Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge

Join our Musical Theatre Camps in Maple Ridge!

About the Camp

Students are split into age groups and spend the week exploring our fun themes, building friendships, and dipping their toes into the wonderful world of musical theatre. No previous experience is necessary to join our camps!


Each themed camp is designed to appeal to all students and are led by our experienced and energetic staff. Campers build scenes and learn songs and dances that come together in a fabulous show which friends and family are invited to attend on the last day of camp!

Like all Lights Up programs, our camps teach children to work in teams, build confidence, make new friends, of course, Sing, Dance & Act, but most of all HAVE FUN!


Discounts available!

We offer discounts for siblings also attending camps and for students attending multiple camps in our 2024 season!

Sibling discounts* – Half day camps – Siblings registering alongside their other sibling(s) get $25 off the camp fee. Full day camps – Siblings registering alongside their other sibling(s) get $50 off the camp fee.

Multiple camp discounts* – Planning on attending multiple camps? Second and subsequent camps receive $25 (half day) and $50 (full day) discount on each camp!

*The first sibling registered is at the regular fee, 2nd and subsequent siblings qualify for the discounted rate. Your child’s first camp of the year is regular rate, all additional camps receive the discounted rate. Sibling and multiple discounts cannot be combined, the greatest discount amount of either will be applied. Discounts are automatically applied after sign up.


We offer an ongoing wait list for any full classes, if your preferred class is showing full below, please Contact Us to join the wait list. Wait list places are offered in order received as places open.



Half Day Camps

For 4-6 year olds
Monday – Friday
9:15am – 12:15pm


$50 deposit to book each camp (deducted from balance of fees due later)

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Full Day Camps

For 6-12 year olds
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm


$50 deposit to book each camp (deducted from balance of fees due later)

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Spring Break & Summer Camps in Maple Ridge

Click on the links to the right of the table to register:
'book now' = multiple spots available; 'limited' = hurry! last few spots; 'fully booked' = sorry! camp full

2024 Camp Themes:

HALF DAY CAMPS (4-6 years)

9.15am-12.15pm, Mon-Fri, Show for parents at 11.30am on Friday!

Broadway Goes POP!

18th-22nd March, 9.15am-12.15pm

Broadway and Pop together… in perfect harmony! This camp will have your little popstar step into their starpower by exploring classic pop hits and broadway’s best songs and dances! If your kiddo thinks your living room is a stage and their hairbrush is a microphone, this camp is for you! (Camp material specifically designed for our younger 4-6yr old students).

Magic of the Musicals

25th-28th March, 9.15am-12.15pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Come explore the magic of musical theatre! Spend spring break in a camp that nurtures creativity, builds confidence, and culminates in a magical showcase that will leave participants and audiences spellbound! (Camp material specifically designed for our younger 4-6yr old students).

Trolls & Friends

2nd-5th July, 9.15am-12.15pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Join the happiest, most sparkly crew around! Sing and dance with Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the crew in this week of Troll themed fun. No smile is too big and no hair is too tall in this week of summer fun.

A Frozen Summer

8th-12th July, 9.15am-12.15pm

This summer, let’s get Frozen again! We are always excited to be visiting Elsa, Anna, and the gang, no matter the season! Take turns pretending to be your favourite characters. Sing songs and dance to hits from the movies.

Once Upon a Time

15th-19th July, 9.15am-12.15pm

Once Upon a Time camp invites young performers to embark on a magical journey as they bring beloved fairy tale characters to life through the power of song, dance, and storytelling! Campers will explore the realms of imagination, honing their performance skills, and discovering the joy of musical theatre in a whimsical and unforgettable experience.

Under the Sea...

22nd-26th July, 9.15am-12.15pm

Life under the sea really is better! This is the week where mermaids and sea creatures come out to sing, dance, and play. Explore under the sea without getting wet!

Encanto Adventures

29st July-2nd August, 9.15am-12.15pm

Join us for a camp dedicated to the smash hit Encanto. Sing and dance to your favorite songs and jump into a magical story inspired by the film. Visit Mirabel, Isabela, Luisa, and of course….we don’t talk about…Bruno!

