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2017 Cape Breton Summer Camps

Looking for 2017 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to enrich your child’s summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

2017 cape Breton summer camps

2017 Cape Breton Summer Camps

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
Sydney
These camps will be based on creativity and how important it is to express yourself and let your own true colour shine through. They will also include lessons on the importance of the arts, learning, positive attitudes and the environment.
July 10 – July 14, ages 6-8
July 17 – July 21, ages 9-10
July 24 – July 28, ages 6-8
August 8 – August 11, ages 11-13
Half day weekly fee $75 – morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1-4pm); $65 for additional siblings
Full day weekly fee $120 (9am-4pm);$110 for additional sibling
*Week of August 8 is $56 half day or $96 full day
Pre-registration is required. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment by calling Amy at 902 539 7491 ext 116.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps
Sydney
Registration: June 17, 10:00am – 2:00pm
New Dawn CSI (former Holy Angels School, 37 Nepean St.)
July 3-7, 10am – 3pm, ages 9 – 12: Theme Play
Students will collectively create a play on a chosen theme. The class will be guided by Brian Gallivan through the process of selecting a theme, writing a script, casting players, staging rehearsals, and performing on the last day.
Acting Adventures (July 24-28, 10am – 3pm)
ages 9 and under
Instructor: Maggie Musgrave (maggie@classactsdrama.com)
A week of games, crafts, and story-telling. Fun-filled and good for both new and returning students.
Scenes with Dialect (July 10-14, 10am – 3pm)
ages 13 – 15
Instructor: Brian Gallivan (brian@classactsdrama.com)
Explore the fun of playing a character with a foreign dialect. This class experience will dramatically improve each student’s ability to enhance a role. Various short scenes will be performed on last day of camp. (students will be required to do some memory work)
Super Fun Drama Time Yeah (July 17 – 21, 10am – 3pm)
age 15+
Instructor: James FW Thompson (james@classactsdrama.com)
Fun theatre that spans the ages and generations but now for teens! Games, activities, improv, scene creation, everything! For experienced and new students! Super fun time, yeah!
Fee for each camp is $150 (with family discounts available!) and must be fully paid prior to starting class. For more information, or for early registration, please email the specific instructor for the camp.

Fortress of Louisbourg
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 choose from a Servant’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: cooking, laundry, garden work, cleaning, domestic crafts and serving, a Labour’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: forge, boat building, garden work, military, stacking/chopping wood and bakery), a Lady’s Life includes 1 activity: bobbin lace making (take away book mark), sewing a lingerie cap (take away cap), or embroidering (take away handkerchief), or a Drummer’s Life (drumming).
Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required. Please note: must have attended the winter drumming sessions.

Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program
Glace Bay
Canadian Kids Rock! Ages 9-18; $350
July 4 – 14 9am-4pm, with Friday the 14th only 12 pm to Show Time
Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, and acting! 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 14th! Call 902-842-1577 to register.

SCIENCE

ACAP Cape Breton
Sydney
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email education@acapcb.ns.ca

IslandWise Science Camp for Girls
Sydney – CBU
Ages 7-12; July 10-14, 9am-4pm
Free full day camp with a focus on applied sciences.
Only 30 spaces available – first come first served. Contact Stephanie_Macquarrie@cbu.ca or brittneymelnick@gmail.com, 902-549-3110.

SPORTS

Capers Basketball Camps
Sydney
Coaches will utilize personal demonstration, individual instruction, half court and full court games and drills to allow the campers to get the best possible basketball experience.
GIRLS (grade 6+): July 10-14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
BOYS (grade 6+): July 17-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
BOYS & GIRLS MINI (grade 5 and below): July 24-28, 9:00 am-1:00pm, $150
Call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

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

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona
redwood@ns.sympatico.ca
539-5529

ZombieProof Martial Arts
Sydney
Ages 5-14, $25 per day
Fun, games, education, martial arts.
Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Camp Bretondean
965 Hillside Road, Albert Bridge
An ecumanical overnight camp for children aged 6 – 14.
July 17 – 21, 2017; $200 with sibling and bring a friend discounts available.
See Facebook page link above, call camp registrar Betty Mansfield 902-794-3198, or register online.

