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Summer Camps Across Nova Scotia

Radio & Alternative Media Summer Camp – Halifax
August 10-21, 2009 For ages 15-18
Learn about Alternative Media and Community Radio!
Record and
Produce your Very Own Audio Documentary!

The first week will include hands-on activities and training at
CKDU, and includes technical training, interviewing & recording
skills, digital editing, CKDU certification, guest speakers and
field trips. During week two, participants will collaborate to
produce their very own radio documentary to be aired on CKDU.

Participants will be selected by application. Space is limited-Apply today!
DEADLINE TO APPLY Wednesday August 5, 2008 at noon
For more information or to get an application, email Jane Kirby [email protected],
or call 494-6479.
Bus tickets and lunches provided. Funded by the Halifax Regional [email protected] Assoc.

Wilderness adventure program
Nova Scotia Sea School
Wilderness adventure program Halifax, Nova Scotia

Come on a voyage with us and you will sail, navigate, read the constellations, sleep outdoors, take command, explore the coast and uninhabited islands, make new friends and have an outrageous amount of fun. No sailing experience needed.

For generations Nova Scotians have traveled the coast in small boats, learning wisdom and courage from the sea. Today the Nova Scotia Sea School takes young people from around the world out to sea in traditional sailing craft, for fun and for personal challenge. It’s a chance to discover Nova Scotia’s heritage,and to discover themselves.

E-mail: [email protected], Website:, (902) 423-7284
Established in 1995
Residential coed summer camp
YMCA Camp Wapomeo
Residential coed summer camp Lake Fanning in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia

Since 1921, Camp Wapomeo has been introducing youth ages 7-16 to an unforgettable residential summer camp experience. The fundamental goal of our program is for youth to challenge themselves as they develop new skills in a safe, nurturing environment. We incorporate YMCA core values into all programs: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Camp activities include canoeing, swimming, archery, crafts, kayaking, outtrips, campfires, and more. We offer one-week sessions and 3-week leadership programs for teens. Camp Wapomeo is a place to build friendships, experience outdoor adventures, and form the memories of a lifetime!

E-mail: [email protected], Website:, (902) 742-7181
Accredited by the Camping Association of Nova Scotia
Established in 1921
Residential coed summer camp
-The Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
Residential coed summer camp Thorburn, Nova Scotia

Hundreds of children from NB, PEI and NS travel to Thorburn, NS where they bunk in cabins on the banks of the Sutherland’s River. In addition to Salvation Army-run camps, Scotian Glen hosts camps for the Nova Scotia Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, and the Nova Scotia Hemophiliac Society.

Activities such as canoeing, swimming, hiking, archery, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, baseball and basketball fill the days. Days end by the campfire with a sing-a-long and marshmallow roast. Scotian Glen makes memories for kids that last a lifetime in a safe and caring environment.

E-mail: [email protected], Website:, 902-455-1201
Member of Christian Camping International / Canada
Residential coed summer camp
-Camp Goodtime
Residential coed summer camp Various Facilities, Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

For one week a year, children aged 7-15 years of age, living in Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island, and living with cancer, brain tumour or a bleeding disorder can enjoy the experience of going to summer camp. A brother, sister or friend may accompany the camper for a week of swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, outdoor education, camp fires, special programs, meeting new friends, and growing – a week they will never forget.

E-mail: [email protected], Website:, 423-6183
Established in 1985
Residential coed summer camps
-Tim Horton Children’s Camps
Residential coed summer camps Locations in Kentucky, USA; Alberta,
Nova Scotia, Quebec, & Ontario, Canada

The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing an enriched and memorable camp experience for economically disadvantaged children and youth. Every year, our six camps serve over 11,000 resident and day campers from across Canada and the United States. Our staff team is comprised of over 350 people during the peak summer period.

Locations include: Kananaskis, AB; St. George, ON; Parry Sound, ON; Quyon, QC; Tatamagouche, NS; Campbellsville, KY

E-mail: [email protected], Website:, (519) 448-1248

ARTECH CAMPS – imagination in motion!

