Kids’ Camps in the Hills

Kids’ Camps 2022

After a spate of cancellations last year, we’re cautiously optimistic about the number of camp options opening up in the Headwaters region.

Stay tuned for more news. Please check in with the camps directly for updates and changes. Our list of links below features camps that have operated in previous years. If you run a camp, please use our events listings form to tell us about your offerings. We will collect them on this page. Any questions, please contact [email protected].

Here’s hoping for a safe, healthy year of kid fun.

Happy Camping from In The Hills!

Kids’ Summer Camps

Jul 3 – Sep 2: Summer Camp 2022 at Teen Ranch Canada’s most trusted sports camp! We are working hard to provide a joyous and unforgettable summer camp experience for your kids. We are pleased to offer Day Camp, Ultimate Day Camp and Overnight Summer Camp following Ministry of Health guidelines. Junior Day Camp: For kids age 5 to 7. Ultimate Day Camp: For kids and teens age 8+. Overnight Camp: For kids and teens age 8+ who want the complete camp experience. Summer Overnight Camps will run Sun evenings to Fri evenings. Drop-off: Sun 4-4:30pm. Meet your leaders, visit the snack bar and Western store, and explore the property as a family. Pick-up: Fri 7pm. Summer Ultimate and Junior Day Camps will run Mon to Fri. Drop-off: 8:30-8:50am. Pick-up: 4:45-5pm. Extended care: 6pm late pick-up option available. 9am-5pm. 20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519-941-4501, [email protected], teenranch.com

Jul 4 – Sep 2 (Monday to Friday): Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) – Ages 14 to 18 Credit Valley Conservation’s Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) program provides a fun, five-day outdoor environmental program. Participants tackle environmental stewardship projects at different sites in their community, our conservation areas and across the watershed.

What: Youth will help with hands-on stewardship projects led by CVC staff. Typically CYC volunteers work on a different project each day. Potential projects may include invasive species removal, maintenance of low-impact development sites, taking care of past planting sites, planting wildflowers, trail maintenance, stream restoration, electrofishing, environmental monitoring and data collection of plants and animals, and habitat construction.

Where: Meet your CVC crew leaders at a local high school (selected when you register) between 8-8:30am. CVC crew leaders will drive you to the worksite to complete the project. At the end of the day, CVC staff will drop you back at the same location around 3pm.

Who: Youth participating in the program, CVC staff and other community and project partners. Volunteers are supervised and mentored by CVC staff during planned activities. Each day brings a new experience. The program runs for eight weeks during the summer and for two weeks there are pick-up/drop-off locations in Georgetown (Jul 18 – 22 and Aug 22 – 26). Registration is on a first come basis. Select a pick-up/drop-off location (e.g., a local school) and week to volunteer based on your schedule and ability to get to these locations. Stewardship project locations change each day. CVC staff will pick you and other youth volunteers up in a CVC vehicle and bring you to the project site. By registering, you are confirming that you commit to volunteering for that week.

Please note: the program runs for eight weeks in the summer, except for the week of August 1st. Please only register for the week(s) you’re available and plan to attend so other youth from the watershed can take part. 8am-3pm. Credit Valley Conservation, 1-800-668-5557, [email protected], cvc.ca

JUL 4 – 8 (Monday to Friday): The Raise-an-Artist Project Teen Art + Social Camp – Ages 13 to 15 Join us for illustration, painting, photography, fibre and digital arts, and creative writing. Come hang out in the garage studio. Make art, chat and drink tea. Hike the beautiful property, then lay in the hammock and read. 9am-3pm. $300. The Raise-an-Artist Project, 905-691-2864, [email protected], theraiseanartistproject.com

JUL 4 ­– 8 (Monday to Friday): eARTth Camp ­– Ages 8 to 12 An expressive arts summer camp that focuses on creativity, connection to nature and mindfulness. 9am-3pm. $325. Steam Schoolhouse, Tottenham. Kimberley Ellis, [email protected], ektaschoolorangeville.com

