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2018 Nova Scotia Summer Camps and Activities

Looking for 2018 Nova Scotia summer camps? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy across the mainland!

2018 Nova Scotia Summer Camps and Activities

Kids Bowl Free all summer in the province! Visit Kids Bowl Free for more information.

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art Camps
Dartmouth
$200; Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Camps for Ages 6-10:
July 2nd to 6th – FROG DAYS OF SUMMER (Art Camp)
Join us for a week of exploring Pond Life! We’ll start the week off with a trip to Shubie Park to inspire tadpole, frog, lily pad and duck and goose themed art projects all week!
July 9th to 13th – TRANSFORMERS (Art Camp)
This Camp will jam packed full of not only ROBOTS! But all sorts of cool art projects that start as one thing and transform into something else!
July 16th to 20th – PETER PAN (Theatre Camp)
This classic favourite will be reworked by this group and presented in a special performance for the parents in our very own Alderney Landing Theatre at the end of the week!
July 23rd to 27th – THE WIZARD OF OZ (Theatre Camp)
We’re off to see WIZARD! This week the children will be performing a play rewritten specifically for them by our teen camp scriptwriters and wearing special costumes designed in house by our teen designers!
Camps for Ages 11-15:
July 2nd to 6th – IMPROV FOR STAGE
Instructor David Zinck will bring his phenomenal Improv class to Alderney this Summer for one week where students’ minds will be blown away by the improvisational talents that emerge from them on our stage.
July 9th to 13th – SCRIPTWRITING FOR STAGE
Back by popular demand, renowned playwright Juanita Peters will take our scriptwriters on a journey to rewrite, rethink and recreate the Wizard of Oz! We’ll take this classic and rework it until it’s virtually unrecognizable and SO MUCH BETTER… Wizard of Oz: 2.0. This new script will be read for the parents on the final Camp Friday and performed by the Theatre Camp students in the final week of July, the Summer’s participants will be invited back for the Finale!
July 16th to 20th – COSTUME DESIGN
In this final Teen Camp we will study modern costume design for stage and transform the costume ideas for the classic Wizard of Oz.
Registration includes supplies, daily snack, and lunch on Friday. Please call the Alderney Landing Box Office to make payments (902)461-8401.

Artech Summer Camps
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology, 5685 Leeds St, Halifax
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Click on link above to register.
July 3-6 – a 4 day camp week
Dig, Mine & Craft – Minecraft – ages 5 – 7 years – $119
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10 – $279
Girl Gamers! – ages 10-14 – $279
Discover Open Toons – ages 11+ – $299
July 9-13
Make it Move! – ages 5-7 – $149
Get Animated! – ages 7-10 – $349
3D Minecraft World Design – ages 10-14 – $349
Advance with Open Toons – ages 11+ – $369
July 16-20
It’s a Mario Party! – ages 7-10 – $349
Epic Animations! – ages 10-12 – $349
Programming Minecraft – Python – ages 11+ – $369
July 23-27
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10- $349
Mining into Minecraft – ages 10-12 – $349
Mobile Movie Making – ages 11+ – $349
July 30-Aug 3
Make it Move – ages 5-7 – $149
Movie Premiere – All Star Cast – ages 10-12 – $349
Games 4 Change – ages 11+– $349
Aug 7-10 – 4 day camp week
Dig, Mine & Craft – Minecraft – ages 5 – 7 years – $119
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10 – $279
3D Character Modelling – ages 10-12 – $299
August 13-17
It’s a Mario Space  Party – ages 7-10 – $349
3D Minecraft World Design – ages 10-12 – $349
Virtual Reality Unity – ages 11+ $369
2017 nova scotia summer camps

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
July 3 – August 31
Week-long half-day classes: Non-members $130.00 per week; Gallery Members $117 per week. Fees include all art materials.
For ages 5-7 and 8-12
Register in person at the AGNS Gallery South Information Desk or by phone with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard only) at 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
Halifax
All summer long, July 3 to August 31 for ages 5-17
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Dartmouth
Summer Camps – for ages 7-12, and 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275
July 2 through August 24
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Basketball Camp
Halifax, course behind Springvale School
July 9-11, 6:30-8pm
Learn new skills, improve, have fun!
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at [email protected] or 902-830-5669.

Coding Camp at the NSCC
Halifax
July 9-13 – Discover Magic, ages 8-12, $249
July 9-13 – Intro to Programming, ages 8-14, $249
July 16-20 – Discover Roblox Gamemaking ages 8-12, $249
July 16-20 – Game Design with Roblox Studio, ages 10-14, $249
July 23-27 – Game Design and Development, ages 8-12, $249
July 23-27 – YouTube Camp, ages 9-15, $249
July 30-Aug 3 – Discover Roblox Gamemaking, ages 8-12, $249
Aug 7-10 – Discover Minecraft Modding, ages 7-10 $209
Aug 7-10 – Video Game Maker, ages 11-14, $209
Aug 13-17 – Robotics, ages 10-15, $249
Aug 13-17 – YouTube Camp, ages 9-15, $249
Tap on the link above for more info and to register.

Dance at the Maritime Conservatory
Early Childhood Movement
July 23-27, ages 3-5.
The children in this camp will enjoy a delightful mixture of dance classes and appropriate crafts.
Children’s Dance Camps
July 3-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, ages 6-9.
Dance camps run from 9:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Designed to promote a love of dance through a full day of varied dance classes and dance-related activities.
Teen/Adult Beginner Ballet
June 12-July 5, Tuesday evenings, ages 12 and up.
A 1 hour class excellent for beginners as well as more experienced dancers wanting to work on personal placement or technical issues.
Summer Dance Intensive
August 13-24
Designed to give serious dance students the opportunity to explore a full time program incorporating complimentary dance forms and the nest teachers in those forms.

