Kids’ Camps in the Hills

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Are you looking for local summer camps and activities? There’s a huge range available of camps, day programs and adventures that keep youngsters busy and engaged over July and August. Please let us know of newcomers on the scene – in Erin, Dufferin, Caledon, Creemore and area – we should be listing here, or if you spot an error or omission. Submit your camp information.

Contact Janet Dimond ([email protected]) and she’ll be happy to help.

Here’s to a great summer from In The Hills!

JUN 17 – JUL 29 (Mondays): Art With Jada Summer Evening Workshop Join us for relaxing projects inspired by the beauty of summer. Paint a tranquil sunset on a large canvas (16″ x 20″), try new watercolour techniques, learn the basics of manga portrait drawing and alcohol markers, and finish with a sunflower still life. 5:30-6:30pm. $125. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. Art with Jada, 519-217-4855; [email protected], artwithjada.ca

JUN 30 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri)Teen Ranch Summer Camps Campers will enjoy our varied programs including Horse Camp, Hockey Camp, Instar Athletics Figure Skating Camp, Adventure Camp, BMX Dirt Camp, Soccer Camp, WHAM Camp, Volleyball Camp and Day Camp. Amazing facilities for all activities. All full-time staff are certified in first aid. See the website for camp descriptions and cost. 20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519-941-4501; [email protected], teenranch.com

JUL & AUG: GO Summer Camp – Ages 5–17 Dates and details to come. At GO our programs are outdoor based and designed to keep kids active, while teaching them the importance of play, being creative and spending time outside. Let your kids love their summer! Our programs are full of adventure, learning, movement and creativity, all while building a community of go-ers that love the outdoors. We run programs in Dundalk as well as at Beaver Valley Ski Club throughout the summer. Visit our website for all the nitty-gritty! 9am-4pm. $200-$350. Orangeville GO Adventure Co, 519-373-6638; [email protected], goadventure.co

JUL & AUG (Mon to Fri): Golf Summer Camps Learn to golf. Other activities include Wacky Water Wednesdays, Big Break glass-breaking contest, Friday pizza lunch, golf tournament with prizes. Morning or after care available for $20 an hour. Sign up now! 9am-4pm. $350. 753081 2 Line EHS, Orangeville. Dynamic Golf Academy, 519-217-9055; [email protected], dynamicgolfacademy.ca

JUL 2 – 5: Canadian Arts Week – Ages 5+ Happy Birthday Canada! Paint campfires, sculpt moose, go on a scavenger hunt and play games at the park. Pizza lunch on Friday. Before and after care available for $10 extra per day, 7am-6pm. Possible single days if space is available. Can’t reserve until the week prior. 9am-4pm. $240. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. Art with Jada, 519-217-4855; [email protected], artwithjada.ca

JUL 1 –26 (Mon to Fri): Eco Camp – Ages 6–13 Island Lake Eco Camp has been running the Ecology Day Camp program at Island Lake Conservation Area for the past 23 years. This unique nature camp gives campers knowledge of how the earth works by experiencing nature in unique ways. Activities are adapted to meet the needs of each age group. Activities include nature hikes, environmental studies, canoeing, mapping/orienteering, crafts, archery and cookouts, just to name a few. New outdoor programs are continually introduced during the season to keep campers interested and engaged. Special note: Before and after care is now available. Please email us or see the registration page on the website for more details. 9am-4pm. $240 July 2-5 (four days); $295 for each remaining week (5 days). Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario St S, Orangeville. Greg Sol, 519-939-8333; [email protected], ecocamp.ca

JUL 1 – AUG 2 (Mon to Fri): Kids’ Summer Golf Camps – Ages 7–14 Camps are taught by renowned Ontario Golf Hall of Fame and PGA of Canada Hall of Fame head professional Sam Young. Fundamentals of golf are taught: grip, stance, swing, putting, chipping, bunkers and long game. The week culminates with play on several holes. 1-3:30pm. $176.99. Shelburne Golf & Country Club, 516423 County Road 124, Melancthon. 519-925-5581; [email protected], shelburnegolf.com

