Kids’ Camps in the Hills

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Kids’ Summer Camps 2018

Want your kid to try farming? Or horseback riding? Or sports? There’s a camp for that and everything in-between. Summer camps and activities in Headwaters come in all shapes and sizes. Just scroll through our listings below – they’re arranged by date – to find the one (or ones!) that are right for you and your family.

Do you run a camp? To be included in these listings, submit your camp information as soon as possible to our events calendar or contact Janet Dimond at [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help. 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. For more kids’ activities throughout the year, visit our What’s On listings.

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

MAY & JUNE (Tues, Wed and Fri)Orangeville Tennis Club Junior After School Program – Ages 6-14
On court will be TPA instructor Michael Soden and two members of our championship Interclub A team. Be prepared to hit a lot of balls and have loads of fun! No tennis experience required. We’ll divide the kids into three courts according to age/skill level. Do not miss out! Only 15 spots available per class. 4-5pm, 5-6pm. $10 per lesson. Apr 7 & 8: registration. Rotary Park, 2nd Ave & 4th Street, Orangeville. Michael Soden, 519-939-8985, [email protected];

JUN 4 – 9: CPCC School Here I Come Mini Camp Registration
Dates to come, but you can register that week, first come, first served, by phone or in person. The mini camp is a structured program for children preparing to enter junior or senior kindergarten this fall. Parents must stay on-site while their children attend camp. Session dates will be available on the CPCC website prior to registration week. For more information call CPCC at 905-857-0090. Caledon Parent-Child Centre, 150 Queen St S, Bolton. 905-857-0090;

JUL 1 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Teen Ranch Summer Camps
Choose from a variety of specialized weekly camps. Western and English horseback riding, hockey (goalie and elite also available), rodeo, adventure, WHAM, volleyball, BMX, soccer, Instar figure skating and Ultimate Day Camps. See our website for more information. Mornings are dedicated to your sport of choice. Afternoons are your chance to dive into adventure with all Teen Ranch activities including swimming, giant swing, rock wall climbing, bouldering, marksmanship, archery, trail rides, water slide, crafts, canoeing, basketball, tennis, volleyball, jousting and more! Evenings are all about bonding time and making friends you’ll have for a lifetime. Aim higher at Teen Ranch. 8am-5pm. 20682 Hurontario St, Caledon. 519-941-4501, [email protected];

JUL 2 – 6: GO YOUth LEADership – Ages 12-16
Our youth leadership program is a weeklong course where participants practise leadership skills, gain hands-on experience leading, and build a resource toolkit to be used in future leadership roles. We believe anyone can be a leader with the right tools and guidance, so we encourage all youth wanting to discover their leadership potential to join us. Weekly camp only, no single days. 9am-4pm. $180. GO Adventure, 199347 2nd Line NE, Melancthon. Alycia Bannon, [email protected];

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Caledon Equestrian School Summer Camps
Our annual summer camp program runs for two weeks this summer, Jul 2-6 and Aug 27-31. We are also offering a camp program in partnership with the YMCA at Cedar Glen for the weeks of Jul 9, 16 and 23, and Aug 13 and 20. Camps include a daily riding lesson, practical horse care lectures, and lots of hands-on horse experience. Caledon Equestrian School, 13441 Airport Rd, Caledon East. Susan Fripp, 905-584-2022, [email protected];

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Glen Eagle Junior 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 five-day camp sessions run for 6.5 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 is required to hold a camp. If the minimum requirement is not met, camps may be rescheduled to a later date. 9am-3:30pm. 15731 Regional Road 50, Bolton.