Discovery Centre Camps
Halifax
5-7 and 8-12 year olds; 9am-4pm; $230/week; MEMBERS: $215/week
Nine weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from July 2 through August 31, Destination Discovery, Digital Discovery, and Ocean Technology Camps.
To register online, tap the link above.

French Language Camps
July 3-6 – Camp Chocolat – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Halifax, ages 6-10
July 9-13 – Camp Chocolat Session 2
July 16-20 – Camp du Soleil – Dartmouth, ages 6-10
July 23-27 – Camp du Soleil Session 2

JA-AMP!
Dartmouth
August 20-24, $75
A week-long day camp, for students ages 12-14 & 15-19 hosted in partnership with Junior Achievement and the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.

Juniorpreneur Camp
Halifax
Ages 8-14, $180
July 16-20 and August 20-24
8:30am-4pm

Kids’ Bible Camp
Halifax, 114 Downs Ave.
August 13-16, 6:15-8pm
Learn life lessons through Biblical characters, sing awesome songs, make crazy cool crafts, and enjoy fun games.
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at [email protected] or 902-830-5669.

Mad Science Summer Camp
Halifax/Dartmouth
Ages 5-12
Hours (9am-3:30pm): $210/week, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $130/week; 4-day week camps $170/week or $105/week for half days
July 3-6 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School, Halifax)
July 9-13 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
July 16-20 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School)
July 23-27 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
Aug 7-10 – Secret Agent Lab (Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth)
Please email transfer to [email protected] or mail a cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.

Music and Musical Theatre at the Maritime Conservatory
Halifax
Clarineo Cats – ages 6-8, $160 + $15 registration
July 3rd, 5, 10, 12, 17, or 19th at 5:00-5:45 pm
Musical Theatre Workshops:
Elementary Company Players – Grades 4-6
Junior Company Players – Grades 7-9
Brass Band Camp
A week-long introduction in brass instrumental performance for students aged 8-18 with at least one year of experience on their preferred instrument (trumpet/cornet,horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba/bass).
Youth Ensemble Camp
Ages 5-7: Activities include recorder, percussion, and Kindermusik classes, singing in a choir, active listening, and arts and crafts
Ages 8 & Up: Activities include percussion and improvisation classes, singing in a choir, private lessons on a primary instrument or voice, semi-private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice, and playing in an ensemble. Primary instruments may include flute, clarinet (clarineo), oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano or voice. If a student doesn’t have a secondary instrument, they will be able to borrow one of a number of different instruments or study piano or voice.

North Woodside Summer Day Camps
Dartmouth
8 weeks of camps to choose from, July 3-August 24
Camps run daily 9am-4pm for ages 5-10; $88-110 per week
For more information regarding the Summer Day Camps, please contact us at [email protected] or 902-463-9276.

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register for a 7-day Coastal Expedition, Sea of Islands Base Camp, or 8-Day Take it Outside Girls Expedition – Ages 14-18. No sailing experience is necessary. Tap the link above for more info.

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer from June 25-August 30.
For ages 5 through 18, 8:30am-5pm.
Tuition ranges from $240-315 per week. Includes free NSCAD t-shirt.
Visit the Summer Camp Exhibition, Port Loggia Gallery, and NSCAD University, to see work created by the campers throughout the summer.
For more info, tap the link above.

2017 nova scotia summer camps

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for ages 3-18
Cost from: $210-230 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

Super Summer Music Camp
Mount St. Vincent University, Rosaria Hall
June 26-28, 6:30-8pm
Back by popular demand with Virginia Voices International.
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at [email protected] or 902-830-5669.

Tiny Empire Writing Workshop Summer Camp
Halifax
July 23-27, 9am-noon for ages 8-13; $200 per child
Young writers will have the opportunity to explore and deepen their writing practice in concentrated sessions each day. With a focus on character, plot, setting, theme, and descriptive language, this five-day camp offers space, time, and tools for eager young writers to make a lot of progress on a fiction project—and meet other young writers along the way!

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Brigadoon Camps
on Aylesford Lake
Camp See-Ya (blind and visual impairment): July 1-6
Neurosergery Camp (neurosurgery conditions): July 1-6
Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy): July 8-13
Camp Braveheart (congenital heart issues): July 8-13
Camp JoinTogether (arthritis): July 15-20
Camp Kedooopse (bereavement): July 22-27
Camp Believe (parental mental illness): July 22-27
Camp Treasure Chest (asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory): July 29-August 3
Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences): August 5-10
Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease): August 5-10
Camp Guts & Glory (Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD): August 12-17
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime (cancer): August 19-24
Camp Silly Yak (celiac disease): August 26-31
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact registrar Sandy Morrow, [email protected] or phone 1-888-471-5666. Or tap here to set up registration online.

BERWICK

Sing Summer Choir Camps
Junior Choir Camp
August 12-18, for ages 8.5-13 (unchanged voices)
For singers of NSCF member choirs: $455; For singers of non-member choirs: $480
Youth Choir Camp
August 12-18, for ages 13-18
For singers of NSCF member choirs: $480; For singers of non-member choirs: $505

CANNING

Blomidon Bible Camp
July 18-21: Family camp $80 adults, $50 ages 11-18, $40 ages 5-10, free for ages 4 and under
July 22-27: Teen Camp $160 for ages 12-18
July 29-August 3: Intermediate Camp $160 for ages 10-12
August 5-10: Junior Camp $160 for ages 8-10
August 15-18: Everyone Camp $80 age 11-adult, $40 age 5-10, free for ages 4 and under

Summer Arts 2017 Camps & Programs
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
July 3-August 31 for Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-16, Teen, plus Dance Summer Dance Camp for Ages 12-18.
Tap the link above for a PDF full of information and to register for one of these amazing camps or programs!