JUL 1 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): Summer Camps at Brighten Up It’s a summer of fun at Brighten Up. Fun weekly themes, small ratios, first aid on site and a whole lot of fun, learning and discovery. July 1-5: Construction Zone. July 8-12: Princesses, Heroes and Villains. July 15-19: The Laboratory. July 22-26: The Time Machine. July 29-Aug 2: Building Challenges. Aug 5-9: Creative Kids. Aug 12-16: Fantasy, Myth and Legend. Aug 19-23: Messy Fun. Aug 26-30: Fan Favourites. 8am-5pm. $150; family discount, book any two weeks and get the third for $100. Brighten Up – Toys/Games & Learning Centre, 67 Main St, Unit D, Erin. Brighten Up, 519-833-9258; [email protected], brightenuperin.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Monday to Friday)Camp Amaranth – Ages 4–12 This is a brand new summer day camp with unique programs. For campers ages 4 and 5, we bring you Camp Amaranth Minis, which places an emphasis on play-based learning, creativity, staying active and getting in touch with nature. For those ages 6 through 12, there is Camp Amaranth focusing on sports, physical activity, living a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the outdoors, being creative and making friends. Some of these weekly camp themes include Nature Unleashed, Super Science, Arctic Adventures and Amazing Race Amaranth. 7:30am-5:30pm. $150. Amaranth Township Office, 374028 6th Line Amaranth. [email protected], facebook.com/amaranthtwp

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): Town of Caledon Day Camps – Ages 4–12 A variety of weekly summer day camps offered at various Caledon recreation facilities. Register online, by phone, or in person at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, Caledon East Community Complex or May­field Recreation Complex. 9am-4pm. Prices vary. Extended hours options available with applicable pricing. Town of Caledon Recreation, 905-584-2272 x7327; [email protected], caledon.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Monday to Friday)Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) A volunteer program for high school students. Spend your week on a crew of seven and be mentored by a crew leader. Your leader will pick you up at 8am at a local high school and bring you to the work site. On Monday training and orientation take place at Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Tuesday through Friday are work days. Projects and locations change each day. Projects may include tree planting, invasive species removal, urban farming, electrofishing, habitat creation, trail maintenance and more. Your leader will drop you off at 3pm at the pickup location. Volunteers participate for one (1) week during the summer. See the website to register. List the weeks you are available. 8am-3pm. Free. CVC, 1-800-668-5557; [email protected], cvc.ca

JUL 2 – 5 (Mon to Fri): Cheltenham Baptist Summer Camp – Ages 4–11 Visit Athens 2,000 years ago. Explore Greek culture firsthand. Experience the Bible in living, breathing colour. Join the Apostle Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth about Jesus. Marketplace shops and crafts, Olympic arena games, drama, Bible stories, music, games, puppets, skits, crafts, snacks. Please join us for a Sunday wrap-up and BBQ at the pavilion. 9:30am-noon. $30 child; family $45. 14520 Creditview Rd, Caledon. 905-838-3122; [email protected], cbchurch.ca

JUL 2 – 12 (Mon to Fri): Dirt2Delicious Camp – Cooking Local! – Ages 9–16 A new Leadership in Training Camp: Ages 13-16 July 2-5: D2D LIT camp (4 days) will offer food handling and leadership skills while focusing on local food. All meals will be provided. Campers will visit Albion Hills Community Farm. They will be invited to participate during July 8-12 D2D Camp as LIT staff (no camper fee). They will be eligible for volunteer hours during July 8-12 camp. More details upon registration. $250 July 8-12: D2D2019 camp (5 days) Ages 9-12. All food and activities included. Campers will participate in hands-on food preparation and visit Albion Hills Conservation Area (Albion Hills Community Farm) throughout the week. Outdoor cooking and Pop Up Camp Food event will celebrate the local food season. 9am-4pm. $300. Online registration beginning March 2. Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave. Palgrave United Community Kitchen, 905-880-0303; palgravekitchen.org

