Summer Programs

Check out some of the amazing programs being offered in Squamish over the summer. Click on the tabs below to learn more!

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RegisterJuly 24-27, 12-5pm | $199 | ages 10-14
Students will work with two local, professional musicians to learn the essentials of forming a band and playing together. Collaborate, set-up, and jam! Must have some foundation in music or voice.  Presented in partnership with the Squamish Arts Council.
Instructors Brian Marchant and Cam Salay:

Cam Salay has been a full time musician in the Sea to Sky corridor for over 25 years. He won a Juno award in 1998 with the Vancouver group The Paperboys. Cam has been a part time banjo teacher for over 20 years and is now a full time guitar / banjo teacher for over 5 years. He runs his own thriving music teaching business in Brackendale, BC with many returning clients ranging in age from 6 to 50 years old. Cam was also one of the lead art mentors for the Squamish Arts Council 2016 Youth Engagement Pilot Project and is excited for the potential to be involved again in 2017.

RegisterJuly 17-21, 12-5pm | $210 | ages 10-14







Develop your skills at mixing and spinning while learning how to set up DJ equipment, beat match, produce music, and receive mentorship on how musicians and artists can create a career from their music. Instructor: Sean Kozak. Presented in partnership with Squamish Arts Council

RegisterJuly 10-14, 9am-4pm | $150 | ages 7-13








This program will focus on developing the young artist’s professional repertoire by participating in conceptualizing and creating a piece of public art for Squamish. Working with professional local artist, muralist and mentor, Toby Jaxon, participants will learn art theory, the practice of public art, conceptualizing a design, colour theory and working with different mediums to create a piece. Presented in partnership with Squamish Arts Council.
Instructor Toby Jaxon:
Past Chair of the Squamish Visuals Society Arts Guild and current Visuals Board Member, Toby Jaxon, is a local artist, educator, curator and interior decorator. Toby studied Arts & Design at the Red Deer College in Alberta and later went on to open her studio in Squamish where she is known for her wide range of styles that capture the local landscape. Since moving back to the West Coast in 1990, after spending five years in Toronto, her art has appeared in galleries and public venues, solo exhibits, frequent cafe shows as well as private and corporate collections. Toby exhibits her work locally and within the Sea to Sky Corridor in both solo and group shows. Toby is also a prominent member of the Squamish artist community and has spearheaded many local projects that involve bringing professional art mentorship to youth. She was one of the lead participating art mentors for the Squamish Arts Council 2016 Youth Engagement Pilot Project. Toby is also a director of the Squamish Public Art Committee and has directed several collaborative public art projects involving youth. She is very keen about the potential of working again with the Squamish Arts Council for a 2017 Youth Engagement Program.
RegisterAugust 21-25, 9am-3pm | $199 | ages 9-14








This program will focus on digital photography with local, professional photographer and business owner Haley Lorraine. Participants will receive an in-depth lesson in the workings of their digital camera and instruction on photography fundamentals and theory. Youth will travel into the field and learn how to capture their natural environment and community through a variety of photography assignments including landscapes and street protraits. Must bring own digital camera. Presented in partnership with Squamish Arts Council.

Instructor: Haley Lorraine  

Haley Lorraine is an award winning Lifestyle Family photographer based in Squamish, BC. She has been capturing the joy of family for over a decade throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor and Metro Vancouver. Haley is known for her authentic, beautiful and modern images as well as her ability to capture the essence of your family – natural interactions, laughter and lots of love. Haley has been selected as one of the top Newborn, Family & portrait photographers in Vancouver. Haley is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and recognized as a Click PRO through the well-known Click’N Mom’s organization. Haley’s love for photography started in the darkroom in high school. After perusing a BSC in Environmental Science (RRU) Haley returned to school for a diploma in Web & Graphic Design (Langara). It was working as a Web & Graphic Design field that she dove into the world of digital photography studying at Emily Carr. Becoming a Mother ignited her passion to document the real moments of families. Haley Lorraine Photography was born from this desire in 2008

Performer Application

Amped in the Park – An Open Performance Series is a summer concert series led by a group of Squamish youth who are passionate about music and performing. While still in its first year, Amped is taking off during its beginning stages and the volunteers are excited to bring live performances to Junction Park starting July 2017.

The program intends to not only activate Junction Park and U’Siyam Pavillion in the summer months but also provide a training ground with mentorship for youth as well as a stage and venue for emerging performers to play on.
Right now we’re looking for emerging artists from any performance discipline, including music, theatre, comedy, dance, and any other performing art under the sky! We want to support emerging talent and artists so this program is perfect to dip your feet into performing on a stage. We have all the technical requirements you’ll need, just show up and play! Applications will be opening soon. Deadline is July 3rd to submit as a performer.