Kids Camps

Manga Camp | Ages 9 - 12

Spring Break! March 25-29, 2019 | 9:30am - 4:00pm

All spaces are filled! Please check back in April for Summer Manga Camp registration: two options, July 8-12 and/or August 12-16.

Manga is a popular genre of illustration in the world of comics, originating in Japan. Manga Summer/Spring Day Camp is a fun-filled week of Japanese culture and arts with a special focus on MANGA! We have an exciting week of activities to immerse beginner and intermediate level manga enthusiasts in Japanese Canadian arts and culture. They will experience a lineup of workshops by local Vancouver comic artists who will share their knowledge of illustration, storytelling, and design. Manga Camp kids will design and create their own Manga and will take home a copy of their comic booklet including stories designed by all of the day campers! The manga component will be complemented by cultural crafts and activities led by local teachers of traditional Japanese arts.

Camp Fee $200.00 members, $220.00 non-members

Summer 2019 Camp Dates: July 8-12, August 12-16

Creative Joy | Ages 6 - 8

August 12-16, 2019 | 9:30am - 4:00pm

Kokoro Creative Arts class instructor, Miss Cheryl, will host this 5-day summer camp for children ages 6 - 8 years old, to discover the fun of creating! "Kokoro" means heart, mind, emotions and feelings in Japanese. At Kokoro Art Studio, we believe art is powerful in nurturing the hearts and minds of children. These days, children are very attached to finding entertainment with electronic devices and screen time. Through a variety of imaginative activities, children will learn how to foster their creativity, and explore a unique forms of artistic expression. There will be lots of creative art, of course!  We will also apply creative arts to story-making, crafts and sewing, and some simple cooking.

Camp Fee $200.00 members, $220.00 non-members

Material Fee $30.00

Registration Deadline July 31


We accept Visa, Mastercard, Interac, and Cheque in-person at the Nikkei Centre Information Desk. Payment by credit card can by made by the phone. You will be contact to process the payment after submitting the online registration form.

Cheques should be written to: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Address cheques with attention to Culture, Education & Programs Coordinator.

For more information, please contact our learning[at] or call 604.777.7000 ext 113.

* Please note:

The programs will run in English. Artists and volunteers will have varying degrees of Japanese language competency, from fluent to beginner. Lunch is not provided. We cannot provide personal care, administer medication, or provide one-to-one assistance on an ongoing basis.