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2018 Nova Scotia Summer Camps and Activities

Looking for 2018 Nova Scotia summer camps? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy across the mainland!

2018 Nova Scotia Summer Camps and Activities

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Alderney Landing Art Camps
$200; Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Camps for Ages 6-10:
July 2nd to 6th – FROG DAYS OF SUMMER (Art Camp)
Join us for a week of exploring Pond Life! We’ll start the week off with a trip to Shubie Park to inspire tadpole, frog, lily pad and duck and goose themed art projects all week!
July 9th to 13th – TRANSFORMERS (Art Camp)
This Camp will jam packed full of not only ROBOTS! But all sorts of cool art projects that start as one thing and transform into something else!
July 16th to 20th – PETER PAN (Theatre Camp)
This classic favourite will be reworked by this group and presented in a special performance for the parents in our very own Alderney Landing Theatre at the end of the week!
July 23rd to 27th – THE WIZARD OF OZ (Theatre Camp)
We’re off to see WIZARD! This week the children will be performing a play rewritten specifically for them by our teen camp scriptwriters and wearing special costumes designed in house by our teen designers!
Camps for Ages 11-15:
July 2nd to 6th – IMPROV FOR STAGE
Instructor David Zinck will bring his phenomenal Improv class to Alderney this Summer for one week where students’ minds will be blown away by the improvisational talents that emerge from them on our stage.
Back by popular demand, renowned playwright Juanita Peters will take our scriptwriters on a journey to rewrite, rethink and recreate the Wizard of Oz! We’ll take this classic and rework it until it’s virtually unrecognizable and SO MUCH BETTER… Wizard of Oz: 2.0. This new script will be read for the parents on the final Camp Friday and performed by the Theatre Camp students in the final week of July, the Summer’s participants will be invited back for the Finale!
July 16th to 20th – COSTUME DESIGN
In this final Teen Camp we will study modern costume design for stage and transform the costume ideas for the classic Wizard of Oz.
Registration includes supplies, daily snack, and lunch on Friday. Please call the Alderney Landing Box Office to make payments (902)461-8401.

Artech Summer Camps
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology, 5685 Leeds St, Halifax
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Click on link above to register.
July 3-6 – a 4 day camp week
Dig, Mine & Craft – Minecraft – ages 5 – 7 years – $119
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10 – $279
Girl Gamers! – ages 10-14 – $279
Discover Open Toons – ages 11+ – $299
July 9-13
Make it Move! – ages 5-7 – $149
Get Animated! – ages 7-10 – $349
3D Minecraft World Design – ages 10-14 – $349
Advance with Open Toons – ages 11+ – $369
July 16-20
It’s a Mario Party! – ages 7-10 – $349
Epic Animations! – ages 10-12 – $349
Programming Minecraft – Python – ages 11+ – $369
July 23-27
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10- $349
Mining into Minecraft – ages 10-12 – $349
Mobile Movie Making – ages 11+ – $349
July 30-Aug 3
Make it Move – ages 5-7 – $149
Movie Premiere – All Star Cast – ages 10-12 – $349
Games 4 Change – ages 11+– $349
Aug 7-10 – 4 day camp week
Dig, Mine & Craft – Minecraft – ages 5 – 7 years – $119
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-10 – $279
3D Character Modelling – ages 10-12 – $299
August 13-17
It’s a Mario Space  Party – ages 7-10 – $349
3D Minecraft World Design – ages 10-12 – $349
Virtual Reality Unity – ages 11+ $369
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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
July 3 – August 31
Week-long half-day classes: Non-members $130.00 per week; Gallery Members $117 per week. Fees include all art materials.
For ages 5-7 and 8-12
Register in person at the AGNS Gallery South Information Desk or by phone with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard only) at 424-5280 during regular Gallery hours.

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long, July 3 to August 31 for ages 5-17
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Summer Camps – for ages 7-12, and 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275
July 2 through August 24
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Basketball Camp
Halifax, course behind Springvale School
July 9-11, 6:30-8pm
Learn new skills, improve, have fun!
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at or 902-830-5669.

