July 5 to August 20, 2021
Price: Virtual (per week): Junior $75, $67.50 (10% sibling discount). Senior: $150, $135 (10% sibling discount)
The 2021 Aga Khan Museum Camp welcomes kids back to the Museum for summer fun with friends old and new, and this year we're excited to offer camps virtually!
This year’s Camp theme is “State of Play.” What goes into making a game? How many games do you know that use a ball? A stick? A rope? A hoop? Find out during a week of fun-filled activities for children ages 6-8 (junior) and 9-12 (senior). Let’s explore the concept of PLAY!
Join us at the Aga Khan Museum Summer Camp and discover different forms of play from around the world and through the ages. Using our galleries and the environment as inspiration, Campers will create art, soundscapes, and drama to learn how games bring us together.
Summer Camp is also available on-site at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto! Interested? Click here.
The 2021 Aga Khan Museum Virtual Summer Camp sessions will run weekly for six weeks starting on July 5. Virtual sessions are run from Toronto, Canada, and take place in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Junior camps will run from 11 am–12 pm EST Monday to Friday of each session week.
Senior camps will run from 2 pm–4 pm EST Monday to Friday of each session week.
Junior (6–8): $75, $67.50 (10% sibling discount)
Senior(9–12): $150, $135 (10% sibling discount)
*10% sibling discount applies to sibling discount for either regular or Friends rates.
Example: Junior Regular (1-hour Programming)
Junior Regular: $75
Junior Regular with sibling discount: $67.50
Example: Junior Friends (1-hour Programming)
Junior Friends: $67.50
Junior Friends with sibling discount: $60.75
*Please note that these prices are per weekly session.
Places are limited to 20 per group so make sure to register now!
Have questions? Email us at [email protected].
We look forward to welcoming your Camper to the Aga Khan Museum!
Title: State of Play
Date: Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9, 2021
Description: Let the treasures of the past inspire play! Our opening week kicks off with artist-led, half-day sessions that will transport Campers through time and ignite their imaginations. Drawing inspiration from our stunning Museum Collections, Campers will create new games to play with their new Camper friends.
Title: Play Deconstructed
Date: Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021
Description: We all have an instinct to play and to collect. How do you create something out of nothing? This week, Campers will learn how to make their own toys and games with gathered material from the natural environment around them. Repurposing everyday objects and understanding the basic components of games and play are all part of the Aga Khan Museum Summer Camp fun!
Title: Global Games
Date: Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 23, 2021
Description: This week, Campers will explore the world to engage in ideas of culture and collaboration. Discover the differences and similarities of children’s games from other countries. What influences game-building? Time? Culture? Age? Learning? Fun? Campers will uncover some common threads.
Title: Perspectives of Play
Date: Monday, July 26 - Friday, July 30, 2021
Description: See the Museum Collection through new eyes and in new ways. Inspired by the Installations around them, Campers will use simple objects to create their own modern-day artifacts. An artist’s tour through the Museum will help Campers understand how Curators explore the meaning of objects with unknown origins or purposes.
Title: Play of Imagination
Date: Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13, 2021
Description: Explore our Museum Collection through the shared language of drama and games. Why did an inventor or artist make an object? How would you act out their stories? Campers will use drama and their imaginations to bring Museum Collections to life.
Title: Sounds and Words
Date: Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20, 2021
Description: Campers will uncover the hidden sights and sounds of the Museum Collection. What’s the music or sound behind a painting’s story? What sound was made when an object was created? What kinds of emotions do certain sounds and music evoke? Campers will create their own soundscapes and musical instruments inspired by the books and displays around them.