Manotick Arts Camp has camps and classes in drama, vocal and instrumental music, dance, and visual art for every age group. Programs are designed to encourage creativity, individuality, and confidence and taught by professional artists and performers as well as certified teachers. Arts instruction is mixed with leadership-building camp activities.
The focus for the age 6 and up group is to stage a show for the parents and the community on the last day of the program. Children and youth forge friendships that last a lifetime while working together to create a show.
Camps take place in the beautiful village of Manotick. Campers walk by Watson’s Mill every day on their way to a park for daily recreational activities.
Two additional advantages of Manotick Arts Camp: low student-to-teacher ratios and before and after care at no extra cost!
New for 2018 is Music for Wee Ones daily summer classes. This program is designed as an introduction to music for children ages 3–6, and was developed with the importance of music education for brain development in mind. Through singing, movement, and drumming games, young children learn to play in ensemble with one another. Book for one week or the whole summer!
“Don’t wait! Come join the band!”
Camp and Class Schedules: Summer 2018
Summer Arts Camps
Camps combine instrumental/vocal music, drama, dance, and visual art.
Two-Week Camp Sessions (ages 10–14)
Session 1: July 3–13
Session 2: July 16–27
One-Week Camp Sessions (ages 6–10)
Session 3: July 30–August 3
Session 4: August 6–10
Session 5: August 13–17
Music for Wee Ones (ages 3–6)
Daily music classes for young children. Choose from morning or afternoon sessions. New session starts each week in summer.
July 16–20: 9:30–10:10am or 4:30–5:10 pm
July 30–August 3: 9:30–10:10 am or 4:30–5:10 pm
Performance Troupe (ages 14–17)
The Manotick Arts Camp’s advanced class for teens looking for a creative challenge. Campers create a piece that is performed at the end of the two weeks.
Endorsements for Manotick Arts Camp
Music for Wee Ones:
“Sandy is very talented and professional. Not only in her music knowledge, but she also has a special way of handling the children. They have lots of fun, together with structure and discipline. The kids are always eager to go, can’t wait for their next class.” —Annelie, mother of two boys
Summer Arts Camps:
“I attended this camp for most of my childhood, and can say with complete certainty that it improved my life ? It was hugely enjoyable at the time and extremely beneficial later on!” —Nick Frosst, Google employee
“Our daughter blossomed with confidence and enthusiasm after her first year at the Manotick Arts Camp. She could hardly wait to return year after year. We watched Sandy and her crew work with all the children encouraging their creativity and confidence as well as teaching them musical and dramatic skills.” —Ruth, mother of a student