Coding Camp at the NSCC
July 9-13 – Discover Magic, ages 8-12, $249
July 9-13 – Intro to Programming, ages 8-14, $249
July 16-20 – Discover Roblox Gamemaking ages 8-12, $249
July 16-20 – Game Design with Roblox Studio, ages 10-14, $249
July 23-27 – Game Design and Development, ages 8-12, $249
July 23-27 – YouTube Camp, ages 9-15, $249
July 30-Aug 3 – Discover Roblox Gamemaking, ages 8-12, $249
Aug 7-10 – Discover Minecraft Modding, ages 7-10 $209
Aug 7-10 – Video Game Maker, ages 11-14, $209
Aug 13-17 – Robotics, ages 10-15, $249
Aug 13-17 – YouTube Camp, ages 9-15, $249
Tap on the link above for more info and to register.

Dance at the Maritime Conservatory
Early Childhood Movement
July 23-27, ages 3-5.
The children in this camp will enjoy a delightful mixture of dance classes and appropriate crafts.
Children’s Dance Camps
July 3-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, ages 6-9.
Dance camps run from 9:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Designed to promote a love of dance through a full day of varied dance classes and dance-related activities.
Teen/Adult Beginner Ballet
June 12-July 5, Tuesday evenings, ages 12 and up.
A 1 hour class excellent for beginners as well as more experienced dancers wanting to work on personal placement or technical issues.
Summer Dance Intensive
August 13-24
Designed to give serious dance students the opportunity to explore a full time program incorporating complimentary dance forms and the nest teachers in those forms.

Discovery Centre Camps
5-7 and 8-12 year olds; 9am-4pm; $230/week; MEMBERS: $215/week
Nine weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from July 2 through August 31, Destination Discovery, Digital Discovery, and Ocean Technology Camps.
To register online, tap the link above.

French Language Camps
July 3-6 – Camp Chocolat – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Halifax, ages 6-10
July 9-13 – Camp Chocolat Session 2
July 16-20 – Camp du Soleil – Dartmouth, ages 6-10
July 23-27 – Camp du Soleil Session 2

August 20-24, $75
A week-long day camp, for students ages 12-14 & 15-19 hosted in partnership with Junior Achievement and the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning.

Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
July 16-20 and August 20-24

Kids’ Bible Camp
Halifax, 114 Downs Ave.
August 13-16, 6:15-8pm
Learn life lessons through Biblical characters, sing awesome songs, make crazy cool crafts, and enjoy fun games.
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at or 902-830-5669.

Mad Science Summer Camp
Ages 5-12
Hours (9am-3:30pm): $210/week, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $130/week; 4-day week camps $170/week or $105/week for half days
July 3-6 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School, Halifax)
July 9-13 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
July 16-20 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School)
July 23-27 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
Aug 7-10 – Secret Agent Lab (Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth)
Please email transfer to or mail a cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.

Music and Musical Theatre at the Maritime Conservatory
Clarineo Cats – ages 6-8, $160 + $15 registration
July 3rd, 5, 10, 12, 17, or 19th at 5:00-5:45 pm
Musical Theatre Workshops:
Elementary Company Players – Grades 4-6
Junior Company Players – Grades 7-9
Brass Band Camp
A week-long introduction in brass instrumental performance for students aged 8-18 with at least one year of experience on their preferred instrument (trumpet/cornet,horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba/bass).
Youth Ensemble Camp
Ages 5-7: Activities include recorder, percussion, and Kindermusik classes, singing in a choir, active listening, and arts and crafts
Ages 8 & Up: Activities include percussion and improvisation classes, singing in a choir, private lessons on a primary instrument or voice, semi-private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice, and playing in an ensemble. Primary instruments may include flute, clarinet (clarineo), oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, piano or voice. If a student doesn’t have a secondary instrument, they will be able to borrow one of a number of different instruments or study piano or voice.

North Woodside Summer Day Camps
8 weeks of camps to choose from, July 3-August 24
Camps run daily 9am-4pm for ages 5-10; $88-110 per week
For more information regarding the Summer Day Camps, please contact us at or 902-463-9276.

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Register for a 7-day Coastal Expedition, Sea of Islands Base Camp, or 8-Day Take it Outside Girls Expedition – Ages 14-18. No sailing experience is necessary. Tap the link above for more info.

