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The Homeschool Legal Defense Association of Canada’s Response to the AG’s Report

From HSLDA Canada:

“The Auditor General in Nova Scotia has released a strongly anti-home education report. The report makes 12 recommendations for change. Among those recommendations are the following:

The Department of Education should require periodic, independent assessment of home schooled children against learning objectives and outcomes.
The Department of Education should assess the programs proposed by parents to determine if they are designed to achieve appropriate learning objectives and outcomes for home schooled children.
The Department of Education should obtain information on learning outcomes of home schooled children to determine if they are making reasonable educational progress.
The Department of Education should track home school registration using its computerized database to determine which children are not registered for the current year and whether follow up is needed.
The Department of Education should track children leaving public school for home schooling to ensure they are properly registered for home schooling.
The Department of Education should explore the possibility of establishing an information sharing protocol with the Department of Health and Wellness to enable tracking of all school-aged children in the province to determine whether they are registered for school.

The full report as well as a summary of the report is available here (http://oag-ns.ca/) 

HSLDA condemns this report for its clear anti-home education bias and clear lack of understanding of home education. It is obvious that the Auditor General’s office has not consulted the research on home education, home educating families, or home education experts. Home education is successful because it is not standardized. Parents, who know their children better than anyone else, are able to tailor the curriculum, learning style, and evaluation methods to the unique needs of their children. If the recommendations in this report are put in place, parents will have so much control and oversight of their homeschooling that they will lose virtually all of this flexibility. This would harm education in Nova Scotia and reduce the quality of education for home educated students.
If the recommendations in this report are put into practice, Nova Scotia will become the most oppressive province in Canada in which to home educate. HSLDA will be working with local home education leaders to ensure that homeschooling freedoms are maintained in Nova Scotia.”

Various homeschooling organizations across the province such as HEMS and NSHEA are looking forward to working together with HSLDA Canada.
Love, Luck &
Laughter,
Kimberly
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Nova Scotia Auditor General Report Perpetuates Homeschooling Myths

The Nova Scotia Auditor General’s Report was just released, with a section on homeschooling.  Unfortunately, the Auditor General’s recommendations perpetuate some homeschooling myths and misconceptions typically believed by the general population.

Myth #1: The Department of Education (DOE) Provides a Standard Curriculum and Materials to Homeschoolers
In fact, homeschoolers in Nova Scotia (and Canada-wide) are able to choose or create their own curriculum.  In recommendation 2.1 the Auditor General (AG) states:
“The Department of Education should establish clear and measurable learning objectives and outcomes for the home schooling program.”
Homeschoolers across Nova Scotia use a wide variety of curricula, using methods such as unschooling, classical, Montessori, or Waldorf.  Homeschoolers are not covering x objective at y time, they are tailoring their objectives and outcomes to their individual child, which is one of the many benefits of homeschooling.

Myth #2: The DOE Does (or Should) Test or Administer Standardized Testing to Homeschoolers
Homeschoolers in Nova Scotia are not tested in any way, nor are they administered standardized tests and this is the case in most provinces across Canada.  In Recommendation 2.2, the AG states:
“The Department of Education should require periodic, independent assessment of home schooled children against learning objectives and outcomes.”
Homeschoolers in Canada routinely gain admittance to colleges and universities with the records and/or grades provided by their parent teachers.  If homeschoolers’ reports are good enough for institutions of higher learning, they should be good enough for the DOE.

Myth #3: The More You Legislate (or Crack Down on) Homeschooling, the Better the Homeschool Education
This assumption is seen in recommendations 2.3, 2.4, and 2.6:

“The Department of Education should revise its home schooling material to provide clear information and guidance to parents on how to outline the program plan and the type of information to provide, including examples of the child’s work, in the yearly progress report.
“The Department of Education should assess the programs proposed by parents to determine if they are designed to achieve appropriate learning objectives and outcomes for home schooled children.
“The Department of Education should obtain information on learning outcomes of home schooled children to determine if they are making reasonable educational progress.”

In fact, the amount of legislation in a state or province does not lead to better homeschooling results, homeschoolers perform well regardless (State Regulation: No Impact on Homeschool Achievement).

