About Our Camps
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection provides an unmatched environment for children’s art camps, with a unique combination of spectacular grounds overlooking the Humber River Valley and a world-famous art collection. Driven by the talent of the best young artists and art instructors in the Greater Toronto Area, each camp includes in-gallery art viewing, outdoor activities, and in-studio artmaking. Campers are encouraged to harness their creativity into artistic pursuits and meet new friends while exploring the art of Canada.
To ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, the McMichael has restructured the camp and increased the ratio of healthy outdoor activities to balance the time spent on indoor projects and gallery explorations. Rigorous cleaning and social distancing procedures will be implemented to ensure that campers have a safe and enjoyable summer experience.
Summer Camp Schedule 2021
Click on a session name or age range below to learn more about it.
|Sessions||Days||Ages 5 – 6||Ages 7 – 9||Ages 10 – 12||Ages 13 – 15|
|July 5 – 9
|5||Art & Nature Explorers||Art & Nature Explorers||Art & Nature Explorers|
|July 12 – 16
|5||Mixed Media Madness||Mixed Media Madness||Mixed Media Madness|
|July 19 – 23
|5||Painting Challenge||Painting Challenge||Painting Challenge||Outdoor Painting Masters I|
|July 26 – 30
|5||Super Sculpture I||Super Sculpture I||Super Sculpture I||Outdoor Painting Masters II|
|August 3 – 6
|4||Colour Lab||Colour Lab||Colour Lab|
|August 9 – 13
|5||Super Sculpture II||Super Sculpture II||Super Sculpture II||Digital Photography I|
|August 16 – 20
|5||Nature Art Team||Nature Art Team||Nature Art Team||Digital Photography II|
|August 23 – 27
|5||Get Wild!||Get Wild!||Get Wild!|
What You Need to Know
- Programs run from 9 am to 5 pm
- Drop-off between 8:45 and 9 am
- Pick-up between 5 and 5:15 pm
A car dashboard sign is provided for all drop-offs and pick-ups. Please display the sign on your vehicle’s dashboard when entering the parking booth and park in the visitor parking lot. Transportation is not included.
According to York Region public health guidelines regarding learning cohorts, the McMichael cannot provide extended care for 2021. We thank you for your understanding.
Each camp class will consist of up to eight campers, one instructor, and one assistant working exclusively with the assigned group. We are closely observing the York Region Public Health guidelines, and will modify our program layout if larger cohorts are allowed. Should we increase the group size, the McMichael will assign an additional volunteer assistant.
We have implemented a number of new procedures to ensure the health and safety of every camper enrolled in the ArtVenture Summer Camp program. Each group will have their own studio space and controlled access to washrooms. Interactions between different groups will be kept to a minimum in order to avoid the mixing of cohorts.
Children will be seated at separate tables. Each child will be provided with a personal art kit which will be stored in the studio and not shared with other students. Our staff have created seating arrangements to allow students to sit at least two metres away from other participants. During the program, art instructors will ensure that all students practice social distancing measures. Students and staff are required to wear face masks at all times in accordance with York Region public health guidelines, and each learning space will be equipped with hand sanitation stations and a sink for thorough hand washing. We kindly request that all parents and guardians review social distancing practices with their child prior to the start of the session.
Camp Registration Details
Participants must register at least three days prior to the first day of camp.
Registrations will be confirmed up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp.
Any rescheduling for Summer Camp after May 31, 2021 will result in a $50 administration fee.
Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellation requests must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. For Summer Camps, cancellation requests must be submitted by May 31, 2021 to receive a refund of 75%. No refunds will be available after this date. The McMichael reserves the right to cancel or combine individual programs if minimum registrations are not achieved 14 days prior to a camp’s start date. Full refunds will be made in the event of program cancellation.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email email@example.com or call 905.893.1121 ext 2216.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of our participants and staff remain our top priority. In the event that York Region returns to a level of the new provincial public health framework that requires a gallery closure, McMichael ArtVenture Summer Camps will follow the directives and advice of public health authorities and cancel all remaining in-person sessions. Parents and guardians will be offered a full refund for any remaining sessions their child is unable to attend. In the unlikely event of a closure, the McMichael will offer virtual content to keep your child engaged throughout the summer.
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|REGISTER BY APRIL 30, 2021
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|REGISTER BY APRIL 30, 2021
AND MULTIPLE ENROLMENTS
(Fee includes a 15% discount)
- Become a McMichael Member and save 10%
- Take advantage of Early Bird savings! Register by April 30 and save 10%
- Register one child for multiple sessions or register two or more siblings and save 5%
* Please note: a combination of these savings, up to a maximum of 20%, will be honoured. If registering for multiple sessions after the first registration, the discount will be offered exclusively to the subsequent sessions, not the original one. A Family Membership must be active during your child’s session to receive the Member pricing.