Summer Camps in the Annapolis Valley

Summer Camp 2019

Art Camps

Acadia University Art Gallery Art camps – TBA

Art in the Garden Summer Camp, Wolfville – July 8-12 and August 5-9,
9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on the Acadia Campus, Wolfville. Ages 7-12.

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts Experience an amazing program of camps for children and teens, and academies for young artists. Our flagship arts camps, both in summer and at March Break, offer a unique way to experience the arts. All programs are taught by professional working artists who are  skilled educators and who love to work with kids. Combine that with cool counselors who are here to give you so much fun and you have a recipe for a great day or week at the Creek! SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with overnight cabins, a full recreation schedule, campfire and of course a core of incredible arts programming.
The summer teen programs for Academies are masterclasses for young artists to develop their own artistry  and to learn to collaborate with other artists across the disciplines in a unique and exciting program. 

Colleen Gerrits Summer Art Camps

I will be having 2 summer camps again this year!  Those aged 10 and up are more than welcome to join both camps if you  are up for it!
 
Half Day Art Camp for Ages 5 and up with Colleen Gerrits
1)  On Monday, July 29 – Wednesday, July 31, I will be having Art Camp here at my place in Greenwich for ages 5 and up!  You can choose which time slot you prefer.  The first option is  from 9am-12pm and the second group will be from 1-4.  The fee is $97 and will include all 3 half days, art supplies, a snack each day, and a whole lot of fun!.  Please spread the word and let me know asap if you would like to reserve a spot for your child by emailing me at cmgerrits@hotmail.com.  Space is limited and last year filled up quickly.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email or call me at #902-542-9883.  
 
Full Day Art Camp for Ages 10 and up with Colleen Gerrits

2)  On Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7,  I will also be holding a special 2 Day Art Camp for older students.  This camp is designed only for kids aged 10 and up.  From 9:00am-3:00pm  we will spend the days creating art together at my place in Greenwich.  $127 includes all art supplies, a morning and afternoon snack, and a whole lot of fun as well!  Please provide your own lunch .   Spread the word and let me know asap if you would like to reserve a spot for your child by emailing me at cmgerrits@hotmail.com.  Space is limited.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email or call me at #902-542-9883.

 



Athletic Camps

Acadia Athletics Camps – Basketball, hockey, volleyball and hockey camps available for all ages! Welcome to Acadia Sport Camps – where youth have the opportunity to grow through their sporting experiences at Acadia. Plus, weekly adventure camps.  

Cadance Academy  New Minas, Dance camps will include instruction in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Hip Hop, Zumba (Latin and international dance), creative movement, and yoga in addition to crafts, Friday dance show, plenty of outdoor activities including a pool to cool off in and when ripe, berries right off the branch. Available for ages 4+. 
NEW: “Repertoire and Choreography”  For ages 11+ and those dancers with previous ballet training wanting to sharpen their performance skills. Dance styles will include ballet (including pointe/pre-pointe for females), jazz, contemporary and Acro.
For more information or to register:  info@cadanceacademy.ca or 902-679-3616.
 
Kayak Camp – Ages 8-13.  For more information please contact Megan Wright at
mwright@countyofkings.ca OR (902)690-6153. Being held 2 different weeks. 

Pisiquid Canoe Camp – Full summer programs, 2-week Canoe Kids program and a Kiddie Camp for U8 available in Windsor. 

Rugby Camps – Rookie Rugby will be running Tuesday Nights from 6:00-7:00 in Port Williams at Benedict Field, Collins Road in Port Williams! Ages 5-13. Email valleybulldogsrfc@gmail.com for more information. 

Soccer Camp, New Minas – TBA

Sole Expressions Dance Camp, Greenwood – We will be having technique classes throughout the summer again this year! Classes will take place every Monday this summer starting Tuesday, July 2nd and ending Monday, September 2nd. Times/Classes are below: Beginner/Int Technique 3:00-5:00pm; Advanced Technique 5:00-7:00pm; Please message or email; melaniehudson1010@live.ca for more information or to be placed in the correct class. 

Baby/Petite Camp
Age 3-6 years
July 8th-12th
$125.00

Junior Camp
Age 7-11 years
July 15th-19th
$150.00

Senior Camp
Age 12+ years
July 22nd-26th
$150.00

Each dance camp will focus on jazz and contemporary styles, flexibility, and technique. Throughout the week, the dancers will learn two short dances that they are able to perform for parents at the end of the camp. We will be taking time to play games, have snacks/lunch, and water breaks.
Please be sure that your child brings their own drinks and food for each day! As well as dress appropriately as the studio gets very warm in the summer.

Contact: melaniehudson1010@live.ca or message Sole Expressions Dance Company on Facebook.

Tennis Camp in Kentville – for ages 5-12. Tennis camps are week long programs running each week from July 2nd – August 23rd. Tennis skill development and fun on the courts are the main building block of this camp, but campers also get to enjoy daily swims at the pool, and have regular outings to explore activities and parks in Kentville. From soccer, baseball to scootering to the skatepark and cooling off at the splashpad, tennis camp offers great fun on and off the courts.

