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Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces Summer Art Camps for Kids

-Registrations now being accepted for Visual Arts Camps, Performing Arts Camps, and Dance Camps in July and August – 

Registration is opening today for Summer Art Camps for Kids at Confederation Centre of the Arts. These week-long camps will be offered in visual arts and performing arts/dance, beginning July 6 and running until August 28.

Visual Arts Camps are for children aged 6-12 years; Performing Arts Camps are for those 7-11 years; and the Dance Camps are broken up into 7-10 years or 10-12 years old. There will be no KinderArt camps offered this summer.

These long-standing programs are designed to immerse children in an enriching, professional arts setting, granting access to the Centre’s national art gallery and renowned theatre and dance facilities. Families can explore the Centre’s website for a full rundown on these separate programs.

Performing Arts Camps are made possible thanks to the generous support of Honibe while the Visual Arts Camps are proudly supported by Hyndman & Company Ltd.

“These camps offer children an opportunity to discover the arts and improve their skills in visual and performance mediums. They also may give many parents a much-needed break after several months without childcare during the pandemic,” explains Peggy Reddin, director of arts education. “We are working closely with the Public Health Office to ensure all proper protocols are in place to maintain the safety of students and staff while in these camps and within the Centre.”

Children will be safely spaced apart in the Centre’s larger studios or halls and class sizes will be restricted to 10-12 students, depending on the program. Further details on these and other safety measures for summer camps will be provided to parents during registration and prior to the start of each course.

“The arts are an essential pillar of every child’s education, just like math, reading, and sciences,” offers Confederation Centre CEO Steve Bellamy. “As we enter a new phase of living as a community, it is essential that children have the opportunity to exercise their imaginations, develop creativity and visual literacy, and have fun discovering new ways to look at the world.”

To register for the Summer Art Camps for Kids, or for more information, visit the the Centre’s website, contact Kayla Shaw at [email protected], or call (902) 628-6128. Shaw is also available to accept registration in person at the Confederation Centre Box Office, Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Patrons are asked to use the Queen Street Entrance.


Have you heard about ‘The Great Canadian Giving Challenge’? Confederation Centre of the Arts relies on community support to deliver its arts education and heritage offerings and develop bold new programs. The Centre is a registered charity organization and is participating in The Great Canadian Giving Challenge throughout the month of June. Every dollar you donate during this time qualifies Confederation Centre of the Arts for a chance to win $20,000. To learn more about how you can help, visit follow #GivingChallengeCA.

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Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

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