2017 Manga Summer Day Camp

Manga Summer Day Camp

Registration for Summer Manga Camp 2018 will open Spring 2018! Check back for details in the new year. 


Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2017 | 9:30am – 4:00pm


Manga is a popular genre of illustration in the world of comics, originating in Japan. Manga Summer 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 your child in Japanese Canadian arts and culture. They will experience a lineup of fantastic workshops by local Vancouver comic artists 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 Summer Day 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.


Manga Summer Day 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 April 30, 2017): $20 OFF Regular Fee!

  • Members: $170 + gst (5%) – Total: $178.50
  • Non-Members: $190 + gst (5%) – Total: $199.50

Regular Fee: (May 1 – June 30, 2017):  

  • Members: $190 + gst  (5%) — Total: $199.50
  • 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 Friday, June 30, 2017.