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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 ap​ply for a Counsellor or Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) position?

Application Opens: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Application Closes:  Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 11:59pm

Interview Date: Tuesday, December 4th 4:00pm

Review the entire application before you attempt to complete the online form. 

It is recommended that you prepare your written answers in advance.

Access and submit the online application form.​

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

How do I submit a Program Proposal to teach at Arts Camp?

Application Opens:  Thursday, November 8, 2018

Application Closes:  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

Permanent contract teachers are invited to complete a program proposal to be considered for Arts Camp 2019.  Preference is given to permanent contract teachers. Other board employees may submit a proposal for consideration.  Chosen/accepted proposals will result in an invitation to teach the program at Arts Camp 2019 in Haliburton, ON.  

All successful applicants must have the support of their Principal/Supervisor and commit to the full 8 day program (May 25-June 1, 2019), one Orientation Evening (Feb 6, 2019, 4-8pm), one full-day Staff Meeting (April 9, 2019) and Family Information Night (May 14, 6:30-8:30pm).  Supply coverage will be provided as required.  

Please review the information provided here before submitting a proposal:  Information for Interested Applicants​


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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