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Guelph Dance



Our Arts Explosion March Break and Summer Camps are a fun-filled, pressure-free exploration of the arts. Renowned local and national artists encourage children from 4-16 in all art forms.

2015-16 Camp Dates

Arts Explosion Summer Camps 
July 4-8 and July 11-15, 2016

*NEW!* Counsellor in Training Program
July 11-15, 2016
for youth born 2003 and entering grade 8

Arts Explosion March Break Camps
March 14-18, 2016

Registration & Camper Information Form

Registration for camp is done through River Run Centre After registering, please download the Camper Information Form, fill it out, and bring it with you on the first day of camp.

General Camp Information

Drop-off & Pick-Up

Regularly scheduled camp activities occur between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. As a courtesy, we offer complimentary before camp care from 8:30-9:30 am and after camp care from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Please see special instructions for Dance Focus and Teen Intensive campers.

After Camp Care

Extra post-camp care is offered from 4:30 – 5:30 pm for $5 per day or $25 for the whole week. To register, please call the River Run Centre Box Office at 519-763-3000.

What to Bring to Camp

Please ensure your child brings the following items to camp each day:

  • A nut-free lunch & two nut-free snacks
  • A labelled water bottle
  • Loose-fitting clothing that allows for freedom of movement and possible paint stains
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: part of lunch hour will be spent outside, so children may get muddy, snowy or wet – and anything in between.


Guelph Dance offers subsidized spaces on a first-come-first served basis. Campers will only be subsidized for one camp each year, either March Break or Summer Camp. If you are interested in a subsidy for summer, please submit your application by May 1st. (Subsidy applications for March Break camp are due by January 15).

Download the Subsidy Application Form here.

These spaces have been made possible by donors to the Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund and the Rotary Club of Guelph – Trillium Community Fund.  Additional space may become available through the Guelph Community Foundation.

The Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund
The Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund continues the legacy of this inspirational woman, encouraging young people to be creative in all facets of their lives. The Fund was established in 2009 to offer young people, who may not otherwise have the resources, an opportunity to attend Guelph Dance’s Arts Explosion Camps at a subsidized rate.

Monica Davis (1931-2009) was a passionate and caring woman who saw the true value of the arts in our community. She was an active volunteer with the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival for many years and avidly supported various other charities with both cultural and child poverty mandates. She was a mother, a grandmother and a wonderful role-model who never gave up on making the world a tiny bit better.

Click here to make a donation to the Monica Davis Camp Scholarship Fund.

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