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Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Edmonton

Published Feb 19, 2019 | Updated Mar 26, 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 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.

University of Alberta Botanic Gardens

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.


From computer and web design to baking and cooking camps, NAIT is sure to fill your child's summer with fun! Their arts related camps have children develop their skills in photography, film, design and architecture.  Whether your child has a flair for movies or aspiring to be a city planner or interior designer, NAIT's camps will help them get a head-start for their future careers.

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. 

The House of Sew

Does your child have an eye for fashion? Then the summer camps at the House of Sew will be right up their alley.  Discover how the insiders of the fashion industry started their careers and what they wish they learned when they first started working in the industry.  The camp focuses on drawing draping, sewing and illustration.  

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. 

Metro Continuing Education

Visit the Metro Continuing Education offers a variety of summer camps for children in elementary and junior high.  Their unique arts and crafts camps provide the opportunity for children improve their skills in drawing, writing and performing. Here are a few of their most popular camps you can register your kids into this summer: Street Art, Dance & Theatre with dancED Movement Project, and Sparks, Rainbows, Unicorns & Llamas. 

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.

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.

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