Jul 4 – 22 (Monday to Friday): Musical Theatre Intensive ­– Theatre Orangeville – Grades 7 to 12 Dive into musical theatre with the Theatre Orangeville Team. This program focuses on foundational musical theatre techniques through the trickiest moment of any show: transitioning from scene to song (to dance!). Over three weeks young performers will learn: physical, vocal and acting techniques – how to analyze a musical theatre scene, song and number; and how to apply them to musical theatre repertoire. Fast-paced, fun-filled and ­– yes – intense, this program culminates in a final performance on Aug 10 at 7pm where students share their musical theatre education and passion! Nancy & Doc Gillies Rehearsal Hall, 065371 Dufferin Cty Rd 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

Jul 4 – 29 (Monday to Friday): Eco Camp at Island Lake An ecology day camp that has run for the past 25 years. This unique camp encourages campers to respect and learn about nature and the environment through fun and immersive activities, such as canoeing, fishing, archery, mapping/orienteering, crafts, mountain biking, cookouts and more. 9am-4pm. Before care from 8am. After care ends at 5:30pm. Kids’ camp $450/week; includes all meals and taxes. CIT/Leadership program $400/week. Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario St, Orangeville. 519-939-8330, [email protected], ecocamp.ca

Jul 4 – 29 (Monday to Friday): Albion Hills Summer Day Camps – Ages 5 to 9 Albion Hills Field Centre offers nature-focused day camps in a beautiful conservation park in Palgrave. Making nature art, campfire cooking, swimming in the pool and splash pad, catching crayfish in the stream and just being a kid are all part of this child-centred camp. Our caring staff will help your child build confidence and independence through art, adventure, play and teamwork. Each week explores a different nature theme – Amazing Animals, Forest Stories, Wilderness Survival and Nature Art. Extended care is free and available from 7:30-9am and from 4-5:30pm. 9am-4pm. $235/week. Albion Hills Conservation Park, 16500 Regional Road 50, Caledon. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 905-880-1515, [email protected], trca.ca

Jul 4 – Aug 5 (Monday to Friday): Compass Camps At Compass we are committed to caring for the people in our region. With sites in three different communities, we seek to support the families in those locations by providing quality children’s summer camp experiences that are safe, fun and affordable for everyone (including those with financial, emotional or spiritual needs). At Compass Camps, we aim to build community by sharing a rich and varied program while caring deeply for each other. Together we’ll explore activities such as archery, orienteering, games, sports, science, art, skits, team challenges, crafts, music, animal care and experiencing the wonder of God’s creation! Special events have included exotic animals, jump rope teams, birds of prey, giant slip & slides, giant inflatables, trampoline park fun, sports workshops, miniature horses, performance dogs and so much more! Join us to make lifelong friends and discover the depth of God’s love for you.

Week 1: Jul 4–8: Surf’s Up – Orangeville – $150. Week 2: Jul 11–15: Ice Age – Orangeville – $150. Week 3: Jul 18–22: Game On – Orangeville – $150. Week 4: Jul 25–29: Toy Quest – Shelburne – $150. Week 5: Aug 2–5: Spy Academy – Grand Valley – $60 (short week).

Before/after care available from 9am-3pm for weeks 1-4 only. 246289 Hockley Road, Mono. 519-941-4790, [email protected], thisiscompass.com

Jul 4 – Aug 12 (Monday to Friday): Orangeville and Caledon Tennis Clubs Camps – Ages 8 to 15 Join us for a week of tennis with games, drills and lots of match play on four courts divided into two levels. Lots of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches too!

Orangeville: Jul 4-8, 11-15, 25-29 and Aug 2-5 (4 days due to the holiday Monday). Caledon Village: Jul 18-22 and Aug 8-12. 12:30pm-3:30pm. Camps are $160 for members/$180 for nonmembers. Maximum 15 spots per week. Orangeville Tennis Club, 519-939-8985, [email protected], orangevilletennisclub.ca

Jul 4 – 8, 18 – 22, Aug 2 – 5, 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday): Artsploration Summer Camp 2022 At Artsploration we are excited to get to know your child, and encourage them to explore their creativity, trust their intuition and build self-confidence. That’s why we are pleased to offer a different, more personal type of summer camp in 2022. Artsploration is offering week-long day camps, of a single group, limited to 10 campers per week. Swimming, nature explorations, games, art activities and art shows are just the beginning. Our program focuses on encouraging your child to create art, friendships and memories to last a lifetime. 9am-4pm. $350. 794044 3rd Line EHS, Mono. 647-235-4464, [email protected], artsploration.ca