JUL 2 – 5, AUG 6 – 9 (Mon to Fri): Jr. Chef 4-Day Cooking Camp – Ages 11–14 Kids will learn kitchen safety, including fire safety (prepared in collaboration with the Erin Fire Department, Hillsburgh Station). They will understand food groups (protein, carbohydrates, etc.), hygiene, manners and etiquette, and serving skills. In addition we will be having our own version of a Chopped Canada Competition, right here at FanJoy! Parents are encouraged to come for lunch on at least one of the days as the students will be preparing and serving the meals. 9am-1pm. $349, includes lunch and five items to begin your Jr. Chef knife kits. $499 per child for registrations after Apr 1. FAN/JOY Marketplace Restaurant & Bar, 100 Trafalgar Rd. N., Hillsburgh. 519-308-0900; [email protected], chefpamfanjoy.com

JUL 2 – 31 (Mon to Fri): Compass Camps – SK–Grade 8 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 archery, orienteering, games, science, art, crafts, music, puppetry, gardening, animal care and the wonder of God’s creation. Special events have included exotic animals, trampoline park fun, sports workshops, miniature horse carriage rides and so much more! Join us to make lifelong friends and discover the depth of God’s love for you. Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5 for weeks 1-4; Grades 6-8 for week 5. 9am-3pm. $100-$150. 246289 Hockley Road, Mono. 519-941-4790; [email protected], thisiscompass.com

JUL 2 – AUG 9 (Mon to Fri): STEM Camp – Ages 5–13 STEM Camp provides learning experiences through fun and engaging programming that encourages campers to explore their sense of wonder. There are hands-on STEM activities that promote discovery, reward curiosity, and leave children amazed at what they can do! For 2019 we prepared incredible themes: Transformers, Superheroes, Star Wars and Minecraft. Before and after care is available. 8am-5pm. 4-day camp $168; 5-day camp $210; 5% sibling discount; 3+ weeks enrolled 10% discount; register online. Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-475-6600; stemcamp.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): Kids Inc Camp – Ages SK–Gr 10 We have three camps this year: Junior General Camp (SK-Gr1), General Camp (Gr 1-8) and Leader in Training (LIT) (Gr 8-10). We provide bus service for our campers from Orangeville, Guelph, Caledon, Erin, Milton, Halton Hills, Brampton and Mississauga. Campers from near and far enjoy our saltwater pool, pond, play forest, sports fields, and sheltered areas each and every day. We are a day camp program with an overnight camp feeling! 8am-5pm. See website for prices and value bundle rate. Kids Inc. Camp, 5567 4th Line PO Box 129, Hillsburgh. kidsinccamp.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): Grand Valley Summer Day Camp – Ages 4–12 We are an accredited High 5 summer day camp. We have an enthusiastic group of trained leaders who will encourage and motivate your children to experience the fun of discovery and learning during their stay with us. We have themed weeks such as Extreme Cooking, Splish n Splash, Tech Crazy, Outback Adventures and Amazing Race. We run for a total of nine weeks. Come for a day, a week or the whole summer. Before and after care available. 8am-5pm. $125 per week. Grand Valley Community Centre, 90 Main St N, Grand Valley. grandvalleycommunitycentre.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): Camp Aliquam – Ages 4–13 Camp Aliquam provides opportunities for campers to experience what summer camp is all about – fun, friendships and lifelong memories. See the website for more information and to register. 9am-4pm. Town of Orangeville Recreation & Events, 519-940-9092; [email protected], orangeville.ca

JUL 2 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri)Glen Eagle Kids’ Jr Golf Camp – Ages 7–14 The professional staff at Glen Eagle Golf Club are dedicated to offering the highest quality instruction in a fun and enjoyable environment. Our 5-day camp sessions run for 6½ hours each day covering the fundamentals of the game. Campers are grouped by age and ability. Instruction is lead by a golf professional experienced in junior camps. Lunch and snacks are provided each day. Limited enrollment ensures low camper-to-staff ratios and quality instruction. Minimum of six participants are required to hold a camp. If the minimum requirement is not met, camps may be rescheduled to a later date. 8am-5pm. Glen Eagle Golf Club, 15731 Regional Road 50, Caledon. gleneaglegolf.com

