We’ve done our best to put together a list of all the summer camps in London with information about each to help you plan your kid’s summer
Art Venture Studio Summer Camps Comments: some age limits on sessions Location: Aldersbrook Dr. in Northridge Dates: July and middle two weeks of August Cost: $195 half days and $351 full days Ages: 5 to 12 Subjects: Visual Arts, 3D Sculpting, Creative Writing, Storyboarding
Batter’s Box Baseball Location: Stronach Park on Sandford St. and in St. Thomas Dates: last year’s days were in July Cost: $170 Ages: 6 to 13 Subjects: Baseball
Bit By Bit Computer Day Camp Comments: This camp has a great reputation. Registration fills up very fast. Location: Middlesex College at Western Dates: all summer except last week of August (last year) Cost: $175 (last year) Ages: 9 - 14 Subjects: Coding/Programming, Graphic Design, Minecraft, etc. plus Swimming
Boler Mountain Biking Comments: “designed for those with lots of energy” 519-657-8822 Location: Boler Mountain in Byron area Dates: all summer Cost: $265 Ages: 7 to 13 Subjects: Biking & outdoors (plus Treetop Adventure Park)
Boys & Girls Club of London Summer Day Camps Location: Boys and Girls Club on Horton at Richmond St Dates: all summer Cost: $190 for members $200 for non members Ages: 4 to 13 years Subjects: Sports, Art, Science and even Fishing
Brescia Girls Lead Comments: Unique leadership camp for girls, that builds empowerment Location: Brescia College – Sarnia and Western Roads Dates: Select 2 weeks blocks over the summer Cost: $485 for 2 week sessions including lunch Ages: entering grade 3 to grade 7 Subjects: Self Discovery, connecting with others and building community
Brick Works Academy (Lego) Location: 890 Sarnia Rd, London, ON Dates: 8 one week classes starting July 3rd Cost: $232 to $365/week Ages: 6 to 13 Subject: Lego
Brownlee Summer Volleyball camp Comments: Registration fills fast Location: Oakridge Secondary School Dates: end of July and mid August (9am to 3:30pm) Cost: $210 per week Ages: 9 - 17 Subjects: Volleyball
Budding Artists Comments: Limit 10 children per half day and 16 for full day. Location: St. James Westminster Church in Wortley Village, 115 Askin Street Dates: Grades 6 to 8: July 16-20 and July 23-27; Grades 9 to 12: August 13-17 and August 20-24 Grades JK-5: July 16-20, July 23-27, August 13-17 or August 20-24 Cost: 1/2 day $150 and Full Day $225. Includes supplies and camp t-shirt. Sign up before April 1, 2018 and save $25/week. Subjects: Art Explorers – “Crafting the Masters” & “Around the World”, and Emerging Artists
Camp Celtic Comments: We’ve seen these campers having a great time at our favourite beach. Location: 248 Stokes Bay Road, Lion’s Head, ON (3.5 hours north of London) Dates: all summer Cost: from $185 for 3 days to $845 for a week (leadership and camping trips are more) Ages: 6 to 16 Subjects: Sports, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Archery, Ropes, Wilderness survival, Arts
Camp Cherith Location: North of Walkerton, ON (2 hours north of London) Dates: July 1 to Aug 18 Cost: $275 for 3 days to $654 for a week of equestrian camp Ages: 6-17 Subjects: Adventure, Equestrian, Leadership, Canoe Trip and Mini camps
Camp OK Original Kids Summer Theatre Camp Comments: This is a popular camp that fills up fast and registration opens early January! Location: Huron University College, Western Road Dates: July 2 to Aug 24 Cost: $495 for two weeks includes performance and t-shirt Ages: Kidlets for 5 to 7 and Camp OK for 8 and up. Leadership camp for grade 9+ Subjects: Theatre and Leadership
Camp Kirk Comments: Large staff to camper ratio (29/36). Experienced providing special accommodations for children with special needs Location: Kirkfield, ON - 3 hours northeast of London Dates: June 29 to Aug 25th Cost: $2860 for two full weeks Ages: 6 to 13 years with Teen Program for 14 to 16 year olds Subjects: building resiliency and boosting confidence
Camp Queen Elizabeth (YMCA) Comments: This camp is beloved by many Location: Georgian Bay Islands National Park, near Honey Harbour Dates: July 1 to Aug 25 (with a family weekend at the end of August) Cost: $955 for one week Ages: 6 to 14 depending on session Subjects: Swimming, sailing, crafts, canoe trips, etc
Camp Henry (YMCA) Comments: Brand new to the YMCA family of overnight camps Location: Point Pelee National Park! Dates: July 2 to Aug 24 (with a family weekend at the end of August) Cost: $635 per full week Ages: 5 to 15 depending on session Subjects: Campfires, archery, canoeing, hiking and more
