Kids Camps

Manga Camp and Creative Joy are looking for volunteer camp assistants (ages 16+)! For more information, see here, and apply by email before June 15.

Manga Camp | Ages 9 - 12

July 8-12 | 9:30am - 4:00pm; AND/OR

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

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.

July and August Manga Camp are now full! Please check back in early 2020 for Spring Break registration.

Camp Fee $200.00 members, $220.00 non-members

Creative Joy | Ages 6 - 8

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

Morning session: 9:30am-12:30pm | Afternoon session: 1pm-4pm

Kokoro Creative Art 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.

Morning session activities: painting, printmaking, and textile arts
Afternoon session activities: 3D art, creative snack preparation (please inform of any food allergies)

A very limited number of AFTERNOON-ONLY spots have become available! Apply here.

Camp Fee $200.00 members, $220.00 non-members

Morning or afternoon only: $100.00 members, $110.00 non-members

Material Fee $30.00 / $15.00 for morning/afternoon only


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.