Academic Camp: Computer Gaming, Leadership, Robotics, Video Production

Camp Locations
In Ottawa at University of Ottawa and in Nova Scotia at Dalhousie University, Halifax
(877) 530-3177
Off-Season Address
3698 Highway 331
Lahave, Nova Scotia B0R 1C0
(902) 693-3340

High Tech-creativity and state-of-the-Art fun for kids 5-15 years old. Create Video Games, Flash Games & Animations, build and program Robots, produce Films, Animations and Claymations! Join us for one, two or more weeks get creative! Call toll-free 1-877-530-3177!

Khyber Digital Media Camp

Performing & Fine Arts Camp: Film

Camp Address
1588 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J1Z6
(902) 225-1203
Off-Season Address
42 Glenwood Avenue
dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3G7
(902) 225-1203

The Khyber and Animation Express are teaming up to present Digital media daycamps this summer. We’re doing animation and video, sculpture, comics, and a whole lot more!

After The Bell Inc.

Traditional Camp

Camp Address
320 Flying Cloud Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 6J2
(902) 404-5437

After The Bell Inc. offers a summer camp based around weekly themes with field trips, special events and a large variety of activities planned daily.

Mad Science Summer Camps

Academic Camp: Science

Camp Address
3537 Leaman Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3Z6
(902) 4540863

Mad Science engages children in scientific explorations that are so much fun children will forget they’re learning! All campers will receive a Mad Science T-shirt as well as daily take-homes which can include skyblazer rockets, slime, superballs, roto-copters and more! Register Today!!

Acadia Summer Science & Music Programs for Youth

Performing & Fine Arts Camp: Music

Camp Address
38 Crowell Drive, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6
(800) 565-6568

Co-ed – Day and Overnight Camp
Do you love music? Are you passionate about science? Acadia University is delighted to offer summer programs in science and music for young people. All of the programs are led by experts and reflect the high standards of Acadia University.

Holmestead Memorial Camp

Religious Camp: Baptist

Camp Address
4241 Port Morien Drive
Homeville, Nova Scotia B1V 2H3
(902) 737-5462
Off-Season Address
14 Huron Avenue
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 2H3
(902) 736-2133

Co-ed – Overnight Camp

Equus Centre Inc.

Sports Camp: Other Sports

Camp Address
5613 Hwy1
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia B0S-1K0
(902) 532-1938

Overnight Camp
Full time small riding camp that provides individual attention for up to 15 young equestrians.Our 24 school horses are home raised and trained on our 200 acre farm.Facility includes huntcourse, arena, dressage/jumping rings,trails and pool. Safety and fun are the priority. Owner holds B.Ed Level1 Coaching. Member of NS Camping Assoc.

Break Into Business

Academic Camp: Business

Camp Address
7001 Mumford Rd (Tower 1, suite 107)
Halifax, 0 B3L 2H8
(902) 209-4504

Co-ed – Day Camp
Is your child the next Donald Trump? Kids find out what it’s like to be the boss at a Break into Business camp this summer! CEED’s Break into Business camps are 5 days of hands-on activities, sporting activities and more designed to teach kids about entrepreneurship, teamwork and creativity.

Tom Duffey Hockey Schools

Sports Camp: Ice Hockey

Camp Address
91 Rosedale Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3N 2J4
(902) 443-3414

Both Boy’s and Girl’s Camps – Day and Overnight Camp
Hockey Schools for ages 5-17. Specialty, regular and elite schools available.We are the fastest growing hockey school in Atlantic Canada experience our programs and see why.

Summer Slammers Basketball Camp

Sports Camp: Basketball

Camp Address
Multiple Locations
in, Nova Scotia B2H 5K4
(902) 301-0943
Off-Season Address
Cameron Ave
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5K4
(902) 301-0943

Co-ed – Day Camp
The Summer Slammers Basketball Camp is going to be touring all over Nova Scotia with camps in Sydney, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Truro, Halifax, Bridgewater, and Yarmouth. Camps are 1,2, and 3 days in length and consist of learning new skills, playing games, and winning awards and prizes.

Camp Geddie

Religious Camp: Presbyterian

Camp Address
PO Box 34
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 5E5
(902) 926.2632

Co-ed – Overnight Camp

Offering summer programs to youth aged 7-17, open to all denominations. Also offering Leader in training programs and a family camp, as well as year round programs.

For more summer camps in Nova Scotia, go to the Camping Association of Nova Scotia Website


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Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

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