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer from June 25-August 30.
For ages 5 through 18, 8:30am-5pm.
Tuition ranges from $240-315 per week. Includes free NSCAD t-shirt.
Visit the Summer Camp Exhibition, Port Loggia Gallery, and NSCAD University, to see work created by the campers throughout the summer.
For more info, tap the link above.

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SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for ages 3-18
Cost from: $210-230 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or

Super Summer Music Camp
Mount St. Vincent University, Rosaria Hall
June 26-28, 6:30-8pm
Back by popular demand with Virginia Voices International.
Contact Joy and Ian MacFarlane at or 902-830-5669.

Tiny Empire Writing Workshop Summer Camp
July 23-27, 9am-noon for ages 8-13; $200 per child
Young writers will have the opportunity to explore and deepen their writing practice in concentrated sessions each day. With a focus on character, plot, setting, theme, and descriptive language, this five-day camp offers space, time, and tools for eager young writers to make a lot of progress on a fiction project—and meet other young writers along the way!


Brigadoon Camps
on Aylesford Lake
Camp See-Ya (blind and visual impairment): July 1-6
Neurosergery Camp (neurosurgery conditions): July 1-6
Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy): July 8-13
Camp Braveheart (congenital heart issues): July 8-13
Camp JoinTogether (arthritis): July 15-20
Camp Kedooopse (bereavement): July 22-27
Camp Believe (parental mental illness): July 22-27
Camp Treasure Chest (asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory): July 29-August 3
Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences): August 5-10
Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease): August 5-10
Camp Guts & Glory (Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD): August 12-17
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime (cancer): August 19-24
Camp Silly Yak (celiac disease): August 26-31
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact registrar Sandy Morrow, or phone 1-888-471-5666. Or tap here to set up registration online.


Sing Summer Choir Camps
Junior Choir Camp
August 12-18, for ages 8.5-13 (unchanged voices)
For singers of NSCF member choirs: $455; For singers of non-member choirs: $480
Youth Choir Camp
August 12-18, for ages 13-18
For singers of NSCF member choirs: $480; For singers of non-member choirs: $505


Blomidon Bible Camp
July 18-21: Family camp $80 adults, $50 ages 11-18, $40 ages 5-10, free for ages 4 and under
July 22-27: Teen Camp $160 for ages 12-18
July 29-August 3: Intermediate Camp $160 for ages 10-12
August 5-10: Junior Camp $160 for ages 8-10
August 15-18: Everyone Camp $80 age 11-adult, $40 age 5-10, free for ages 4 and under

Summer Arts 2017 Camps & Programs
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
July 3-August 31 for Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-16, Teen, plus Dance Summer Dance Camp for Ages 12-18.
Tap the link above for a PDF full of information and to register for one of these amazing camps or programs!


Camp Peniel
Aug 5-10: Wilderness Camp – Ages 11-14, $380
Aug 5-10: Activate! – Ages 9-13, $390
Aug 12-17: Scramble C&D – Ages 7-12, $375
Aug 19-24: Teen Camp – Ages 13-17, $375


French Language Camp
August 6-10 – Camp Artistique – Barton, Digby County, ages 10-14


Joyful Sounds Summer Sizzle Series
Broadway Kids Camp
Ages 6-13, 9am-4pm
$220 per week, including costumes, scores, choreography and set materials. Attend one week or as many as you like.
July 9-13 – Annie Kids
July 16-20 – Aladdin Kids
Aug 13-17 – Aladdin Kids
Aug 20-24 – Annie Kids
Cover Band Camp
Ages: 10-16  (must have 2 yrs experience on their instrument/voice or by audition)
July 9-13 and/or Aug 20-24, 9am-4pm
$220 per week, including sound gear and materials
Dreamers, Dancers & Drummers
Half day camps for our 3-6 yr olds, 9-11:30am
July 3-6 and/or August 7-10
Music, Crafts, Moving & so much more!


Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 11-14 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 16-21 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $180
July 23-28 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $180
August 1-4 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age
Tap on the link above for more information.


Mad Science Summer Camp
Hammonds Plains Community Centre at 2041 Hammonds Plains Rd
July 30-August 3 – Flight Academy
Email transfer to or send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.


