If you’re struggling to discover something for your creatively minded children to do this summer, check out these summer arts programs and camps for children in Victoria BC. There are literally hundreds of arts, music and theatre based programs where your children can develop their creative genius.
At 4Cats Art Studio Oak Bay you can register for one of their artist inspired mixed media camps and learn to create works of art in the styles of such artists as Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol or Robert Batemen among others.
For those who live in Victoria’s West Shore communities, take a look at the Aspiring Young Artist Camp at Bear Hill Regional Park. Young artists aged 9-12 can experiment with several different mediums and techniques including printmaking, pastels, watercolours, and outdoor sketching. Contact West Shore Parks and Recreation for program dates and registration.
The Victoria Youth Musical Theatre Company operates year round, and during the summer months offers summer performance camps for children aged 9-13, or 13-18.
The Victoria Conservatory of Music offers Orff Lessons to children between the ages of 4-12, based on Orff Schulwerk’s holistic approach to music education. Your children can experience many aspects of creative music education involving speech, poems, body percussion, instrumental play, dance and creative movement, improvisation and composition.
Maybe your 10-14 year olds would prefer Rock Band Camp, a program offered through Saanich Recreation at Royal Oak Middle School – Jack Black would approve!
These and many other summer arts programs and camps for children in Victoria BC can be found at ChildsPlay 101, the go-to resource for year round children’s activities.