What do students across Halton dream about in June? The beginning of summer vacation of course! For a lot of kids, it’s often the start of summer camp, when hobbies are honed, friendships are made, and parents can exhale. Here’s our list of some local day and overnight camps that offer exciting and varied experiences for all ages.
City of Burlington
These popular day camps take place at many convenient locations across the city.
Type: day camp. Ages: 3 – 21. burlington.ca/summercamps
Royal Botanical Gardens
Everything from bugs and animals to science and outdoor adventures through games, crafts and activities.
Type: Day and overnight. Ages: 3 – 17. rbg.ca/camps
YMCA of Hamilton Burlington Brant
The quintessential traditional outdoor nature and indoor camps.
Type: day camp. Ages: 4 – 15. ymcahbb.ca/locations
Museums of Burlington
Offered at Ireland House Museum: farm-to-table cooking, outdoor play and more. Offered at Joseph Brant Museum: outdoor recreation, games, Lego challenges and more. Type: day camp. Ages: 5 – 12.
Fern Hill School
A wide variety of themes for all ages, including: Disney, French, Fitness, Sports, Frozen, Outdoor Adventure and more.
Type: day camp. Grades: JK – 8. burlington.fernhillschool.com/camps-fern-hill
Art Gallery of Burlington
Explore lots of mediums of art: photography, pottery, painting, weaving, drawing and more. Type: day camp. Ages: 4 – 13+. artgalleryofburlington.com
Kids & Company, Oakville and Burlington
Babies and toddlers participate in art, alpha-mania (pre-literacy), movement, sign-language and outdoor play. Preschoolers and older children also go on exciting trips and outings. Single day or weekly scheduling available all summer long. Type: day camp & child care. Ages: 6 months – school age kidsandcompany.com
Various themes offered: cooking, baking, basketball, babysitting, skating, pets, filmmkaking, music, nature and more. Type: day camp. Grades 1 – 8. planetkids.ca/camps
YMCA of Oakville
Learn lifeguarding skills, crafts, leadership, sports, swimming, outdoor pursuits and more. Type: day and overnight available. Ages: 3 – 17. ymcaofoakville.org/camps
Glenburnie Summer Camp
Join in one, two, three, or four weeks of summer learning and fun-filled adventures with weekly, action packed, theme activities. Type: day camp. Grades: JK – 5. glenburnieschool.com/camps
Havencrest Riding Academy
Lots of riding time and hands on experience that teaches horsemanship; and nurturing the bond between horse and rider. Type: day camp. Ages 7 – 14.
Professional artists guide campers through art classes along with lots of fun and imagination. Type: day camp. Ages 6 – 14. oakvillegalleries.com/programs
Appleby College, Oakville
Over 50 camps and almost 250 weekly sessions on Sports & Adventure, Arts & Media and Science & Success. Type: day camp. Ages: 4 – 15. appleby.on.ca
Town of Oakville
Children ages 4-14 participate in activities ranging from games and sports to art and drama at facilities across Oakville, including the Oakville Museum. Type: Day camp. oakville.ca/culturerec
By Becky Dumais