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Summer art camp 2022

We are excited to welcome you back for in person summer camp at Button Factory Arts!

Button Factory Arts has partnered with local children's charities to provide a limited number of subsidized spots to those seeking financial barriers. Please connect with us by email at if you would like to be considered for a subsidized/free camp space.

5 day week, full day

$220/members | $259/non-members

4 day week, full day

$177/members | $208/non-members

5 day week, half day

$111/members | $130/non-members

4 day week, half day

$89/members | $104/non-members

Full day: 
Dropoff: 8:45-9:15am
Pickup: 4:45-5:15pm


Morning Half Days: 
Dropoff: 8:45-9:15am
Pickup: 12-1pm

Afternoon Half Days: 
Dropoff: 12-1pm
Pickup: 4:45-5:15pm

Pick up and dropoff is at Button Factory Arts: 25 Regina St. South, Waterloo. 

Parking: is available across the street, beside
Paul Puncher in the city lot closest to Erb st.


Drop-off is upstairs on the second floor via the front door. Please let us know if you have any accessibility issues and we will accommodate. We hope our elevator will be completed by this time. Half day pickup may be outside at the picnic tables, front desk will advise.

  • Students are required to bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottle.

  • There will be one snack break in the morning and one in the afternoon.

  • Students are required to come in the morning with sunscreen applied as we will be going to the park right away. 

  • Please send spray sunscreen with your child so camp staff can access it if needed. Staff will not apply sunscreen that requires physical contact.

AGES: 5-12

Camp pricing:

Summer Art Camp 2022

We have a great lineup of themed weeks for ages 5-12 to get creative this summer. Our summer camp has a high focus on visual art, craft, design and making. We make sure to include lot’s of outdoor activities, games and breaks when needed. See weekly descriptions below.


How to Register


Remember to purchase a Family Membership to save 15% on registration!

On-line registration is available here.

You can also register in person at Button Factory Arts. Before coming, please contact the facility by phone to make sure it is open and to confirm current operating hours (519)-886-4577. Current hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-5pm and Saturdays, 10am-3pm. We are closed for long weekends and holidays.


Full or Half Day Registration
Full day and Half day registration is available. Please note that the morning session is spent mainly outdoors at Mary Allen Park. Although outdoor art activities are part of this program, The focus is more on play based options in the morning sessions. Afternoons are spent in the studio and are more focused on project based art activities.


COVID Protocol:
All required provincial, regional and City of Waterloo procedures will be followed. Full information will be provided in our welcome and registration forms. 

  • Numbers have been decreased to 15 campers / groups to allow more space for campers and social distancing.

  • More time outdoors increases the camp fun and also allows us to breathe more fresh air!

  • Campers and staff and volunteers must currently wear masks indoors and practice social distancing whenever possible. 

  • Children 12+ must show vaccination passport to attend camp.

  • All Button Factory Arts camp staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated.

Have questions or want to learn more?

Contact our Program Director, Allie Brenner by email:

Camp hours:
Drop off & Pickup
Lunch, Snacks, Sunscreen
weekly descriptions:

22-SC01: Art That Works | July 4-8
Drawing, weaving, printmaking & clay. This week, you will learn about art and design, and how to make objects that really work! 


22-SC02: Nature Art | July 11-15
Make art that's inspired by nature & your imagination in many materials including drawing, painting collage and found natural objects. This week challenges campers to re-imagine the natural world and our connection to it through art making.


22-SC03: Cartooning & Comics | July 18-22
Are you crazy about character design, storytelling and cartoons? This week you will get creative in 2D with drawing, pencil crayon and marker art. Get an inside peek and some digital design techniques and learn the basics of creating art for cartoons and comics. 


22-SC04: Modern Art | July 25-29
From surreal landscapes, to Matisse inspired "painting with scissors" this week we will venture through modern art creations. Learn about your favourite modern artists through making! This week will focus on drawing and painting with exploration in collage and poetry!


22-SC05: Pop Art (Short Week) | Aug. 2-5
Create art that is inspired by Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama! Be bold with collage, readymade sculpture, polkadots and printmaking! 


22-SC06: Contemporary Art | Aug. 8-12
Dive into the exciting art of today. Make art that pays tribute to big ideas like pastel drawings inspired by Basquiat, eco-art like Mary Mattingly and anime inspired character and soft sculpture design inspired by Takeshi Murakami! Learn how to make meaningful art and experiment in many different materials.


22-SC07: Wearable Art | Aug. 15-19
Design your own piece of wearable art, or cool piece of clothing! Explore self-portraits, drawing, performance, costume design, and photography. Play with lots of different materials and find awesome ways to express yourself.


August 20-28: Button Factory Arts is closed August 20-28th for the Busker festival,

there is no camp this week.

22-SC08: Best of Week | Aug. 29 - Sept. 2
Explore some of the favourites from the whole summer! This camp takes all of the most popular activities from our summer camp and mixes them together to create one crazy week of creation!

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Thank you to the Waterloo Region Record - Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Kids to Camp Fund for funding this program.