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2010 Summer Camps Across Nova Scotia


Artech Summer Camps
Armbrae Academy, Halifax
5-16 year olds
Half and full day programs all summer long involving: Animation, Video Game Design, Robotics, Photo editing, Leadership Skills, etc.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Ages 7-13; $250 per week
9am-4pm weekly throughout the summer starting July 5th
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more.

Discovery Centre
6-12 year olds; $200/week; $190 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $185/week; $175 for multiple weeks/children
Nine weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from: Carnival Incredible:The Greatest Show on Earth, You Are What You Eat, & Body Dynamix.

Mad Science Summer Camp
Shambhala School, Halifax
Ages 5-12.
9am-3:30pm. Extended hours (8:30am-4:30pm) and half days are also available.
July 26th – July 30th – Rockin’ Rockets
August 3rd – August 6th – Moving with Science
August 9th – August 13th – Rockin’ Rockets
Prices: General Hours: $185/week
Extended Hours: $35/week or $10/day extra
Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $105/week
Half Day Extended Hours: $15/week or $5/day

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Register today for a 5 or 7-day sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
5-day expedition: July 4th – 8th
7-day expedition: August 8th – 14th
7-day expedition: August 17th – 23rd
5-day expedition: August 26th – 30th
No sailing experience is necessary – we’ll teach you what you need to know. If you do have a background in sailing, we’ll build on those basics with a great experience of small boat coastal cruising where you’ll learn chart and compass navigation, anchoring, how to read the weather, how to cook on board and more!

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camp
Ages 7-12; 1st child: $165, additional children: $145 – 5% early bird discount June 1st
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
Multicultural Art July 5-9
Explore the world through art making! Join instructor Daina Scarola for a week learning about art from other cultures. Create Chinese dragons, Japanese kites, an African drum!
Haunted Sculptures July 12 – 16
Do you dare create a Haunted Sculpture? Join instructor Julie Adamson Miller and storyteller Cindy Campbell to create larger than life “Haunted Sculptures” based on the spooky characters from Bluenose Ghosts by Helen Creighton. Once created, the sculptures will be on display outside at Alderney Landing during the Bluenose Ghost Festival in October!
Theatre Camp
July 19-23
(Theatre Camp for July 26-30 is now full)
This ever popular camp explores all you need to act, direct, sing and dance your way to stardom! Play fun activities and games and perform skits while preparing for the final performance on Friday afternoon. Guests are welcome to attend the final performance.


Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
Music & Gospel Arts Camp
July 31 – Aug. 7
Early Bird Fee (Before May 31, 2010): $200/person
Late Registration (After May 31, 2010): $220/person


Marigold Cultural Centre
Musical Theatre Camp
June 24-26; 9am – 3pm; ages 9-14
Sing, dance, act.
Strings ‘n Things Camp
July 12-16; 9am – 3pm
Violin and cello students ages 6 and up.
Creative Kids Art Camp
9am – 3pm
July 19-23 for ages 6-10
July 26-30 for ages 11-15
Aug. 9-13 for ages 6-10
Aug 16-20 for ages 11-15
Explore many media including drawing, painting, jewelery making.
Summer Theatre Camp
9am – 3pm
Aug 16-20 for ages 13-17
Aug 23-27 for ages 9-12


St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School
Upper Tantallon
July 5-9; 9am – noon; age 4-12
Our physical and spiritual need for water will be explored through activities, music,, crafts & more.
Register by June 20:

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

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2010 Summer Camps in Cape Breton

Music For Young Children
Summer Day Camp for ages 3-10
July 19th to 23rd
July 26th to 30th
Singing, dancing, drama, instruments, & fun!
Half days for ages 3-5 – 9am to noon – $60
Full days for ages 6-10 9am to 3pm – $120
Call 371-7369 or see website for more info.

Class Acts Drama School
Registration for all camps will be held on Sunday, June 27 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview Street, Sydney).
All camps run from 10am-4pm at the Southend Community Centre and cost $120 unless otherwise noted, with discounts available for siblings or students who attend more than one camp.
MASKS – July 5-9 :: ages 11-14 :: Brian Gallivan

DRAMA SKILLS FOR LIFE – July 12-16 :: ages 14-18 :: Brian Gallivan

CREATE A CHARACTER – July 19-23 :: high school students :: James FW Thompson

A MUSICAL REVIEW – July 26-30 :: ages 14+ :: Suzanne Doane & Wesley Colford
*NOTE: This camp runs from 1pm-5pm and costs $60

PLAYBUILDING – August 9-13 :: junior high school students :: James FW Thompson

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA I – August 16-20 :: ages 4-6 :: Erin Gillis

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA II  – August 23-27 :: ages 7-10 :: Erin Gillis


Culture and Heritage Day Camp – Summer Programming for Children
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, 322 Charlotte Street, Sydney
Participate in a variety of craft & art making activities while learning about world cultures!  Plus enjoy a trip to Downtown Sydney’s historic sites.
Monday to Thurs 9am0-12:30 and Friday 9:am-2pm
$65 per child, $60 for siblings
July 5-9 – ages 7-8
July 12-16 – ages 9-10
July 19-23 – ages 11-13
Register by June 25th.  email:; phone: 539-7491, ext 111


CBU Science Camp
July 19-23, 9am-4pm; 7-10 year olds; $125
To register contact:

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

Capers Summer Basketball Camps
July 5-9 Boys & Girls Camp (Gr 7-12)
Choose from Day camper $175 or Resident camper $395
July 12-13 Ball Handling Camp (age 6-17) $60
July 14-16 Shooting Camp (age 6-17) $90
July 19-23 Mini-camp (Gr. 6 and under) $110

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 11-13 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 4-9 – Junior Camp (7-9 yrs) – $225
July 11-16 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $225
July 18-23 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $225
July 25-29 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 1-6 – Skills 3 – (10-12 yrs) – $225
Aug 8-13 – Senior Teen (15-19 yrs) – $225
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

Camp MacLeod
2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge
Camp Registrar:  733-2560
All camps are $120, and for additional children $110
July 5-11 Junior Co-ed (age 9-11)
July 12-18 Intermediate Co-ed (age 12-14)
July 19-25 Junior Girls (age 9-11)
July 26-29 Novice Co-ed (age 7-8) $70.00
Aug 2-8 Senior Co-ed (ages 14-16)
August 9-15 Junior Co-ed #2 (age 9-11)
August 16-22 Intermediate Co-ed#2 (age 12-14)
August 23-29 Junior Girls#2 (age 9-11)

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


Summer Day Camps all Summer @ Bethel Presbyterian Church Hall
(formerly Mira Road Summer Day Camp)
corner of George and Brookland StreetCall Helen or Andrew Mortimer @ 564-0607
Monday-Friday, 8:30-5pm
Sports, Drama, Art, Music, Kids in Business, Swimming, Harry Potter Week, Mini Olympics, and more!

Highland Village Programs
Wednesdays (July 7, 14, 21, 28) – Làithean 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 (alternate – including July 8 & 22) – 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 (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) – Spòrs/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 Gèadh, “Duck Duck Goose” center on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spòrs is for children aged 5-10. 10 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

These programs are also available in August – see website for more details.

**Do you know about a summer camp in Cape Breton?  Let me know and I’ll post it!**

**Updated July 12, 2010**