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Watershed is compiling a list of Summer Camps to occupy your art-obsessed, STEM-enthusiast, burgeoning thespian or jack-or-jill-of-all-trades this summer. Camp themes are as diverse as the kids who show up. Please check back often as we are continually updating this list.

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For your STEM-inspired child, Northumberland’s Venture13 offers coding, robotics and hands-on making camps for kids aged 6-12 through the MakersLab

For your budding O’Keeffe, Kahlo or Monet, ArtWorth Art Camp in Trent Hills explores the theme of belonging – a belonging to the land and waterways, to the insects, birds and animals and a sense of belonging with the local people and places throughout Trent Hills.

The Marysburgh Mummers offer a Creative Drama Camp for ages 8 and up, running the weeks of August 6 to 23. Your aspiring actor will learn about stage, dance and singing culminating in three weekend performances.

The outdoors-y set will love Batawa’s Summer Adventure Day Camp. Kids aged 6-12 will hike, bike and discover the wonder of the Batawa area. The best news for parents – lunch is included!

Port Hope

Port Hope Municipal Camps
offer a variety of drop in and all-day activities from swimming and crafts to tennis and youth-centred adventures. For more information on Port Hope camp programs contact Leanne Clarke, Child and Youth Program Coordinator at 905.885.7908 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Port Hope Hearts Gymnastics Camp
For your gymnast-in-training, enjoy a day filled with gymnastics, friendship and outdoor water games.

Trinity College Discovery Camp
Offers unique and challenging programs that promote independence, teamwork and creativity in our campers, while providing a safe and fun environment where skills are fostered and friendships are made. Choose your own Adventure and find lifelong friends.
Director of Summer Programs Michelle Bishop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 905-885-3217 ext. 1334.

Journey Through the Arts
Experience a range of arts interaction; from writing your own musical composition to creating a theatre production and discovering visual arts through pottery, printmaking, jewellery design and more.

Av’s Art & Adventure
For the past 26 years Av’s Art has been running an art based day camp. The camps start with 4-6 year olds and every week goes up an age group to teens. New this summer will be a family camp in August. Drawing, painting , printmaking , wild sculptures , flags , play imaginative games , hike , bounce , walk on stilts and go home every day eager to return.
Please visit the website at .

Ganaraska Conservation Nature Nuts Camp
will feature a different dedicated theme each day. “This is the camp for all children, whether they already love spending time in nature or simply want to be more comfortable in the natural world,” says Ryan Goodall, one of the program’s teachers. “We know that children who spend time in nature, gain an appreciation for our planet and become the environmental stewards of tomorrow,” he adds.
Call the GRCA at 905.885.8173, or visit or for more information or to register.


Town of Cobourg Summer Camp at the CCC
There are lots of options and lots of camp themes to choose from including a mad science camp, sports camp and even an around the world camp. Try one or try them all!

Cobourg Canoe and Kayak Camp
Learn the fundamentals of canoeing and kayaking as well as arts and crafts.

Art Gallery of Northumberland
The goal of the AGN Summer Camp is to inspire young minds to a life-long love of art and culture. Each full day program will include opportunities for learning and creative expression through a fun and structured environment. Gallery lessons will focus on permanent collections, works by local artists and the beauty of the world around us.

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Watershed is compiling a list of
Summer Camps to occupy your art-obsessed,
STEM-enthusiast, burgeoning thespian or
jack-or-jill-of-all-trades this summer.



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