Located in the beautiful Niagara Region of Canada, Centauri Summer Arts Camp offers a specialised summer experience for youth from all over the world who have an interest in the arts. Campers choose from more than 40 arts programs – all taught by industry professionals and experienced educators – including Film Production, Creative Writing, Screen Writing, Music, Musical Theatre, Fine Art, Photography, Design, Dance Production, Clown, Stage Combat, Devised Theatre and more.
Centauri Summer Arts Camp is located on a 165 acre campus a little over an hour from Toronto. Campers live in pleasant dormitory buildings, with indoor washrooms and recreation rooms. There is an outdoor theatre, an indoor studio theatre, a large performance space for dancers and actors, two film studios, writing rooms, art studios and a range of recreational sports facilities. A medical professional is available at all times, camp counsellors live in with the campers, and the presence of arts professionals and 120+ artistic youth each session helps ensure a dynamic and creative arts community.
Centauri welcomes young people aged 9-18 for periods of between 8 days and 7 weeks. For younger campers, Centauri offers a high ratio of nurturing staff, a warm, family atmosphere and a wide range of fun, recreational activities. Older teens benefit from intensive arts experiences that provide an opportunity to build specialised skills in preparation for further education. For all ages, Centauri offers a diverse and exciting camp program, the chance to be part of a community where the arts are celebrated, and a unique opportunity for self discovery, as campers make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.
“Just a small note to thank you for making my daughter’s first camp experience so amazing. It was scary for me to send my child to a camp where she didn’t know anyone but I sure am glad that I overcame my worries so she could experience your amazing and professional camp and programs. I appreciate every single little thing you, the counselor(s) and staff did to make sure she felt welcome. I see a young woman who has returned home with great experiences, a lot more confidence, a better image of herself and exciting plans for her future.”
– 2015 Parent
“I just wanted to tell you how amazing this camp is and how wonderful my son feels attending. It brought tears to my eyes. He said it was the happiest time of his life and he literally felt he could do anything because he could be completely himself. I’m am so grateful we found this camp!!”
– 2015 Parent
“My son really enjoyed his film program. He said the program director was fantastic and he learned a tremendous amount about directing and being behind the camera. He had an opportunity to direct a music video, and was provided with the necessary instruction to be successful at it. This camp was a huge boost to his skills and his self confidence.”
– 2015 Parent
Centauri Summer Arts Camp is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association and has had the same owner-directors for the past 22 years.
Campers aged 9-18 attend Centauri Summer Arts Camp each summer from more than 20 different countries, and staff meet all flights at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. From there, it’s just over an hour’s drive to camp. Transportation to and from the airport is provided free of charge to campers arriving between designated times. In addition, campers remaining for more than one session receive the evening meal and accommodation between sessions free of charge. English language support is offered to all campers as required, and half-day trips to Niagara Falls are offered for our international campers.