Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Calgary

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Published May 16, 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 Summer Camps in Calgary


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.




Summit Summer

Summit Summer is a sister program to the award winning Summit Kids program. They host a multitude of camp themes for ages 4 through 14. Among others, arts & crafts camp themes include Under the Sea, and Around the World, (ages 4-7); Lego Lovers/Master Builders, and Summit Sous Chef (ages 8-10); and Art Intensive (ages 11-14). Leadership in Training camps for ages 12-15 are also available.



Gymboree Play & Music

Gymboree offers programs in art, music, school skills, and Gymboree play & learn. Art classes are available for kids aged 18 months through 5 years.

At Gymboree, your child's imagination and self-expression will be inspired with a world of hands-on art activities.




McKenzie Towne Council

Celebrating 10 years of camps, McKenzie Towne Council offers several themed day camps in addition to their sports programs. Among the arts & crafts themed day camps are Frontier Pioneers, and Modern Art Attack.




STEM Learning Lab

As a leader in high quality after-school programs, summer camps and birthday parties, STEM Learning Lab delivers programs that are innovative, fun, hand-on, and highly educational. Programs include Robotics, Coding, App Development, Maker Madness, Gaming, Synthetic Biology, Wearable Tech, Beakerhead Builders and more!



Roots 2 STEM

Roots 2 STEM offers a wide range of full-day summer camps for kids ages 6-12, and 13-17. Camps include Aeronautical Engineering, Star Wars, Coding for Girls, Everyday Chemistry, Wearable Art, Maker Camp, Robotics, App Development, and more!

Camps take place at their 4000 sq. ft. lab and classroom space in Douglas Glen.





Mad Science of Southern Alberta

Mad Science Summer Camps have been getting children engaged in scientific explorations for over 20 years! Each year Mad Science creates 4 new camps that will each run weekly at various locations: Red Hot Robots, Brixology with Lego® Bricks, Mini Mad Lab and Little Inventors. Each camp will be led by a team of professional, experienced and dynamic Mad Scientists.




Calgary Fashion Camp

Full-day and half-day summer camps are offered for boys and girls who are interested in fashion design and fabrication, the business of fashion, modelling, hair and makeup artistry. These camps promote an environment that stimulates creative expression while teaching life skills and building self-esteem through interactive lectures, labs and recognition of accomplishments. Open to children, tweens, and teens.



Butterfield Acres Farm

The best memories are made at the farm! Butterfield Acres Farm Day Camps build memories, friends, love & respect for animals,self-confidence, and a can't-wait-till-next-summer attitude! Many children have been attending these camps for multiple years, and become camp leaders themselves! Camps are offered for all age ranges from 3 to 14 years.



Calgary Reptile Parties

Feed a turtle! Hold a tarantula! Come face to face with our resident iguana Yoshi! Daily crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and dozens of cold-blooded friends await you in this fun and educational week long experience! Don't miss out on what parents and kids alike are calling the best camp in Calgary.




Clay for Kidz

Clay for Kids offers the opportunity to hand-build clay projects, paint pre-fired bisqueware, how to use a pottery wheel. If a child can imagine it, then Clay for Kids can help create it!

Camps are open to children from ages 5 to 13.




Leadership Matters Consulting Services

Leadership Matters offers summer camps in the somewhat overlooked topics of leadership and etiquette. More specifically, the camps offered include Leadership matters (leadership and manners for ages 8-11); Good Manners Rock Etiquette Camp (songs, games, role-play and crafts for ages 5-7), and Fearlessly Confident Etiquette Camp (etiquette and public speaking for ages 8-11).



Alberta College of Art and Design

ACAD is a centre of excellence in education and research in fine arts, crafts, design, media arts + digital technologies, and related liberal studies. Bring out your inner artist with ACAD's numerous art + design programs for all ages. Learn glassblowing, jewelry, painting, drawing, fibre arts, graphic design, ceramics, digital photography, book arts, sculpture, print media, animation and more!





Bricks 4 Kidz™

Bricks 4 Kidz™ STEM enrichment programs combine inquiry based learning with hands-on building fun! Interactive lessons and custom project builds introduce children to engineering and architecture using traditional bricks, LEGO® and power functions. Imagination and critical thinking is encouraged as kids are challenged to modify pieces and test outcomes to further expand on their learning. Programs are offered in different themes at 17 locations across Calgary. Open to kids ages 5-12.




Leighton Art Centre

Campers who love to explore different types of art while also learning about the natural environment will enjoy LAC Summer Camps! Young artists will develop their skills with a dedicated instructor all while experiencing the breathtaking Alberta landscape. Campers will explore painting, drawing, weaving, sculpting, and much more. Bus transportation included to and from Calgary locations.



Amaze Arts

At Amaze Arts' Fashion Designing & Polymer Clay Jewelry Making Camp, kids will learn how about fashion designing, how to draw like a fashion designer with circle tube method and use various media like pencil, pen and ink.

The camp runs July 4-8, open to ages 5-13.



4Cats Arts Studio Inglewood

4Cats is offering art camps for ages 3-15 this summer.

Camp themes include Motion & Movement, In Monet's Garden, Heroes & Villains, Manga, Graffiti, and more.





North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre

A variety of dance, visual, and performing arts camps are offered at the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre for children and youth.

There is something for all ages (3 through 17), interests and all abilities.







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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