CEDAR LAKE

Camp Peniel
Aug 5-10: Wilderness Camp – Ages 11-14, $380
Aug 5-10: Activate! – Ages 9-13, $390
Aug 12-17: Scramble C&D – Ages 7-12, $375
Aug 19-24: Teen Camp – Ages 13-17, $375

DIGBY COUNTY

French Language Camp
August 6-10 – Camp Artistique – Barton, Digby County, ages 10-14

FALL RIVER

Joyful Sounds Summer Sizzle Series
Broadway Kids Camp
Ages 6-13, 9am-4pm
$220 per week, including costumes, scores, choreography and set materials. Attend one week or as many as you like.
July 9-13 – Annie Kids
July 16-20 – Aladdin Kids
Aug 13-17 – Aladdin Kids
Aug 20-24 – Annie Kids
Cover Band Camp
Ages: 10-16  (must have 2 yrs experience on their instrument/voice or by audition)
July 9-13 and/or Aug 20-24, 9am-4pm
$220 per week, including sound gear and materials
Dreamers, Dancers & Drummers
Half day camps for our 3-6 yr olds, 9-11:30am
July 3-6 and/or August 7-10
Music, Crafts, Moving & so much more!

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 11-14 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 16-21 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $180
July 23-28 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $180
August 1-4 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age
Tap on the link above for more information.

HAMMONDS PLAINS

Mad Science Summer Camp
Hammonds Plains Community Centre at 2041 Hammonds Plains Rd
July 30-August 3 – Flight Academy
Email transfer to [email protected] or send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.

HEAD OF ST. MARGARET’S BAY

Unicorn Theatre Drama Camps
Grades 2, 3 and 4 only
$110 a week or $105 a week for more than one child in the same family.
Camps runs from 9 am – 3 pm. Before and after Childcare is available for $25 a week per child.
Week 1 (July 9-13)
Week 2 (July 16-20)
Week 3 (July 23-27)
Week 4 (July 30-August 3)
Week 5 (August 6-10). The cost is
Download the Camp Flyer and registration form by tapping the link above. To hold a spot, email [email protected] then mail in the registration form and payment. If you have questions, contact [email protected] or 902-857-2121.

HERRING COVE

Childspace Early Learning Camps
Magic in the Forest July 3-5 & July 17-19
$135.00 Ages 3-7 9:00-2:30
Exploring fairies, wishing rocks, hidden treasures, and everyday miracles through creative provocations, nature play, and child-directed discussions
The Wonder of the Woods, July 9-13
$225.00 Ages 5-10 9:00-2:30
Supporting each child in building a personal relationship with nature by providing time & space to explore and connect on their terms, as well as opportunities for meditation, reflection,creating with natural materials, survival skills and foraging
To register email [email protected]com

KENTVILLE

Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
July 9-13, 8:30am-4pm

Youth Theatre Camps
Centre Stage Theatre
$150 per week, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects. All camps are waiting list only.
July 2-6: Ages 5-8, In the Garden (Musical)
July 9-13: Ages 7-11, Thumbelina
July 16-20: Ages 8-12, Beehive (Musical)
July 23-27: Ages 5-8, The Little Red Hen/ The Selfish Giant
July 30-Aug 3: Ages 8-12, Campfire Tales: The Night of the Living Dolls
Aug. 6-10: Oh Rats!
Aug. 13-17: Ages 9-15, Gunpowder Gertie: Pirate Queen
For more information, call 678-3502.

LOWER WEST PUBNICO

The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia Youth Summer Camp Program
This summer camp is designed for the youths from the Municipality of Argyle who are currently in 3rd to 6th grade.
10am-3pm.
The day will consist of learning games, doing a little work that youths did back then, music, skits and more. On Friday of each week, the children will present a short play around 2:30PM in the amphitheater of the Village.
Contact Kathy Nickerson for more information at 902-762-2530 or [email protected]

LOWER SACKVILLE

Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps July 3-August 24, Mon-Fri, $175 for 1 week or $325 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. Dry land activities include soccer, volleyball, and various co-operative games.
Contact [email protected] for more information.

2017 Nova Scotia Summer Camps

LUNENBURG

Recreation Camps
The MARC Retreat – July 3-4
Outdoors Camp – July 9-11
Creative Crafters – July 16-18
Kids Fishing Camp – July 16-18
Sports Camp – July 30-August 1
Wacky and Wild Science Camp – August 14-15

Go to https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/modl/Home to register online.

MAGDALEN ISLANDS

French Language Camps
July 8-13 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands, ages 12-16
July 8-13 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands, ages 15-17

MAHONE BAY

Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United Church
July 16-20: Ages 7-12, Heidi
August 4-6: Ages teen-adult, Gunpowder Gertie: Pirate Queen
August 20-24: Ages 9-15, Fairy Tale Mahem
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the link above to register.

MOUNT UNIACKE

Junior Zoo Keeper Camp
July 9-August 31, $240 + tax per week ($195 for returning campers)
Ages 6-14
For more information, or to register, contact us by phone at (902) 253-2097 or email [email protected] A 50% deposit is due at the time of registration (remaining balance due by the first day of camp).

