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Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Ottawa

Published Feb 19, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Is your child showing an interest in music or the performing arts? If so, here are some great summer camps where they can hone and showcase their talents:

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Ottawa

Whether your child is looking to build confidence or needs an activity to unleash some, we recommend signing up for a performing arts camp. It really doesn’t matter if your little ones can sing, dance, or act because we are here to help. Who knows - maybe they are a star in the making!

Stagecraft Children's Theatre School

Stagecraft Children’s Theatre School has one central aim: to enable all children to experience the fun, excitement, and challenge of performing while developing their own talents, strengths, and qualities.

This year's summer Stage Camps will perform Frozen (Pre-K and Kindergarten), Annie (up to Grade 6), and Legally Blonde Jr (Grade 7 to 18 years).

Shenkman Arts Centre

Mixing learning and fun is what the Shenkman Arts Centre does best. Camps are offered by the resident programming partners at the Centre: Gloucester Pottery School, Ottawa School of Art – Orléans Campus, OYP Theatre School and the City of Ottawa. Professional instructors working in their fields ensure a high standard of excellence.

Sing House Studios

Sing House Studios is pleased to offer a series of camps aimed at providing Orléans area residents with a fun, educational alternative to daycare for PD days, March break and Summer vacation. 

Soloway JCC Summer Camps

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps offer summer programs for all ages and interests. In addition to sports and outdoor camps, a variety of specialty day camps are available for all ages and interests.

Music and performing arts camps include Under the Big Top, Girls on the Go, The Directors Cut, Band Camp, and more.

Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences

Held at picturesque Billings Estate, Salamander Theatre offers Ottawa’s only outdoor drama summer camps for youth ages 10 to 18. Emerging performers have the opportunity to act, sing, dance, and work within an ensemble. Both the Shakespeare Camp and the Musical Performance Camp culminate in an evening performance for friends and family. Complimentary t-shirt included.

Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy

OYOA's 10-day camps for young string, brass, wind and percussion musicians are led by some of Ottawa’s finest professional musicians and teachers. Daily ensemble playing, group lessons, theory and ear training, for beginner to advanced players, lead up to a concert on the final day.

Sports, crafts and recreation activities balance the music studies.

Ottawa Vocal & Dance Performance Academy

OVA offers ROCKCAMP for children ages 10 to 15. This is a one week camp from 9am-4pm. Students will rock out and form a band with a special performance at the end on our stage with all the frills. Students must have taken lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard and piano. Voice students are eligible with an interview.

Académie OPUS Academy

OPUS provides music camps for kids who have no prior experience and specialized camps for those who already play. Rockband camp, guitar camp, piano camp, and voice camp are taught by bilingual staff.

Before and after care is included.

Rock Star Camp

Rock Star Camp has been making dreams come true for kids since 2003. Aspiring rock stars will go through the awesome creative process of becoming a great band with their own original music, image and style - and have the time of their lives doing it! All levels of experience welcome.

Fiddlesticks Studio of Fine Arts for Young Children

Given the opportunity to interact with and through music, movement, dramatic play or art, a young child will build confidence in their own creativity. Approaches to teaching at Fiddlesticks are inspired by the belief that confidence in creativity is fundamental to a child’s development.

Hopefully the list above inspired you to grab an instrument, ballet shoes, or costume and head off to the coolest camp in town. If none of the performing arts camps met your kids killer creative needs feel free to check out our huge selection of other awesome local camps and classes here.

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