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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.
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!
Full Week Programs
Animation! Film, sculpture
Try your hand at the cool various styles and techniques of animation, with a focus to stop-motion (Wallis and Grommit and many, many others). Campers will work in small groups to create their own micro-sets and characters and bring them to life through the magic of film.
Leonardo’s Studio invention, art
Are you interested in technology, DIY projects, crafting, and learning? Our maker mentor will show you how to code, program, design and power up cool inventions from your imagination!
Actor’s Studio theatre
Explore the art of acting, and meet friends to share the stage! Discover acting games that will help you grow as a performer. Work with others in an atmosphere of creative excitement, taking practical workshops in comedy, improvisation, clown, mask and character development. Sessions are high energy, and campers will develop a range of acting skills. An ensemble approach and a supportive environment ensure everyone has the opportunity to excel, and be ready for an end of week performance!
Movie Studio film
This camp is perfect film lovers who want to tell their stories through movies! Campers will work on a live-action film, with an intensive focus on both pre- and post-film production. Participants will be given the opportunity to write and pitch scripts, act, direct, and edit under an professional filmmaker.
Songwriter’s Studio music, writing
Do you have a love of making music and want to develop your talents, even if you don’t play or sing? This is a great camp to get your words and melodies out there. Instruction consists of group workshops and individual coaching in melody, harmony, arranging, lyric writing, and stage presence. Students can collaborate and or write for each other and can perform at the end of the week!
Digital Photo Studio photography
Photography in a snap! Campers will be introduced to concepts of creative vision, composition, and shooting techniques through the lens of digital cameras (learn how to use your own if you have one, or borrow one of ours). Campers will experiment with contemporary digital photography and learn Photoshop while working on projects and preparing pieces for an exhibit.
Triple Threats dancing, acting, singing
Learn to be a triple threat! Develop your acting, singing and dancing skills under the guidance of our resident professional actor-educators. Camp includes workshops in vocal technique, dance choreography and acting, where you learn to work as part of an ensemble as you bring some of musical theatre’s best-loved characters to life on stage. Sing your heart out, dance your shoes off, create wonderful characters and have a whole lot of fun as you celebrate the magic of musical theatre, leading up to the end of the week performance.
Wearable Art textiles, style, design
This exciting program provides an introduction to the world of fashion. Fundamentals of design provide the basis for campers to create sketches and illustrate, design and execute projects from start to finish. Young designers will work with raw fabrics and recycled clothing to craft their final masterpieces, which they will show off at the camp’s very own runway show.
Artist Studio drawing, painting, sculpture
This specialized program gives emerging artists the opportunity to explore their creativity and artistic skills through work in a variety of media and techniques – from drawing to paint to printmaking to sculpture. Campers will draw inspiration from the works of contemporary artists and create work that will be showcased at the end of week art gallery.
Graphic Design Studio design, art
Create posters, collages, and digital drawings and more! Campers will learn about everything from product design and propaganda posters to fonts and website development. Each day, campers will tackle a different design challenge with hands-on activities and real-world projects that give them a critical eye on the design they see around them while getting their own creative juices flowing!
Writer’s Studio creative writing
At Ross Creek, we’ve created an amazing program to inspire and guide you to tell your own stories. Explore writing prompts, create characters, build worlds and fill our notebooks with ideas. Our final project will be a writing installation, so if you prefer not to read out loud, this program is a great choice. Whether you love writing poetry or prose, or hope to try writing for the first time, join us this summer as we laugh, discuss and write, discovering what it means to be a writer… and what it means to create.
July 30-Aug 4
Architect’s Studio science, art
Calling all aspiring architects! This hands-on camp allows students to participate in modelling, engineering, and architectural activities that explore basic concepts of architecture, planning and design. Look at the world’s great building and make a model of your own imagined masterpiece!
Urban Art art, design
Urban Art delves into the world of street art so campers can create their own graffiti-influenced art. Inspired by internationally recognized artists such as Banksy, Keith Haring, and others, campers will learn about graffiti culture and the significance of public art. Campers will create their own stencils and use materials such as chalk pastels, paint, and markers in their positive graffiti!
July 31 – August 12 – Teen Camps Ages 14-18
An incredible two-week camp program just for teens that gives them a chance to really develop skills and friends in their chosen program under artists who are established professionals in their fields. 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 15 students per program.
We’ve dropped our prices!
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $290 per week, including materials
Week-Long Overnight: $495 including materials.
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.
Please note: while we do accept PayPal and Credit Cards, the fees have become too exorbitant for us to manage. We accept e-transfers and cheques, and all credit cards and Paypal will now have a 3% charge to them to help us cover the costs of providing the best camps for your kids!
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.