NEW GLASGOW

Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
July 30 – August 3
8:30am-4pm

POINTE-DE-L’EGLISE

French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
5 week camp for ages 15 and up, July 8-August 11
1 week camp for ages 10 and up, August 5-11
Tap the link above for more information and to register.

SACKVILLE

Treasure Seekers Bible Camp
Kinsmen Community Centre
July 23-27, 10:30am-12:30pm
Free lunch. Parents welcome.

SAMBRO HEAD

Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
Tap the above link for more info.

French Language Camp
August 19-25 – Camp de la Baie – Sambro Head, ages 10-14

THORBURN

Music & Gospel Arts Camp
Scotia Glen Camp
For ages 7-12, $230/person
For more information, contact the nearest Salvation Army office or Majors Carson and Teresa Decker,  [email protected] or [email protected] or 902-455-1201 x 229.

TRURO

Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
August 13-17
8:30am-4pm

WEST CHEZZETCOOK

Rainbow’s End Equestrian Day Camps
Click the link above for more information or contact [email protected]@.com.

YARMOUTH COUNTY
Yarmouth Recreation Day Camps
Ages 4-16 years
Choose from Summer Fun Camp, Sports Camp, Yarmouth South Playground Program, Lake Milo Aquatic Club Program, or Youth Outdoor Active Leadership Program.
Tap on the link above for more info.

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Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016

Looking for Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy on the mainland!

Nova Scotia summer camps 2016

Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016

Kids Bowl Free all summer across the province! Visit Kids Bowl Free for more information.

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art Camps
Dartmouth
Ages 6-12; $200
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
July 4-8: The Queen Bee – Theatre camp
July 11-15: The Art of the Fantastical – Art camp
July 18-22: Stories About Snakes – Theatre camp
July 25-29: The Circus! Art camp

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax AND Veith House, 3115 Veith Street, Halifax
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. $279-$359 per week.
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids age 6 to teens.
Choose from Animation, Minecraft, Movie Production, and more!
July 4 – September 2nd – tap on website link above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
July 4 – August 26
Week-long half-day classes: Non-members $130.00 per week; Gallery Members $117 per week. Fees include all art materials.
For ages 5-7 and 8-12
Animals, mythical creatures, wearable art, journals, and more!
Register in person at the AGNS Gallery South Information Desk or by phone with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard only) at 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long, July 4-September 2nd for ages 5-17
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Summer Camps – for ages 5-6, 7-12, and 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275; 5-6 year olds = 2 day camps only $110
June 27 through August 19
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Coding Camp at the NSCC
June 27 – Tech Explorer Camp
July 4 – Minecraft Level 2
July 11 – Coding Girls
July 18 – Minecraft Adventure Camp
July 25 – Junior Robotics
August 2 – Mobile Game Maker

Discovery Centre
Halifax
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $205/week; $185 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $190/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Seven weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from July 4 through Aug 26
To register online, tap the link above.

French Language Camps
June 6-10 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 10-16 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 10-16 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 4-8 – Camp Chocolat I – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Halifax
July 11-15 – Camp Chocolat II
July 18-22 – Camp Chocolat III
July 18-22 – Camp du Soleil I – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 25-29 – Camp du Soleil II
August 1-5 – Camp Artistique, Barton, Digby County
August 21-27 – Camp de la Baie – Bayside Camp, Third Pond, Sambro Head

Mad Science Summer Camp
Halifax/Dartmouth
Ages 5-12
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 4-8 – Crazy Chemists (Hammondd Plains Community Centre, Halifax)
July 11-15 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School, Halifax)
July 11-15 – Flight Academy in French (Shambhala School)
July 18-22 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
July 25-29 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
August 2-5 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
August 8-12 – Flight Academy (Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth)
August 15-19 – Secret Agent Lab (Woodlawn United Church)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6 or scan and email to [email protected]

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register for a 6-day ($695) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18. No sailing experience is necessary. Tap the link above for more info.

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer for various ages, 5 through 18, 8:30am-5pm.
For more info, click the link above.

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
Cost from: $210-230 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Camp New Dawn – for Kids with Special Needs
Brigadoon Camps on Aylesford Lake
Camp See-Ya (blind and visual impairment): July 3-8
Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy): July 10-15
Camp Braveheart (congenital heart issues): July 10-15
Camp JoinTogether (arthritis): July 17-22
Camp Kedooopse (bereavement): July 24-29
Camp Believe (parental mental illness): July 24-29
Camp Treasure Chest (asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory): July 31-August 5
Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences): August 7-11
Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease): August 7-12
Camp Guts & Glory (Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD): August 14-19
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime (cancer):  August 21-26
Camp Silly Yak (celiac disease): August 28-September 2
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
RSVP today at [email protected] or phone 1-888-471-5666 to register.

CANNING

Dance Summer Dance
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
August 14-26 for ages 12-18, $1100
Modern and Ballet.

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 6-9 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 11-16 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $175
July 18-23 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $175
July 27-30 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age

KENTVILLE

Youth Theatre Camps
Centre Stage Theatre
$150 per week, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects.
July 4-8: Ages 5-8, Knee Deep Big Life in a Little Pond
July 11-15: Ages 8-12, Fairy Tale Mayhem
July 18-22: Ages 9-15, Eating Crow: The Pecking Order
July 25-29: Ages 8-12, Something Came Down
Aug. 1-5: Ages 5-8, Wizard of Oz
Aug. 8-12: Ages 9-15, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Aug. 15-19: Ages 8-12, Dogs, the Musical

LOWER SACKVILLE

Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps July 4-August 19, Mon-Fri, $175 for 1 week or $325 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.

