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Summer art camps at Richmond and Spadina

Week-long thematic art camps at YYZ Artists’ Outlet gallery in the centrally located 401 Richmond St. West building from July 29 to August 23 for kids between 4 to 6 and 11 to 13 years old. Once purchased, you will receive a registration document via email inquiring about camper’s details.

Kids will get hands on instruction and some inspirational teaching in the form of film and video projections, demonstrations, guest speakers and artists. We aim to inspire kids and to share our love for the arts. There will be time to move, time to sing and dance, time to make stuff and time to reflect and relax in an open and non-judgmental environment. We take pride in being a diverse and welcoming organization; taking care of your kids is an extension of who we are and who we want to be in the world. Join us this summer for some creative fun-making!

July 29 – August 2 | $250

Week 1 for kids 4 to 6 years-old:

Around the world in 5 days – Inspired by globetrotting and the diverse cultures around the world. Take a plane ride with us this week while we seek out new countries through an arts and crafts explosion. Pack your bags and get ready for a whirlwind adventure! 

August 6 to 9| $230

Week 2 for kids 4 to 6 years-old:

Galactic Travels in Composition – Blast into space this week exploring new worlds while mastering the art of painting and drawing. Allow your imagination to come alive through one black hole journey into the galaxy of composition. 

August 12 to 16  or August 19 to 23 | $250

Week 3 or 4 for kids 11 to 13 years-old:

Wearable Technology and the Body  – The workshop aims to provide kids with skills in simple electronic circuits and fabrication, focusing on wearable technology. Campers will learn how to incorporate electronics into their garments, such as hats, t-shirts, and bags Campers will build their own circuits and sew them in the fabric. We will use LEDS, conductive sewing thread and conductive fabric, to create wearable electronic clothing and sculptural materials to create forms that relate to the human body.

Camp runs from 9 am to 5 pm with available early drop off (8:30-9 am) and pick up (5-5:30) at an additional charge of $30 per week. Please select the “Extended Hours” option to your basket to register for early drop off and late pick up.

Activities will be held in suite 124 at 401 Richmond Street West.

YYZCAMP does not allow registration for children outside the stipulated age range.

Campers must provide their own nut-free lunches and snacks.

There is no transportation provided.

A maximum of 20 children will be enrolled in the camp per week under the supervision of three facilitators. Facilitators have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in the visual arts with additional pedagogic early childhood education and/or experience. Facilitators hold CPR training and have presented a clear police record check.

Outdoor play is scheduled at St. Andrew’s Playground or Grange Park. Gallery tours will occur at 401 Richmond St. W otherwise noted at the beginning of each camp week.

401 Richmond Street West is an accessible building.

Camp Cancellation Policy

For a camp session to run, we require a minimum of 10 kids enrolled. We reserve the right to cancel a camp session before the starting date if we do not get the minimum registration needed. In the rare event that we need to cancel a session, you will receive a full refund of the fees paid.

Registrants who withdraw 5 or more business days before the start of a camp session will receive a refund minus a $50.00 administration fee; after this withdrawal period, refunds will not be issued.