JUL 8 – 12 (Mon to Fri): Starter Stage – Your Debut – Ages JK–Grade 1 In this exciting adventure we introduce you to the stage! Using imaginative play, storytelling, movement, music and theatre magic, we explore many interesting places while developing physical, social and personal skills. Every day has a different theme guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Full-day, morning or afternoon options available. Before and after care available. See the website for location info and details. 9am-4pm. Half day $100; $170 full day. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423; [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

JUL 8 – 12 (Mon to Fri): The Raise-an-Artist Project Summer Art Camp: Paints and Recreation! Drawing + Painting Camp Coloured pencil, copic marker, ink, watercolour and acrylic. Come prepared for a walk in the woods! 9am-3pm. $260, art supplies included. Save 13% when you sign up siblings/cousins or send your camper to 2+ camps! Anyone looking to fulfill their volunteer hours is very welcome to join us. Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. 905-691-2864; [email protected], theraiseanartistproject.com

JUL 8 – 12 (Mon to Fri): Mono Tennis Club Summer Camp – Ages 6–14 This camp will be run by Ashley Spironello, a certified Tennis Canada professional who has been teaching tennis in the Orangeville area for the past 15 years. Ashley has expertise in organizing tennis for children at different ages and stages of their tennis development. She employs modified court sizes, nets, racquets and balls to make tennis accessible and enjoyable for all. The camp will run rain or shine, as the clubhouse is available in the event of bad weather. 9:30-11:30am. $85. Mono Tennis Club, Mono Centre. Ashley Spironello, [email protected], monotennisclub.com

JUL 8 – 12, JUL 22 – 26 (Mon to Fri): Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship Summer Horseback Riding Camps Each day at camp your child will enjoy horseback riding learning the disciplines of English, Western and trail riding. They will also learn horsemanship and equine behaviour, and become skilled at safe horse handling. They will have swimming and pool activities, outdoor time in nature playing sports or simply relaxing with arts and crafts. The last day of camp is spent decorating themselves and their horses for the parade they put on for the parents. This is a big highlight of the week where they showcase all they’ve learned! Please register online. 9am-4pm. $480.25. 246063 County Road 16, Mono. 519-942-6688; [email protected], hockleyhillshorsemanship.com

JUL 8 – 19 (Mon to Fri): Island Lake Rowing Summer Camp – Ages 11–14 Want to learn to row, but are not yet in high school? Our summer rowing camp is a weeklong program designed to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of rowing. Campers will have two rows in the morning with land-based activities in the afternoon. 9am-4pm. $225. Island Lake Rowing Club, 673178 Hurontario St, Orangeville/Mono. islandlakerowing.com

JUL 8 – 12, 22 – 26, AUG 12 – 16 (Monday to Friday): Farming and Nature Day Camp at Fiddlehead Care Farm – Ages 6+ A low-ratio, goal-based, therapist-run farming and nature day camp for children and youth with unique physical and psychosocial needs such as developmental delay, autism, anxiety, brain injury, grief/loss and ADHD. Siblings welcome. Therapeutic programming includes coping, self-esteem and social skills, kindness and self-care, independence, responsibility and leadership, making new friends, spending time with and playing with the animals, gardening, crafts, games and much more. Drop off is between 8:45-9am and pick up is at 3:30pm. 9am-3:30pm. $375. 426059 25 Sdrd Mono. [email protected], fiddleheadcarefarm.com

JUL 8 – 26, AUG 12 –30 (Mon to Fri): Singing Waters Riding Camp – Ages 6–16 The goal of our riding camp is to develop balance, co-ordination and self-esteem. During the week campers will learn horse and equipment care, stable management, and of course how to ride. Other camp activities include crafts, outdoor educational games and swimming. Before and after daycare is available for an extra cost. Bring your lunch Monday to Thursday. Friday lunch will be provided. Nutritious snacks and drinks are provided each day. Boots with heels and ASTM helmets are a must for all riders. Helmets are available to borrow. 9am-4pm. $400. 674198 Hurontario Street, Mono. 519-943-4430; [email protected], swec.ca