MAHONE BAY

Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United Church
July 4-8, Ages 7-12, The Worn Slippers
August 22-22: Ages 9-15, The Book of Time
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the link above or 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 7-13
$259 tuition, $161 room, $156 meals – includes sports, socio-cultural activities

SAMBRO HEAD

Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
Tap the above link for more info.

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camps, Moms & Tots Camps and Music & Gospel Arts Camps available
$210; Late Registration (After June 1) $230/person

WINDSOR

Mad Science Summer Camp
Ages 5-12
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
August 15-19 – Crazy Chemists (St. John the Evangelist Church, Windsor)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6 or scan and email to [email protected]

YARMOUTH COUNTY

Learn 2 Camp
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Yarmouth County
July – Date TBA
$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!
Email [email protected] or tap the link above to register

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2016 Cape Breton Summer Camps

Looking for 2016 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to keep your child busy or enrich their Summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

2016 Cape Breton summer camps

 

2016 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
Sydney
Details TBA

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps
Sydney
Registration June 18, 9am-3pm at the Southend Community Centre.
Schedule:
Improv 1 (age 9-12), July 4-8
A week of theatre game skills that conclude with a fun filled theatre games competition
Acting Primer (High School), July 11-15
A course in making choices: Script analysis, Character analysis, Objectives and Obstacles, Tactics, Physicalization, Staging a scene, Rehearsal techniques, Character Development, Emotional Expression and Response
Improv 2 (13+), July 18 – 22
This improv camp for older students will advance their skills in both short and long-form improvisation.
All camps run 9am – 3pm at the Southend Community Centre. The fee for each camp is $140 to be paid upon registration.

Fortress of Louisbourg
Louisbourg
The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.
Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. Approx. $75
Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. Approx. $75
Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and learn baking, soldiering, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, lace making, fishing, music, craft making, or helping to supervise child animators (choose two).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program
Glace Bay
10 day camp, $350, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
July 4-15th, for ages 9-18
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, acting, and film! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre on July 15th! Call 902-842-1577 to register.

SCIENCE

ACAP Cape Breton
Sydney p
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email [email protected]

CBU Science Camp
Sydney
Runs every year. For more information, contact [email protected]

SPORTS

Capers Summer Basketball Camps and Volleyball Camps
Sydney
Elite Player Development Camp: August 15-19, 9am-8pm for boys and girls entering grades 6-12, Day camper: $250; Residence Camper: $450
Capers Super Skills Camp: August 22-36, 9am-1pm or 9am-4pm for boys and girls entering grades 6+, Full Day: $200, Half Day: $150
Call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

CBU Camps
Sydney
Innovative Explorers Camp: July 6-10 for ages 8-11
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Sydney: July 13-17 for ages 4-12
Venture Fest Entrepreneurship: Aug 9-14 for Gr 10-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Sydney: Aug 10-14 for ages 4-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Cheticamp: Aug 17-21 for ages 4-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Inverness: Aug 24-28 for ages 4-12

Dream Stables Horse Camp
49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu
Details TBA

Potentials Yoga Camp
54 Prince Street, Sydney
Full day camp, 8:30am – 4:30pm, July 4th – September 2nd for kids 5 – 10 years.
$150 per child per week or $45 for daily drop in
Includes: swimming, outdoor activities, daily yoga sessions, arts and crafts, music, dance and so much more.
Contact Bev at [email protected] or 902 295-0414

Registration Dates
Monday May 30th 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm
Monday June 6th 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm

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

ZombieProof Martial Arts
Sydney
Ages 5-14, $25 per day
Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969

TECHNOLOGY

[email protected] Society of Cape Breton Technology Camps
For ages 8 to 13. 9am-3pm daily
Your child will get to work with cutting-edge technology education toys and learn fundamental concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Register for a full week or for specific days: $30 per day or $120 for the week. Scholarships available: [email protected]

Coding Camp
Sydney
Ages 7-9 and 10-14
Six camps available. Each week is a mixture of learning and fun activities: building competitions and playing on servers. Every day students will get work on a STEM challenge and play games at a nearby park.
Click on the link above and then the Registration tab for more details and to register.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 10-12 – Little Leapers Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 3-8 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 10-14 – Discovery Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
July 17-22 – Junior Teen  (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 24-29 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 31-Aug 4 – Explorer Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
Aug 7-12 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 30-Oct 2 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
Early Bird Rate of $220 if paid by May 15th
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560 (after June 24: 562-1085)
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 4-10
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 11-17
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 18-24
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 25-28
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) August 1-7
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 8-14
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 15-21
Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 22-28

French Language Camp
June 19-25, ages 11-14 Canadian Parents for French
Sydney Camp at Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge
Tap the link above for more information and to register

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 & ACTIVITIES

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 – 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.

Super Summer Day Camp
Not in operation this year, returning in 2017.

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Laughter,

Kimberly

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Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2015

Looking for Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2015? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy on the mainland! Know of a camp I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below!

nova scotia summer camps 2015

Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2015

Kids Bowl Free all summer across the province! Visit Kids Bowl Free for more information.

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art Camps
Dartmouth
Ages 6-12; $200
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
July 6-10: Pop! Goes Your Art!
July 20-24: Art Goes Viral!