Jul 4 – Aug 19 (Monday to Friday): Crew Camp at Island Lake Rowing Club – Ages 11 to 14 Crew Camp is a unique outdoor camp experience designed to teach youth to row. Campers, lead by qualified leaders, will have two rows each morning in single sculls or bigger crew boats to ensure they gain the knowledge and skills to be safe and confident on the water. Combining the mastery of skills and the fun of games maintains an engaging and enjoyable learning experience for all. Afternoons are spent on land with co-operative games and nature-based activities at our beautiful Island Lake Conservation Area location. No rowing experience is required, but participants must be able to swim. 9am-4pm. $250. Island Lake Rowing Club, islandlakerowing.com

Jul 4 – Aug 19 (Monday to Friday): Kids Golf Camps @ Shelburne Golf and Country Club – Ages 7 to 14 Lessons are taught by Assistant Professional Jaymond Woods under the direction of Head Professional Sam Young. 1-3:30pm. $225; price includes hat, 3 balls, drinks and snacks. 516423 Cty Rd 124, Melancthon. 519-925-5581, [email protected], shelburnegolf.com

Jul 4  Aug 26 (Monday to Friday): Bike Trails @ Hockley Mountain Bike Camp – Ages 8 to 13 Our summer mountain bike camp taught by our team of instructors is geared toward kids with skill levels from beginner to intermediate. Daily snacks and lunch are provided. $499. 793522 3rd Line Mono. 519-942-0754, [email protected], biketrailsathockley.com

Jul 4 ­– Aug 26 (Monday to Friday) : Palgrave Sports Academy Summer Camp ­– Ages 8 to 14 We currently offer a full-day program with professional coaches. We have instruction in the following sports: Tennis: ten grass tennis courts using modified equipment. Golf: 20 mats, a 250-yard driving range along with a 2,600-yard nine-hole target golf course. Soccer: two fields for five-aside soccer games. Mountain Biking and Hiking: several kilometres of supervised and secure trails on a 100-plus-acre property. Games & Activities: playing fields and hills for abundant exercises, drills and traditional summer camp activities and games. 8:30am-5pm. $1100. 9318 Highway 9, Palgrave, Ontario. 416-817-2983, [email protected], palgravesportsacademy.com

Jul 4 – Aug 26 (Monday to Friday): Streams Community Hub Creative Arts Camp – Ages 4 to 17 Streams Community Hub provides a wide variety of full-day creative arts programs ranging from singing, drama, djembe drum, ukulele, visual arts, baking, sewing, photography, video, music production and T-shirt printing. Have fun and be inspired in an engaging and enriching environment. 9am-3pm. 305 Col. Phillips Dr, Shelburne. 289-203-8202, [email protected], streamshub.org

Jul 4 – Sep 2 (Monday to Friday): Headwaters Racquet Club Summer Camp – Ages 4 to 12 Give your kids a week or summer of camp they will talk about all year! HRC’s camps are filled with games, sports, instruction from our trainers and pros, arts and crafts, outdoor adventure and science activities. Some of our programs can include visits from special guests and local sports enthusiasts. Our mission is to provide campers with a positive, fun and quality experience. All lunches and snacks are included. Our camps are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle, co-operation, and adventure in a safe and welcoming environment. 8:30am-4:30pm. $350. Headwaters Racquet Club, 205467 County Rd. 109, Amaranth. 519-942-2255, [email protected], headwatersracquetclub.com

Jul 4 – Sep 2 (Monday to Friday): Town of Orangeville’s Camp Aliquam – Ages 4 to 13 Camp Aliquam provides the classic day camp experience! Experience what camp is all about through interactive, active and passive games, songs, stories, crafts and of course, lots of fun. Campers may go swimming depending on facility availability. Camp is offered at various locations including Alder Recreation Centre, Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre and Island Lake Conservation Area. Town of Orangeville Parks & Recreation, 519-940-9092, [email protected], orangeville.ca

