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2013 Summer Camps & Activities Across Nova Scotia


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

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

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

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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 for more information.


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


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


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


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


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

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


St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School
Something to Sing About
August 6-9, 9am – noon for ages 4-12
Registration Deadline: July 19
Email 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***


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.

3 thoughts on “2013 Summer Camps & Activities Across Nova Scotia

  1. Our kids go to a Maritime Games and Fine Arts Camp each year at Forest Glen Bible Camp. It is conservative Christian and usually about 60 dollars from Thursday night to Saturday at 2:30pm. They compete in photography, art, sacred music, spelling and Bible quizzing. Usually the last weekend in May. Cabins with showers.

  2. Youth Theatre Camp in Mahone Bay: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This camp for ages 10-15 runs August 11-15, 2014. Participants will learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills. Camp will include theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.

    The Director has 20 years of theatre experience and has lead 15 weeklong theatre camps for youth.

    Details at or by calling 902-624-0024.

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