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax AND in South Shore at Lahavre Fire Hall, 50 School Road, Lahavre
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. $279-$339 per week.
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids age 6 to teens.
Choose from Animation, Manga, Robots vs. Zombies, Minecraft,  Game App Design, Movie Production, and more!
$269-337 per week – June 29 – August 7 – tap on website link above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
Art Express for ages 3-4
Kids Art Classes for ages 5-7 and 8-12
Special Teen Workshops for ages 12 and up
Full or half-day classes. Week-long Classes: Non-members $130.00 per week for half-days; $260 for full-day classes. Gallery Members $117 per week for half-days; $235 for full-day classes. (+ HST for all classes). Fees include all art materials.
Register in person at the AGNS Gallery South Information Desk or by phone with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard only) at 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long for ages 5-17
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Summer Camps – for ages 5-6, 7-12, and 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275; 5-6 year olds = 2 day camps only $110
June 29 through August 21
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $205/week; $185 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $190/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Eight weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from June 29 through Aug 28
To register online, tap the link above.
French Language Camps
July 3-8 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 12-18 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 12-18 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 7-11 – Camp Chocolat I – Kaye Street United Church, Hydrostone, Halifax
July 13-17 – Camp Chocolat II – Kaye Street United Church
July 20-24 – Camp Chocolat III – Kaye Street United Church
July 27-31 – Camp Chocolat IV – Kaye Street United Church
July 13-17 – Camp du Soleil I – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 20-24 – Camp du Soleil II – Dartmouth Sportsplex
August 3-7 – Camp Fran-tastique, Barton, Digby County
August 24-29 – Camp de la Baie – Bayside Camp, Third Pond, Sambro Head

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 6-19 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School at 5450 Russell St, Halifax)
July 13-17 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
July 20-24 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
July 27-31 – Secret Agent Lab (Bridgeway Academy at 3 Valleyford Ave, Dartmouth)
August 10-14 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School)
August 17-21 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6 or scan and email to [email protected]

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register for a 6-day ($695) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
Youth 6 Day Adventure at Sea: August 8-13 or August 15-20
Youth 7 Day Coastal Adventure: Choose from: July 3 to 9th or August 23 to 29th
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: $180-230 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Camp New Dawn – for Kids with Special Needs
Brigadoon Camps on Aylesford Lake
Camp See-Ya (blind and visual impairment):  June 30-July 5, 2015
Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy): July 5-10, 2015
Camp Braveheart (congenital heart issues):  July 5-10, 2015
Camp JoinTogether (arthritis): July 12-17, 2015
Camp Kedooopse (bereavement):  July 19-24, 2015
Camp Treasure Chest (asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory): July 26-31, 2015
Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences):  August 2-6, 2015
Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease): August 2-7, 2015
Camp Guts & Glory (Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD): August 9-14, 2015
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime (cancer):  August 16-21, 2015
Camp Silly Yak (celiac disease): August 23-28, 2015
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact Sally Banks: 902-422-3387, [email protected]

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 8-11 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 13-18 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $175
July 20-25 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $175
July 29-Aug 1 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age

KENTVILLE

Youth Theatre Camps
Centre Stage Theatre
$150 per week, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects.
July 6-10: Ages 5-8, Peter Pan (Waiting list only)
July 13-17: Ages 7-10, The Worn Slippers
July 20-24: Ages 4-6, A Little Bull
July 27-31: Ages 8-12, The Battle of Burp Street
Aug. 3-7: Ages 9-15, Thumbelina
Aug. 10-14: Ages 6-9, How the Pea Came to Be
Aug. 17-21: Ages 7-11, Fleeced (Waiting list only)

LOWER SACKVILLE

Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps, Mon-Fri, $175 for 1 week or $325 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.

MAHONE BAY

Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United
Ages 8-15, August 10-14, 2015
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the Facebook link above or call 902-624-0024 for more information

POINTE-DE-L’EGLISE

French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
1 week camp for ages 10 and up, August 1-8
$259 tuition, $161 room, $156 meals – includes sports, socio-cultural activities

SAMBRO HEAD

Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
Tap the above link for more info.

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camps, Moms & Tots Camps and Music & Gospel Arts Camps available
$210; Late Registration (After June 1, 2015): $230/person

YARMOUTH COUNTY

Learn 2 Camp
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Yarmouth County
July 18-19 (Registration Deadline: July 7)
$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!
Email [email protected] or tap the link above to register

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Kimberly

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2015 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

Looking for 2015 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to keep your child busy or enrich their Summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

2015 cape breton summer camps

2015 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
July 6-10: Ages 7-9
July 13-17: Ages 10-12
July 20-24: Ages 13-15
Half Days: $70, Full Days: $120

CBU Music Camp
The Gaelic College in connection with CBU, launches a brand new, traditional music day camp experience designed for teens and adults!
August 24-28th; Fee: $300 (tuition cost only – meals not included)
Participants choose from a variety of options at a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced, including fiddle, piping, step dance, guitar, and Gaelic language and song. Following classes each day, an 80 minute interactive Career Workshop will be open to students (as well as the general public for a fee). These workshops will be facilitated by featured community members who work music-related careers and will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of career options available to them in the field. The week wraps up with a ceilidh social.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps 2014
Registration: Saturday, June 20, 9am – 3pm
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview St, Sydney) upstairs in the drama room. Each camp runs 9am-3pm. Cost: $130 (family discount available)

July 6th – 10th, Drama Skills for Life
Public speaking, audition skills, focus, self-confidence, social empathy, self-acceptance, creative problem solving
ages 11-14
Instructor: Brian Gallivan
July 13th – 17th, Adventures in Drama
A week of make-believe activities, drama games, and theatre crafts that will introduce acting to new students as well as develop the skills of returning students. A small production will be performed for friends and family at the end of the week.
ages 5-10
Instructor: Erin Thompson
July 27th – 31st, Improv
For students old and new to work on the all-important theatre skill of improvisation through games, activities, and an end-of-week showcase.
ages 15-18
Instructor: James FW Thompson
Contact: [email protected]

Fortress of Louisbourg
The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.
Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. Approx. $75
Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. Approx. $75
Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and learn baking, soldiering, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, lace making, fishing, music, craft making, or helping to supervise child animators (choose two).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program
10 day camp, $350, 9am-3pm
July 6-17th, for ages 10-15
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, acting, and film! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre!

