Harbourkids Camp Hotline
We run exciting, affordable day camps through Harbourfront Centre every week during July and August. Choose from Junior Canoe, Canoe, Outdoors Bound, or Sea Kayaking. The Amazing Outdoors Camp (formerly Outdoors Beyond) for ages 12-15 no longer includes an overnight camp on the Toronto Islands. Our newest Paddlesports Camp for ages 12-15 incorporates all three modes of water travel: Kayak - Canoe - Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). See below for more details!
Our Camps run from Monday to Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. Early/late pickups are available. Busing is available from about 40 routes throughout Toronto. Camp staff are on the buses and will supervise stops.
Interested in working for our Kid's Camps? Click here to go to Harbourfront Centre's online recruitment portal to create a profile and apply.
This exciting camp provides loads of outdoor fun and activities for young campers. After being introduced to basic canoeing strokes and theory, campers either use 17-ft. tandem canoes to paddle The Natrel® Pond, or 24- and 36-foot Voyageur canoes to explore Toronto’s inner harbour and the insulated lagoons of our scenic Toronto Islands. It is here where they practice their new skills and explore nature. Camp games, crafts and sometimes nature walks on our site and on the islands are also part of the great overall experience for our young participants.
This camp focuses on a variety of exciting outdoor skills including: tandem and voyageur canoeing, camping, environmental awareness and water safety. Tenting, fire building, plus the essentials of packing smart and being prepared are all part of this active week-long camp.
Campers, grouped by age, learn the exciting sport of canoeing through instruction in paddling technique and boat rescues. Campers will explore Toronto's protected inner harbour and the amazing lagoons of the Toronto Islands while learning paddling skills, water safety, environmental awareness and weather prediction. Leadership games and other fun, on-land activities are also programmed in the parks of our Toronto Islands. Most of our time is spent on the water (weather permitting).
Campers, grouped by age, learn the exciting sport of kayaking through expert instruction in paddling technique, equipment function and repair, boat rescues and water safety. This sleek, stable watercraft is a perfect vehicle for expeditions through Toronto's inner harbour and the Toronto Islands, and is very popular in provincial parks and holiday destinations worldwide. Campers also learn water safety, packing skills, environmental awareness and weather prediction through a variety of outdoor activities and group games.
In this introduction to the great outdoors, campers will learn valuable skills in canoeing, water safety, campsite safety, cooking, packing smart, map & compass, and tenting. To end off this fun skill-filled week, campers will team up and use the skills learned in this camp on a supervised 'Amazing Race' type challenge day on the Toronto Islands.
Campers will alternate between learning the skills of Canoeing, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddleboarding in this fun-filled camp. We will be using Toronto's inner harbour and the waterways of the beautiful Toronto Islands to tour and learn efficient paddling and safety skills. All three of these wonderful modes of water travel are becoming popular rental items at parks and resorts worldwide, so why not prepare your youth to safely have fun and enjoy the outdoors with these skills for the future.
This Kayak Certification Course will now be offered as a 2-day weekend course directly booked with us: The Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre. This course offers the potential for youth to leave with a Basic Flatwater Kayak Certification recognized by Paddle Canada. Click here for more information and to make a booking (scroll down until you see 'Youth Kayak Certification Course'.
Prerequisite: Age 12-15 only