Summer Camp

Looking Forward to the 2021 Summer Camps

Enjoy your 2020 summer!

Guelph Dance is sad to announce the cancellation of its 2020 Summer Arts Explosion Camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to being able to host our camps once again in 2021.


Summer, 2021 :: River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph -Dance, music, Visual Art, Theatre and Mindfulness, Yoga and Story Creation taught by exceptional teaching artists. Different offerings each week.


Summer, 2021 :: River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph – Performance Focus is a camp for our older campers. It is a multi-arts extravaganza incorporating dance, theatre, music, song, and set design and construction. Campers will create a contemporary and socially relevant production. Campers will be grouped by age and experience to work with our teaching artists on different aspects of the production. This week will culminate in a showing of the production at 4pm on the Friday afternoon of camp.


Summer, 2021 :: River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph -These are a fun-filled weeks of professional artist mentorship, leadership skill-building, and hands-on volunteering with young campers. A terrific opportunity for youth aged 13 (Gr 8) interested in gaining leadership experience in a camp and arts environment.

The CIT program aims to:
– instill, encourage, and foster healthy leadership skills
– encourage team work
– to educate youth about teaching the arts
– to build confidence

$255/week (sibling discount 5%)

$205/week (sibling discount 5%) for the four day week

$100/week CIT program

9:30-3:30 (scheduled arts activities)

Pre-camp care:
8:30-9:30 (free and optional)

Post-camp care:

Additional post-camp care:
4:30-5:30 pm ($25/week – Mon-Thurs only)

4 day week ($20/week )

Friday Open house:
4:00 pm (for family and friends)

Typical Schedule:
A typical day starts with campers arriving between 8:30-9:30 am, during which time, there is supervised play in the Co-Operator’s Hall. The scheduled arts activities begin at 9:30, typically two activities before lunch and two activities after lunch. Lunch is supervised in the Canada Company Hall and followed by supervised outdoor play. Because we go outside, please ensure your child has adequate clothing for a variety of weather situations. Scheduled arts activities wrap up at 3:30, and campers can be picked up between 3:30-4:30 pm. Those children who are signed up for additional post-camp care can be picked up before 5:30 pm. On Friday, there is a showing in the Co-Operator’s Hall for family and friends, where the campers demonstrate some of the things they have learned during the week. All artwork can be taken home at that time. Check out our video showcasing some camp highlights!

Subsidies: Guelph Dance offers full and partial subsidies for those in need. Please contact Leslie Fisher for more details.

Camps fill up fast, so we recommend early registration!

*Campers will be grouped by age to experience age-appropriate arts activities

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