Kids’ Camps in the Hills

Summer Camps are blooming again in the Headwaters region!

If you run a camp, please use our events listings form to tell us about your 2023 offerings. We will collect them on this page. Any questions, please contact [email protected]. Please check in with the camps directly for updates and changes. Our list of links below features camps that have operated in previous years.

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

Happy Camping from In The Hills!

Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2023

Jul 3–7 (Monday to Friday): The Raise-an-Artist Project Drawing + Painting + Pottery Camp – Calling all builders, painters, crafters, sculptors, actors and more! Make art in the outdoor studio, lounge in the hammock, climb the apple tree, spot frogs in the pond, run through the forest, play sports on the lawn. Plenty of choice for the artists and the outdoor explorers! Fine art time! Come sculpt in the studio, sketch en plein air and paint on easels: graphite, pastel, scratchboard, ink, acrylic and watercolour. Mess around with colour theory and the elements, and principles of design. 9am-3pm. $275. Ballinafad. 905-691-2864, [email protected], 

Jul 3–Aug 11 (Monday to Friday): Summer Tennis Camp at Orangeville and Caledon Tennis Clubs – Ages 7 to 15 Hosted by Orangeville Tennis Club at Rotary Park and Caledon Tennis Club in Caledon Village. Jul 3-7 Orangeville. Jul 10-14 Caledon. Jul 17-21 Orangeville. Jul 24-28 Orangeville. Jul 31-Aug 4 Caledon. Aug 7-11 Orangeville. Camp director is Certified Tennis Professional Michael Soden, Club Pro at the Orangeville Tennis Club and the Caledon Tennis Club. Lots of fun games, drills and matchplay. Every player will also get private lesson time with Mike. 12:30-3:30pm. $180/week. Michael Soden, 519-939-8985, [email protected],,

Jul 3–28, Aug 7–18 (Monday to Friday): Caledon Academy of the Arts Summer Camps – Join us for our 5th summer of camps! Six new camp themes! Six weeks of summer fun! S.T.E.A.M. (Jul 3-7). Sports Hall of Fame (Jul 10-14). Animal Kingdom (Jul 17-21). Comics & Cartoons (Jul 24-28). Camp’s Got Talent (Aug 7-11). Survivor (Aug 14-18). Before and after care available. 15964 Airport Rd, Caledon East. 905-860-0312, [email protected],

Jul 3–Aug 4, Aug 14–18 (Monday to Friday): Island Lake Rowing Club Crew Camp – Ages 11 to 14 – Learn to row in single sculls and larger boats under the direction of camp counsellors and qualified lifeguards. On-land co-operative games and activities promoting health, fitness and friendship. Use of Island Lake Conservation Area trails for biking, running, nature exploration. While no rowing experience is required for campers, participants must be able to swim and tread water. Note: Weekly sessions require a minimum number of registrations. ILRC reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule dates.  $275/week. 9am-4pm. [email protected], 

Jul 3–Aug 25 (Monday to Friday): Shelburne Golf & Country Club Junior Golf Camp – Ages 7 to 14 – We are the leader in Junior Golf! Our summer Junior Golf Camp is administered under the guidance of Ontario Hall of Fame and Canadian PGA of Canada Hall of Fame Head Professional and Owner Sam Young. Assistant Teaching Professional Jaymond Woods and his team of Advanced Junior assistants will be offering experienced instruction and play provided in a safe and inviting facility. Along with a 10,000-square-foot putting green, 1/3 of an acre grass tee deck and a separate teaching area, we also offer a junior 3-hole golf course, ideal for juniors and beginners alike. $199.12; includes hat, 3 balls, drinks and snacks. 1-3:30pm. 516423 Cty Rd 124, Melancthon. 519-925-5581, [email protected], 

Jul 3–Aug 31 (Monday to Friday): Caledon Recreation Summer Day Camps – The Town of Caledon Recreation department is excited to expand our day camp offerings for summer 2023. Join us for a summer full of fun including sports, crafts, games and more! 8am-5pm. Town of Caledon, 905-584-2272 x.4376, [email protected], 

Jul 3–Sep 1: Teen Ranch Summer Camp – Ages 5 to 8+ – We are working hard to provide a joyous and unforgettable summer camp experience for your kids!

