May 20, 2020 – UPDATE: Please note that we are still accepting camp pre-registrations at this time. We will be monitoring whether day camps will be allowed to run under guidelines from both provincial and local health bodies, and if these measures will require an alteration in program schedules.
Summer Camp Programs 2020
The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Summer Camps are a great way for children and youth to get an enriching experience in the arts. We offer summer camps in Hamilton that give students experience in musical theatre, drama, visual arts, dancing, and music. Each camp week has a different theme, so students enrolling in multiple weeks of camp will always be working on new projects!
Note: We require at least 30 days written notice to info[at]hcarts.ca to cancel camp and receive a refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is given less than 30 days before the camp start date.
Triple Threat (Entering Gr. 1-3, 4-5, 6-7)
Children receive the enriching and inviting experience of learning how to sing, act and dance! With a new theme each session, students will work with a dedicated team of artist educators to learn new skills, grow in confidence and discover new passions. (An introductory program is available for students in Gr. 1-3)
|TRIPLE THREAT (Entering Gr. 1-3, 4-5, 6-7)|
|Jul 6 – 10||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Jul 20– 24||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Aug 4 – 7||9AM – 3:30PM||$180 4-day session||Registration Open|
|Aug 24 – 28||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
Kinder Arts Exploration (Entering JK/SK*)
Dramatize stories, create artworks, and respond to music through movement and song. This is a half day program which runs various weeks throughout the summer. *Students must be at least four years old to participate in this program.
|KINDER ARTS EXPLORATION (Entering JK/SK)|
|July 13 – 17||9AM – 12PM||$120 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Jul 27 – 31||9AM – 12PM||$120 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Aug 10 – 14||9AM – 12PM||$120 5-day session||Registration Open|
Children’s Arts Exploration (Entering Gr. 1-3 & 4-6)
Be creative with painting and printmaking, make music, jam with musical instruments, play characters, tell stories, and dance.
|CHILDREN’S ARTS EXPLORATION (Entering Gr. 1-3 & 4-6)|
|Jul 13 – 17||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Jul 27 – 31||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
|Aug 10-14||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
Gotta Dance! (Entering Gr. 1-3)
Campers will spend a week exploring various forms of dance and creative movement with the support of skilled Dance instructors. Improve confidence, coordination and make new friends along the journey.
|Gotta Dance! (Entering Gr. 1-3)|
|Aug 17-21||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
Dance Intensive (Entering Gr. 4-5, 6-7, 8-12)
|DANCE INTENSIVE (Entering Gr. 4-6, 6-7, 8-12)|
|Aug 17- 21||9AM – 3:30PM||$220 5-day session||Registration Open|
HCA Teen Creation Collective (Entering Gr. 8-12)
Perform at the Hamilton Fringe! Explore acting and devised theatre with two artist educators who are also professional actors/theatre-makers. Over the course of this summer intensive program, students will finesse creation and acting techniques by working together to co-create and perform a piece of devised theatre with fellow classmates and instructors. The intensive will culminate with a 10-day run of the developed piece as part of the Hamilton Fringe Festival.
April 7 update: With the Hamilton Fringe 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19, HCA is looking into alternative ways to consider the program.
For more information about this special program please click here
|HCA Teen Creation Collective. ( Entering Gr. 8-12)|
|Jul 6 – 17||9AM – 3:30PM||$475 10-day session||Registration Open|
|Hamilton Fringe Performance Dates – TBC (8 performances from July 15 – 26)|
EARLY DROP OFF and AFTER CAMP CARE are available every day during the summer.
Early Drop-Off | Entering JK- Gr. 12
Early Drop-off is available from 8 am on a weekly basis. To register your child(ren) please complete a registration package. Additional Camper Services can be requested until one week prior to camp, subject to availability.
|4 day session||8am – 9am||$20 per week|
|5 day session||8am – 9am||$25 per week|
After Camp Care | Entering Gr 1- 12
After Camp Care is available between 3:30-5:50 pm on a daily or weekly basis. To register your child(ren) please complete a registration package. Additional Camper Services can be requested until one week prior to camp, subject to availability.
|4 day programs||3:30pm- 5:30pm||$15 per week|
|5 day programs||3:30pm- 5:30pm||$20 per week|
Register in-person at 126 James Street South or email the registration form below to info[at]hcarts.ca.
If you have additional questions, please call 905-528-4020 or email using the contact button above.