 

Church Camps

Aylesford Baptist Church – VTBA

Berwick Baptist Church –  TBA

Centreville Bapist – TBA

Kentville Baptist – SonQuest Rain Forest DVBS at Kentville Baptist Church (503 Main St.) – July 8-12, at 9 am daily.  Songs, snacks, games, stories, crafts, activities and more.  Kids ages Primary – grade 6.  Free registration (call 902-678-3162), www.KentvilleBaptist.org, all welcome.

Kentville St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – TBA

Middleton Baptist – TBA

New Minas Baptist – TBA

Port Williams United Baptist – Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive! Come to the Port Williams United Baptist Church from August 5 to 9 where we learn how we can be anchored in the truth that Jesus carries us through life’s storms. Come to the Church each day from 9 to 11:45 for a free morning of games, crafts, music stories and snacks This daily vacation Bible school is open to children aged 4 to the end of grade 5. For more information, or to pre-register phone 542-3495 or email lauracd@ns.sympatico.ca  

Kingston United Baptist Church – TBA

Wilmot – TBA

Windsor Baptist – TBA

 

Kingswood Camp is located on Lake George, is an Evangelical Christian Camp. Camp provides an atmosphere where campers encounter Jesus Christ and grow as His disciples through wholesome relationships with dedicated Christian leaders, in an inviting outdoor setting, while participating in safe programs and activities relevant to their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual development. They have a variety of camps throughout the summer for campers ages 5+. There are also leadership camps and camps for youth with disabilities.

Sherbrooke Lake Camp – Sherbrooke Lake Camp is a fun, residential United Church summer camp for campers age 6-16.  During a week at camp, campers experience canoeing, swimming, crafts, nature activities, games, music, hiking, campouts, campfires, vespers and so much more! Do not be alarmed if you come home with a huge smile, a full belly of great food, singing crazy songs, and full of memories and stories. We offer 7 weeks of 5-day residential camps throughout July and August, as well as a two-night Family Camp and a three night Adventure Camp for teens.

Truth for Youth Bible Camp, Lower Blomidon – Junior Camp ages 7-10; Middle School Camp ages 11-13; Family Day

 

Day Camps

Berwick Recreation offers eight weeks of Summer Day Camp beginning July of each summer.  Camp is for children ages 5 to 11. Cost is very reasonable and programs engage the children in many physical and cultural activities including trips to the beach, museum or local place of interest. This is a great opportunity to keep children active throughout the summer, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun at the same time.  Email daycamp@berwick.ca or phone 902-538-8068 for further information or to register. Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) – 12 year(s); Dates July-August (8 weeks total) 

Canning Recreation Summer Activity Camp – TBA

Cotton Tale Cafe – TBA

Greenwood – TBA

Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre – TBA

Hantsport Recreation – A summer full of themed weeks of camp. Contact hmccrecreation@gmail.com or call 902-684-3461 for more information.

Kentville Recreation Ages 5-12.

amps will have use of our parks and trails, the pool and our new splash pad, and will take outings to surrounding communities. All summer programs offered by the town will focus on getting active, connecting with nature, giving back to our community, and gaining skills needed to create your own adventure. This year the day camps will be broken up into smaller groups with each group having a designated leader. Groups will be established based on age, interest and ability. At times all groups will come together for events or activities to support a multi-aged approach.

Timing: Day Camp runs 9am-4pm Monday- Friday. Pre and post-camp playground supervision is available from 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm. The cost for pre and/or post-camp play supervision is $5/day (for either 8-9am, 4-5pm, or both).

Kings County – Information on our 2019 Summer Day Camps!
Contact Megan for more information at mwright@countyofkings.ca or 902-690-6153. Aylesford, Meadowview, Coldbrook and Burlington. 8:30-4:30.  

New Minas Recreation – TFor ages 4-13. $100 a week or $25 a day. Registration is now open. 

Port Williams – TBA

West Hants Recreation Camps -TBA

Windsor Recreation – TBA

Wolfville Recreation – Offering camps in partnership with Acadia Univeristy. Art and drama camp, run-jump & throw, adventures on bikes, adventure: geocache and time travel, multisport field sports or multisport – court & racquet sports, dance and creative movement, leadership,
water warriors, survivor camp and cooperative games. 

Woodville Recreation – Day Camp fee is $25 for the week. The online registration will be up in late May. Day Camp at the Community Centre from July 29 to August 2

 

Music Camps

Acadia Summer Music Academy Join us at Acadia University for a musical experience that hits all the right notes. This July 1-7, we welcome young musicians to experience our Summer Music Academy. Our Concert Band Camp is designed for students ages 10-18, with experience ranging from beginner to advanced. Each student will play at the right level for their musical development. Students are welcome to attend a day camp (with an optional meal plan), or enjoy a week living in an Acadia residence. For more information, please visit summermusic.acadiau.ca

Country Music Camp – Windsor. Back by popular demand. Moe’s Music School presents Country Music Camp. Learn your favourite country songs and be a part of a band. Each group will participate in song writing and live performances. Come meet new friends and discover your passion for country music. Limited to 10 students.

