The Best Summer Camps In West Toronto – 2018 Edition – The Mommy Connections Fave 5!

Did you survive the “Hunger Games” (aka Toronto Parks & Recreation registration)?! If you found yourself hitting refresh for 2 hours, and still you only ended up on waiting lists, fear not! We have you covered with 5 local Summer Camps guaranteed to please any aged camper!

1. Sports Camps Canada (Formerly Lytton Sports Camp)

NIKE Sports Camps at James Gardens combines fun based learning and instruction in tennis from a team of certified tennis professionals. Nestled along the Humber River in Etobicoke, Nike Sports Camp at James Gardens is perfect for soccer, nature walks, discovery learning and of course playing tennis on three hard court surfaces and two mini court areas for kids who are learning the game. The atmosphere at Nike Sports Camps is perfect for all skill levels and provides a safe and supportive environment for game-based learning for students aged 4-14.  Participants will leave with improved confidence, friendships and awesome Nike Camp Shirts and Prizes! Join Nike Sports Camps for some SERIOUS FUN this summer!

Age: 4-14 years

Location: James Gardens, 235 Edenbridge Drive

Cost: Full Weeks: $385.00 (HST included) for Full Days, $255 (HST included) for half days. Before and after care available. Mommy Connections fans can save $15 with the promo code MC15. Visit Sports Camps Canada to register.

2.  High Junction Gymnastics

High Junction Gymnastics provides a safe, fun and positive place for children of all ages and ability to learn gymnastics. At their Summer camp, kids enjoy gymnastics in the morning followed by theme activities and trips in the afternoon. They end their day with one more hour of gymnastics. Weekly trips include visits to local attractions like Centre Island, the Gardiner Museum and High Park. Show weeks consists of a performance for the parents/family on Fridays at 3:30pm.  Their 3300 square foot facility with state of the art equipment is located in the Junction and High Park area, with easy access by public transit and complimentary 2 hour parking.

COST: $295 / week, half day programs also available

Age: 4-14 years

Location: High Junction Gymnastics (40G-2340, Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 4A9)

3.  MakerKids

Empowering the makers of tomorrow! Childhood is the most formative stage of life. If a person realizes that they are a leader when they are a child, they’ll carry that with them for the rest of their life. MakerKids offers award-winning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that are recommended by experts, parents, and children alike. At their Summer camps, children learn technical skills in coding, robotics, or Minecraft as well as social skills, building a positive relationship with technology, and how to change the world. They also enjoy daily outings to local parks. Help your child become a MakerKid today! ​

Age: Grades 1-8

Location: 2451 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor (Bloor & Jane St)

Cost: $400-600 – extended care also available.

4. Neighbour Note

Are your little ones always singing, and dancing? If so, Neighbour Note Summer Camps might be the camp for you. Offering a wide array of ‘edgy’ music-focused camps – think song writing, music video production, and their ever-popular band camp – where children will work in small groups on all aspects of their ‘project’, and gain a ton of musical instruction along the way.  In Little Rockers Band Camp, children work together to write songs, design t-shirts with band names and logos, and learn to play some beginner rock tunes! All band members will spend the morning receiving introductory tutorials on guitar, bass, voice and song writing.  Then they head to a real rehearsal studio for full out jam sessions complete with drums and drum tutorials. Campers also walk to the local park for lunch and play (weather permitting). Camp also includes a Rock Showcase performance for friends and family at the end of the week!

Age: 5-10 years

Location: Mornings at 76 Anglesey Blvd, afternoons at Rehearsal Factory, 160 Islington Ave (Lakeshore & Islington)

Cost: Full Week: $350 for 9am-4pm or $240 for half days. Early drop-off and late pick-up can be arranged; call to discuss the details.






5.  Pedalheads Bike Camps / Heroheads Camp

Set your child on the path to a lifelong love of riding with Pedalheads! You’ll be amazed at how quickly your child picks up the skills to be safe and competent on their bike. From training wheels to trails, Pedalheads provides safe, fun and challenging bike camps for children aged 4-12.  Since 1995 they have taught over 200,000 children to ride, using their own Pedalheads® teaching method, combined with small classes and exceptional instructors. They teach beginners right up to competent riders the skills they need to succeed on the trails and the streets.

Heroheads is a multi-sport camp with a superhero twist! Kids (ages 4-8) kick-start their passion for sports through a variety of skills, drills, obstacle courses, and games to build their “superpowers”! On the last day of camp, kids get the chance to put their superpowers to the test in the Super 7 Challenge and Heroheads Rescue Race to earn their very own superhero cape and mask!

Age: 4-12 years

Locations: Toronto – Bloor West: James Culnan Catholic School, 605 Willard Avenue

Etobicoke: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd

Etobicoke: St. Gregory Elementary, 126 Rathburn Road

Cost:  Full Day $419, Half Day $229, Pre-school $119.  Before and after care available.

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