Summer Arts Camps

Summer Arts Camps will provide current Grade 6 to Grade 8 students with an opportunity to strengthen literacy skills and experience areas of the Arts.  This is a non-credit program.

During Summer Arts Camp, students will receive a rich and varied arts intensive experience while strengthening literacy and communication skills.

Experiential learning camps "enhance the already rich learning environments of our schools, providing students with alternative ways of engaging their learning."  Through the Experiential Learning Cycle students will actively participate, reflect and apply their learning.  "The development of a reflective mindset gives students the ability to turn every experience into a learning experience." Community- Connected Experiential Learning, Ministry of Education, pages 8 & 9.

Registration

This program is available for current Grade 6 to Grade 8 students.

DCDSB Students Click Here to Register 

Non-DCDSB Students Click Here to Register 

Please note that camp enrolment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.  Students will be put on a wait list and notified if the camp is full. 

Details

Location: Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School (Ajax)

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Transportation

Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from the camp.

Deadline for registration is June 24, 2022

 

Summer Arts Camp 2022 Session Offerings 

 

Week 1: July 4 - 8 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm)

 Dance Camp - Program is FULL

The Dance Camp is a creative outlet that will explore several genres of dance. The camp will include learning and creating choreography as well as exploring the Elements of Dance in a variety of ways. Areas of rhythm and movement will be enhanced through different forms of fitness such as strength and stretch exercises, aerobic activities, yoga, pilates, and more!  It is a high energy and movement camp that is an opportunity for all dance levels. 

Students will expand upon communication, literacy and numeracy skills while learning and creating choreography as well as exploring the Elements of Dance!

 Instrumental Music Camp - Program is FULL

Students are invited to experience this diverse and captivating week-long music camp. All experience backgrounds and abilities are welcome as we collaborate in the art of music making. Students will enjoy learning and performing basic techniques on traditional brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, as well as the guitar and steel pan. By integrating basic music theory with practical study, students can begin to develop well-rounded musicianship skills in an interactive and engaging way.

Students will expand upon communication, literacy and numeracy skills while learning new techniques and instruments!

 Musical Theatre Camp
If you are interested in learning more about the art of acting, singing, and how to put it all together for music theatre, then this camp is for you! Students will learn about acting for music theatre, will create a character from a script, and then perform that character! Students will also learn about singing a song for musical theatre, select a song, and perform it. This camp will not only be a lot of fun, but will also provide students with the tools necessary for an audition for a musical, play, or choir, all the while building valuable literacy and self-confidence skills!
 Visual Arts Camp - Program is FULL

Exploring the Elements of Art

Students will review and learn about the elements of art- line, colour, shape, form, texture and value through various art explorations. In learning about the building blocks of art, students will also create a variety of pieces involving drawing techniques and some mixed media. 

 

Required Materials: We will provide students with a sketchbook, sketching pencils, eraser, coloured pencils, a pad of construction paper, scissors and glue stick. 


**Registration for this program is now closed as program is full.

 Week 2: July 11 - 15 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm)

 Instrumental Music Camp - Program is FULL

Students are invited to experience this diverse and captivating week-long music camp. All experience backgrounds and abilities are welcome as we collaborate in the art of music making. Students will enjoy learning and performing basic techniques on traditional brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, as well as the guitar and steel pan. By integrating basic music theory with practical study, students can begin to develop well-rounded musicianship skills in an interactive and engaging way.

Students will expand upon communication, literacy and numeracy skills while learning new techniques and instruments!

 Musical Theatre Camp
If you are interested in learning more about the art of acting, singing, and how to put it all together for music theatre, then the Regional Arts & Media Program Musical Theatre C-AMP is for you! Students will learn about acting for music theatre, will create a character from a script, and then perform that character! Students will also learn about singing a song for musical theatre, select a song, and perform it. This C-AMP will not only be a lot of fun, but will also provide students with the tools necessary for an audition for a musical, play, or choir, all the while building valuable literacy and self-confidence skills!
 Visual Arts Camp - Program is FULL

Improving Drawing and Colouring Skills

Students will learn about specific drawing and shading techniques as well as explore pencil crayon application. Students will learn some techniques and skills through a variety of guided drawing and colouring lessons, and then work on differentiated products during their own studio time.

 

Required Materials: We will provide students with a sketchbook, sketching pencils, coloured pencils, and a ruler.

 

**Registration for this program is now closed as program is full.

 Week 3: July 18 - 22 (9:30 am - 2:30 pm)

 Dance Camp - Program is FULL

The Dance Camp is a creative outlet that will explore several genres of dance. The camp will include learning and creating choreography as well as exploring the Elements of Dance in a variety of ways. Areas of rhythm and movement will be enhanced through different forms of fitness such as strength and stretch exercises, aerobic activities, yoga, pilates, and more!  It is a high energy and movement camp that is an opportunity for all dance levels.

 Visual Arts Camp - Program is FULL

Watercolour and Photography

Students will participate in some guided painting lessons using watercolour. Students will also explore introductory photography skills/techniques and develop an eye for composition.

 

Required Materials: Students will also need to have access to their own camera on a device (smart phone or tablet, or DSLR Camera). We will provide students with a sketchbook, watercolour paints, canvas, and brushes.

 

**Registration for this program is now closed as program is full.

Instrumental Music Camp - Program is FULL

Students are invited to experience this diverse and captivating week-long music camp. All experience backgrounds and abilities are welcome as we collaborate in the art of music making. Students will enjoy learning and performing basic techniques on traditional brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, as well as the guitar and steel pan. By integrating basic music theory with practical study, students can begin to develop well-rounded musicianship skills in an interactive and engaging way.

Students will expand upon communication, literacy and numeracy skills while learning new techniques and instruments!

Please Note: 

  • Students may register for one or more weeks of Arts Camp and have the option to participate in all 3 weeks if they choose and if there is space.
  • Students may choose to participate in Visual Arts for all three weeks as there is a different focus for each week; however they are not eligible to participate in Musical Theatre, Instrumental Music or Dance Camp for more than 1 week.
  • Students are eligible to register for no more than one summer school program at a time (i.e. a student cannot register for the Math Program and Summer Arts Camp at the same time, but they are eligible for both so long as the dates do not overlap). 
  • There is no cost for this program
  • Camp enrolment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.  Students will be put on a wait list and notified if the camp is full.

For questions about registration, please email cont.ed@dcdsb.ca.