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Day camps provide daily activities where a camper may choose to sign up for one week or an entire summer. Campers are dropped off by parents (or bussed in) each morning and picked up each evening. Some day camps offer inclusion support for campers with special needs.

Check your local Recreation or Leisure Guide for more details including deadlines for applications! These are typically published four times a year and available in your local newspaper, at your local community centre or library, and on-line.

For camp programs offered through the town or city, please see the town/city website:

City of Pickering

Town of Ajax

Town of Whitby

City of Oshawa

Municipality of Clarington

Township of Scugog

Township of Uxbridge


Other community organizations that offer camp opportunities include:

Abilities Centre
As an Abilities Centre member, you have access to a range of programs for children, youth, and adults that are included in your membership.

Boys and Girls Club of Durham
The Boys and Girls Club of Durham offers a Holiday Camp Program, March Break Camp and Summer Camp programs in two Oshawa locations for children and youth 4 to 16 years of age.

Camp Samac
Offers an outdoor camp program in Oshawa for children 5 to 13 years of age.

Girls Incorporated of Durham

Offers camps for girls 6 to 12 years of age in Pickering and Whitby locations.

YMCA offers a variety of camps for children and youth 4 to 16 years of age across different locations in Durham Region.


The following websites include lists and search features that might help you locate a variety of other camps.

211 Ontario


Ontario Camps Association

Our Kids

Where Kids Are

The above list highlights camp options accessed frequently in our area. For more options and information, including checklists and tips for parents, please visit the Ontario Camp Association website or camps.ca.