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Summer Camp 2023 – Registration starts March 6 2023 at 9 am

Fine Arts Day Camp • 6-12 year olds

Join us this summer for another creative and inspiring artistic journey! Delve into a wide range of artistic techniques; learn new skills and experiment with a variety of materials. At the VAC day camp, the morning is completely dedicated to an art class given by an art teacher, the afternoons are divided with time in the park or at the swimming pool, followed by a collaborative art workshop, with new projects  every week. This summer campers will be exploring the theme of MULTIPLICITY.

Our students are placed in small, bilingual groups, according to their age. This ensures that each child receives individual attention and can be encouraged to advance at their own pace. Activities take place in our fully equipped and air-conditioned studios as well as at Westmount or Prince Albert Park, where outdoor games and physical activity complement the afternoon programme.

Registration fees are for one week of day camp, students may be registered for multiple weeks. New projects are introduced each week. Visit our website for the complete descriptions of weekly themes:

Special needs

We want to welcome each participant and ensure a harmonious integration of campers with special needs, therefore, your collaboration is very important. If your child has special needs, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss them with our staff so that we can best accommodate your child.


We invite organisations working with youth or families to contact us if they wish to register a participant for free at the VAC day camp.  Contact us: or (514) 488-9558

* Registered children must have turned 6 years old by September 30, 2023, at the latest. The day camp schedule and projects are not suitable for younger children. The Centre reserves the right to ask for proof of age.

Summer Camp Exhibition

Exhibition: August 25 to 26

Vernissage: August 24 at 4 pm

To top off the summer, campers will be exhibiting their artwork projects in a group exhibition in the gallery. And don’t forget the vernissage – a fun moment to meet other families and celebrate your child’s creativity! All are welcome.

Registration starts March 6 at 9 am

Summer 2023 Theme: Multiplicity 

Week of        



June 26* 



July 3 



July 10 


July 17 


July 24 


July 31 


August 7 


August 14          


* Closed Friday June 30 (Canada Day) 

You may register your child on a weekly basis. New projects are introduced each week.

Daily Activities

8:15 to 9 am 

Pre- camp activities / Drop-Off 

(included in the registration price)

9 am to 12 pm 

Workshop with an Art teacher

The morning session offers a creative workshop atmosphere in which to explore a variety of art forms that change each week. Some of the techniques and approaches we’ll be exploring this summer are collage, print-making, bookmaking, sculpture, assemblage, and large scale artmaking. Experimentation, creativity, and self-expression are encouraged, as well as skill development and an understanding of basic artistic concepts.

12:00 to 12:30 pm


12:30 to 2:00 pm 

First part of the afternoon includes physical activities, with trips to the Westmount or Prince Albert Park for organised and informal play. Once a week the participants visit the Westmount pool for some refreshing time!

2:00 to 4:00 pm 

Workshop and activities with art specialised counselor 

The afternoon session will include collaborative projects, art games, and collaborative activities. The emphasis will be on group projects and activities that encourage creativity and cooperation.

4:00 to 5:30 pm Pick up

 (included in the registration price)

Children can be picked up at any time between 4 pm – 5:30 pm. Activities during this time will include: creating bracelets, drawing, beading, and other quiet games. 

What parents and kids are saying about their experience at the Visual Arts Centre summer camp and workshops:

It was the best class! Thanks you so much, you guys are the best!

Very Satisfied-different forms of art, great teachers!

Organized. Kind. Variety of activities.

She loved it and doesn’t want the day to end. She loves the balance between outdoor activities and the art program.

Because the activities are very fun & even if you are older, they are adapted for your age.

Yes I am satisfied with the workshop because she is the best teacher in the world!

Stimulate your creativity and socialize in a calm and creative environment!

Cancellation Policy – Fine Arts Day Camp

Our refund policy complies with the Consumer Protection Act, with article 46.  In addition, we ask that you notify us in writing, 10 days before the start date of your child’s activity, for any request for reimbursement / cancellation so another child on the waiting list can attend.  Send your request to


For cancellations before the start of the activity:

No fees or penalties. We will refund the entire fee within 10 days of receiving the cancellation request.

Cancellation AFTER the beginning of your activity:

In the event that your activity has begun, you will have to pay the cost of the services already received, i.e. the amount for the days during which the child was registered for camp, as well as a penalty equivalent to the smaller of these two amounts:  $50 OR; 10% of the cost of services not received.

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