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Nova Scotia 2023 March Break Camps and Activities

Looking for Nova Scotia 2023 March Break Camps and activities? Here’s what’s going on for children and families during March Break across mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, March 13-17.

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 to find yours.

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

HALIFAX AND AREA (HRM)

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Art Camp
Halifax
March 13-17, 9am-4pm.
Age 5-12. $230. 10% discount for families.
Explore a range of art making techniques, materials, and ideas, plus visits to galleries to view original artwork. This year’s theme is “On the Coast”, and will include off-site field-trips. Each camp will dive into a selection of art making activities and projects, such as drawing, painting and three-dimensional work.
Email agns.info@novascotia.ca or call 902-424-5280 for more info.

ArtWorks Halifax
5 years old and up, 9am-4pm, $80 for the day or $350 for the week
Create masterpieces using a variety of media – from clay to painting and printmaking.

Atlantic Cirque
Dartmouth
March 13-17, 9am-4pm
Age 7-12, $300
Students will learn everything from trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, aerial apparatus (trapeze, cerceau, rope) and more. We also play camp games and prepare routines to present at the end of the week.

Canada Games Centre March Break Camp
Halifax
March 13-17, 8:30am-5pm
Primary to Grade 6. Members: $180, Non-Members: $210
Typical days will include everything from swimming, playing physically
active games in our Field House, crafts, and classroom activities, as well as outdoor play opportunities on our playground.

CEED Juniorpreneur Camp
Halifax – Bayers Road
Details TBA

Creative Kids Education Centre March Break Camps
Hammonds Plains
Details TBA

Dalhousie University Camps
Halifax
March 13-17 half-day camps for kids and teens
Climbing Skills
Ages 7-14. $260. 9-4:30pm
Basketball Camp (Co-ed)
Ages 8-15. $260. 9am-4:30pm.

Discovery Centre March Break Camps
Halifax
March 13-17
Ages 5-7 and 8-12: $250 non members; $230 members
Ages 9-13: $275 non members; $255 members

Equestrian March Break in Beaver Bank
Rocky Hollow Ranch, Beaver Bank
2023 details TBA.
Youth will learn how a ranch works as well and experience many animal adventures (grooming, leading, riding and learning about large animal care). We go on trail walks, ride. decorate horses, and have different themes for all our camp days (e.g. unicorn, donkey dashing, puppy jumping and more.) Email rockyhollow2017@gmail.com for more info.

Horseback Riding Camp
Todd Hill Farm, Oakfield
Details TBA

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Halifax
Open Tues – Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

Museum of Natural History
Halifax
Open Monday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Neptune Theatre School March Break Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax
March 13-17
Ages 4-12, $285. Full day children’s camps, choose from:
– Tropical Adventure or Our Magical Kingdom for ages 4-6
– Fantastical Theatrical (Drama) or Super Star Sensations (Musical) for ages 7-9
– It’s a Mystery Mega Musical for ages 10-12
Ages 15-18, Free. Leader in Training Program. 8:30am-4:30pm. Training students in arts leadership and instruction. Mornings: training and learning sessions. Afternoons: assigned a classroom to shadow in children’s camps.  

Osprey March Break Camps
Halifax – Armbrae Academy
March 13-17, 9am-3pm, Pre-Primary to Grade 7, $270-$350 for members, $300-$375 for nonmembers
Choose from Explorer, Rock Climbing, Art, Drama, Soccer, and Dance themed camps
For any questions, email amd@armbrae.ns.ca Registration closes March 1st.

Skating at the Emera Oval
Halifax
Free equipment rental, including skates and helmets.

Wild Child Forest School March Break Camp
Camp Harris, Cole Harbour
March 13-17, 9am-4pm, Ages 4-12, $350
Our March Break program will include fire skills and fire making as well as a special guest appearance by Wil Brunner of Soft Pine Wellness, a Certified Forest Therapy Guide! The Wild Child Forest School program is heavily focused on child-led and play-based learning. Some typical forest school activities include: hiking, exploring, knot tying, fort building, nature crafts, games, storytelling, plant and animal ID, and foraging. Our programs also include elements of risky-play including: tree climbing, fire skills, whittling, and tool use.