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Grand Valley Summer Day Camp – Ages 5-12
Each week has a particular theme such as Splish & Splash, Outback Adventures, Extreme Cooking and even Amazing Race. Extended hours available 7:30-9am and 4-6pm. Lunch and snacks not provided. Sign up for the complete week or just individual days. 9am-4pm. $125. Grand Valley Community Centre, 90 Main St N. Grand Valley Summer Camp, 519-928-2830, [email protected];

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Brighten Up – Summer Discovery Camp – Ages 4-11
Brighten Up offers fun, engaging and hands-on experiences during their popular kids’ camps and programs. Flexible full-week camps with complimentary supervision 8am-5pm. Accessible to special needs, please contact for details. Planned and run by teacher and education director Stephanie. Only 16 campers per week (one leader for every eight campers). Weekly Themes: July 2-6 – Construction Zone. July 9-13 – Step Into a Story. July 16-20 – The Laboratory. July 23-27 – Creative Kids. July 30-Aug 3 – Building Challenges. Aug 6-10 – The Time Machine. Aug 13-17 – Fantasy, Myth and Legend. Aug 20-24 – Messy Art. Aug 27-31 – Fan Favourites. 9am-4pm. $150. Brighten Up – Toys/Games & Learning Centre, 67 Main St, Unit D, Erin. 519-833-9258, [email protected];

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): GO Summer Camp – Ages 5-12
Let your kids love their summer! We offer a program full of adventure, learning, movement and creativity all while building a community of Goers that love the outdoors. Weekly camp only, no single days. 9am-4pm. $190. GO Adventure, 199347 2nd Line NE, Melancthon. Alycia Bannon, [email protected];

JUL 2 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Caledon Summer Day Camps
The Town of Caledon Recreation Division is committed to providing a fun and safe camp experience for all participants at various recreation facilities. Extended camp hours are available. You will find a variety of details about our summer programs on our website. Register for all summer camps online, by phone or in person at Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, Caledon East Community Complex or Mayfield Recreation Complex. 9am-4pm. Various Caledon recreation facilities. Town of Caledon Recreation, 905-584-2272 x7327, [email protected];

JUL 3 – AUG 17 (Mon to Fri): Tennis Camp at Orangeville Tennis Club – Ages 6-14
Whether you’ve never picked up a racquet before or you’re ready to take down Federer, we’ve got a spot for you. Kids will be divided into three groups based on age and skill level. We have lots of extra racquets available. All our instructors are from our reigning champion Interclub A+B teams. Friends, fitness and lots of fun! Only 15 spots available. 12:30-3:30pm. $120-$150. Orangeville Tennis Club, 2nd Ave & 4th Street, Orangeville. Michael Soden, 519-939-8985, [email protected];

JUL 3 – 27 (Mon to Fri): Eco Camp
ECO Camp has been running the Ecology Day Camp program at Island Lake Conservation Area for the past 20 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 environmental studies, archery, canoeing, fishing, mapping/orienteering, mountain biking, crafts and cookouts, just to name a few. New outdoor programs are continually introduced during the season to keep campers interested and engaged. Special theme days on Fridays. 8:30am-4:30pm. $295. Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario St S, Orangeville. Greg Sol, 519-939-8333, [email protected];

JUL 3 – 27 (Mon to Fri): Secret Garden – Ages 10-17
The Theatre Orangeville Musical Young Company provides a unique opportunity for 25 talented young people looking for an in-depth theatrical experience. An audition is required for entry into these summer programs with a full-scale production presented at the end of each program. Show dates: July 27-29, 2018 at the Town Hall Opera House. 9am-4pm. $840. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected];

JUL 3 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri) : Camp Aliquam Summer Day Camp – Ages 4-13
The Town of Orangeville Parks & Recreation Department is excited for another summer of Camp Aliquam! Mar 7: Info night at Alder Rec Centre, 5pm. Summer is a time for fun and friendships, and a time to build lifelong memories. Camp Aliquam offers opportunities for campers to experience what summer camp is all about. Orangeville is a unique community with so much to offer and our camps are sure to please. “Aliquam” is Latin for Orange. Campers will swim as well as enjoy at least 90 minutes of daily physical activity. If our day camp hours are not long enough for you, try our extended care program. Extended care provides supervised activities before and after regular camp hours from 7:30-9am and 4-6pm. Island Lake & Rotary Park: 8-9am and 4-6pm. Register. 9am-4pm. Various Orangeville Locations. Town of Orangeville, 519-940-9092, [email protected];

