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Nova Scotia March Break Camps 2017

nova scotia march break camps 2017

Nova Scotia March Break Camps 2017

What’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 13-17th?

ART

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Halifax
March Break Art Classes
March 13-17. Non-members $130/week for half-days; $260/week for full-day classes (+HST). Family Memberships receive a 10% discount. Pre-registration required: 902-424-5280
For ages 5 to 12.

Creative Kids Education Centre March Break Artastic Camps
Hammonds Plains
8:45am-3:45pm. Themed portion of camps is 9am-noon. Optional childcare from 7am until 6pm at no extra charge. Full week $150; Half day $100; Single day $32
March 13-17.
Choose from:
Digital Puppeteering, Jungle Fever for Young Campers, and Pokemon/Minecraft themes.

Ross Creek March Break Art Camps
Canning
For ages 5-16. Camps run March 13-17 from 9am-5pm and are $65 per day or $295 for all 5 days of fun. Lunch and snacks provided at no extra cost. Bus service is an additional $15 per day or $60 per week.

CODING

Artech Studios MARCH BREAK CAMPS!
Halifax – Shambhala School AND Maritime Muslim Academy
March 13-17, 9am-4pm. $349 + HST
Dig, Mine, Build & Battle for Ages 7-12
Game On! Take it to the next level for Ages 11-14
Mario Minecraft Remix for Ages 8-14

Artech Camps are all about getting creative with technology! All programs tap into campers’ creativity and incorporate the use of new media. It’s this blend of creativity and technology that makes Artech Camps so unique.

MISCELLANEOUS

March Break at the Ross Farm Museum
New Ross
March 11-19
Each day of March Break will have a theme relating to the farm. As always there will be lots of hands on activities for everyone to enjoy and crafts that everyone can participate in throughout the day. Hot chocolate will be served. Weather permitting, there will be sleigh rides.
Saturday 11th ~ Tasty Treats
Sunday 12th ~ Traditional Skills
Monday 13th ~ Spring Time on the Farm
Tuesday 14th ~ For the Birds
Wednesday 15th ~New Babies
Thursday 16th ~ Tasty Treats
Friday 17th ~ St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday 18th ~ Easter
For more information, contact Joan Lenihan at 1-902-689-2210 or
1-877-689-2210 or rossfarm@novascotia.ca

YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above

March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.

SCIENCE

Discovery Centre March Break Camps
Halifax March 13-17
Destination Discovery
From assembling robots, crafting a simple circuit, a spin on spin art and launching rockets. This March Break camp week is completed with interactive, educational activities and experiences that will inspire your child.
Ages 5-8 & 9-12. Registration: $230 non members; $215 members

Digital Discovery March Break Camp
Explore the ever-changing world of digital technology, from robotics, video game development, to drone technology. This industry led camp, in partnership with Digital Nova Scotia, aims to build the next generation of technology leaders!
Ages 9-14. Registration: $275 non members; $250 members

SPORTS & RECREATION

Dalhousie University Day Camps
Halifax
March 13-17 for kids and teens, ages 6-14
Climbing Camp
Ages 6-12. Members: $265; Non-members $295

Tigers Basketball Camp
Ages 8-15. Members: $265; Non-members $295

Mount Saint Vincent University March Break Camp
Bedford
March Madness For Primary through Grade 6
March 13-17, 8am-5:30pm
$37 per day or $155 per week per child

Soccer Nova Scotia Annual March Break Camp at SNSTC
Halifax
March 14-18, 9am-noon. Ages 9-12. $160
This year they will be running two camps, Soccer Nova Scotia Traditional Camp & Vancouver Whitecaps U11A Pre-Prospects Camp. The camps will be split between the week but will include two full days for each respective camp.

**Do you know of an activity that I have missed? Let me know and I will add it to the list of 2017 Nova Scotia March Break camps. Thanks!**

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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March Break Camps in Mainland Nova Scotia 2014

imageWhat’s going on for children and families during March Break on the mainland, March 8 – 16th?

ART

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
In-Gallery Activities

SKETCHING IN THE GALLERY
Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13
1:30am – 3:00pm
Drop-in and sketch in the gallery with drawing tips from a well-qualified artist. Drawing boards, pencils and paper will be supplied. Regular admission for non-members, free for members.

FAMILY SUNDAY presents POP GOES THE EASEL
Sunday, March 16, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Bring the whole family to this hands-on arts exploration! “Pop Goes the Easel!” gives a musical twist to the well-loved Family Sundays program. This session features a live, interactive performance by percussion trio, Terry O’Mahoney, Michael Baker, and D’Arcy Gray of Symphony Nova Scotia at 1:30pm.

Ross Creek March Break Art Camps
For ages 5-18. Camps run from 9am-5pm and are $65 per day or $295 for all 5 days of fun. Lunch and snacks provided at no extra cost. Bus service is an additional $15 per day or $60 per week.