Jul 4 – Sep 2 (Monday to Friday): Town of Caledon Summer Camp Summer day camps in Caledon are designed to offer a safe experience while enjoying what camp is all about – fun! A variety of camps are offered throughout the summer, focusing on different activities and themes. Camp will look and feel different this year to ensure safety is a top priority, but the creative and energetic staff are planning and adapting activities to bring you the best experience. 8am-5pm. 6311 Old Church Rd, Caledon. 905-584-2272 x7327, [email protected], caledon.ca

Jul 5 – Aug 26 (Monday to Friday): Camp Mansfield Registration opens Mar 7. Ontario’s favourite nature and adventure camp is back with exciting programs such as our well-known mountain biking, swimming, and arts and crafts sessions. Nestled in Mulmur on 300 acres of pure fun. 9am-4:30pm. 937365 Airport Rd, Mulmur. 705-435-4479, [email protected], mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

Jul 11 – 15 (Monday to Friday): Dirt2Delicious 2022 Summer Day Camp – Ages 8 to 13 Registration opens Apr 1. With a focus on harvesting local, sustainable food and honing environmental skills and systems, D2D is a beloved fixture in the Caledon community. “We have campers who return every year and love it. And we love it too,” says Amy Darrell, a long-time D2D leader. D2D builds on these community connections, promoting local food, farms, people, and organizations. As businesses flounder in a pandemic economy, the camp’s support for the local economy is vital. For more than 10 years, the camp’s activities and recipes have featured local, seasonal ingredients and camp leaders have educated campers on environmental issues, food skills, healthy lifestyles and ecological sustainability. 9am-4pm. $275. Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave. Palgrave United Community Kitchen, 905-880-0303, [email protected], palgravekitchen.org

Jul 11 – 15 (Monday to Friday): Hillsburgh Vacation Bible School (VBS) Concrete and Cranes – Ages 5 to 11 Join us for a full week of VBS where we enjoy a day camp experience full of games, snacks, hands-on activities, music and stories all focused on learning how we can build on the love of Jesus. To register or for more information please email [email protected]. To register any youth 12+ as a junior leader, please email [email protected]. 9am-noon. Hillsburgh Baptist Church, 21 Trafalgar Rd, Hillsburgh.YFC Erin and Churches of Hillsburgh, 226-217-2862, [email protected], facebook.com

JUL 11 – 29 (Monday to Friday): The Raise-an-Artist Project Art Camp – Ages 5 to 12 Join us for drawing, painting, pottery, film and photography. Make art with us, and run through the forest and fields. Frog hunting, fishing, fun! 9am-3pm. $300. The Raise-an-Artist Project, 905-691-2864; [email protected], theraiseanartistproject.com

Jul 18 – 22 (Monday to Friday): Pottery Summer Camp – Ages 6 to 8 During this time we will create all things fired arts, including playing with clay, painting ceramics and throwing on the pottery wheel. We will even have a daily visit to the park. This camp includes an Art Show on the final day at 3pm for all artists to display their masterpieces for family and friends. Please pack a daily peanut-free lunch for your artists. 9am-4pm. $325. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. 519-942-9022, [email protected], potterypartiesinthehills.com

Jul 18 – 29 (Monday to Friday); Aug 23 – 25: Academy of Performing Arts Summer Dance & Drama Camp – Ages 4 to 12 Bring your child to camp to create friendships and memories to last a lifetime. We focus on having fun while experiencing different genres of dance such as hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and acro as well as musical theatre. Camp also includes a variety of fun activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor park day, exploring costumes, pizza day and wacky hair day. Campers put on a small production showing off what they have learned at the end of each week. Session A: Jul 18 – 22. Session B: Jul 25 – 29. The academy also offers an intensive camp for competitive dancers from Aug 23 – 25 where we focus on ballet, jazz and contemporary, and explore modern, lyrical, acro and hip-hop to increase their core strength and flexibility. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103, [email protected], academyofperformingarts.info

Jul 25 – 29 (Monday to Friday): Theatre Orangeville Summer Camp – Young Players – Grades 3-6 Join us for an exciting week where we explore scripted and unscripted work, improvisation, movement, elements of stage presentation, and character development inspired by stories and imaginations. We will build on our theatre skills through creative activities and interactive games. At the end of the week, we put on a final presentation to share our ideas! 9am-4pm. $190. Nancy & Doc Gillies Rehearsal Hall, 065371 Dufferin Cty Rd 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