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 3-9
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 10-16
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 17-23
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 24-30
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 31-August 3
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 7-13
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 14-20
Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 21-27

Cape Breton Bible Camp
July 2-7 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 9-13 – Discovery Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
July 16-21 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 23-28 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 30-Aug 3 – Explorer Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
Aug 6-11 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 30-Oct 2 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
*check the website above for multiple child discounts

French Language Camp
June 23-29, 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

MISCELLANEOUS CAMPS & ACTIVITIES

CBU Camps
Sydney
Various Camps throughout the summer for ages 4-12. Click on image to see full poster or click the link above for more information.
2017 cape Breton summer camps

Edventure Cape Breton Camp
A fun, educational day camp at Cape Breton University. Early bird prices available until end of day (midnight) June 30th for $135.
Aug 14- 18 Learning through Nature: Earth & Fire
Aug 21 – 25 Learning through Art: Air
Aug 28 – Sept 1 Learning through Drama: Water
Contact at the Facebook page link above or email edventurecb@gmail.com for more information.

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. $45 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. $45 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
Sydney Curling Club
Ages 5-10, July 4 – September 1, $140 per week

Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp
Sydney
New Dawn Innovation Centre (former Holy Angels)
July 31-August 4th; Register before July 24th – click poster below for more information.

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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2015 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

Looking for 2015 Cape Breton Summer camps and activities to keep your child busy or enrich their Summer? Check out what’s happening across the island!

2015 cape breton summer camps

2015 Cape Breton Summer Camps & Activities

ARTS & CULTURE

Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps
July 6-10: Ages 7-9
July 13-17: Ages 10-12
July 20-24: Ages 13-15
Half Days: $70, Full Days: $120

CBU Music Camp
The Gaelic College in connection with CBU, launches a brand new, traditional music day camp experience designed for teens and adults!
August 24-28th; Fee: $300 (tuition cost only – meals not included)
Participants choose from a variety of options at a variety of levels, from beginner to advanced, including fiddle, piping, step dance, guitar, and Gaelic language and song. Following classes each day, an 80 minute interactive Career Workshop will be open to students (as well as the general public for a fee). These workshops will be facilitated by featured community members who work music-related careers and will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of career options available to them in the field. The week wraps up with a ceilidh social.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps 2014
Registration: Saturday, June 20, 9am – 3pm
Southend Community Centre (28 Hillview St, Sydney) upstairs in the drama room. Each camp runs 9am-3pm. Cost: $130 (family discount available)

July 6th – 10th, Drama Skills for Life
Public speaking, audition skills, focus, self-confidence, social empathy, self-acceptance, creative problem solving
ages 11-14
Instructor: Brian Gallivan
July 13th – 17th, Adventures in Drama
A week of make-believe activities, drama games, and theatre crafts that will introduce acting to new students as well as develop the skills of returning students. A small production will be performed for friends and family at the end of the week.
ages 5-10
Instructor: Erin Thompson
July 27th – 31st, Improv
For students old and new to work on the all-important theatre skill of improvisation through games, activities, and an end-of-week showcase.
ages 15-18
Instructor: James FW Thompson
Contact: info@classactsdrama.com.

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
10 day camp, $350, 9am-3pm
July 6-17th, for ages 10-15
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!

Studio Villa Nova Art and Animation Camp
Dominion
Art and Animation camps are taught by two CBVRSB Art teachers Sandy and Joey MacNeil.
Register by July 1
Space is limited to 10 in the Art camps and 6 in the Animation camp so book soon.
Contact Sandy MacNeil @ 902 849-2973 or Studio Villa Nova on Facebook or sandymacneil@yahoo.com
Investigate your Surroundings
5 days – July 27rd-31st, from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 a variety of art supplies provided and a healthy snack (5 and up all ability levels welcome)
Make art outdoors and explore the relationship between artistic expression and the natural world. Campers will learn to use a variety of materials and explore art forms, including painting, drawing and sculpture.
Fun Ways to Make Art
5 days – Aug 10-14 from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 a variety of art supplies provided and a healthy snack (5 and up all ability levels welcome)
Learn an assortment of fun and creative ways to express your ideas. Take your images further with advanced techniques such as printmaking, mixed media, photo transfer and collage techniques.
Animation Camp
3 days – Aug. 19-21 from 9am to 3pm
Cost: $150 Age 10 plus and all ability levels welcome – All art supplies and technical equipment provided and a healthy snack
Structured classes give students hands on experience with a variety of animation styles including, hand-drawn animation, cut-out animation, claymation, stop-motion, and green screen effects.

