Students and teachers across Ontario are eagerly anticipating a week off from school for March Break. For busy families on the go, you may be searching for an interactive camp to keep you child busy and engaged during this time away from school. Many camps offer flexible options which include single day sessions, as well as before and after child care to extend the day for working parents. Since our winter break camps list was such a hit with the Teachers on Call community, we were inspired to create a list of different camp options for the spring holiday season. Whether you have a child interested in sports, coding, arts and crafts, or science and technology, we have suggestions for you, so please read on!
March Break camps have become a very popular trend for students in Ontario to attend during the week away from school. It’s an opportunity for students to develop friendships, build new skills and enjoy some creative time. It also brings a solution to working parents who require child care supervision and want to ensure a meaningful experience during this time off. The good news is that not only are camps more diverse than ever for elementary and high-school students, but they are flexible too. Many programs offer one day camp registration options in additional to traditional full week sessions, before and after child care, inclusion support services, as well as subsidies for financially deserving families. Remember, if the option you are looking for is not promoted, you can always ask to see if it's possible. We hope you enjoy our list of camp ideas in Ontario.
March Break Camps in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa:
Fun Camp – Town of Ajax by the Lake - 65 Harwood Avenue S., Ajax, Ontario, Canada L1S 2H9
The Town of Ajax offers fun March Break day camps for children between the ages of 2.5 – 16 years. *Before and after care is available, inclusion support services, as well as drop-in activities and youth spaces.
City of Pickering - 1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario, Canada L1V 3Y7
The city of Pickering offers a variety of camps for students, including a youth exceptionalities camp for students with disabilities between 13 and 19 years.
Science Adventure Camp at Reptilia – Whitby Location - 1400 Victoria St East, Whitby, Ontario, Canada L1N 0M2
Reptilia’s Science Based Adventure Camp is for students between the ages of 5 – 12 years and is offered at the Whitby and Vaughan locations. For families in London, Ontario, the grand opening of this location is taking place this month! *Daily camp option as well as extended care offered for an additional fee.
City of Oshawa - City of Oshawa, 1st Floor, West Wing, City Hall
50 Centre St. S., Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 3Z7
Check out the variety of camps offered through the city of Oshawa offered at several recreational facilities. *Inclusion support program to provide integrated camp experiences for eligible children who benefit from 1:1 support to be successful.
March Break Camps in Collingwood:
Blue Mountain March Break Freestyle Camp - Blue Mountain Inn Base Lodge, Blue Mountains, Ontario, L9Y 1C2 Canada
Students with an interest in skiing and snowboarding between the ages of 8 and 18 years may want to look into this camp option at Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario. This full week program is geared to intermediate levels and is great for local students as well as visitors on spring break. *Lift tickets are sold separately.
March Break Camps in Guelph:
Guelph YMCA - 130 Woodland Glen Dr, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 4M3
The Guelph YMCA March Break camp has games, science experiments, crafts, outdoor time at the park, camp songs, and special themed programming. So, what are you waiting for? *Fee assistance is available.
March Break Camps in London:
City of London - Kinsmen Recreation Centre and Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
This camp is popular for students in Thames Valley District School Board and London Catholic District School Board. Remember to register early! *Day camp and extended care options are available, and a waitlist is in place once camp is full.
London Children's Museum - This camp is for children between the ages of 4 - 9 years and is deal for little learners who are interested in real museum artifacts and gallery exploration. It is popular, so try to register early. *Discounted rate offered to members.
Ramblers Basketball - Mother Teresa High School, 1065 Sunningdale Rd E, London, Ontario, Canada N5X 4B1
Students in grades 2 to 7 who are interested in learning to play basketball may want to try this camp. A t-shirt and awards are included. *Family discount per additional child.
March Break Camps in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Dundas:
City of Mississauga – Malton Community Centre, 3540 Morning Star Dr, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4T 1Y2
Check out the interactive camps run through the city of Mississauga with sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor exploration, trips, and themed days. *Financial assistance program offered.
Appleby College - 540 Lakeshore Road West Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6K 3P1
While Appleby College is associated with academic excellence, it also hosts wonderful student camps. The March Break camp is for students between the ages of 4-15 with a focus on science, arts, sports or discovery.
Royal Botanical Gardens - RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington, Ontario and Nature Interpretive Centre, 20A Old Guelph Rd. Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Fans of the Royal Botanical Gardens are in luck. Over March Break there is a camp for students between the ages of 5-13. The focus for the week includes exploring trails and forests, animal tracks and a love of nature! *Individual camp days offered in addition to full week.
March Break Camps in Ottawa:
Carleton University Ravens’ March Break Camp – Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6
If your child is athletic, check out the tennis and multi-sports camps offered through Carleton University, taking advantage of their vast indoor facilities. Kids have access to basketball, field hockey, soccer, floor hockey, ultimate frisbee and tennis.
