Wide variety of day camps for kids interested in the arts

By Dale Johnson Posted: July 6, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Day camps allow children to explore their artistic sides.
Day camps allow children to explore their artistic sides. Photo courtesy The Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina

Summertime at the University of Regina’s College Avenue Campus means a time for kids to explore the arts.

The Conservatory of Performing Arts is offering 24 different day camps this year, starting on July 6.

There are classes in such areas as choir, claymation, dance, drama, guitar, magic, music, pottery, singing – and much more.

“We have several new camps this year, including: The Olympians, a stage combat camp for 11 to 14 year olds; Junior Glee, a singing and dancing camp for 6 to10 year olds; and Visual Virtuoso in the last week of July for 11 to 14 year olds, a camp designed for creating graphic-novel type stories,” says Christa Eidsness, Program Coordinator at the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina.

Tammy Kelln of Vibank, just southeast of Regina, has four daughters; two of them have attended camps, and the other two have volunteered.

“Art programs explore a place in the mind that often is missed because of academic focus. Conservatory camps give children the opportunity to explore new ways of learning and looking at the world through the eyes of art and the expression of the arts through many diverse programs,” she says.

“The conservatory camps are a great place to meet other children from different and diverse backgrounds. This too adds to the experience for my children, because their world expanded meeting children from all types of cultural backgrounds, especially because we are from a rural district where diversity is more limited,” adds Tammy.

As well as the camps, before and after care is available at no extra cost. For more details and a complete list all day camps being offered this year, please visit here.