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March Break Camp

For over 20 years, Villa Charities’ Columbus Centre March Break Camp has been offering something for every camper. With 6 different camps to choose from, including Dance Camp, Visual Arts & Crafts Camp, Kitchen Camp and Magic Camp, there is little, if anything, that we cannot provide for your child.

Our camps are engaging, active, and focused on giving your child a memorable retreat where they can interact with others in a fun and exciting environment. Our full-day or half-day options make our camps very customizable and easily adaptable to your scheduling needs. We offer extended care for before and after camp hours, excursions as well as a hot lunch menu.

Columbus Centre March Break camp is adequately staffed to ensure your child is safe, properly looked after, and given adequate one-on- one time to enhance whatever skills they have come to explore.

Camp Highlights

  • Ultimate “All-in-One” Camp and Arts Camps
  • Full Day and Half Day Options
  • Extended Care and Hot Lunch
  • Qualified Instructors & Counsellors (CPR / First Aid Certified)
  • Parent sign-in and sign-out/ID Check
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Low counsellor to camper ratio
  • Excursions and special on-site presentations

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The Ultimate Experience Camp will provide campers with fun-filled engaging activities in a safe and nurturing environment, where they can explore and grow. Campers will participate in brand new creative themes and immersive activities such as: teambuilding challenges, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming and sports in order to explore new challenges and make new friends of all ages.

Special excursions like bowling, ice skating and swimming. Specialty Friday lunch, camper T-shirt and special theme-day treats.

Full Day Camp: 9:00am – 4:00pm


(Ages 6-12)

Campers will enjoy a daily schedule of hip-hop, modern, jazz and musical theatre dance styles in a positive atmosphere where they can explore their full potential and have fun! A maximum of

10 registrants allow the instructor to give individual attention to build campers’ self-image, body awareness and confidence. There will be a performance on the last day to conclude the camp! Parents are welcome to attend.

Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm


(Ages 6-12)

Campers will learn the art of culinary preparation from a classically trained chef. Campers will prepare and cook appetizers, pizzas, pastas, risotto and delicious desserts in a friendly, safe and interactive environment.

Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm


(Ages 6-12)

Have you ever wondered how a magician was able to wow a crowd again and again? This is your chance to learn various magic techniques with the help of a professional magician! Campers will learn the secrets of the magic trade including: sleight of hand, misdirection, stage presence, parlour magic and close-up magic. Campers will leave camp being able to wow their family with their very own magic show!

Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm


(Ages 4-12)

Using the newest Lego blocks and sets, kids will engage in designing unique creations. Staff work to develop themes that create an extraordinary atmosphere to build unique productions, play games and have loads of fun! Activities are designed to develop young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence within science, technology, engineering, mathematics (S.T.E.M education) and architecture.

Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm


(Ages 4+)

In this program, campers will learn many techniques of crafting, painting, drawing and paper-maché. Budding artists will have fun creating their own “masterpieces” with a variety of different mediums and activities.
As a grand finale, campers will curate their works for an exhibit display! Parents are welcome to attend the last 15 minutes of their final day of camp.

Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm

March Break Camp (March 11 – March 15) Schedule and Fees

Camp PackagesPricing
Ultimate Experience FULL DAY Package$340.00 (includes excursions)
Specialty Camp AM + Ultimate Experience PM$375.00 (includes excursions)
Extended Care AM$30.00
Extended Care AM + PM$50.00

Click to view or download our March Break Camp 2019 Brochure


Click to view or download our Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide

*Pricing and schedule subject to change without notice.

Camp course fees do not include HST, however HST may apply to additional services and products.


We accept credit cards, cheques, debit and cash (exact amount). Payment is due in full upon registration.


Our campers wear t-shirts to help identify them; this is also for their safety. All camp course fees include one free shirt. (Note: Two free shirts per camper if registered in 3 or more sessions. Additional shirts can be purchased by visiting the Arts, Youth & Culture Department office for $10.00 +HST each).

Extended Care

Morning only (8:00 – 9:00am)
Afternoon only (4:00 – 6:00pm)


All camp programs are subject to a minimum enrolment. Camp registrations are non-transferable. Columbus Centre reserves the right to terminate a camper’s enrolment if, it is the Centre’s opinion, that it is in the best interest of the child or camp. Columbus Centre reserves the right to cancel or combine camps due to limited enrolment. Columbus Centre reserves the right to change instruction.

Refund Policy

No refunds after registration and payment is received. In addition, no refunds will be given for any days not attended (due to schedule change, vacation, illness, etc.)


Pay parking Monday – Friday from 6:00am – 6:00pm. Free parking at all other times.


Registration in person, phone or email

Columbus Centre
Arts, Youth & Culture Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201) 901 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto, ON
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Leader-In-Training (LIT) (Ages 13–15)

The LIT program provides senior campers with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build teamwork skills and to
gain valuable knowledge and experiences, in a fun and positive environment. LITs will take on responsibilities associated with instructing and counselling while still being supervised. A letter acknowledging the completed hours can be issued upon request. LITs must be registered for a minimum of one full week, full day.

LIT Price: $135.00 (1 week Full Day)

Volunteers (16 Years And Older)

We welcome volunteers to assist the camp counsellors/instructors with the daily activities. A letter acknowledging the completed hours can be issued upon request. Spaces are limited. Must be 18 years or older and obtain a Police check from Toronto Police Services (at your own cost). Volunteers are required to pay a one-time fee only. They must be signed up for a full week, full day.

Volunteer Price: $25.00 (Material package)

*Please note: Prices for LIT and Volunteers, include one free volunteer t-shirt and completion of a reference letter/Record of Volunteer Hours (ROVH). Letters and ROVH are done by request only.

If Volunteer / LIT would like to participate in our excursions and/or specialty Friday lunch, extra fees will apply.

Special Needs Campers

Part of our philosophy at the Columbus Centre is to integrate children of diverse developmental backgrounds into our camp programs. We provide special needs counsellors (one-on-one or small groups) as determined by the Camp Coordinator’s assessment and/or supplemented by a doctor’s note provided by the camper’s parent or guardian.

Alternatively, we do welcome those campers who bring their own support worker. We would be happy to meet with families to discuss their child’s needs to ensure a positive camp experience. Please contact the Cultural Arts office should you require any additional information.

Please note: Additional fees will apply.

If you have a child with special needs, we require that you register by Friday, February 15, 2019.

For further information about any of our camps or volunteering opportunities, please contact:

Daniel Garfinkel
Director of Camps
Email: dgarfinkel@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 333

Arts, Youth & Culture Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201)
Monday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3