City of Ottawa - 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 1J1
These camps are for students between 4 and 14 years of age and offer in-person and online programs in both English and French. A variety of activities are offered including sports, arts and crafts, and cooking.
Diefenbunker Museum Spy Camp - Diefenbunker Museum, 3929 Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario (Just ten minutes north of the 417, Carp/Stittsville exit, in the Village of Carp.)
This is for campers between the ages of 5 and 10 years who are interested in the art of espionage. It is a small program accepting 10 students, so register early if possible. *Optional before and after care included in fee.
March Break Camps in Stratford:
Stratford YMCA - 204 Downie St, Stratford, Ontario, Canada N5A 1X4
This March Break camp at the Stratford YMCA has games, science experiments, crafts, outdoor time at the park, camp songs, special themed programming, so check it out! *Fee assistance is available.
March Break Camps in Toronto:
Camp Cricket - Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club - 141 Wilson Avenue; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Camp Cricket is for students between the ages of 4 – 16 years and takes place at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club in the Avenue and Wilson area. There is a broad focus on sports, arts and technology, taking advantage of the amenities and facilities the club offers. As a bonus, hot lunch and snacks are included. *Early drop off and after care options.
The Chef Upstairs - March Break Cooking Camp – Midtown Location - 516 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4S 2M2
Little gourmets are not going to want to miss cooking classes and camp hosted in midtown, Toronto. It is sure to be a delicious experience. *Before and after care is offered for an additional fee.
Groove School of Dance - 370-372 Eglinton Avenue West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5N 1A2
Midtown Toronto's Groove School of Dance offers March Break camps for children between 3 - 12 years of age. In addition to dance classes, all camps offer music and drama workshops, mad science, karate, magic shows and more. *Flexible morning and full day options offered.
Mooredale Day Camp - 146 Crescent Rd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 1V2
Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood, this community centre hosts a vibrant March Break camp in addition to a summer day camp and a variety of other children’s programs throughout the year.
Ontario Science Centre March Break Camp - 770 Don Mills Rd., North York, Ontario, Canada M3C 1T3
For students who love science and are between the ages of 5 – 10 years, check out the March Break camp hosted at the Ontario Science Centre. *Discounted pricing for members.
TAC Sports - Offered at a variety of Toronto schools and sports facilities - Toronto French School (Bayview and Lawrence), Havergal College (Avenue and Lawrence), Tyndale University (Bayview and Steeles), St. Joseph Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School (Bayview and Cummer), De La Salle College (Bathurst and St. Clair), Toronto Soccerplex (DVP and Lawrence), Father Serra Catholic School (Eglinton and Islington).
Fans of TAC sports programs will be able to take advantage of their March Break offerings which include adventure, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, swim, multi-sport, LEGO robotics, and chess camps. As a bonus, lunch and snacks are included. *While camp packages are for the full week, there are also half-day options (with one snack included). Passover camp is offered for students with an April break.
March Break Camps in Vaughan:
The Chef Upstairs - Kids March Break Cooking Camp – Vaughan Location – - 555 N. Rivermede Rd Vaughan Ontario, Canada L4K 4G8
Budding chefs are not going to want to miss cooking classes and camp hosted in Vaughan. It is sure to be a yummy experience. *Before and after care is offered for an additional fee.
STEAM Camp – Vaughan Public Libraries - Ansley Grove Library 350 Ansley Grove Road Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4L 3W4
Campers in grades 2 to 6 will explore themes like coding, robotics, animation and engineering with new activities each day. *There are flexible day and full week options available.
Science Adventure Camp at Reptilia – Vaughan Location - 2501 Rutherford Rd, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 2N6
Reptilia’s Science Based Adventure Camp is for students between the ages of 5 – 12 years and is offered at the Vaughan and Whitby locations. For families in London, Ontario, the grand opening of this location is taking place this month! *Daily camp option as well as extended care offered for an additional fee.
TAC Sports - Trio Sportsplex 601 Cityview Blvd, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada L4H 0T1 (Hwy 400 and Teston Road)
Fans of TAC sports programs will be able to take advantage of their March Break offerings which include adventure, soccer, and basketball camps at this location. As a bonus, lunch and snacks are included. *While camp packages are for the full week, there are also half-day options (with one snack included).
March Break Camps in Waterloo:
Region of Waterloo Museum Camps - Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Road Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2P 2R7
This camp is for students between 7 and 12 with both indoor and outdoor activities. *There are single day and full week options!
Waterloo Warriors Camps – University of Waterloo 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
If your child is interested in athletics, check out these diverse sports camps for March Break through Waterloo Warriors.
We hope you find our March Break Camp suggestions helpful. Should you still be looking for more spring options, the Ontario Camps Association is also a great resource to explore!
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