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Do you have a creative child aged 8 - 12?

Arts Orillia’s Arts Day Camp is for them!

Dance! Graphic Arts! Drawing! Park time! Library time!

Each day starts at The Holding Space
with a 1:6 instructor to child ratio. 

Week 1: July 2nd to 5th, 2024: $259.00*
Week 2: Aug 26th to 30th, 2024: $299.00*


Schedule Example

9:00 - 10:00am

10:15 - 10:30am

10:30 - 11:45am

11:45 - 12:00pm

12:00 - 1:30pm

1:30 - 1:45pm

1:45 - 2:30pm

2:30 - 2:45pm

2:45 - 4:00pm

Hands On - Sculpt, Weave, Draw


Hip Hop Dance Class

Walk to park

Outdoor Lunch and Play

Walk to Library

Reading Time

Walk to Studio

Digital Animation Workshop

* We understand that some families may need help with the registration fees. If you need a hand, visit to see if you can apply for a grant to join us! Please contact us if you require help with this process:


Instructor Profiles


Kate Hilliard (She / Her)

Kate Hilliard is an artist, educator, and curator. She has danced for a wide range of choreographers across Canada and Europe. Her own performances are often inspired by her experience as a mother and have been commissioned and presented across Turtle Island, in Mexico, Australia, Italy, and Germany. 

Kate loves bringing young people together through creative experiences and has worked developing curriculum in several boards of education across Ontario. She has been faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University in the Dance and Acting departments since 2015. A strong believer in interdisciplinary learning, Kate sees the confidence and adaptive skills that children find through creative practice.


In 2020 she moved back to her native Orillia and helped found Arts Orillia, where she is currently Artistic Director. In this role, Kate is passionate to make more room for young people on stages, in galleries, and through public arts projects. She often says, “let’s listen and reflect the voices of our future in the art that we support!”

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Sean Rees (He / Him)

Sean Rees is an artist and educator specializing in graphic design, web design, photography, illustration, and fibre arts. He teaches at Lakehead University and gives creative workshops in local Orillia elementary schools.


Sean is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of the arts and has a deep commitment to fostering creativity, promoting cultural understanding, and empowering the next generation of artists. 

As a father, he believes that making things with his kids will teach them to be innovative, adaptive, and full of curiosity. He is excited to have the opportunity to create with the young people at the Arts Orillia Summer Arts Camps, and knows there will be lots of opportunities for learning and fun in these special weeks.

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