JUL 3 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Credit Valley Conservation Youth Corps – Ages 14+
Your crew leader will pick you up at 8am at a local high school and bring you to the work site. Mondays: training and orientation at Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Tuesdays through Fridays: work days, projects and locations change each day. You will be dropped off at 3pm at the same high school where you were picked up. All training and tools provided. Bring lunch, a refillable water bottle and a good attitude! Dress appropriately. Volunteer projects: tree planting, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, stream restoration, electro-fishing and birdhouse construction. There is also time for fun and exploring too, maybe a soccer game at lunch, or a trip at the end of the day to areas of interest around the watershed like the Cheltenham Badlands. See website for program eligibility. 8am-3pm. Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd, Halton Hills. Credit Valley Conservation, 1-800-367-0890, [email protected];

JUL 3 – AUG 1 (Mon to Fri): Compass Camps – Ages SK-Grade 8
At Compass Camps we believe each child is a unique gift from God. 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. Half day 9am-noon. Full day 9am-3pm. Week 1: Half day $50. Full day $90 (Grades SK-5). Weeks 2, 3, 4: Half day $60. Full day $110 (Grades SK-5). Week 5: Full day $150 (Grades 6-8). 9am-3pm. 246289 Hockley Road, Mono. 519-941-4790, [email protected];

JUL 3 – AUG 1: STEM Camp – Ages 5-13
Extended learning in science, technology, engineering and math. Topics include Fact or Fiction, Space Week, Medieval Times and Wonders of the World. Special guests will be announced on the themes and activities page when they are confirmed. Dropoff: 8:30-9am. Early dropoff is 8am ($5/day). Pickup: 4-4:30pm. Late pickup is 5pm ($5/day). Dropoff and pickup location will be announced May 1. $245. Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville. STEM Camp, 519-475-6600;

JUL 9 – 13: Summer Pump Up Camp – Ages 6-14
Basketball training and development for male and female basketball players. Lunches included. Additional games and sports (soccer, dodgeball, etc). 9am-4pm. $250. Athlete Institute, 207321 Hwy 9, Mono. Jena Crone, 519-940-3735 x 204, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13: Wonderland to Neverland – Ages 4-6
In this exciting weeklong adventure, we will work with imaginative play, storytelling, movement, music and our magical wands to travel to many interesting places while developing physical, social and personal skills. Every day has a different theme explored through dramatic play, drama games, crafts, dress-up and so much more. This will be a week sure to put a smile on your face! Full day or half day option! Before and after care available. 9am-4pm. $130 – $220. Citrus Dance, 62 Broadway, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, 16 – 20: Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp – Ages 11-14
Want to learn to row, but aren’t 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. No experience is required, but campers must be able to swim. Choose one of our two camp weeks offered or choose both. 9am-4pm. $225. Island Lake Rowing Club, 673178 Hurontario St, Orangeville. Bill Stone, [email protected];

Jul 9-13 (Ages 9-12) & Aug 13-17 (Ages 13-16) (Mon to Fri): Youth Flight Camp
Our program has been tailored to engage students at an age-appropriate level. This includes actual flight training with certified instructors and various activities around the Brampton airport. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and professional staff of flight instructors, aircraft maintenance engineers, and administrators will bring their experience and enthusiasm to this summer’s camps. Tours available. Enrollment is limited to 15 aviators per week. Applications will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. July: 8am-4pm. July camp is full, but contact us to be put on the waiting list. Aug: 8am-6pm. Register by Aug 6. Brampton Flight Centre, Brampton Flying Club, 13691 McLaughlin Rd, Cheltenham. Laura Eves, 905-838-1400 ext 228, [email protected];

JUL 9 27 (Mon to Fri)Orton Summer Camp – Ages 5-10
Join us again this summer under the supervision of Ontario-certified teachers for an outdoor summer camp. ​Opportunity to build French skills with French activities for those interested. Fun games and events surrounding active living, environmental awareness, the arts and much more! Individual and group activities tailored to building self-confidence, imagination and teamwork skills. Youth 11 years or older may inquire about volunteering with our camp. Weekly themes: July 9-13: Mad Scientist Week. July 16-20: Animal Planet Week. ​July 23-27: Survivor Week. 8am-5pm. 155/week; family $155 for first child plus $130 for each additional child. Orton Community Park, 4 John Street, Orton. Karley and Morgan Elias, 226-820-3103, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 27 (Mon to Fri): PAMA Kids’ Summer Camp – Ages 6-12
Campers will build, explore, and make colourful creations each day of camp. With indoor and outdoor fun (weather permitting) plus exciting new themes each week, they will have a blast and learn a few things too. Stay tuned to our website as weekly camp themes unfold. 9am-4:30pm. $185. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St E, Brampton. 905-791-4055, [email protected];

