I still remember the last day of school, eagerly anticipating two months of complete freedom. But I was raised by teachers, so that freedom, at least in my house, didn’t mean a lack of structure and educational activities. Sure we didn’t have to get up as early. Yes, we were given time to be bored. But we certainly weren’t left to languish around the house as utter lumps for two months. I know my own kids benefit from structure in the summer months; if we don’t strategically occupy our boys they fill their days arguing with one another. So, after months of everyone being home, and the thrill of being home has long worn off, how can parents keep their kids engaged this summer? With travel restrictions still in place, how do we keep the kids busy for the next two months? How are parents feeling about summer camps? Are you comfortable sending your child to an in-person camp, or are you looking for a virtual solution?
The arts have always provided solace in challenging times. Reading a book, watching a movie, doing arts and crafts; these activities can provide parents and children with new perspectives to approach a topic. Creating art can also provide space for you to have a conversation with your children and give them a new medium in which to explore what they are thinking and feeling.
This summer, Arts Umbrella is meeting parents at their individual comfort zone. If your family is ready to embrace in-person camps, Arts Umbrella has terrific opportunities in both Vancouver and Surrey. If online is where your family is at, you will be thrilled with the wide selection of virtual classes offered this summer. While online education is still new ground, the same inspiring educators and curriculum are being offered in new formats. From drawing and painting to digital art, and from acting, singing, and dancing to writing, children can spend their summer building a foundation in technique and in compassion.
Arts Umbrella Summer Camps starts July 6, 2020. With a mix of outdoor, online, and in-person classes for young people ages 3-19, there are options to suit every family’s schedule and needs. Taught by artist-instructors, following a rich curriculum, and using high-quality supplies, Summer Session at Arts Umbrella is an inspiring way to develop your child’s technique and creativity in Art & Design, Theatre, and Dance. Bursaries are available to support families through these challenging financial times.
Arts Umbrella Summer Camps:
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.