Studio Villa Nova Art and Animation Camp
Dominion
Art and Animation camps are taught by two CBVRSB Art teachers Sandy and Joey MacNeil.
Register by July 1
Space is limited to 10 in the Art camps and 6 in the Animation camp so book soon.
Contact Sandy MacNeil @ 902 849-2973 or Studio Villa Nova on Facebook or [email protected]
Investigate your Surroundings
5 days – July 27rd-31st, from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 a variety of art supplies provided and a healthy snack (5 and up all ability levels welcome)
Make art outdoors and explore the relationship between artistic expression and the natural world. Campers will learn to use a variety of materials and explore art forms, including painting, drawing and sculpture.
Fun Ways to Make Art
5 days – Aug 10-14 from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 a variety of art supplies provided and a healthy snack (5 and up all ability levels welcome)
Learn an assortment of fun and creative ways to express your ideas. Take your images further with advanced techniques such as printmaking, mixed media, photo transfer and collage techniques.
Animation Camp
3 days – Aug. 19-21 from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 Age 10 plus and all ability levels welcome – All art supplies and technical equipment provided and a healthy snack
Structured classes give students hands on experience with a variety of animation styles including, hand-drawn animation, cut-out animation, claymation, stop-motion, and green screen effects.

ACAP Cape Breton
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email [email protected]

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

SPORTS

Capers Summer Basketball Camps and Volleyball Camps
The Capers holds summer camps for boys and girls every summer. Watch their website for details or call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

Dream Stables Horse Camp
49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu
July 7th and 8th 9am-4pm and July 9th 9am-1pm. Cost: $250.
Must bring own meals and snacks. Must prepay to book your spot.

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

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 12-14 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 5-10 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 13-16 – Junior 1 (8-9 yrs) – $180
July 19-24 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 27-Aug 1 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $250
Aug 3-6 – Junior 2 – (8-9 yrs) – $180
Aug 9-14 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 25-27 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
Early Bird Rate of $220 if paid by May 15th
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 6-12
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 13-19
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 20-26
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 27-30
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) August 3-9
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 10-16
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 17-23
Junior Co-Ed #3 (ages 9-11) August 24-30

French Language Camp
June 21-27 – Canadian Parents for French
Sydney Camp at Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge
Tap the link above for more information and to register

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

[email protected] Society of Cape Breton Technology Camps
For ages 8 to 13. 9am-3pm daily
Your child will get to work with cutting-edge technology education toys and learn fundamental concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Register for a full week or for specific days: $30 per day or $120 for the week. Scholarships available: [email protected]

CBU Camps
Innovative Explorers Camp: July 6-10 for ages 8-11
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp: July 13-17 and August 10-14, for ages 4-12
Discovery Camp: July 20-24 and July 27-31, for ages 8-11
Boardmore Summer Theatre Workshop: July 13-17 for ages 13-18
Little Critters Edventure Camp: July 27-30 and Aug 4-7 for ages 3-6
Traditional Music Camp: August 24-28 for ages teen-adult
Summer Basketball Camp: Aug 17-21 for Gr 7-12
Summer Super Skills Camp: Aug 24-28 for all ages
Venture Fest Entrepreneurship: Aug 9-14 for Gr 10-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Cheticamp: Aug 17-21 for ages 4-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Inverness: Aug 24-28 for ages 4-12

Bold Filly Horse Empowered Confidence Camp for Girls
Cabresto Ridge Equestrian Centre in Coxheath
3-day programs running weekly during the months of July and August, 9am-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
This is a non-riding program. All activities with horses are done from the ground.
Cost: $300. A $100 deposit is required with registration, with balance being paid on the first day of arrival.

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 – 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.

Super Summer Day Camp
New Dawn C.S.I. (former Holy Angels)
July 2nd to August 28th, Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30 pm.
$125 per week, $25 per day
Daily Schedule:
8:00am – Open
8:30am- Opening circle
9:00-9:30am- Free Play
9:30-10:30am – Activity 1 (Outdoor, Walking trip)
10:45-11:45am- Activity 2 (Creative Activities/Crafts)
12:00-12:30pm- Lunch
12:30-1:00pm – Free Time
1:15- 2:30pm – Activity 3 (Outdoor, walking trip)
2:30- 4:00pm – Activity 4 (Gym, Games, Sports)
4:00pm – Value Bead Ceremony/ Closing
4:30-5:30 pm– Free Time
Excursions include: Open Hearth Park, the Boardwalk, Wentworth park, nearby playgrounds, YMCA for swimming once a week, historical sites in the north end.
Weekly Themes: Lego week, Gymnastics week, Art week, Science week, Kindermusik for Big kids week, Sports week, Multicultural week, Old Sydney History week
Contact: [email protected]

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

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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2014 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

Cape Breton summer camps

Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
Holds summer arts and culture camps every year.Watch the website above for more info.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps 2014
Registration: Saturday, June 21, 10am – 4pm
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview St, Sydney) upstairs in the drama room. Each camp runs 9am-3pm. Cost: $130 (family discount available)

July 7th – 11th
Improv 1 for ages 9-11
Instructor: Brian Gallivan
July 14th-18th
Improv 2 for ages 12+
Instructor: James FW Thompson
July 21st – 26th
Adventures in Drama 2 for ages 5-8
Instructor: Erin Thompson
July 28th – August 1st
Theatre Activism (ages TBA)
Instructor: Nicole MacDougall
Please email [email protected] with any questions!

