Best Sleepaway Camps for Kids

If your child is ready to spend their Summer nights away from home, check out these stellar sleepaway Summer camps near Toronto and the GTA. It's time to start thinking about Summer camp and we've put together a roundup of sleepaway camps for kids ready to leave the nest during the warm-weather months.

Best Sleepaway Camps for Kids...

Ontario Pioneer Camp

Ontario Pioneer Camp is an overnight Christian Summer camp for kids ages 5 to 17. Pioneer Camp offers camp programs for children and youth as well as specialty programs in leadership development and adventure. At Pioneer Camp, kids are invited into new experiences where they will grow in their skills, confidence, teamwork, faith, and leadership. Located just two hours from Toronto, Pioneer Camp has world class facilities, including four camp sites on a 1200 acre Muskoka waterfront property, four large dining halls, sports and climbing facilities, an out tripping training centre, and a leadership centre.

Ontario Pioneer Camp
Offering: Archery, Art, Dance, Family Camps, Horseback Riding, Landsports, Outdoor Education, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Special Needs, Sports, Overnight Camp
942 Clearwater Lake Road
Port Sydney, ON P0B 1L0
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Camp Tamakwa

With one of the most diversified outdoor recreational programs available, Tamakwa campers and staff members enjoy 75 years of rich traditions, core values, family atmosphere, and camp spirit, all in a beautiful Algonquin Park setting. Tamakwa is truly a camp for the new century with many modern features, but it prides itself on traditional values, skill development, and camp spirit. Tamakwa’s traditions are still revered by campers and staff alike after 75 years. In addition to offering a co-ed residential camp, they also offer a Junior Tamakwans Camp for grades 1-3 as well as a Family Camp.

Camp Tamakwa
Offering: Family Camps, Landsports, Music, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts, Sailing, Overnight Camp, Watersports
P.O. Box 10008
Huntsville, ON P1H 2H3
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Camp Kawartha

Camp Kawartha is an award-winning, year-round organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of programming with a focus on outdoor and environmental awareness, education, and stewardship. Located just two hours from Toronto, Camp Kawartha is situated on a magnificent 186-acre waterfront property featuring forests, fields, wetlands, and 800 feet of shoreline on Clear Lake. Since 1921, Camp Kawartha has been providing children with unforgettable outdoor experiences. They offer a variety of co-ed Summer camp programs for kids ages 4 to 17 and welcome campers from all over Ontario, Canada, and the world.

Camp Kawartha
Offering: Archery, Family Camps, Landsports, March Break, Nature, Outdoor Education, Rock Climbing, Summer Day Camps, Overnight Camp, Watersports
1010 Birchview Road
Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0
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Camp Chikopi for Boys

Chikopi is an amazing Summer camp for boys that offers a number of activities from soccer, canoe tripping, and hiking, to archery, cricket, and sailing. Situated on quiet, clean Ahmic Lake, Chikopi is a place where boys can get away from technology and modern comforts and discover new friendships and interests in the great outdoors. This all-boys camp in Ontario is located in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario. Boys enjoy water sports, ball sports, mountain biking, and other outdoor adventures at Chikopi. Not your traditional camp, this program is all about sports and teams. Chikopi allows kids to choose and try out different activities. Located on 400 acres of white birch, maple, spruce, Douglas-fir, and hemlock, with 2,000 yards of frontage on Ahmic Lake, only three hours north of Toronto, Chikopi provides the perfect place for kids to do everything from fishing to golfing.

Camp Chikopi For Boys
Offering: Overnight Trips, Sports, Overnight Camp, Watersports
373 Chikopi Road
Magnetawan, ON P0A 1P0
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Camp Peak

Camp Peak is not your average traditional camp! Camp PEAK offers a co-ed residential Summer program called Be A Better You for ages 8-17. Camp PEAK is situated on an extraordinary property in Lount Township, near South River, Ontario. It's a setting in which recreational, social, and educational activities combine to reinforce feelings of success, confidence, self-worth and overall empowerment. The goal is to ‘Challenge by Choice’ encouraging each camper to become ‘A Better You’ through active participation through leadership programs, health and wellness programs, life skill lessons, and an overall active sport and outdoor lifestyle.

Offering: Archery, Art, Cooking, Landsports, Music, Sailing, Sports, Overnight Camp, Watersports
Lount Township
South River, ON P0A 1X0
905-949-0049 x2388
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Northwaters and Langskib

One Organization, Two Island Base Camps, Five Unique Programs. Their wilderness canoe tripping programs have earned international recognition for experiential programming and for the development of outstanding young leaders. From the two island base camps in the heart of Ontario's Temagami Forest Reserve, canoe adventures take campers through beautiful and rugged country, creating opportunities for learning from the land and one another in a spirit that honors awareness, freedom, balance, and trust. Langskib is the boys canoe camp, and Northwaters is home to the girls camp and co-ed camp. The base camps are located 20 kilometers apart on remote islands in the heart of Ontario’s 4 million-acre Temagami Wilderness.

Northwaters and Langskib
Offering: Outdoor Education, Overnight Trips, Overnight Camp, Watersports
Island 1088
Temagami, ON P0H 2H0
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