Camp Vincent Comments: Overnight camps with unique themed weeks and short stay options Location: Bothwell, ON – one hour southwest of London Dates: July 4 to Aug 25 Cost: $270 to $370 depending on ability to pay Ages: 6 to 15 Subjects: Sports, Art, Nature
Centrefield Sports Comments: We can’t say enough about the amazing staff that know their stuff! Location: Byron Optimist Sports Complex, 651 Boler Rd (Rain days are held at Centrefield, 25 Midpark Cres) Dates: July 9 - July 13, July 30 - August 3 and August 13 - August 17 Cost: Full week of half days: $190 and Full week of full days: $285 Ages: 7 to 14 Subjects: Baseball
Children’s Museum Summer Camps Comments: One of the few camps that offers a daily option Location: Children’s Museum on Wharncliffe Rd Dates: June 25 to Aug 31! Cost: $210 for non-members and $190 for members per five day week Ages: 4 to 12 Subjects: STEAM themed weeks and Tween Camp Chess Camp Comments: We’ve really enjoyed Lego camp run by the same organization. Location: Waldorf School, off Western Rd near Oxford Dates: July 9 – 13, 2018 Cost: $210 per week Ages: 5 and up Subjects: Chess, Science, Drumming, Dance, Sports
Circle R Ranch Comments: Both Day and Overnight camp. Home-cooked lunch, snacks and busing included Location: Delware, ON Dates: July 2 to Aug 31 Cost: $399 per week for day camp. $608 for 5 days overnight and up Ages: Completed SK to completed grade 8 plus leadership for older children Subjects: Horseback riding plus sports, outdoors, etc.
City of London Recreation – day camps and free playgrounds Location: throughout the city at most schools and city recreation centres Dates: all summer Cost: Playgrounds at some schools are free. Fees vary depending on type of camp but are economical Ages: 5 to 12 (depending on location) with Teen programs for 12 and up Subjects: Sports, Games, Art
CTC Obstacles Comments: Our kids really enjoy being a Ninja here. Had a great PD day camp Location: 38 Adelaide St. N (in an old warehouse building which adds to the ninja feel) Dates: July 10 to Aug 25 Cost: $195 for one week, $45 per day Ages: 6 to 14 Subjects: Fitness, Teamwork, games
Dance Steps Summer Camps Comments: The only camp we could find that offer summer classes for very young children Location: 275 Colborne Street (Unit C) Dates: 2.5 years and up! Cost: $220 for a full day and $150 for half day (pricing varies by age of campers) Ages: ages 2.5 and up Subjects: Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop
Dance Extreme Comments: All levels welcome with lots of dance themed camps to choose from Location: 275 Colborne Street (Unit C) Dates: July 2 to Aug 31 with themed weeks Cost: starting at $185 for new students Ages: ages 4 and up – more intensive camps for older experienced dancers Subjects: Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop
Dance London Comments: All levels welcome with lots of dance themed camps to choose from Location: 2 Langarth St. W (off Wharncliffe) Dates: July 9 to Aug 31 with half and full day options Cost: ? Ages: 4 to 10 – classes for advanced dancers available Subjects: Dance, crafts, theatre games
East Park Summer Camps Comments: East Park has tons of fun activities including water slides, mini golf and more Location: East Park, 1275 Hamilton Road London Dates: July 2 to Aug 31 Cost: $205 and up for a full day Ages: 5 to 16 depending on the camp Subjects: Golf, Rock climbing, Junior fun
Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School Comments: certified Learn to Sail courses, bus is $50 extra Location: Fanshawe Yacht Club on Fanshawe Lake Dates: July 2 to August 24 Cost: $420 per week Ages: 9 to 18 Subjects: Sailing
Flagswipe Paintball Summer Camp Comments: 2018 schedule is coming, visit website for more details. Location: 3998 Gladstone Dr. Mossley, Ontario Subjects: Paintball, outdoors
Forest Cliff Camps Comments: Christian day and overnight camps, with 3 day option for younger children Location: Day camp at a variety of churches in London, overnight camp near Forest ON Dates: younger ages to Aug 10 and older camps later in August Cost: starting at $189 for full week day camp and $529 for full week overnight Ages: day camp completed SK, overnight camp completed grade 1 Subjects: Arts, Sports, Rocketry, Horseback, High ropes and much more
