Cartooning camps

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Cartooning camps are for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to high schoolers. These camps allow your child to develop and cultivate essential skills in an exciting art form. They also offer a fun and engaging creative outlet. Read more

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Camps and programs below offer a variety of activities that includes cartooning.
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Intended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $375/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed3757-130Markham, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Create with KirshyIntended for ages 7+, our one-week programs offer a taste of everything. Campers will draw, paint, and sculpt a variety of amazing projects, including canvas paintings, custom t-shirts, figurines, and more. Markham, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Zebra Robotics   

Mississauga; Milton; Online

  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed307-171Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMZebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative thinking. Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1904-182Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMBudding Genius - Central Mississauga30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative thinking. Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $15/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed151-173Leaside, Toronto, OntarioArts : Visual arts (multi)Canadian Contemporary School of ArtA contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Arts : Visual arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $90/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed905-154Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, ONArts : Visual arts (multi)McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and ProgramsThe McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today! Vaughan, Ontario, Virtual Program, ON Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-175North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

LOLART SCHOOL   

Willowdale, Toronto; Henry Farm, Toronto; Agincourt, Toronto; Online

  • Visual arts: Arts & Crafts
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

LOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Art classes and camp at 6 Locations in GTA. Creativity is taught and learned here and we share the joy of greater advancement! Read more...

  • Ages 3.5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $25/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed253.5-186Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Henry Farm, Toronto, Ontario, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Visual arts: Arts & CraftsLOLART SCHOOLLOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Art classes and camp at 6 Locations in GTA. Creativity is taught and learned here and we share the joy of greater advancement! Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Henry Farm, Toronto, Ontario, Agincourt, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

ePrograms   

Richmond Hill; Online

  • Arts (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Program

Online group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 25
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Virtual Program, Program openCamp Coed24010-257Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Arts (multi)eProgramsOnline group programs and private lessons in Music, Art, Cooking, Finance 101 and more taught by Superstar instructors from Canada's most prestigious orchestras and institutions. Perfect for kids and teens ages 10-18. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Artech Camps Canada   

Halifax; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-198Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

CASMA Camps   

Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

High quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2004-169Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Traditional (multi activity) CASMA CampsHigh quality instruction in sport, art, music and more! Special guest speakers. All Ministry of Health health and safety measures in place. Our small group summer camp was sold out and we had zero Covid-19 cases. Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, Day camp, Program Coed

Harbourfront Centre Camps   

Harbourfront, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Since 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day camp, Overnight camp openCamp Coed2504-1510Harbourfront, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Harbourfront Centre CampsSince 1979, Harbourfront Centre Camps have fostered an inclusive learning community that encourages long-lasting connections to contemporary arts, culture and ideas. . Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

A STEAM (STEM + Arts) summer camp and before and after-school care provider that offers variety of classes, including coding, cooking, game design, robotics and virtual reality for children ages 4-13. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed2754-1311Pickering, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Idea Labs Kids PickeringA STEAM (STEM + Arts) summer camp and before and after-school care provider that offers variety of classes, including coding, cooking, game design, robotics and virtual reality for children ages 4-13. Pickering, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

STEM Minds   

Online; Aurora

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-1412Virtual Program, , Aurora, OntarioScience: STEAMSTEM MindsSTEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

The Cube STEM Camps   

Downtown East, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp

A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Day camp openCamp Coed, Girls1957-1713Downtown East, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)The Cube STEM CampsA technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future. Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario Day camp Coed, Girls

Block 8 Academy   

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

Active, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed455-1214Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, Creative, Mix of Indoor and Outdoor all in one camp! Encourage your children to socialize in person, or have them enjoy learning a new skill online with top notch voice instructors, debate, creative writing... Port Moody, British Columbia Day camp, Program Coed

Cartooning camps near you

As cartooning increases in popularity, the list of cartooning camps is growing across the country. Below, find your city and options close to you.

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More than just summer camp

For those deeply interested in cartooning, there are other ways to learn and develop this skill, beyond summer camp, which may dominate the list above. Programs run year round and overnight camps offer some deep immersion in this art form. Use our site to find different options below.

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Other camps you might look at

Cartooning is one among a rapidly growing list of arts-focused camps. If your child is interested in cartooning, you might also look into the following.

