Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Vancouver

Published Oct 24, 2019 | Updated Jan 2, 2020

Is your child creative and wanting to create their own masterpiece this summer? There aren't many limits to a child's imagination, so here are just a few great camps where they can put their art on display:

Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Vancouver

Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids & their creativity run wild at the top arts and crafts camps in your local community. Whether your kids like painting, drawing, ceramics, or film ChatterBlock is your one stop resource for the most creative camps in town.

Timberline Ranch

Timberline Ranch hosts so many diverse activities in 73 acres of woods and farmland, that no one should ever walk away without having their kind of fun!

Kids are guaranteed to sleep well after activities such as horse riding, swimming, climbing, crafts, games and more.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain's Kids' Camp (ages 8-12), and Youth Programs (ages 12-16), include outdoor activities, sports, and wilderness-related crafts. Several camps are available to suit your campers' interests.

Stillwood Camp

This get-away camp facility is located in the Columbia Valley, in the lower mainland of BC.

Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre offers adrenaline-filled outdoor wilderness camp activities, and arts & crafts in their day camps, overnight camps, and family camps.

Place des Arts

Located in Coquitlam, Place des Arts offers classes and private lessons in music, dance, and the visual, theatre and literary arts. Among the creative arts classes offered are Pottery, Outdoor Painting, Animation and Cartooning classes.

Scholarships and bursaries are available to full-time students.

Burnaby Village Museum

Summer Heritage Adventure Camps at BVM allow children to experience different historical adventures. Themes include Culture Quest, A Little Girl's Life, Food Capers, Apprentice Week, and more.

This year, a new After Camp Club is available this year to accommodate parents who need a bit more time to pick up their kids.

Daedalos Enrichment Programs

Kids will create, build, program and operate robotic animals, machines and vehicles using LEGO® Education WeDo and Mindstorms Robotics with Computer Programming. In the process, they will learn computational and critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills. Campers will participate in age-appropriate activities based on experience and interests.

Evergreen Cultural Centre

The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents a variety of arts programs including professional theatre, dance and music presentations, art exhibitions, arts education programs, and public programs for both children and adults.

Among this years camps are Kits in the Art Studio, Teens Improv Camp, Kids on Stage, and Attack of the Funny Girls.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Association

VanDusen’s carefully crafted blend of science, exploration, games and crafts give children the opportunity to learn and play throughout the beauty of the Garden and the Conservatory, while fostering positive stewardship of the environment. Days are spent mostly outdoors, but may also include time in the Visitor Centre classroom.

Rusart Fine Arts Co.

Art camps taught by professional artists run July 11-15 (ages 6-9) and July 25-29 (ages 10-15). Students will explore art history, try styles of different famous artists (Van Gogh, Frida Khalo, Emily Carr, Dali, and Picasso), create crafts (clay modeling, papier mache, painting on rocks, origami, collage) and enjoy play time.

Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella is where creativity spends its summer vacations. Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual, & Media Arts classes come together in 5 weeks of programming. Come for one week, or visit for all! Kids and teens delve into the fun and freedom of self-expression, challenge their curiosity & explore artistic boundaries.

It’ll definitely feel more fun than just another week at camp!

Port Moody Arts Centre

The Port Moody Arts Centre offers a wide range of summer camp programs for both half days and full days with the option of after-camp care until 5:30pm and early drop-off at 8:30am.

Classes are offered in visual arts, ceramics, media arts, textiles, drama and musical theatre.

Cowboys and Angels

Paint-Your-Own Ceramics Summer Camps with Cowboys and Angels.

Paint a piece of pottery and learn how the glazing and firing processes work as well. Children will also take part in arts and crafts projects, game time and snack break, all included. Camps run Monday-Thursday, July through August (except Tuesday-Friday for the 1st week of August).

North Van Arts

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is offering 19 great art camps at Maplewood House for kids aged 6-10. There’s something for everyone including: musical theatre, puppetry, drawing, clowning, nature-based art, animation, and painting. Full and ½ day camps available. And don’t forget the Art on the Farm camps at Maplewood Farm – help the farmers and do animal art!


Your teen or tween will love learning to sew in this week long summer camp. Learning to sew gives children a fun and useful talent that gives life long pleasure! They will learn to safely use a sewing machine while they make a cool garment.

For boys and girls ages 8 to 16.

If you didn’t discover an awesome art class from the list above, ChatterBlock has hundreds of other cool camps and classes that your kids will absolutely adore. Check out our “Camps and Classes” page for more details.

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