Frequently Asked Questions

True North Sports Camps originally started as North Toronto Baseball Camp in 2007. Since then, the camp has grown to over 750 annual campers and has expanded to include basketball, football, soccer and multi-sport clinics and camps!

Our Executive Director is Courtney Berger. We also have a Director of Operations (Blake Koester), Director of Programming (Jonathan Isaac) and Director of Administration (Julia Garisto). For more information, please visit our staff page.

You should choose True North Sports Camps for 3 main reasons:

  1. Staff – Our staff are handpicked through a rigorous application process, including a practical assessment where candidates are tasked with running clinics alongside Camp Directors.
  2. Programming – Our exceptional programming is developed by a combination of university level coaches and elementary and high-school teachers. We implement the latest drills, exercises, and games for each specific sport, creating daily schedules which are designed to keep campers active and having fun!
  3. Parent Experience – From initial inquiries to emergency situations, our leadership team responds rapidly and thoroughly via phone and email to all of your questions and concerns.

For more information about our fees, please click here.

To register online, please click here. If you are having any trouble, feel free to email us anytime at info@truenorthcamps.com or call us at (416) 619-1224.

To find out what to bring to each camp, please visit the camp pages on our website. Before each clinic starts, we will send out a Welcome Letter with information about what to bring!

Yes we do! Please email us at info@truenorthcamps.com and describe the item(s) you are missing.

Yes. Each camper must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut-free camp!

Yes. Please ensure that all lunches and snacks do not contain any nuts.

We have developed a unique hiring process to ensure that we select the best possible candidate for every available position, which includes a practical assessment where coaches are tasked with running clinics alongside Camp Directors.

Yes! We love to post on our social media accounts and share photos. Follow us on Twitter (@truenorthcamps), Instagram (@truenorthcamps), and Facebook (facebook.com/truenorthcamps).

Absolutely! Campers take at least two water and snack breaks each day. In addition, we take an hour lunch break around noon. Our staff are very focused on ensuring that all campers stay hydrated and spend an appropriate amount of "cool-down" time in the shade. On especially hot days, campers will take additional water breaks and we might move some of programming indoors, or bring out the slip-n-slide to cool off!

Participants are divided into groups based on age and skill level. These groups help make the activities more fun, competitive and safe for everyone. Generally, groups are made up of approximately 6-8 players, however, the size of the groups vary depending on the activities taking place!

We work hard to accommodate all group requests! On our registration form, parents are able to request that their children are placed in the same group as friends, teammates and/or siblings.

While these requests are almost always manageable, there are times when differences in age and skill level prevent players from being placed in the same group. However, our directors will let a parent know if this is the case and will explain the reasoning behind their decision.

Yes. For information regarding our private lessons, please visit our Team Lessons page.

Yes! We excel at organizing and executing sports-themed birthday parties! Want us to turn your special day into the World Series or the Superbowl? Contact us at info@truenorthcamps.com to discuss further.

True North Sports Camps strives to be an active member of the community. We make a keen effort to cultivate relationships with organizations that share our values! In past years, we have developed partnerships with the Jays Care Foundation, Etobicoke Children’s Centre and run other grass roots programs including equipment and clothing drives. If you have an idea for a new charitable initiative, we'd love to hear from you! Contact us anytime at info@truenorthcamps.com.

True North Sports Camps originally started as North Toronto Baseball Camp in 2007. Today, NTBC continues to maintain its own brand, and is the baseball program operated by True North Sports Camps. It’s still the same great program at the same great location with many of the same staff!

Equipment

Campers should bring the following equipment: baseball glove, a protective athletic cup (recommended), running shoes or cleats (plastic spikes only), sunscreen and a hat. Campers should wear athletic clothing. While baseball pants are not required, athletic pants may be a good idea for sliding. As well, campers are allowed to bring other personal equipment, including bats and helmets. Remember to label all personal items!

Lunch

Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut-free camp!

We will provide all bats, helmets and other equipment. Campers only need to bring their own baseball glove, athletic clothing, sunscreen and hat.

Baseball cleats (plastic spikes only) are optional for our outdoor programs (summer camps and clinics starting in September or May). Some campers find it more comfortable to wear running shoes.

