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2016 Cape Breton Summer Camps

Looking for 2016 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to keep your child busy or enrich their Summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

2016 Cape Breton summer camps


2016 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities


Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
Details TBA

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps
Registration June 18, 9am-3pm at the Southend Community Centre.
Improv 1 (age 9-12), July 4-8
A week of theatre game skills that conclude with a fun filled theatre games competition
Acting Primer (High School), July 11-15
A course in making choices: Script analysis, Character analysis, Objectives and Obstacles, Tactics, Physicalization, Staging a scene, Rehearsal techniques, Character Development, Emotional Expression and Response
Improv 2 (13+), July 18 – 22
This improv camp for older students will advance their skills in both short and long-form improvisation.
All camps run 9am – 3pm at the Southend Community Centre. The fee for each camp is $140 to be paid upon registration.

Fortress of Louisbourg
The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.
Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. Approx. $75
Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. Approx. $75
Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and learn baking, soldiering, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, lace making, fishing, music, craft making, or helping to supervise child animators (choose two).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program
Glace Bay
10 day camp, $350, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
July 4-15th, for ages 9-18
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, acting, and film! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre on July 15th! Call 902-842-1577 to register.


ACAP Cape Breton
Sydney p
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email

CBU Science Camp
Runs every year. For more information, contact


Capers Summer Basketball Camps and Volleyball Camps
Elite Player Development Camp: August 15-19, 9am-8pm for boys and girls entering grades 6-12, Day camper: $250; Residence Camper: $450
Capers Super Skills Camp: August 22-36, 9am-1pm or 9am-4pm for boys and girls entering grades 6+, Full Day: $200, Half Day: $150
Call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

CBU Camps
Innovative Explorers Camp: July 6-10 for ages 8-11
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Sydney: July 13-17 for ages 4-12
Venture Fest Entrepreneurship: Aug 9-14 for Gr 10-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Sydney: Aug 10-14 for ages 4-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Cheticamp: Aug 17-21 for ages 4-12
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp in Inverness: Aug 24-28 for ages 4-12

Dream Stables Horse Camp
49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu
Details TBA

Potentials Yoga Camp
54 Prince Street, Sydney
Full day camp, 8:30am – 4:30pm, July 4th – September 2nd for kids 5 – 10 years.
$150 per child per week or $45 for daily drop in
Includes: swimming, outdoor activities, daily yoga sessions, arts and crafts, music, dance and so much more.
Contact Bev at or 902 295-0414

Registration Dates
Monday May 30th 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm
Monday June 6th 9am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona

ZombieProof Martial Arts
Ages 5-14, $25 per day
Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969


C@P Society of Cape Breton Technology Camps
For ages 8 to 13. 9am-3pm daily
Your child will get to work with cutting-edge technology education toys and learn fundamental concepts related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Register for a full week or for specific days: $30 per day or $120 for the week. Scholarships available:

Coding Camp
Ages 7-9 and 10-14
Six camps available. Each week is a mixture of learning and fun activities: building competitions and playing on servers. Every day students will get work on a STEM challenge and play games at a nearby park.
Click on the link above and then the Registration tab for more details and to register.


Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 10-12 – Little Leapers Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 3-8 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 10-14 – Discovery Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
July 17-22 – Junior Teen  (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 24-29 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 31-Aug 4 – Explorer Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
Aug 7-12 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 30-Oct 2 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
Early Bird Rate of $220 if paid by May 15th
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar: 733-2560 (after June 24: 562-1085)
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 4-10
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 11-17
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 18-24
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 25-28
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) August 1-7
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 8-14
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 15-21
Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 22-28

French Language Camp
June 19-25, ages 11-14 Canadian Parents for French
Sydney Camp at Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge
Tap the link above for more information and to register

Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts
Stay overnight, or choose a day camp instead – everything from the Gaelic language to Highland dance, music, and weaving offered.
Ages 5 – adult


Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays: Laithean Sona/Happy Days Chidren’s Living History Program
Take part in this special living-history program for children and get a sense of what life was like for Gaels in those days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 8-12 only. 10 am to 4 pm. $30 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
Thursdays – Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth
Partake in this special living-history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 13-17. 10 am to 4 pm. $30 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
Fridays – Spors/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids
Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Scottish heritage. Gaelic games such as Tunnag Tunnag Geadh, Duck Duck Goose, center on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spors is for children aged 5-10. 10 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

Super Summer Day Camp
Not in operation this year, returning in 2017.

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