Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. Admission by donation.


Summer Camp

At Leighton Art Centre we explore, get inspired by, and learn to respect and protect nature!

Art & Nature Summer Camps, for kids aged 6-14*, offer campers a hands-on connection to art, nature and Alberta’s heritage. Each week during July and August, our campers are inspired to create in a wide variety of art forms while exploring our natural setting through nature hikes and outdoor games and activities.

Our historic Education Centre is set on 80 acres of breathtaking rural scenery 20 minutes from south Calgary. Working with small groups of campers, our skilled and enthusiastic instructors present daily activities that encourage creativity, exploration, learning, and fun.

* campers must turn 6 by July 1, 2024 to participate in 2024 (no exceptions)

2024 Registration Dates

  • January 12, 2024 @ 10AM: Member Registration Begins (members will receive links & a discount code by email, at 10AM on January 12th)
  • January 16, 2024 @ 10AM: Public Registration Begins

Summer Camp Info Pack – 

Summer Camp FAQs

2024 Camp Prices:

  • 5-day weeks: $329 (including optional busing from Calgary, GST & service fee)
  • 4-day weeks (July 2-5 & August 6-9): $263 (including optional busing from Calgary, GST & service fee)

Bus Stops & Schedule:

2024 Camps By Week

Leighton Art Centre education programs are generously supported by Calgary Foundation.




The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these ancestral and traditional lands, which include the Niitsitapi – Blackfoot Confederacy – comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani; the îyârhe Nakoda – Stoney Nakoda – including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and Otipemisiwak Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We also recognize that many more First Nations, Métis, and Inuit have marked these lands with their footsteps. We are grateful for all people who make their home in, or visit, the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta, and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.