March Break will soon be upon us. Have you made any plans yet? If you don’t have plans to leave town, check out these unique March Break camps for tweens in Toronto and the GTA. There’s something for everyone!
Avenue Road Arts School camp – A fun assortment of March Break camps for artistic kids, including cartooning (create your own superheroes), acting for film and TV, acrylic painting (fantasy worlds and characters), and mixed media sculpture. 460 Avenue Rd, Toronto. Grades 4-9.
Cosmo Music Instrumental Music camp – Campers participate in group Piano, Violin and Guitar/Ukulele classes, and will also be introduced to hand drumming and singing. Ideal for kids who are interested in music but not sure which instrument to choose. Richmond Hill. Ages 5-12.
Design Exchange Design camp – Over the course of each day, campers are introduced to the amazing world of design through a variety of projects that provide a well-rounded experience in all fields of design. Campers will build structures, discover crazy new materials, create fashion lines, develop digital animation movies, devise solutions to environmental issues, and construct new and wacky toys with a diverse set of materials. 234 Bay St, Toronto. Ages 6-10. [Fashion camps for ages 9-13 is sold out].
Girls Learning Code Webmakers camp – In this camp, girls will create a website about a cause they’re passionate about – whether it’s saving the planet, spreading animal awareness, or creating a tool to help better someone’s life. By the end of the week, girls will be able to confidently code websites and know how to troubleshoot and problem solve their web related errors. Girls will have a fantastic website and will be advocates as to how the web can make a difference in the world. 483 Queen St W, Toronto. Girls ages 8-13.
Glama Gal Beach Hoppin’ camp – Girls will have lots of fun at Glama Gal Tween Spa’s March Break camp, which features a Beach Tour theme. Each day campers will ‘travel’ to popular Caribbean destinations and participate in spa services, crafts, mani lessons and physical activities like limbo, hula and beach ball aerobics.
Harbourfront Centre camps – There’s lots of fun and unique camps for tweens at Harbourfront Centre, with options like fashion accessories, comic book, improv, digital photos, hip hop, chess, and a chef challenge. 235 Queen’s Quay W, Toronto. Ages 8-12.
Maker Kids camp – A hands-on camp, where kids can get creative and build to their heart’s content. Daily themes include robots, 3D printing, Minecraft, woodworking, video and special effects. 2241 Dundas St W, Toronto. Ages 8-15.
North Beach Volleyball camp– If you can’t escape to the beach in the sunny south, at least your kids can spend some time playing in the sand at North Beach. Camp activities include beach volleyball, sand soccer, dodgeball, rock climbing, an inflatable obstacle course, beach olympics and more. 74 Railside Rd, North York (DVP & Lawrence). Ages 6-15.
Pawsitively Pets Animal Care camp – Kids taking part in this program will learn the key fundamentals of animal care and what it would be like to work in the animal care field one day. 125 Brentcliffe Rd, Toronto (Leaside area). Ages 9-12.
Petits Chefs Academy Cooking camp – Kids learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals such as black bean quesadillas with homemade tortillas and baked apple creme brûlée while also learning about kitchen safety and doing fun creative and physical activities. Vaughan. Ages 6-14. petitschefsacademy.com
Second City Comedy camp – Kids can let go of their school stress and laugh their way through March Break by playing fun improv games and scenes. Improv teaches team work, creativity, confidence and acceptance, all while giggling with their new friends. 70 Peter St, Toronto. Grades 5-8. (Camp for grades 2-4 and 9-12 also offered during March Break).
TIFF’s Gaming News camp – Kids will create a short news-style program about all things in the gaming sphere. Campers become the production crew and on-air talent as they film different segments, including reviews of games, consoles, and devices (just like their favourite Youtube hosts); interviews with gamers and producers to find out the latest industry buzz; and a behind-the-scenes look at the TIFF Kids’ digiPlaySpace. 350 King St West, Toronto. Ages 9-12. (A Maker/Creator camp is also available for kids ages 12-16).
Toronto Circus School camp – Students spend an active, fun-filled week learning acrobatics, silks, hoop, flying trapeze and more in a stimulating, non-competitive environment. 75 Carl Hall Road, Downsview Park. Ages 5-15.
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Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)