The University of Toronto offers a range of camp programs for children during March Break. Please be advised that this list is for information purposes only. The Family Care Office does not run camp programming for children. Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the camp provider directly. Due to limited resources, only University of Toronto camps are listed on this page.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CAMPS
- Department of Mathematics
- Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
- Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Department of Mathematics
40 St George St, Room 6290, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
March Break Math Kangaroo Camp (Grades 3-8)
Location: St George Campus @ Bloor and Spadina
The Math Kangaroo Camps are open to students from Grades 3 – 8 and offers them a week of hands-on, interactive activities as well as practice with competition questions from the Math Kangaroo competition which is normally held on the second to last or last Sunday in March.
Please note, this camp is not designed to be a preparation camp for the Math Kangaroo competition but will draw upon questions and topics raised in the competition and some competition materials will be presented in class. Students are not required to register for the Math Kangaroo competition to attend the camp but it is strongly recommended for them to use the skills learned on the competition.
*Bursaries are available for this program but must be applied for and received before registering.
For contact and registration information, please visit: http://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/home/kmc
March Break Math Academy (Grades 9-12)
Cost: $325* + tax
Location: St George Campus @ Bloor and Spadina
The Mathematics Academy Programs are aimed at providing Grades 9 – 12 students with experience in Mathematics and Mathematics Research. The program strives to introduce students to concepts not typically covered in the standard curriculum.
Students will gain knowledge and skills in various aspects of mathematics and will have a chance to meet with members of the department currently involved in mathematics research.
The purpose of this program is to introduce students to an in-depth topic which is not normally covered in the curriculum. Rather than lectures, the program will be run with a heavy “discovery” component, where students do most of the work by working in carefully selected problems to figure results by themselves. The topic will be creative, fun, and somewhat abstract; in other words, what mathematicians consider “real math”.
*Bursaries are available for this program but must be applied for and received before registering..
There is an application procedure for this program, details can be found here: http://mathplus.math.toronto.edu/home/ma
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
35 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Jr. DEEP at March Break (Grades 3 – 8)
Dates: March 14-18
Time: 9 – 4pm
Jr. DEEP, one of our most popular and longest-running summer programs, is back for March Break! Jr. DEEP at March Break is a week-long program that explores a world of science and engineering through enriching activities for curious young minds. This year’s program will introduce campers to some of our most exciting hands-on activities while diving into brand new interactive workshops. Our instructors are undergraduate students in science and engineering disciplines.
DEEP Leadership (Grades 10 – 11)
Dates: March 14-18
Time: 9 – 4pm
DEEP Leadership at March Break offers high school students the opportunity to explore personal leadership development through an integrated curriculum that includes practical applications drawn from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Participants will explore new perspectives on topics in science and engineering through fun interdisciplinary activities.
Major topic areas include:
- What is engineering? What do engineers do?
- Design-thinking and the engineering design process; exploring the role of science, technology and society
- Local issues (urban issues, social considerations, health care) and connections to engineering
- Professional skills development: presentation, communication and decision-making
- Building teams, mentoring, developing persistence and resilience
- Being a leader in your school and in your community
Financial bursaries might be available for families with demonstrated financial need. Learn more about the criteria we use to determine eligibility.
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
55 Harbord St., Toronto, ON M5S 2W6
Tel: 416-978-3436, ext. 0
Camp programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with pre and post camp supervision provided during 8 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m.
Discounts for U of T students and Athletic Centre/Varisty Centrevmembers are available. Please contact the main office at 416.978.3436 for details.
March Break Camps 2016 — March 14 – 18
Ages: 6 – 12
Boys and girls, ages 6-12, work with NCCP-certified coaches to develop their gymnastics abilities, build self confidence and have fun in a supportive environment. The program is designed to teach children to tumble, swing, balance and spring from a foundation of fun, fitness and fundamentals. Children will also participate in arts and crafts and other low organization games. Campers 6-12 will participate in a recreational swim time on Wednesday morning. This camp is held primarily at the Athletic Centre; pick up and drop off are at the Athletic Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8-9am and 4-5pm is included.
Dance & Movement
Ages: 4-5 and 6-8
Boys and girls, ages 4-7, introduce your child to the arts through physical activity. This camp is physically challenging and helps teach rhythm, balance, grace and body awareness. Classes are taught in a fun, yet structured manner and are designed to help stimulate the imagination and enhance creativity. Campers also participate in a variety of games and activities including outdoor play, arts and crafts, low organizational games and theme days. This camp is held primarily at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport; pick up and drop off are at the Goldring Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8-9am and 4-5pm is included.
Be introduced to the fundamental movement skills of running, jumping and throwing. Campers in this fun-filled camp will play a variety of low-organization games, including basketball, soccer and cooperative games. MiniSport does not have recreational swim or skate. This camp is most suitable for children attending JK or SK. This camp is held primarily at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre; pick up and drop off are at the Goldring Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8-9am and 4-5pm is included.
Ages: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12
MultiSport camp is a non-competitive activity program. This camp exposes children to a variety of sports and develops fundamental movement skills. A variety of activities are offered including cooperative games, basketball, volleyball and soccer. Campers will skate once a week at Varsity Arena (CSA approved helmets and skates required) and swim once a week at the Athletic Centre. This camp is held primarily at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre; pick up and drop off are at the Goldring Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8-9am and 4-5pm is included.
Extended care available
Pre-camp supervision from 8-9am, and post-camp supervision from 4-5pm, are included with every camp registration. Campers who are not registered in the extended care program must be picked up by 5 pm. Extended care from 5-6pm is available for a fee of $28+HST/week. Campers registered in the extended care program will be picked up at 4:30 pm from their specific camp and taken to a designated area. Parents are reminded to send an extra snack for campers in extended care. Please ensure that you register at the correct location — Varsity Centre extended care or Athletic Centre extended care.
March Break Youth Workshops 2016 — March 14 – 18
Intro to Strength and Conditioning Young Women
Ages: 12 – 17
Are you interested in becoming more active? These novice level workshops are for youth who are beginning their active lives. Be introduced to the concepts and myths of strength training, interval training and finish with a relaxing yoga class. You’ll leave with some ideas of how to set goals, develop your own physical activity interests and how physical activity can improve your day to day experiences. These workshops are held primarily at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Pick up and drop off are at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. *Please contact us if the registration fee is a barrier to your participation in these workshops.
Speed, Power and Agility
Ages: 12 – 17
These workshops focus on introducing youth to the concepts of speed, power and agility. The Speed, Power & Agility camp can improve your game, whatever sport you play – by focusing on plyometric, explosive starts and conditioning for teen athletes. Register for one day or for all three. These workshops are held primarily at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Pick up and drop off are at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
Parking and lunch service
Parking passes are not available for March break camps. Parents/guardians are encouraged to use transit to arrive on campus or to use the various pay parking lots on campus for pick up and drop off. Lunch service is not available for March break camps.
NOTE: Extended daycare will be available at some camps only, and might have an additional cost. Some camps may offer discounts or subsidies. Please contact the camp provider directly for more information.
Other Camp Resources
- City of Toronto FUN Online provides information about paid and free camps offered by community centres in different regions of the city.
- Our Kids.net provides additional camp listings during March Break across the province.
- Ontario Camps Association