Eco Explorers Camp, Inspired by Upcycling and Nature

Kamila Bashir
Hollis Nelson
Maplewood House
399 Seymour River Place
8:30am - 3:30pm
July 24 -28, 2023
Ages 6 - 11 only (no 5 year olds / no exceptions)

Ages 6 – 11 only (no 5-year-olds / no exceptions)

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the upcoming Camp Creative: Eco Explores, inspired by Upcycling and Nature.

Get ready to ignite your young artists’ creativity during this immersive week-long camp. We have an exciting line-up of activities and experiences planned, designed to inspire and engage young minds.

Throughout the camp, participants will embark on a transformative journey, as they repurpose unwanted fabrics and delve into the world of printmaking. They will explore the art of creating handmade inks, practice sewing and hand-stitching techniques, and even have the opportunity to craft tote bags from old t-shirts. Additionally, they will embark on outdoor walks, collecting materials and trash to be used in still-life compositions and sculptures. The campers will also learn to make t-shirt yarn and crochet unique purses, as well as create upcycled denim drawstring bags and zipper pouches.

As the week progresses, your children’s artistic endeavors will unfold, culminating in an exciting end-of-week exhibition for parents and families. This showcase will proudly display the culmination of their creative explorations, allowing them to shine and celebrate their newfound talents. It is an event that you won’t want to miss!

We invite you to join us for this immersive experience, where your young artists can freely explore their creativity and parents can marvel at the beautiful expressions of their children. It promises to be a week filled with inspiration, imagination, and pure joy.

Please send your camper with:

  • face mask (advised only)
  • lunch
  • water bottle
  • rain boots
  • rain jacket

Age limit: We have designed this camp and employed instructors with experience working with the age range of 6-11 years old.  Please do not sign up unless your child is 6+ or more on the day of camp.

This year we’re lucky to be offering 2 (30OFF) discounted tickets for this day camp through ‘NVCAC Children and Youth Arts Fund’. The funds are to be used as a subsidy to help offset ticket costs for our low-income families. If this doesn’t apply to you, please choose the full-price ticket option.

  • For details about our current NVA Disease-Prevention-Plan For the Camp covid safety plan click here.
  • If the camp you are hoping for is full, please email stephanieb@northvanarts.ca to be placed on a waitlist.  Use the subject header Camp Creative Waitlist Week (fill in the date you are interested in’) and in the body of the email let me know:
    • your name, phone number, and email
    • The names and age(s) of your child/children

*Please be aware when booking camps, untimely cancellations might lead to missed opportunities for other families and lead to financial strain on our non-profit organization. We request you let us know promptly if you need to  cancel or switch camps so we can make the necessary arrangements to fill the vacancy. A reminder cancellations will be charged a 30% administration fee to help offset staff time already incurred- see terms and conditions. Thanks for your understanding.



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