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Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

canada's parks day

Canada’s Parks Day Celebrations in Nova Scotia!

This Saturday, July 16th is Canada’s Parks Day! It takes place on the 3rd Saturday of July each year.

Nova Scotia Provincial parks and historical sites as well as Parks Canada sites are participating. You will likely find fun and educational family activities at a park or museum near you. Some activities include:

Colchester County

Aboriginal Traditional and Ecological Knowledge with Gerald Gloade
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Introduction to Geocaching
Macelmons Pond Provincial Park
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Kings County

Wildflower Walk and Forest Fighting with Smokey Bear
Blomidon Provincial Park
1:30pm

Yarmouth County

Scavenger Hunt & BBQ
Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park
11:45am to 1:00pm

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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2014 Nova Scotia Summer Camps & Activities

Nova Scotia summer campsPhoto by Ashley Harding

2014 Nova Scotia Summer Camps & Activities

MAHONE BAY

Youth Theatre Camp
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Ages 10-15, August 11-15, 2014
Learn theatre skills including voice, movement, character development and auditioning skills; theatre games, team building activities and rehearsals for the final production.
Visit the Facebook link above or call 902-624-0024 for more information

HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH AREA

Alderney Landing Art & Theatre Camps
Dartmouth
Ages 6-12; $185
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Art Camps
July 7-11: Twisted Tea Party
July 21-25: Robots vs Sea Monsters
Theatre Camps
TBA
Visit www.onelighttheatre.com or call 461-8401

Artech Summer Camps
Shambhala School, 5450 Russell Street, Halifax AND in South Shore at Lahavre Fire Hall, 50 School Road, Lahavre
State-of-the-Art fun and high-Tech creativity. For kids age 6 to teens.
Choose from Video Game Design, Claymation/Animation, Anime, Robotics, Movie Production and more!
$269-337 per week – June 30 – August 15 – see website above for more details

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Art Classes for ages 12 and up
1-4pm, July 14 through Aug 15
Choose from: Seaside Scavenged Sculptures, Making Many Multiples, The Art of Accessorizing, and Rockin’ the Imagine and Altered Books
Art Classes for Ages 5-12
Ages 5-7: 9-noon Ages 8-12: 1-4pm
June 30 through Aug 22
Choose from: Beneath the Layers, A World of their Own, The Tangled Garden, Clay Animal Extravaganza, Create With Clay, and more!

Athletics & Recreation Camps at Dalhousie University
All summer long for all ages
Choose from Active Kids, Badminton, Climbing Camps, Lacrosse, Lifeguard, Leadership, Fencing, Shakespeare by the Sea, and more!
Click the link above for more info.

Atlantic Cirque – School of Circus Arts
Halifax
Summer Camps – for ages 7-12 & 13-17
Mon-Fri 9am-4pm $275
June 30 through August 29
Trampoline, juggling, stilts, human pyramids, trapeze, and more!
Classes and Workshops also available. See link above for details.

Discovery Centre
Halifax
To register contact: Erica at 902-492-4422 x 221 or ehamm@discoverycentre.ns.ca.
6-12 year olds; 9am-4:30pm; $200/week; $190 for multiple weeks/children; MEMBERS: $190/week; $180 for multiple weeks/children
Eight weeks of Summer Science Camps to choose from June 30 through Aug 29

French Language Camps
July 4-9 – FrancoForum – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
July 13-19 – Nautical Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 13-19 – Sea Kayak Adventure Camp, Magdalen Islands
July 7-11 – Camp Chocolat I – Kaye Street United Church, Hydrostone, Halifax
July 14-18 – Camp Chocolat II – Kaye Street United Church
July 14-18 – Camp du Soleil I – Dartmouth Sportsplex
July 21-25 – Camp du Soleil II – Dartmouth Sportsplex
August 4-8, 2013 – Camp Fran-tastique, Barton, Digby County
August 18-23, 2013 – Camp Kadimah, Barss Corner, Lunenburg County

Mad Science Summer Camp
Halifax/Dartmouth
General Hours (9am-3:30pm): $195/week, Extended Hours (8:30am-4:30pm): $35/week or $10/day extra, Half Days (9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm): $115/week, Half Day Extended Hours: (8:30am-12pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm): $15/week or $5/day extra
July 7-11 – Flight Academy (Shambhala School at 5450 Russell St, Halifax)
July 14-18 – Crazy Chemists (Shambhala School)
July 21-25 – Secret Agent Lab (Shambhala School)
August 11-15 – Flight Academy (Bridgeway Academy at 3 Valleyford Ave, Dartmouth)
August 18-22 – Crazy Chemists (Bridgeway Academy at 3 Valleyford Ave, Dartmouth)
Please send your registration form and cheque (made payable to Mad Science) to 3537 Leaman Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3Z6.

