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Arts camps

Find camps that specialize in the arts below

Does your child enjoy drama, acting, fashion, music, dance, game design or other types of performing arts? An arts camp may be the perfect solution!

What are arts camps?

Arts camps give your son or daughter the freedom to discover and nurture their interests with a range of artistic endeavors. Many facilities provide an extremely integrated approach to their programs to fully immerse campers in an imaginative environment that will inspire and develop their creative passions.

Why attend an arts camp?

Children of all ages can benefit from time spent at this type of camp whether they have a specific area of interest or want to try something new in another area of the arts. Day or overnight camp, your child will gain important life skills while thriving in a highly artistic atmosphere.

Find the right arts camp

To narrow down the search for the right arts camp for your child, begin by deciding what’s most important – location, cost, programs, special needs, etc. – and take those factors into consideration as you filter through your list of camps. Visit the camp’s website for an information kit or FAQ section and don’t be afraid to contact camps directly with specific questions about their regulations, staff qualifications, schedules and any other concerns.

Some additional questions you may want to consider, depending on the type of arts camp, include:

  • Will my child be doing their chosen activity the entire time or will they alternate between activities?
  • Does my child need experience in the arts to attend? If so, how much experience?
  • Are campers grouped by age, arts skill or integrated?
  • What is the ratio of consellors to campers?
  • What are the qualifications of the counsellors?
  • If professionals visit the camp, how often do they visit and stay to interact with the campers?

Camps that specialize in arts

Arts camps are camps that put the arts first. Whether overnight or day camp, they all provide a unique opportunity for children to be immersed within an imaginative environment, to learn from skilled mentors, and to spend time with peers who share their passion. 

Camps offering arts as an activity

The arts, of course, are an important part of traditional overnight and day camps. While the arts may not provide the sole focus, traditional camps allow campers to experience everything from pottery, to photography, to circus performance.    

Start your search for art camps with those listed below or to find more specific camps check out the following:

Drama and Acting camps
Dance camps
  Fashion camps
Game design camps
  Music camps
Performing arts camps

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List of arts camps and programs

Camps that specialize in arts
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  • GTA Photography Classes : Camps
    Premier Photo/Film Camp for kids & teens (6-18). Campers learn key technical principles in small class sizes & apply their new skills on daily outings. Learn a life-long skill. Make new friends. Have a blast doing it

    Ottawa; South Annex, Toronto; Illinois; Alexandra Park, Toronto

    Visual arts: Photo/Video
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $345/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 345 6-18 0 Ottawa, South Annex, Toronto, Illinois, Alexandra Park, Toronto
    Art Gallery of Ontario Art Camps
    Summer camp with a creative and innovative arts-based program including drawing, painting and so much more.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $265/group
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 265 6-13 1 Downtown West, Toronto
    Little Feet Little Faces Pre School of the Arts
    Toronto day camp featuring theatre, visual arts, music, dance, French language, ESL, math and science, led by ECE-trained counsellors.

    Yorkville, Toronto

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 5
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $35/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 35 2.5-5 2 Yorkville, Toronto
    Centauri Summer Arts Camp
    A sleepover camp with a focus on arts including film, acting, creative writing, dance and music, along with sports and other activities.

    Southern Niagara Region

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $995/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 995 9-18 3 Southern Niagara Region
    Great Big Theatre Company
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Ontario (8)

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $93/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 93 3-14 4 Mississauga, Bayview Village, Toronto, Oakville, Cambridge, Hamilton, Vaughan, Burlington, Waterloo, Richmond Hill
    Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts
    Performing over 50 Broadway Musical Productions starring young people each year, Bravo Academy is Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School! Offering voice, piano, guitar, violin and music theatre classes!

    Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 1 to 21
    • Coed
    • Program
    Cost Varies
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 0 1-21 5 Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    Taylor Dance Centre
    TDC has been home to young & talented dancers for over 35 years. This Family owned and operated Dance Studio and Competitive Company is proud to offer professional dance training to dancers of all ages.

    Bendale, Toronto; Ajax

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $12/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 12 1-18 6 Bendale, Toronto, Ajax
    Toronto School of Art
    TSA offers art courses in winter, fall and spring and summer art camps. Young artists ages 11-17 are taught by skilled instructors who foster creativity & artistic expression in a supportive hands-on studio environment.

    Brockton, Toronto

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 11 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $320/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 320 11-17 7 Brockton, Toronto
    Oakville Galleries
    Taught by qualified art instructors at our lakeside studios in Gairloch Gardens, Oakville Galleries' art programs encourage children to explore the furthest reaches of their imaginations and maximize their creativity.

    Oakville

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $38/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 38 6-14 8 Oakville
    Young People's Theatre/YPT
    This theatre arts (drama and acting) camp also teaches creative writing, with year-round programs in North York, Etobicoke, East Toronto & Downtown.

