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2013 Summer Camps & Activities Across Nova Scotia

2013 campsHALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camp
Dartmouth
Ages 7-12; 1st child: $185, additional children: $165
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
July 2-5 Drums, Rattles & Harmonicas
July 15-19 Haunted Shipwrecks of 1812
Theatre Camps
July 8-12 Privateers, Sea Captains & Heroes
July 22-26 Forts, Teepees & Lean-to’s
Register online or call 461-8401

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax AND in South Shore at Lahavre Fire Hall, 50 School Road, Lahavre
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids age 6 to teens.
Choose from FILM, Video Game Design, Claymation/Animation, ROBOTICS, Photo Expressions and more!
$274-337 per week – July 2 – August 30 – see website above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Classes for ages 12 and up
1-4pm, July 15 through Aug 16
Choose from: Fashion Redesign – One of a Kind, Birdland, Photography, New Media and Materials, or Une Personne Vaut Mille Images – Communiquez Avec Art! (delivered in French)
Art Classes for Ages 5-12
Ages 5-7: 9-noon Ages 8-12: 1-4pm
July 2 through Aug 23
Choose from: Art, Dance & Drum!, Characters, Creatures & Books, Grocery Store Sculptures, and more!

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts

Summer Camps – for ages 7-12 & 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275
July 1 through August 30
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
To register contact: Danielle at 902-492-4422 x 221 or [email protected]
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $200/week; $195 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $185/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Eight weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from July 1 through Aug 30

French Language Camps
July 1-5, 2013 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 14-20, 2013 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 14-20, 2013 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 2-5, 2013 – Camp Chocolat I – Kaye Street United Church, Hydrostone, Halifax
July 8-12, 2013 – Camp Chocolat II – Kaye Street United Church (* Camp Chocolat II is now full, contact the CPF-NS at [email protected] to be added to wait list)
August 5-9, 2013 – Camp Fran-tastique, Barton, Digby County
August 12-17, 2013 – Adolescent Camp: Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-L’Eglise, Digby County
August 19-24, 2013 – Camp Kadimah I, Barss Corner, Lunenburg County
August 25-30, 2013 – Camp Kadimah II, Barss Corner, Lunenburg County

Mad Science Summer Camp
Halifax/Dartmouth
General Hours (9am-3:30pm):  $195/week, Extended Hours (8:30am-4:30pm):  $35/week or $10/day extra, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm):  $115/week, Half Day Extended Hours: (8:30am-12pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm): $15/week or $5/day extra
July 8-12 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School at 5450 Russell St, Halifax)
July 15-19 – Rockin’ Rockets (Shambhala School)
July 22-26 – Codes, Claws and Constellations (Shambhala School)
August 12-16 – Secret Agent Lab (Salvation Army church at 171 Pleasant St, Dartmouth)
August 19-23 – Rockin’ Rockets (Salvation Army church)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register today for a 5-day ($675) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
5 Day Adventure at Sea: July 2-6
First 7 Day Coastal Adventure: July 9th to July 15th, 2013
Second 7 Day Coastal Adventure: August 12th to August 18th, 2013
Third 7 Day Coastal Adventure: August 22nd to August 28th, 2013
No sailing experience is necessary

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer for various ages, 5 through 18.
For more info, click the link above.

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
Cost from: $175-215 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Combination, SuperSKILLS, or Movie Making
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Camp New Dawn – Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Brigadoon on Aylesford Lake, July 14-19
Ages 8-15; Leadership Program ages 16-17
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact Sally Banks: 902-422-3387, [email protected]

COLE HARBOUR

Total Hockey Skills Camp
Cole Harbour Place (put on by Dalhousie University)
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16; Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm $325 OR
Mon-Fri 11am-3:30pm $165
All hockey camps are co-ed and goalie-specific instruction is also available for all camps.

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 10-13 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 15-20 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $170
July 22-27 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $170
July 31-Aug 3 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age

HANTS COUNTY

Learn 2 Camp
Smileys Provincial Park, Brooklyn, Hants County
July 6 & 7 (Registration Deadline: June 21)
$60 for up to four individuals, $10 for each additional child/adult,
maximum of 6 per campsite
A fun and informative camping experience for 16 families!
Call 902-662-3030 or see link above to register

LOWER SACKVILLE

Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps, Mon-Fri, $150 for 1 week or $275 for 2 weeks.
Introduces the sport of canoe/kayak racing . Water activities such as an introduction to kayaking/canoeing and swimming, and learn teamwork in the war canoe. Dryland activities include soccer, volleyball, and various co-operative games.
Contact [email protected] for more information.

POINTE-DE-L’EGLISE

French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
1 week camp for ages 10 and up, August 3-10
$50 Non-refundable enrollment fee plus $540 tuition – includes room, meals, sports, socio-cultural activities

SAMBRO HEAD

Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
See Rates and Dates info page for more.

ST. MARGARET’S

Total Hockey Skills Camp
St. Margaret’s Centre (put on by Dalhousie University)
Aug 19-23 and Aug 26-30; Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm $325
All hockey camps are co-ed and goalie-specific instruction is also available for all camps.

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camp A: July 1-5
Holiday Camp B: July 8-12
Holiday Camp C: July 15-19
Holiday Camp D: July 22-26
Music & Gospel Arts Camp: Aug 3-10
Late Registration (After June 1, 2013): $230/person
See application HERE.

