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2011 Summer Camps in Cape Breton

Class Acts Drama School
Registration for all camps will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00am-4:00 pm at the
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview Street, Sydney).
All camps run from 10am-4pm at the Southend Community Centre and cost $120 unless otherwise noted, with discounts available for siblings or students who attend more than one camp.
July 4-8: Adventures in Drama 1, age 5-7, Instructor: Erin Gillis
July 11-15: Adventures in Drama 2, age 8-10, Instructor: Erin Gillis
July 18-22: Playbuilding, age 15-18, Instructor: Erin Gillis
August 1-5: Improv, age 11-14, Instructor: Brian Gallivan
*Action Week camp includes performances in Wentworth Park


Culture and Heritage Day Camp – Summer Programming for Children
July: 9am to 4pm
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
Fee: $65 + HST
Every summer with the generous corporate sponsorship from TD Canada Trust, the Centre offers three, week-long Culture and Heritage Day Camps for children ages 7–13. Children are introduced to a variety of craft activities while learning about the many cultures of the world!
For more information about our Culture & Heritage Camps please email or call 902 539 7491 ext 111.


CBU Science Camp
Runs every year.  For this year’s information, contact:

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona

Capers Summer Basketball Camps
Cape Breton University Athletics
July 4-8 Boys & Girls Camp (Gr. 7-12)
Choose from Day camper $175 or Resident camper $395
9am – 8pm; Friday ’til 4:30pm
July 11-12 Ball Handling Camp (age 6-17) $60
July 13-15 Shooting Camp (age 6-17) $90
OR attend both for $150
July 18-22 Mini-camp (Gr. 6 and under) $110
563-1277, or

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 10-12 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $60
July 3-8 – Junior Camp (7-9 yrs) – $225
July 10-15 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 17-122 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $225
July 24-29 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 31-Aug 5 – Skills 3 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 7-12 – Senior Teen (15-19 yrs) – $225
Native Camp – TBA
*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
July 4-10 Junior Co-ed (age 9-11)
July 11-17 Intermediate Co-ed (age 12-14)
July 18-24 Junior Girls (age 9-11)
July 25-28 Novice Co-ed (age 7-8) $70.00
Aug 1-7 Senior Co-ed (ages 14-16)
August 8-14 Junior Co-ed #2 (age 9-11)
August 15-21 Intermediate Co-ed#2 (age 12-14)
August 22-28 Junior Girls#2 (age 9-11)

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


Summer Day Camps all Summer @ Mira Road Elementary
Call Helen or Andrew Mortimer @ 564-0607
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5pm
Sports, Drama, Art, Music, Kids in Business, Swimming, Harry Potter Week, Mini Olympics, and more!

Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays (July 6, 13, 20, 27) – 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 (alternate – including July 14 & 28) – 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 (July 8, 15, 22, 29) – 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.

These programs are also available in August – see website for more details.

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


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