CAPE BRETON ISLAND

Gaelic College March Break Youth Sessions
Ages 5-18; Live-in student: $300; Day student: $200; Family rates also available
Session 1: March 11-13
Session 2: March 16-18
Sessions include Gaelic, fiddle, piano accompaniment, piping, step dance, highland dance, and guitar accompaniment.

Ski/Snowboard at Ski Ben Eoin
Ben Eoin, Cape Breton
March Break extended hours: March 13-17th, 9am-9pm

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Fundy Geological Museum
Parrsboro
Displays an ancient world and some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada. Meet some of the ancient creatures that lived here millions of years ago: the world’s first reptiles, early dinosaurs, giant dragonflies, an ancestor of frogs and a sow-bug-like creature as long as a baseball bat. Explore mineral treasures of Nova Scotia exposed when the great Fundy tides washed away the sea cliffs.

KINGS COUNTY

Ross Creek March Break Art Camps
Canning
For ages 4-16. March 13-17, 9am-5pm. $75 per day or $375 for all 5 days. Lunch and snacks provided at no extra cost. Bus service is an additional $15 per day or $70 per week.
Ages 4-7 Programming:
Monday: Petite Picassos
Tuesday: A Bug’s Life
Wednesday: Forest Friends
Thursday: Preposterous Puppets
Friday: Tiny Town
Ages 8-11 Programming:
Monday: Clay Creations or Circus Spectacular
Tuesday: Adventures in Drawing or Space is the Place
Wednesday: Broadway, Baby! or When in Rome
Thursday: Tinker Time or Let’s Get Prehistoric
Friday: Comic Creations or Fibres to Fabric
Ages 12-16 Programming:
Monday: Rad Radio! or Jewelry & Metalwork
Tuesday: Graphic Novel Studio or Darkroom Developer
Wednesday: Visual Arts Studio: Drawing & Painting or Animation Bootcamp
Thursday: Street Art: Muralmakers or Totally Textiles
Friday: Sculpture Studio or Theatre Studio

PICTOU COUNTY

Museum of Industry
Stellarton
Here you will find technology, steam engines and locomotives, cars and coal mining. Children will love the hands-on fun, the trains, and the demos.

SHELBURNE COUNTY

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
Birchtown
Learn the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia. Enjoy the view of Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret, which commemorates all Black Loyalist communities in Nova Scotia. Enter the Centre’s Lindsay Gallery and immerse yourself in the multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist journey from Africa to the American colonies, then to Nova Scotia and back to Africa. Explore the virtual copy of the Carlton’s Book of Negroes and search for an ancestor who may have experienced part of this incredible journey.

SOUTH SHORE

Wild Child Forest School March Break Camp
March 13-17, 9am-4pm, Ages 4-12, $315
Some typical forest school activities include: hiking, exploring, knot tying, fort building, nature crafts, games, storytelling, plant and animal ID, and foraging. Our programs also include elements of risky-play including: tree climbing, fire skills, whittling, and tool use.

WEST HANTS

Ski Martock March Break Camps
Windsor Forks
Daily March 13-17
Age 5-15, $138 tax included
Skiing or snowboarding. Beginner to advanced. 4 hour group lesson: 9:30 to 11:30am. Lunch. 12:30 to 2:30pm.

YARMOUTH

Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia
Discover the history of firefighting in this province. See the types of fire engines used from the 1800s to the 1930s. Marvel at antique hand-drawn and operated engines such as Canada’s oldest horse-drawn steam engine, an 1863 Amoskeag Steamer. Take the wheel of a 1933 Chev Bickle pumper and see collections of antique toy fire engines, shoulder crests, patches and badges from fire departments around the world.

Do you know of an activity I have missed? Let me know and I will add it to the list of Nova Scotia 2023 March Break camps and activities. Thanks!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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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.

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