Creativity is the essence of your child’s youth. Creative play allows children to experience physical, emotional, social and intellectual benefits. The opportunities to awaken their creative self are endless! In Ottawa alone there are countless activities, including musical theatre camps, arts camps, classes in how to sketch, acting classes and many more. With so many important developmental benefits of creative play, why wouldn’t you want to encourage it?


We have put together some of our favourite activities to awaken and encourage your child’s creativity!


Stage Craft Children’s Theatre School

Stage Craft aims to train and inspire children to adult in the Performance Arts. The school focuses on building the three main skills of musical theatre which include dance, drama and singing. The trustworthy and caring instructors put emphasis on developing these talents, strengths and qualities in a fun, exciting and challenging way. Stage Craft school offers several different programs for a variety of ages as well as several camps and workshops.


Ottawa School of Art

The Ottawa School of Art offers a full range of courses, workshops and classes for all ages. They also will be hosting two camps this summer, one downtown Ottawa and one in Orleans. OSA is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative excellence in the visual arts. With their wide range of programs, they offer activities for all ages, experience and skill levels. Enrolling your child in one of their amazing activities will allow organizational growth, exploration of creativity and building lasting friendships and relationships.


Makin’ Moves Children’s Dance Theatre

The art of movement and dance can perfectly be expressed at Makin’ Moves, run by the amazing dancer Michelle McKernan. Opportunities for your child to pursue dance at this studio are endless. You can enroll your child Dance Camps, Children’s programs or after school programs. Dance for children is not only a way of expression, it also improves physical and mental health, social abilities, teaches discipline and improves self-esteem.


The Pottery Playhouse

The Pottery Playhouse offers a great place for kids to get creative by painting high-quality ceramics in a fun and safe environment. It’s a great way for children to express themselves through a variety of colors and options. Besides simple drop-ins, the house also host birthday parties, “Kids’ Night Out” Fridays and even summer camps. It’s a great way for children to expand their artistic knowledge past paper and crayons.


The Urban Element

It’s a well-known fact, that cooking can be considered a work of art. Cooking is a great way to bring your family together, so why not let children take over in the kitchen. The Urban Element is offering a summer culinary school for kids age 9-12. The week long camp will allow children to acquire basic cooking skills and techniques, food safety, ingredient selection, and recipe reading and interpretation. How about taking creativity into the kitchen. Who knows, maybe your child is the next master chef.


Make summer 2018 a creative one for your child! On we have over 200 providers offering a wide variety of creative camps and activities. In two clicks you can find the most suitable and convenient one for your child. Simple, efficient and fast – create your child’s summer schedule today!

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