  • Junior Day Camp (Monday to Friday): Ages 5 to 7
    Games, crafts, swimming, pony rides, story time and more! A week full of friendship and fun!  
  • Ultimate Day Camp (Monday to Friday): Ages 8+  The full camp experience with your sport of choice, including daily campfires featuring engaging, real-life topics shared from a biblical perspective. Packed into a 5-day format. 
  • Overnight Camp (Sunday to Friday): Ages 8+
    Our popular overnight camps are back this year and better than ever! Campers experience all the fun and adventure of summer camp packed into five awesome days and nights as they enjoy the great outdoors, get active, and build friendships that can last a lifetime. Programs to choose from: Horseback riding with multiple skill levels (English, Western, rodeo, intensive equestrian). Hockey with multiple skill levels (elite, girl’s, co-ed, goalie). WHAM Camp (Where Heaps of Activities Meet). Adventure Camp (may include kayaking, canoeing, caving and/or mountain biking).
    20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519-941-4501, [email protected], 

Jul 3–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Headwaters Racquet Club Summer Camp – Ages 4 to 12 – HRC’s camps are filled with games, sports, instruction from our trainers and pros, lunches, snacks and more. Small group sizes. Professional counsellors and adult instructors. Activities include: Weekly themes (Super Hero, Amazing Race, Mad Science, Olympics Day). Specialty activities: Tennis, squash, golf, kids’ yoga and kick boxing, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, hockey, archery and more. Outdoor activities, co-operative games, arts and crafts, STEM, nature hikes and more! 8:30am-4:30pm. $350. 205467 Cty Rd 109, Amaranth. 519-942-2255, [email protected], 

Jul 3–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Caledon Equestrian School Summer Horse Camp – We are celebrating 45 years of sharing Horse Love with Caledon kids! Campers have a daily riding and horse care lesson, and help out in the barn as well to learn all aspects of horses. The Friday Horse Show is always a pleasure for family and friends to see the camper’s newfound and developed skills. Half days and full days are offered all summer, and many students take a few weeks of camp. Safety, Fun and Learning is our mandate. It is always our joy to share the learning experience our wonderful horses give us! 13441 Airport Rd, Caledon. 905-584-2022, [email protected],

Jul 4–28 (Monday to Friday): Palgrave Sports Academy Summer Sports Camp – Ages 6 to 14 – This full-day sports program with professional coaches provides instruction in tennis, golf, soccer, mountain biking and hiking, as well as games and activities. 8am-5pm. Jul 4 to 7: $396. Jul 10 to 14: $495. Jul 17 to 21: $495. Jul 24 to 28: $495. 9318 Hwy 9, Palgrave. 416-817-2983, [email protected],

Jul 4 – Aug 4 (Monday to Friday): Day Camps at Albion Hills Conservation Park – Ages 5 to 9 Join us for day camp this summer! Each week has a different theme  nature art, wilderness skills, storytelling and more. Children will enjoy spending lots of time outside, playing in the fields, forests and streams, just being a kid. Friendly, caring staff and before/after care available. 8am-5pm. 16500 RR 50, Caledon. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, [email protected],

Jul 4–Aug 4: 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). Together we’ll explore activities such as archery, orienteering, games, sports, science, art, music, 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. 9am-3pm. From $80. Compass Community Church, 246289 Hockley Rd, Mono. 519-941-4790, [email protected],

Jul 4–28 (Monday to Friday): Eco Camp Summer Camp – Outdoor day camp that feels like an overnight camp. NEW this summer: rock-climbing wall. Other activities include canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, archery, mapping, forest games, crafts, pond study and other nature-focused activities. Hot lunch and snacks included (cookouts and hikes)! 9am-4pm. $360-$450. Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario St S, Orangeville. 519-939-8330, [email protected], 

Jul 4  Aug 25 (Monday to Friday): Summer Camp at Streams Community Hub Summer is almost here and we’re thrilled to announce registration for our summer camp is now open! Whether your child is a drama enthusiast, creative artist or just loves making new friends, we’ve got something for everyone. And this year, we’re excited to offer pay-what-you-can options to make camp accessible to even more families! 9am-3pm. 305 Col. Phillips Dr, Shelburne. 289-203-8202, [email protected],

Jul 4–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Town of Orangeville’s Camp Aliquam – Ages 4 to 13 – Camp Aliquam is back for another summer season. Kids’ Camp, Art Camp, Sports Camp, you name it, we’ve got it all! Camp is offered at Alder Recreation Centre, Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre and Island Lake Conversation Area. 8am-5pm. Town of Orangeville Parks & Recreation, 519-940-9092, 