TRURO

Marigold Cultural Centre
Musical Theatre Making Day Workshop (June 25, 26, 27)
For ages 9 to 14 – class limited to 24 participants.
Sing, Move, Act, Improvise, Explore your Acting and Vocal Abilities, Learn Dance Moves, Build your Confidence, and Discover Your Inner Talents and Have Fun !!!!
June 25th, 9 to 3pm,  June 26th, 9 to 3pm,  June 27th, 9 to 4pm
Course Fee: $160 plus tax (full registration fee required on registration)
Spotlight Music Theatre Summer School – July 2 – 20
For more information about this popular 3 week Cantabile Society program, please e-mail [email protected].
Summer Art Camps with Jillian Ritchie
For Ages: 7-12, 9am-3pm daily
Session 1 – July 8 – 12 – ages 6 – 9
Session 2 – July 15- 19 – ages 6 – 9
Session 3 – July 22 – 26 – ages 10 – 14
Session 4 – July 29 – Aug 2 – ages 6-9
Fee: $165 plus tax to be paid at time of registration
Summer Drama Camps with Wayne Burns
1st Group: August 6-9  (ages 9-12) – $125 + tax
2nd Group: August 12-16 (ages 9-12) – $160 + tax
3rd Group: August 19-23 (ages 13-17) – $160 + tax
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily

Summer Dance at Show Case Dance Studio
112 Esplanade, Truro
Classes begin July 2nd. One hour classes daily.
Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9: Kinder Ballet 3-5 yrs, Introduction to Ballet 6-9 yrs, Jazz 4-7, 8-12, 13-18, Soft Jazz Adult
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8: Creative Dance 3-8 yrs, Intro to Tap 5-10, 10-16, Hip Hop 6-10, 10-16, Soft Jazz Adult
Call 902-843-0322

UPPER TANTALLON

St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School
Something to Sing About
August 6-9, 9am – noon for ages 4-12
Registration Deadline: July 19
Email [email protected] for this year’s information

***Do you know of any other summer camps across Nova Scotia? Let me know and I’ll post them here***

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2013 Summer Camps & Activities in Cape Breton

Summer Camps-Cape Breton PhotoDRAMA

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps 2013
Registration: Saturday, June 15, 10am – 4pm
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview St, Sydney) upstairs in the drama room. Each camp runs 10am-4pm. Cost: $130 (family discount available)

July 8th – 12th
Improv for ages 11-13
Instructor: Brian Gallivan
July 15th-19th
Adventures in Drama 1 for ages 8-10
Instructor: Erin Thompson
July 22nd – 26th
Adventures in Drama 2 for ages 5-7
Instructor: Erin Thompson
July 29th – August 2nd
Drama Camp Classic for ages 14+
Instructor: James FW Thompson
Please email [email protected] with any questions!

Broadway at the Boardmore

An intermediate to advanced applied training program aimed at singers, actors and dancers, integrating private voice lessons, master classes, performance seminars, and work in the areas of text (acting methods) and movement. All participants will perform in the Showcase Concert, a highly entertaining musical theatre compilation medley held on the last evening of the intensive.
Youth Program (Ages 12-18: August 12-16, 2013)
Adult Program (Aged 19 and Above: August 19-23, 2013)
Cost: $300 Per Person for Each Program
To BOOK an AUDITION:
Please phone Todd Hiscock @ 902-563-1351 or email [email protected]

SCIENCE

CBU Science CampRuns every year. For more information, contact [email protected]

SPORTS

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona
[email protected]
539-5529

Capers Summer Basketball Camps
July 1 – July 5 2013
Boys and Girls Camps – Grades 7 to 12
Day Camper – $195.00
Residence Camper (all meals included) – $425.00
Ball Handling Camp: July 8 – July 9
Grade 7 and Up – 9am – 4pm – $70.00
Grade 6 and Under – 9am – 1pm – $50.00

Shooting Camp: July 10 – July 12
Grade 7 and Up – 9am – 4pm – $100.00
Grade 6 and Under – 9am – 1pm – $75.00
Mini Camp: July 15 – July 19
Grade 6 and Under – 9am – 1pm – $125.00
2013 Registration Form

Cape Breton Summer Volleyball Camps also available

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 7-9 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $60
June 30 – July 5 – Junior Camp (7-9 yrs) – $225
July 7-12 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 14-19 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $225
July 21-26 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 28-Aug 2 – Skills 3 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 4-9 – Senior Teen (15-19 yrs) – $225
Sep 20-22 – Teen Retreat (13-19 yrs) – $60
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560
All camps are $120, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 1-7
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 8-14
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 15-21
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 22-28
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 29 – August 1
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 5-11
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 12-18
Junior Girls #2 (ages 9-11) August 19-25

Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts
Stay overnight, or choose a day camp instead – everything from the Gaelic language to Highland dance, music, and weaving offered.
Ages 5 – adult

MISCELLANEOUS CAMPS

Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays: Laithean Sona/Happy Days Chidren’s Living History Program
Take part in this special living-history program for children and get a sense of what life was like for Gaels in those days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 8-12 only. 10 am to 4 pm. $30 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.

Thursdays (alternating) – Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth
Partake in this special living-history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 13-17. 10 am to 4 pm. $30 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.

Fridays – Spors/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids
Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Scottish heritage. Gaelic games such as Tunnag Tunnag Geadh, Duck Duck Goose, center on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spors is for children aged 5-10. 10 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

**Do you know about a summer camp in Cape Breton? Let me know and I’ll post it!**