    Don Valley Village, Toronto; Long Branch, Toronto; St Lawrence, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 195 4-18 9 Don Valley Village, Toronto, Long Branch, Toronto, St Lawrence, Toronto
    Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
    Dance, music, theatre, and play writing are all on the bill at our camps for kids who are striving to be a Triple Threat and love performing and having fun!

    South Annex, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $299/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 299 6-17 10 South Annex, Toronto
    CMU College Makeup Camps
    CMU Makeup Camps are one week intensive workshops for teenagers ages 13 to 18 years old who are inspired by fashion’s latest designs and trends, or the world of spfx in film and television.

    St Lawrence, Toronto

    Art : Makeup Artistry
    • Ages 14 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $500/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 500 14-18 11 St Lawrence, Toronto
    Neighbour Note Day Camps
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 20 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; Mimico, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 175 5-16 12 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Mimico, Toronto
    The Second City Training Centre
    Come play improv games and write sketch comedy! Learn to think on your feet, meet new friends and have fun!This will be the best summer ever!

    Downtown West, Toronto; Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $240/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 240 7-18 13 Downtown West, Toronto
    Heroheads
    A superhero physical skills development camp for kids 4-9 including, 12 kinds of balls, paint archery bows, a balance beam, target tarps, a climbing wall, crawling nets, a ladder and daily obstacle courses.

    Alberta (2); British Columbia (4)

    Arts: Fantasy/superhero
    • Ages 4 to 9
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $179/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 179 4-9 14 Calgary, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, Don Mills, Toronto
    No Strings Theatre
    A multi-faceted theatre arts day camp ideal for youths aged 12-21. Programs include dance, music, theatre arts, acting, vocal training,and collaborative theatre-making experience.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 11 to 21
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 11-21 15 Downtown West, Toronto
    Silhouette Dance Studios
    Dance classes and camps for kids and adults of all ages: Hip Hop, Acro (acrobatics), Jazz, Ballroom, Salsa, Latin, Ballet, Break Dancing... located near York University in Toronto.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $45/month
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 45 3-16 16 Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto
    Royal Conservatory School
    "Learn more than an instrument" this March Break and Summer!

    South Annex, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $325/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 325 7-14 17 South Annex, Toronto
    Toronto School of Circus Arts
    Exciting March break and summer camps that foster creative expression and individuality. One of a kind apparatus create a unique environment for children to gain confidence, explore new situations and make friends.

    Downsview, Toronto

    Art : Circus
    • Ages 5 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 240 5-15 18 Downsview, Toronto
    Ryerson Theatre School Summer Camp
    A theatre day camp that introduces and educates children and teenagers on the joys of performing. Develop self-confidence and social skills while exploring the world of the stage. Come PLAY with us!!

    Downtown East, Toronto

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 250 4-18 19 Downtown East, Toronto
    YMM Art Space
    A professional children's art studio for young artists to explore the beauty of art through weekly lesson and camp. Children can release creativity & imagination through all kinds of materials, techniques, and art forms.

    Markham

    Art : Visual arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $298/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 298 4-16 20 Markham
    Studio PAVAS
    Arts day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Mississauga

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day Camp
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 275 3-14 21 Mississauga
    Home Chef School Cooking Camps
    We offer a fun environment, under the supervision of our Professional Chef Instructors, that encourages children and teens to develop their own personal style while learning techniques and skills that will serve them well in life.

    Mississauga

    Art : Cooking
    • Ages 8 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $55/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 55 8-15 22 Mississauga
    Stratford Festival
    A drama camp put on by the world-renowned theatre in a picturesque small town Ontario setting. Features creative writing and dance also.

    Stratford

    Art : Theatre Arts
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $1,100/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 1100 13-18 23 Stratford
    Guitar Workshop Plus
    The ultimate experience in music education! Locations in Ontario, BC, California, and Tennessee offering day and overnight music and performance programs.

    Vancouver; California; Tennessee; Parkdale, Toronto

    Music (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 80
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $500/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 500 10-80 24 Vancouver, California, Tennessee, Parkdale, Toronto
    Conservatory of Dance and Music
    We offer a variety of summer camps an year round classes for boys and girls ages 3+. Ballet, jazz, hip hop, acro and more. Our preschool programs are perfect for your little one. Music private lessons also available.

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Dance (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $60/month
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 60 3-16 25 Willowdale, Toronto
    Camps offering arts as an activity
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  • The Cube Game Design And Technology School
    A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 19
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $75/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 75 9-19 0 The Beach, Toronto
    Innovation Camp Thinnox
    Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

    Mississauga; Mississauga

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 250 6-18 1 Mississauga
    Camp Muskoka
    Boost your camper's self-confidence in a fun, safe & supportive community. Great staff, delicious food, comfy modern lodging and a variety of over 50 activities to choose from!

    Bracebridge

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $895/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 895 6-16 2 Bracebridge
    Kandalore
    Kandalore is the finest traditional summer camp in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities.

