Top Arts & Crafts Summer Camps in Calgary

Published Jun 12, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Are your children creative and dying to try out different art techniques this summer? Here are just a few great camps that will help them bring our their inner artists. 

Step aside Picasso. Move over Martha Stewart. We’ve got a new generation of awesome arts and crafts experts. Let your kids and 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 has a creative arts camp for them!

Vania Art & Design Inc.

Vania is a professional artist whose work has been displayed in galleries around the world. She is offering two summer camps this summer at the Bankview Community Center, July 15-19 and August 19-23. Half day and full day options are available. Campers will develop foundational art skills and meet creative and energetic friends. Contact Vania at to register your child in summer art camp! 

Summit Summer

Summit Summer is a sister program to the award winning Summit Kids program. They host a multitude of themed camps for ages 4 through 14. Among others, arts and crafts camp themes include Under the Sea and Around the World. Summer camps are on offer from the beginning of July until the end of August. 

McKenzie Towne Council Summer Camps

McKenzie Towne Council offers several themed day camps in addition to their sports programs. This summer, they are offering a Famous Artist camp from August 19-23 for children ages 5-11 who want to get crafty and explore a range of different art styles. They have more weeks of great camps, like Aqua Adventure and Never Stop Playing. 

Alberta College of Art and Design

AUArt is a centre of excellence in education and research in fine arts, crafts, design, media arts and digital technologies, and related liberal studies. Your child's inner artist will flourish during AUArt's week-long summer camps, which are full of fun and meaningful activities for kids ages 9-12. This year's camp themes include Animal Friends, Draw Cartoons, Gnomes and Fairies, Witches and Wizards, Animate It, Unicorn Magic, and Les Petits Artistes. 

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. Camps run from July 2 to August 23. 

4Cats Arts Studio Inglewood

4Cats is offering the best, most fun art camps for kids ages 5-12 this summer. Kids will explore a variety of mediums and earn badges throughout the summer. You can sign your child up for 1 to 5 days, and half day and full day options are available. Make sure your young camper dresses in clothes that he or she doesn't mind getting messy!

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. The summer camps on offer at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre are Arts Combo, Arts Venture, Cartoons and Comics, Clay Creations, Drawing and Painting, and way more! There is something for all ages (3 through 17), interests, and abilities.

We hope your child has fun creating and making this summer! If you didn’t find 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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