Check out our list of great camps to gear up for a fun summer for children of all ages in the Hamilton area!
There are several choices available, whether your kids are interested in sports, wilderness camps, animals, dance, music or just about anything else!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp is a not for profit day summer camp for children aged 5 to 13, providing fun and accessible way for children to explore their sense of wonder through structured, hands-on experiences and learning opportunities. Children collaborate with each other to explore and solve problems using creativity and ingenuity. STEM Camps are offered in over 40 locations across Ontario, more than 6 in the Hamilton area.
All day activities are offered at Camp Umbrella from 7am - 6pm at 8 convenient locations, with morning and afternoon snacks provided.
The programs for toddlers and preschoolers provides children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that encourage and stimulate growth in all areas of development and includes both indoor and outdoor play. Children play outdoors for a minimum of one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon, weather permitting.
Ancaster Magic Basketball is both a competitive and recreational basketball club. Their summer camps will benefit players of all abilities and skill levels.
The camps emphasize basketball fundamentals and help boys and girls ages 7-13 become more physically fit and have a lot of fun. Participants will be divided into groups according to age and further divided by ability in order to provide more personal instruction by working with small groups.
Families know an active and rewarding summer is important for their kids. Summer break camps are highly engaging, energizing and exciting for kids aged 4 to 10. Camp activities include arts, crafts, and playtime at their great indoor playground facitities.
Half-day, single day, 1-week, and 4-week camps are all offered by Amazing Adventures at their Burlington, Hamilton Mountain, and Mississauga West locations.
The Reptile Camp is one of the most interactive experiences you could possibly provide for your nature loving children.
This program has been designed for children from 5-16 years of age, through a variety of camp programs. Participants will get a hand’s on approach to learning about all kinds of animals, therefore developing a greater understanding of the species, creating a lifelong link with the love of nature and animals of all kinds. Kids can expect to develop the skills and expertise to care for all of the animals at the store including snakes of all species and sizes, turtles and tortoises, crocodilians like alligators and caimans, lizards, arachnids, amphibians and more! Campers also study mammals, birds, insects, arachnids, fish and more!
Mohawk College offers highly engaging, energizing and exciting summer camps for kids aged 5 to 12. Weekly themes include activities from arts & crafts, science, dance, sports, to outdoor activities, sometimes all in the same camp session!
All camps take place at the Fennell Campus located at 135 Fennell Avenue West (corner of Fennell Avenue West and West 5th St.), Hamilton, Ontario.
Summer Camp at Art Gallery of Hamilton offers guided art making, creative exploration and opportunities for self-expression. A full week program allows for more involved projects for campers, and time to develop over five full days.
New activities are planned for each week, with something fresh and fun every time!
Keep your kids active and happy this summer while helping them grow and learn! YMCA Summer Day Camps offer kids age 4-13 fun-filled days of activities like swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and games.Watch their confidence grow as they make new friends, have fun and develop lifelong skills.
YMCA is also offering overnight camps & family camps which is an amazing way to develop and strengthen relationships with family and friends and build meaningful memories together
Programs include Sports, trips, crafts, swimming, games and summer fun!
Kids of age 4-5 years will be introduced to a full-day camp experience, where they will participate in age appropriate activities, with a focus on cooperative games, friendships, gross motor skill development, songs, circle time, stories and crafts, and outdoor water play (sprinklers and wading pools)
Whereas campers from 6-11 years of age Campers will participate in a variety of age appropriate activities, including daily swimming, active games, sports, songs, cooperative games, crafts, creative time, songs, special events and a weekly trip.
Canterbury Hills offers day camps (for ages 5-10) and overnight camps (for ages 7-15).
Their unique camping experience provides opportunities for children and youth to build community, engage in experiential learning and increase environmental awareness. Camper groups are given the opportunity to plan their schedules for the week based on their personal preferences and unique ideas, making every week at camp new and exciting!
Try something new with the Kids Summer Dance Camp or their Environmental Arts & Crafts Camp! The Dance Camp covers belly dancing, musical theatre, arts & crafts, hip hop, ballroom, Latin dance, jazz as well as Swimming/outdoor activities; while the Environmental Arts & Crafts Camp allows children to use different techniques of painting, drawing, and collage to create dynamic works of art that explore color, design, pattern, material, and subject matter.
Bel Canto Music Camp is a day camp for young musicians aged 6-15. It's a great opportunity to learn new music over the holidays and have fun participating in all kinds of activities. Participants learn to play violin or guitar, with two daily music lessons. Campers participate in many activities, including: indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, sports, comedy skits, drama activities, two weekly swim afternoons at Westmount Rec Centre, movies, and more!
We would also like to mention few of the camps which received great reviews from kids & parents last year -
Camps offer instruction in dance, voice, drama, and arts and crafts. The campers also have an opportunity to design and create the set and props, as well as prepare their own costumes. Each session finishes with a musical production held at a local theatre venue.
Participants can try out new instruments or further develop their craft working in a band setting. On the final day participants give a performance to family and friends showcasing what they had learned throughout the week.
These camps are specially designed to help improve the skills of all boys and girls.Their techniques and drills will teach the technical skills of basketball in a safe and fun environment.
Mad Science bring science & fun together to Spark Imaginative Learning! Their highly trained, professional Presenters, equipped with awe inspiring gear will be sure to please any crowd!
Here's to a happy, safe, and fun summer!
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