Jul 9 – Aug 3 (Mon to Fri)Creative Arts Camp
From photography to coding to dramatic arts and more, this is the place to be. Broadway Bound, Art Attack, Snapshots!, Creative Coding, Join the Circus!, Digital Storytelling, KinderPrep and Imaginarium – Adventures in Art. See the website. Before and after supervision available. Lunch not provided. 9am-4pm. $125. Subsidized $62.50. If you can’t afford the cost, please submit a scholarship application. Centennial Hylands Elementary School, 35 School Rd, Shelburne. Streams Community Hub, 289-203-8202, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, 23 – 27, AUG 7-10Maggiolly Summer Art Camp Single-Day Programs
Join us in the Maggiolly Art Studio for our awesome single-day summer art programs! With a morning and afternoon class each day, pick and choose which projects speak to you. Register for one, a handful, or register for them all! Learn all about acrylic painting, watercolours, mixed media, collage and sculpture with professional artist instructors in a relaxed and supportive environment. $30. Maggiolly Art, 158 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-9560, [email protected];

Jul 9 – Aug 10 (Mon to Fri)Shelburne Golf Youth Camps – Ages 6-14
Eight students per group. Lessons proceed rain or shine. Lessons are taught by Sam Young’s PGA of Canada class A teaching professional Derek Kovacs. Fees are nonrefundable. However, the program may be transferred to another person for the same season. Price includes hat, drink and snacks. Ages 6-9: 10am-noon. Ages 10-14: 1-3pm. $165. Shelburne Golf & Country Club, 516423 County Road 124, Melancthon. Sam Young, 519-925-5581 [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, AUG 13 – 17 (Mon to Fri): Little Creek Ranch Kids’ Day Camp – Ages 4-12
Located at a privately owned and operated family ranch, this camp offers a unique combination. Children will be organized into smaller groups to move between three different stations: horsemanship and riding, music and drama, and art and nature. We help your child build a connection to the natural world. Little Creek Ranch day camp prides its operation on providing the counterbalance to “nature deficit disorder” (coined by Richard Louv’s 2005 book Last Child in the Woods). Sunshine, fresh air, wide-open space and enough structure to keep them safe. Oh, and don’t forget the ponies and horses, dogs, cats, chickens and bee colonies. Little Creek Ranch, 995570 Mono Adjala Townline, Mono. Elaine Capes, 705-716-4445, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, 23 – 27, 30 – AUG 3, 13 – 17: Everdale Farm Camp – Ages 5-14
Farm Explorers – Ages 5-10: July 9-13, 23-27 and Aug 13-17. Future Farmers – Ages 10-14: July 30-Aug 3. Celebrating our ninth season of Farm Camp! This very special camp has grown from three powerful words – explore, experience, discover. Our goal is to provide a deeply meaningful experience on a farm like no other for your child. Each day your camper will come home brimming with stories of collecting eggs, feeding sheep, exploring the forest, harvesting vegetables with our amazing farmers AND making delicious goodies like pesto, jam, salsa, cheese, bread and more! Part of the magic of farm camp is that we keep our camps small, so sign up early to give your camper an unforgettable experience on the farm. Check out FAQs for more info. 9am-4pm. $225. 5812 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh. 519-855-4859, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, 23 – 27, AUG 6 – 10, 20 – 24: Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship Horseback Riding Summer Camp
We have a fun-filled, activity-packed lineup of camps for this summer! If you have children and want them to experience a camp unlike any other, then Hockley Hills is the one to choose. Your child will enjoy horseback riding lessons each day, including English riding in the morning and Western riding in the afternoon, swimming and pool activities with certified lifeguards, team sports, arts and crafts, nature walks, gardening, end-of-the-week parade, equine skills and horsemanship theory classes based on the OEF rider level program, learning about safety, equipment, equine behaviour and much more. 8am-4pm. $480.25. 246063 County Road 16, Mono. 519-942-6688, [email protected];