The Nova Scotia Sea School
Halifax
Register today for a 5-day ($675) or 7-day ($875) sailing expedition – AGES 14-18
5 Day Adventure at Sea-Lunenburg: July 7-11
7 Day Coastal Adventure: Choose from: July 20th to July 26th, August 11th to August 17th, or August 21st to August 27th
No sailing experience is necessary

NSCAD Summer Art Camps
Various Art camps available throughout the summer for various ages, 5 through 18.
For more info, click the link above.

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University
Camps for Grades 1-12
Cost from: $165-215 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or supernova@dal.ca

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Camp New Dawn – for Kids with Special Needs
Brigadoon on Aylesford Lake
June 29-July 4: Camp See-Ya (blind and visually impaired)
June 29-July 4: Camp Carpe Diem (epilepsy)
July 6-11: Camp Braveheart (cardiac)
July 6-11: Camp Lots-a-Wata (nephrology)
July 13-18: Camp JoinTogether (arthritis)
July 20-25: Camp Kedoopse (bereavement)
July 27-Aug 1: Camp Treasure Chest (asthma)
Aug 3-7: Camp Trailblazers (craniofacial/facial differences)
Aug 10-15: Camp Guts & Glory (Chron’s and Colitis)
Aug 17-22: Camp Goodtime (oncology)
Aug 24-29: Camp Silly Yak (celiac)
Canoeing, swimming, arts & crafts, outdoor education
Contact Sally Banks: 902-422-3387, info@brigadoonvillage.org

FOREST GLEN

Forest Glen Bible Camp
July 9-12 Family Camp 1 – All Ages, cost varies by age
July 14-19 Teen Camp – Ages 13-18 $175
July 21-26 Junior Camp – Ages 8-12 $175
July 30-Aug 2 Family Camp 2 – All Ages, cost varies by age

KINGS COUNTY

Learn 2 Camp
Blomidon Provincial Park, Kings County
July 5 & 6 (Registration Deadline: June 23rd at noon)
$60 for up to four individuals, $10 for each additional child/adult,
maximum of 6 per campsite
A fun and informative camping experience for 16 families!
Call 902-662-3030 or see link above to register

LOWER SACKVILLE

Sackawa Canoe Club
Sackawa offers weekly camps, Mon-Fri, $150 for 1 week or $275 for 2 weeks.
Introduces the sport of canoe/kayak racing . Water activities such as an introduction to kayaking/canoeing and swimming, and learn teamwork in the war canoe. Dryland activities include soccer, volleyball, and various co-operative games.
Contact registrar@sackawa.ca for more information.

POINTE-DE-L’EGLISE

French Immersion Camp at Universite Saint Anne
1 week camp for ages 14-18, August 11-16
$460 tuition – includes room, meals, sports, socio-cultural activities

SAMBRO HEAD

Bayside Camp
Camps run all summer long, and are available for various ages, from
Grades 1 through 12
See the above link for more info.

THORBURN

Salvation Army Scotian Glen Camp
For ages 7-12
Holiday Camp A: June 30-July 4
Holiday Camp B: July 7-11
Holiday Camp C: July 14-18
Holiday Camp D: July 21-25
Moms & Tots Camp (Ages 1-6): July 28-31
Music & Gospel Arts Camp: Aug 2-9
Late Registration (After June 1, 2013): $230/person

TRURO

SuperNOVA Camps at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus, Truro
Camps for Grades 1-12
Cost from: $165-215 per week, 9am-4pm
Choose from: Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Oceans Combo, I.T.S. for Girls, and more
Contact: 902.494.6220 or supernova@dal.ca

***Do you know of any other Nova Scotia summer camps or activities on the mainland? Let me know and I’ll post them here***