The AG report gives the impression that there are many homeschoolers not getting a proper education. Studies show that not only do homeschoolers get a good education but they perform head and shoulders above both their public school and private schooled counterparts.  (Over 94% of home educated students scored above the Canadian norm).

If there are indeed any so-called “homeschoolers” truly not educating their children, this is more an issue of truancy than of homeschooling.  At this time there are 950 homeschoolers across Nova Scotia – how many children are we really talking about that could possibly “not be receiving a suitable education?”  Besides the public schooled children who are falling through the cracks,  what about the private schooled students who number over three times as many as the homeschool population?  None of the recommendations by the AG are required of private schools.  Each homeschooling family is, in effect, its own little private school, and has the freedom to determine its own outcomes and path of study just like private schools do.  Studies show that homeschoolers are doing just fine across North America – homeschooling parents are taking responsibility for their own children’s education (which is the number one predictor of school success) and seeing to it that their children are prepared for post-secondary education (home educated adults are more likely to have degrees) and the real world in which they live.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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August Events at Nova Scotia Museums

Museum of Natural HistoryHalifax
Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television
Until August 26
Featuring more than 40 costumes and objects from science fiction films and TV programs, this exhibition shows visitors how designers use colour, style, scale, materials, historical traditions, nature and cultural cues to help actors and audiences engage with the characters.

Happy 90th Birthday Gus!
Sun, Aug 12
Come wish Gus the gopher tortoise a very happy 90th birthday!

Nature Discovery for Young Children
Sundays
Enjoy discovery activities, creative play and hands-on exploration of real museum objects during this program, designed for children aged 5 and under and their parents, grandparents or other special adults.

Close Encounters of the Tidal Kind
Saturdays and Sundays
Get up close and personal with some interesting animals at the museum’s Tide Tank. See the hairs on a crab, the strange bumps on the sea star, the ridges on a scallop shell and more.

A Tour of the Solar System: Science on a Sphere
Wednesdays
Let the museum’s Science on a Sphere take you on a trip through our Solar System. Check website for tour times.

Lunch With…Nova Scotian Wildlife
Saturdays
Find yourself in the forest when you visit the museum’s Netukulimk exhibit. Join us as we feed and care for the animals.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Halifax
Cable Ships: Connecting Halifax to Titanic and the World
Explore the history of cable ships; from their contribution to establishing global communications, to the role of Halifax-based ships during the recovery operations after the sinking of RMS Titanic.

Ghosts & Marine Folklore
Tuesdays at 7pm
Join Andrew Aulenback, Heritage Interpreter, for a tour of some of the Museum’s darkest corners.

Titanic: Ice Meets Steel
Tues, Aug 14, 7:30 pm
Retired shipbuilder Dave Drummond will deliver a fascinating presentation about the tragic sinking of RMS Titanic.

Ross Farm Museum – New Ross
Antique Gasoline Engine Club
Sat, Aug 11 & Sun, Aug 12
Members of the Gasoline Engine Club will be on hand to display antique farm equipment and demonstrate.

Nothing but the Flax
Wed, Aug 15
At one time, many farms in New Ross grew flax to make linen. This weekend, museum staff will demonstrate the interesting process of turning a plant into material; from planting a little seed to spinning fibres.

Hand Mowing Championships
Sat, Aug 25
Come and cheer on competitors in the 9th Annual Hand Mowing Championships. The day will feature contests of skill and strength such as Grain Scything and the Weight on the Fork challenge. Contact Ross Farm to sign up.

Wile Carding Mill Museum – Bridgewater
Make a Hula Hoop
Sun, Aug 12
Kids aged 4 to 12 are invited to come make their very own hula hoop. All materials are supplied. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register. (Cost: $5)

Rug Hooking
Tues, Aug 21
Learn how rug hooking is done in Lunenburg County.

Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse – West Pubnico
Evening on the Hill
Sun, Aug 5, 7 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us for this community gathering during the Acadian Festival that will include food, music and fireworks.

Acadian Picnic
Wed, Aug 15, 4:30 pm
Celebrate National Acadian Day with a variety of events, including games for kids, a tintamarre, music and cake.

