Welcome to Jumpstart Summer Camp!

We’re here to help kids get active and have fun all summer long! Just like a regular camp, we’ll have campers, awesome counsellors (some of Canada's best athletes and special guests) and cool weekly themes. The best part? You can take part virtually from your own home!


How does it work? We’ll share activities every weekday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Simply tune in, and your kids can follow along - no sign-up required! Kids won’t need anything except themselves (and maybe a few simple things from around the house). Don’t forget sunscreen, of course. 

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join the weekly challenge!

Each week, kids will get the chance to learn new skills from Canada’s top athletes - then it’s their turn to show off! Every Tuesday we’ll announce a special weekly challenge for kids to try at home.

Here’s how it works:

  • On Tuesday morning, head to our Instagram to find out what the weekly challenge is.
  • Practice, practice, practice! Once you're ready, parents or caregivers are invited to snap a photo or film a short video of your kids taking part in the activity.
  • Once you have the perfect shot, post it to your Instagram story and tag @ctjumpstart or email it to us at: jumpstartsummercamp@cantire.com
  • We’ll share our favourites on Instagram every Friday!

SPEED WEEK: June 29 - July 3

Whether you’re jumping, running or swimming, this week is chock full of tips and tricks to improve your speed, mobility & agility - all hosted by head camp counsellor and Canadian Paralympic swimmer, Benoit Huot.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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BenoÎt huot

Head Counsellor

20-Time Paralympic Medallist, Swimming

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NEVILLE WRIGHT

3-Time Olympian, Athletics & Bobsleigh


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SOCCER WEEK: July 6-10

Keep ups, throw-ins and penalty kicks, this week will focus on the beautiful game with some help from Jumpstart’s superstar soccer ambassadors.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Maria Papadakis

Head Counsellor

Toronto FC, In-Stadium & Digital Host

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Carl Valentine

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Club Ambassador/Alumnus

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Desiree Scott

2-Time Olympic Bronze Medallist, Soccer

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Liam Fraser

Toronto FC, Midfielder


This week's activities:

BASKETBALL WEEK: July 13-17

Learn all about basketball from some of Canada’s best. This week will include warmups, drills, tricks & techniques to take your skills to the next level.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Jama Mahlalela

Head Counsellor

Head Coach, Raptors 905

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Kayla Alexander

Olympic Hopeful, Basketball

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Patrick Anderson

4-Time Paralympic Medallist, Wheelchair Basketball


This week's activities:

GO FOR GOLD WEEK 1: July 20-24

To celebrate the weeks that should have been the 2020 Summer Games, we’ll have two weeks of all-sports fun hosted by Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Rosie MacLennan

Head Counsellor

2-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, Trampoline

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Alison Levine

Paralympian, Boccia 

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Greg Stewart

Parapan American Games Silver Medallist, Shot Put 

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Michelle Li

2-Time Olympian, Badminton


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GO FOR GOLD WEEK 2: July 27-31

To celebrate the weeks that should have been the 2020 Summer Games, we’ll have two weeks of all-sports fun hosted by Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Stephanie Dixon

Head Counsellor

19-Time Paralympic Medallist, Swimming

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Katarina Roxon

3-Time Paralympian, Swimming

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Kelsey Mitchell

Olympic Hopeful, Track Cycling


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TERRIFIC TEAMS WEEK: August 3-7

There’s no “I” in team. This week we’ll learn about the importance of teamwork, and how to be an awesome and supportive team player.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Jenna Caira

Head Counsellor

3-Time Pan American Games Medallist, Softball

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Ghislaine Landry

Olympic Bronze Medallist, Rugby Sevens

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Heidi Peters

Paralympain, Sitting Volleyball

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Henoc Muamba

Linebacker, 2-time CFL All-Star


This week's activities:

GET MOVING WEEK: August 10-14

You don’t need an organized sport to get moving. Whether you're dancing, doing yoga or practicing your best karate chop, all that matters is that you're having fun.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Adam Douglas 

Head Counsellor

Manager, Sport Performance, Hockey Canada

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Ashleigh Powell

Artistic Faculty, Canada’s National Ballet School

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René Cournoyer 

Olympic Hopeful, Gymnastics

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Skylar Park 

Olympic Hopeful, Tae Kwon Do


This week's activities:

HOCKEY WEEK: August 17-21

In a week dedicated to Canada’s favourite sport, we’ll learn all about Canada’s national sport from some of our hockey heroes.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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Hayley Wickenheiser

Head Counsellor

5-Time Olympic Medallist, Ice Hockey

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Dawson Mercer 

Gold Medallist, 2020 World Junior Championships

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Dominic Cozzolino 

Paralympic Silver Medallist, Para Ice Hockey

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Meaghan Mikkelson

3-Time Olympic Medallist, Ice Hockey


This week's activities:

GET OUTSIDE WEEK: August 24-28

Last - but not least! - we’ll celebrate the end of summer by getting outside and getting active.


Meet your camp counsellors:

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BenoÎt huot

Head Counsellor

20-Time Paralympic Medallist, Swimming

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Amanda Rummery 

Paralympic Hopeful, Para Athletics

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Andrea Nelson 

Paralympic Hopeful, Para Canoe

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Sarah Douglas 

Olympic Hopeful, Sailing


This week's activities:

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