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Summer Performance Arts Programs

COVID CURRICULUM ( New for this summer )

The Manotick Arts Camp will offer a modified curriculum of day camp activities this summer. We will follow social distancing practices in line with city guidelines.The activities will be conducted in an outside space as well as online

 See schedule below.

Founded in 2000, the Manotick Arts Camp has provided summer performance arts programs to youth in Manotick and the surrounding areas. Kids ages 6-17 have benefited from our programs designed to encourage creativity and instill confidence. We explore many branches of the arts including Drama, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Visual Art, and our programs are taught by professional artists with years of pedagogical experience. The Manotick Arts Camp offers something for all. Whether you are exploring the arts for the first time, or simply looking to improve your skills, our team of teachers and counselors are dedicated to making our programs a great experience for you.

COVID CURRICULUM ( New for this summer )

The goal of the program is for students to create a video, in groups, for showcasing online. Students will gain skills in various areas of the dramatic arts, music, filming, sound tracking (music) and film editing. This year, we are limited to accepting 16 students per program.

Regular program

The goal of the summer program is to showcase the creativity of our students in a performance that is held at the end of the day camp. As well as learning new skills and techniques in all areas of the arts, MAC students will enjoy the mentorship of counselors and teachers who foster leadership and team building skills. Most of our students return every summer and it is always a great honor to see them again and catch up on what they have been doing over the past year. Many students of the Manotick Arts Camp are accepted into Arts programs at Canterbury and De La Salle High School. In addition, some of our former students are now pursuing various arts-related studies at university and return to spend their summers teaching at the camp. The Manotick Arts Camp is located in the beautiful historical setting of the village of Manotick close to Dickinson Square. Each day we actually walk past Watson's Mill on our way to Chris Bracken Field. We welcome all students ages 6-17. Whether you are a closet, budding or seasoned young artist, we encourage you to try out our latest programs. You will not regret it!

Youth Summer Arts Camp


We will offer THREE 2-week programs

2 Week Programs - 2020

Kids Summer Arts Camp


We will offer ONE 1-week program

1 Week Programs- 2020

Instrumental/Vocal Music • Drama • Dance • Visual Art

COVID CURRICULUM (New for this summer)

Students will create, develop and present a video online over each 2-week program. They will incorporate skills in drama, music, filming and editing to produce their own creative work 

Three 2-week sessions available. Ages 10 & up.

Cost: Per Session / One Child : $550 + HST. Each additional child per family add $500 + HST. To enrol in a second session, please add $500 per child per family. Program runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily. 


More measures may follow pending direction from the government.

Each morning, students will gather at Chris Bracken Park in Manotick, weather permitting. We will organize students in groups of 8. Students will rotate through 4 activities divided between Chris Bracken and AY Jackson parks in Manotick: daily warm up, music and 2 different drama activities. Each student will bring their own blanket, hand sanitizer, mask, snacks, water etc. The blankets serve as a social distance tool to physically define each student’s social distance bubble. Students will move through 4 stations of the park as per the schedule to engage with the activities of each teacher. Tents will be set up for sun protection as well as light weather conditions. If the weather does not permit outside activities, morning activities will be conducted online. Mallets and musical instruments will be wiped down between uses. Bathrooms will be wiped down after each use.

Students return home at lunch and will resume activities online as per the schedule.

We are following the provincial and city social distance guidelines for summer day camps


9:00:                Children arrive at Chris Bracken Park, Manotick. One group of 8 students will be walked over to AY Jackson park. Groups rotate at which park they begin activities on a 2 day cycle

9:00 - 9:15:      Warm up Activity #1: Movement and drama based, Activity # 2: Music and rhythmic based. Groups rotate through the activities on a 2 day cycle

10:00 - 10:15:  Snack

10:15 - 11:00:  Music class: Work with mallet instruments.

11:00 - 11:45:  Drama class: The art of developing a character

11:45 - 12:30:  Drama class: Story telling techniques

12:30 - 2:00:   Lunch (Students return home)

2:00 - 2:45:     Class on zoom Activity #1: Filming and video editing techniques, Activity # 2: Music editing techniques, Groups rotate through the activities on a 2 day cycle

2:45 - 3:30:     Class on zoom Activity #1: Storytelling idea generating class, Activity # 2 Storytelling idea generating with music underscoring, Groups rotate through the activities on a 2 day cycle


Regular program

The goal of the 2-week day camp program is to prepare and present a creative drama work incorporating all performing arts areas of Drama, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Visual Art. Students will enjoy activities in all areas of the Arts but will choose to concentrate on one arts area.

Workshops in Theatre, Music & Visual Arts.

COVID CURRICULUM (New for this Summer)

Students will learn the art of storytelling by creating a video over the one week program. They will incorporate skills in drama, visual art, music, filming and editing to produce their own creative work.

One 1-week session available. Ages 7-10.

Cost Per Session / One Child: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily; $300.00 plus HST. 


As per 2-week sessions


As per 2-week sessions


Regular program

The goal of the 1-week day camp program is to provide educational workshops in Drama, Movement, Music, Visual Art, and Vocal techniques with the aim of introducing children to the Arts. (Please note: Session 3 is a shorter week due to the August holiday so pricing is $250 + HST for Full Day, and $150+ HST for Half Day).

Session 1 - Youth

(ages 10 & up)

July 6-17, 2020


Session 2 - Youth 

(ages 10 & up)

July 20-31, 2020

Session 3 - Youth 

(ages 10 - 15)

August 4-14, 2020


Session 5 - Kids

(ages 6 - 10)

August 17-21, 2020