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2018 Cape Breton Summer Camps

Check out these 2018 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to enrich your child’s summer, happening across the island!

2018 Cape Breton Summer Camps

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
Sydney
These camps will be based on creativity and how important it is to express yourself and let your own true colour shine through. They will also include lessons on the importance of the arts, learning, positive attitudes and the environment.
July 9 – July 13, ages 6-8
July 16 – July 20, ages 9-10
July 23 – July 27, ages 11-13
August 7 – 10, ages 6-8
Half day weekly fee $70 – morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1-4pm); $65 for additional siblings
Full day weekly fee $120 (9am-4pm);$110 for additional sibling
*Week of August 7 is $56 half day or $96 full day
Pre-registration is required. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment by contacting Cassie at 902 539 7491 ext 114 or [email protected]

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps
Sydney
Registration: June 23, 10:00am – 3:00pm
New Dawn CSI (former Holy Angels School, 37 Nepean St.)
July 9-13, 10am – 3pm – Creating a Theme Play
ages 11 – 14
Instructor: Brian Gallivan ([email protected])
July 16 – 20, 10am – 3pm – Drama IRL
age 15+
Instructor: James FW Thompson ([email protected])
August 13 – 17, 10am – 3pm – Summer Fun
ages 5 – 10
Instructor: Holly Schaller
([email protected])
Fee for each camp is $150 (with family discounts available!) and must be fully paid prior to starting class. For more information, or for early registration, please email the specific instructor for each camp.

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 choose from a Servant’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: cooking, laundry, garden work, cleaning, domestic crafts and serving, a Labour’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: forge, boat building, garden work, military, stacking/chopping wood and bakery), a Lady’s Life includes 1 activity: bobbin lace making (take away book mark), sewing a lingerie cap (take away cap), or embroidering (take away handkerchief), or a Drummer’s Life (drumming).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required. Please note: must have attended the winter drumming sessions.

Glace Bay Glee Summer Musical Theatre Program
Glace Bay
July 10-13, 10am-2pm for ages 5-8
July 23 – 27, 10am-2pm, For ages 9-15
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, and acting!
Tap the link above and message the Facebook Page to register.

The HATCH Summer Youth Program
Sydney’s Highland Arts Theatre
Auditions: June 9th and 10th
Two-week production intensive program for young performers ages 10-18, August 6-19th. If you’re interested in singing, acting, dancing, or better yet – all three – we’d love to audition you for our stage.

Studio Villa Nova Art and Animation Camp
Dominion
Art and Animation camps are taught by two CBVRSB Art teachers, Sandy and Joey MacNeil. Register: Sandy MacNeil @ 902 849-2973 or Studio Villa Nova on Facebook or [email protected]
Animation Camp, 2 days – July 9th and 10th from 10am to 2pm. Cost: $80 (Age 10 plus and all ability levels welcome – All art supplies and technical equipment provided.) 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. Comic book and Anime Camp, 2 days July 12 – 13th from 10-2pm Cost: $80.00 (Age 10 and up all ability levels welcome- All art supplies and technical equipment provided.)
Kids explore the art of comic books, including anime. Campers will learn about sequential art, and paneling. They will use different drawing, illustration and colouring techniques, including both traditional and digital.
Painting Camp, 2 days – July 25-26th, from 10am to 2pm. Cost: $80 a variety of art supplies provided (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 and drawing.
Photography Camp, 2 days – July 19-20th from 10am to 2pm Cost: $80 Bring your own camera or cell phone (10 and up all ability levels welcome) Learn an assortment of fun and creative ways to express your ideas through photography. Take your images further with advanced techniques in Photoshop, mixed media, photo transfer and collage techniques.

SPORTS

Camp Game On!
Sydney River
340 Keltic Drive (Game On building plus Y’s Men Keltic Drive soccer field)
Ages 6-8 and 9-11. $120 weekly
9am-5pm Monday-Friday, July 2nd to August 31st. Register for a week at a time or sign up for the whole summer.
Play lazer tag, fun team building games, arts and crafts, science days and much more!
For more information or to register please call or text 902 371 6631 or email [email protected]

Capers Basketball Camps
Sydney
Coaches will utilize personal demonstration, individual instruction, half court and full court games and drills to allow the campers to get the best possible basketball experience.
GIRLS (grade 6-8): July 23-27, 1-4pm, $125
BOYS (grade 6-12): August 20-24, 9am-4pm, $200
BOYS & GIRLS MINI (Grades 5 and under): July 23-27, 9am-noon, $100
BOYS & GIRLS MINI (Grades 5 and under): August 27-31, 9am-noon, $100
Tap the link above to register.