Jul 4–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Kids Inc Camp – Ages 4 to 14 – A summer day camp program in the Town of Erin that caters to children from areas such as Orangeville, Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills and Guelph. The program fees include the price of the daily camp bus to and from camp, and so many families love this aspect of the convenience of the programs and services. Kids Inc is a 100 per cent outdoor camp program with a wide variety of daily camp activities sure to please every camper! Register early on our website as spots in the program are limited. 7am-6pm. 519-855-6074, [email protected],

Jul 10–14 (Monday to Friday): The Raise-an-Artist Project C.R.A.F.T + S.T.E.M. Camp – Calling all builders, painters, crafters, sculptors, actors and more! Make art in the outdoor studio, lounge in the hammock, climb the apple tree, spot frogs in the pond, run through the forest, play sports on the lawn. Plenty of choice for the artists and the outdoor explorers! Here is where art and science meet! This one is for the creative inventors, makers and builders robots, felting, circuits, rug hooking, 3D printing, paper maché piñatas and up-cycled thrifted clothes! 9am-3pm. $275. Ballinafad. 905-691-2864, [email protected], 

Jul 10–Aug 4: PAMA Summer Camp for Kids – Ages 6 to 12 – Summer Camp is back! Save the date! Registration is coming soon. This summer campers will imagine, explore and play! Inspired by PAMA’s exhibitions and collections, campers will engage in a variety of daily activities within PAMA, and at various parks and outdoor spaces within walking distance. Campers will create their own masterpieces and explore art and history in new ways. Themes and dates: Jul 10–14: Pop Art Party. Jul 17–21: Creative Discoveries. Jul 24–28: Adventures in Nature. Jul 31–Aug 4: Mixed Media Extravaganza. 9am-4pm. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St E, Brampton. 905-791-4055, [email protected], 

Jul 10 – 14, 24 – 28 (Monday to Friday): Academy of Performing Arts Summer Dance & Drama Camp – Ages 3 to 13 – Fun, educational, and inspirational! Dancers and performers of all levels can stay in shape, learn new skills and make new friends. Kids will learn different genres such as hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and acro, and take part in a variety of fun activities such as arts and crafts, outdoor park day, exploring costumes, pizza day and wacky hair day. By the end of the week, they have learned enough to put on a small production on the final day. Full day or ½ day for ages 3 to 5. Email us with your child’s name, age and address, parent/guardian name, phone and email, and which session your child will attend. The academy also has a strong competitive program, and an Intensive camp will run in August for competitive dancers. See the website for details. 9am-3pm. $275. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103, [email protected],

Jul 10–14, Aug 7–11: Golf Camp at Duntroon Highlands – Ages 7 to 12 – Golf is a great sport for young kids to get involved with. It helps them grow mentally and physically by keeping them healthy and teaching them life skills. The golf course is a great place for kids to meet new people, immerse themselves in healthy competition, and learn the value of patience and self-improvement. 2023 Golf Camp will combine the fun of PlayFITT and the golf expertise of Duntroon Highlands. $450. Duntroon Highlands Resort, 1352 Conc 10 S, Duntroon. 416-910-8112, [email protected], 

Jul 10–14 (Monday to Friday): Hill Academy Kinder Camp – Ages 4 to 6 Campers will receive The Hill Early Years experience in a fun and engaging environment. Every day will be a fun mix of appropriately geared specialty activities (outdoor education, mindfulness, sports etc.) along with important friendships, team building and cabin activities. Our dedicated staff will nurture your child’s curious mind and kind heart by providing and promoting inquiry-based learning guided by the children’s questions and interests. Overview of the day: 8:30-9am: Drop off. 9-9:50am: Check-in and Activity 1. 9:50-10:10am: Snack break. 10:10-11am: Activity 2. 11-11:15am: Break. 11:15am-noon: Activity 3. Noon-12:30pm: Pickup. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt. Campers will provide their own snacks and water. 8:30am-12:30pm. $200. 20490 Porterfield Rd, Caledon. 905-399-3030, [email protected],

