Camp Creative is a bustling and lively summer school and creative community that comes to life every January.

With a diverse array of courses available, ranging from art, music, dance, crafts, singing, photography, writing, drama, lifestyle, and wellness, there is something for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Whether you are a beginner taking your first steps into the world of creativity or a seasoned professional seeking new inspiration, Camp Creative is designed to ignite your imagination and set the tone for the year ahead.

13 - 17 January 2025

We're back for 2025!

From specialised courses for kids and teens to offerings for adults, this vibrant event creates an atmosphere of artistic growth, collaboration, and personal development.

Camp Creative is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a week of learning, exploration, and the joyful pursuit of creativity.

Build a canoe from scratch

Drum up a storm

Learn to upcycle clothing

Become a photographer

Dance like nobody is watching

Be a watercolour artist

Write your life story

What will you choose?

Head out to Bello this January and discover your inspiration.

How does it work?

You can choose one of over eighty creative courses.

We have 3 different formats:


A 5 day course Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm


A 5 day course that is either morning or afternoon

Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm OR Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm


A 2.5 day course

Full day Monday and Tuesday then a half day Wednesday (9am-12pm)

Join your tutor and fellow students to learn and create art, performances, or handcrafted works.

Enjoy small class sizes, practical demonstrations, quality teaching and one-on-one time with experienced tutors.

Camp Creative is also more than just classes. Enjoy events, concerts, and creative gatherings – and discover the talents of your tutors and fellow campers.

Quirky Bello

Beautiful Bello

The beautiful regional town of Bellingen is home to Camp Creative.

Bellingen – ‘Bello’ to locals – was once a dairy village.

Today, it’s known for its eclectic mix of boutique shops, galleries, restaurants, cafés, and bars.

In Bello, you can find a vibrant community of artists, musicians, artisans, and festivals dedicated to music and the arts.

You can find Camp courses all over Bellingen.

As well as the main venues, Bellingen High School and St Mary’s Primary School, courses run in community halls and venues throughout town.

It’s an easy walk to most places. Or get around on our shuttle bus.