Going to Summer Camp is something we all remember. It was the perfect time to:
1. Build new friendships
2. Increase our self confidence
3. Improve our leadership skills
4. Be active and have fun
Overnight camps are a great way for your child to build some independence. I remember crying in the car on our way to my first overnight summer camp. I was scared and did not want my mum to leave me there. When the camp was over, I was so sad I had to go home. Each year after that, I looked forward to summer camp and kept telling myself it was just around the corner!
There are also many day camps that I enjoyed as a kid. Day camps were a great opportunity to explore some of my interests and engage in some self discovery. There are many day camps in Mississauga that are great for a variety of ages and interests!
If you want to drill into a particular date, age, or type of camp I highly suggest plugging in your needs to do a direct search for camps on ChatterBlock. We compile the local options and are adding schedules to it daily, so it does the grunt work for you!
If you're happy to just peruse some of the options, we've highlighted some of our favourites below. They come highly recommended from parents and encompass many different camp styles to suit all interests.
STEM and Academic Camps
Camp Tournesol provides superior French summer camp experiences in the GTA by creating a nurturing environment for both French Immersion and Francophone students. Initially established in 2001, Camp Tournesol ensures the development of a rich vocabulary through their fun programs for a wide variety of ages and levels, including day camps, and French overnight camps.
Idea Lab Kids integrates the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and now Art. Each class, camp, and activity is constructed to provide the ultimate Design-Based-Learning environment while providing a FUN hands-on experience.
Computer coding for kids is vital to the success in the technology-driven economy of the 21st century and can teach kids a broad range of skill that will help them in other areas as well. At Ultimate Coders, they engage kids in an interactive and dynamic learning environment. They believe that every child has untapped potential and are there to uncover those talents
Sports and Dance Camps
At Stagecoach, they offer quality performing arts training to your kids. They aim to nurture and develop young potential through singing, acting and dance classes, all three under one roof. Kids can make friends, have fun and develop some great new skills at the Stagecoach Summer Camps. At the end of Summer Camp, the kids will put together a performance for their families to showcase the skills they have been taught.
At Sports Discovery Camp, they provide youth with opportunities to try multiple sports in a fun and non competitive environment. They believe that all youth, regardless of talent, have the right to play sports in an atmosphere that encourages and inspires athletes.
Oakville Gymnastics Centre is a non-profit organization promoting physical fitness and the sport of gymnastics to the Oakville Community. During the months of July and August, the Summer Programs include Summer Camps and Summer Session classes. Both half day and full day Summer Camps are offered.
Each day the students will explore various techniques used in theatre presentations. Participants will take part in exercises designed to awaken and expand creative expression through improvisational theatre, dance, voice, and mime. Students will also be introduced to film acting on camera. The program will be highlighted by workshops with guest artists each session.
Creditview Stables Day Camp Programs offer small riding groups and horsemanship activities that are appropriate to each rider's previous experience. The Day Camps are aimed for ages 8-15 years old. There are bright open stable areas and an indoor arena making it suitable for all weather conditions.
Every week, teens from across Canada come to Ottawa to discover their country through each other and many exciting adventures. Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital, explore different career paths, develop leadership skills and discover more about your country.
For over 60 years, Mi-A-Kon-Da has provided a magical summer getaway for girls 7-16 years old from around the world. Mi-A-Kon-Da’s private, 23-acre island, with its sandy beaches, nature trails, and pristine forest, serves as the beautiful stage for a broad range of activities. As an all-girls camp, Mi-A-Kon-Da specifically focuses on creating an environment that explores concerns and triumphs that are sensitive to women in a healthy and positive way.
Kandalore Tripping, it's an adventure. A chance to stretch yourself in the Canadian wilderness, to find out who you are and what you can do. Camp Kandalore has created a camp experience like no other, steeped in tradition, but always fresh. Today, they offer camps in 20 different in-camp activities, from high ropes and pottery to water skiing.
Kettleby Valley Camp's overnight camp program offers campers the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills in a positive learning environment. Camps are provided with time to work on their canoeing skills, try the toughest climb on the wall, or simply enjoy some extra time at their favourite activity.
Evolve Camps is the Canadian epi-centre of action sports camps for boys and girls ages 5-16. For more than 10 years, Evolve Camps have provided the ultimate in board sports, biking, adventure and travel experiences for its participants.
Summer camps at the Oakville Arts Studio are the perfect place to make friendships, learn about art and music and create projects with diverse and multicultural themes. For the Summer Camps of 2020, each week will focus on a different country, teaching our campers techniques, artists, movements, cultural and musical facts about that specific region.
Speckles Art Studio strives to empower our students and campers with creative tools and inspiration that tap into their imagination! Using traditional art techniques and professional artist materials, they are proud to say that children and adults leave the studio feeling strong and more confident about their abilities.
Here's to a happy, safe, and fun summer!
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