Summer Camps

Arts Umbrella is where creativity spends its vacations. Our hands-on Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual, Applied, and Media Arts classes challenge students’ curiosity and explore artistic boundaries. But we think it’ll feel more like stupendous fun than just another day at camp.

Good to know:

  • Every class project is different – whether students take 1 week or more
  • Each 5-day camp runs Monday to Friday
  • Combine 2 half-day packages for a full-day camp
  • Lunch hour supervision provided for full-day camps
  • Create a flexible schedule with supervised early dropoff, available at a small cost
Vancouver art camps: ages 3-19

Week 1: July 4-8, 2016
Week 2: July 11-15, 2016
Week 3: July 18-22, 2016
Week 4: July 25-29, 2016
View the Granville Island Summer schedule [PDF] >

South Surrey art camps: ages 3-19

Week 1: July 4-8, 2016
Week 2: July 11-15, 2016
Week 3: July 18-22, 2016
Week 4: August 15-19, 2016
Week 5: August 22-26, 2016
View the South Surrey Summer Camp schedule [PDF] >


A helping hand

Bursaries for families

Bursaries are available to help families in financial need access high-quality arts education for their children. To find our more about subsidy programs, see our bursary application form.

Save on Fall classes!

When students get creative for 3 or more weeks this summer, they receive an Arts Umbrella Gift Certificate! Register for 3 weeks to receive a $50 gift certificate (half-day camps), or $100 gift certificate (full-day camps). Coming for the whole month? Receive a $100 gift certificate (half-day camps) or a $200 gift certificate (full-day camps).

And in Surrey, join us for all 5 weeks of art camps to receive a $150 gift certificate (half-day camps) or $300 gift certificate (full-day camps). Please contact Student Services for full details.


Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts intensive Programs

Arts Umbrella Summer Intensives are immersive workshops and project-based classes for students looking to grow, improve, and excel. Summer Intensives help students enhance their skills and strengthen their portfolios.

All programs are suitable for enthusiastic and open-minded students with a keen interest in the arts.

Summer Dance Intensives

Ages: 8-adult
Audition required for some programs.

World-renowned choreographers and instructors offer a dance training experience that will help students reach their performance potential. Programs are designed to encourage technique, strength and artistic expression. For more information, visit our Summer Dance Intensives page.

Summer Theatre Intensives

Ages: 13-19

Take to the stage this summer! Develop your theatrical potential in an intensive, pre-professional setting. Expand your skills in character development, movement, costuming, and mask-making. The program finishes with a performance for friends and family to attend! For more information, visit our Summer Theatre Intensive page.

Visual Arts Summer Intensive

Ages: 14 – 19

A three week visual art intensive that will unfold in studios at Arts Umbrella, SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, and the Contemporary Art Gallery specifically designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice. For more information, visit our Visual Art Summer Intensive page.