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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
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.
July 2 Paint the world 2014SA1215_1-1A
Sleek Batik 2014SA1215_1-1C
July 3 Tell Me a Story 2014SA1215_1-2A
Drum Explosion 2014SA1215_1-2B
Museum Mayhem 2014SA1215_1-2C
July 4 Sculpting Studio 2014SA1215_1-3A
Jewellery Jamboree 2014SA1215_1-3B
Build a book 2014SA1215_1-3C
July 6 - 11 Digital Photo Studio 2014SA1215_2-1
Urban Art Project 2014SA1215_2-3
July 14 - 19 Frame To Fame 2014SA1215_3-1
Actor's Studio 2014SA1215_3-2
Lights, Camera, Action 2014SA1215_3-3
July 21 - 25 Fashion House 2014SA1215_4-2
Young Architect 2014SA1215_4-2
Young Designer 2014SA1215_4-3
July 27-August 1 Ballet Bootcamp 2012SA1117-1A
Artist Studio 2012SA1117-1B
Glee Club 2012SA1117-1C
Get in the Act - Theatre 2012SA1117-1D
Bboy Boot Camp 2012SA1117-1E
ONE DAY SESSIONS
Single day Camps
Paint the world
Come join us for the day and paint your heart out! We’ll spend the day outside (or looking outside, if the weather is against us), helping you explore different ways of expressing what you see through paint. What a gorgeous way to spend a day!
Kick it old style! What do you love? An idea, a band, a movie? Learn how to create your own mini magazine – explore ideas of graphic design and what to include to make it interesting – if you know someone who is a true fan, this is a great present – the skies the only limit on your imagination.
This incredible Asian dying technique uses hot wax and fabric paint to make incredible fashion. Make your own project and learn this centuries-old technique while adapting it to your own style.
Learn how to beat the rhythm of drum, build your own percussion instrument, then how to put the pieces together to create incredible rhythm and sound. Using our sound sculptures along with the made and professional instruments, create a soundtrack for your day at Ross Creek!
Tell Me a Story
This is the year of the short story! This one day writing workshop gives you the tools you need to tell an incredible story, and work on the kind of short fiction that just won Canada the Nobel Prize in Literature!
We have a fabulous exhibit in the Centre this summer, taking found objects and making them into museum exhibits – quirky, creepy and fun! You’ll take your inspiration from the gallery and get to raid our treasure troves for found objects to make into your own cabinet of curiosities!
Build a Book
Make your own books – sketch book, journal, gift for a friend – with awesome binding techniques and beautiful papers inside. We’ll show you how to create cool covers and then it’s up to you to fill it with your creations!
Work in the third dimension! Get your hands dirty while learning the tricks you will need to go from a hunk of mud to something spectacular! Learn to take your art off the page and into the world in this one day workshop in clay sculpture!
Jewellery Jamboree (ages 10-15)
You all love the designs you see and wish you knew how to make them for your favourite bracelets, earrings and more? Wish no more – you’ll go home with fabulous creations to keep or to pass on to someone you care about!
Full Week Programs
Urban Art Project!
Explore the dramatic, joyous and completely contemporary form of urban art. You’ll explore the concept of art in public space and find out about some of the most famous artists in the world. You’ll get to create your own “Positive Graffiti” and learn where this art comes from. This week is going to be explosively cool!
Digital Photo Studio
Bring your own camera and learn how to use it properly to take the best photos imaginable! Aspiring photographers learn the fundamental principles of photography, develop their creative vision and refine their own personal artistic style, learning to compose and edit.
HipHop (ages 10-15)
Get your swagger on! Hip hop culture is possibly the most influential artist movement in the world. From popping and locking to dance hall to break dancing, campers experience urban culture through the arts under the guidance of our skilled dance teachers.
Lights! Camera! Action!
Jump behind the lens of a camera and make stories and characters come alive! This camp is perfect for anyone that has a love of movies. Students will learn to create, write, plan and storyboard their own films. All roles of a film crew, including acting, will be filled by the class so that all students can experience all aspects of film production, in front and behind the camera. The hands on experience will allow students to go home and create movies of their own! Bring your imagination and story ideas, and get ready to make a movie! Popcorn premiere at the end of the week for family and friends.
The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre proudly bring you Actor’s Studio! Become the actor you know you can be. Explore improv, develop a short script, learn to use your voice and perform for family and friends at the end of the week using all your new skills! Take what you learn to your school or home to keep making your own theatre!
Frame to Fame (ages 10-15)
This is one of the coolest art forms around. In this one week session, you’ll develop a story and characters, design and make props and backgrounds, and learn to shoot, create sound and edit! We’ll explore paper cut outs, clay and lego possibilities. End of week screening for family and friends.
Young Designer (ages 10-15)
Learn how professional graphic artists make great designs and create fine art. This course gives you the opportunity to learn the basics and principles of professional art, including line, shape, form, color, proportion, balance, harmony and more. Use professional art techniques to bringing your creation to life. You’ll get to work on fantasy products and real world projects and see your work on posters, or on the web!
Young Architect (ages 10-15)
Ross Creek is expanding! Not only are we developing a new facility on site, but we are exploring the great buildings of the world! Now is your chance to explore the incredible art of architecture. Modelling, engineering, and design are all part of this unique program, plus you’ll get to explore the building site and see the process that went into the cool new structures right here!
Learn the fundamentals of fashion design with a strong focus on creating a positive self-image through collaborative and independent design projects. Explore how fashion happens, and create your own new work while learning how textures, colours, cut and shape interact. You’ll make your own incredible couture from recycled and repurposed fabrics that will be featured in your end-of-week runway show!
July 27-August 1
Ballet Boot Camp
So You Think You Can Dance? We know you can, and we’ll help you get even better! This program has a focus on great ballet skills, strengthening and flexibility – no matter your dance or sport, this is a great way to get in shape and create some beautiful movement! AND it’s a great camp experience to round out your summer.
B-Boy Boot Camp
Learn the best from the best – how to safely do street dance, popping, locking, breaking and more in this one week camp ending with a positive battle for friends and family!
Sign like a star! In this one week camp, we’ll take your mirror microphone singing into the spotlight along with dance and acting to create an incredible end-of-week performance.
Working both in large and small forms, take a journey into the magical world of drawing, painting and sculpture! Inspired by the masters, we will make shadow boxes, go wild with paint, and make collages. We’ll then move on to explore a variety of sculpture techniques, both experimental and traditional, inspired by a variety of modern sculptors.
Get In the Act!
Building on earlier work, this teen theatre camp develops young actors, writers and directors through games, script work, new creation and a presentation. Working with voice, presence and physicality on stage, this provides you with all the building blocks you need, while have a great time at camp.
Come with your guitar or other stringed instrument, and get ready to hone your skills, your ideas and your music into something very cool which we’ll record for you!
Enrolment limited to 20 students per camp.
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $295 per week
Week-long Overnight Student Camp Tuition: $525 per week
Materials fee $50 for week-long camp
Lunches are included for day students
Bus Transport: $15 per day or $60 per week
HST 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
10% 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 December 1. They can be faxed or mailed to us with that date as the postmark.