March Break Day CampsUnless otherwise stated, these are week-long programs running everyday from March 11 to March 15. Preregistration is required and you should try to book early, as many programs fill up quickly.
From City of Toronto Parks & Rec
The city runs March Break programs for a wide variety of interests and ages at schools and rec centres across the city. Depending on the location, activities could include arts, crafts, games, sports and the performing arts, or more specialized activities like cooking or skating.
• Use the City Fun Guide you received in your mailbox or check the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation webpage for general details.
At City of Toronto Historic Sites
The City of Toronto's Arts, Heritage & Culture division usually runs drop-in sessions, full- and half-day programs, and week-long camps at a number of Toronto's historic sites.
• Visit the Arts, Heritage & Culture Camps page for details.
Toronto March Break Camps - Performing and Visual Arts
At the Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Camp is back at the AGO. There are full-day camps for three age groups, 6-7, 8-10, and 11-13 (General public $325/AGO members $260). Extended care is available, as is a meal plan, for extra fees.
At Harbourfront Centre Camps
These full-day programs cover a wide variety of interests for ages 3 to 15. Along with traditional camp activities, topics in 2013 include chess, circus arts, comic books, creative arts, cooking, theatre, fashion, architecture, animals (with Pawsway) and more. Fees range from $230 to $335.
At The Second City Training Center
If you've never been involved in improv comedy, know that it's fast, fun, and works best when you're wearing comfortable clothes. There is a full day camp for grades 5-8 ($410+HST) and an afternoon-only "March Break Intensive" for grades 9-12 ($225+HST).
At Young People's Theatre
March Break Day Camps at YPT will run in half-day sessions for grades JK-2 ($180) and full-day sessions for students in grades 3-6 ($360). As part of the camp, the students will see YPT’s production of The Cat Came Back.
At Sew Be It Girl Studio/Workshop
Billed as "camp for young fashionistas", this full-day camp lets students make their own unique clothing and accessories. There is one camp for tweens (ages 8-11) at the Eglinton West studio and another for teens (ages 12-16) at the Yonge Street studio. It costs $395 plus HST for a full week and there are two weeks to choose from.
At Art Works Art School
Located in Bloor West Village, the Art Works Art School has morning, afternoon, or full-day programs available for ages 3-12 during March Break. Half day programs are $220, full day programs are $387.
At Avenue Road Arts School
"The Way, Way Out Outer Space" is the theme for this year's camps, which are available for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 9. Kids in JK to grade 4 will take part in integrated programs which include visual art, music and drama, while there are specialized programs available to those in grade 4 and up.
At Centre for the Arts
Film Camp for Teens is a five-day intensive that offers daily workshops led by industry professionals and hands-on filmmaking, resulting in finished short films for participants to take home. $425 with Pay-What-You-Can and Sponsorship Program spots available.
Toronto March Break Camps - Science, History and Nature
At the Royal Ontario Museum - ROMkids
Full-day and half-day programs are available for ages 5-16 on a variety of subjects. Kids can attend only a half-day or sign up for two programs to create a full day camp - those attending for the full day will have a supervised lunch break. Extended care is available until 6pm for an additional fee.
At the Toronto Botanical Garden
The TBG does their March Break camp a little differently. There is a different one-day program every day of the week that you can register for individually, but of course there's a discount if you register for all five ($65 each, $290 for all). All programs are for ages 6 to 10.
At the Humber Arboretum
For ages 5-13, the March Break Nature Day Camp may include Chickadee feeding, forest exploration, maple syrup harvesting, orienteering, arts and crafts, plus showshoeing/tobogganing if weather permits. Camp is $205 and runs from 9am to 4pm, with before and after care is available for an additional fee.
Toronto March Break Camps - Sports, Leadership and General Camp Activities
At the YMCA
March Break camps are available at various Y Health and Fitness Centres, with March Break clubs available at some schools. The programming is for ages 6 to 12. Fees range from $185-$225 with extended care and 1:1 Support available for extra fees.
• Check the YMCA Toronto webpage for programs near you.
At the University of Toronto (Camp U of T)
The Camp U of T program is run through the University of Toronto's Faculty of Physical Education and Health. For ages 4-15, programs in golf, gymnastics, and multisport, plus Mini University: Leadership I. Prices range from $255 to $360.