6 week-long virtual camps for kids ages 7 to 12
$125 per week | Includes a kit with all art materials
Download the Camp-To-Go Registration Form
Week 1 (July 5 – 9) Fresh Paint! | FULL – WAITLIST ONLY
Inspired by artists including Emily Carr, Andy Warhol, Christi Belcourt and Kehinde Wiley, experiment with a variety of techniques and materials to create murals, portraits, landscapes, and still life scenes.
Week 2 (July 12 – 16) Creation Nation | LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Get crafty and transform fabric and paper into works of art. Use hand knitting, weaving, papier-mâché, and block printing techniques to create one-of-a-kind artworks.
Week 3 (July 19 – 23) Arty Architecture | FULL – WAITLIST ONLY
Join us for a week of architecture-inspired activities, from designing your own skyscraper and building a tiny house, to crafting your own museum and cityscapes.
Week 4 (July 26 – 30) Adventures in Art and Archaeology
Take a virtual journey of caves and excavation sites around the world to make drawings, paintings, and 3D artworks inspired by prehistoric animals and ancient landscapes.
Week 5 (August 3 – 6) Summer Sizzler ($100/4 days) | FULL – WAITLIST ONLY
Celebrate the season and create paintings, mixed-media collages, and 3D artworks inspired by sandy beaches, campsites, sweet treats, and summer fun!
Week 6 (August 9 – 13) Wham! Pow! Zap! – Comic Week | LIMITED AVAILABILITY
This week is all about the wonderful world of comic books! Create a character and bring stories to life in drawings, comic panels, and 3D models.
The Art Gallery of Guelph’s Camp-To-Go offers a blend of virtual instruction and hands-on activities supported by kits full of art materials. Camp-To-Go features daily activities that include a live 90 minute virtual creative session with our camp counsellors each morning at 10:30 am and a second drop-in program at 3:30 pm. The best part? Each camp comes with all of the supplies you need – Camp-To-Go kits can be picked up prior to the beginning of each week of camp and will contain materials to be used in art-making over the course of five days, additional art-based activities to do at home, and materials to support creative field trips for the whole family. As kits will also be accompanied by printed instructions, screen time is optional. Families can take part in all or occasional virtual sessions.
Each weekly camp introduces a variety of materials and concepts, evoking curiosity and honing critical thinking while supporting social interaction and collaboration. Camp-To-Go teaches kids how to look at, talk about, and create art inspired by great ideas.
Morning Zoom sessions are 90 minutes and are led by experienced museum educators in small groups to ensure a hands-on and engaging experience focused on social interaction, collaboration, and art-making using materials from the Camp-To-Go kits. Afternoon Zoom sessions offer a drop-in experience from 3:30 to 4:30 pm allow campers to show and talk about things they have made with the counsellors, and to further connect with other campers.
Prior to each camp week, parents will receive details about the schedule and an introduction to our educators who will provide a synopsis of what to expect. The cost for Camp-To-Go kits with materials, instruction and facilitation is $125 per week. Submit your registration form to email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your support of the Art Gallery of Guelph. We look forward to having your emerging artists with us this summer!
Technical Requirements for Virtual Camps: A computer, tablet or other device is required with an internet or data connection. A Zoom test connection is recommended prior to camp beginning. A webcam and microphone on the device are encouraged, but campers can follow along without those two components. A secure link for the daily connection will be sent the week before camp begins with our camp newsletter and parents will be kept updated as to the materials and tools that will be used for each day’s activities!