Virtual Summer Camp

Campers ages 8-12 will have the opportunity to work with professional artists from a variety of disciplines to explore new art forms and techniques in a week-long day camp with Lakeshore Arts. Together we will get creative in a multifaceted exploration into arts and expression.

This year, Campers will participate in virtual workshops from the comfort of their own homes and engage with fantastic Indigenous artist facilitators as they guide youth through a morning and afternoon workshop.

Check out last year’s fun

2020 virtual summer camp

2021 Summer Camp

DATES: Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th
TIME: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Online via Zoom
AGE: 8 – 12

This year, Campers will participate in virtual workshops via Zoom and engage with fantastic Indigenous artist facilitators as they take part in a variety of art workshops which will focus on watercolour in nature, character drawing, and self-reflective rhythm and variation line-art drawings. Stay tuned for the specific breakdown of every workshop.

The suggested registration fee is $50.00 for the week, with a Pay-What-You-Can option. For those who live beyond the Etobicoke area that wish to register, you must be able to pick up your art supply box from Lakeshore Arts.

Additional proceeds raised from registration fees will be donated once again to ArtsCan Circle, a non-profit Indigenous organization that sends Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to engage First Nation, Innu, Inuit and Metis youth in remote northern communities across Canada. If you wish to donate to them directly, you can donate to ArtsCan Circle, here.

Art Supply Box & Pick-Up details

Campers will receive an art supply box which will contain all the art supplies needed to engage in all ten workshops throughout the week.

Art supply boxes available for pick up from the Lakeshore Arts storefront studio space (2422 Lake Shore Blvd West) on Wednesday, June 30th, between 10:30AM and 3:30 PM. If pick up is not possible please email to inquire about alternative delivery options.


FEES – The fee for the Summer Camp Online program is $50.00. We also offer a PWYC option (pay-what-you-can), with an encouraged donation amount of your choosing be made if possible. However, payment is not mandatory to participate in this program.

MAX # OF PARTICIPANTS – Registration is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, and it will be determined based on first-come, first-served. Spaces are limited and we ask that people please only register if you are available for the full 1 week program. Staff will confirm enrollment via email and provide you with more details leading up to the program. Please know that all decisions made regarding program registration are at the discretion of the programming staff.

WAITLIST – If all spaces are full, you will be placed on a waitlist and be contacted by programming staff when/if a space becomes available.

CANCELLATION – Should a participant need to cancel their enrolment, you will be required to do so no less than one week prior to the start date of the program so we can offer the opportunity to another participant on the waitlist.

MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT – Participants in this program will need to have access to a computer or comparable device, and an internet connection, with the capability to use sound and video during Zoom sessions.

RESTRICTIONS, ACCOMMODATIONS OR CONCERNS – Please include in the registration any necessary information our staff should know to enhance your child’s experience in our program. If you would like accommodations for any barriers to accessing this program, please let us know and we will do our best to provide them. We can provide printed materials, large font sizes, closed captioning, flexible camera-on policy, co-registration of a support person, and free participation. All information shared will be kept private and confidential.

MEDIA CONSENT – This program is documented in the form of photographs, recorded workshop videos and footage and testimonials will be used as marketing/promotional materials on Lakeshore Arts website, social media pages and channels as well as third-party media providers such as community newspapers, local/national newspapers and television channels. Please indicate whether you agree to this, or if you prefer not to.

ANTI-OPPRESSIVE SPACE – By registering for this program you are agreeing to participate in a harassment-free, safe, affirming space. Homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, classism, racism, audism, or body shaming will not be tolerated in our spaces, online or in-person. If any participant is found to be behaving in ways that are considered to be oppressive and harmful, a range of steps may be taken, including educational discussions and up to ejection from the space.

If you have further questions please contact our Program Coordinator at

We can’t wait to see you at camp!

For more information, please contact Matt O’Connor, Community Programs Coordinator, via email:


Our virtual summer camp IS funded and supported by the City of Toronto and ONTARIO CHARITABLE GAMING ASSOCIATION THROUGH DELTA BINGO AND GAMING ST. CLAIR.