Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Edmonton

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Published Jun 2, 2016

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:

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Top Arts & Crafts Camps in Edmonton


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.


YMCA of Northern Alberta

Aside from their many athletic programs and day camps, the YMCA offers Art-Rageous, and Creative Expressions, and Kids in the Kitchen, Y-Chefs, and Silly Science programs at multiple locations.

For over a century, the Y has been providing quality family and youth programming from a reputable name.




Devonian Botanical Garden

Kids in the Garden Summer Camps offer an outdoor adventure for kids ages 3 to 14. All camps include environmental learning, games, crafts and loads of fun and are led by DBG’s trained naturalists. Catch frogs, hike trails, tour showhouses, and rediscover the natural world.

Different themes are offered for age-appropriate groups.




Festival Place

Experience a unique range of summer camps, focused on either side of the video camera! From behind the camera, these include Music Videos Behind the Lens, where students will learn about the cultural art form; Video Production for Social Media, where participants will create their own YouTube channel, and Movie Stars Behind the Lens, where a film maker will share tips for planning, writing, shooting, and editing short projects. 




Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts

Marr-Mac Dance & Theatre Arts offers recreational and competitive programs for all ages.

While they are more renowned for their performing arts and dance programs, some of their summer camps and junior programs do incorporate crafts as part of their activities.





City Arts Centre

Visit the City Arts Centre and enjoy a class in animation, cooking, crafts, dance, drama, drawing, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, silversmithing, writing, and more! 

Classes available for all ages and abilities. 





Art Gallery of Alberta

This summer, ArtBreak Camps delve into the technical side of art history, explore how art and art ideas change over time, and make connections between art and science through art and storytelling. They include Gallery visits, studio projects and community excursions where young artists can generate ideas and create. Camps fill up quickly. Don't miss out!




Pygmalion School of Fine Art

The Pygmalion School of Fine Art offers five-day Drawing, Painting & Sculpture Art Camps and five-day Cartooning Camps in July and August for children ages 5-15.






Edmonton Valley Zoo

Every day your child comes home from a Zoo day camp, you’ll be amazed by what he learned or what she saw.

Age-appropriate camps range from Animal Adventures Camp (ages 4-5), to Junior Zookeeper Camp (ages 7-10), to Zoo-mazing Race Camp (Ages 11-14), among many others.





Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park's Summer Day Camps feature several age-appropriate themes for ages 4-14. Relive the days of the explorers and fur traders in their natural environment, learn to cook on a wood-burning stove, tend to the animals, and experience other historical outdoor activities in at this historical landmark!




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.



Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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