summer camp programs for young artists

Ignite, Discover, & Share

this summer!

 

Do these thoughts resonate with you?

  • Are you looking for a fun and educational summer camp experience for your child?
  • Do you want to help your child build confidence, self-expression, and artistic skill this summer?
  • Are you looking for a small, personalized camp experience for you child (12 campers) taught by industry professionals?
  • Is your child creative and imaginative?
  • Does your child love the arts and collaborating with other children?

Then you are in the right place! Keep scrolling:)

Join us this summer and Ignite, Discover and Share…

You are not alone (I promise)!

Many children and youth struggle to express themselves with confidence. We have developed a series of signature summer camp programs to ignite the true artist within so they can express themselves with confidence, creativity, and skill (all while having a lot of fun). 

Join us and ignite...

 summer camp programs

Getting Into Character
July 22-26, 2024
Gr. 1-6
$425

Musical Theatre Camp
Under the Sea

July 29-Aug. 2, 2024
Gr. 1-6
$425

Collaborative Arts Camp
Broadway, Baby!

August 19-23 2024
Gr. 6-12
$450

Musical Theatre Camp
World Tour

August 26-30, 2024
Gr. 1-6
$425

Collaborative Arts Camp
What’s Included…
  • professional arts instruction taught by industry professionals
  • all materials and camp activities
  • camp t-shirt 
  • two snacks daily
  • pizza lunch Friday

Camp Day Details
8:30am-9:00am: Camp arrival & quiet activities.
9:00am-4:00pm: Camp programming. 

4:00pm-4:15pm: Camp pick-up & quiet activities.

 
Location: Donais Studios – 342 Prospect Street, Newmarket
 
Welcome to the Artist Within Summer Camp Programs 
We are thrilled to offer four arts-focused camps this summer. 
Each week will feature arts-intensive activities based on a theme. Campers can look forward to musical arts, speech arts, dance arts, visual arts, and dramatic arts activities taught by industry professionals. Each camp will also include traditional camp activities such as crafts, team-building games, daily outdoor adventures, splash pad fun (weeks 1, 2, and 4) and swimming (week 3). Two snacks are provided daily and a pizza lunch on Friday. 
Please see the full camp descriptions and daily camp schedules below. 

Getting Into Character

Week 1: July 22-26, 2024

Musical Theatre Camp 

Grades 1-6

$425

 

Let’s have a little fun and get into character! Which characters will you choose? We have a fun week planned with playful workshops to help you build your performing arts skills. Engage in the dramatic arts, musical arts, dance arts, and speech arts as you “try on” and “act out” new characters. Campers will also explore the visual arts through costume, set, and make-up design. Get ready for a fun and creative week.

 

“Getting into Character” is always an adventure!

Under the Sea

Week 2: July 29-August 2, 2024

Collaborative Arts Camp

Grades 1-6

$425

 

The sea is so vibrant and full of life! Campers will take inspiration from the sea as they explore the performing arts in new and creative ways. Daily arts intensive workshops will keep the campers on their toes, having fun, building confidence, and sharing in the beauty of the arts. Collaboration, imagination, and creativity will be the focus of our week “under the sea”. 

Get your goggles ready because you never know what you may find hiding under the sea!

Broadway, Baby!

Week 3: August 19-23, 2024

Musical Theatre Camp

Grades 6-12

$450

 

Get ready to sing, dance, and act your heart out! This dynamic and inspirational camp will be sure to have you singing and dancing your way through the week. Campers will help select songs and scenes to study for this triple threat camp. Build your confidence and performance skills through arts intensive workshops and individual coaching sessions. Collaboration, self-expression, and self-trust will be key highlights throughout the week. Camp will conclude with a recording session on Friday.  

It’s Broadway, Baby!

World Tour

Week 4: August 26-30, 2024

Collaborative Arts Camp

Grades 1-6

$425

 

Get ready to tour the world through the arts. Campers will “visit” and explore various artistic practices from countries around the world. This energetic and vibrant camp will encourage campers to be curious and adventurous as they build their confidence and skill in the performing arts. This week will nurture curiosity, creativity, and self-expression through singing, drumming, storytelling, movement, and painting. 

 

Where do you think our world tour will take you? You will have to join us to find out;)

Our summer camp programs introduce young artists to the fundamental skills of artistry in the areas of singing, musicianship, storytelling, visual arts, dramatic arts, movement arts, and the collaborative arts.  The Artist Within Summer Camps provide a playful and collaborative approach to building creativity, confidence, and skill.  Come and ignite The Artist Within with one of our signature summer camp programs.

INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

andrea donais teacher
Andrea Donais

Meet the Founder & Creator, Andrea Donais

I have had the honour and privilege of working with children, youth, and young artists of all ages throughout my career as an educator, singer, and choral conductor. Helping my students share the artist within has been my greatest joy and life’s passion. When my students ignite the artist within – they discover a creative voice, a confidence and a resilience – they never knew they had.

I love summer camp. Some of my best childhood memories are memories of music camp. I would spend every summer immersed in music and enjoying the company of my friends. Summer camp offers a relaxed and comfortable environment, free of external pressures, to explore new areas of artistic expression and to truly be creative. 

Donais Studios The Artist Within summer camp programs offer small camp sizes for a more personalized camp experience. Our fun and engaging camp programs will keep your child learning and growing this summer in a safe, encouraging, and nurturing environment.     

The Artist Within summer camp programs intentionally create positive collaborative arts experiences that are transformational and build key life skills – creativity, confidence, and self-expression. Skills that will transport into all aspects of life. There is something very special, powerful, and even magical about the arts! Join us this summer for a personalized camp experience like no other. 

xoAndrea

Andrea Donais

BMUS, MMUS, RCM certified teacher

Who is this program for?

The power of collaboration and community in the arts is undeniable. Exploring the arts in a small group format inspires, encourages, and nurtures creativity while having a lot of fun with peers. 

These summer camp programs are for creative and imaginative children who love to express themselves through artistry, singing, movement, and collaboration with others. 

Come and ignite

CONFIDENCE | CREATIVITY | SKILL 

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