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

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
Fun, games, education, martial arts.
Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Bretondean
965 Hillside Road, Albert Bridge
Overnight camp for children aged 6 – 14.
July 16 – 20; $200, family discounts available.
Swimming in the Mira River, playing all day in the sunshine, crafting, Quest, and singing around the campfire
Register here.

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 562-1085 or email [email protected]
All camps are $160, and for additional children $140, $100 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 2-8
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 9-15
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 16-22
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 23-29
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 30-August 2
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 6-12
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 13-19
Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 20-26

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 8-10 – Little Leapers Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 1-6 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 8-12 – Discovery Camp (8-10 yrs) – $200
July 15-20 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 22-27 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 29-Aug 2 – Explorer Camp (7-9 yrs) – $200
Aug 5-10 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 28-30 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Coastal Roots Summer Camp
August 13-17 – overnight and day camp options
Cost varies from $150-450 depending on need; 10% discount for more than one child
Day camp hours: 12pm – 4pm Monday,  9am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am – 1pm Friday
Celebrates the history and culture of Cape Breton while encouraging young people to find their success on the Island.

French Language Camp
June 22-27, 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

CBU Camps
Sydney
Various Camps throughout the summer for ages 4-12. Click the link above for more information.

Edventure Cape Breton Camp
A fun, educational day camp at Cape Breton University.
Camp 1: July 2-6 – Pioneers and Settlers
Camp 2: July 9-13 – Age of Empires: Ultimate Utopia
Camp 3: August 20-24 – The Industrial Age: Forces & Simple Machines
Camp 4: August 27-31 – The Space Traveller
Contact at the Facebook page link above or email [email protected] for more information.

Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays: Laithean Sona/Happy Days Children’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. $45 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. $45 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
Sydney
Saint Anthony Daniel Church
Ages 5-10, July 3 – August 31, $155 per week

**Do you know about any 2018 Cape Breton summer camps or activities I’ve missed? Let me know and I’ll post it here!**

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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2013 Summer Camps & Activities in Cape Breton

Summer Camps-Cape Breton PhotoDRAMA

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

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

Broadway at the Boardmore

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

SCIENCE

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

Cape Breton Summer Volleyball Camps also available

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

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

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS CAMPS

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

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

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

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

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Sydney: Youth Theatre Festival & Kiwanis Festival of Speech & Drama April 11-17

This week is a busy one for young people who love all things drama here in Sydney, Nova Scotia!

The Class Acts Drama School Youth Theatre Festival
April 11-17 at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre
Monday – Saturday performances begin at 7pm
Sunday – Performance begins at 3pm followed by the presentation of the “Silly Awards”
Children age 4-18 will be showing off the plays and musicals they’ve been preparing all year.
For full schedule go to the
Class Acts Drama website.

The Kiwanis Festival of Speech and Drama
April 11-16 at United Baptist Church Hall
For a full schedule, swing by the Hall for a program.

Enjoy your week of drama!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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Musketeers Fencing at the Sydney YMCA

The Musketeers Fencing Club’s Spring Session is beginning at the Sydney YMCA!

Fencing is now free to members of the YMCA.  Non-members can pay a drop-in fee of $6.75  (Total of $135 for the whole program)

Fencing for Girls – Mon & Wed, 3:30 – 4:30.
Starts 18 Apr 2011

Musketeers Fencing – Tue & Thu, 6:70pm.
Starts 05 Apr 2011

For more information:
Musketeers Facebook page
Musketeers

Musketeers Fencing offers training for the Armband Program of the Fencing Association of Nova Scotia (FANS) and the Canadian Fencing Federation (CFF).

Train for the Nova Scotia Provincial Fencing Tournament, Halifax, 14-15 May 2011.

(Photo is of my son fencing at the YMCA in the Musketeers Fencing Club)

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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Theatre in Sydney NS: educational performances this week

For some church history…

Tonight at 7pm, First United Church, 105 Whitney Ave., $10:  Love Divine and Love Less Perfect – about the lives of John Knox and John Wesley, founders of the Presbyterian and Methodist movements.

For some WWI history…

Tonight, Nov. 19 & 20 7pm & Nov 21 2pm, CBU Boardmore Playhouse, $10, $6 students/seniors:  Vimy – focuses on the soldiers, nurses & workers in the war effort

Love, Luck &
Laughter,