We use hardballs, "soft" baseballs, wiffle baseballs and tennis balls among others! The type of ball used is dependent on the activity and campers' age/skill level. "Soft" baseballs are the same size and weight of a hardball, although they are much softer with a nylon cover.

We definitely believe so! Our camp was founded on the principles of providing high quality baseball instruction in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all skill levels.

Campers are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Our coaches are given the flexibility to alter the activities to suit the needs of their group. As well, our coaches are trained to adapt their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of their players.

Our directors and head staff put significant thought into the camp and clinic programming to ensure that both beginners and expert baseball players alike will have an amazing experience.

Equipment

Campers should bring the following equipment: running shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt, jersey, or singlet. As well, campers are allowed to bring other personal equipment, including basketballs, headbands and towels. Remember to label all personal items!

Lunch

Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut-free camp!

We will provide all basketballs, nets and other equipment. Campers only need to bring athletic clothing and shoes.

Basketball shoes are optional. Campers can feel free to wear any running shoes or cross-trainers with proper ankle support.

We definitely believe so! Our camp was founded on the principles of providing high quality basketball instruction in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all skill levels.

Campers are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Our coaches are given the flexibility to alter the activities to suit the needs of their group. As well, our coaches are trained to adapt their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of their players.

Our directors and head staff put significant thought into camp and clinic programming to ensure that both beginners and expert basketball players alike will have an amazing experience.

Equipment

Campers should bring the following equipment: running shoes or cleats (plastic spikes only), sunscreen and a hat. Campers should wear athletic clothing including shorts and a t-shirt. As well, campers are allowed to bring other personal equipment, including footballs, gloves and jerseys. Remember to label all personal items!

Lunch

Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut free camp!

We will provide all footballs, flags, jerseys and other equipment. Campers only need to bring athletic clothing and shoes, sunscreen and a hat.

Football cleats (plastic spikes only) are optional for our outdoor programs (summer camp and clinics starting in September or May). Some campers find it more comfortable to wear running shoes.

We definitely believe so! Our camp was founded on the principles of providing high quality football instruction in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all skill levels.

Campers are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Our coaches are given the flexibility to alter the activities to suit the needs of their group. As well, our coaches are trained to adapt their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of their players.

Our directors and head staff put significant thought into camp and clinic programming to ensure that both beginners and expert football players alike will have an amazing experience.

Equipment

Campers should bring the following equipment: athletic shoes (soccer cleats are allowed but not necessary), shorts, sunscreen and a hat. As well, campers are allowed to bring other personal equipment, including sweatbands and towels. Remember to label all personal items!

Lunch

Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut-free camp!

We will provide all soccer balls, nets and other equipment that is necessary for drills and games. Campers only need to bring appropriate athletic clothing, sunscreen and a hat.

Soccer cleats (plastic spikes only) are optional for our outdoor programs (summer camp and clinics starting in September or May). Make sure to bring running shoes as well!

We definitely believe so! Our camp was founded on the principles of providing high quality soccer instruction in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all skill levels.

Campers are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Our coaches are given the flexibility to alter the activities to suit the needs of their group. As well, our coaches are trained to adapt their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of their players.

Our directors and head staff put significant thought into camp and clinic programming to ensure that everyone will have an amazing experience.

Equipment

Campers should bring the following equipment: running shoes, shorts, sunscreen and a hat. As well, campers are allowed to bring other personal equipment, including sweatbands, towels and gloves. Remember to label all personal items!

Lunch

Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle. We will provide coolers of water throughout the day. Please note that we are a nut-free camp!

We will provide all equipment necessary for drills and games. Campers only need to bring appropriate athletic clothing, sunscreen and a hat.

Baseball, soccer or football cleats (plastic spikes only) are optional for our outdoor programs (summer camp and clinics starting in September or May). Make sure to bring running shoes as well!

We definitely believe so! Our camp was founded on the principles of providing high quality instruction in a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all skill levels.

Campers are divided into groups based on age and skill level. Our coaches are given the flexibility to alter the activities to suit the needs of their group. As well, our coaches are trained to adapt their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of their players.

Our directors and head staff put significant thought into camp and clinic programming to ensure that everyone will have an amazing experience.