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Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016

Looking for Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016? Check out these camps and activities for your kids to enjoy on the mainland!

Nova Scotia summer camps 2016

Nova Scotia Summer Camps 2016

Kids Bowl Free all summer across the province! Visit Kids Bowl Free for more information.


Alderney Landing Art Camps
Ages 6-12; $200
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
July 4-8: The Queen Bee – Theatre camp
July 11-15: The Art of the Fantastical – Art camp
July 18-22: Stories About Snakes – Theatre camp
July 25-29: The Circus! Art camp

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax AND Veith House, 3115 Veith Street, Halifax
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. $279-$359 per week.
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids age 6 to teens.
Choose from Animation, Minecraft, Movie Production, and more!
July 4 – September 2nd – tap on website link above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Summer School of the Arts
July 4 – August 26
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
Animals, mythical creatures, wearable art, journals, and more!
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 4-September 2nd 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 5-6, 7-12, and 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275; 5-6 year olds = 2 day camps only $110
June 27 through August 19
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Coding Camp at the NSCC
June 27 – Tech Explorer Camp
July 4 – Minecraft Level 2
July 11 – Coding Girls
July 18 – Minecraft Adventure Camp
July 25 – Junior Robotics
August 2 – Mobile Game Maker

Discovery Centre
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $205/week; $185 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $190/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Seven weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from July 4 through Aug 26
To register online, tap the link above.

French Language Camps
June 6-10 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 10-16 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 10-16 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 4-8 – Camp Chocolat I – St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Halifax
July 11-15 – Camp Chocolat II
July 18-22 – Camp Chocolat III
July 18-22 – Camp du Soleil I – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 25-29 – Camp du Soleil II
August 1-5 – Camp Artistique, Barton, Digby County
August 21-27 – Camp de la Baie – Bayside Camp, Third Pond, Sambro Head

Mad Science Summer Camp
Ages 5-12
Hours (9am-3:30pm): $195/week, Extended Hours (8:30am-4:30pm): $35/week or $10/day extra, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $115/week, Half Day Extended Hours: (8:30am-12pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm): $15/week or $5/day extra
July 4-8 – Crazy Chemists (Hammondd Plains Community Centre, Halifax)
July 11-15 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School, Halifax)
July 11-15 – Flight Academy in French (Shambhala School)
July 18-22 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
July 25-29 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
August 2-5 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
August 8-12 – Flight Academy (Woodlawn United Church, Dartmouth)
August 15-19 – Secret Agent Lab (Woodlawn United Church)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6 or scan and email to

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Register for a 6-day ($695) or 7-day ($875) sailing 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 for various ages, 5 through 18, 8:30am-5pm.
For more info, click the link above.

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
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


Camp New Dawn – for Kids with Special Needs
Brigadoon Camps on Aylesford Lake
Camp See-Ya (blind and visual impairment): July 3-8
Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy): July 10-15
Camp Braveheart (congenital heart issues): July 10-15
Camp JoinTogether (arthritis): July 17-22
Camp Kedooopse (bereavement): July 24-29
Camp Believe (parental mental illness): July 24-29
Camp Treasure Chest (asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory): July 31-August 5
Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences): August 7-11
Camp Lots-a-Wata (kidney disease): August 7-12
Camp Guts & Glory (Crohn’s and Colitis/IBD): August 14-19
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime (cancer):  August 21-26
Camp Silly Yak (celiac disease): August 28-September 2
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
RSVP today at or phone 1-888-471-5666 to register.


Dance Summer Dance
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
August 14-26 for ages 12-18, $1100
Modern and Ballet.


Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 6-9 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 11-16 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $175
July 18-23 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $175
July 27-30 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age


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.
July 4-8: Ages 5-8, Knee Deep Big Life in a Little Pond
July 11-15: Ages 8-12, Fairy Tale Mayhem
July 18-22: Ages 9-15, Eating Crow: The Pecking Order
July 25-29: Ages 8-12, Something Came Down
Aug. 1-5: Ages 5-8, Wizard of Oz
Aug. 8-12: Ages 9-15, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Aug. 15-19: Ages 8-12, Dogs, the Musical


Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps July 4-August 19, 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. Dryland activities include soccer, volleyball, and various co-operative games.
Contact for more information.


Youth Theatre Camp
Trinity United Church
July 4-8, Ages 7-12, The Worn Slippers
August 22-22: Ages 9-15, The Book of Time
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 or contact for more information


French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
1 week camp for ages 10 and up, August 7-13
$259 tuition, $161 room, $156 meals – includes sports, socio-cultural activities


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.


Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camps, Moms & Tots Camps and Music & Gospel Arts Camps available
$210; Late Registration (After June 1) $230/person


Mad Science Summer Camp
Ages 5-12
Hours (9am-3:30pm): $195/week, Extended Hours (8:30am-4:30pm): $35/week or $10/day extra, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $115/week, Half Day Extended Hours: (8:30am-12pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm): $15/week or $5/day extra
August 15-19 – Crazy Chemists (St. John the Evangelist Church, Windsor)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6 or scan and email to


Learn 2 Camp
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Yarmouth County
July – Date TBA
$60 for up to four individuals, $10 for each additional child/adult,
maximum of 6 per campsite
A fun and informative camping experience for 16 families!
Email or tap the link above to register

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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.