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College of Extended Learning

Design Works Summer Camps

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Join us this summer at the UNB Art Centre!

  • Be a creative artist!
  • Become a Jr Iron Chef! NEW Menus!
  • Build your own digital world!
  • Photograph your view of the world!
  • Unleash your inner actor!
  • Try NEW DIY projects!

... And experience lots of fun and friendships!

2019 summer camps

Check out our At a Glance Camp Schedule, and get an overview of all the camps we're offering this year.

"Your camps are THE BEST in the city!! Our daughter has gone to all sorts of camps, but comes home from yours so happy and fulfilled… All the instructors make it very evident that they enjoy children and take a genuine interest." 
- Jane Kidney-Hermelin

“We have tried lots of summer camps and we have found the UNB ones to be the best!” - Laura Forbes

About our camps

  • Art, DIY, Photography, Tech, and Theatre: 5-day camps - $169 | 4-day camps - $135
  • Jr Iron Chef: 5-day camps - $179 | 4-day camps - $145

There is no HST for children 14 years and younger.

Note: Material fees are included in your camp fees ($5 for all Theatre camps, $10 for all Art camps, $15 for all Tech, DIY, Photography and Jr Iron Chef camps). You do not need to pay extra for these.

First day

Every day

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Re-fillable water bottle
  • Appropriate clothing for artwork and playing outdoors (lunch and breaks will be outdoors, weather permitting)
  • Hats and sun screen (first applied at home)

Photo/Stop-motion camps

  • A digital camera and its manual
  • A memory card
  • A USB cord (comes with your camera)
  • Extra batteries (cameras should be charged each evening)

Please do not bring any electronic devices or cell phones to the camps. Any devices or phones will be kept in the office until the end of the camp day. Your cooperation is appreciated.

The UNB Art Centre is our main camp location. It is located in Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, on the UNB campus (beside the Alumni Memorial Building). If you are unfamiliar with the campus, a campus map is available.

All Jr. Iron Chef Camps are held in the kitchen of McLeod House (back of the building), 810 Montgomery Street.


  • During the weeks of Aug. 19-23 and Aug. 26-30, Jr Iron Camps will be held in Marshall d'Avray Hall, Rm 114, 10 McKay Drive (Faculty of Education, beside the Aitken Centre).

Our camps run from 9 am - 4 pm with an 1-hour lunch break, and a morning and afternoon break of approx. 15 minutes.

Weather permitting, the children go outside to play at the breaks and at lunch.

  • 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Drop-off
  • 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Instruction
  • 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Break (Outside)
  • 10:30 a.m. to Noon - Instruction
  • Noon to 1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm - Instruction
  • 2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Break (Outside)
  • 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Instruction
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Sign-out & Pick-up

Please note: Join us on Fridays at 3:45 pm for play, exhibition, or show time for parents.


Drop-off time for children attending a camp is from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

A staff member of the Art Centre will meet students. Please ensure your child’s name is checked off our attendance list each morning.

If you are running late or your child will not be attending camp a certain day, please call and let us know at 506-453-4623. If a child does not arrive for camp, we will endeavor to contact parents/guardians.


Pick-up time for children is between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

To ensure the security of your child, you will need to sign for your child upon leaving camp.

If there is any reason why you need to drop your child off earlier or pick them up later, WE MUST BE NOTIFIED BEFOREHAND and we will try to make arrangements.

Late pick-up fee

There is a $10 late pick-up fee for any time after 5 p.m. (within the first half hour) and $10 for every half hour after.

If your child is 12 years old or older and you would like them to sign themselves out of camp, please inform us and sign the appropriate section of the Parental Form. Once permission is given, children signing themselves out will need to do so at the end of each day.

Official receipts are distributed at the end of every week.

Participants wishing to withdraw from a Design Works camp must do so in person, by telephone, or in writing to the College of Extended Learning.

A full refund of tuition minus a $50 processing fee will be issued provided withdrawals are made before the following date:

  • Prior to June 1 (withdrawals made after June 1 will receive a 50% refund)

NOTE: There are no refunds for withdrawals made less than five business days before the beginning of a camp, except for medical reasons. All medical requests must be made in writing and be fully supported and documented by a practicing physician with the Medical Association.

For more information

Phone the registration desk at 453-4646 (toll free: 1-866-599-4646) or email a representative. Join us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
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