Leighton Art Centre Summer Camps – for kids aged 6 to 14 – offer a hands-on connection to art, nature and Alberta’s heritage. Each week, campers will be inspired to create in a wide variety of art forms, while exploring the natural Alberta Foothills setting through nature hikes and outdoor games and activities.
The Leighton Art Centre Historic Home, Museum, Art Gallery and Education Centre (featuring a historic one-room schoolhouse studio) is set on 80 acres of breathtaking rural scenery just 15 minutes from south Calgary. Since the 1970’s, the Centre has existed to connect individuals from all walks of life with art, history and landscape. As a vibrant and open space for creativity, the Centre provides its visitors – including over 7,500 students each year – with the inspiration to explore, appreciate and create, thus enriching their own lives and their connections with others. And if you haven’t been… the drive from Calgary, along scenic [paved] country roads with spectacular Foothills and Rocky Mountain views, is itself worth the visit!
Kids who love to explore – in art and in nature – will love Leighton Art Centre Summer Camps. After sorting campers into smaller age groupings for the week, the centre’s skilled instructors present daily activities that encourage creativity, exploration, learning and friendship; mediums include painting, drawing, weaving, sculpting and more!
Choose between Art & Nature (weeks 1, 3, 6 & 8 – campers will have a chance to try a variety of mediums), Paint-a-Palooza (weeks 2 & 7 – all the variety of Art & Nature Camp with a special focus on exploring fun with paint) and Sketch Masters (weeks 4 & 5 – still with lots of variety, but with a stronger focus on drawing) camps. Every camp includes a nature component, organized games, supervised free time to play or work on art projects and a guided visit to the Leighton Art Centre Museum and Gallery. Campers will make lots of projects – including a customized t-shirt – that they then get to take home to display proudly. And speaking of displaying their work…
On Friday afternoon of each camp week, there’s an Open House and Art Show! Family and friends can drop in anytime between 2:15 and 3:30 pm that day to check out the campers’ creations and share in their own child’s learning and discoveries. The Art Show is not mandatory and staff understand if you are unable to attend. The bus will run as usual and they will provide your child with alternate activities for the afternoon, along with some special attention.
The Leighton Art Centre offers a free supervised summer camp bus service from Calgary, with pick-ups and drop-offs in 5 locations. Four locations operate each week; check the schedule carefully before registering! Free bus service from Okotoks and Black Diamond is also offered during Weeks 3 & 7. You’ll find the bus schedules online and also in the Leighton Art Centre 2018 Summer Camp Infopack.
One week of camp at Leighton Art Centre is an absolute steal at just $190/child*, including all art supplies, completed projects to take home and a t-shirt to customize and wear as a lasting reminder of an amazing week. A 10% discount is available to members of Leighton Art Centre, parents registering 3+ children or children registering for 2+ weeks. If one of those situations applies to you, email the Leighton Art Centre before registering to receive a promo code for 10% off during online registration.
* or $160/child for Weeks 1 & 6, which are held Tuesday – Friday due to statutory holiday Mondays
Register online soon for the best selection of Leighton Art Centre camps… and then tell all your kids’ friends about how unique and affordable they are!
Creative expression + adventures in nature = a perfect summer week!!
Leighton Art Centre Summer Camp:
When: weekly, July 3 – August 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: Leighton Art Centre
Address: 282027 144 Street West, Foothills, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.