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2021 Nova Scotia Summer Camps and Activities

Looking for 2021 Nova Scotia summer camps and activities? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy both online and across Nova Scotia because in-person camps are now a go!

Kids Bowl Free all summer in the province! Visit Kids Bowl Free for more information. Check your local bowling alley as not all may be open at this time.


Camp Peniel
July 9: Scramble Camp – Ages 6-12, $40
July 23: Christmas in July Camp – Ages 6-12, $40
August 13: Camp & Explore – Ages 2-5 $35

Coding Camps
Summer Camp Package – Online (8 Weeks) July 5 – Aug 27, morning OR afternoon: $1349.00
Summer Camp Package – Online (4 weeks) $699
Summer Camp Online – Weekly $199
Tap on the link above for more info and to register.

French Camps
All camps and workshops offered FREE!   Registration is required to participate.
Les Campeurs, ages 6-16 yrs, Mornings 10-12 pm, campers sign up for the entire week.
Campers start the day with an ice breaker activity each morning, then move into break out rooms to do a mini-lesson. Afterwards they do a vocabulary based activity relating to the mini-lesson. Camp also includes physical activities such as dance party, scavenger hunts, stretches and yoga.
Les Ateliers, ages 10-16 yrs, Afternoons 1-3 pm, campers sign up for individual workshops.
Weekly workshops: Monday – Conversation Club, Tuesday – Zumba or Yoga, Wednesday – Crafting or Cooking, Friday – Book Club, Thursdays, we will be partnering with Kids Code Jeunesse to offer coding workshops (ages 8-12 yrs, space limited) where kids will learn to code, create and communicate!
Session 1: July 12-16, 2021
Session 2: July 19-23, 2021
Session 3: July 26-30, 2021
Session 4: August 2-6, 2021
Session 5: August 9-13, 2021
Session 6: August 16-20, 2021
Kids Code jeunesse, ages 8-12 years old,  limit of 10 students per workshop 
KCJ Virtual workshops lets students get hands-on with technology, through block-based coding and computational thinking, all while nourishing creativity.
Session 1: July 15, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Let me Introduce Myself
Kids will design a fun animation to share with the other coders about who they are and where they are from. Learn how to design a character in scratch, make them move and travel the world!
Session 2: July 22, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Let’s Play
Tag – you’re it! Join us as we build a simple tag game including scoring, costume changes and sound. Participants will build the project using the drag-and-drop block coding platform, Scratch, and have the opportunity to set the stage, add characters, and make the game their own! 
Session 3: July 29, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Canadian Animals
Join us on a trip across the country where we will use the drag-and-drop block coding platform, Scratch, to profile a Canadian animal, build its habitat, and teach each other about the creatures that live beyond our backyards. 
Session 4: August 5, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Let’s Draw
Unleash your inner artist and create a digital masterpiece using the drag-and-drop block coding platform, Scratch. Learn to use the pen tool, steps, and turns to transform your computer into a spirograph-making machine! 
Session 5: August 12, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Our Heroines
Students learn about three French-Canadian heroines from Quebec and represent their stories in Scratch. 
Session 6: August 19, 2021 @ 1-3 PM (ADT) Space Burps
In a zero-gravity environment like space, there are no forces to keep your food down and the gas up – so it’s a bit of a gamble what might come out when you burp! Join us for a trip to space where participants will build a project using the drag-and-drop block coding platform, Scratch, which we guarantee will get the giggles going. 

Soar Summer Innovation Camp
for students entering Grades 7-12
Session 1: July 5th-30th 2021
Cohort A: 9:00 – 11:30 AM Eastern Time
Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Session 2: August 3rd-27th 2021
Cohort A: 9:00 – 11:30 AM Eastern Time
Cohort B: 12:30- 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Program Fee: $400 CAD for four week program. For financial assistance, click here.


