Cartooning camps

Find cartooning camps for kids and teens listed below.

Cartooning camps are for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to high schoolers. These camps allow your child to develop and cultivate essential skills in an exciting art form. They also offer a fun and engaging creative outlet. Read more

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Camps and programs below offer a variety of activities that includes cartooning.
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1903-180Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMBudding Genius - Central MississaugaWe're the coolest, most innovative kid program! more than 20 activities: Robotics (AI, Binary code..) Math tutoring, Lego, Harry Potter camps, Technical drawing for engineers,coding, website design, animation(in En & Fr) Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $20/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed202-171East York, Toronto, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Canadian Contemporary School of ArtA contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! East York, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Intended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 85
  • Coed
  • from $20/program
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed205-852Markham, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Create with KirshyIntended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

LOLART SCHOOL   

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Henry Farm, Toronto; Agincourt, Toronto; Online

  • Visual arts: Arts & Crafts
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

LOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Art classes and camp at 6 Locations in GTA. Creativity is taught and learned here and we share the joy of greater advancement! Read more...

  • Ages 3.5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $25/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed253.5-183Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Henry Farm, Toronto, Ontario, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Visual arts: Arts & CraftsLOLART SCHOOLLOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Art classes and camp at 6 Locations in GTA. Creativity is taught and learned here and we share the joy of greater advancement! Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Henry Farm, Toronto, Ontario, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Program

Virtual group programs, master classes and private lessons on Music, Art, Cooking, Finance and more taught by industry professionals and celebrities. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed24010-254Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)eProgramsVirtual group programs, master classes and private lessons on Music, Art, Cooking, Finance and more taught by industry professionals and celebrities. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Centauri Summer Arts Camp   

Southern Niagara Region; Swansea, Toronto; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program

Centauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program openCamp Coed08-185Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)Centauri Summer Arts CampCentauri is an overnight camp and a year round academy with a unique focus on the arts ! Choose from 40 specialist programs include Acting, Film, Music, Creative Writing, Dance, Art, Digital Arts and more. Southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Swansea, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $90/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed905-156Vaughan, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and ProgramsThe McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Cube STEM Camps   

The Beach, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $300/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed, Girls3007-177The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)The Cube STEM CampsA 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, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed, Girls
  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1508-188Virtual Program, Quebec, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Virtual Program, Quebec, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Zebra Robotics   

Mississauga; Milton; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed307-179Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Zebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Cartooning camps near you

As cartooning increases in popularity, the list of cartooning camps is growing across the country. Below, find your city and options close to you.

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More than just summer camp

For those deeply interested in cartooning, there are other ways to learn and develop this skill, beyond summer camp, which may dominate the list above. Programs run year round and overnight camps offer some deep immersion in this art form. Use our site to find different options below.

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Other camps you might look at

Cartooning is one among a rapidly growing list of arts-focused camps. If your child is interested in cartooning, you might also look into the following.

Animation camps: Offer curriculum and teaching in specialized animation programs, software, techniques, and topics.

Visual arts camps: Focus on the fine arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and fashion.

Graphic design camps and programs: teach kids basics in real-world design and presentation including design for logos, flyers, and more.

Writing and journalism camps: teach and develop various writing skills, for both fiction and non-fiction, such as grammar, punctuation, clarity, creativity, stylistics, and engagement.

Video game design camps: Kids learn different types of design and function, creation of 3-D characters, lighting, sound effects, and programming with the best tools and technologies available today.

Skills learned at cartooning camps

Cartooning camps enable kids to acquire critical knowledge and skills. This can be useful during childhood, the teen years, and throughout one’s life. It can also open up interesting career opportunities. 

Here are some skills and knowledge your child may acquire at a cartooning camp:

  • Drawing fundamentals such as perspective, linework, and colouring techniques
  • Caricature
  • Character and design
  • Visual storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Pencilling
  • Cartooning media

Depending on the level and focus of the camp, your child may also learn some other important stuff: 

  • Digital animation
  • Writing basics
  • Comic book writing
  • Inking with a brush
  • Thumbnailing layouts
  • The history of cartooning
  • Visual storytelling in cinema

Benefits of cartooning camps

As mentioned, cartooning camps help kids acquire pivotal knowledge and skills. This can inspire your child, open up creative outlets, and shape their educational and personal development.

Beyond these, there are numerous other potential perks of these camps. They include:

Possible career trajectories of cartooning camps

Most cartooning camps have an eye to the present and future. They provide kids with flexible learning options to pursue current interests. But they also often give them specific pathways to pursue educational opportunities.

Many cartooning camps also open the door to potential career paths. Here is a list of possibilities provided by Raise Me - Careers:

Common careers for cartoonists

  • Book illustrator
  • Caricature artist
  • Comic book artist
  • Comic illustrator
  • Editorial cartoonist
  • Illustrator
  • Political cartoonist
  • Sketch artist
  • Tattoo artist

Less common careers for cartoonists

  • Fashion illustrator
  • Medical and science illustrator
  • Video artist
  • Multimedia artist and animator
  • Digital animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Creative director
  • Industrial designer
  • Videographer
  • Video game designer
  • Concept artist
  • VFX artist

Choosing the right cartooning camp for your child

What’s the best way to choose the right cartooning camp for your child? First, think more seriously about them: their age, experience, interests, and goals. 

  • Is your child aiming to just learn the basics of cartooning? Or are they looking to take an important step towards a career in this field? 
  • Do they want to focus on a specific area of cartooning, such as comic book illustration? Or are they looking to acquire a more general background?

Then, of course, you should look closely at the camps themselves. Talk to directors and staff, and visit camps whenever possible. Learn as much as you can about each camp to gauge whether it’s the right fit for your child.

Here are some key questions to get you started:

  • What courses/programs do you offer?
  • What level (e.g., introductory, intermediate, advanced) are they at?
  • What exactly do they cover?
  • What’s your teaching/instructional approach?
  • Do children work more independently or collaboratively?
  • What skills can I expect my child to come away with?
  • What qualifications do the instructors have?
  • What facilities and equipment do you use?

You may then need to delve deeper. For instance, if it’s a camp focusing on visual storytelling, you may ask the following questions:

  • How do you teach visual storytelling?
  • Is there a specific approach you use?
  • Does my child need any specific background in this area?
  • How might this skill help my child?
  • What careers might this skill provide the basis for?

For further guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, check out the following resources:

Looking to do more research?

Camp might seem like an easy decision, but it’s not. There are many types of camps—in fact, there are many types of cartooning camps! It’s best to get a sense of the landscape before you make your decision. A great place to start is the Our Kids camp expo, held each winter in Toronto. You’ll find many camps there, including cartooning camps, and you can speak with directors, staff, and campers. We also offer valuable information sessions at the expo.

Finally, to learn more about cartooning, check out the following sources:

CoolCartooning.com: What is cartooning?
Norman Rockwell Museum: Cartooning
Making Comics: Introduction to cartooning



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