Refugee Summer Program

Are you a refugee family that arrived in Canada in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020? Do you have a child or children between the ages of 4-15? Are you looking for a safe, fun, and free Canadian outdoor summer experience for your child(ren)?

If you answered yes to these three questions, then your child(ren) qualifies for a FREE one or two week session at an Ontario Summer Camp!

Thanks to the generosity of over 100 OCA Accredited Camp Owners across Ontario, a variety of free camper spaces are available across Ontario. You may request either a day or an overnight camp that offers the following programs:

  • specialty camps
  • religious or non-religious camps
  • all boy, all girl, or co-ed camps
  • 1 week or multi-week camps

All inquiries should be directed to the following participating camps. You can search for the camp’s contact information in our Camps Guide, and coming soon, our site-search tool!

  • 5 Star Camps
  • AGO Art Camp
  • Arowhon
  • Arrowhead Camp
  • Awakening
  • Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre
  • Belwood Lodge and Camp
  • Big Canoe: United Church
  • C.Y.O. Camp Brébeuf
  • C.Y.O. Camp Marydale
  • Cairn Family of Camps: Glen Mhor & Iona
  • Camp U of T
  • Canadian Adventure Camp
  • Can-Aqua
  • Canterbury Hills Camp
  • Celtic
  • CGIT Camp Kalalla
  • Couchiching
  • Davern
  • Disciples Conference Grounds
  • Earthbound Kids/Camp Treetop
  • Evergreen Adventure Camp
  • Frontier Trails Camp
  • Go Green Youth Centre
  • Golden Lake Camp: United Church
  • Great Moose Adventures
  • GTA Photography Classes – Ottawa
  • GTA Photography Classes – Toronto
  • Harbourfront Centre Camps
  • Hashomer Hatzair / Camp Shomria Canada
  • Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp & Retreat Centre
  • Humber Arboretum Nature Camps
  • Huron Church Camp
  • Hurontario
  • Kahquah
  • Kawartha & The Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre
  • Keewaydin Camp
  • King Day Camp – Seneca College
  • Kintail
  • Madawaska Camps
  • Manitou
  • McGovern
  • Medeba Summer Camp
  • Menesetung: United Church
  • Mi-A-Kon-Da
  • Misquah
  • Moorelands Camp
  • New Moon
  • Nominingue
  • Oconto
  • Otterdale
  • Ouareau
  • Outward Bound Canada
  • Pathfinder
  • Pearce Williams: United Church
  • Ponacka
  • Project Canoe
  • Quin-Mo-Lac: United Church
  • Ramah in Canada
  • Reptilia Zoo – Vaughan
  • Robin Hood
  • ROM Summer Club
  • Ryerson Performance Youth and Community Programs
  • Ryerson Summer Day Camps
  • Safari Zoo Camp
  • Silver Lake Mennonite Camp
  • Smitty
  • Sparrow Lake Camp: United Church
  • StepStones Camp
  • Stevenson Children’s Camp
  • Swallowdale Camp
  • Tamakwa
  • Tamarack
  • Tawingo
  • Temagami
  • Tim Horton Onondaga Farms
  • Township of King Camps
  • Trent Excalibur Camp
  • U-Turn Ranch
  • Vincent
  • Wabikon
  • Wabun
  • Walden
  • Wanapitei
  • White Pine
  • Wilvaken
  • Wye Marsh Day Camp
  • YMCA GTA – YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre
  • YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region – Otonabee
  • Youth Leadership Camps Canada
  • Zodiac Day Camp
  • Can-Aqua
  • Earthbound Kids/Camp Treetop
  • Easter Seals Ontario
  • Grand River Conservation Authority: Nature Adventure Centres
  • GTA Photography Classes
  • Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship
  • Reptilia Zoo
  • Rouge Camps
  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
  • The p.i.n.e. project
  • United Church of Canada
  • Willowgrove Inc.
  • YMCA Greater Toronto
  • YMCA Kingston
  • YMCA Northeastern Ontario
  • YMCA Oakville

This program is temporarily on hold.