Artech Summer Camps
ONLINE. Click on link above to register.
July 5-9
Code from Scratch – ages 7-10 & 10-12; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
Roblox Game Design – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190
July 5-9 & 12-16
3D Character Modeling – ages 11+; 3:00-5:30 PM – $380
July 12-16
Pixel Art & Animation – ages 7-10 & 10-12; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
Mario Minecraft Remix – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190
July 19-23
Create with Roblox – ages 7-10; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
New 3D Character Modeling – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190
Code Club Camp for Girls – ages 11+; 3-5:30pm – $175
Modding Minecraft with Java – ages 11+; 6-8:30pm – $190
July 26-30
Adventures in Minecraft – ages 7-12; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
Advanced Roblox – ages 11+; 6-8:30pm – $190
Aug 3-6
Power Up! Scratch – ages 7-10 & 10-12; 12-2:30pm – $165
Dynamic Pixel Art – ages 10-14; 3-6pm – $190
Build Lego 3D Game – Ages 11+; 6-9pm – $190
Aug 9-13
Pacman to Pokemon – ages 8-12 years; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
Design More with Roblox – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190
Unity Game Design – Ages 11+; 6-9pm – $220
August 16-20
3D Character Modelling – ages 7-10 & 10-12; 12:30-2:30pm – $165
RPG Quests & Dungeons – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190
Aug 16-20 & 23-27
Anime and Animation – ages 11+; 6-8:30pm – $380
Aug 23-27
App Inventors – ages 10-14; 3-5:30pm – $190

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
FULL: July 5 – August 13
Week-long full-day classes (each week has a different focus), 9am-4pm: $230 per week
For ages 5-12

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long, July 5 to September 3 for ages 6-17
Choose from Active Kids, Climbing, Multi-Sport, Youth Leadership, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Hockey!
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 per week
July 5 through August 27th
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, floor acrobatics, hula hoops, aerial apparatus (trapeze, cerceau, rope) , and more!
*All FULL except Advanced & Teen Camp Aug 23-27th*
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

40% off Summer Unit Studies

Summer Programs at the Maritime Conservatory
Children’s Dance Camps
July 5-9, July 12-16, July 26-30. Ages 5-12 (groups divided by age) Camp days will be filled with classes in ballet, jazz, national dance and more! Demonstration for family and friends at the end of each camp week.
Dance camps run from 9:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. $250 + registration fee
Summer Dance Intensive
August 9-13 & August 16-20 ,Ages 12+, minimum lower school 6 or grade 4 RAD or equivalent training. Classes divided by level of experience. Ideal for serious dance students hoping to advance their technical and performance skills. $900 + registration fee
Music & Dance, All of it!
July 19-23 9am-4:30pm. Ages 7-12, no experience necessary. Five days jam packed with inspiring creative movement and music skills. Your children’s day will have alternating dance and music classes as well as drama and choreography, including music, to work towards a short final performance. $270 + registration fee
String Camp
July 5-9, 9am-4pm; $250 + registration fee
For young string players, up to age 12, with at least two years experience playing violin and viola. Every day will include chamber music, technique and repertoire classes, rhythm and movement classes, arts and crafts and outdoor recreation.
Brass Camp
August 23-27, Ages 8-18, 9am-4pm.
Must have at least one year of experience on their preferred instrument (trumpet/cornet, horn, baritone/euphonium, trombone, tuba/bass). The camp will provide both individual and group instruction (sectionals, master classes, and large ensemble), culminating in a performance at the end of the week.
Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
August 23-27, Group I: ages 14-17 Group II: ages 18 and up. $400/week + registration fee (Scholarships available for post secondary students)
Join New York City trained musical theatre professionals Katie Cochrane, Patrick Maubert and industry master class practitioners as they guide you through discovering what makes you shine! Focus on vocal technique, acting through song, and audition preparation. It will offer an opportunity to expand your repertoire and broaden your network of friends and industry professionals.
Klezmer Camp
July 19th -23th Cost $150,
9:00am-12:00pm for advanced students and students who have some knowledge of Klezmer already.
1:00pm-4:00pm For beginners (Participants must have at least a level four on their instrument, the ability to read music at a basic level, and the desire to be creative and free.)

