Kids’ Camps in the Hills
Kids’ Summer Camps 2021
After a spate of cancellations last summer, we’re cautiously optimistic about the number of summer camp options opening up in the Headwaters region.
While anything can happen, here’s a quick look at some of the local stalwarts who have started registrations or who are asking families to stay tuned for updates coming soon.
Spots may be limited to ensure social distancing, so consider registering immediately. (And be sure to check for cancellation policies.)
Sports camps are among the first to commit to summer plans – with stringent Covid policies in place. Our region’s rugged wilderness trails, manicured fields and top-notch facilities are fertile ground where sports camps rule. Headwaters Fitness & Racquet Club in Orangeville offers tennis and squash camps, and day camps for the younger set. Teen Ranch in Caledon is finalizing their day camp plans. And Mono’s Athlete Institute offers soccer and basketball camps. Junior Golf Camp is open for registrations at the Shelburne Golf and Country Club.
On the arts and science front, STEM Camp has announced it will be back at Orangeville’s Westminster Church for budding engineers and math experts to keep their brains busy over the holidays. Watch for news from Theatre Orangeville on its popular summer programs for young dramaturges.
General interest camps that operate entirely outdoors are well-positioned to keep kids safe and distanced – in all that fresh air. Orangeville’s Island Lake Eco Camp will keep their longstanding tradition going at Island Lake Conservation Area. And Kids Inc camp in Hillsburgh is ready to welcome kids for open-air country adventures.
Stay tuned for more news. Please check in with the camps directly for updates and changes. Our list of links below features camps mentioned above and others 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 summer.
Happy Camping from In The Hills!
July 5 – 30 (Monday to Friday): Eco Camp 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 $350/week; includes all meals and taxes. CIT/Leadership program $325/week. Island Lake Conservation Area, 673067 Hurontario Street S, Orangeville. 519-939-8330, [email protected], ecocamp.ca
July 5 – 30 (Monday to Friday): Orangeville Theatre Summer Camp – Grades 2-6 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 County Road 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca
July 5 – Aug 27 (Monday to Friday): Summer Horse Camps Half-day camps all summer long! Come for the morning or afternoon, 9am-noon or 1-4pm. Daily riding and horse care lessons, and fun barn activities. Friday Horse Show for family and friends. We follow strict Public Health guidelines with small, well-distanced groups and masks as required. All coaches are vaccinated as well. “Safety, Fun and Learning” is our mandate. Come join us for the best camp around! 9am-4pm. Caledon Equestrian School, 13441 Airport Road, Caledon. Susan Fripp, 905-584-2022, [email protected], caledonequestrian.com
July 5 – Sept 3 (Monday to Friday): Summer Camp 2021 at Teen Ranch – Ages 5-18 Choose Junior Day Camp or Ultimate Day Camp. Come to ultimate day camp and experience all the fun and adventure of summer camp packed into five awesome days! Enjoy the great outdoors, get active and build friendships that last a lifetime. In the morning hone your skills in your sport of choice. Afternoons are your chance to enjoy a variety of activities and daily campfires with engaging, real-life topics shared from a biblical perspective. Our well-trained staff are committed to the safety and well-being of each camper, and aim to come alongside you to challenge and inspire! Certain programs vary depending on the week. Drop-off: 8:30-8:50am. Pick-up: 4:45-5:00pm. Extended care is available until 6pm for the week for $75. Families can contact us for additional options if needed. Junior Day Camp (not a specialized camp) $495; Ultimate Day Camp $1,200. 20682 Hurontario Street, Caledon. 519-941-4501, [email protected], teenranch.com
July 12 – 23 (Monday to Friday): Music Theatre Intensive – Grades 7-12 This program focuses on foundational musical theatre techniques through the trickiest moment of any show – transitioning from scene to song (to dance!). Over two 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 showcase of the works in progress. (No, it’s not a show… we’re learning here!) 9am-4pm. Nancy & Doc Gillies Rehearsal Hall, 065371 Dufferin County Road 3, Orangeville. Theatre Orangeville, 519-942-3423, [email protected], theatreorangeville.ca
Aug 9 – 13: Dirt2Delicious Camp 2021 – Ages 8-13 Registration now open for 15 campers. Following Peel Health and Provincial Day Camp guidelines (which could change), campers will discover where their food comes from, get their hands in the dirt (mud heroes) and enjoy the rustic farm, community gardens and forest ecosystems of Albion Hills Conservation Area. Campers will bring their own lunches, hats, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, masks, backpacks and will celebrate being a locavore! 9am-4pm. $250. 16555 Humber Station Road, Caledon. Palgrave United Community Kitchen, 905-880-0303, [email protected], palgravekitchen.org
Kids’ Camps in the Hills Links
Academy of Performing Arts
Art With Jada
Caledon Equestrian School
Caledon Parent-Child Centre
Caven Presbyterian Vacation Bible School
Chef Pam Fanjoy
City of Brampton
Credit Valley Conservation Youth Corps
Engineering Science Quest
Fiddlehead Care Farm
Girls Can Too Camp
Glen Eagle Junior Golf Camp
Greyden Equestrian Facility
Headwaters Racquet Club
Hockley Hills School of Horsemanship
Island Lake Rowing Club Summer Rowing Camp
Kids Inc Camp
Mono Tennis Club
North Peel Community Church
Orangeville Curling Club
Orangeville Tennis Club
Palgrave United Community Kitchen
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
St. James Anglican Vacation Bible School
Streams Community Hub
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Town of Caledon Recreation
Town of Orangeville
YMCA Cedar Glen