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VAM's Summer Art Camp

4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga ON L5C 2S7, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 2S7

  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs , Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $100 to $410/session
  • Ages:
    6 to 12
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    6 to 16
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    VAM's Summer Art Camp answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1978, Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) is a not-for-profit arts organization focusing on art education, art exhibitions and community engagement. Located in the heart of urban Mississauga in beautiful Riverwood Park. As one of Mississauga’s pillar arts and culture organizations and its premier visual art centre, VAM concentrates its efforts on three areas of excellence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Engagement.

    • Special needs: Not available

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "VAM at Riverwood is a leading provider of visual arts programming for adults, teens and children (6+). VAM’s team of artist instructors offer over 200 courses, workshops, and camps in-house and online. Courses cover all levels and most mediums – acrylic, oil, watercolour, drawing, clay and mixed media.

    VAM’s highly successful ArtReach Schools program delivers quality visual arts workshops to over 85 Peel Region schools. Throughout the year, VAM fundraises for its Creative Children’s Fund which gives deserving children in need a week-long, summer camp experience."

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Classes are led by our experienced art instructors teaching a diverse array of skills and projects in a co-operative environment. Camp support staff include a Summer Camp Coordinator, Program Coordinator, a dedicated Volunteer Team and administrative staff. All camp staff over 18 years of age have up-to-date police checks and a minimum of two staff members at any time hold valid First Aid Certification."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Registration is open and can be completed:

    Online at
    By Telephone 905-277-4313
    In-person at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga ON

    For a more in-depth look at our summer camp details please refer to our seasonal brochure located on our website on pages 59 – 62 or visit our Instagram page @visualartsmississauga for video recaps of last year's summer camp. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] with your query and a staff member will respond promptly."

    COVID-19 Response 

    Starting March 12, VAM has revisited our mask mandate. Face makes will be encouraged but no longer mandatory. We ask for the cooperation of all staff, students and volunteers to respect the choice of others if they choose to wear a mask or not. Visual Arts Mississauga takes the health and safety of our community seriously, sanitization stations will still be available.

    Please continue to monitor your symptoms and use your best judgment when sending your child to camp.

    View recent COVID-19 updates from VAM's Summer Art Camp

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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; VAM's Summer Art Camp currently has 1 program available.

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    Type (Gender)
    Ages: 6 - 12
    Day Camp
    Visual Arts (multi), Arts (multi)
    $350 to $400
    Medieval|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Mixed Media|Painting|Papier-mache|Animals|Architecture|Space|Zoology|STEAM

  • Location & Site Details


    4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga ON L5C 2S7, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


    Is VAM's Summer Art Camp technology free? Technology is used to compliment instructions such as using projectors, speakers for music or screens to view reference images.

    Property Details


    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails
    • Open Field

    More details about property: VAM is a premier visual arts centre and gallery located at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane in central Mississauga. The facility, owned by the City of Mississauga and built exclusively for VAM, is surrounded Riverwood, 150 acres of urban wilderness located off Burnhamthorpe Road West at the Credit River. Designed by architect Brian Brownlie and opened in 2003, the one-story Art Centre features Frank Lloyd Wright inspired architecture utilizing slate and cedar on the exterior and floor to ceiling windows in its studio classrooms. VAM is located in the heart of urban Mississauga in beautiful Riverwood, a 60-hectare (150-acre) property of forest, riverbank and meadow nestled along the banks of the historic Credit River. The property was a local Iroquois hunting ground in the 1400s; housed early farmsteads in the 1800s and became a private country estate in the early 1900s. Riverwood contains one of the largest mosaics of vegetation in the Credit Valley and is home to 46 species of birds and animals. The public MacEwan Terrace Gardens includes aquatic. herb, kitchen, moss and fragrant gardens including the award-winning Enabling Garden located alongside the historic MacEwan Barn. Visual Arts Mississauga, The City of Mississauga, The Riverwood Conservancy and Credit Valley Conservancy are all Riverwood stakeholders and regular meetings are held to ensure communication which is vital to operations. Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood is a magical place where history, nature, beauty and peace blend together to create an enjoyable and lasting creative experience.

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages: Yes
    Throw your kids a party they won’t soon forget! Invite your guests to a private art workshop led by our professional artist instructors in our spacious studio with time to enjoy snacks & cake afterwards. Guests will take home their completed artwork along with a VAM loot bag! Exciting possibilities for ages 5 and up! Choose from sculpture, painting or printmaking. - Sundays from 10:00am to 12:30pm or 1:00pm to 3:30pm - Fridays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm Please contact [email protected] for more information

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What types of programs does VAM's Summer Art Camp offer?
    VAM's Summer Art Camp runs: day camps. Programming specializes in: Visual Arts (multi), Arts (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does VAM's Summer Art Camp start?
    VAM's Summer Art Camp has programs for children aged 6 to 12.

    How much does is cost to attend VAM's Summer Art Camp?
    Fees to attend VAM's Summer Art Camp range from $100 to $410/session.

    Does VAM's Summer Art Camp offer support for children with special needs?
    VAM's Summer Art Camp does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does VAM's Summer Art Camp offer busing?
    No, VAM's Summer Art Camp does not offer transportation.

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