City of Toronto CampsCamps at City of Toronto museums and cultural centres provide unique hands-on opportunities for kids, including baking in historic kitchens.

The City of Toronto museums and cultural centres offer dozens of high-quality and stimulating camps for children 4 to 17 years old. City camps are conveniently located across the city; are safe and staffed by experienced and trained counsellors and offer subjects and experiences for a range of cultures, interests and communities.

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

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Jr. Robotics & Remote Controls by Bricks4Kidz (Ages 7-10)

Take your child’s LEGO® experience to the next level with this engaging class that offers all the fun and learning of our popular technic building classes, plus the challenge of computer programming! Using LEGO’s® We-Do drag-and-drop icon based software (designed specifically for elementary ages), sensors and remote controls; your child will further customize their builds by adding sound and motion. An excellent introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will ignite their imagination with possibilities in today’s technological world.

Course codes coming soon:

  • October 6
  • November 17
  • December 1
  • January 19
  • February 16 

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Expressions Summer Art Camp (Ages 8 to 13)

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre offers its annual summer visual arts day camp for children ages 8 to13 years. Campers will have an exciting opportunity to create and experiment with drawing and painting, printmaking and sculpture, video, arts and crafts, pottery and recreation. Sessions run for two weeks. Extra charges for before and after care apply.

Colborne Lodge

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Fall & Winter PA Day Camps (Ages 7 to 10)

Children experience a PA Day like no other. New activities every camp so make Colborne Lodge your home away from home for PA Days this year. $38.10 + tax.

Course Codes:

  • October 6: 3023386
  • November 17: 3023387
  • December 1: 3023388
  • January 19: 3023400
  • February 16: 3023401

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Design and Innovation (Ages 10 to 12)

Inspired by the creative works of John G Howard – A week of building challenges, experimentation and creativity. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Sherlock Howard: A Colborne Lodge Mystery (Ages 8 to 10)

Campers are immersed into a mystery at Colborne Lodge through drama, games and hands-on creativity.  What mysterious things will happen at the Lodge this year? $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Eco Rangers at Colborne Lodge (Ages 7 to 9)

Campers discover the wonders of High Park through exploration, games and hands-on fun. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

John the Builder: Exploring Parks and Structure (Ages 5 to 6, half-day camp)

Our youngest campers learn through play and exploration - and create structures inspired by the built and natural environments.

Gibson House Museum

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Before registering your child for a City of Toronto camp, you will need a Client & Family number. Make sure you're ready for registration day - click here and follow the directions to register for an account.

Once you have your account, choose your camp and then register your camper online or call 416-338-4386. You will need the Course Codes listed in the camp descriptions below.

Contact Information

5172 Yonge Street
gibsonhouse@toronto.ca
416-395-7432

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Heritage Gardeners (Ages 7 to 11)

It's harvest time at the museum! Work alongside our heritage gardener in our 1850-inspired garden, make a fall craft, and bake some delicious autumn treats in our heritage kitchen. $38.10 plus tax (extra charges apply for before and after care).

Course code:

  • Friday, October 6: 3023852


Scottish Adventure (Ages 7 to 11)

Join us for a fun-filled day, cooking Scottish-inspired treats in our historic kitchen and making crafts with new friends. Make a bonny day of your PA Day at Gibson House Museum! $38.10 plus tax (extra charges apply for before and after care).

Course code:

  • Friday, November 17: 3023846


Curious Crafters (Ages 7 to 11)

Get creative with us at the museum as we make a fun craft together that campers can take home. Campers will have fun baking and tasting historic treats in the Gibson family kitchen. $38.10 plus tax (extra charges apply for before and after care).

Course code:

  • Friday, December 1: 3023847

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A Week at Aunt Eliza's (Ages 6 to 8)

Through storytelling, crafts, role-playing and discovery, campers learn about the daily life of children circa 1850. Cooking treats in the kitchen each day completes the experience. A field trip in the neighbourhood is included. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).
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A Time Travel Adventure (Ages 7 to 10)

Children will travel back in time to the 1850's and find out how the Gibson family lived by learning how to cook in a historic kitchen, make use of produce from the garden and learn how the Gibson children made their own clothes and toys. The camp includes a field trip to another museum or attraction. Let's go time-travelling together! $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Made By You (Ages 10 to 12)

Inspired by the Gibsons - created by you!  Explore 19th-century craftsmanship and design. Campers discover their talents with weaving, stitching, painting, drama and more.  Creative hands also cook in the historic kitchen each day. The camp includes a field trip to another museum or attraction. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Adventures in Willowdale (Ages 6 to 8)

Campers will enjoy old-fashioned fun through storytelling, crafts, role-playing and discovery. Cooking treats in the kitchen each day completes the experience. A field trip in the neighbourhood is included. Fee is $152 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Museum FX Advanced (Ages 12 to 14)

Ready for a challenge?  The Museum FX Advanced program offers an intriguing week of hands-on practice in the museum. Learn about 19th-century lifestyles by working in the historic kitchen and practicing Victorian handcrafts. Go behind the scenes to explore how museums work and view the collections. Campers curate their own video to show to parents. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Museum FX Intermediate (Ages 10 to 12)