Animation camps: Offer curriculum and teaching in specialized animation programs, software, techniques, and topics.

Visual arts camps: Focus on the fine arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, and fashion.

Graphic design camps and programs: teach kids basics in real-world design and presentation including design for logos, flyers, and more.

Writing and journalism camps: teach and develop various writing skills, for both fiction and non-fiction, such as grammar, punctuation, clarity, creativity, stylistics, and engagement.

Video game design camps: Kids learn different types of design and function, creation of 3-D characters, lighting, sound effects, and programming with the best tools and technologies available today.

Skills learned at cartooning camps

Cartooning camps enable kids to acquire critical knowledge and skills. This can be useful during childhood, the teen years, and throughout one’s life. It can also open up interesting career opportunities. 

Here are some skills and knowledge your child may acquire at a cartooning camp:

  • Drawing fundamentals such as perspective, linework, and colouring techniques
  • Caricature
  • Character and design
  • Visual storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Pencilling
  • Cartooning media

Depending on the level and focus of the camp, your child may also learn some other important stuff: 

  • Digital animation
  • Writing basics
  • Comic book writing
  • Inking with a brush
  • Thumbnailing layouts
  • The history of cartooning
  • Visual storytelling in cinema

Benefits of cartooning camps

As mentioned, cartooning camps help kids acquire pivotal knowledge and skills. This can inspire your child, open up creative outlets, and shape their educational and personal development.

Beyond these, there are numerous other potential perks of these camps. They include:

Possible career trajectories of cartooning camps

Most cartooning camps have an eye to the present and future. They provide kids with flexible learning options to pursue current interests. But they also often give them specific pathways to pursue educational opportunities.

Many cartooning camps also open the door to potential career paths. Here is a list of possibilities provided by Raise Me - Careers:

Common careers for cartoonists

  • Book illustrator
  • Caricature artist
  • Comic book artist
  • Comic illustrator
  • Editorial cartoonist
  • Illustrator
  • Political cartoonist
  • Sketch artist
  • Tattoo artist

Less common careers for cartoonists

  • Fashion illustrator
  • Medical and science illustrator
  • Video artist
  • Multimedia artist and animator
  • Digital animator
  • Graphic designer
  • Creative director
  • Industrial designer
  • Videographer
  • Video game designer
  • Concept artist
  • VFX artist

Choosing the right cartooning camp for your child

What’s the best way to choose the right cartooning camp for your child? First, think more seriously about them: their age, experience, interests, and goals. 

  • Is your child aiming to just learn the basics of cartooning? Or are they looking to take an important step towards a career in this field? 
  • Do they want to focus on a specific area of cartooning, such as comic book illustration? Or are they looking to acquire a more general background?

Then, of course, you should look closely at the camps themselves. Talk to directors and staff, and visit camps whenever possible. Learn as much as you can about each camp to gauge whether it’s the right fit for your child.

Here are some key questions to get you started:

  • What courses/programs do you offer?
  • What level (e.g., introductory, intermediate, advanced) are they at?
  • What exactly do they cover?
  • What’s your teaching/instructional approach?
  • Do children work more independently or collaboratively?
  • What skills can I expect my child to come away with?
  • What qualifications do the instructors have?
  • What facilities and equipment do you use?

You may then need to delve deeper. For instance, if it’s a camp focusing on visual storytelling, you may ask the following questions:

  • How do you teach visual storytelling?
  • Is there a specific approach you use?
  • Does my child need any specific background in this area?
  • How might this skill help my child?
  • What careers might this skill provide the basis for?

For further guidance on choosing the right camp for your child, check out the following resources:

Looking to do more research?

Camp might seem like an easy decision, but it’s not. There are many types of camps—in fact, there are many types of cartooning camps! It’s best to get a sense of the landscape before you make your decision. A great place to start is the Our Kids camp expo, held each winter in Toronto. You’ll find many camps there, including cartooning camps, and you can speak with directors, staff, and campers. We also offer valuable information sessions at the expo.

Finally, to learn more about cartooning, check out the following sources:

CoolCartooning.com: What is cartooning?
Norman Rockwell Museum: Cartooning
Making Comics: Introduction to cartooning



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