As we continue to safeguard the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, employees and community, the MacLaren Art Centre has made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 in-person summer camps. This includes all summer camp programming at the Gallery and with our educational partners, such as the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka, the Township or Oro-Medonte and the Holly Recreation Centre. This decision was made following the Provincial Government's announcement on May 19 regarding school, summer camp and child care closures.
If you have registered for a summer program through the MacLaren Art Centre, a member of our education department will be contacting you as soon as possible to arrange for your refund. For programmes registered with our educational partners, please contact them directly for refund instructions.
We’re excited to present our all-new Digital Summer Activity Series: a suite of downloadable activities that children ages 6-9 and 10-14 can complete at home. The full suite of Digital Summer Activities will be released gradually throughout July and August.
If you have questions or concerns, please email Thank you for your understanding and patience as we adjust to these unprecedented circumstances.


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November 2018

Introduction to Oil Painting (ages 10 to 13)

December 2018

Art Unleashed Camp (ages 6 to 11)

Art Unleashed Camp (ages 6 to 11)

December 27, 2018 - December 28, 2018
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March 2019

Drawing on the Edge (ages 10 to 13)

July 2019

Rock, Paper, Scissors Art Camp (ages 6 to 9)
YMCA/MacLaren Art Camps

YMCA/MacLaren Art Camps

July 8, 2019 - August 23, 2019
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“Play is the thing” Art Camp (ages 6 to 9)
Superhero Camp (ages 10 to 13)

Superhero Camp (ages 10 to 13)

July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
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August 2019

Art (Un)Bound Camp (ages 10 to 13)
Master Painters Art Camp (ages 6 to 9) – CANCELLED

October 2019

PA Day: Art (UN)BOUND (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
PA Day: Art (UN)BOUND (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)

November 2019

PA Day: Insta-Art (ages 6 to 11) (SMCDSB)
PA Day: Insta-Art (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)

December 2019

NEW! Back to the Future Art Camp (ages 6 to 11)

January 2020

PA Day: The View From Here (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)

February 2020

Pop-Up Workshop: The View From Here (ages 6 to 11)
Vibrant Vistas (ages 7 to 10)

March 2020

Pop Goes the World (ages 10 to 13)
PA Day: Future Worlds (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB)
Comic Book Creations (ages 6 to 11) – Cancelled

April 2020

Mini-Matisse: Explorations in Painting (ages 7 to 10)

May 2020

PA Day: Marking Imagination (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB and SMCDSB)

June 2020

PA Day: Sculpture Studio (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB and SMCDSB)
PA Day: Painted Portraits (ages 6 to 11) (SCDSB and SMCDSB)

July 2020

Green Earthscapes Art Camp (ages 6 to 9) – CANCELLED
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