Arts Umbrella invites kids to try something new or hone an existing artistic passion. The Arts Umbrella Summer Camps are all about diving head-first into the arts and discovering what ignites your imagination and fuels your soul. Summer programs – in art, design, dance, theatre, music, and film – offered by Arts Umbrella provide young people aged 3 – 19 with an opportunity to discover new artistic passions, develop their skills, and enjoy the school break alongside peers.

With the world returning to normal, Arts Umbrella recognizes families need flexibility. Pick from single-week or multi-week programs; Arts Umbrella has something to fit every summer schedule.

Arts Umbrella Summer CampsIf your child is interested in Art & Design they have a myriad of programs to choose from including cartooning, mixed media, claymation, photography, drawing & paying, sculpture & ceramics. Without a doubt, one of Arts Umbrella’s most popular programs, which is only offered in the summer, is the Fine Art of Hanging Out. And, no you aren’t paying a camp registration fee for your child to sit on the couch and chat with buddies. This inspiring camp has kids exploring Vancouver on foot creating art en plein air (in the open air).

Arts Umbrella Summer CampsFor students interested in Theatre, Music & Film there are a number of different classes and intensive programs to dive into. Here are a few highlights: acting, musical theatre, sketch comedy, and the Summerstage Musical Theatre Intensive, where older students will learn and perform a full Broadway musical in four weeks, the only summer program in Meotr Vancouver to offer such an opportunity.

Summer Programs run July 4-August 26, 2022. Classes are available at both the Granville Island and South Surrey locations.

Week 1: July 4-8
Week 2: July 11-15
Week 3: July 18-22
Week 4: July 25-29
Week 5: August 2-5 (*Note: Granville Island only; South Surrey programs will pause for this week)
Week 6: August 8-12
Week 7: August 15-19
Week 8: August 22-26

Arts Umbrella Summer CampsArts Umbrella is the pre-eminent arts educational facility in British Columbia. Since 1979, Arts Umbrella has provided more than 500,000 young Canadians with profound life experiences through their commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity. In April 2021, Arts Umbrella moved into its new home on Granville Island. The 50,000 square-foot building dedicated to arts education for young people features state-of-the-art studio, exhibition, and performance spaces to inspire future generations. Arts Umbrella also supports arts education for families on the east side of the Port Mann Bridge with their satellite location in South Surrey.

Registration for Arts Umbrella Summer Camps opens April 9, 2022. For class descriptions, schedules, pricing information, and to register, please visit (Granville Island) or (South Surrey).

Arts Umbrella Summer Camps:

Dates: July 4 – August 26, 2022
Downtown Location: 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
South Surrey Location: 15850 26 Avenue N116, Surrey
Downtown Phone: 604-681-5268
South Surrey Phone: 604-535-1127 or