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Dartmouth: Kiddietown Play Centre – 10 Visits Just $18!

Kiddietown Play Centre is for children up to six years of age.  It’s a 4,000 square foot play area that’s open seven days a week.  You can get 64% off now through Friday!  Go to the Groupon site to check out the details of the deal and to pick one up!  I have purchased a number of different deals from Groupon and had nothing but good experiences and great savings.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Used French Books Sale in Dartmouth Nov 4-5

Vente de livre francophone à Dartmouth ce soir et demain.

If you are looking to buy books in French, the French school in Dartmouth is having is its annual book sale today and tomorrow.  For more information, go to the Conseil Communautaire du Grand-Havre website.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Free Kidpreneurs Camp – Dartmouth – June 25

PictureKidpreneurs Camp at St. James United Church Hall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

June 25th, 9am-3pm

Hey kids start your entrepreneurial  summer off right! Go to ….
http://kidpreneurs.weebly.com/kidpreneur-camp-registration.html

and fill out the form to register.

Room for 24 Kidpreneurs only

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2011 Summer Camps Across Nova Scotia

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camp
Dartmouth
Ages 7-12; 1st child: $175, additional children: $155 – 5% early bird discount June 1st
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
July 4-8 Celebrate Canada!
July 11-15 Haunted Sculptures
Theatre Camps
July 18-22 A Haunted Theatre Camp
July 25-29 The Wizard of Oz
For more details, see website above.

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax
Register before April 30th & receive $25 off any camp.
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids and youth from 6-14 years old. Choose from Video Game Design, Claymation/Animation, Photo Expressions and more!
$246-334 per week – see website above for more details

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Ages 7-12 OR 13-17 $250 per week
9am-4pm weekly throughout the summer starting July 4th
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more.
Advanced Summer Camp for 12 and up: Aug 29-Sept 2; $325
For full schedule see website link above.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
camps@discoverycentre.ns.ca OR 902-492-4422 ext.221
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: When I Grow Up, Paint With Music, Eco-City (2021)!

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
5 day Science Camps and Engineering Camps = $175
5 day Computer Science Camps, SuperSKILLS, Movie Making Camp  = $185
4 day Science Camps and Engineering camps = $150
4 day Computer Science Camps = $165
2 day Overnight CATALYST Program = $185
For more information and to register, go to:
http://supnova.squarespace.com/faq/camp/2011-camp-schedule.html

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 11th – July 15th – Rockin’ Rockets
July 18th – July 22nd – Moving with Science
July 25th – July 29th – 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
Halifax
Register today for a 5-day ($630) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
5-day expedition: July 5th – 9th
7-day expedition: July 12 – 18th
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!

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
Music & Gospel Arts Camp
Aug 6-13
Early Bird Fee (Before May 31, 2010): $200/person
Late Registration (After May 31, 2010): $220/person

See application HERE.

TRURO

Marigold Cultural Centre
Truro
Usually offers a Musical Theatre Camp for ages 9-14, Theatre Camp for 13-17, a Violin/cello camp for ages 6+, and an Arts Camp for ages 6-10 & 11-15.
Keep watching the website link above for this year’s details.

UPPER TANTALLON

St. Luke’s Vacation Bible School
Upper Tantallon
Usually has a July week-long camp 9am – noon for ages 4-12
Email ajmaclean@eastlink.ca for this year’s information

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

 

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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Birdwatching, Dartmouth, Jan 23 & Birdwatching Resources

The Young Naturalist’s Club of Nova Scotia invites everyone to join them on a Bird Watching Walk at Sullivan’s Pond, Crichton Street, Dartmouth, on Sunday 23 January at 1pm.  The volunteer leader is Professor Patrick Kelly, an active member of the Nova Scotia Bird Society.

Please email Laura at yncns@yahoo.ca to notify her that you plan to attend the field trip. If it is pouring rain on Sunday, plans may change.

It would be extremely helpful to have BINOCULARS.  Bringing a snack is a good idea. Please dress very warmly.  Here are some toasty tips that the Young Naturalists learned at a Winter Survival presentation by the Department of Natural Resources:

* Ideally, the layer of clothing next to your skin should not be cotton because cotton holds moisture, which makes you cold. Good alternatives are sports tops, fleece or long underwear (often made of polypropolyene, silk, or wool).
* Socks made a huge difference!  Try not to wear cotton socks.  Wear wool socks or synthetic socks that stay warm even when they’re wet.

If you would like to learn more about bird songs, here are two sites
recommended by the Audubon Society:

Guide to North American Bird Songs and Sounds to help you identify bird
songs from simple to complex, with audio recordings.
<http://sirismm.si.edu/testperl/nasongkey.pl>
http://sirismm.si.edu/testperl/nasongkey.pl
<http://sirismm.si.edu/testperl/nasongkey.pl>

BirdSong Mnemonics: Ways to remember bird songs
<http://birding.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=birding&zu=
http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1000plus.com%2FBirdSong%2Fbirdsngb.html>
http://birding.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=birding&zu=h
ttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.1000plus.com%2FBirdSong%2Fbirdsngb.html
<http://birding.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=birding&zu=
http%3A%2F%2Fwww.1000plus.com%2FBirdSong%2Fbirdsngb.html>

Thanks, Laura, for the links!  I would like to add Dendroica: An Aid to Identifying North American Birds

Love, Luck &
Laughter,