Jul 10–Aug 4, Aug 14–25 (Monday to Friday): Highlands Wilderness Day Camp – Ages 4 to 11 – Go pond dipping, hunt for bugs in the forest, play survival, build shelters, embrace the outdoors and make crafts throughout the week to bring home! *Must be enrolled for JK or turn 4 by Dec 31. $300/week. 1182 Nottawasaga Rd, Concession 10 S, Duntroon. 705-444-5017, [email protected], 

Jul 10–14, 17–21, Aug 14–18 (Monday to Friday): Johanis’ Karate School Summer Camps –Train like a ninja warrior! Karate and kung fu drills and skills activities, the most exciting obstacle courses and warrior challenges. Visits from local first responders like the Orangeville OPP, Orangeville Fire Department and Orangeville Paramedics. Outdoor activities: We hike to island lake, walk the trails around Orangeville and head out to local parks (weather permitting). A great way to meet friends. Your child will meet new children with similar interests from schools all over the Orangeville area. No stress for mom and dad – we have over 25 years’ experience and our karate camps are fun in a safe and controlled atmosphere. We are First Aid certified. Fun, fun, fun! The children get so much enjoyment from our camps that they keep coming back year after year. Our camp will provide your child with a lifetime of memories. 9am-3:30pm. $349. 28 Mill St, Orangeville. 519-941-0573, [email protected],

Jul 10–Aug 4 (Monday to Friday): Horseback Riding Summer Camps at Greyden Equestrian – Ages 7 to 14 Greyden Equestrian is an affordable, warm and friendly equestrian facility just outside the Village of Erin. Our camps fill very fast, so get your registration in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our camps are specifically designed for children keen on learning to ride safely and learning how to care for the animals. Children will ride every day. The instructional riding period (not just a trail ride) is where we teach the new equestrians proper control of their horse, safety around horses, and how to control their horse in a group. As the week progresses the student learns more about being a good rider and readying them for our horse show and demonstration each Friday afternoon (for select camps). Our horse show is a fun show to “show off” to loved ones and visitors what each camper learned during the week. Exploring the acres at Greyden Equestrian during nature walks/hikes, cooling off on the slip ‘n slide, making crafts, and playing games will make for a jam-packed day of fun at the farm. 9am-4pm. 5565 Trafalgar Rd, Erin. 519-833-2623, [email protected].ca,

Jul 10–14, 24–28, Jul 31–Aug 4, Aug 14–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Orangeville Forest School Summer Camp – Ages 4 to 12 – It’s summertime – so let’s have some fun! This program satisfies the inquisitive and creative mind (no matter what the age). Sometimes it is an opportunity to just be a kid; climbing, crawling, sliding, running, hiding and playing games. Other times it takes a step into a world of responsibility, trust, competence and self-sufficiency: building skills outdoors while having fun! 8:30am-3:30pm. $300. Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Dr, Mono. At Last Forest Schools, 519-373-6951, [email protected],

Jul 10–Sep 1 (Monday to Friday): Silver Fox Equine Summer Camp – Ages 4 to 12 – Campers will have one lesson and one hands-on horse activity per day, as well as do horse-themed crafts and activities! Max 9 children/week. ​Before and after care (8am-4pm) is available at additional cost. Campers can be younger, but must be potty trained. A $75 nonrefundable deposit is needed to book your camp spot. $600/week.​ 8:30am-3:30pm. Silver Fox Farm, 873096 5th Line EHS, Mono. 647-203-8348, [email protected],

Jul 17–21 (Monday to Friday): The Raise-an-Artist Character Camp – Calling all builders, painters, crafters, sculptors, actors and more! Make art in the outdoor studio, lounge in the hammock, climb the apple tree, spot frogs in the pond, run through the forest, play sports on the lawn. Plenty of choice for the artists and the outdoor explorers! Come and design your character in any media imaginable comics, music, baking, writing, sculpting, digital art and more! 9am-3pm. $275. Ballinafad. 905-691-2864, [email protected],

Jul 17–21, Aug 14–18: Highlands Hawkeye Adventure Camp – Spend the week learning skills to become an experienced outdoorsman or woman. Each day will have a new adventure where campers will mountain bike, do archery and biathlon. Learn about animals, the roles humans play in the environment and basic first aid. $400/week. 1182 Nottawasaga Rd, Concession 10 S, Duntroon. 705-444-5017, [email protected], 