The Enchanted forest

6th-9th August, 9.15am-12.15pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Into the woods we go! Exploring the land of fairies, elves, and magical creatures, performers will bring the magic of nature to the stage, singing, dancing, and acting down a path to stardom… and home before dark!

A Frozen Summer

12th-16th August, 9.15am-12.15pm

Back by popular demand! This summer, let’s get Frozen again! We are always excited to be visiting Elsa, Anna, and the gang, no matter the season! Take turns pretending to be your favourite characters. Sing songs and dance to hits from the movies.

Fairytale Madness

19th-23rd August, 9.15am-12.15pm

Characters leap off the page and come to life as we put a “Lights Up spin” on some classic tales using magical material from your favourite films and stories. Using the power of acting, dance and song, we will create a story to fire the imaginations of our youngest performers.

FULL DAY CAMPS (6-12 years)

9am-3pm, Mon-Fri, Show for parents at 2pm on Friday!

Broadway Goes POP!

18th-22nd March, 9am-3pm

Broadway and Pop together… in perfect harmony! This camp will have your family’s popstar step into their starpower by exploring classic pop hits and broadway’s best songs and dances! If you think your living room is a stage and their hairbrush is a microphone, this camp is for you!

Magic of the Musicals

25th-28th March, 9am-3pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Come explore the magic of musical theatre! Spend spring break in a camp that nurtures creativity, builds confidence, and culminates in a magical showcase that will leave participants and audiences spellbound!

Disco Fever

2nd-5th July, 9am-3pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Groove is in the heart, and on stage at this favourite Lights Up Camp! Performers will move and groove to hits from the 1970s (the “olden days” as today’s kids like to say!). Time to get down and boogie!

Taking on New York!

8th-12th July, 9am-3pm

Start spreading the news, Lights Up is headed to “The Big Apple”. Campers will dance their way down 42nd Street, bring Broadway’s best scenes to life, and dance like they are at Radio City! There’s no business like show business!

The Greatest Circus Musical

15th-19th July, 9am-3pm

Calling all aspiring clowns, ring masters, and daredevils…This is the greatest show Come under the big top with us and explore the topsy turvy world of the circus. This summer we will sing, dance, and act to favorite songs from musicals and movies about the world of the circus!

Lights Up's got TALENT!

22nd-26th July, 9am-3pm

The ultimate musical theatre camp that takes the concept of a talent show to a whole new level of excitement and entertainment! Join us for a spoof talent show like no other, where campers will showcase their incredible talents through a variety of pop songs and dances that will leave you amazed and witness our campers take the stage and show the world what they’re truly capable of!

Movie Musicals

29th July-2nd August, 9am-3pm

Love singing and dancing to the music from your favourite movies? This Summer we will jump into to our favourite musical hits from the silver screen. We’re all in this together, so step into a magical musical world with us!! Sing and dance in dimensions you never have before. With time traveling inventions never seen before and blasts through the atmosphere, we will create our own space odyssey through singing, dancing, and acting. Get ready to venture into the unknown!

A Wonderful WIZ!

6th-9th August, 9am-3pm (4 DAY CAMP)

Let’s head down the Yellow Brick Road and bring to life some of Oz’s favourite stories from the Wizard of Oz, Wicked, and The Wiz! Campers will defy gravity – singing, dancing, and acting their way over the rainbow!

Totally 90s

12th-16th August, 9am-3pm

Your kiddos will travel back through the decades to the time of boy bands, pop stars and dance parties as they learn. The 90’s are back, and we will act, sing and dance our way through the best decade!

Superheroes V Descendants

19th-23rd August, 9am-3pm

This camp is where the worlds of superheroes and descendants collide! In this thrilling camp, young performers will unleash their inner heroes as they explore the dynamic worlds of both superheroes and descendants through the magic of musical theatre. Get ready for a week of extraordinary performances and unforgettable adventures!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a camp place?

