Cool Kingston Kids’ Camps

By Rebecca Jansen

Cool Kingston Kids’ Camps

The question crosses every parent’s mind: what should my child do with their free time this summer? Summer is a great time for kids to be able to relax and have a break from the everyday stressors that school brings. Some kids may enjoy the arts, others reading and writing, and some may prefer sports and exercise. No matter what your kids enjoy, there is a local camp to keep them busy! All in-person camps being offered have put procedures in place to ensure the safety of campers and staff. These procedures include, but are not limited to, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfecting protocols, physical distancing, and the absence of overnight camps.

Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area

Camps running weekly from June 29 – August 14

Together with the City of Kingston, the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area is offering a summer camp full of exciting and educational experiences. The Boys and Girls Club team pride themselves on parents being able to have peace of mind, knowing that their children are enjoying themselves and are being taken care of by their HIGH FIVE certified staff. The camp has put many precautions in place in order to ensure the safety of all campers and staff. Some of these measures include the monitoring of children and staff, appropriate PPE for staff, and proper disinfecting protocols.

Queen’s University Summer Camps 

Various camps running weekly from July 6 – August 31

Queen’s has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person youth camps that are normally delivered throughout the summer. Queen’s has decided to offer a handful of their most loved camps in a virtual setting. These camps include their ASUS Summer Camp, Eco Adventure, Enrichment Studies Unit, SmArts, Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy, Science Quest, and McDonald Institute’s Summer of Science. From sports to geography, art, and eco-adventures — there is something for everyone 

Canadian Armed Forces Summer Day Camps 

Camps running weekly from July 6 – August 21

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) summer camps aim to develop physical literacy by motivating, improving confidence, and understanding the importance of staying physically active for life. This summer CAF is offering their Rec Adventure Camp to children aged 5-12 years of age. CAF has also put in safety measures to ensure the health and safety of their staff and campers. These measures include the screening of campers, physical distancing, and disinfecting protocols.  

Agnes Art Camp at Home 

Camps running weekly from July 6-31

Do you have a little artist at home? Look no further! The Agnes Etherington Art Centre has got you covered! The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is offering art camps from homeArt supplies are even included in the cost of the camp! Kits are available for curb-side pickup each Friday before the camp starts. Some of the themes for this summer include Time Travelling Wardrobe with Bree RappaportOh, the Places You’ll Go! with Ella Gonzales, and Wild Imagination with Julia Hegmann.  

Kingston School of Dance Summer Dance Camps 

Camps running weekly from July 27 – August 21

Discover the joy of dance with various one-week dance camp sessions offered by Kingston School of Dance at the Tett Centre for Creativity and LearningThese camps are offered to youth ages 6-12 and no previous dance experience is necessary.  

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