Day or Overnight Camps – 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
Lights, Camera, Action film
The beginning of film exploration, where students learn to write, storyboard, shoot and act in a short film, all in one week! A great way to begin to explore a love of film and to express ideas through the magic of movies!
Artist Workshop drawing, painting, sculpture
This camp will allow blossoming young artists to push their skills to the next level. Campers will explore a variety of artistic techniques and media in a supportive and creative environment, led by professional artist educators. Campers are encouraged to examine the world and express themselves through drawing, painting and sculpture. End of week gallery.
Sweet Music ukulele, percussion, voice
Music is everywhere! This camp is for young music lovers who are looking to explore sound and rhythm. Campers will work with our artists to explore the world of music through experimentation with ukuleles, voices, everyday materials, and body percussion. End of week concert.
Tinker Time! maker invention, art
Imagine and make! This hands-on camp is perfect for any young maker who wants to experiment with a variety of tools and materials to make things move, light up, and do other cool things. Taught by a local maker legend, through creative thinking, teamwork and a whole lot of imagination, campers will have the opportunity to learn about and use arduinos, coding, and to create cool stuff!
Storytime! creative writing
Calling all writers, authors and book lovers! Explore the wonderful world of literature with experienced authors. Explore character development, plot, setting, structure and more in a fun and relaxed environment. This camp stimulates creativity and imagination of young writers and helps them tell their stories.
Superheroes! art, stories, design
Step into a world of fantastical science, myth and mayhem. Campers will explore the idea of superheroes and superpowers, and design their own superhero with powers, cape, symbol and masks, ready to battle for the fate of the world!
Art in Nature science, art
Animals, landscapes, insects, plants, ponds, and the climate provide inspiration for drawings, unique paintings, sculptures, and land art. Campers will explore Ross Creek’s spectacular landscape with a naturalist and use natural materials to reflect on their surroundings. Projects focus on and investigate the natural world around us—up close, far away, and places in between.
Manga Mania comics, manga, illustration
If you love Japanese Manga, Canadian graphic novels or superhero comics, get new tools to tell your stories! Campers will learn about the different styles, then create their own mini-manga or comic book by drawing, inking, scanning, and publishing the work, leading to a Ross Creek Comic-Con!
Drama Camp theatre
Created for campers who love being in the spotlight, Drama Camp explores the world of theatre in a relaxed, supportive, hands-on environment. Working with professional directors and actors, campers will collaborate to create their own show while learning various aspects of performance (improv, mask, character development), culminating in an end of session show.
Fashion Camp style, design
Be a fashion designer and artist! Learn basic fashion drawing, and create clothing by combining fabrics, beads, buttons, lace, and other materials. Students have fun while learning to make their own wardrobes and accessories – includes a field trip to Frenchy’s to collect materials and inspiration!
Young Architect architecture
Learn an architectural vocabulary while designing and creating various one-of-a-kind structures. Students will use a variety of materials including clay, foam core, cardboard, and much more to bring their designs to completion.
Pirate Camp stories, theatre, art
ARRRR! X marks the perfect spot at Ross Creek to explore the world of treasures, local legends of buccaneers and abandoned pirate ships and exploration. Inspired by stories about tall ships and some of the most famous pirates in the history of the seven seas, campers will create their own treasure maps, stories and art for an end of week gallery.
July 30-Aug 4
Magizoology! magic, stories, art
Do you dream of fantastical beasts? Do you love exploring the ways that different animals can come together to make something new and powerful? Explore the world of magical animals through stories, legend and art and make your own – with an illustrated story and gallery created for the end of the week!
Broadway Bound! dancing, acting, singing
Become a triple threat – acting, singing and dancing! Under the guidance of our professional actors and choreographers, campers will explore acting, vocal and dance technique. They will work on time-honoured musical theatre pieces, for an end-of-week performance!
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.
Enrolment limited to 20 students per camp.
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $250 per week (includes lunches)
Week-long Overnight Student Camp Tuition: $495 per week (includes accommodation and all meals)
Materials fee $60 for week-long camp
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 & Canadian Forces 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.