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York Region Arts Camp
York Region Arts Camp
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What 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 with an on-site Art Show/Gallery Tour and Performance Night.  


When i​​s it?

May 23rd to May 30th, 2020


Where i​s​ it held?

Camp White Pine, Haliburton, Ontario.

(Transportation is offered for a fee.)


How do I apply for a ​COUNSELLOR or COUNSELLOR-IN-TRAI​NING (CIT) POSITION?

COUNSELLOR/CIT APPLICATIONS are available starting NOVEMBER 7th, 2019.

Application Opens: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Application Closes:  Friday, November 29, 2019 at 11:59pm

Interview Date: Tuesday, December 10th 4:00pm to 7:30pm

  • ​Review the entire application BEFORE you attempt to complete the online form: PDF preview of C/CIT Application.  It is recommended that you prepare your written answers in advance.

Please note:  Applications must be completed in their entirety in one session as there is no option to save and return to your application.


How do I sub​mit a ​PROGRAM PROPOSAL to teach at Arts Camp?

PROGRAM PROPOSALS from interested Staff/Artists in the Community will be accepted starting NOVEMBER 7th, 2019.

Application Opens:  Thursday, November 7, 2019

Application Closes:  Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00pm

YRDSB staff & artists from the community are invited to complete a program proposal to be considered for a teaching position at Arts Camp 2020.  Preference is given to permanent contract teachers and artists from the community. Other board employees are welcome to submit a proposal for consideration.  Chosen/accepted proposals will result in an invitation to teach the program at Arts Camp 2020 in Haliburton, ON.  

All successful applicants must have the support of their Principal/Supervisor and commit to the full 8 day program (May 23-May 30, 2020), one Orientation Evening (Feb 18, 2020, 4-8pm), one full-day Staff Meeting (April 21, 2020) and Family Information Night (May 12, 6:30-8:30pm).  Supply coverage will be provided as required.  

  • It is recommended that you review​ the entire application before completing the online form: Preview of the Program Proposal Application.  It is recommended that you prepare your written answers in advance.  


Please note:  Applications must be completed in their entirety in one session as there is no option to save and return to your application.


Who can apply as a CAMPER?

CAMPER APPLICATIONS will be available starting JANUARY 9th, 2020.

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 school & 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.


Questions?

For questions support with your application and/or the online form, please contact:

Camp Director, Monica Wand

Program Manager, Dave Bergerson



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