2017 Spring Break Manga Camp

UPDATE: Spring Break Manga Camp in NOW FULL! Registration is Closed.

Please check back for Summer Manga Camp, July 10-14, 2017!

2017 Spring Manga Camp


Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17, 2016 | 9:30am – 4:00pm


Manga is a popular genre of illustration in the world of comics, originating in Japan. Manga Spring Break 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 your child in Japanese Canadian arts and culture. They will experience a lineup of fantastic workshops by local Vancouver comic artists Asami Hopkins (NEKO Planetarium) and Yukina Takeuchi, who will share their knowledge of illustration, storytelling, and design. Manga Camp kids will design and create their very own Manga and will take home a copy of their compilation comic including stories designed by their day camp tomodachi (friends)! The manga component will be complemented by various cultural activities by local teachers and masters of the Japanese arts, to inspire our budding artists with learning to draw forms, movement and themes, that we know the day campers are going to love.

The program will run in English. Artists and volunteers will have varying degrees of Japanese language competency, from fluent to beginner. Lunch is not provided.


Manga Spring Break Camp is designed for beginner to intermediate level Manga enthusiasts.

Ages 9 to 12 years. 

The program is limited to 20 children under the supervision of staff, artist instructors, and volunteers.  

* Please note that we cannot provide personal care, administer medication, or provide one-to-one assistance on an ongoing basis.


Spring Break Manga Camp takes place at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, located in Burnaby at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, at Kingsway and Sperling.


Early Bird Fee (by January 15, 2017): $20 OFF Regular Fee!

Regular Fee: (January 15-March 1, 2017):  

  • Members: $200 + GST  (5%) — Total: $210
  • Non-Members: $210  + GST  (5%)  — Total: $220.50


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.

Address cheques with attention to Education Coordinator.

Cheques should be written to: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7

For more information, please contact our Education Coordinator at learning[at]nikkeiplace.org or call 604.777.7000 ext 110.


Submit the Online Registration Form below, or Register in-person at the Nikkei Centre Information Desk during regular hours of operation.

Register in advance to avoid disappointment! The camp can only hold 20 spots, which is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.