Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Toronto

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Published Apr 5, 2016

Summertime is approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite outdoor/adventure choices around the GTA:

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Top Outdoor Summer Camps in Toronto


Now that spring has finally sprung and the weather is heating up it is time to start thinking about summer. We absolutely love the idea of sending your kids to an outdoor summer camp. Why not let them soak up some sweet Vitamin D and have a blast with their best friends! In order to help, we’ve filtered through all the local outdoor kids camps and compiled a list of only the best and brightest.



Camp Tournesol

Camp Tournesol provides superior French summer camp experiences in the GTA by creating a nurturing environment for both French Immersion and Francophone students. Day camps, overnight camps, and combination camps offer travel adventures to a variety of fun locations where campers will enjoy a full outdoor camp experience.





Seneca College - King Day Camp

King Day Camp is dedicated to high quality programs, attention to individual needs and promoting confidence through a sense of accomplishment. By providing a supporting learning environment King Day Camp can enable children to trust, respect and appreciate all forms of life.





Camp Robin Hood

Camp Robin Hood's Day Camp has the atmosphere of overnight camp!

The outstanding staff fosters independence and emotional growth in a fun, high-spirit setting. Choose from the traditional camp or the Sports Academy. Swim instruction, special programs, and themed bus rides help make these programs the ultimate summer experience!





YMCA of Greater Toronto

The Y offers several day camps for all ages and interests.

For their overnight and family camps, their most notable outdoor themed camps are the YMCA Camp Pine Crest, located in Muskoka, and the programs at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre.







Camp Green Acres

The goal of Green Acres summer programs is to get children outdoors in a fun, safe, and spirited environment. They offer a Traditional Camp, All-Star sports, camp, Cedar Creek Riding Camp, Parent and Tot Camp, as well as several specialty camps.




Kettleby Valley Camp

Kettleby Valley Kids Camp is a beautiful setting filled with fun and adventures just north of Toronto. Day camps and overnight camps cater to kids aged 4 to 15. This summer camp program is a great opportunity for kids to build their independence in a safe and exciting environment. Activities include canoeing, climbing wall, swimming, bouldering, archery, field games, ropes courses, and more!




Adventure Valley Day Camp

Located in Thornhill, ON, Adventure Valley offers several camps for kids up to Grade 8. These include General Camps, Sports Camps, and Specialty Camps for activities such as extreme water sports, golf, horseback riding, just to name a few.

Overnight Outdoor camps are also offered at Camp Tamakwa and Camp Manitou for kids in Grades 1 to 5.




Onondaga Camp

Located on the shore of Middle Bob Lake near Minden, Ontario, Onondaga inspires the best in outdoor fun, learning and adventure for girls and boys from 6 to 16 years old.

Campers will get the opportunity to participate in over 25 different sports and activities including the ropes course, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking among others.





If this article sparked your curiosity and you are now in hot pursuit of discovering the most epic outdoor summer camp for your kids, we highly recommend checking out our comprehensive list of summer camps. Finding the coolest local kids camps and classes is our specialty and we are more than happy to help!


Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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