Jul 24 – 28, Aug 14 – 18 (Monday to Friday): Hit That Note Music Studio Summer Camp Summer camp is back! Spots fill up fast, so book now. Kids will have fun exploring music, singing, dancing, making new friends and so much more. Proud to serve the Greater Toronto Area. 9am. 121612 Hwy 50, Bolton. 905-488-3287, [email protected],

Jul 24–28: Dirt 2 Delicious Cooking Camp – Ages 8 to 13 – Join us in the Palgrave United Community Kitchen and the Albion Hills Community Farm for a week of delicious fun. We will be harvesting, cooking and eating local, seasonal food. When not whipping up awesome recipes in the community kitchen, campers will be busy with games, outdoor adventures, crafts and so much more. 9am-4pm. Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave. 905-880-0303, [email protected], 

Jul 24–28 (Monday to Friday): Film + Animation Camp – Calling all builders, painters, crafters, sculptors, actors and more! Make art in the outdoor studio, lounge in the hammock, climb the apple tree, spot frogs in the pond, run through the forest, play sports on the lawn. Plenty of choice for the artists and the outdoor explorers! Rolling. Mark. Action! Come join the cast and crew to make a movie, music video or TV show. Strut your stuff with acting, screenwriting, directing, editing, costumes, sets and stunts! 9am-3pm. $275. Ballinafad. 905-691-2864, [email protected],

Aug 14 – 18 (Monday to Friday): MoD Summer Camp – Archaeology – Ages 5 to 9 – Join us for some awesome summer fun at the museum! In this camp children will learn about archaeology digs, get their hands dirty doing their own dig, create some archaeology-inspired crafts, see a mammoth bone from our collection and much more! Please bring a packed lunch. Once you have reserved your spot, our staff will contact you to fill out a few safety and information forms about your child so we can give them the best camp experience possible. 8:30am-4:30pm. $250. Airport Rd & Hwy 89, Mulmur. 1-877-941-7787, [email protected],

Aug 16 – 18 (Monday to Thursday): Nature + Baking Adventures at Red Hen Artisanale – Ages 6 to 12 – A summer kids’ camp like no other! This camp is for the individual who enjoys hands-on activities, has an interest in baking and cooking, and loves the outdoors. Everyone will be participating in a variety of activities involving preparing wholesome foods for lunch from scratch in a certified kitchen, team-building exercises and individual creative projects. Programming may include, but is not limited to – Working with and milling fresh whole grains to make their own pasta, pizza dough and breads through guided instruction and detailed hands-on assistance. We’ll use their creations to prepare wholesome lunches created by the day campers themselves. Last year the fruit sushi and 7-foot-long whole wheat pasta noodle were among the fan favourites! – Team working to clean up the kitchen after our lunch and snack preparations. – Working together to make fresh butter by hand! – Making sun tea with wild sumac. – Garden tour and discussions on the cycle of food from seed, to vegetable, to compost. – Various nature- and team-themed activities in a fully fenced property. – A healthy lunch and two snacks each day are provided. Simply pack up your child with a bottle of sunscreen and a refillable water bottle, and leave them with me for the day. Prior to camp beginning you will be emailed a registration questionnaire and a liability waiver. Both forms will need to be completed two weeks prior to our camp start date. The questionnaire will assist with handling dietary restrictions, etc. Email for more info or to book a meeting to see the space where your children will have the best day camp experience ever! 9am-4pm. $288.11. 384265 Con 4, Priceville. 289-700-7917, [email protected],

Aug 21 – 25 (Monday to Friday): MoD Summer Camp – Blast from the Past! – Ages 10 to 14 – Join us for some awesome summer fun at the museum! Learn some cool heritage crafts, make new friends and discover the museum! Please bring a packed lunch. Once you have reserved your spot, our staff will contact you to fill out a few safety and information forms about your child so we can give them the best camp experience possible. 8:30am-4:30pm. $250. Airport Rd & Hwy 89, Mulmur. 1-877-941-7787, [email protected],

Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links

Academy of Performing Arts
Art With Jada
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
Expressive Arts
Fiddlehead Care Farm
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
GO Adventure
Headwaters Racquet Club
Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp
Kids Inc Camp
Maggiolly Art
Mono Tennis Club
North Peel Community Church
Orangeville Library
Orangeville Tennis Club
Palgrave Sports Academy
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
Pottery Parties Studio
SSE 90
Shelburne Golf
Shelburne Library
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