Aug 2 – 26 (Monday to Friday): Theatre Orangeville Young Company – Grades 7 to 12 *Audition required to participate* The Theatre Orangeville Drama Young Company program aims to provide a unique opportunity for talented and hard-working young people looking for an in-depth theatrical experience. This summer program concludes with a full-scale production at the end of the four weeks of the intensive and fun-filled rehearsal process. For details regarding the program and audition requirements, email our program co-ordinator Kait Gallant at [email protected] Audition Dates: Jun 4–5. Performance Dates: Aug 26–28. 9am-4pm. Nancy & Doc Gillies Rehearsal Hall, 065371 Dufferin Cty Rd 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

Aug 7 – 19 (Sunday to Friday): Albion Hills Summer Overnight Camps – Ages 9 to 12 Albion Hills Field Centre offers overnight nature camps in Albion Hills Conservation Park. For the overnight camper who loves to explore nature and try new things, these are eclectic overnight camps with lots of time outside. Campers will soak up the sunny days in the forest, on the trails and in the meadows of the beautiful conservation park. Trail biking, one-night outdoor camping, swimming in the pool, making nature art, making friends and making memories are all part of these friendly, child-centred camps. Comfy, climate-controlled rooms, delicious food and caring professional staff. We help your child build confidence and independence through adventure, leadership and teamwork. Arrival Sun after 3pm and pick-up Fri by 5pm. $720/week. Albion Hills Field Centre, 16555 Humber Station Rd, Caledon. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 905-880-1515, [email protected], trca.ca

Aug 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday): Pottery Summer Camp – Ages 9 to 12 During this time we will create all things fired arts, including playing with clay, painting ceramics, working with glass and throwing on the pottery wheel. We will even have a daily visit to the park. This camp includes an Art Show on the final day at 3pm for all artists to display their masterpieces for family and friends. Please pack a daily peanut-free lunch for your artists. 9am-4pm. $325. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. 519-942-9022, [email protected], potterypartiesinthehills.com

Aug 15 – 19 (Monday to Friday): Theatre Orangeville Summer Camp – Tiny Tots – Sk to Grade 2 Join us for an exciting week where we explore scripted and unscripted work, improvisation, movement, elements of stage presentation, and character development inspired by stories and imaginations. We will build on our theatre skills through creative activities and interactive games. At the end of the week, we put on a final presentation to share our ideas! 9am-4pm. $190. Citrus Dance, 62 Broadway, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

Aug 22 – 26: (Monday to Friday): Teen Pottery Summer Camp – Ages 13+ During this time we will create all things fired arts, including hand building with clay, painting ceramic pictures, working with glass and throwing on the pottery wheel. This camp includes an Art Show on the final day at 3pm for all artists to display their masterpieces for family and friends. Teens, please pack a daily peanut-free lunch. 9am-4pm. $350. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. 519-942-9022, [email protected], potterypartiesinthehills.com

Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links

Academy of Performing Arts
Art With Jada
Artsploration
Athlete Institute
Bike Trails at Hockley
Caledon Equestrian School
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
Caledon Recreation
Camp Mansfield
Caven Presbyterian Vacation Bible School
Chef Pam Fanjoy
Citrus Dance
City of Brampton
Compass Camps
Credit Valley Conservation Youth Corps
Eco Camp
Engineering Science Quest
Everdale
Expressive Arts
Fiddlehead Care Farm
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
GO Adventure
GoYoga
Headwaters Racquet Club
Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp
Kids Inc Camp
Maggiolly Art
Mono Tennis Club
North Peel Community Church
Orangeville Curling Club
Orangeville Library
Orangeville Tennis Club
Palgrave Sports Academy
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Pottery Parties Studio
Raise-an-Artist
SSE 90
Shelburne Golf
Shelburne Library
STEM Camp
St. James Anglican Vacation Bible School
Streams Community Hub
Teen Ranch
Theatre Orangeville
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Town of Caledon Recreation
Town of Orangeville
YMCA Cedar Glen
Youth Unlimited | YFC Highlands