Ready for a challenge? The Museum FX Intermediate program offers an intriguing week of hands-on practice in the museum. Learn about 19th-century lifestyles by working in the historic kitchen and practicing Victorian handcrafts. Go behind the scenes to explore how museums work and view the collections. Campers curate their own video to show to parents. The camp includes a field trip to another museum or attraction. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Farmer, Baker, Toymaker (Ages 7 to 10)

Become a 19th-century tradesperson for a week! Learn how the farmer used produce from the garden for cooking, how the baker made historic bread in the bake oven and how the toymaker made toys from different materials.  The camp includes a field trip to another museum or attraction. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).
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Montgomery's Inn

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Irish Culture Camp (Ages 5 to 14)

This camp is an introduction to the whole Irish culture which includes language, singing, dancing, crafts, sports, music (including the tin whistle and fiddle). Children are grouped according to their ages. At the end of the week there will a concert so parents and friends can see what they have learned. Pre-registration is required. $130 plus tax.

Scarborough Museum

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Super Fun P.A. Day Camp (Ages 6 to 11)

Scarborough Museum is your boredom buster for P.A. days!  Bake over the hearth, make crafts, play games and explore the park. Lunch is included. $38.10 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Course codes:

  • Friday, October 6: 3018226
  • Friday, November 17: 3018227
  • Friday, December 1: 3018228

Holiday Camp (Ages 6 to 11)

Make 19th century toys, cook over the open hearth, play games and enjoy lots of outdoor fun! $114 for 3 days, $156 for 4 days (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Course codes:

  • December 27 to 29: 3018224
  • January 2 to 5: 3018225

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Amazing Race Scarborough

On your mark, get set, go! Jump into a week packed with challenges, puzzles and teamwork. Explore the park on a scavenger hunt, have fun with geocaching, and get soaked in water relay games. Detours, roadblocks and u-turns ahead! $152 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Flashback

Time travelers wanted! Try your hand at hearth baking, candle making, wool dying, pioneer dress up and more.  Play games like horse shoe toss and croquet, enjoy fun in the park and good ol' water play at the splash pad. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Mission Possible!

Can you keep a secret? Scarborough Museum is looking for new recruits to train as special agents. Hunt for clues, look for fingerprints, and solve the case! Act fast as this message will self-destruct. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Carnival Fun

Step right up! Hands on fun with musical instruments, face painting, magic, and old style games like egg toss and 3 legged races. Come one, come all to this over the top carnival camp! $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Chef It Up!

Chop, mix and bake your way to fun, plus enjoy lots of outdoor games and water activities.  Try old fashioned recipes like woodstove mac and cheese, use veggies from the garden, and cool off with your own home churned ice-cream. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Spadina Museum

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Adventures in Archaeology (Ages 10 to 14)

Give your children the rare and exciting experience of being part of an actual archaeological dig. They’ll learn to excavate, analyze and record artifacts and work alongside professionals. Past participants have uncovered artifacts dating from the 19th century. The program includes 
field trips and games. $405 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Safari Camp (Ages 5 to 7)

A small camp of only 15 participants ensures every child has a positive and personal experience.  Children explore a new and different theme each day through games, storytelling, creating great art projects, and enjoying hands-on activities like historic cooking, garden exploration and dress up play. $92 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

SNAP! Photo Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Kids will take photos in this beautiful and unique setting which includes 5.7 acres of gardens, lawns and orchards as well as a mansion restored to the 1920s and 30s.  They will explore the experimental techniques used during the birth of this art form and will create an exhibit to be enjoyed by friends and family.  All the photographic equipment necessary will be provided. Campers will need to provide a USB key for their photos. $381 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Fine Arts Camp (Ages 8 to 12)

Kids explore Art Nouveau to Art Deco through collage, sculpture, drawing, painting and printmaking in this inspirational setting which includes 5.7 acres of gardens, lawns and orchards as well as a mansion restored to the 1920s and 30s. Campers will create an exhibit of their work for family and friends to enjoy. $343 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

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Animal Antics (Ages 6 to 7)

Go wild and discover wildlife right here in the city! Explore our nature trails, play outdoor games, and create crafts inspired by the animals that live in the Don Valley. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Masterpiece Makers (Ages 6 to 7)

You don't have to be a grownup to be an artist! Experiment with indoor and outdoor art in lots of different media, and even host a mini art show. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Earth Works (Ages 7 to 9)

Naturalists get ready for a variety of hands-on fun activities!  Investigate plant and animal life, create eco-friendly crafts, and play nature-themed games. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

ArtVentures (Ages 7 to 9)

Explore the world through art – no passport required! Put your own creative twist on projects inspired by places near and far.  $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).

Telling Tales (Ages 9 to 12)

From fables to sci-fi, mad-libs to roleplaying, explore the world of stories! Play drama games, invent tales of your own, and create crafts inspired by great stories old and new. $190 plus tax (extra charges for before and after care apply).