Kids’ Summer Camps 2023

The long, sunny days of summer are almost here! Check out our roundup of upcoming summer camps to help you choose some fun activities for your kids.

March 20, 2023 | | Community

It won’t be long before the kids are saying sayonara to school and hello to eight glorious weeks of freedom – so now is the time to book summer camp! Headwaters is home to a wide array of options, so whether kids are into science or sports, hockey or horseback riding, music or martial arts (or all of the above), parents and caregivers are sure to find a camp that fits.

Our Kids’ Camps in the Hills page is your go-to guide. Here’s a sampling of what’s already available – check in with us regularly for updates.

Classic Camps

With a good mix of outdoor activities,
sports, arts, crafts and more, these full-day classic camps are packed with fun. Check
out Orangeville’s activity- and games-filled Camp Aliquam; Mono’s outdoorsy EcoCamp at Island Lake or Compass Camps, which offer everything from orienteering to music; the sleep-away vibe of the 30-acre day camp, Kids Inc., in Erin, and the sprawling Mansfield Outdoor Centre in Mulmur. Caledon’s Teen Ranch has hockey- and riding-focused day camps, plus overnight camps for older kids.

Photo by The Island Lake Crew Camp


Got a high-energy kid? Keep them moving with basketball and volleyball at Mono’s Athlete Institute, or tennis, squash and more at the Headwaters Racquet Club in Amaranth. In Orangeville kids will flip (both literally and figuratively) at Twisters Gymnastics and Champion Cheer. Young golfers can hone their swing at the Shelburne Golf Club or Lynbrook Family Golf Centre in Amaranth. The Hill Academy in Caledon also runs multi- sports camps for hockey, lacrosse and more.

Music, Dance and Theatre

Orangeville offers several outlets for budding artists, including Art with Jada, Maggiolly Art and Pottery Parties in the Hills. Children step into the spotlight on stage at Theatre Orangeville. Tiny dancers swirl and groove at the Caledon Academy of the Arts, or Orangeville’s Citrus Dance, the Academy of Performing Arts and Studio III.


STEM Camp, at Westminster United Church in Orangeville, features weekly themes combining
coding, games, gadgets and more, while the Raise-an-Artist Project in Ballinafad offers a blend of arts and science with fun STEM activities including film, animation and 3D printing.

Photo by Eco Camp at Island Lake

Horseback Riding

The hills of Headwaters are the perfect setting for all things equestrian, so saddle up the kids at the Caledon Equestrian School, Greyden Equestrian Centre in Erin or Cantercall Riding School in Mono.

Farm Life

Does your child love animals and farms?
They get to experience life on the farm and really dig in the dirt at Mono’s Fiddlehead Care Farm. At the Dirt 2 Delicious Cooking Camp, run by Palgrave United Community Kitchen, kids harvest, cook and eat local food from the Albion Hills Community Farm.

More Info

There are so many camps in Headwaters, we couldn’t possibly list them all here! But here’s a start. Check out our Kids Camps In The Hills page for our full list, which we regularly update.


  • Headwaters Racquet Club
  • Lynbrook Family Golf Centre


  • Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives


  • Albion Hills (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)
  • Caledon Academy of the Arts
  • Caledon Equestrian School
  • Palgrave Sports Academy
  • Palgrave United Community Kitchen
  • Teen Ranch
  • The Hill Academy
  • Town of Caledon Recreation
  • YMCA Cedar Glen


  • Greyden Equestrian Centre
  • Kids Inc.
  • Raise-an-Artist


  • GO Adventure


  • Athlete Institute
  • Cantercall Riding School
  • Compass Camps
  • EcoCamp
  • Fiddlehead Care Farm
  • Island Lake Rowing Club


  • Mansfield Outdoor Centre
  • Museum of Dufferin


  • Academy of Performing Arts
  • Art with Jada
  • Champion Cheer
  • Maggiolly Art
  • Pottery Parties in the Hills
  • Theatre Orangeville
  • Town of Orangeville Recreation
  • Twisters Gymnastics
  • STEM Camp at Westminster
  • Studio III


  • Shelburne Golf & Country Club
  • Streams Hub
  • Town of Shelburne Recreation


Do you run a camp in the area? Add it to the list:

About the Author More by Emily Dickson

Emily Dickson is a writer and editor living in Orangeville.

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