JUL 8 – AUG 2 : PAMA Kids Summer Camps – Ages 6–12 Campers will imagine, explore and play each fun-filled day! Inspired by PAMA’s current exhibitions and the great outdoors, campers will engage in a variety of daily activities within PAMA and at various parks and outdoor spaces within walking distance (weather permitting). Not only will they create their own masterpieces, but they will be entertained by weekly special guests and explore art and history in new ways. Comic Craze Camp, Move & Create Camp, Sculpt It Camp and Colourful Creations Camp. 9am-4:30pm. $225. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St E, Brampton. 905-791-4055; [email protected], pama.peelregion.ca

JUL 8 – AUG 2, AUG 12 – 30 (Mon to Fri): Caledon Academy of the Arts Summer Camps – Ages 3–10 Join us for our first summer of camps! Five different themes to choose from with full-day and half-day camp options available. Princess Camp, Pop Stars Camp, Animal Planet Camp, Under the Sea Camp, and Space & Science Camp. There will be no camps running the weeks of July 1-5 or August 5-9. Please register online. 8am-5pm. Caledon Academy of the Arts, 15964 Airport Road, Caledon East. caledonacademyofthearts.com

JUL 8 – AUG 30 (Mon to Fri): HRC Summer Day Camps – Ages 4–12 Different themes each week. Includes lunches and snacks! 9am-4pm. Headwaters Racquet Club, 205467 County Road 109, Amaranth. headwatersracquetclub.com

JUL 13, 20 & 27 (Saturdays): Coding and Golf Camp for Kids – Ages 7–12 Introducing kids to the best of the tech and sports worlds with cutting-edge instruction from two industry experts. Learn how to develop a basic score card app to use during golf camp. The coding basics of mobile app development will be followed by an afternoon of fun outdoors learning the game of golf. All equipment, snacks and drinks provided. Instructors: Sam Young, PGA of Canada Hall of Fame Head Golf Professional and Ashish Gupta, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Consulting Architect. 1-4:30pm. $500. Shelburne Golf & Country Club, 516423 County Road 124, Melancthon. Megan Young, 519-925-5581; [email protected], shelburnegolf.com

JUL 15 – 19 (Mon to Fri): SSE 90 – 2019 Summer Soccer Camp – Ages 4–15 SSE 90’s camps are open for players of all skill levels. SSE 90 will group the players based on skill level to allow each player to flourish in their development with players of the same skill level. Each of our camps include technical drills, fun exercises and small-sided games. All our camps are run by our highly qualified coaching staff​. All camp prices include an SSE 90 Academy T-shirt and pizza lunch on Friday. Extended hours are available for all our camps. 9am-4pm. $165. St. Jean Bosco, 55 Abbotside Way, Caledon. Valerio Rocca, 416-728-1502; [email protected], sse90.com

JUL 15 – 19 (Mon to Fri): Art Skills Crash Course – Ages 10+ Do you have an artist in your house who is creative or always drawing? Whether they have attended an art class or not, we have the perfect weeklong crash course for them. This full-week program is geared at teaching the fundamentals of art and design in a relaxed and fun environment, with one-on-one support. Limited to eight artists. Includes full art kit. 9am-4pm. $350. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill Street, Unit 101, Orangeville. Art with Jada, 519-217-4855; [email protected], artwithjada.ca

JUL 15 – 19 (Mon to Fri): Junior Stage Summer Edition! – Ages 2–5 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. Before and after care available. See website for location and details. 9am-4pm. $170. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423; [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca

JUL 15 – 19: St. James Anglican Vacation Bible School Professionally organized week of Christian-themed summer fun for kids. $20 per child for the week. 10am-3pm. St. James Anglican Church, 6025 Old Church Rd, Caledon East. stjamescaledoneast.ca

JUL 15 – 19: The Raise-an-Artist Project Summer Art Camp: Crafters in Cars Getting Coffee! Woven bookmarks, felted animals, pop-out cards, embroidered bracelets! Join the fun! Come prepared for a walk in the woods! 9am-3pm. $260, art supplies included. Save 13% when you sign up siblings/cousins or send your camper to 2+ camps! Anyone looking to fulfill their volunteer hours is very welcome to join us. Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. 905-691-2864; [email protected], theraiseanartistproject.com

