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Sheridan offers youth summer camps

Jul 13, 2023

Sheridan is proud to offer youth in its campus communities the opportunity to learn from the expertise of Sheridan faculty and instructors in a suite of exciting camps this summer. 

From musical theatre to skilled trades, the camps cover a range of disciplines, touching upon many of Sheridan’s hallmark programs.  

A new youth theatre camp, run from Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road Campus, was inspired by a desire to engage with the community with the help of the school’s highly skilled music theatre students. The camps will take place in Sheridan’s industry standard dance halls, with Performing Arts-Preparation Program Coordinator Chantal Forde supporting with the writing and development of the programming. 

“We’re excited to introduce our first-ever theatre camps for youth this summer, led by talented students in the Music Theatre Performance Program,” said Ned Loach, academic portfolio administrator in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design. “Theatre camp helps strengthen, first and foremost, self-confidence; self-confidence in creativity, in play and in one’s own voice. We all know that, as adults, public speaking can be challenging, which is what makes theatre camp so valuable at this age. And they’ll have the chance to finish their week of camp with a performance for family and friends."

Returning this summer are a suite of free STEM-focused workshops and camps for youth in Halton and Peel, hosted by the School of Applied Computing and made possible through Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) funding and college partnerships.

“Once again, we’re inviting youth in our campus communities to participate in fun and educational summer camps at Sheridan,” said Jennifer Gillespie, academic program manager, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology. “Our expert faculty and instructors, state-of-the-art facilities and engaging programming will help youth get excited about STEM and the many opportunities open for campers looking to pursue studies in this field, while providing mentorship and hands-on experience.”

Camps offered include:

  • Theatre: campers will build confidence, creativity and friendships while developing acting, dancing, singing and creative skills.
  • Maker: learn DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking and tinkering in categories such as Arts & Crafts, Chemistry, Electronics, Engineering, Games, Magic, Music, Physics, STEM or STEAM, Sustainability and many more.
  • Coding and computer science: gain skills to develop multiple apps in a week at a fun-filled camp environment where campers will learn that STEM is not only easy but exciting and accessible as well.
  • Make & Race – ObstacleBOT: Young Lego robot designers are invited to learn to build robots and other machines using gears, motors and computers. All technology and equipment provided.
  • Skilled Trades: hands-on training and experience in the skilled trades, developing communication, problem solving and teamwork skills.

Learn more about Sheridan’s summer camps or register: Theatre Summer Camp and Youth Amplified

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