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Summer Day Camp 2016

Keep young minds happy and active this summer with a week of interactive discovery at the Science Centre’s Summer Day Camps. Kids will make new friends, take part in exciting experiments and embark on unforgettable science adventures!

Camp Themes


Little Scientists, Big Ideas (4-5 year olds)

Are you ready to begin exploring the world of science?  Make new friends and discover how scientists from our neighbourhood put real science to work every day. You won’t believe how many Big Ideas you’ll have to bring home to your friends and family!

  • July 4-8, 2016
  • July 11-15, 2016
  • July 18-22, 2016
  • July 25-29, 2016
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Fun-ologists (5-12 year olds)

Discover the rocks and minerals hidden beneath your feet, get blown away by the wild side of weather and blast off on a cosmic quest! Explore all kinds of “ology” as you experience the adventures of a different scientist every day and learn about space, geology, electricity and more!

  • July 4-8, 2016
  • July 18-22, 2016
  • August 2-5, 2016* (4-day camp)
  • August 15-19, 2016
  • August 29 - Sept 2, 2016

*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday August 1, 2016.

Registration and Availability

Chemistry Matters (5-12 year olds)

Discover why chemistry matters! Mix crazy concoctions, blend rainbows of colourful reactions and be wowed by our Cra-Z 4 Chemistry Show in a week bubbling over with summertime science fun – the perfect solution to any chemistry conundrum! 

  • July 11-15, 2016
  • July 25-29, 2016
  • August 8-12, 2016
  • August 22-26, 2016


Registration and Availability

Science Centre Innovators (13-14 year olds)

Explore the science behind the unbelievable. With the guidance of Science Centre experts, and inspiration from The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not!® exhibition, perform experiments and design an exhibit prototype to showcase the wild and unusual side of science.

  • August 8-12, 2016
  • August 15-19, 2016
  • August 22-26, 2016
  • August 29-September 2, 2016
Registration and Availability

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General Information


Campers must be 4 to 14 years old while at Camp. 5-12 year olds can be registered for one or two weeks of Camp, but cannot participate in the same theme twice. 4, 13 and 14 year olds can be registered in one week of their age-specific Camp only.

Please note: As per “The New Child Care and Early Years Act”, we cannot care for children under the age of 4. All campers registered as 4 year olds may be required to provide proof of age (birth certificate).

Camp Hours

Summer Day Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Half-Day Camp (Little Scientists, Big Ideas) runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday to Friday
Extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with games, educational videos and quiet activities is available for $60 per week.

Camp T-shirt

Campers receive one complimentary T-shirt per week to wear daily at Camp.


Campers are supervised at all times.

Camper Age     Camper to Staff Ratio (minimum)
4-6 years               10:1
7-14 years             15:1
Counsellors have science backgrounds, experience working with children and training in First Aid and CPR. A certified First Aid Provider is also on site.

Special Needs

The Science Centre is unable to provide one-on-one supervision, adapted programming, specific medical support or a nut-free environment. Please notify us if a support person will be accompanying your child at Camp.

Meal Plan

A hot lunch (downloadable order form) is available at an additional rate of $9.99/day.

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Ontario Science Centre Members* $275
Non-Members $300

Fee per week $60
(August 2-5)
Ontario Science Centre Members* $225
Non-Members $250


Fee per week $ 50
Ontario Science Centre Members* $165
Non-Members $180

Price includes all applicable taxes. Additional coupons and/or passes do not apply. Fees waived for Support Persons accompanying campers with disabilities.

*To qualify for an Ontario Science Centre Member discount:

  • The person booking the camper must be his/her custodial parent or legal guardian and also hold a current Gold or Silver "For Us" Ontario Science Centre Membership that includes children.
  • The membership must be valid on the date the Ontario Science Centre receives the registration.

Learn how to become a Member!


Book online now or download the Summer Day Camp Booking Form here.

Bookings will be accepted until Wednesday at 4 pm prior to the start of your selected Camp week, subject to availability.

Download Summer Day Camp Information Package & Forms (including Lunch Meal Plan Form)


We accept AMEX, Visa or MasterCard.

Full payment is required at time of booking.

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Cancellation / refund policy

No refund for cancellations after Friday, June 10, 2016.
Cancellations prior to June 10, 2016, and all modifications, including extended hours are subject to a $60 administration fee.

No refunds will be given for days when a camper is absent, and missed days cannot be made up.

A refund due to medical reasons may be considered if a written request, accompanied by a doctor's note, is received within a week of the missed Camp.

Programs, prices and policies are subject to change without notice.

Please note that the Ontario Science Centre reserves the right to terminate the registration of any camper if, in the opinion of the Manager, it is in the best interest of the camper and / or Camp. If the Ontario Science Centre terminates a camper’s registration, a proportional refund will be considered.





Toll Free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for Recreational Programs Office)
Office Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

We will be happy to answer any of your Camp-related questions.
Please Note: Due to the amount of information required, Camp bookings are not taken by phone.

Recreational Programs
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON  M3C 1T3

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