CODING

Artech Studios MARCH BREAK CAMPS!
Halifax – Shambhala School
Create animations & video games.
March Media Creations & Contraptions for Ages 6-10
March 10-14, 9am-4pm, $337 + HST
March Media for Ages 11-14
March 12-16, 9am-4pm, $337 + HST

South Shore – Petite Riviere School
Saturday, March 8th
March Media Creations for 8-12 year olds
9am-3pm, bring a lunch.

DRAMA

Dartmouth Players March Break Camp
Dartmouth
Dates: March 10-14
For ages 7+. This camp takes students through process of putting on a musical culminating in a full performance on stage.
Cost: $155.00

Th’YARC March Break Arts Camp
Yarmouth
Dates: March 10-14, 9am-4pm
From dance, art and theatre, March Break Arts Camp will explore and initiate the creative personalities of 15 participants, ages 9-16.
Cost: $95.00/ $75 members

MISCELLANEOUS

Creative Kids Education Centre March Break Art Camps
9am-3:45pm. Themed portion of camps is 9am-noon. Optional childcare from 7am until 6pm at no extra charge.
Young Campers for 6 years and under
March 10-14
Choose from:
The Cat in the Hat knows a lot about Science, The Minecraft Quest Challenge, Rainbow Craft Week, or Magic School Bus themes.

YMCA Day Camps
All Across Nova Scotia – contact the YMCA near you, or click on the link above

March Break Activities at Your Local Library
See your local library branch for what’s happening in your area or click on the link above.

MUSIC

Rebel Girl Rock Camp
Khyber Centre for Arts, Halifax
Monday March 10 to Friday March 14th, 9am and 5pm.
For LGBTQ ages 10-17

SCIENCE

Discovery Centre March Break Camps
**March Break Camps are currently. To be put on the waiting list, please contact Erica Hamm at: ehamm@discoverycentre.ns.ca or 492.4422 ext 221.
March 10th – 14th

Bust A Myth!
Registration Cost: $175 non members; $160 members

Digital Discovery March Break Camp
Perfect for budding tech enthusiasts, coders and video game addicts.
Ages 10-15
Registration: $350 per participant.
Camper Drop Off: 8am–9am; Pick Up: 4pm–5pm

SPORTS & RECREATION

Dalhousie University Day Camps
March 10-14 for kids and teens, ages 5-15
Choose from:
Climb 1-4 Camps
Dal Tigers Basketball Camp
Book by contacting the Dalplex Customer Service Centre at 494-3372, download a copy of the registration form or register online.

Mount Saint Vincent University March Break Camp
Up, Up & Away! For Primary through Grade 6
March 10-14, 8am-5:30pm
$155 per week per child
Enjoy a week of flying fun! Make Super Stealth Planes! Awesome Aerodynamics and Big Blue Bonanza are sure to be exciting. Parachute through the sky during the Rainbow Relay!

**Do you know of an activity that I have missed?  Let me know and I will add it to the list. Thanks!**

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Halifax – Trash to Treasures Contest for Ages 10-18

Trash-to-treasures-logoSMALLCalling all Trashionistas and Salvage Hunters to enter the Trash to Treasures Contest! Children in the Halifax Regional Municipality can participate.

$100, $50 and $25 gift cards are up for grabs for ages 10-13 and ages 14-18.

Entry forms and submission guidelines  

For more information, contact teen@halifax.ca

Spread the word with a Trash to Treasures Poster

For inspiration, see the previous Trash to Treasures Contest Winners in the Creative Warehouse

Go to the Trash to Treasures page for more information and to check out the Workshops being held in February and March.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,  

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Word on the Street Festival – Sept 20th and 23rd

The Word on the Street Festival – National Book & Magazine Festival
Happening across Canada in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, AND Halifax!
Sunday, September 23rd
In Halifax, events run 11am-5pm
The Halifax waterfront will be transformed into a literary theme park! Click on the website link above for more info.

AND FREE Workshops Thursday, SEPT. 20th!
Where:  Heritage Hall, Pier 21 Immigration Museum
When:  6:30 – 9:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. Email to register thursdayword@gmail.com

6:30 – 8:00  pm TELL YOUR STORY WORKSHOP
This workshop will provide you with writing exercises that will help you put pen to paper. Family stories that have never been written down, remembrances of your child hood. Break into small groups where facilitators will lead writing exercises in memoir style or creative non-fiction writing.  Everyone has a story to tell, get yours started.  Space for 75 participants.  Instructors:  Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Julie Vandervoort and Don Aker

8:00 – 9:00 pm DRUM!POWER
This exciting workshop was created out of the award-winning Nova Scotian musical spectacular, DRUM!  Based on the concept that every culture has its own distinct rhythm, but when brought together creates a harmonic, unifying experience. 

