wonderland.
This list includes programs for kids as young as 4 years old, up to teenagers. Your teens might also find the winter break an ideal time to clock some volunteer hours for high school. If you’ll be home while school is out and you need things to do on your free days, check out our events calendar. It’s home to hundreds of activities to keep you entertained.
If you host a Winter Break Camp, please click here to have your camp added. We have free and paid opportunities to spread the word about your programs for kids.
When Is Winter Break?
- Halton DSB – last day before winter break is Friday, December 22. You return to class Monday, January 8, 2024
- Halton Catholic DSB – last day before break is Thursday, December 21 and the Friday is a PA Day for you. You return on Monday, January 8, 2024
- HWDSB – last day before the break is Friday, December 22 and you go back Monday, January 8, 2024
- HW Catholic DSB your last day before winter break is Friday, December 22 and you go back Monday, January 8, 2024
Please note: some schools let out early on the day before the break, check with your school to be sure.
School Year Calendars For All Boards
Looking for the Halton and Hamilton School Board Calendars for 2023-2024? We’ve linked them here for your reference:
- Halton District School Board
- Halton Catholic District School Board
- Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
- Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Plan Ahead For 2024 PA Days
Looking to get a jump on those PA Days in the new year? You can find Day Camps here.