March break is just around the corner, and if you’re trying to find a fun camp to keep your kiddo occupied, we’ve got you covered! We’ve rounded up some awesome March break camps in Toronto’s west end and downtown areas that will keep your kids engaged and entertained all week long. Whether they’re into sports, STEM, the arts, animals, or acrobatics, you’ll find something for everyone on the list below.
Camps are full-day unless otherwise noted. Be sure to double-check times when registering: most camps run from 8:30 or 9 am to 4 or 4:30 pm, but timing may vary. Extended care is available in some cases, with early drop-off and/or late pick-up for an additional fee.
The boundaries of camps included here are Etobicoke to the west and east to Yonge Street. This includes camps at the Harbourfront Centre, at the ROM, in Chinatown and in the Annex.
Art Works Art School (Old Mill)
Students explore drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more during the week, ending with an art exhibit on the last day. Half-day and full-day options available. Ages 4–13
Why choose between science and art? At this science and art lab, kids can do both. The camp schedule is not set at this writing, but popular activities at the lab include making volcanoes, building light-up insects using circuits, concocting potions, and making slime.
The Kingsway Conservatory of Music (Etobicoke)
Kids will learn the art of self-expression at KCM’s Triple-Threat Arts Discovery Camp. The week-long, half-day program includes singing, art, folk dancing, instruments, improvisation, and more. Ages 4–8
Broadway Arts Centre (Roncesvalles Village)
Give your kiddo a chance to shine during Mini Musical Theatre Camp at Broadway Arts Centre. Kids will spend the week singing, dancing, acting, doing crafts, playing theatre games, and more! The week ends on a high note with a production of Frozen for family and friends. Ages 4–10
Royal Conservatory School (Yorkville)
Music camps for kids include Instrument Exploration (ages 4–5 and 6–7) and a musical-theatre camp (ages 8–12) incorporating singing, movement, and building costumes and sets. Ages 4–10
The Second City (Downtown)
Kids play theatre games and learn to think on their feet, developing self-confidence and creativity at the weeklong Improv Games Camp. Beginners are welcome. Camps are divided by ages: 7–9, 10–13, and 14–17.
Great Big Theatre Company (Etobicoke)
Budding actors will have a blast participating in this week-long camp that focuses on plays, mime, improvisation, theatre games, musical theatre, and work with simple sets and costumes. Camp concludes with an end-of-week performance for parents, friends and relatives. Outdoor games and activities are also included. Ages 6–14
Roseneath Theatre (Dufferin Grove)
Magical thinking is encouraged at Dungeons & Dragons March Break Camp! Kids draw on their powers of imagination to explore labyrinths and battle monsters in this popular role-playing game. All ages play together at this collaborative camp.
Toronto Gymnastics International (Etobicoke)
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. Half-day and full-day options are available. Ages 4 and up
Basecamp Climbing (The Annex)
March break day camp at this indoor rock climbing gym is packed with climbing games, lessons, crafts, and outdoor activities. Ages 6 and up
MakerKids (Bloor West Village)
Kids learn coding, robotics, and Minecraft, and collaborate with others at this March break camp—a “sampler” of STEM activities, with a different focus each day. Grades 1–2 and Grades 3–8
Team-building, outdoor play, active indoor games, arts and crafts, and fun projects are all part of Kidz360’s day camp. Ages 5–12
Harbourfront Centre (Downtown)
Harbourfront Centre hosts a wide selection of March Break camps, with different themes like fashion, theatre/improv, camp by the water, Dungeons & Dragons, and creative writing, under the umbrella of Performing Arts Camps, Visual Arts Camps, Exploratory Camps, and Specialty Camps. Ages 4–15
High Park Nature Centre (High Park)
Children explore the park through hikes, games, and crafts. Most activities take place outdoors. Register by day or by week. Ages are divided into junior (4-6 year-olds) and senior (7-10 year-olds).
Oaks ‘n Acorns (The Junction)
The theme at this March break camp is Super Builders! Kids explore different building materials like cardboard boxes and play-dough and end the week with some fort-building fun. Craft projects, active indoor gym time, and outdoor play round out the week’s activities. Ages 4–8
Pawsitively Pets (Swansea)
All camps include hands-on interactions with rescue animals. Little Lambs camp (ages 4–5) focuses on learning about different animals. Animal Doctors (ages 6–8) teaches animal health and care. Vet Explorers (ages 9–11) teaches the basics of veterinary medicine. Register for two or more days; full-day and half-day available. Ages 4–11
The ROM (Downtown)
The Royal Ontario Museum has camps for ages 5 and up. They are extremely popular, so sign up quick! Camps focus on everything from Museum Mysteries to Dungeons and Dragons.Ages 5–14
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