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2014 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

Cape Breton summer camps

Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities


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 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

CBU Science Camp
Runs every year. For more information, contact


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

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.


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


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!**


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.

2 thoughts on “2014 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

  1. Hi Kim! Natalie Griffin here,, curious about the “got glee” camp for children? My daughter would love it, not much info on the link. Let me know 🙂 Thanks!

    1. Hi Natalie! I’ll be roping up info. for 2015 camps in the near future. Gayle Lahey always runs this at the Savoy, so hopefully she will again this year. Keep watching this space 🙂

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