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 single-week or multi-week programs; Arts Umbrella has something to fit every summer schedule.

If your child is interested in Art & Design they have a myriad of programs to choose from including cartooning, mixed media, claymation, photography, drawing & painting, 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 by van creating art en plein air (in the open air).

For students interested in Theatre, Music & Film there are several 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 Metro Vancouver to offer such an opportunity.  If your child is more interested in what goes on behind the scenes, there are a series of Stagecraft portions to learn from professionals in the art of prop building and scenic painting. And don’t miss your chance to register for Arts Umbrella’s newest course- Shakespeare on Screen! This 4-week program blends the best of classical acting techniques with ways to adapt these timeless stories for the screen. This program is certainly Bard-approved!

Dance Intensives provide an excellent opportunity for students to increase their skills and knowledge under the guidance of exceptional teachers and guest instructors. Students will learn Ballet, Conditioning, Jazz and Character classes as part of the Junior (ages 7-9 and 10-12) and Teen (ages 12-15 and 16-18) Dance Intensives.

Summer Programs run from July 2-August 23, 2024, with Teen Art and Design Intensives running the last 3 weeks of camp. Junior and Teen Dance Intensives take place during weeks 2-4 this summer.

The summer classes are available during the following dates:

Week 1: July 2-5
Week 2: July 8-12
Week 3: July 15-19
Week 4: July 22-26
Week 5: July 29- August 2
Week 6, 7 8: August 5-23

Arts 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 studios, exhibitions, and performance spaces to inspire future generations. Arts Umbrella also supports arts education for families with programming at their Surrey Centre location. Registration for Arts Umbrella Summer Camps is open now. For class descriptions, schedules, and pricing information, and to register, please visit

Arts Umbrella Summer Camps:

Dates: July 2 – August 23, 2024
Location: 1400 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-5268

Find more information on Summer Camps in Metro Vancouver here!