Theatre Ancaster Summer Programming

For questions, please email

A Note on Summer Camp this year:

Dear Families,

As we look forward to the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre becoming a reality in the near future, we are also faced with the problem that construction is starting at that facility which has housed a number of our programs over the last couple years.

Because of that, our Spotlight Camp and our Leaders In Training program for teenagers are both homeless while construction is ongoing, and due to the financial reality of those programs, we are unable to run them, at least until we are able to move into our new home.

We have really appreciated the families and students who have taken part in both of these programs, and we hope that they continue to be a part of what we're doing here at Theatre Ancaster during the summer!


Sam Frisk
Director of Youth Programming

Before and After Care for all Programs

Our care is available beginning at 7:30 am and ending at 5:30 pm

Before Care: Available from 7:30 am - 9 am  ($8 per student)
After Care: Available from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  ($12 per student)

Register here for daycare »

Jitterbugs Summer Camp (Ages 4-6) 

Campers may participate in one Jitterbugs session each summer

Jitterbugs is a full day programming for our youngest campers! They will now enjoy more creative, play-based experiences in music, dance, drama and visual arts. The highlight of the two-week session is the final performance and showing off their new skills on the “big stage”!

Every session is a full 10 days of camp working towards a performance on the second Friday at 6pm.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre*, Ancaster
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost: $550/two-week session

Session A - July 1 to 12 (performance Friday, July 12 at 6:00 pm)
Session B - July 15 to 26 (performance Friday, July 26 at 6:00 pm) - WAITING LIST
Session C - July 29 to August 9 (performance Friday, August 9 at 6:00 pm)

Register here »

Stage 2 Performance Camp (Ages 7-15) 

Campers may participate in one Performance Program session each summer.

Stage 2 campers are immersed in the world of theatre during this two-week, performance based session. Participating in vocal music, drama and dance classes daily, campers have fun learning new skills while focusing on putting on the final performance at the end of the session.

Final performances are the culmination of the camp experience and are mandatory for our students! They take place on the Saturday following the last day of each session.

Program Location: The Old Firehall Arts Centre*, Ancaster
Program Hours:  9:00am to 3:30pm
Program Cost:  $550/two-week session

Session A - July 1 to 13  - WAITING LIST
(performances Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm) 

Session B - July 15 to 27 - WAITING LIST
(performances Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm)

Session C - July 29 to August 10  - WAITING LIST
(performances Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 am and1:00 pm)

Register here for waiting list »

* Our current camp facilities may not be physically accessible to everyone. We look forward to being a fully accessible facility in our new space, Memorial Arts Centre, by 2020. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this.

Refund Policy

100% of the registration fee will be refunded before the beginning of the program. Once camp begins, the amount will be prorated at 1/10 of the registration fee per day attended before dropping out. After the first week of camp concludes, no refunds will be issued.

For more information or inquires, please contact us at