JUL 9 – 13, 23 – 27, AUG 13 – 17 & 27 – 31: Singing Waters Equestrian Centre Summer Riding Camp
Campers will have daily riding lessons, 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 provided each day. 9am-4pm. $350. 674198 Hurontario St, Mono. 519-943-4430, [email protected];

JUL 9 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): HRC Summer Day Camps – Ages 4-11
Before and after care is available. Includes all lunches and snacks, themed weeks, co-operative active games, daily outdoor activities, squash and tennis. Register now as spots fill quickly! 9am-4pm. Headwaters Racquet Club, 205467 County Rd 109, Amaranth. Kerri Greenwood, 519-942-2255, [email protected];

JUL 15 – 20, 30 – AUG 3, 13 – 17 & 20 – 24 (Mon to Fri): Girls Can Too Camp – Grades 7-12
The Girls Can Too program provides young women with hands-on learning experiences in construction and ecology. We will be working on several projects that will help contribute to the revitalization of Bolton Camp, and improve the ecosystems vital to the health of the Great Lakes region, including tree planting, trail restoration, building habitat structures, restoring a ravine, and building a trail kiosk. Jul 15-20 (Grades 7 and 8 overnight). Jul 30-Aug 3 (Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12). Aug 13-17 (Grades 7 and 8). Aug 20-24 (Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12). Hours can be used toward a high school diploma. Busing is available. TRCA Bolton Camp, 13540 Caledon King Townline S, Palgrave. Toronto and Region Conservation,

JUL 16 – 20: Dance and Drama Summer Camp – Ages 4-13
Safe, educational, inspirational ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro, musical theatre, singing, acting, creative movement, arts and crafts, Pizza Day and more! Performance at the end of the week. Two studios with sprung floors Maximum 16 students. Includes a free T-shirt. Quality professional teachers, friends and memories to last a lifetime! $225. 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103, [email protected];

JUL 16 – 20: The Sky’s the Limit – Ages 7-10
Join us for an exciting week where we explore scripted and unscripted work, improv, blocking, the elements of stage presentation, and character development using inspiration from various stories and our imaginations. We also build on drama skills through fun 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. 9am-4pm. $220. Citrus Dance, 62 Broadway Ave, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected];

JUL 16 – 20: Dirt to Delicious Summer Camp – Ages 9-13
Join us in the kitchen and at Albion Hills Community Farm for some delicious fun during this popular summer day camp. We will be harvesting, cooking and eating local, seasonal food, and having loads of fun with games, crafts, outdoor adventures and more. 9am-4pm. $225. Palgrave United Church, 34 Pine Ave, Palgrave. Palgrave United Community Kitchen, 905-880-0303;

Jul 16–20 (Mon to Fri) : Peace Lab Camp – Ages 5-12
Peacemaking is the theme of this year’s Erin Community Vacation Bible School. It is where kids try out God’s ways of peace through fun music, crafts and games. Healthy snacks are provided. 9am-noon. $10. Erin United Church, 115 Main St, Erin. Kelly Culp, 519-323-6772; [email protected]

JUL 16 – 27, AUG 7 – 31 (Mon to Fri): GO Youth Camp – Ages 11-15
Calling all GOers! Get ready for an extra wicked adventure. GO youth camp is just like our GO camp, but with a twist! You will get to rock climb, learn survival skills and orienteering, embark on an overnight adventure and much more! Weekly camp only, no single days. 9am-4pm. $275. GO Adventure, 199347 2nd Line NE, Melancthon. Alycia Bannon, [email protected];

JUL 16 – 20, AUG 13 – 17Maggiolly Summer Art Camp Full-Week Program – Ages 9-14
Join us in the Maggiolly Art Studio for our awesome full-week summer art programs! Immerse your creative kids in the world of visual art for a full week. Learn all about acrylic painting, watercolours, mixed media, collage and sculpture with professional artist instructors in a relaxed and supportive environment. Explore who you are and build confidence by creating art! 10am-4pm. $299. Maggiolly Art, 158 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-942-9560, [email protected];