ACAP Cape Breton
Holds Eco Kids Day Camps every summer. Watch the website above for more info. or email education@acapcb.ns.ca

CBU Science Camp
Runs every year. For more information, contact kellie_white@cbu.ca

SPORTS

Capers Summer Basketball Camps and Volleyball Camps
The Capers holds summer camps for boys and girls every summer. Watch their website for details or call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

Dream Stables Horse Camp
49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu
July 7th and 8th 9am-4pm and July 9th 9am-1pm. Cost: $250.
Must bring own meals and snacks. Must prepay to book your spot.

Redwood Stables
1806 Coxheath Road
Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona
redwood@ns.sympatico.ca
539-5529

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Cape Breton Bible Camp
June 12-14 – Kid’s Camp (6-7 yrs) – $75
July 5-10 – Skills 1 (10-12 yrs) – $250
July 13-16 – Junior 1 (8-9 yrs) – $180
July 19-24 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
July 27-Aug 1 – Skills 2 – (10-12 yrs) – $250
Aug 3-6 – Junior 2 – (8-9 yrs) – $180
Aug 9-14 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
Sep 25-27 – 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
All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp
Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 6-12
Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 13-19
Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 20-26
Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 27-30
Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) August 3-9
Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 10-16
Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 17-23
Junior Co-Ed #3 (ages 9-11) August 24-30

French Language Camp
June 21-27 – 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

MISCELLANEOUS CAMPS

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: cbrm@nscap.ca.

CBU Camps
Innovative Explorers Camp: July 6-10 for ages 8-11
Fun-Damentals Multi-Sport Camp: July 13-17 and August 10-14, for ages 4-12
Discovery Camp: July 20-24 and July 27-31, for ages 8-11
Boardmore Summer Theatre Workshop: July 13-17 for ages 13-18
Little Critters Edventure Camp: July 27-30 and Aug 4-7 for ages 3-6
Traditional Music Camp: August 24-28 for ages teen-adult
Summer Basketball Camp: Aug 17-21 for Gr 7-12
Summer Super Skills Camp: Aug 24-28 for all ages
Venture Fest Entrepreneurship: Aug 9-14 for Gr 10-12
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

Bold Filly Horse Empowered Confidence Camp for Girls
Cabresto Ridge Equestrian Centre in Coxheath
3-day programs running weekly during the months of July and August, 9am-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
This is a non-riding program. All activities with horses are done from the ground.
Cost: $300. A $100 deposit is required with registration, with balance being paid on the first day of arrival.

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
New Dawn C.S.I. (former Holy Angels)
July 2nd to August 28th, Monday to Friday 8am to 5:30 pm.
$125 per week, $25 per day
Daily Schedule:
8:00am – Open
8:30am- Opening circle
9:00-9:30am- Free Play
9:30-10:30am – Activity 1 (Outdoor, Walking trip)
10:45-11:45am- Activity 2 (Creative Activities/Crafts)
12:00-12:30pm- Lunch
12:30-1:00pm – Free Time
1:15- 2:30pm – Activity 3 (Outdoor, walking trip)
2:30- 4:00pm – Activity 4 (Gym, Games, Sports)
4:00pm – Value Bead Ceremony/ Closing
4:30-5:30 pm– Free Time
Excursions include: Open Hearth Park, the Boardwalk, Wentworth park, nearby playgrounds, YMCA for swimming once a week, historical sites in the north end.
Weekly Themes: Lego week, Gymnastics week, Art week, Science week, Kindermusik for Big kids week, Sports week, Multicultural week, Old Sydney History week
Contact: superdaycamp@gmail.com

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

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly