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Two-day virtual camp available for October 2021

Summer Camps

About Us

At Ryerson Summer Day Camps, we have offered opportunities for active learning in a safe and fun setting for over 35 years. We are proud to welcome children and young adults aged 6 – 17 years to the beautiful campus of Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. Our day camp program that is renowned for its high-quality instruction, and experienced and caring camp staff.

Developed through Ryerson’s Department of Athletics & Recreation, our Ryerson Summer Day Camps offer almost limitless options for summer fun. Most day camp programs are one week in length, though many campers choose to attend for multiple weeks and try different programs that interest and challenge them.

Our in-person Sport Camps are offered in partnership with the Ryerson Rams varsity teams (basketball, hockey, soccer).

Our Virtual Camps and in-person Discovery Camps are a collaboration with the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Science, Ryerson Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab, the Ted Rogers School of Management, as well as Film Camp In A Box (film programming).

We are accredited members of the Ontario Camps Association, external link, and are active members of the Canadian Camping Association, external link and International Camping Fellowship, external link.

We can’t wait to see you at Camp!

Our goal is to celebrate each and every camper for who and what they are. We want to make a meaningful and lasting contribution to the lives of our campers. Each year, we see the tremendous growth and development that a summer camp experience can provide a child. Through active learning, it is our hope that each camper comes away with a greater sense of self-confidence, independence, and sense of belonging.

Ryerson Summer Day Camps is one of the many programs offered through Ryerson University’s Department of Athletics & Recreation. Our camp was founded in 1984, with an original focus on sport and recreation opportunities for children and youth.

Over the years, our program has evolved to offer a Leader In Training program for teens, sport camps through Ryerson’s varsity teams (hockey, basketball, soccer), and discovery camps in partnership with University faculties (Science and Engineering, Architecture, Journalism, Ryerson Library, Ted Rogers School of Management) and industry partners (Film Camp In A Box)

We now welcome over 1500 campers to the Ryerson campus each Summer, and employ over 50 staff members with our various camp programs.

Ryerson Summer Day Camps is committed to creating a welcoming community where everyone is accepted, included and celebrated.

We believe in:

  • Creating fair opportunities for everyone at Camp
  • Making sure everyone at Camp feels safe

We must:

  • Communicate and work collaboratively with everyone in our community
  • Provide opportunities at Camp for everyone to share their ideas and have their voices heard

We understand that:

  • We need to keep an open mind
  • We must engage in continuous learning to discover how we can better include, accept, and celebrate everyone at camp

We will work towards:

  • Continuing to build a community where everyone feels welcome, safe and included
  • Encouraging everyone at Camp to share and participate