Blueberry Festival
Thurs, Aug 23, 1:30 pm – 3 pm
An all-you-can-eat buffet of wonderful blueberry desserts. Enjoy live music as you eat these delicious treats made by volunteers. (Cost: $6, members: $5)

Prescott House Museum – Starrs Point
Prescott Puppeteers Workshop
Wed, Aug 1, 10 am – noon
Make a puppet and then put on a show. For ages 5 and up. Please pre-register. (Cost: $7)

19th and 20th Century Illustrations
Aug 4 – Aug 31
For the first time, see 19th and 20th century illustrations from the library collection of Mary Allison Prescott.

Art- Printmaking
Wed, Aug 8
An easy and fun way to create art. For ages 5 and up. Please pre-register. (Cost: $7)

Busy Bugs Workshop
Wed, Aug 15, 1 pm – 3 pm
Join Dr. Todd Smith of Acadia University for an afternoon about ants, beetles, earwigs, bees and other creepy critters. For ages 5 and up. Please pre-register. (Cost: $7)

Prescott’s Toyshop
Wed, Aug 22, 10 am – noon
Come learn how to make some old fashioned toys. Batteries not required! For ages 5& up. Please pre-register. (Cost: $7)

Lawrence House Museum – Maitland
Launch Day
Sun, Aug 19, 10 am – 5 pm
26th Annual Launch Day Festival! Visit the museum grounds to mark the launch of the W.D. Lawrence, the largest wooden-hulled, full-rigged vessel ever built in Canada. See villagers dressed in their Victorian best as they demonstrate traditional skills and walk the processional through town. Don’t miss the launch re-enactment using a 17-foot scale model, or the banishment of the Whiskey Peddlers. Free; food bank donation accepted.

Fundy Geological Museum – Parrsboro
Curatorial Walks

Fridays and Saturdays
Discover the area’s rich geological past and natural heritage on a guided walks. Tours depart from the museum and last 3- 5 hours.  Start times vary due to the tides. Free with museum admission or with membership to the Cumberland Geological Society. Visit website for more details.

Highland Village Museum – Iona
Làithean Sona/Happy Days Children’s Living History Program
Wednesdays, 10 am – 4 pm
Children aged 8 to 12 can take part in this living-history program to get a sense of what life was like for Gaels of the past. The program features hands-on activities and costumes are provided. (Cost: $30. Prepaid reservations required.)

Ensemble Caprice (Musique Royale Concert)
Thurs, Aug 2, 7:30 pm
Come to the Malagawatch Church for an evening of music. Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Ticket prices to be announced.

Spòrs/Gaelic Games for Kids
Fridays, 10 am – 12 pm
Children aged 5 to 10 can enjoy a morning of games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Gaelic life.

51st Annual Là Mór a’ Chlachain/Highland Village Day Concert
Sat, Aug 4
Fiddlers, step-dancers, pipers, highland dancers and more will come together to treat visitors to an afternoon of traditional Nova Scotia Gaelic culture in this outdoor concert. (Cost: $15, children 12 and under are free.)

Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program
Thurs, Aug 9 & Thurs, Aug2310 am – 4 pm
Youth aged 13-17 can take part in this living history program to experience the responsibilities and lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. Special hands-on activities and costumes provided. (Cost: $30. Prepaid reservations required.)

Cuairt nan Coinnlean/Candlelight Tour
Thurs, Aug 9 & Thurs, Aug 237 pm – 9 pm
Join guides Jim St.Clair and Catherine Gillis for an evening of storytelling. (Cost: $12 adult, $28 family, $5 students)

Cossit House Museum – Sydney
Party like it’s 1786!
Mon, Aug 6, 2 pm – 3 pm
Join the Old Sydney society and Cosset House staff for fun and games – 18th century style! Enjoy Skittles, songs and activities for all ages! Refreshments to follow. (Cost: $3)

Fairy Tales in the Garden
Tues, Aug 7 & Wed, Aug 8, 2 pm – 3 pm
Enjoy a twist on favourite fairytales, brought to life in the Cossit House Heritage Garden. An afternoon both children and adults will enjoy! Lemonade and cookies to follow. (Cost: $3)

The OSS Scavenger Hunt
Thurs, Aug 9, 2 pm – 3 pm
Can you find the treasures in Cossit House? What about the secrets that lie in the museums of the North End of Sydney? There’s a prize for those brave enough to finish! Starts at St. Patrick’s Church Museum. (Cost: $2)