Fortress of Louisbourg
The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.
Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. $ Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. $ Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and learn baking, soldiering, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, lace making, fishing, music, craft making, or helping to supervise child animators (choose two).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Programs
10 day camps, $350
July 7-18th – Children’s program: for ages 8-12
July 21-Aug 1 – Teen program: for ages 13-18
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to the exciting world of music, theatre and performance! Students will be provided professional instruction in drama, music, movement and now film! Along with daily classes, students will also participate in workshops such as: make-up for stage, costumes and photo shoots! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance. “Got Glee?” which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre!

ACAP Cape Breton
Eco Kids Day Camps. One week of science, environment and fun! Watch the website above for more info. or email [email protected]

CBU Science Camp
Runs 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 and Volleyball Camps
The Capers holds summer camps for boys and girls every summer. Watch their website for details or call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 13-15 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $60
July 6-11 – Junior Camp (7-9 yrs) – $225
July 13-18 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 20-25– Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $225
July 27-Aug 1 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 3-8 – Skills 3 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 10-15 – Senior Teen (15-19 yrs) – $225
Sep 19-21 – Teen Retreat (13-19 yrs) – $60
Early Bird Rate of $195 if paid by May 15th
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) June 30-July 6
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 7-13
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 14-20
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 21-27
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 28-31
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 4-10
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 11-17
Junior Co-Ed #3 (ages 9-11) August 18-24

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 Cape Breton summer camp or activity? Let me know and I’ll post it here!**

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2014 Nova Scotia Summer Camps & Activities

Nova Scotia summer campsPhoto by Ashley Harding

2014 Nova Scotia Summer Camps & Activities

MAHONE BAY

Youth Theatre Camp
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Ages 10-15, August 11-15, 2014
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the Facebook link above or call 902-624-0024 for more information

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camps
Dartmouth
Ages 6-12; $185
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
July 7-11: Twisted Tea Party
July 21-25: Robots vs Sea Monsters
Theatre Camps
TBA
Visit www.onelighttheatre.com 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 Video Game Design, Claymation/Animation, Anime, Robotics, Movie Production and more!
$269-337 per week – June 30 – August 15 – see website above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Classes for ages 12 and up
1-4pm, July 14 through Aug 15
Choose from: Seaside Scavenged Sculptures, Making Many Multiples, The Art of Accessorizing, and Rockin’ the Imagine and Altered Books
Art Classes for Ages 5-12
Ages 5-7: 9-noon Ages 8-12: 1-4pm
June 30 through Aug 22
Choose from: Beneath the Layers, A World of their Own, The Tangled Garden, Clay Animal Extravaganza, Create With Clay, and more!

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long for all ages
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Summer Camps – for ages 7-12 & 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275
June 30 through August 29
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
To register contact: Erica at 902-492-4422 x 221 or [email protected]
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $200/week; $190 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $190/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Eight weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from June 30 through Aug 29

French Language Camps
July 4-9 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 13-19 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 13-19 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 7-11 – Camp Chocolat I – Kaye Street United Church, Hydrostone, Halifax
July 14-18 – Camp Chocolat II – Kaye Street United Church
July 14-18 – Camp du Soleil I – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 21-25 – Camp du Soleil II – Dartmouth Sportsplex
August 4-8, 2013 – Camp Fran-tastique, Barton, Digby County
August 18-23, 2013 – Camp Kadimah, 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 7-11 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School at 5450 Russell St, Halifax)
July 14-18 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
July 21-25 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
August 11-15 – Flight Academy (Bridgeway Academy at 3 Valleyford Ave, Dartmouth)
August 18-22 – Crazy Chemists (Bridgeway Academy at 3 Valleyford Ave, Dartmouth)
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-Lunenburg: July 7-11
7 Day Coastal Adventure: Choose from: July 20th to July 26th, August 11th to August 17th, or August 21st to August 27th
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: $165-215 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Camp New Dawn – for Kids with Special Needs
Brigadoon on Aylesford Lake
June 29-July 4: Camp See-Ya (blind and visually impaired)
June 29-July 4: Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy)
July 6-11: Camp Braveheart (cardiac)
July 6-11: Camp Lots-a-Wata (nephrology)
July 13-18: Camp JoinTogether (arthritis)
July 20-25: Camp Kedoopse (bereavement)
July 27-Aug 1: Camp Treasure Chest (asthma)
Aug 3-7: Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences)
Aug 10-15: Camp Guts & Glory (Chron’s and Colitis)
Aug 17-22: Camp Goodtime (oncology)
Aug 24-29: Camp Silly Yak (celiac)
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact Sally Banks: 902-422-3387, [email protected]

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 9-12 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 14-19 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $175
July 21-26 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $175
July 30-Aug 2 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age

KINGS COUNTY

Learn 2 Camp
Blomidon Provincial Park, Kings County
July 5 & 6 (Registration Deadline: June 23rd at noon)
$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 14-18, August 11-16
$460 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 the above link for more info.

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camp A: June 30-July 4
Holiday Camp B: July 7-11
Holiday Camp C: July 14-18
Holiday Camp D: July 21-25
Moms & Tots Camp (Ages 1-6): July 28-31
Music & Gospel Arts Camp: Aug 2-9
Late Registration (After June 1, 2013): $230/person

TRURO

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus, Truro
Camps for Grades 1-12
Cost from: $165-215 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or [email protected]

***Do you know of any other Nova Scotia summer camps or activities on the mainland? Let me know and I’ll post them here***