Summer camps


Here at Durham College’s Continuing Education Summer Camp Program, we focus on making creative endeavors fun for kids.   It’s a chance for them to let their creativity shine.

Register now for these new and exciting summer camps!

Beauty and Fashion  *NEW*

For ages:  9-14
Camp Fee:  $249

Do you love to be creative and keep up with the latest trends? Join us for demonstrations and fun projects such as creating wearable art, using scrapbooking to develop current and future beauty and fashion looks, and trying out various fashion makeovers.
From skincare basics to complete ensembles, you don’t want to miss this week of high fashion and fun.

Cooking Camp

For ages:  10-13
Camp Fee:  $350
Make this summer sizzle at Durham College! Learn what it takes to make mealtime magic. Come cook with us and make tasty midday meals, and sweet treats to take home and share. We have the ingredients, you bring the imagination! At the end of the week, invite your family and friends to show off your culinary masterpieces. Parents, please note: We will be working in a kitchen where allergens such as nuts, dairy, soy, shellfish and gluten are regularly used. If your child has severe food allergies, please be aware that we cannot guarantee zero contact with allergens. This camp will be held at Durham College’s new Centre for Food, Whitby campus.

Sewing Camp – Beginner

For ages:  9-14
Camp Fee: 

Are you ready to express your creativity? Then this is the camp for you!
Learn how to use a sewing machine, follow instructions, and use basic sewing tools/patterns to create your very own embroidered pillow, fashion tote bag and other small sewing projects.  Basic sewing skills including; single-needle and zig-zag stitching techniques, seam construction and embroidery techniques will be taught.   At the end of the week, you will participate in a “Fashion Show” to show off your creative designs!
Sewing machines will be provided.  No previous sewing experience is required.


HATCH CANADA CAMPS – available now at Durham College!

Hatch Canada Camps is a premier STEM camp for kids. We teach coding in a unique project-based approach and create experiences for kids that will last a lifetime. Nothing Hatch does is average. Hatch Camps are extraordinary programs that create lifelong memories and teach new skills that open doors for kids and provide them with the tools required to succeed in the 21st century knowledge economy.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)  

For ages:  9-14
Camp Fee: $604

Durham College is delighted to partner with Hatch Canada to offer a specialized camp for students to learn coding and leadership skills!  This is a full day camp only.    Campers will spend half of each day learning how to code in JavaScript.  The other half of each day will follow Hatch’s technology leadership curriculum, in which students work on selected cases to develop their problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills.

Camp Schedule

Jul 9th – Jul 13th – 9am-4pm – $604
Jul 16th – Jul 20th – 9am-4pm – $604
Jul 23rd – Jul 27th – 9am-4pm – $604
Jul 30th – Aug 3rd – 9am-4pm – $604

Additional Services

Pre-care (7:30am – 9am) – $100/week
After-care (4pm – 5:30pm) – $100/week

How to Register 

Hatch Canada is solely responsible for registration and management of this camp, including registration, payment for extended care services, cancellation and refund policies.

You must register directly with Hatch Canada at

Note:  Please contact to get details on discounts for registration for multiple weeks. 10% off all weeks after the first one – you save $70.40.

Cancellation Policy / Refunds

Hatch requires a minimum of 6 student registrations in order to run a given one-week camp.  In the event that this minimum threshold is not met at least 6 business days in advance of the scheduled camp start date, the camp will be cancelled.

Cancel anytime before the 2nd day for a full refund. Pro-rated refunds (based on the amount of camp your child attends) are available after the 2nd day.  Contact Hatch Canada directly to request at 416-546-5501.