JUL 22 – 26: The Raise-an-Artist Project Summer Art Camp: How to Get Away with Photography! Photography + Pottery Camp Learn photo composition, photo editing and printing in Adobe Photoshop, and make sculptures with clay and sculpey. Digital device required. Come prepared for a walk in the woods! 9am-3pm. $260, art supplies included. Save 13% when you sign up siblings/cousins or send your camper to 2+ camps! Anyone looking to fulfill their volunteer hours is very welcome to join us. Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. 905-691-2864; [email protected]project.com, theraiseanartistproject.com

JUL 22 – 26 (Mon to Fri): Dance and Drama Recreational Summer Camp – Ages 3–13 Bring your child to summer camp this year for a memorable experience with daily dancing, drama recreational activities, arts and crafts. Quality professional teachers, two studios with sprung floors, all levels of dancers. Maximum 16 students per class. Performance at the end of the week. Includes a free T-shirt. Many different disciplines: ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, creative collaboration and more! See the website for more details. Friends and memories to last a lifetime. 8am-5pm. $225. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103; AcademyofPerformingArts.info

JUL 22 – 26, AUG 26 – 30 (Mon to Fri): Ride with Ryan Summer Camp – Ages 7–14 Mountain bike camp! But it’s not a camp just for riding. We also offer our campers bike maintenance, bike and nature-focused arts and crafts, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee, yoga, trail education, trail running and hiking. Our counsellors have experience with bikes, kids and the outdoors. They are university or high school students from the Orangeville area. Check out our website. 9am-4pm. $275, sibling discount of 10%. Monora Park Pavilion, Orangeville. 519-806-7433; [email protected], ridewithryan.com

JUL 29 – AUG 2: The Raise-an-Artist Project Summer Art Camp: Master of Film! Film + Animation Camp Short films, cartoons, stop animation – design your own character using Adobe Animate and Adobe Character Animator. Come prepared for a walk in the woods! 9am-3pm. $260, art supplies included. Save 13% when you sign up siblings/cousins or send your camper to 2+ camps! Anyone looking to fulfill their volunteer hours is very welcome to join us. Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. 905-691-2864; [email protected], theraiseanartistproject.com

JUL 29 – AUG 2, AUG 19 – 23 (Mon to Fri): Greyden Equestrian Scrapbook Camp – Ages 7–14 A themed craft camp for horse-crazy kids. We ride twice a day, every day. And spend lunchtime working on our scrapbooks. We’ll have a one-night sleepover. Every day we will take pictures of our events, riding with our favourite pony, and build a scrapbook. We will complete the scrapbook by the end of the week and have something to take home to cherish for years to come. Camp supplies dinner on Thursday night before we set up for our sleepover, along with a bonfire and fireside storytelling. Friday is wake up to full breakfast supplied by the camp, and then off to the stables to prepare for our mock horse show. Friday’s lunch is also supplied by the camp. Our mock horse show is at 2pm where all the riders will compete for ribbons. Parents are welcome to come and watch, and cheer on our riders. 9am-4pm. $350. Greyden Equestrian Facility, 5565 Wellington Road 24, Erin. greydenequestrian.ca

AUG 6 – 9 (Tues to Fri): Greyden Equestrian Pony Pals Day Camp – Ages 6–10 It is the first step into the world of horses. An excellent start for young riders. The focus is on fun with horses – games, crafts and lots of laughter all week. Tuesday to Friday children have a half day of riding, where we teach the new equestrian proper control of their horse in group riding time, with lots of horsey games and fun on horseback. The other half day will be crazy craft fun time! We will have a craft of the day, jewellery making, fun with Popsicle sticks, flower crafts and horse noodles. And lots and lots of water sports and games. This camp is geared for the new and first-time rider, to slowly get them acquainted to the sport of riding horses. There is no sleepover and no mock horse show this session. 9am-4pm. $250. Greyden Equestrian Facility, 5565 Wellington Road 24, Erin. greydenequestrian.ca