Butter-Making Experience
Fri, Aug 10, 2 pm – 3 pm
Butter was a bit of work to produce in the 18th century Cossit House family home. Experience the process yourself – complete with traditional tools and at the end, a traditional taste! Refreshments to follow. (Cost: $3)

Sherbrooke Village – Sherbrooke
Courthouse Concert Series
Thursdays, 7:30 pm
This year’s musical lineup will include Country, Folk and Celtic music. For a complete concert schedule, visit the Sherbrooke Village website. (Cost: $8 at the door)

Community Picnic
Sun, Aug 12
Sherbrooke Village is throwing gigantic picnic! Enjoy hot dogs, blueberry desserts and music at the performance centre. Proceeds benefit the St. James Church Maintenance Program.

Watercolour Camp
Mon, Aug 13 – Thurs, Aug 16
Susan Paterson will lead this four-day workshop about watercolour painting. Includes outdoor painting, interior, and still life work. Students will work at their own pace, on the subject of their choice, while Susan guides them in drawing, composition, perspective, colour mixing and other watercolour techniques. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. (Call 1-888743-7845 for more details.)

Rally That Gives
Fri, Aug 24 & Sat, Aug 25
From August 24-25, the Village will play host a motorcycle Show and Shine, a blues concert, raffles, meals and games. Motorcyclists interested in registering for the event can visit the Sherbrooke Village website for more information.

Fisherman’s Life Museum – Jeddore Oyster Pond
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Thurs, Aug 16
Put on your hat and come to the tea party at this Eastern Shore fisherman’s house. Don’t have a hat? Come along anyway and enjoy the fun.

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Wolfville June 8 & 9 – Provincial Music Festival

What: The 28th Annual Provincial Music Festival – piano, voice, strings, woodwind, brass, guitar, chamber, musical theatre, and percussion

When: June 8th and 9th – all day (Gala Concert at 7 p.m. in Festival Theatre)

Where: Acadia University, Wolfville is the primary venue

Who: Performers across Nova Scotia from all the other local festivals

Admission:  Day passes are $5, 2-day admission is $10, Gala Concert admission is $10

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Nova Scotia Museums – May Events

HALIFAX

Museum of Natural History

Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television
Opening Fri, May 18

Featuring more than 40 costumes and objects from science fiction films and TV programs, this exciting exhibition shows visitors how costume design uses colour, style, scale, materials, historical traditions, nature and cultural cues to help actors and audiences engage with the characters being portrayed.

Highlights include:

  • The Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz (1939).
  • Leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Indy’s whip from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • Leather jacket worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984).
  • Costume worn by Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters II (1989).
  • Embroidered robe worn by actor Joe Turkel in Blade Runner (1982).
  • Batman costume worn by George Clooney in Batman & Robin (1997).
  • Tunic and sash worn by William Shatner in the Star Trek episode “Mirror Mirror” (1967).

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Cable Ships: Connecting Halifax to Titanic and the World

This original exhibit, researched and developed by museum staff, explores the history of cable ships in Nova Scotia and highlights the significant roles of the Halifax-based ships Mackay-Bennett and Minia as part of the recovery operations following the sinking of RMS Titanic.

Cable Ships: Connecting Halifax to Titanic and the World also examines how cable ships contributed to the establishment of global communications; literally laying the foundation for trans-Atlantic wireless communication.

True Tales of the Titanic

As our city and the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, the museum offers programs that separate the disaster’s fact from fiction.

Programs include:

  • Away all Boats: Learn how to put on a cork life-jacket like those used aboard Titanic and how to lower a lifeboat, using a small working model of the vessel’s boat deck.
  • Signals from the Past: Discover the fascinating world of Morse Telegraphy and how it changed our world.
  • Titanic and Pop Culture: Join one of our heritage interpreters as they examine the continuing fascination with the events of 1912 and how this tragedy still resonates today.
  • Preparing Titanic’s Dead: Learn about the heroic efforts of the cable ship crews, undertakers and embalmers, who all had to work against time to preserve the victims of the sinking at sea and in the morgues.

