Get artistic this summer with a wide range of fun and affordable Summer Arts Camps offered by Strathcona County. Whether you are interested in visual arts, performing arts, or both, there’s something to appeal to almost everyone! Your child is invited to embrace their inner dancer, actor, or artist, with camp offerings at these unique and inspiring venues in Sherwood Park.

Strathcona County Arts Summer Camps

Festival Place

The performing arts take center stage at Festival Place! Choose from dance, musical theatre, movie making and more at this state-of-the-art performance venue and theatre located in beautiful Broadmoor Lake Park. There are even combined performing and visual arts camps for those who want to experience a little of everything.


  • Show Time! Drama & Dance (Ages 6-12)
    Register here – Show Time! Drama & Dance – July 7-14
    Youth can dive into the world of performing arts with this camp focused on dancing, acting, and performing. Campers will learn to use body, voice, mind, and imagination to become a theatrical character, plus learn to hop, leap, and spin in choreographed routines. At the end of the week, a collaborative performance will showcase their new skills for family and friends.
  • Adventure in Other Worlds (Ages 6-12)
    Register here – Adventure in Other Worlds – July 7-14
    Enjoy the best of both worlds with this combination performing and visual arts camp that will take place between Festival Place and Gallery@501. Campers will create their own works of art inspired by the surreal sculptures at the Gallery, then bring their creations to life through an interpretive performance of their own.

Strathcona County Arts Summer Camps


For the full gambit of visual arts, there’s no better spot to be than Gallery@501! This hub for contemporary arts and crafts is conveniently located in the Community Centre and offers everything from painting, printmaking and sculpture to writing and cartooning. Summer Camp options will allow youth to explore a variety of artistic mediums and learn more about the inner workings of the gallery.


  • Behind the Scenes Gallery Camp (Ages 9-12)
    Register here – Behind the Scenes Gallery Camp – August 21-25
    Become a curator for the week with Gallery@501! Campers will enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes look at the the inner workings of the gallery, then have the opportunity to curate their own mini exhibition with artistic pieces they have created during the week.
  • Young Author and Artist Camp (Ages 9-12)
    Register here – Young Author and Artist Camp – July 10-14
    Budding artists and authors will find fun and inspiration in this camp led by popular children’s author Lorna Schultz Nicholson. Campers will learn how to move from idea to finished product and gain helpful insight on editing and publishing fiction and non-fiction works. This literary focused arts camp will also include a behind-the-scenes tour of the Strathcona Library.

Strathcona County Arts Summer Camps

Smeltzer House

The Clay Hut at the historic Smeltzer House is ranked as one of the best pottery studios in the province and has all the tools and materials to create brilliant works of ceramic and beyond. Visual arts camps offered in this location allow for tactile artistic exploration through unique materials like clay, paint, glass, recycled materials, and fabric.


  • ART in Green (Ages 9-12)
    Register here – ART in Green – July 24-28
    Campers will be encouraged to explore the world around them while creating fantastic works of art from clay, paint, and recycled materials. Artists will draw inspiration from the nature and each other as they enjoy a variety of environmentally friendly art projects and activities.
  • Inspired by NATURE (Ages 6-8  and 9-12)
    Register here – Inspired by NAUTURE – July 17-21
    Inspired by NATURE (Ages 6-8 and 9-12)
    Register here – Inspired by NATURE – July 31-August 4
    Foster your child’s connection with nature through art. This fun and inspiring program includes a variety of hands-on indoor and outdoor activities where young artists will create nature-inspired artworks with natural materials and mixed art mediums.

There are so many great reasons to choose Strathcona County Summer Arts Camps. They are affordable and convenient, with most programs offering pre and post-care to ease drop off and pick-up. Introduce your child to something new and exciting, or add to the skills already in their repertoire. Either way, it is a fun way for them to get creative, meet new friends, and build self confidence this summer as they discover their own artistic side!

Make sure you visit the summer camp guidelines page for important information and forms so you arrive at your camp prepared.

Strathcona County Summer Arts Camps:

Performing Arts Summer Camps | Ages 4 to 17

When: Weekly July 4-August 25, 2023
Where: Festival Place | 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
Phone: 780-410-8566
Website: Performing arts programs | Strathcona County

Visual Arts Summer Camps | Ages 6 to 12

When: Weekly July 4-August 25, 2023
Where: Smeltzer House | 1 Broadmoor Boulevard; Gallery @ 501 | 501 Festival Avenue
Phone: 780-464-2023 (Smeltzer House camps); 780-410-8575 (Gallery @501 camps)
Website: Visual arts programs | Strathcona County