There’s something for everyone in the National Gallery of Canada’s Summer Art Camps! Campers begin by visiting the galleries, then create their own works of art, inspired by what they’ve seen. Most of the day is spent making art in the studio, where campers create to their hearts’ content as they explore painting, photography, sculpture and design. A summer of inspiration and creativity awaits!
*New this year: a photography-based camp for children ages 10–13
Campers will visit the photo galleries, learn how to set up an indoor photo shoot, pick up tips and tricks for outdoor photography, and more! An easy-to-use digital camera will be provided to each camper for the week. They will leave with a portfolio of images to be proud of!
|July 2–5 (4 days)||$269 — 4-day camp (Members: $239)|
|July 15–19 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|July 29–August 2 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|August 12–16 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|August 26–30 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|July 8–12 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|July 22–26 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
|August 19–23 (5 days)||$335 — 5-day camp (Members: $299)|
New! Ages 10–13
|August 6–9 (4 days)||$269 — 4-day camp (Members: $239)|
Registration opens on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9 am. You may reserve online or by calling 613-998-8888. In-person, on-site registration begins at 10 am on the same morning.
Have a question about Summer Camps? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campers will visit different galleries and exhibitions each day while they learn about art and artists. In-gallery visits include looking activities, games, treasure hunts and sketching. In the studio, campers will experiment with painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and photography. Campers go outside every day for breaks and the lunch hour, weather permitting. A variety of differently paced activities are planned each day to ensure campers are fully engaged and entertained. We conclude each week of camp with an art show, where family and friends are invited to view the campers’ artworks.
The camp runs daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Drop-off is between 8 am – 9 am and pick up between 4 pm – 5 pm.
Art Camp for children aged 6 to 10:
Art Camp for children aged 8 to 12:
Photo Camp for children aged 10 to 13:
The maximum number of participants for each week is 30.
There is one adult animator for every ten children.
Yes. The NGC Members’ rate per child is as follows:
Activities are designed for children within a specific age range. In order to ensure the best experience for everyone, participants must fall within the indicated age range for the camp.
Camp activities are offered in both official languages and all camp animators are bilingual.
Registration opens on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9 am. You may reserve online or by calling 613-998-8888. In-person, on-site registration begins at 10 am on the same morning. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Payments for phone and online registrations must be made by credit card.
|Until May 31, 2019||Full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee per child|
|From June 1, 2019 until the start date of your child’s camp:||50% refund minus a $30 cancellation fee per child|
|On or after the start date of your child’s camp||No refund|
In the case of insufficient registration, the Gallery reserves the right to cancel a camp with 3 weeks’ notice. A full refund will be issued.
The Gallery does not maintain a waiting list. In the event that spaces become available , these will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis through the website, by phone, or in- person at the Box Office.
Yes. A tax receipt will be mailed in January 2020. The receipt will be issued to the person who registered the participant(s).
In-gallery visits include looking activities, games, treasure hunts and sketching. In the studio, campers will experiment with painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and photography. Outdoor time includes sketching, taking photographs and playing active games. Weather permitting, lunch and snacks are eaten outside.
Both camps offer the same activities but their complexity is adapted to the abilities and interests for each age group. Art-making projects are more complex for the 8 to 12 age group. The camp for children aged 6 to 10 incorporates more play time and games.
Absolutely not! Our animators demonstrate each of these techniques and help your child master each step of the art-making activities.
The Gallery’s Interpreters animate the camp. Interpreters are professional adult staff that deliver educational programs, such as tours and workshops, throughout the year to visitors of all ages.
All the necessary art supplies and equipment are provided.
Camps take place at the National Gallery of Canada. Children will have the opportunity to visit most of the galleries and exhibitions. Art-making activities take place in the Studio. When weather permits, the lunch hour will be spent outside.
Underground parking is accessible via the driving circle in front of the Gallery on Sussex Drive. A 30-minute grace period will be provided for pick-up and drop-off, after which regular parking fees apply.
Campers are dropped off and picked up in the Studio, next to the Tour Group Lobby. An adult must sign campers in each day. Only adults indicated on camper information forms may sign campers out at the end of the day. Identification will be requested. If you arrive late and the group is no longer in the Studio, please report to the Information Desk in the Tour Group Lobby. NGC staff will help you to locate the group.
* Please note: Campers do not have access to a refrigerator or microwave.
Your child’s safety is important to us. You will be asked to complete a Participant Information Form to advise us of allergies or other medical conditions, and to let us know how to reach you in case of emergency. We have trained First Responders on site who can provide First Aid according to standard First-Aid Protocols. We do not guarantee a nut-free environment.