At York Lions Summer Camps, kids can learn new skills, make new friends and fall in love with sports! Hosted by the York University Athletics and Recreation, on campus at the Tait McKenzie Centre, these camps offer a safe and inclusive experience featuring new and exciting programs promoting physical activity.

The skilled university staff members teach the young athletes numerous sport-specific skills while challenging their abilities and also keeping them busy so they never get bored. In addition, campers get educated on the science of sports and healthy eating, as well as crafting and participating in adventures! Finally, each camp week ends with Fun Fridays, which includes different surprise activities such as giant inflatables, amazing races, special guests, tournaments and more!

York Lions Summer Camp Programs

Little Lions Summer Camp (Ages 5-8) and Mighty Lions Summer Camp (9-12 years old)
Dates: Weekly camps from July 2-5 to August 12-16, 2024
Fee: $150.00-285.00 per camper per week

The littlest of lions can have fun through summer over seven full weeks with a different theme each week! These day camps bring together all the best parts of summer, including entertainment, games, arts & crafts, sports, swimming and much more!

  • Week 1 — July 2-5: Little Lions Summer Kickoff
  • Week 2 — July 8-12: Little Lions Ninja Warriors
  • Week 3 — July 15-19: Little Lions Heroes of Heroes
  • Week 4 — July 22-26: Little Lions Mega Muscles
  • Week 5 — July 29-August 2: Little Lions Sports, Space & Science
  • Week 6 — August 6-9: Little Lions Camp Mash Up
  • Week 7 — August 12-16: Little Lions Carnival Island!

University Experience Camp (Ages 13-15)
Dates: Weekly camps from July 15-19 to August 12-16
Fee: $285.00-300.00 per camper per week

In this brand new camp, teens can get experience on a real university campus to prepare themselves for their next big life adventure!

  • Week 3 — July 15-19: Varsity & Sport Club Experience
  • Week 5 — July 29-August 2: The University Experience
  • Week 7 — August 12-16: Intramural Experience

Sport-Specific Camps

Jr Lions: Track & Field Fundamentals Camp (Ages 7-9 & 10-12)
Date: July 8-12, 2024
Fee: $295.00 per camper per week

For fans of track & field events, this Fundamentals Camp provides campers with an exciting week of activities that build on fundamental skills in various disciplines, including sprints, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, relay work, swimming, and throws! Then to finish the week, the campers compete in a friendly meet to highlight all their hard work!

Lions Tennis Summer Camps
Dates:  Weekly camps from July 2-5 to July 29-August 2, 2024
Fee: $250.00-315.00 per camper per week

Partnering with Tennis Clubs of Canada, young tennis aces can have the best possible experience with the benefit of York University’s world-class amenities and courts. Campers can get back in the *swing* of things and be taught by some of Canada’s best coaches!

W Volleyball Lioness Camp
Lioness Camp (Females Aged 10-14)
Date: August 21-23, 2024
Fee: $250 for 3 days

Just for the girls, the Lioness camp is for athletes who are new or recently introduced to volleyball. Instruction is based on building and improving the players’ foundational volleyball skills and putting those newfound skills into various gameplay situations.

High Performers Camp (Females Aged 15-18)
Date: August 26-28, 2024
Fee: $400 for 3 days

Experienced athletes are introduced to the sporty life at York University with the High Performers Camp, meant for club volleyball athletes intending to pursue volleyball at the post-secondary level. Lessons are specialized and include strength and conditioning, along with 2-3 hours of technical work based on the campers’ position or skill.

What to Bring

  • Outdoor athletic clothing (labelled)
  • Running shoes
  • Hat & Change of clothes
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Nut-Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit & Towel, crocs or flip-flops (for camps including swimming)

Give your kids the opportunity to spend an awesome summer staying active — register here!

York Lions Summer Camp

When: Weekly camps from July 2-5 to August 12-16, 2024
Time: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (except where noted)
Where: Tait McKenzie Centre, 1 Thompson Road, York University, Toronto
Phone: 416-736-5185

Run over to our full list of Summer Camps in Toronto and the GTA here!