Oak Learners Summer Camps 2023

Summer Camps for ages 4 through 12 at two convenient locations in Etobicoke!


Registration is now open! Early Bird Pricing effective until January 31.

Environmental Stewardship

Understanding the responsibility of caring for our local environment.

Navigation and Mapping

Developing skills to navigate the local community and trails.

Observation and Inquiry

Scientific investigation and STEAM integration sparked by natural observation and inquiry.

Sense of “Place” and Belonging,

Building an understanding our place and role in our community.

Local Culture and Heritage

Developing an appreciation for local culture, tradition and heritage.

Oak Learners is excited to be entering our 9th Summer Camp Season!


We offer a unique summer camp experience designed to engage children and make them want to return year after year.

Creativity: We encourage campers to be creative and explore various means of expression. We plan out a variety of activities including music and art to allow campers to ‘give it a go’.

Mindfulness: In addition to the engaging and busy camp activities, we plan in times where campers can take time to reflect and relax. Mindfulness activities include yoga, meditation, specific self-awareness activities and time to stop and think.

STEAM: Through Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Math activities, campers will have the opportunity to develop their social skills, confidence and cognitive flexibility. 

Community: Campers will spend as much time outdoors as possible. They will enjoy field trips that give them the opportunity to experience situations that they might not usually have the chance to. Campers can explore natural surroundings and understand their part in nature and the local community.

Oak Learners regularly reviews and implements precautions and enhancements to our camps and programming to protect the health and safety of our campers and our staff, as per the guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health. Read more.

TWO convenient Locations in South Etobicoke!

What are others saying about Oak Learners?

It was my son’s first time at camp (he’s 4.5 years old). He absolutely loved it and was a little sad it was over. I loved that they challenged him. Every day was an activity that incorporated art, music, movement, and fun. The teachers were AWESOME and the location is so welcoming. We can’t wait to return next summer. Highly recommended!

Jacqueline H.

Oak Learners is a wonderful place for kids. My son attended their camp for three weeks this summer and he was so happy there. He would rush to join his counselors and friends in the morning forgetting to say goodbye to his parents, and that says a lot. And in the evening he wouldn’t stop talking about all the fun they were having.

Margarita P.

Our neighbourhood has benefited from Oak Learner’s presence in the community! Kelly and her team truly care for my son and he, in turn, loves to go to summer camp and have private tutoring during the school year. Lots of love for this school and what they do!
Natalie R.

My son attended his first day camp last week at Oak Learners. To say he loved it would be an understatement. They built a fun soap volcano, saw caterpillars and watched them eat and grow, and even managed a visit to a splash pad. They did many arts and crafts projects which are now displayed at home. Thank you to Oak Learners for a great week!

Gillian R.

Classic Arts & Adventure Camps

1-week sessions available for campers Ages 4-9

What to expect at Arts & Adventures Classic Camps:

At our Arts & Adventures Classic Camps, campers ages 4-9 will spend the day doing a variety of planned activities which are both indoors and outdoors. They will learn, explore their creative side, have fun and make new friends.

Activities are based on the weekly themes which have been carefully planned by our camp team. Campers will have the opportunity to spend time outside in the local community and try new activities. If you want your child to have a structured and enjoyable week, our Arts & Adventures Camp is the place to go.

Activities may include:

  • Arts and crafts creations
  • Composing music
  • Mindfulness events
  • Sports and challenges
  • Trip to local parks and nature trails
  • Team games and team building activities
  • Science experiments


A Typical Day at Arts & Adventures Camp:

7:30-9:00 – Early Drop-Off Programming (add-on)

9:00 – 9:15 – Drop-off, welcome and arrival activities

9:15 – 10:00 – First activity e.g. artistic designs on the weekly theme

10:00 – 11:00 – Second activity e.g. music on the weekly theme

11:00 – 11:15 – AM Snack

11:15 – 12:15 – Third activity e.g. outdoor explorations

12:15 – 1:15 – LUNCH

1:15 – 1:45 – Mindfulness activity

1:45 – 3:00 – Fourth activity e.g. nature trail and games

3:00 – 3:30 – Reflections & celebrations

3:30 – 4:00 – Closing Activities & Dismissal

4:00-6:00 pm  – Extended Day Programming (add-on)

2023 Classic Camp Themes (Ages 4-9)

Themes Theme Description
Musical Theatre Casting call! Campers this week will explore all aspects of performance arts, including singing, dancing and acting.
Move & Groove Making music and grooving to the beat is the theme this week! Campers will explore different ways to move their body and various aspects of making music.
Summer in the City Let’s get outside and enjoy what our neighbourhood has to offer! Campers will learn about nature and the outdoors, as well as engage in hands-on activities.
Art Attack Let’s get messy! This is the week for campers who like to draw, paint and create. Each day, campers will explore different artistic mediums and methods, both in the studio and out in nature.
Around the World in 5 Days Get your passport ready, this is the adventure of a lifetime, designed to inspire a love for travel, culture and geography. Campers will learn about a new continent each day.
Structures Around the World This week will see campers explore the ins and outs of what makes structures famous, everlasting and awe-inspiring and then design and create their own.
Food & Gardening Our very own garden will be the classroom for this week, while campers explore how to plant and grow their own food and prepare it for themselves, friends and family.
Sustainable Science Calling all backyard scientists! This week we will explore how science can help create a sustainable future for the world in the mouse exciting ways!