The Natural History of our Atlantic Coastline
Tues, May 15, at 7:30 pm

Join Dr. Scott Cunningham, co-founder of the Halifax Field Naturalists, for a kayaking journey around Atlantic Canada’s shorelines. During this talk, be inspired by the beauty of land meeting sea; a place where – washed by the relentless ocean waves – our earth history is always on display.

NEW ROSS

Ross Farm Museum

Woolly Weekend
Sat, May 19 – Mon, May 21

Spring is here and the sheep at Ross Farm have had their lambs and are ready for their annual shearing. Enjoy demonstrations of sheep shearing, wool washing and yarn spinning as you learn about the importance of sheep to early settlers.

LUNENBURG

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Come explore life at sea, up close and personal, at the Fisheries Museum in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. Learn about rum-running, whales and August Gales in our galleries.  Hear stories about the incredible Bluenose II as she undergoes her restoration at the local Lunenburg Shipyard.  Meet lobsters, flounders and cod in our aquarium. Visit the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! A fun day for the entire family!

YARMOUTH

Firefighters’ Museum

Imagine the clang of the fire bell, the smell of smoke and the feel of hot steam as firefighters of the past raced to save burning homes in Yarmouth and communities across Nova Scotia.  See the types of fire engines used in Nova Scotia from the 1800s to the 1930s; marvel at antique hand-drawn and operated engines such as Canada’s oldest horse-drawn steam engine, an 1863 Amoskeag Steamer; and take the wheel of a 1933 Chev Bickle pumper as you discover the history of firefighting in this province.

PARRSBORO

Fundy Geological Museum

Come and explore Nova Scotia’s ancient world near the Bay of Fundy, where the world’s highest tides erode the towering sea cliffs to reveal evidence of 200 million-year-old fossils and local minerals, including amethyst and agate gem stones. Discover these Jurassic and Triassic landscapes where Canada’s oldest dinosaurs once roamed and unearth this province’s rich geological past!

STELLARTON

Museum of Industry

Come explore Atlantic Canada’s largest museum to discover the people, places and machines of Nova Scotia’s industrial past. Push, pull, lift, drop and laugh as you enjoy acres of exhibits and interactive displays that highlight how technology – and people – worked throughout this province’s history.

Keep pace on the assembly line, get a workout at the water powered pumps and bask in the spirit of invention as you marvel at Canada’s oldest surviving steam engine. Featuring 30,000 artifacts, the Museum of Industry is the best place to find out what “Made in Nova Scotia” really means!

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DRUM! – Truro October 1st

More info
DRUM! @ Cobequid Educational Centre
Saturday, October 1st
7:00 PM
$18.00 

DRUM is described on its own website as a “spectacular musical production telling the story of the arrival and settlement, struggle and ultimate coming together of four of Canada’s principal founding cultures as seen through the lens of the First Nations experience.” The production features musicians, dancers, drummer and singers from Canada’s Aboriginal, Black, Celtic and Acadian communities.

Website: http://www.drumshow.ca/
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*TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!*

In Person:
Marigold Cultural Centre Box Office, Truro
MacQuarries Pharmasave Esplanade, Truro

By Phone:
902-897-4004

Online:
https://secure.ticketpro.ca/achat_MCC01JS11.html?lang=en

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Homeschool Concert Band starts Sept. 14 in Fall River

Joyful Sounds Concert Band  is a band for homeschooling families, meeting in Fall River, Nova Scotia, on Wednesday afternoons from September through May.  No musical experience is required! Ages nine and up (including parents, if desired). Cost is $120 for 12 weeks, with a family maximum of $300.

Wednesday, September 14 from 1:00 until 2:00 is the set-up meeting of potential band members. If you are ready to sign up, or if you are just looking for more information, please come on out with the whole family, and bring a homeschooling friend!  Long & McQuade in Bedford has said that anyone who visits their store by Friday will have an instrument in time for the first official rehearsal on September 21.

Please note that for September 14 only we will be meeting at Joyful Sounds Music Studio at 3108, Hwy #2 in Fall River. All subsequent rehearsals will be at the Gordon Snow Community Centre on Fall River Road.