Click on our camps page, from there you will see links to the different areas of the Lower Mainland we have camps operating, hit the closest page to your home. Select the camp you wish to register for. We only collect a $50 deposit to book your spot, with the remaining fee balance payable 30 days before the camp begins. We will email you enrolment confirmation, camp details, fee balance reminders etc.

What are the camp age ranges? Can kids do either half or full day camps?

Half day camps are for kids ages 4-6yrs. Full day camps are for 6-13yrs. If your child is 6yrs old they can attend either the half or full day camps.

As Half day camp material is designed for children 4-6yrs, students over 6 yrs of age may find the pace of our half day camp too slow, so please register for the full day options.

My child is new to theatre, or had little or no experience, can they still join a camp?

Yes! No previous experience is necessary to join any Lights Up camp or program. Our camps welcome both complete beginners and experienced students. This makes for a great dynamic within our camp groups.

What songs and dances will my child be learning on camp?

Camp material varies from week to week and we do not pre-set the curriculum but its based around the weeks theme. Our experienced instructors select material that will suit each individual class and camp. This flexibility allows us to tailor the experience to every child and every class!

Are there additional costs on top of fees for camps?

No! Any costume pieces or props are provided by Lights Up. We may ask kids to wear 'colours' for show day. There are no tickets for camp shows on Friday, everyone is welcome to attend free of charge. You will need to send a packed lunch/snack for breaktime.

Which camp theme should I pick?

Camps all follow the same structure, with a different theme each week. This allows children to attend several Lights Up camps in a season, but never repeat material and keeps things fresh for our instructors. We suggest you sign up for the weeks that work best for you, regardless of theme. All camps are equally fun to be part of!

Do kids need lunch at camps?

Yes! We don't provide food on camp. Please being a school style packed lunch for full day camps, we usually spend time in local parks for lunch and games (weather permitting). For half day camps, please being snacks for our break time.

What are the camp hours?

Camps are 5 days long Monday-Friday. Half day camps run 9.15am-12.15pm. Full day camps run 9am-3pm.We hold a performance for family on the Friday, 11.45am for Half day campers, 2pm for full day campers.

What do I wear to camp?

Light clothing that easy to move in. Track pants and a t shirt are perfect, shorts in the summer months as we do move about a lot and it gets hot! Dance specific footwear is not required for camps but if you have them already please wear them as they aid dance. If not please wear light indoor, non marking soled shoes. NO crocks or flipflops etc.. these can be dangerous for dancing. NO outdoor hiking shoes or gumboots please. If you wear to camp please bring something lighter and indoor to change into... Just like school!  

How is Lights Up different from other theatre schools?

We cater to the individual needs of each student. Whether children need a boost in self-confidence or want to become professional actors, we can help and support them on their journeys. We offer well-rounded programs that cover singing, dancing and acting in the same place at the same time. So, there’s no need to drive around to different locations for different classes.

Who teaches the classes?

All of our teachers are trained in performing arts. Many of them have worked professionally and some are still regular performers in the Vancouver theatre community. To find out more about our teachers, click here.

My child is disabled or has special needs, can they attend Lights Up?

Yes! Lights Up is a fully inclusive program and EVERYONE of age is welcome to try our programs, regardless of their situation or condition. Be it a physical or learning disability, your child is welcome to try our classes. Our group class environment and supportive teachers make for a welcoming and fun experience for everyone. Many of our facilities are wheelchair accessible and we do our best to accommodate students individual needs, whatever they may be. We suggest you reach out to us by CONTACTING US prior to registration to discuss your child's specific requirements so we can formulate a plan to make their first classes welcoming and fun.

My child is very shy. Will Lights Up help them?

Yes! We value meeting students where they are at and helping them to gain confidence and overcome barriers. Many students flourish at Lights Up and other aspects of their lives after being very hesitant to join in at first.

What is your cancellation policy if we need to cancel or change a program?

We understand circumstances change, especially with our busy and often complicated kids schedules! Our terms and conditions allow for stress free switching of classes, timely cancellations, credits and refunds. Please visit this link for our full terms and conditions for registration; Lights Up Sign Up Terms & Conditions

Do you charge a costume fee for performances?