Discovery Centre Camps
One Day Camp, July 2
Members $45, Non-members $50, 5-7 and 8-12 year olds
Spend the day getting curious about STEAM! Through fun, minds-on activities, campers will discover the science in the world (and space) around them! 
Curiosity Quest
July 5-9, July 26-30, August 16-20, Ages 5-7 & 8-12, Non-members $250, Members $230
Get curious about STEAM at this week long Discovery Centre camp!  Our summer camps inspire youth with fun, minds-on learning and active engagement in science and the arts, covering topics like climate change, space, oceans, technology, animals and more.
Summer Science
July 12-16, August 2-6, August 23-27, Ages 5-7 & 8-12, Non-members $250, Members $230
Explore STEAM this summer in our week–long Summer Science Lab!
July 19-23, August 9-13, Ages 5-7 & 8-12, Non-members $250, Members $230
Join us while we explore and learn about the world around us using STEAM at our week-long Eco-Discovery Camp!

French Language Camps
July 5-9 – Camp Chocolat Halifax – Cedar Event Centre, Halifax, ages 6-10, Cost: $215.50 plus HST
July 12-16 – Camp Chocolat Session 2, Cedar Event Centre, Halifax, ages 6-10, Cost: $215.50 plus HST
July 19-23 – Camp du Soleil – Location TBA, ages 6-10, Cost: $215.50 plus HST
July 26-30 – Camp du Soleil Session 2 – Location TBA – ages 6-10, Cost: $215.50 plus HST

Halifax Circus Day Camps
Ages 5-8 and 9-12, 9am-4pm, $275
July 5-9: Balance
Here’s where we concentrate on balance- tightrope, rola bola, tubes, balancing feathers and brooms – starting with simple balancing and working our way up to complex performance
July 12-16: Clown
In clowning we learn circus skills, then un-learn them as we look at the art of failure, and how to create characters.
August 2-6: Objects
Here’s where we work with objects –  juggling balls, diabolos, flower sticks, and tubes, and uncover their performance potential (and those of the youth, too!)
August 9-13: Circus
A wild and glorious celebration of circus, where each youth discovers the skill and presentation style they’re most excited by, and then presents it in a final group show.

Juniorpreneur Camp
Location: CEED, Suite 225 – 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax
FULL: July 19-23, 2021 – Halifax Area
Program: Juniorpreneur Camp – Developing your Online Business
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
FULL: August 16-20, 2021
Program: Juniorpreneur Camp – Developing your Online Business
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Mad Science Summer Camp
Ages 5-12 $265/week, 8:30am-4:30pm
July 9-13 – Flight Academy
July 26-30 – Crazy Chemists
Aug 16-20 – Crazy Chemists
Register online or download the form and send via email or snail mail.

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer from July 5 – Aug 27.
For ages 5 to teens, 9am-4pm.
Tuition ranges from $295-315 per week.
Wide range of topics, including writing, sewing, comics, ceramics, web design, and more.

2017 nova scotia summer camps

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Sexton and Studley Campuses
Camps for ages 3-18, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science & Technology, Oceans, Space and Exploration, and Atlantic Academy of Space


Youth Theatre Camp
July 26-30: Ages 7-10, The Selfish Giant
August 26-30: Ages 11-14, Robin Hood
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.


Brigadoon Camps
on Aylesford Lake
Camps for kids with/experiencing: blind and visual impairment, neurosurgery conditions, epilepsy, congenital heart issues, arthritis, bereavement, parental mental illness, asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory, craniofacial/facial differences, kidney disease, Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD, cancer, celiac disease.
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact registrar Sandy Morrow, or phone 1-888-471-5666. Or tap here to set up registration online.


NSCF Choral Companion Workshops & Day Camps
Junior Youth
August 13-19, for ages 9-13, 9am-4pm, $225
Join us for a fun week of choral singing, vocal exploration, and other art-based activities! The Junior Youth stream of Choral Companion will be offered as a day camp. Registrants will participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and group vocal instruction. Registration fee includes music rental, refreshments, and participation in Choral Companion. Lunch is not provided. 
Senior Youth
August 13-19, for ages 13-18, 1-5pm $115
he senior youth stream is offered as a series of afternoon rehearsals and workshops. Registrants will participate in ensemble rehearsals, exploring both contemporary choral and musical theatre repertoire, and receive one-on-one instruction from voice staff. Workshop topics will include performance anxiety, navigating voice change, and other chorister skills.


