Children’s Art Tax Credit

The Canadian Government recognizes the importance art has to a child's healthy development. Developing a child's creative skills is equally as important as developing a child's physical skills, so a tax credit is now offered to assist with the costs of Art programs. If a child is under the age of 16 at the beginning of the tax year, parents will now be able to claim 15% Children's Arts Tax Credit on up to $500 for qualifying expenses per child. Capital Camps offers engaging programs that meet the requirements of the Children's Arts Tax Credits, in addition to being a fun and educational way for your child to develop creative skills.

Capital Camps offers Drama, Art, and Dance programs that are each eligible for this tax credit. The qualifications require the program to be:

  • Ongoing (either a minimum of once a week for at least eight weeks' duration, or five consecutive days);
  • Supervised; and
  • Suitable for children


Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

As for eligible activities, the qualifications require the program to be:

  • Ongoing (either a minimum of eight weeks duration with a minimum of one session per week or, in the case of children’s camps, five consecutive days);
  • Supervised
  • Suitable for children
  • Substantially all of the activities must include a significant amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of:
    • Muscular strength
    • Muscular endurance
    • Flexibility
    • Balance

Capital Camps Programs fall under all of the above!!


For more information about the above tax credits, please visit: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2011/themes/theme1-eng.html