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Canadian Families: all of our camps and programs are now eligible for the Canadian Arts Tax Credit! We provide a receipt, and for each child, you can claim up to $500 per year!
DAY or OVERNIGHT PROGRAM – click here to register
If you have a child who is thinking about overnight camp in the future, but has never tried it before they can come try it out for a night! For $40 plus tax, they can come and stay on Thursday night for campfire (campfire? we LOVE campfire!) and cabin, being picked up when you see the show on Friday. A great way to start your little one in the best traditions of overnight camping!
With one week programs, campers get a full camp experience. Focused arts programs give children an opportunity to explore while having an amazing summer camp. From camp fires to talent nights, this program rocks! While campers can come as day students, we strongly encourage the overnight program. At the end of each week, the children share their work with a gallery and performance for friends and family at 2:30.
Full Week Programs
Lights, Camera, Action!
This is our flagship film workshop, where campers try their hand at filmmaking. This week will be spent exploring film equipment, how to film and making awesome films within a team of new friends. Come Creek up your creativity! You will learn skills in camera operation, editing, directing, story creation and sound. You can see some of the films made by previous camps here.
Everything art! Campers will focus on drawing, painting and sculpture using a broad range of media, including charcoal, graphite, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and clay. Taught by a professional artist, this is a great way to explore the world through art. Campers who have taken art before will be challenged to new heights and beginners will be nurtured along!
Explore the world of 3d! Sculpture and engineering are all part of Architecture – campers will get to explore great buildings around the world, design and build their own, plus build a giant sculpture all together!
Explore the world of percussion with a great instructor, and learn the beats of the best, with hand drums and styles from around the world. You’ll also make your own music and instruments for the end of week performance!
Come join us for the week and ANIMATE! Learn how to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. Campers will explore stop motion and claymation techniques and create some cool video animation. You can see some of our previous animations here.
Welcome to the Creek’s comic art workshop! Explore from Manga to Marvel and make your own characters, stories and zines! Whether you are an old hand or just starting, we’ll get you to the next level of great graphics, leading to a ross creek Comic Con at the end of the week!
Street art is a huge movement around the world, and Positive Graffiti can be amazing! Learn the history of street art from the Ancients to Banksy, create your own tag, and make some wicked public art at Ross Creek!
Get in the Act
A great theatre experience for campers who love to explore the world of imagination. Through improvisation, and rehearsals, you’ll create a story with your friends and perform it using the skills you learn in this fabulous and fun-filled acting camp, taught by our own Ken Schwartz, award-winning director at Two Planks and beyond!
The world is filled with stories, and you’ll learn to make those stories into something amazing in fiction, poetry and drama! Working with a professional writer, you’ll explore what makes stories and characters work, and you can bring your own ideas or get some inspiration from each other and from myths and legends to create incredible works of your own. You’ll also work with the acting program to create some thrilling theatre!
Calling all future graphic designers! This is a great program that takes you into the coolest design in products, graphics and more, including the world of printmaking. See design in history, and learn how to make your own mark through illustration and art. You’ll get to create real world projects for events and groups, making some cool silk-screen and see how your design can make a difference!
Fashion and Flare
Explore the world of high art fashion around the world while creating your own unique style, helped by a field trip to frenchy’s and a silk-screening session. You’ll come home with great projects, including jewelry and know-how to turn trash into triumph on the runway! End of session includes a show of work created!
An amazing program for kids who love everything about theatre – the singing, dancing and acting, and who want to explore more of it! Working with professional performers, the campers will have a chance to hit the high notes and the dramatic turns ending with a cool performance at the end of the session.
July 31 – August 12 – Teen Academies Ages 14-18
An incredible two-week program that gives teens a chance to really develop their skills in their chosen program under mentors who are established professional artists in their fields, and brings them together for incredible collaborations with all the academy students. A unique and wonderful program that develops skill and creativity in an incredible atmosphere!
Dance Summer Dance Ages 11-18
Our premiere dance program, with instructors from across North America, including the National Ballet School of Canada. A supportive and non competitive atmosphere with challenging training and great recreation time make this a phenomenal program ideal for both the serious and recreational dancer – taking everyone to their next level.
Dance Teaching Assist Certificate Program – Ages 11-18
Accompanying Dance Summer Dance is this program which gives new skills to those young people who are working with their dance schools to teach younger kids in both ballet and contemporary. Students get to take dance classes, and also get special instruction on how to be a great dance assistant and great mentor!
Enrolment limited to 20 students per camp.
Single Day Program: $65
Overnight Single Day: $105
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $295 per week
Week-long Overnight Student Camp Tuition: $525 per week
Materials fee $60 for week-long camp
Lunches are included for day students
Bus Transport: $15 per day or $60 per week
HST and a capital improvement fee is added to all of the above.
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
15% off camp fees if paid by Nov 10
10% if paid by Dec 10 or
5% if paid by JAN 15 AND
5% off if you bring a friend
5% member & CF families
(maximum combined discounts, 25%)
BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
We are pleased to offer full and half bursaries and scholarships for students who need financial aid. Bursary applications require letters of reference, so please apply early. Bursary decisions are made by a committee and are based on need and merit. We regret that we cannot give full bursaries to all students, but are delighted that we are able to fund a full 10 % of all students through the generosity of corporations, businesses, individuals and some schools. Bursary applications for SummerArts are available by clicking here. The deadline for submissions annually is February 1. They can be faxed or mailed to us with that date as the postmark.