The school year is starting to wind down, but there are still two more PA days to go at Toronto public schools! The last one (June 30) is a gratuitous, extend-the-long-weekend kind of freebie. But kids in the TDSB are also off June 9.
We have some fabulous PA Day camps across the city to make sure the kiddos are cared for, enriched and…oh, yeah, and have a terrific time! All are offerend June 9, others are offered both June 9 and 30, and a few are offered on May 31 and June 1 for Shavuot, too.
So take a look and book a camp for the final PA days before summer!
Toronto West End
If they like climbing, they’ll be overjoyed to be headed to Basecamp Climbing for a day. Experienced climbers, rookie climbers—everyone is welcome to have a blast discovering climbing, games, arts and crafts, and outdoor fun. It’s like a week of camp squished into one day. Loads of fun, and pizza lunch is included.Location: 677 Bloor St. W. (at Christie St.), Toronto
Ages: 6 and up
Did somebody say Lego? Oh yes they did! Campers will have a day of learning the starting blocks of building Lego robotics, while the older group gets right into Lego Mindstorms. This builds not only science, technology, engineering, and math skills, but also has the creators take a closer look at language and literacy.Location: 111 Albion Rd., Etobicoke
Ages: 5–8 and 9–17
Lights, camera, action! Theatre skills are so great for creativity and for increasing the kiddos’ confidence in speaking in front of groups. It’s also just a whole lot of fun to pretend to be something else, someone else and somewhere else. Lots of movement and creativity round out the day, which includes a guest instructor for plenty of idea sharing.Location: Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto
See Toronto East End location for information.Location: 3217 Dundas St. W. (near Woodbine Ave.), Toronto
There’s art, for sure, but there’s also dance, team building and lots of active games. Plus, the theme for this PA Day is Harry Potter, so our little wizards and witches will have a blast with creative magic. Accio fun!Location: 2238 Dundas St. W. (at Roncesvalles Ave.), Toronto
Toronto East End
There’s a whole lot of activity at the Monarch Park Stadium camps, including sports instruction and fun competition, camp games, group challenges and off-site trips. Plus a pizza lunch.Location: 1 Parkmount Rd. (at Coxwell Ave.), Toronto
Oaks ‘n Acorn is an amazing place—they offer so many active pursuits in their indoor play areas, and they love getting kids outside, playing in nature, and getting messy with crafts.Location: 1856 Danforth Ave. (near Woodbine Ave.), Toronto
Kids and trampolines go together like milk and cookies, and at this PA Day camp the campers will get in lot of bouncing. They’ll also enjoy loads of gymnastics and arts and crafts.Location: 6 Dohme Ave. (at O’Connor Dr.), East York
Ages: 4½ and up
At this play-in-day camp, children will participate in some fun drama exercises, all leading to the creation of a play. Parents are invited to see the performance at the end of the day. Along the way, campers will get to go backstage to see what goes on behind the scenes to put on a production.Location: 165 Front St. E. (at Sherbourne St.), Toronto
Midtown and North Toronto
Can’t decide between circus activities and trampoline? With this camp, you don’t have to choose: kiddos will get to do both. All that, plus arts and crafts and loads of fun indoor and outdoor games. Let the bouncing begin!Location: 3731 Chesswood Dr. (at Sheppard Ave. W.), North York
There’s a Power Soccer program just right for your little dynamo. Small fry have 1½-hour or half-day sessions, all the way up to advanced full-day camp for the older kids. This PA day program is held at gorgeous Glendon College and will set them up for a great summer of keep-ups and big boots.Location: 2275 Bayview Ave., North York
Why not treat the kids to a day spent hands-on at the ROM? There will be time in the galleries, science experiments, projects to work on and a whole lot of fun and learning.Location: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Calling all designers, crafters, makers and creators. Design Her has a PA Day Dance and Design camp for you! There will be lots of DIY projects such as making jewellery and the fun fashion challenges are very Project Runway. The rest of the day is all about dance, drama and outdoor time. What an awesome day.Location: 1850 Avenue Rd., Toronto
PHOTO: DESIGNHER CO.
Browse our Camps for Kids directory for more options nearby or elsewhere in the GTA.
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