Durham Integrated Arts Camp (DIAC)

icons for musical and art instruments for DIAC 2024 logoDurham Integrated Arts Camp (DIAC) is an intensive Arts exploration opportunity for Durham District School Board (DDSB) students with a passion for Music, Visual Art, Music Theatre, Drama and Dance. The philosophy of this camp focuses upon the immersion of art students in a creative outdoor culture where learning in, about, and through the arts encourages each child's "voice" to be heard, fosters a culture of inclusion, and celebrates the diverse talents and skills that every child can nurture in this unique educational setting. Supporting these goals is an energetic, talented, and dedicated DIAC team which includes DDSB teachers and professional guest artists. This creative learning environment provides students with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of their art, their abilities, and their lives by making authentic personal and intrapersonal connections among the arts disciplines. 

Highlights for DIAC 2024

  • Streamlined registration online process
  • New course offerings in Rock Band Major and Drama Major and Steel Pan Elective
  • Two Student Leadership Training Days in June 2024 for prospective Counselors and CIT’s
  • Students who will be in grade 7 to 12 in September 2024 are eligible to participate
  • Study Hall elective period is optional for students (Study Hall will be available during the afternoon Free Time session: 4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Four daily program sessions striking a balance between a major art focus and opportunities for self-selected electives
  • Camp wide leadership focus for all students (emphasis on taking the DIAC “spirit” back and having a positive community-based impact at their home schools)
  • Evening campfire program 

Camp location, Date and Fee

  • DIAC is hosted at Camp White Pine in Haliburton, Ontario

  • Saturday, September 21 through Friday, September 27, 2024

  • $655.00 per student to be paid via School Cash Online. (After completing the Google Registration Form you will receive a link to make payment and complete the digital permission and medical forms)

DIAC Scholarship Opportunity

  • To submit an application, students and family members must be logged-on with the DDSB Student ID account to complete the form. Families seeking financial assistance are asked to click on the blue banner below to access the application form. Scholarship applications are processed based on the timestamp of the application. If you are applying for a scholarship, complete this form first, then proceed to the DIAC Registration Form. Do not process the payment process until you have received notification on the status of your application.

  • DIAC Scholarship Application Form
For more information about registration or to get assistance with registration, please email stefania.thomson@ddsb.ca.

DIAC General Information – (Read this before registering)

The links to the documents below will assist campers and family with information on course descriptions, COVID-19 protocols, and life at camp. 

How to register

Students and families can find all of the DIAC information on the DDSB website.  Registration and payment information is located on the website.  Registration opens on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm and closes on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

To register, students and family members must be logged-on with the DDSB Student ID account to complete the DIAC Registration Form. After you have read the information documents, click the blue registration button below to register.

A copy of your responses will be sent to the student’s DDSB account, as this is the account you used to complete the application.

Don't know how to access your child's DDSB student Gmail account?  Click here for instructions.


Registration opens on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 6:00 pm and closes on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

Applications that are received after the registration deadline will be transferred to “Wait List” status. Once all initial registrations are processed, the Wait List will be processed by the timestamp on the registration. Incomplete registrations will be processed as a late registration and transferred to the Wait List. 


Full refunds will be provided up to one month prior to the start of DIAC (August 21/24). Refunds initiated between Aug 23/24 and the start of camp (Set 21/24) will be subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee. Refunds requested after the start of camp will be provided based on a daily prorated fee ($95.00/day) plus the $100 cancellation fee. Campers sent home because of a disciplinary action will not receive a refund. 

For more information about registration or to get assistance with registration please email stefania.thomson@ddsb.ca

Application Deadline

Application deadline is Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm.


"As a young kid growing up in Durham and a lover of the arts, DIAC for me was a home away from home, somewhere I dreamed about being all year long and cherished when I got to be there. Being surrounded by so many brilliant people at such a magical place helped me to see the power I had inside myself. The camp has given me memories I'll have for the rest of my life and allowed me to meet some of my most beloved friends. DIAC truly has a special place in my heart, and I sincerely wish that everyone could experience it at least once. Truly, if it isn't home, it must be at DIAC!"

– Former DIAC Camper