    Minden

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,340/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2340 6-16 3 Minden
    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps
    Toronto Athletic Camps (TAC Sports) offers unique sports, art, martial arts and robotics programs specializing in building self-confidence and skills through our 5 Star Program! Co-ed. Year-round programs across the GTA.

    Thornhill; Mississauga; Lawrence Park, Toronto; Markham

    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day Camp
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 200 4-16 4 Thornhill, Mississauga, Lawrence Park, Toronto, Markham
    Camp Mini-Yo-We
    Camp Mini-Yo-We is a traditional, Christian overnight camp offering amazing activities, innovative programs, dedicated staff and a safe place for campers to stretch and grow.

    Huntsville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $620/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 620 5-18 5 Huntsville
    STEAM Project Summer Camp
    Science and Technology programs that fosters the skills for innovation and design. Hands-on activities include building, electronics, coding, 3D printing and more.

    Richmond Hill

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $300/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 300 6-14 6 Richmond Hill
    Living Arts Centre Camp Programs
    March break, Winter break and Summer camps, ideal for GTA families looking for children's camps; single day or week-long programs available throughout the year, with music, arts, dance and more!

    Mississauga

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $215/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 215 6-17 7 Mississauga
    STEAMlabs
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 15 7-17 8 Downtown West, Toronto
    1-UP Summer Programs at Ernescliff College
    Leadership camps for high school boys focused on character formation, service, and friendship.

    Quebec City; South Annex, Toronto; Bancroft

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 13 to 18
    • Boys
    • Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Boys 150 13-18 9 Quebec City, South Annex, Toronto, Bancroft
    Camp Can-Aqua
    An overnight summer camp experience where future leaders come to thrive. 160 acres and a private lake are simply the starting point to this amazing camp experience. With 170 campers per session, no child goes unnoticed!

    Northern Kawartha Lakes

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $835/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 835 6-16 10 Northern Kawartha Lakes
    Explore Center
    A traditional summer camp with physical activity in an indoor playground and creativity in art classes.

    Richmond Hill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 8
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $110/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 110 4-8 11 Richmond Hill
    Wilvaken
    Bilingual (Fr/En), traditional summer camp offering water and land sports, such as sailing, water-skiing, archery, horseback riding, and hiking/canoeing out trips. Spend the summer with campers from around the world!

    Magog

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 15
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,075/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2075 6-15 12 Magog
    Mastering Minds
    We aim to help the young leaders of our generation conquer their dreams. We achieve this goal by guiding our youth through mastering a healthy lifestyle, excelling in social skills, and exploring their utmost potential.

    Richmond Hill; Richmond Hill; Vaughan

    Education: Leadership
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 350 5-12 13 Richmond Hill, Vaughan
    Camp Kodiak
    An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a social skills program, academic program and 50+ activities.

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $4,475/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 4475 6-18 14 Parry Sound
    French International Language Camps
    English students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons.

    International

    Education: Language Studies
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $2,200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 2200 7-17 15 International
    Camp Wanapitei
    Overnight wilderness canoe-tripping camp based in Northern Ontario, paddling Ontario, Quebec and the Territories. A strong tripping program is complemented by caring staff, community focus and a diverse in-camp program.

    Temagami

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $725/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 725 7-18 16 Temagami
    Mayfair Clubs
    Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of camps at all four of our locations. With arts and crafts, karate, tennis, squash and much more, our camps offer something that all kids will enjoy!

    Markham; Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Markham

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $70/day
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 70 2-16 17 Markham, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Leslieville, Toronto
    Camp Mère Clarac
    Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent site of 115 acres of land with unique and safe facilities, making it one of the most beautiful camp sites in Quebec.

    Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $444/week
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 444 4-16 18 Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm
    Oxford Learning High Park
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Brain Camps explore creative themes through engaging activities and field trips. Tutoring takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 300 4-10 19 Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Science Timmins
    Founded in 1969, Science Timmins Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization run by volunteers and governed by a community-based Board of Directors.

    Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $20/day
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 20 2-17 20 Timmins Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    YMCA Cedar Glen
    Give your child an experience they will never forget! YMCA Cedar Glen is an outdoor day camp just north of Toronto in King Township. Located on 263 acres, all programs are supervised by highly trained YMCA staff.

    King

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $210/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 210 4-16 21 King
    Magical Horses Summer Camp for Kids & Teens
    A small low ratio horse camp, set on a farm in the Ottawa Valley that will nurture your child’s interests. With a natural and holistic approach we can be flexible to your child’s special requirements and personality.

    Eganville

    Sport: Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    • Ages 9 to 14
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $990/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 990 9-14 22 Eganville
    Active Challenge
    Focusing on self esteem and healthy lifestyle, this camp features hikes, water adventure and more. Combines education, activity and personal growth and development.

    Renfrew

    Health & Fitness: Weight Loss Program
    • Ages 12 to 25
    • Girls
    • Overnight Camp
    from $3,675/month
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Girls 3675 12-25 23 Renfrew

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