Great Big Theatre Company Acting Camps Location: First St. Andrew’s Church 350 Queens Ave and Church of St. Jude 1537 Adelaide St. N Dates: July 16 to Aug 24 Cost: $235 for younger and $260 for older (less if you register early) Ages: 3 to 5 years (with half day options) and 6 to 9 years Subjects: Theatre
Junior Golf School – Highland Golf Location: 1922 Highland Heights, off Commissioners Rd. Dates: July 3rd to 6th Cost: approximately $200 which includes meals Ages: 8 to 13 Subjects: Golf fundamentals
John Hatch Tennis Camp Comments: We’ve heard from friends that this is a great camp! Half days available Location: John Hatch tennis Centre on Wonderland Road S. and University Tennis Centre Dates: varies based on camp – most of the summer Cost: $250 per full week Ages: 5 to 18 depending on sport selected Subjects: Tennis, Basketball and multi-sport
Kidbotix Comments: Ratio is 1 to 8 max. Our Lego fanatic loved their Saturday program! Location: Wesley Knox Church in Wortley Dates: TBA Cost: $250 Ages: 5 to 12 Subjects: Lego Robotics, Coding and Design
Kids On Deck Summer Baseball Camps Comments: 2018 info yet to be released. The only week long overnight baseball camp in Canada. Co-ed. Day camp also available. Location: Baseball Hall of fame in St. Mary’s Dates: in the past roughly July 6 to July 12 (2018 dates TBA) Cost: $695 Ages: 9 to 15 Subjects: Baseball
Learning Disabilities Association of London Region Comments: 2018 info yet to be released. Location: 303 Richmond Street, Unit 205 Dates: Middle two weeks in July in the past (2018 dates TBA) Cost: $160 Ages: grades 4 to 8 Subjects: Tech Discovery with assistive technology, recreation, community activities, etc.
Lego Camp Comments: Every year our Lego obsessed kid says he wants to go back! Location: London Waldorf School Dates: July 23 – 27, 2018 (dates change each year) Cost: $210 Ages: 5 and up Subjects: Lego, Science, Drumming, Dance, Sports
London Citadel Blastin’ Brass Comments: Learn a brass instrument in one week! Location: 555 Springbank Dr. London Citadel Salvation Army church Dates: VBS July 9-13/ Blastin' Brass July 16-20/ Sports July 23-27/ Blastin' Brass July 30 to Aug 10 Cost: $75 for VBS; $125 for one week and $250 for two weeks Ages: entering grade 3 to entering grade 8 Subjects: Music, Games, Bible study
London Waldorf School Comments: Nature inspired full and half day camps Location: 7 Beaufort Street, near Oxford and Western Roads Dates: July 4 to Aug 18 with exception of July 10 and 24 weeks Cost: $130 for half day and $215 for full days Ages: 4 to 6 and 7 to 11 years Subjects: Outdoors, Art, Drama
London Majors Baseball Comments: Must bring own baseball gear. Trips to splash pad and lunch on Friday. Location: Labatt park Dates: July 3 to 27 Cost: $185 Ages: 7 to 12 Subjects: Baseball
Mad Science Summer Camps Location: various locations around London, plus Dorchester, Exeter and Delaware Dates: all summer, each week at a different location Cost: $195 Ages: kindergarten through to grade 6 Subjects: Science
MCamp Comments: We absolutely love the extremely qualified, kind and relaxed staff here. Location: Metropolitan United Church (across from City Hall) Dates: July 2-6 for ages 6 to 10 and July 13 ages 11+ Cost: $150 snacks included Ages: 6 and up Subjects: Music, drama, dance and set design
Museum London Location: 421 Ridout Street North, in the Museum Dates: July 3 to Aug 24 Cost: $250 Ages: 6 to 12 years Subjects: Themed weeks include sculpting, comics, nature, set design, drawing, painting. Palace Theatre Camp Comments: Half day or whole day depending on ages Location: Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St. E Dates: over summer, depends on age Cost: $150 to $225 depending on age Ages: 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11+ Subjects: Theatre/Drama
Real Programming 4 Kids Comments: Half and Full days. Ratio is 1 to 4 max. Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran church Dates: all summer Cost: $540 to $727/week Ages: 7 to 17 Subjects: Be part of real video game design team
Pearce Williams Christian Centre Comments: We’ve heard good things about this overnight camp Location: Fingal, ON - 30 minutes southwest of London Dates: June 29 to Aug 24 Cost: $200 and up depending on week (tier payments available based on income) Ages: 5 to 15 depending on weeks Subjects: Sports, Outdoors, Arts & Crafts, etc.
