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Summer Camps 2023

July 3 - August 25

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection provides a classic all-Canadian art camp experience for children with a perfect blend of outdoor fresh air and trails along the Humber River Valley, fully resourced art studios, and a world-famous art collection. Led by the best young art instructors in the Greater Toronto Area, each camp includes in-gallery art viewing, outdoor activities, and in-studio artmaking. Campers will have the opportunity to relax, get outside and explore their creativity while making new friends.

Every week throughout the summer, we have special guests joining us, including Mad Science and Toronto Wildlife!

ArtVenture Summer Camp

Within each thematic session campers will be divided into age-appropriate groups and engage in projects designed to reflect their age, social, and developmental needs.

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 3 – 7
Session 1
5 Art & Nature Explorers
Art & Nature Explorers
Art & Nature Explorers
July 10 – 14
Session 2
5 Mixed Media Madness
Mixed Media Madness
Mixed Media Madness
July 17 – 21
Session 3
5 Painting Challenge
Painting Challenge
Painting Challenge
Outdoor Painting Masters I
July 24 – 28
Session 4
5 Super Sculpture I
Super Sculpture I
Super Sculpture I
July 31 - August 4
Session 5
5 Colour Lab
Colour Lab
Colour Lab
August 8 – 11
Session 6
4 Super Sculpture II
Super Sculpture II
Super Sculpture II

August 14 – 18
Session 7
5 Nature Art Team
Nature Art Team
Nature Art Team
August 21 – 25
Session 8
5 Get Wild!
Get Wild!
Get Wild!

What You Need to Know

Camp Hours

  • Camp programs run from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Drop-off times are between 8:45 and 9 am.
  • Pickup times are between 4:45 and 5 pm.

Camp Format

Each summer camp class will consist of up to 17 campers, one instructor, and one assistant working in a designated studio space with controlled access to washrooms.

Please note that as of now campers and staff are not required to wear face masks while indoors in accordance with current York Region Public Health guidelines. However, these guidelines may be updated before the summer. We kindly request that all parents and guardians review public health practices with their child prior to the start of the session.

Registration is required for each session. Transportation is not offered.

Parents/guardians are responsible for packing their children’s lunches and snacks and ensuring that they are all nut- and sesame-free.

Summer Camp Registration Fees Schedule

(Fee includes a
15% discount)
(Fee includes a
15% discount)
FULL PRICE $354 $416 $442 $520
(Fee includes an additional 5% discount.)
$333 $395 $416 $494

Camp Savings

Step 1:

  • Select the camp program that you wish to enroll your camper in. Your  camper’s full name is required at this time.  
  • To complete your purchase, be sure to have a major credit card on hand. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover,and American Express.
  • Complete your purchase.  This step reserves your camper’s spot. 

Step 2 : After purchasing a camp program, please log on to the Camp Portal to fill out some mandatory questions about your camper(s) in the Parent Portal section. You have 10 days from the purchase to complete this section.

Please note: These details are required to secure your spot.  Remember to include a brief medical history, signed waivers and answer the general questions at this stage.

Please have the following information on handy for Step 2 of the registration process:

  • Contact details including home and work addresses and phone numbers for parents/guardians 
  • Camper name and date of birth 
  • McMichael Membership details, if applicable 
  • Camper allergies, dietary restrictions, medications and treatments  
  • Camper medical history  
  • Name, address, and phone number of camper’s physician 
  • Camper’s OHIP infomation  
  • Emergency contacts (2) name, address and phone number  
  • Name, address and phone number of any additional people (must be over 18) who are authorized to pick up camper 

Participants must register at least three days prior to the first day of camp.

Registrations will be confirmed by email up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Rescheduling requests for ArtVenture Summer Camp sessions received after Wednesday, May 31, 2023, will result in an additional $50 administration fee.

All cancellation requests must be received in writing and sent to: [email protected].

For Summer Camps, cancellation requests must be submitted by May 31, 2023, 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.

The health and safety of your children and our staff and volunteers is our top priority and we continue to follow Ontario public health guidelines and implement enhanced health and safety measures. Should the province place our region into a lockdown or impose a closure on the McMichael, you will be offered a full refund for any cancelled sessions.

To inquire about special support or accommodations, email [email protected] or call 905.893.1121 ext 2214.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email [email protected] or call 905.893.1121 ext 2214.


July 3
August 25
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Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
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