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2015 Nova Scotia March Break Camps

2015 Nova Scotia March Break

2015 Nova Scotia March Break Camps

What’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 16-20th?


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
In-Gallery Activities

March 16-20. Pre-registration required: 902-424-5280
Half day: Members $117; Non-members $130
Full day: Members $234; Non-members $260
Adventure into the Art World
Ages 5-7: 9am-noon
Ages 8-12: 1-4pm
With artist Margarita Fainshtein. Students will have the opportunity to express themselves using a wide range of art materials and techniques including exploration of drawing, printmaking, collage, and painting on various surfaces.
Clay Animal Extravaganza!
Ages 5-7: 9am-noon
Ages 8-12: 1-4pm
With artist Bethany Riordan-Butterworth. Using clay, students will create a variety of animal forms. Projects will include sculpture, small scale and large-scale work, as well as collaborative work. *Please note that this class is sculpture-based and does not use the pottery wheel.
Picture This!
Ages 8-12: 9am-noon
Ages 5-7: 1-4pm
With artist Brittany Warren. Students will use their imaginations to explore and expand the many possibilities of using photography to create sculptures, collages and books to fabricate beautiful worlds and stories of their own using found photos, recycled objects, and photos taken in the classroom itself.
Master of Puppets
Ages 8-12: 9am-noon
Ages 5-7: 1-4pm
With artist Andrew Maize. Create a variety of fun, wild, and playful puppets from marionettes to shadow puppets to finger puppets using papier mache, wire, and an assortment of other materials. Learn about the history of puppetry, create your own characters and perform with the group!

Ross Creek March Break Art Camps
For ages 5-16. Camps run March 16-20 from 9am-5pm and are $65 per day or $295 for all 5 days of fun. Lunch and snacks provided at no extra cost. Bus service is an additional $15 per day or $60 per week.


Halifax – Shambhala School
March 16-20, 9am-4pm. $339 + HST
Sparkling Ideas & Dazzling Discoveries for Ages 6-10
Electrifying Creations & Illuminating Designs for Ages 11-14


Halifax Dance March Break Camp
March 16-20, 9am-4:30. $215.
Hip hop, Acro, jazz, and theatre.


Th’YARC March Break Arts Camp
Dates: March 16-20, 9am-4pm. Ages 5-12.
Under the direction of facilitator Jeremy Watkins, kids ages 9-14 will enjoy a week of varied arts related projects. Acting, dancing, painting, crafts, and more. Registration is limited. Fees are required upon registration and are non-refundable unless there is a waiting list.
Cost: $100.00/ $90 members


Creative Kids Education Centre March Break Art Camps
8:45am-3:45pm. Themed portion of camps is 9am-noon. Optional childcare from 7am until 6pm at no extra charge. Full week $150; Half day $100; Single day $32
March 16-20.
Choose from:
Young Campers, March Mindcraft Madness, Frozen Fun, and Lights, Camera, Action themes.

Douglas Street Recreation Centre March Break Camps
Mini Snow Explorer Preschool Camp
8:30-11:45am. Ages 3-5 $45/wk
Little Snow Explorer Camp
8:30am-4:30pm. Ages 5-8. $90/wk
Expert Snow Explorer Camp
8:30am-4:30pm. Ages 9-12. $90/wk

March Break Heritage Hunts at Firefighters’ Museum
March 14-22
Visit the Firefighters’ Museum during the week of March Break and try one (or all!) of the Heritage Hunts!

March Break at the Ross Farm Museum
New Ross
March 14-22
Each day of March Break will have a theme relating to the farm. As always there will be lots of hands on activities for everyone to enjoy and crafts that everyone can participate in throughout the day. Hot chocolate will be served. Weather permitting, there will be sleigh rides.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic March Break at Sea!
March 14-22
Drop-in programing (no pre-registration required!) Some of the featured attractions include:
– Raina the Mermaid, appearing almost every day “on land” at the museum with her exciting story-telling, poems and songs
– Interactive fun from Puppet at Sea Theatre show
– Hands-on Marine and Ship Trades for DIY sail-making and use rope and wood with your own hands!
– For the little ones, a rest and play area
– Meet the Artist-of-the-Day where you’ll create imaginative works of art to take home or add to the sea-wall

YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above

March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.


Crash! Bang! Boom! Music at the Museum of Industry
March 14 – 22
Children can create their own sounds at the Music Table, and explore how shape changes sound at the Perfect Pitch area. Go on tour with our Junk Yard Band, playing instruments made from odds and ends. Meet real musicians, and find out how they use their instruments to make music. Join in with teachers from Miss Carla’s Dance, and learn to move to the music. Plus, Plasma Cars, Lego Table, a new interactive sandbox and more.


Discovery Centre March Break Camps
March 16-20
Too Yuck, Too Muck!
Covering chemistry, biology and a dash of Anatomy will be the glue (on gunk) that brings this camp together.
Ages 6-12. Registration: $200 non members; $190 members

Digital Discovery March Break Camp
Perfect for budding tech enthusiasts, coders and video game addicts.
Ages 10-15. Registration: $275 non members; $250 members


Dalhousie University Day Camps
March 16-20 for kids and teens, ages 6-14
Choose from:
Climbing Camp
Ages 6-12. Members: $257; Non-members $285
Dal Tigers Basketball Camp
Ages 8-14. Members $200; Non-members $225.
Book by contacting the Dalplex Customer Service Centre at 494-3372, download a copy of the registration form or register online.

Mount Saint Vincent University March Break Camp
Jungle Fever For Primary through Grade 6
March 16-20, 8am-5:30pm
$155 per week per child
Learn about animals through games such as Extinction Excitement, Amazing Anemone and Deserted Desert. You will even get to create your very own Mystical Mount Creature to take home.

Soccer Nova Scotia Annual March Break Camp at SNSTC
March 16-20, 9am-noon. Ages 9-12. $145

**Do you know of an activity that I have missed? Let me know and I will add it to the list. Thanks!**

Love, Luck &


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.