Being organized for the new school year probably seems like a no-brainer for all the seasoned moms out there. Once you’ve been through two or three first-days-of-school, you know all the ins and outs of making sure your year runs smoothly.
But have you thought about what you’re going to do with the kids during the seven PA days that the Toronto District School Board has in scheduled in the 2019-2020 school year? If you’re looking for somewhere your kids can go for the day, PA Day Camp is the answer. Get ahead of the game by booking your kids into a PA day camp now, before school even starts.
We’ve rounded up our favourite PA day camps happening this school year in Toronto, so you can start the school year knowing your kids are set to have awesome PA days full of fun and adventure.
Bob Acton Sports
Bob Acton Sports’ PA Day Hockey Camp offers hours of on-ice training, a camp scrimmage, drylands training, and other sports activities, at three different skill levels. A pizza lunch is provided. Available for all PA days except for June PA days.
Location: Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main St., Toronto
Ages: 4+ years
High Park Nature Centre
Children can make crafts, learn about nature, and explore the outdoors at High Park Nature Centre’s PA day camp.
Location: 375 Colborne Lodge Dr., High Park, Toronto
Ages: 6–10 years
The Maker Bean
Let your kids get their STEM on at The Maker Bean. Topics include robotics, inventions, Minecraft and video game programming. Registration is open for October and November PA day camps at the moment.
Location: 1052 Bloor Street West and inside The Ontario Science Centre
Ages: 6-12 years
Evergreen Brick Works
Kids can explore the greener side of the city in Adventure Camp at Evergreen Brick Works.
Location: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto
Ages: 6–12 years
Canlan Ice Sports
Hockey fans can step up their game by taking part in Canlan Ice Sports’ full-day of hockey conditioning and training. Campers also participate in a variety of off-ice activities. Lunch is included.
Location: 989 Murray Ross Parkway, North York
Ages: 6–12 years
Neilson Park Creative Centre
If you sign up for all 5 PA day camps (running from October to February) at Neilson Park Creative Centre, your kids will experience a variety of fun adventures. From clay play and colour theory to intergalactic adventures and large canvas art, kids will get to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.
Location: 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke
Ages: 5-12 years
Oaks ’n’ Acorns
Arts & craft, structured team games, outdoor fun (dress for the weather), obstacle courses, dance party, and much more are all part of Oaks ’n’ Acorns PA day camps. Full-day and half-day options.
Location: 1856 Danforth Ave., Toronto
Ages: JK-Grade 4
Cost: Full-day $69, half-day $45
Base Camp Climbing’s PA day camp is packed with climbing games, arts and crafts, and other rock climbing awesomeness. Pizza lunch is included.
Location: 677 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Ages: 6+ years
Cost: $85 (10% off each additional sibling)
LucSculpture School and Studios
All materials, clay, firing, and a snack are included in LucSculpture’s PA day camp. Kids will engage in four artistic activities throughout the day, and the camp can also be taught in French. Full-day and half-day options are available.
Location: 663 Greenwood Ave., Toronto
Ages: 6–13 years
Cost: Full-day $85, half-day $45
This Junction-area art store offers a full-day camp with an art lesson and outdoor time Portraits in Acrylic Paint, Printmaking, and Plain Air Painting are on the roster.
Location: 2928 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Cost: $176 for a 3-PA-day package
Toronto Gymnastics International
Kids learn basic gymnastic movements as they participate on all apparatus, moving through various circuits and activities that promote body awareness, coordination, balance, and agility at Toronto Gymnastics International’s PA day camps.
Location: 77 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke
Cost: Full-day $60, half-day $35 + $38 registration fee for non-members
Bake over the open hearth, make crafts, play games, and explore Thomson Memorial Park at historic Scarborough Museum’s “Super Fun P.A. Day Camp”. Lunch is included!
Location: 1007 Brimley Rd., Scarborough
Ages: 6–11 years
Kids make STEM projects, learn coding, robotics, and Minecraft, and collaborate with others during MakerKids PA day program. Each PA centres around a different theme.
Location: 2451 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Ages: 7–12 years