Led by four artists each representing one of the principles founding cultures of Nova Scotia – black, aboriginal, celtic, and Acadian – every participant becomes involved – sharing the stories and artistry of the facilitators, learning about the history of their cultures and rhythmic expressions – while discovering their own creative abilities in a delightfully engaging way. An uplifting and unifying event that demonstrates:  “we can remain who we are and still share a song, a stage, a country, a world.”  You will be playing instruments by the end of this session.  There is no charge for this session and we can take up to 150 participants. Email to register thursdayword@gmail.com with drum in the subject line.

 

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June 15: Board Games Fun at Alderney Gate Library, Halifax

Homeschool Board Games Fun at the Alderney Gate Library, Halifax on Friday, June 15th from 2-4pm.  Come and play, chat, giggle and generally have fun. Bring a favourite board game, try one from the library’s stash or make one up when you get there!  All ages and stages welcome. Baby toys available too.

This will be the last one before a summer break…so let’s make it a winner!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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February NSHEA Events – Feb 11 and 22

Parents Show and Tell at the Tantallon Library

Saturday, February 11th, 2012
10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Tantallon Library

NSHEA will be hosting a Parents Show and Tell at the Tantallon Library. This month’s chat will be about scheduling and organizing the homeschool.   Please bring along any resources to share or ideas to discuss.

Games and Lego will be available to amuse children who attend. If your child has a favourite game/activity, please feel free to bring it along!

 

Library Learning at Keshen Goodman: Animals
Wednesday February 22, 2012
10 – 11:30 am
Keshen Goodman Library, Halifax

Aardvarks to Zebras. All ages welcome.

Learn about Animals at the Keshen Goodman Library. Library Staff will lead a learning session which will be followed by a craft and general mingling time. There’s a Treat’s coffee shop if you’d like to grab a hot cup before attending!

The library opens at 10 am, and the program takes place in the program room on the left as you enter.

 

For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit the NSHEA website.

 

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Jan 12th – Homeschool Learning Time at Spring Garden Rd. Library

Home-School Learning Time
For all ages
Thursday, January 12, 1:30-2:30pm

Spring Garden Road Public Library, 5381 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Families are welcome to join in for activities, stories and resource sharing. Presented in partnership with the Nova Scotia Home Education Association (NSHEA).

Chickadee-dee-dee! All about birds

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NSHEA Mom’s Night Out – Halifax Oct. 20th

NSHEA (Nova Scotia Home Educators Association) MOM’S NIGHT OUT

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20, 2011 @ 7:30
As homeschooling Moms who spend all day nurturing our children, we sometimes forget  we need to be nurtured, too.

Come on out to Starbucks in the Bayer’s Lake Chapters at 7:30 on October 20th. Spend some adult time together to share and laugh and discuss anything from homeschooling to who knows what…

Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP to chair1@nshea.ca so they know who to look out for at this popular spot.

Enjoy – I’ll be with you in spirit!  I used to attend a monthly “Chapter’s Chat” when I lived in the city – it is so nice to get together with other homeschooling mothers to chat!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Concerts Aug 29 & 30

There are at least two home educated musicians in this year’s Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra!  Here

Monday August 29, 2011 at 7 pm
Denton Hall, Acadia University, Wolfville
Under the baton of Music Director Dinuk Wijeratne. Featured on the program is Berlioz’s Harold in Italy featuring soloist Rory McLeod, (Viola), Sibelius’s Finlandia Overture, Mozart’s Haffner Symphony No. 30.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7pm
St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street (next to the Lt. Governor’s residence), Halifax

Admission is $10 for students, $15 for seniors and $20 for adults, at the door. For more information, please call 423-5984 or visit the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra online.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Hop on a Double-Decker Pink Bus This Weekend in Halifax!

Ambassatours Gray Line fundraiser: hop on and off a pink double decker bus and support Breast Cancer awareness.

Date: May 7th and May 8th, 2011
Where: Pier 21, Halifax Seaport
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Fee: Donation

Ambassatours Gray Line is pleased to announce the arrival of BIG PINK SIGHTSEEING in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
Hop on a double decker bus, painted pink to support a great cause! BIG PINK SIGHTSEEING is proud to raise funds and awareness to help the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation achieve their vision of a future free from the fear of breast cancer, and with your help, we can!
Guests on board the `Hop On / Hop Off’ BIG PINK SIGHTSEEING tour are entertained by amazing local tour guides along the way. Explore Halifax at your leisure, by hopping on and off at any of the designated stops on route.
In cooperation with the Halifax Seaport, Ambassatours Gray Line will besponsoring a community fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and to assist a local family with a Multiple Sclerosis cause on the weekend of May 7, 8, 2011. The staff of the Big Pink Buses will be offering guided tours of Halifax for the public on both days. Recommended donations of $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family will go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the local MultipleSclerosis cause. If you are either battling breast cancer or are a survivor,you will travel free for the weekend.