Blomidon Bible Camp
August 1-6: Intermediate 2 Camp $180 for ages 11-14
FULL: August 8-13: Intermediate 1 Camp $180 for ages 11-14
FULLL: August 15-20: Youth Camp $180 for ages 7-10

Summer Arts Camps & Programs
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
July 2-August 27 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 full of information and to register for one of these amazing camps or programs!


French Language Camp
August 2-6 – Camp Artistique – Barton, Digby County, ages 10-14, Cost: $320 plus HST
August 9-13 – Camp Artistique – Barton, Digby County, ages 10-14, Cost: $320 plus HST


Fall River School of Performing Arts Summer Day Camps
Windsor Junction
Ages 5-11 $225; Ages 12+ $175
Camps are available the week of July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 3-6 & August 9-13. Singing, dancing, musical games, and more.
Click the link above to register.

Joyful Sounds Music Camps
$250 per week for full day camps. Attend one week or as many as you like.
Madagascar Kids Camp
July 5-9, July 19-23, August 9-13, Ages 6-13
Broadway Plus
Ages: 12-18
July 19-23
Broadway Minis
Ages 5-10
July 12-16, August 9-13
Cover Band
Ages 12-17 (have completed Gr 6 and have 2 years experience on instrument)
July 5-9, August 23-27
Dreamers, Dancers & Drummers
Ages 3-7, $100
August 3-6 at 9-11:30am or 1pm-3:30pm


Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 7-10 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 12-17 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $180
July 19-24 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $180


Unicorn Theatre Drama Camps
Grades 2-7, July 5-August 13
$150 a week
Summer theatre fun for aspiring actors.


5-Day Sea Kayak Expedition (ages 14-18)
Monday Aug 9 – Friday Aug 13


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 Pierrette d’Entremont for more information at 902-762-2530 or


Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly recreational camps July 5-August 27, Mon-Fri, $275 per week.
The week long camps are designed to be an introduction to paddling.
Contact for more information.


Recreation Camps
Various camps offered for ages 3-12
Go to to register online.

Sea School
7-day Coastal Expedition (ages 14 -18)
Monday July 5 – Sunday July 11
Friday July 16 – Thursday July 22
5-day Sea of Islands (ages 13-15)
Monday Aug 16 – Friday Aug 20
Tuesday Aug 24 – Saturday Aug 28
8-day Girls’ West Ironbound (ages 13-17)
Thursday Aug 19 – Thursday Aug 26
11-Day Salty Dogs Voyage (ages 14 – 19 – for experienced youth and youth looking for added challenge)
Monday July 26 – Thursday August 5


Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United Church
July 12-16: Ages 7-11, Thumbelina (musical theatre)
August 9-13: Ages 7-11, Thumbelina (musical theatre)
August 16-20: Ages 10-14, Gunpowder Gertie (improv & drama)
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.


Juniorpreneur Camp
July 26-30, 2021 – Location: IGNITE, 352 East River Road, New Glasgow
Program: Juniorpreneur Camp – Developing your Online Business
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm


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 23-28 – Camp de la Baie – Sambro Head, ages 10-14, Cost: $470 plus HST


Camp Bretondean
Albert Bridge
Overnight camp for children aged 7 – 14.
July 12-16, July 19-23, $200, family discounts available.
Swimming in the Mira River, playing all day in the sunshine, crafting, Quest, and singing around the campfire
Email to register

Hatch Summer Camps
Highland Arts Theatre, Sydney
Ages 6-18, weekly July 5-30
Choose from Skills & Games or Give My Regards to Broadway

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Typically offers a horseback riding camp
For more information contact Mona at or 902-539-5529


Juniorpreneur Camp
August 23-27, 2021 – Location: First United Church, 711 Prince Street, Truro
Program: Juniorpreneur Camp – Developing your Online Business
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm


Juniorpreneur Camp
July 12-16, 2021 – Location: Wolfville Curling Club, 22 Elm Ave, Wolfville
Developing your Online Business
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm


Yarmouth Recreation Day Camps
Ages 4-16 years
Choose from Summer Fun Day Camp or Sports Camp
Tap on the link above for more info.

***Do you know of any other 2021 Nova Scotia summer camps or activities? Let me know and I’ll post them here***

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