No! Any costumes required are provided by Lights Up. If we do ask for costuming from home it is minimal (ex. a white t shirt). When performing in a theatre, we do sell tickets to cover basic rental costs, but prices are kept at a minimum to make the experience affordable for family and friends.

What do we need to pay to register?

All programs require a deposit to register and hold your place in your chosen program. Deposits are deducted from the balance of fees due for the term of classes or camp, which is payable 30 days before the commencement of the program (we will send you reminders for this!). Deposits per student for weekly programs are; $75 for Starlight, $100 for Spotlight and the Company. For camps a deposit of $50 is required to book each camp for each student. Deposits are collected via credit card on the website using the STRIPE payment system, or over the phone by calling us to register.

What ages do you offer classes for?

We offer weekly classes for students between the ages of 3 and 18yrs; Starlight for 3-5yrs, Spotlight for 6-13yrs (students are divided into 3 different groups, split by age) and The Company for 13-18yrs. Spring Break and Summer Camps are for 4-12yr olds, half day camps for 4-6yrs, full day camps for 6-12yrs. Students are divided into groups, split by age. After School programs take place in elementary schools by arrangement with the school/PAC. These programs are for grades K and up.

Will my child be with other children their age? What if they have no prior experience?

At Lights Up, we believe in grouping students by age, not experience or skill level. Students are split into class groups based on age in all our programs and camps so peer groups are maintained and new friendships can flourish!

When are the classes?

Weekly classes run on Saturdays and Sundays (select programs), either morning or afternoon. Day camps run Mon-Fri during Spring break and Summer holidays. Afterschool programs (by arrangement of the school PAC) can operate on select days immediately after school finishes.

What does my child need to wear to Lights Up?

When you first join Lights Up weekend programs, you pay a one-time $30 sign up/kit fee. This covers the cost of your student kit including; T-Shirt, a bag and a folder for storing lyrics and scripts. We encourage children to pair their Lights Up shirt with black leggings or sweat pants. Dance shoes (Jazz Shoes or gym slippers for younger students) are required footwear for our Spotlight and Company programs, they prevent slips and trips and aid dance technique, these can be purchased at any dance store. Students attending Starlight programs, camps or after-school programs DO NOT require specific dance footwear, please wear indoor type shoes (no gum boots, crocs, flip flips etc..)

What if I am not able to attend a class?

We encourage students to attend every week, but understand that this is not always possible but having notice of absences helps us plan accordingly, if you will be missing a class one week or a day or camp please email us via any email we have sent you.

Lights Up Summer Camps are a fantastic outlet!

My daughter has attended camps for several years at Lights Up! She always has a blast, makes new friends and spends the week singing and dancing at home! Its a great creative and learning outlet during the holidays. Far more than just daycare and play! Highly recommend.

Parent of (currently) an 11yr old

We really appreciate how organized and fun Lights Up camps are! Our 5yr old really enjoyed the 2 camps she attended. Not only do they dance and sing to their hearts content, there’s time for art and creativity too! We will be back this Spring and Summer!

5 yr old's Mom

Our son was pretty shy about joining this camp but came home beaming after his first day! The staff make everyone welcome and the varied activities keep them engaged all day! We really enjoyed his first show too! See you next year!

Dad of 7yr old

Our kids and family friends have attended several Lights Up camps together the past few seasons. They always have a lot of fun, enjoy working together and making new friends also on the camp. Its definitely a highlight of the summer for them!

Mom of siblings 7 and 9yrs.

There’s a lot of fun to be had at these camps! Our kids were excited to go and came home each day full of songs and stories of the fun they were having. The show on Friday was great fun, their grandparents who were visiting from China came to watch it too. Hilarious! We were very impressed with the teachers and the camp as a whole.

Mrs Chu
Parent of 2 siblings on a full day camp in 2022

Still have Questions?

Visit our FAQ page, CONTACT US or give us a call 1-888-502-5253