Unicorn Theatre Drama Camps
Grades 2, 3 and 4 only
$110 a week or $105 a week for more than one child in the same family.
Camps runs from 9 am – 3 pm. Before and after Childcare is available for $25 a week per child.
Week 1 (July 9-13)
Week 2 (July 16-20)
Week 3 (July 23-27)
Week 4 (July 30-August 3)
Week 5 (August 6-10). The cost is
Download the Camp Flyer and registration form by tapping the link above. To hold a spot, email then mail in the registration form and payment. If you have questions, contact or 902-857-2121.


Childspace Early Learning Camps
Magic in the Forest July 3-5 & July 17-19
$135.00 Ages 3-7 9:00-2:30
Exploring fairies, wishing rocks, hidden treasures, and everyday miracles through creative provocations, nature play, and child-directed discussions
The Wonder of the Woods, July 9-13
$225.00 Ages 5-10 9:00-2:30
Supporting each child in building a personal relationship with nature by providing time & space to explore and connect on their terms, as well as opportunities for meditation, reflection,creating with natural materials, survival skills and foraging
To register email


Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
July 9-13, 8:30am-4pm

Youth Theatre Camps
Centre Stage Theatre
$150 per week, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects. All camps are waiting list only.
July 2-6: Ages 5-8, In the Garden (Musical)
July 9-13: Ages 7-11, Thumbelina
July 16-20: Ages 8-12, Beehive (Musical)
July 23-27: Ages 5-8, The Little Red Hen/ The Selfish Giant
July 30-Aug 3: Ages 8-12, Campfire Tales: The Night of the Living Dolls
Aug. 6-10: Oh Rats!
Aug. 13-17: Ages 9-15, Gunpowder Gertie: Pirate Queen
For more information, call 678-3502.


The Historic Acadian Village of Nova Scotia Youth Summer Camp Program
This summer camp is designed for the youths from the Municipality of Argyle who are currently in 3rd to 6th grade.
The day will consist of learning games, doing a little work that youths did back then, music, skits and more. On Friday of each week, the children will present a short play around 2:30PM in the amphitheater of the Village.
Contact Kathy Nickerson for more information at 902-762-2530 or


Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps July 3-August 24, Mon-Fri, $175 for 1 week or $325 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. Dry land activities include soccer, volleyball, and various co-operative games.
Contact for more information.

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Recreation Camps
The MARC Retreat – July 3-4
Outdoors Camp – July 9-11
Creative Crafters – July 16-18
Kids Fishing Camp – July 16-18
Sports Camp – July 30-August 1
Wacky and Wild Science Camp – August 14-15

Go to to register online.


French Language Camps
July 8-13 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands, ages 12-16
July 8-13 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands, ages 15-17


Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United Church
July 16-20: Ages 7-12, Heidi
August 4-6: Ages teen-adult, Gunpowder Gertie: Pirate Queen
August 20-24: Ages 9-15, Fairy Tale Mahem
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the link above to register.


Junior Zoo Keeper Camp
July 9-August 31, $240 + tax per week ($195 for returning campers)
Ages 6-14
For more information, or to register, contact us by phone at (902) 253-2097 or email A 50% deposit is due at the time of registration (remaining balance due by the first day of camp).


Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
July 30 – August 3


French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
5 week camp for ages 15 and up, July 8-August 11
1 week camp for ages 10 and up, August 5-11
Tap the link above for more information and to register.


Treasure Seekers Bible Camp
Kinsmen Community Centre
July 23-27, 10:30am-12:30pm
Free lunch. Parents welcome.


Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
Tap the above link for more info.

French Language Camp
August 19-25 – Camp de la Baie – Sambro Head, ages 10-14


Music & Gospel Arts Camp
Scotia Glen Camp
For ages 7-12, $230/person
For more information, contact the nearest Salvation Army office or Majors Carson and Teresa Decker, or or 902-455-1201 x 229.


Juniorpreneur Camp
Ages 8-14, $180
August 13-17


Rainbow’s End Equestrian Day Camps
Click the link above for more information or contact

Yarmouth Recreation Day Camps
Ages 4-16 years
Choose from Summer Fun Camp, Sports Camp, Yarmouth South Playground Program, Lake Milo Aquatic Club Program, or Youth Outdoor Active Leadership Program.
Tap on the link above for more info.

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