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York Region Arts Camp
York Region Arts Camp
Arts Camp logo - Where Creativity Runs FreeWhat is Arts Camp?

For over thirty years, on the shores of a private lake in the Haliburton Highlands, Camp White Pine hosts a unique yearly camp for York Region District School Board students. Arts Camp is an intensive one-week immersion in performance-based and product-generating art programs and experiences. To ensure the student experience is memorable, dynamic and fun, teachers, local and regional artists as well as student counsellors plan and facilitate amazing art programs and support a unique, inclusive environment for campers. 250 students ranging from Grade 7 to Grade 12 from across York Region attend morning and afternoon arts-based programs augmented by other daily workshops and activities.  The week-long camp culminates in an on-site Art Show/Gallery Tour and Performance Night.

When​​ is it?

May 25th to June 1st, 2019

Where is it he​ld?

Camp White Pine, Haliburton, Ontario. (Transportation is offered for a fee.)

Who can apply?

  • Students in Grades 7-12 who are registered in a York Region District School Board school.
  • Students in Grades 10-12 may also apply for a Leadership position (Counsellor or Counsellor-in-Training). 

There is no limit to the number of student applications submitted from an individual school provided that each student applicant has met the following 4 criteria:

  • Student demonstrates positive character in the school;
  • Student does not show significant behavioural concerns in the school;
  • Student would benefit from an arts program in an inclusive community; and
  • Student is prepared and mature enough to spend a week away from home.

Students require parental/guardian consent as well as the endorsement of a teacher and school administrator to apply for a Camper or Leadership Position at Arts Camp.

    How do I apply for a CAMPER POSITION?

    The Camper Application Information Package includes comprehensive information about camp, the cost and the application process.  Please carefully review the information before applying.  Application deadline is Friday, February 1st, 2019.


    For support with your application and the online form, please contact a Camp Director:  Monica Wand or Rob Cotey,

    For questions about fees, transportation and other registration information, please contact Lori Tant.

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