Visit www.joyfulsoundsconcertband.blogspot.com for more information.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Annual NOT Back to School Camping Trip! Sept 5-11

It’s that time of year again! The Annual Not-Back-To-School Camping Trip at beautiful Kejimkujik National Park here in Nova Scotia is next week! This is a week where home-learners across Nova Scotia gather to celebrate and connect with other families. Homeschooling families generally stay in the Jim Charles Loop – drive in and have a peek before registering if you like. Stay the entire week, or just a few days.  Join the Comedy of Errors Facebook Group for more information on activities during the week.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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3-day Creative Writing Workshop

Waldorf East, Pollination Project, and the Anthroposophical Society in Nova Scotia are pleased to announce:

BRINGING LANGUAGE TO LIFE: A THREE-DAY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
with renowned U.K. poet and teacher PAUL MATTHEWS

July 29- 31st at Watershed Farm, Baker Settlement, NS – 10 minutes from Bridgewater

$225 for 3 days (including organic locally grown snacks and lunches; accommodation available at extra cost if required)

Through guided writing and simple movement,explore – seriously, playfully, together and alone – the creative dynamics of language. Emphasis will be on the creative process rather than finished work, searching for ways to invite language rich in image and resonant with word-music. Workshop limited to 12 participants.

Paul is the author of SING ME THE CREATION, WORDS IN PLACE, THE GROUND THAT LOVE SEEKS and SLIPPERY CHARACTERS. www.paulmatthewspoetry.co.​uk

Register at: www.waldorfns.org or contact Anne Greer: [email protected] 902) 688-1857

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2011 Summer Camps Across Nova Scotia

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camp
Dartmouth
Ages 7-12; 1st child: $175, additional children: $155 – 5% early bird discount June 1st
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
July 4-8 Celebrate Canada!
July 11-15 Haunted Sculptures
Theatre Camps
July 18-22 A Haunted Theatre Camp
July 25-29 The Wizard of Oz
For more details, see website above.

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax
Register before April 30th & receive $25 off any camp.
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids and youth from 6-14 years old. Choose from Video Game Design, Claymation/Animation, Photo Expressions and more!
$246-334 per week – see website above for more details

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Ages 7-12 OR 13-17 $250 per week
9am-4pm weekly throughout the summer starting July 4th
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more.
Advanced Summer Camp for 12 and up: Aug 29-Sept 2; $325
For full schedule see website link above.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
[email protected] OR 902-492-4422 ext.221
6-12 year olds; $200/week; $190 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $185/week; $175 for multiple weeks/children
Nine weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from: When I Grow Up, Paint With Music, Eco-City (2021)!

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
5 day Science Camps and Engineering Camps = $175
5 day Computer Science Camps, SuperSKILLS, Movie Making Camp  = $185
4 day Science Camps and Engineering camps = $150
4 day Computer Science Camps = $165
2 day Overnight CATALYST Program = $185
For more information and to register, go to:
http://supnova.squarespace.com/faq/camp/2011-camp-schedule.html

Mad Science Summer Camp
Shambhala School, Halifax
Ages 5-12.
9am-3:30pm. Extended hours (8:30am-4:30pm) and half days are also available.
July 11th – July 15th – Rockin’ Rockets
July 18th – July 22nd – Moving with Science
July 25th – July 29th – Rockin’ Rockets
Prices: General Hours: $185/week
Extended Hours: $35/week or $10/day extra
Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $105/week
Half Day Extended Hours: $15/week or $5/day

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register today for a 5-day ($630) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
5-day expedition: July 5th – 9th
7-day expedition: July 12 – 18th
7-day expedition: August 17th – 23rd
5-day expedition: August 26th – 30th
No sailing experience is necessary – we’ll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we’ll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal cruising where you’ll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the weather, how to cook on board and more!

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
Music & Gospel Arts Camp
Aug 6-13
Early Bird Fee (Before May 31, 2010): $200/person
Late Registration (After May 31, 2010): $220/person

See application HERE.

TRURO

Marigold Cultural Centre
Truro
Usually offers a Musical Theatre Camp for ages 9-14, Theatre Camp for 13-17, a Violin/cello camp for ages 6+, and an Arts Camp for ages 6-10 & 11-15.
Keep watching the website link above for this year’s details.

UPPER TANTALLON

St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School
Upper Tantallon
Usually has a July week-long camp 9am – noon for ages 4-12
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***

 

Love, Luck &
Laughter,