Royal City Soccer Club Comments: half or full days, no charge for early drop off/late pick up Location: White Oaks Park, Banting SS and Evelyn Harrison PS Dates: 9 weeks of the summer Cost: $109 for half days and $169 for full days Ages: 5 to 13 Subjects: Soccer, including bubblesoccer
Space Camp (CPSX at Western) Comments: Run by the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), a leading organization for planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada. Location: Physics and Astronomy Building at Western University Dates: July 3 to Aug 24 Cost: $275 Ages: 9 to 11 and 12 to 14 Subjects: Space, Astronomy
Sports Western Summer Camps Comments: So many different themed camps and you can combine two themes in a day Location: at Western University with trips to local sites Dates: July 3 to Aug 31 Cost: $100 to $135 for half days and $260 for full days Ages: 4 to 15 depending on the topic Subjects: Basketball, Soccer, Fencing, Art, Science, Dance, Music, Multi sport and more!
Sound in Motion Location: 1444 Glenora Dr. Dates: July 3 to Aug 10 Cost: $185 to $225 Ages: 6 to 18 depending on the week Subjects: Dance and Music
Storybook Gardens Comments: Amazing staff with loads of fun creative activities including a splash pad Location: Storybook Gardens in Springbank Park Dates: all summer Cost: $168 Age: 4 to 5 and 6 to 9 years Subjects: Nature, games
Sylvan Learning London Comments: Camper to counsellor ratio is 1:6 for individualized programming Location: 346 Wonderland Rd. Dates: July 9 to Aug 3 and Aug 13 to 24 Cost: Full day $398 per week. Half day (9-noon or 1-4pm) $199 per week Age: 5 to 12 Subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Western Engineering Summer Leadership Programs Comments: We’ve heard lots of great reviews about this camp and it fills fast. Location: Western Engineering building, Port Elgin, Lucknow Sports Complex and Sarnia TBA Dates: all summer Cost: starting at $200 per week Ages: SK to Grade 8 Subjects: Science, Engineering and Technology G.R.E.A.T. (Girls Recognizing Engineering and Technology) is a camping weekend retreat in August for girls entering Grades 4-8.
Wesley Knox(registration coming soon) Comments: one week of usual church camp (now called Adventure Camp!) and 4 weeks of Creative Arts Camps Location: Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street Dates: Adventure Camp: July 9 to 13, Arts Camp July 16 to Aug 17 Cost: Adventure Camp: $85 and Arts Camp: $130 early bird rate (before May 5)/$150 regular rate Ages: grades 1 to 6 Subjects: Animation, Puppetry, Creative Arts
Wild Child Outdoor Camp Comments: You will get muddy and our son loved it! 519-434-3644 Location: 944 Western Counties Rd, behind Parkwood Hospital Dates: Most weeks of the summer but not all Cost: $220 Ages: 4 to 10 Subjects: Nature and outdoors
YMCA Summer Camps Comments: Our son really enjoyed the Spencer Lodge camp and many YMCA PD camps Location: Branches, Fanshawe Lake, Fanshawe College and Spencer Lodge Dates: July 3 to Aug 31 Cost: $235 per week for non-members Ages: 4 to 12 Subjects: Sports, Outdoors, Art, Leadership
*Most prices listed do not include HST
Some of the information above might not be the most current, we apologize for any errors and encourage you to reach out to the camp of your choice directly to confirm details. Lots of camps offer lunch packages or before and after care at an additional cost. Many camps also offer bursaries or discounted rates based on need or sibling discounts. Happy Camping!
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