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VM Picks: Top Summer Camps, a Q&A with Arts Umbrella

VM Picks: Top Summer Camps, a Q&A with Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella offers creative and active summer camps for kids and youth. Looking for a camp that keeps their brains or bodies engaged? Check out our VM Picks: Top Vancouver Summer Camps list features some of our favourite camps for kids and youth.

We talked to Arts Umbrella about their Summer Camps and here is what they had to say. 

Top Summer Camps in Vancouver: Arts Umbrella’s Summer Camps

What is the mission and philosophy of your summer camp, and how does it align with Vancouver parents’ needs?

two girls in a Arts Umbrella Summer Camps acting program

Our Summer programs in Art, Design, Dance, Theatre, Music, Film, and more provide young people ages 3-19 with an opportunity to discover new artistic passions, develop their existing skills, and enjoy the break alongside their peers. Half-day, full-day, single, and multi-week programs are available at our Granville Island and Surrey Centre locations.

What sets your camp apart from others in the area?

Our programs and intensives, led by our outstanding faculty, feature curricula designed by artistic leaders in consultation with arts education experts. Available for all ages and stages, from Early Learners (Ages 3-5) to teens seeking summer scholarship intensives with partners like the Contemporary Art Gallery or Urbanarium. Don’t miss our Summerstage Musical Theatre Intensive, Metro Vancouver’s only program where students stage a full Broadway musical in four weeks

Can you provide an overview of the activities and programs your camp offers during summer camp, and how they contribute to children’s development?

A mom and her 2 toddlers in a music program for the Arts Umbrella Summer Camps

Arts Umbrella offers programs in Visual Arts (Drawing & Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture), Media Arts (Animation, Cartooning), Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Film Acting. Studies show that youth engaged in the arts experience increased social and emotional development, critical thinking, and improved verbal and math skills. Regular arts participation also enhances mental health, making it vital for our society’s future

Share success stories or testimonials from previous participants and their parents. How have children benefited from your camp?

A young boy at an art class for the Arts Umbrella Summer Camps

Arts Umbrella graduates often pursue successful careers in the arts and beyond, using their arts education as a foundation for life. They can be found in prestigious post-secondary institutions worldwide, such as Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), UBC, and Studio 58. Additionally, many graduates perform with renowned theatre and dance companies like The Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, Nederlands Dans Theater, Kidd Pivot, Ballet Edmonton, Batsheva Dance Company, and others.

See Also

To register for summer camps >> Arts Umbrella Summer Camp

This post is sponsored by Arts Umbrella

Founded in 1979, Arts Umbrella is a non-profit organization that nurtures creativity in children aged 2-22 through programs in Art & Design, Dance, Theatre, Music, and Film. With locations in Vancouver and Surrey, it reaches nearly 20,000 students annually, with 77% participating at little to no cost, inspiring young people to become confident, creative, and compassionate citizens

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