For Dates and Fees, please choose your selected location below: 

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Specialty Arts & Adventures Camps

2-week sessions available for campers 5-11

What to expect at our 2-week Specialty Arts & Adventures Camps:

This expanded experience of our Arts & Adventures Camps provides more time for campers, counsellors and specialist instructors to build relationships and explore bi-weekly themes in greater depth. These camps are open for campers ages 5-12.

Each theme brings a new experience. Campers will spend the majority of the day participating in cross-curricular activities related to the theme while also getting outside and exploring the local community and the beauty within it. They will experience learning in a different way, both inside and outside! Campers will take trips to places such as the Humber River, Mimico Creek Trail, Humber Bay Shores and Mimico Waterfront. Campers will be fully outside and be regularly ‘on the move’.

Activities beyond the specialty theme may include:

  • Animal explorations
  • Hiking & Nature Trails
  • Eco-awareness and conservation
  • Survival skills
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Sketching sceneries
  • Team games and team building activities


A Typical Day at Arts & Adventure Specialty Camps:

8:00-9:00 – Early Drop-Off Programming (add-on)

9:00 – 9:15 – Drop-off, welcome and arrival activities

9:15 – 10:15 – First activity e.g. Theme-based programming with Specialist Instructor

10:15 – 10:45 – AM Snack & Minfulness

10:45 – 12:15 – Second activities e.g. hiking and outdoor activities

12:15 – 1:15 – LUNCH

1:15 – 1:45 – Team games 

1:45 – 3:00 – Third activities e.g. Theme-based programming 

3:00 – 3:30 – Reflections & celebrations

3:30 – 4:00 – Closing Activities & Dismissal

4:00-6:00 pm  – Extended Day Programming (add-on)

2023 Specialty Camp Themes (Ages 5-12)

Themes Theme Description
Musical Theatre Casting call! Campers in this specialty camp will work with a guest instructor to explore all aspects of performance arts, including singing, dancing and acting. Over the course of 2 weeks, they will work together to prepare a special performance for parents that will be showcased on the last day of the session.
Visual Art & Nature Campers in this 2-week exploration of Art and Nature will learn about nature and the outdoors, as well as engage in visual art activities both in the studio and outside. A guest instructor will support students in learning about different artistic mediums and methods as well as encourage a love for nature and the outdoors. Artwork produced throughout the camp will be showcased in our Art Gallery Showcase on the last day of camp.
Environmental Science Calling all nature lovers! This specialty camp will explore various aspects of environmental science, ecology, and sustainability. Campers will spend the majority of their days outside learning about the science of their local environments and how organisms interact in the environment and how various factors can affect the delicate balance of nature.
Food & Gardening Science We will be getting our hands dirty in the garden during this specialty camp! Campers will explore the science of growing food, including seeds, soil, water and more. They will also learn how to use food from the garden to prepare new and nutritious snacks for themselves and the rest of the camp.


Campers should attend camp with enough food and water. Please note that their lunch should be:

  • Healthy
  • Garbage-free
  • Enough to last the day
  • Nut-free
  • In a labelled lunch bag


Other items

Campers will also need:

  • A reusable water bottle (labelled if possible)
  • Appropriate footwear for outdoor exploration
  • Clothing appropriate for their activities
  • Sunscreen in sunny weather



Please note the following to ensure a smooth running of each day.

  • Day camps run from 9am-4pm
  • Drop-off from 8:45-9:00
  • Pick-up from 3:45-4:00

Extended hours available if needed for an additional fee.
Our extended day options are: 8:00am-9:00am ($50 per week) and/or 4:00pm-6:00pm ($50 per week). Registration for the extended day is per-week to allow us to plan for regular staffing and supervision.


Fees & Registration

Full payment of fees must be received at the time of registration to reserve a spot for Summer Camps.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations of summer camp programs made before June 1 of the same program year are subject to a 10% administration fee. All cancellations of summer camp programs made on or after June 1 of the same program year are subject to a 50% administration fee. No cancellations will be processed within 7 days of the start of the session to be cancelled.


Force Majeure Clause

The above cancellation policy is not applicable during a time of Force Majeure; an Act of God or circumstances beyond our control (i.e. pandemic, quarantine, natural disaster, etc.). In the case that Oak Learners is unable to provide comparable instructional programming through online learning methods, a credit towards tuition fees will be applied. All withdrawal requests made during the Force Majeure period will be provided with a credit, calculated as per the withdrawal policy towards a future program registration. The lifetime credit can be used towards any future Oak Learners program registration and is transferable to any immediate family member.

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