Camp Monarch 2015 photos!

Hi everyone!

Please go to Monarch Arts Education's Instagram account (@monarch_arts) to see some photos of this year's Camp Monarch.

Our fantastic assistant and resident photographer Kristin Fuchihara has been documenting our camp again and we've posted a few already. We'd love to have you follow us on  FacebookGoogle+Instagram and Twitter.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at our final performance of "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears" this Friday, July 24th at the Presentation House Theatre at 2:30 pm. Reception and Gallery to follow.

Please let us know about your child's favourite moments from camp are in the comments section below!


Erin Deighton, Director

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples' Ears

Three days into the 13th annual Camp Monarch, the performance is already beginning to take shape! This year, we are going to tell the story of Why Mosquitoes Buzz in Peoples' Ears by Verna Aardema..  In this West African folk tale a mosquito brags to an iguana that he spied a farmer digging yams as big as mosquitoes. The iguana scoffs at such a notion and refuses to listen to any more nonsense. Grumbling, he puts sticks in his ears and scuttles off through the reeds and sets off a chain reaction among myriad animals inhabiting the same landscape.

So far, our Caterpillar group (ages 5-7) danced like vipers, transformed each other into statues, and created a jungle soundscape. Our Butterflies (ages 8-12) created an African inspired banner in the tradition of West African art. In dance, they learned to interpret the movements of the Agamas lizard with their bodies and music class introduced them to Zimbabwean marimba using percussion instruments.

Friendships are developing effortlessly between the children and they are having so much fun running and playing outside during our breaks. We feel grateful to have such talented young artists with us this year! I can't wait to see what the rest of the week will bring!

Keep an eye open on Instagram @monarch_arts or Twitter (@MonarchArtsEd) for pictures of our daily activities!

Share your child's favorite camp activity below in the comments!


Erin Deighton

Director, Monarch Arts Education


Spring Break Themes 2015

We've got an exciting week planned for all of our campers this spring!  Here is what we have got in store for you:

The Ocean (Monday)

Swim along with us through the ocean while we sing songs about some of the most exotic creatures on the planet.  Create an ocean drum filled with these colourful sea creatures and dance like a octopus!

The Forest (Tuesday)

Dance through the enchanted forest, filled with magic and wonder.  Explore the textures of the forest leaves, the bark on the trees and the mysterious sounds of the forest.

Butterflies and other Creepy Crawlies (Wednesday)

Create the creepiest crawlers and most beautiful butterflies.  Learn to move like your favorite insect and sing funny songs about these odd little creatures.

The Garden (Thursday)

Take a walk through beautiful garden flowers. Build a garden with your new friends and experience the magic of all the colours of nature.

The Elements (Friday)

Learn about the fundamental powers upon which everything is based, Fire, Water, Earth and Air, like never before through movement, storytelling, art and song.

Welcome to Lauren Taylor!

Monarch Arts is excited to welcome our guest dance teacher Lauren Taylor this spring!  Lauren is bringing with her a wealth of dance performance and teaching experience in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and Acrobatics.  Check out Lauren's bio on our website for all of the details of her exciting dance career!

Can't come for the whole week but would still like to join us?

New this year, Monarch Arts is offering the option to sign up for single days at our spring break camp from Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20 for only $69 a day!  Click here to register!

Spring Break 2015 - Registration is now Open!

Made for children who love to create, dance, sing and perform! 

(Ages 5-12)

Registration for Monarch Arts Education's (formerly "Camp Monarch") Spring Break Camp is now open! Click on the Register Tab to join us this March.

Our Spring Break Camp runs from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver, BC. 

This one week version of our summer program offers daily sessions in music, art, dance and musical theatre for children who love to create, dance, sing and perform!

Each of the five days revolves around a different theme such as nature, world music, animals and magical places. 

Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with one hour for lunch. Before and After Camp Care are available each day of the camp from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

To guarantee individual attention, class size will be limited.   Register before February 6 to take advantage of our Early Bird rate!

*NEW* Monarch Arts Education is now able to accept online registrations and payment with Visa, MasterCard or American Express!

We look forward to seeing all of our campers again ~ we have so many exciting activities planned.

Looking forward to seeing you in March!

Erin Deighton, Director