JUL 16 – AUG 24 (Mon to Fri)Camp Arts Adventure at the Rose – Ages 10-17
Emerging Performers Ages 10-13: Campers will develop their acting skills, dance moves and art techniques. They will use their talents to create a theatrical performance using sound, lights and costumes.
Triple Threat Ages 14-17: This conservatory program is for campers of all abilities and skill levels. Campers will develop their acting skills, dance moves and art techniques. They will present a musical theatre performance using sound, lights and costumes.
Jul 16-27: register by Jul 12.
Jul 30-Aug 10: register by Jul 26.
Aug 13-24: register by Aug 9.
Integrated program support, and before and after care available for a separate registration and fee. 9am-4pm. $321.60. Lester B. Pearson Theatre, 150 Central Park Dr, Brampton. Rose Theatre Brampton, [email protected];

JUL 16 – 20 (Mon to Fri): SSE 90 Soccer Camp
Our camps are open to players of all skill levels. SSE 90 will group players based on skill level to allow each player to flourish in their development with players of the same skill level. Each camp includes technical drills, fun exercises and small-sided games. All camps are run by our highly qualified coaching staff​. Prices include an SSE 90 Academy training T-shirt and a pizza lunch on Friday. Extended hours available. 9am-4pm. $90-$150. Saint-Jean-Bosco Elementary School, 55 Abbotside Way, Caledon. Valerio Rocca, 416-728-1502, [email protected];

JUL 23 – 27: Elite Basketball Camp – Ages 8-14
Designed to develop and enhance elite skills for serious players in the off season. Campers must be rep basketball players to attend. Camp T-shirt and lunches included. Player report cards and end-of-week awards presentation. 9am-4pm. $250. Athlete Institute, 207321 Hwy 9, Mono. Taylor Barfoot, 519-940-3735, [email protected];

JUL 30 – AUG 3: Greyden Equestrian Scrapbook Camp – Ages 7-14
A themed craft camp for horse-crazy kids with a one-night sleepover. We ride twice a day, every day. And spend lunchtime working on our scrapbooks. Every day we 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’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 cheer on our riders. 9am-4pm. $350. Greyden Equestrian Facility, 5565 Wellington Road 24, Erin. Denise Knapton, 519-833-0387, [email protected];

JUL 30 – AUG 24 (Mon to Fri): Robin Hood – Ages 10-17
The Theatre Orangeville Drama Young Company provides a unique opportunity for 25 talented young people looking for an in-depth theatrical experience. An audition is required for entry into these summer programs with a full-scale production presented at the end of each program. Show dates: August 24-26 at Island Lake Conservation Amphitheatre. 9am-4pm. $840. Nancy & Doc Gillies Rehearsal Hall, 065371 Dufferin County Rd 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected];

JUL 30 – AUG 31 (Mon to Fri): Summer Staycation Activities
Be inspired by exhibitions, create masterpieces daily, and connect with art and history close to home! Take part in our drop-in creative activities with new themes daily. Visit our website as activity details unfold. 10am-3pm. Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St E, Brampton. 905-791-4055, [email protected];

Aug 7-10 (Tues to Fri): Pony Pals Horseback Riding Day Camp – Ages 6-10
A camp for first-time and beginner riders. Children have a half day of riding where we teach 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 time, and lots of water sports and games. There is no sleepover and no mock horse show this session. 9am-4pm. $250. Greyden Equestrian Facility, 5565 Wellington Rd 24, Erin. 519-833-0387;

AUG 13 – 17: Acrobatic Summer Dance Camp
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 fun, safe and motivating environment. 9am-4pm. $225. Academy of Performing Arts, 133 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-4103, [email protected];

Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links

Academy of Performing Arts
Athlete Institute
Brighten Up
Caledon Equestrian School
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
Camp Mansfield
Compass Camps
Credit Valley Conservation Youth Corps
Eco Camp
Engineering Science Quest
Girls Can Too Camp
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
GO Adventure
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
Streams Community Hub
Teen Ranch
Theatre Orangeville
Town of Caledon Recreation
Town of Orangeville
YMCA Cedar Glen