AUG 11 – 30 (Seven-day and overnight): Athlete Institute Summer Basketball Academy Camp – Ages 9–18 Athlete Institute Academy is the most successful college preparatory basketball academy in Canada and one of the most successful in North America. Since 2012 we have developed two Top 10 NBA draft picks, 30 NCAA Division I and 18 USPORTS athletes with many more to follow. Athlete Institute is proud to provide this same experience and opportunity to young basketball athletes by offering one- to three-week day and overnight basketball camp experiences for boys and girls of any skill level looking to drastically enhance their performance. We invite you to LEARN from Canada’s most proven coaches, PLAY with Canada’s greatest prep athletes and LIVE the experience of an Athlete Institute elite athlete. WE ARE ELITE! 8:30am-4:30pm. $699. Athlete Institute, 207321 Hwy 9, Mono. Alex Dominato, 519-940-3735; [email protected], aicamps.ca

AUG 12 – 23 (Monday to Friday): GoYoga Kids’ Camp – Ages 5-9 Your child’s day will include yoga-infused literature, social and emotional learning, mindful yoga poses, breathing techniques, songs, arts and crafts, vision board workshop, primary brain anatomy and nature walks all relating to summer elements. Providing these skills, with regular practice, promotes self- and social awareness, decision making and self-regulation. Call or visit the studio to register. 9am-4pm. $295. GoYoga Orangeville, 67 First St, Unit 2E, Orangeville. GoYoga, 519-307-6000; [email protected], goyogaorangeville.com

AUG 19 – 22 (Mon to Thurs): Acrobatic and Intensive Dance Camp For dancers wishing to improve their acrobatic skills. Dancers will focus on improving flexibility, strength and acro skills. Techniques and progressions will be covered to master the basic to the more advanced tumbling passes, balance and contortions tricks and partner work/lifts. This acro camp will inspire dancers to excel in a safe and motivating environment. Every day there will be at least four hours of intensive dance/drama training, with a focus on ballet, jazz, tap and drama. We will explore modern, lyrical, acro and hip hop, improv and singing. And we will strengthen core and flexibility through yoga and Pilates. Outdoor exercise, nutritional guidance and collective collaboration will be introduced in addition to training. New students always welcome! $225. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103; [email protected], AcademyofPerformingArts.info

AUG 19 – 23: Caven Presbyterian Vacation Bible School Call or email for more information. 9am-12:15pm. Free. 110 King St W, Bolton. 905-857-2419; [email protected], caven-life.org

AUG 19 – 23, 26 – 30 (Mon to Fri): Summer Art Camp – Ages 5+ Paint, draw, sculpt and craft. This week is geared at having fun with lots of time at the park playing games, trips to the ice cream parlor, pizza party on Friday and movie with popcorn on rainy days. Before and after care available for $10 extra per day, 7am-6pm. 9am-4pm. $300. Pottery Parties Studios, 28 Mill St, Unit 101, Orangeville. Art with Jada, 519-217-4855; [email protected]artwithjada.ca

AUG 26 – 30 (Mon to Fri): Girls Can Too – Grades 7–12 Hands-on learning experiences in the environmental and skilled trades sectors for young women. Participants work in crews with other students on outdoor tasks and can earn up to 35 community service hours. *Please note: Due to other site projects at Bolton Camp, students will not be allowed to be dropped off at Bolton Camp directly. Local students must be picked up and dropped off at any of the provided bus locations. Eligibility: At least 11 years of age, enrolled in Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in September 2019, able to commit to volunteering for one full week (Monday – Friday), interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation, comfortable working in a team environment, and punctual and reliable. 9am-3pm. Free. TRCA Bolton Camp, 13540 Caledon King Townline S, Palgrave. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, 647-646-9695; [email protected], trca.ca

Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links

Academy of Performing Arts
Art With Jada
Athlete Institute
Brighten Up
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
Fiddlehead Care Farm
Girls Can Too Camp
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
GO Adventure
GoYoga
Grand Valley Summer Camp
Greyden Equestrian Facility
Headwaters Racquet Club
Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship
Little Creek Ranch
Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp
Kids Inc Camp
Maggiolly Art
Orangeville Curling Club
Orangeville Library
Orangeville Tennis Club
Orton Summer Camp
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Rose Theatre
SSE 90
Shelburne Library
Singing Waters Equestrian Centre
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