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York Region Arts Camp
York Region Arts Camp
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What is Arts Camp?

Celebrating over 30 years on the shores of a private lake in the Haliburton Highlands, Camp White Pine is host to a unique yearly camp for York Region District School Board students. Arts Camp is an intensive week-long immersion in visual, studio and performance art programs and experiences. YRDSB Teachers, regional artists and student cabin leaders plan and facilitate differentiated arts 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 engaging whole-camp activities.  This memorable and dynamic week-long camp culminates in a Studio 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.)

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 criteria:

  • Student is prepared and mature enough to spend a week away from school & home;

  • Student does not show significant behavioural concerns in the school; and

  • Students have parental/guardian consent as well as the endorsement of their teacher and school administrator to apply

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

How do I apply for a CAMP​ER POSITION?

Application opens: Thursday, January 9th  at 9:00 a.m.

Application closes: Friday, January 31st at 11:59 p.m.

The Camper Application Information package includes comprehensive information about camp, including cost and the application process.  Please carefully review the information before applying. 

How do I get to the application?

The application process is completed online through a Google Form. Please apply online via the online application form.

Please note:  Applications must be completed in their entirety in one session as there is no option to save and return to your application. Each application will require 10-20 minutes to complete.


The selection of Counsellors and CITs is now complete for Arts Camp 2020.   


How do I submit a PROGRAM PROPOSAL to teach at Arts Camp?

The selection of programs and staff is now complete for Arts Camp 2020.  


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

Specific questions about camp can be directed to:

Camp Director, Monica Wand

Program Manager, Dave Bergerson

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