March Break Camps 2019

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.


Department of Mathematics

40 St George St, Room 6290, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4
Tel: 416-978-4948

Math Camp (Grades 2-8)
Date: TBD
Cost: $339*
Location: This program is only offered at the downtown location of the University of Toronto

These camps are aimed at students from Grades 2 – 8 with an interest in mathematics and being exposed to math in a fun, interactive, and hands-on way.

Parents/guardians should enroll their child in the camp for the grade they are currently enrolled in. Students in grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 will be placed into a section based on their score on an online placement quiz completed prior to the program. The quiz will be emailed to registrants. We offer sections of camp for kids who are in the process of building comfort with mathematics and need to get inspired as well as for kids who are already engaged and in need of further enrichment.

  • Inspiring Math Minds (Grades 3 – 5; Grades 6 – 8): This program is designed to help students build their confidence and skills with mathematics. Through core concepts, hands-on, and fun-filled activities, the program assists students to build their strength and confidence with the subject and helps inspire them to experience it more fully.
  • Enriching Math Minds (Grades 3 – 5; Grades 6 – 8): This program is designed to challenge students to enrich their already strong skills in mathematics. Through introduction of new and different concepts, hands-on, fun-filled activities, students will put their math skills to the test with challenging problems and concepts.
  • Math FUNdamentals (Grade 2): Participants will approach fundamental math concepts through a balance of hands-on activities, games, and pencil-and-paper math to help reinforce important concepts and skills. This program teaches and reinforces topics from the grade 1 and 2 curriculum with the aim of building a strong foundation for math learning and fostering confidence and a positive attitude about math.

Bursaries are available for this program. Further information can be found on Bursary Application page.

For contact and registration information, please visit:

Math Academy (Grades 9-12)
Date: March 11 – 15, 2019
Cost: $325* + tax
Location: This program is only offered at the downtown location of the University of Toronto

The Math 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 their learning by working on 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. Further information can be found on Bursary Application page.

There is an application procedure for this program, details can be found here:

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

35 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Tel: 416-946-0816

Bursaries are available. Further information can be found on March Break Program page.

Please note that the information below are from previous year’s offerings. Visit the faculty website for most up-to-date information.

Jr. DEEP at March Break (Grades 3 – 8)
Dates: March 12 – 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Supervision from 8:00 to 9:00 am and 4:00 to 5:00 pm)
Cost: $290

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: Tuesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $175

DEEP Leadership at March Break is a three-day program that 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 topics in science and engineering through interdisciplinary activities. Participants will make connections between their own leadership development and exploring their interests in STEM fields.

Major topic areas include:

  • What is engineering and what do engineers do?
  • What is leadership? Is leadership important?
  • Design-thinking and the engineering design process
  • Exploring the role of science, technology and society
  • Professional skills development: presentation, communication and goal-setting
  • Building teams, working with others, developing persistence and resilience
  • Being a leader in your school and in your community; being a leader in STEM
  • Preparing for work and university

Interested students must submit a brief statement of interest (up to 500 words) that answers the question below:

“Please describe your goals for attending the DEEP Leadership at March Break Program and how it relates to your future goals”

Please note that the statement of interest is loaded as a separate document. You do not need to upload the document at the time of registration however it will be required in order to attend the program.

Engineering High School March Break Program (Grades 9, Grade 10, Grade 11)
Dates: Tuesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $175

The Engineering High School March Break Program offers students in grades 9 to 11 the opportunity to learn from current University of Toronto Engineering Graduate and Undergraduate students. These courses are developed by our instructors to incorporate their own personal research and interests with the intention of delivering University style lectures with hands on learning. The March Break program is designed to expose students to a variety of different streams of Engineering.

Major Topic Areas include:

  • Biology and Biological Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical Geography
  • Coding

Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

55 Harbord St., Toronto, ON M5S 2W6
Tel: 416-978-3436, ext. 0

Camp U of T 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.

Registration for Winter 2019 Junior Blues programs begins December 11, 2018 and will run over three days:

  • December 11: Register for March Break Camps and sport programs (badminton, basketball, skating, strength and conditioning, track and field, U Can Move MultiSport and volleyball)
  • December 12: Register for aquatics programs
  • December 13: Register for gymnastics programs

Registration begins at 7 a.m. on each day. More information available at Junior Blues.

March Break Camps (Children age 4-12) — March 11 – 15, 2019

Adventure Camp
Ages: 4-5
Cost: $280

Adventure Camp features a variety of low-organization games and sports, as well as sing-alongs, scavenger hunts and arts and crafts. Adventure Camp provides a wonderful program of activities that entertain and stimulate campers in a safe and encouraging environment. This camp is held primarily at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre; pick up and drop off is at Goldring Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. is included.

Gymnastics Camp
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $326

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 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. is included. Gymnastics ages 4 -5 is no longer being offered at March Break due to facility and coach limitations at this time of year. Adventure Camp held at the Goldring Centre is a great choice for this age group.

Ages: 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12
Cost: $280

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 CentreThis camp is held primarily at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre; pick up and drop off is at the Varsity Centre. Pre and post camp care from 8 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. is included.


March Break Youth Workshops (Children age 12-17) — March 11 – 15, 2019

Speed, Power & Agility
Ages: 12 – 17
Cost: $57

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.

Important Information

It is recommend reviewing the Camp U of T policies prior to registering to ensure you are aware of refund policies, age and grade policies and discounts available.

Extended Care
Pre-camp supervision from 8 – 9 a.m., and post-camp supervision from 4 – 5 p.m., 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 – 6 pm is available for a fee of $30+HST/week. Campers registered in the extended care program will be picked up at 4:30 p.m. from their specific camp and taken to a designated area. Please ensure that you register at the correct location –  Varsity Centre extended care or Athletic Centre extended care.

All camps participate in an outdoor activity each day at lunch time; weather permitting. Please ensure that your child brings clothing appropriate to the weather.

A detailed information package will be emailed and available online in mid-February of each year. Please review this information prior to coming to camp.

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.

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