Rock Camp – Windsor. So you want to be a rock star? This is a good place to start. Hosted by local musician and two time East Coast Music Award winner Jake Smith. These fun filled music camps cover everything from songwriting, performing, recording, musical instrument care and marketing/advertising your latest music project. Each camp will end with a live concert. We also have some very cool guests coming in to do workshops.

 

Junior Choir Camp and Youth Choir Camp, Berwick – For 2 weeks every summer, voices raised together in song float among the hemlocks of the Berwick United Church Campground.

Our camps are open to all, from those just starting to find their voice to experienced singers – there is a place for everyone in this friendly, family-like atmosphere. It feels a little bit like coming home and both singers and staff return to Berwick year after year after year. We have three camps to choose from, for all ages!

 

Specialty Camps

Autism Summer CampCamp Spectrum, our Summer Day Camp for Children & Youth with Autism, is a recreation program for children and youth on the Autism Spectrum between the ages of 3 and 25.  Each camper receives 1 to 1 support from counselors with autism-related experience and training and activities are designed specifically with each individual participant’s needs and interests in mind. On the surface our camp looks like any other — we will go swimming, boating, do arts & crafts — but we will also make adapations to accommodate the special sensory and behevioural needs of all our campers.  

Build Camp for Girls – BUILD is a week long sleep away camp for girls 11 to 14. We will dive into the world of Computer Science by exploring the basics of software development while building interactive artwork and literature, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration we will also journey through use of hardware, refine our ideation skills and turn our ideas into software. Campers will also connect with Computer Scientists in our community who are changing the world one algorithm at a time. The camp is capped at 20 girls aged 11 to 14.

Cake Decorating Camp – Wolfville Baptist Church. August 27th, 29th  August 27th 9:00-12:00 grades P-3; August 29th 9:00-12:00 grades 4-6; Cake decorating basics. Learn to decorate like a “Cake Boss!”

Camp Brigadoon, Aylesford Lake – Brigadoon Village passionately transforms the lives of Atlantic Canadian children and youth living with health conditions and other life challenges to help them reach their full potential through experiential learning, meaningful connections, and exceptional fun. A series of camps all summer for a variety of health concerns. 

Camp Canada is an exciting cross-cultural boarding opportunity for children aged 8-14 years, hosted at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia from July 16th-30th, 2018. Students from Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Dominican Republic, Korea, Switzerland, Germany and France gather on the campus for two weeks of experiential  learning. Students also participate  in camping trips, Halifax cultural visits, Art, Music, Sports and other varied activities focused on building self-confidence and interpersonal friendships. Professional and experienced  Independent School teachers and selected councilors have run the camp for 5 years to great response. If your child would like to learn independence, have fun, meet students from around the world, and enjoy making lasting memories, please have a look at the website (www.gocampcanada.ca) and send an email to info@gocampcanada.ca  with any questions. 

Cooking Camp – Wolfville Baptist Church. July 29-31st.Italian cooking theme (pizza, lasagna, spaghetti);  learn to budget, shop and cook homemade yummy meals. 9:00am-12:30pm. Students grades p-5

Creative Critters Camps – Booker School, Port Williams – August 19-30. Our Creative Critters Camps are back. This year we have a focus on transdisciplinary learning, exploring Water in week 1 and Plants in week 2 through the arts, science, drama, and more. Discounts available for siblings or for booking both weeks. Contact admin@bookerschool.com for more information.

Debate Camp – Windsor, Debate Camp is a place to learn, and we believe one of the best ways to develop new skills is through practice and effective feedback.  At camp, debaters are on their feet, raising points, countering and developing new abilities in an active way.  We are more about this active form of learning and less about lecture-style teaching. This camp will be held at the Kings Edgehill Campus, Windsor. 

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp – Kentville. CEED offers a five-day Juniorpreneur Camp designed for youth ages 8 through 14. Campers will develop new skills and hone existing ones as they learn what it takes to be an Entrepreneur! Over the week campers will engage in activities to build teamwork, innovation, critical-thinking, risk-taking and leadership abilities, as they work towards running their own business for a day and then pitching their businesses to local Entrepreneurs! July 8 to 12, 2019 – Kentville

Math and Science Camp – Treasure Hunt 2019: A Junior Math and Computer Science Camp. A week of fun and enriching indoor and outdoor activities designed to develop a child’s curiosity and enjoyment of math and computer science.  A treasure hunt theme will include topics like data science, robotics, cryptography, geocaching and art & math. Who: Children entering grade 5 or 6

When: July 8 – 12, 2019 from 8:30 – 4:30pm each day
Where: Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Registration: $75 per child (plus admin fee). Some financial assistance available.
Online registration now open, and is limited to 20 participants.  Registration closes June 24.

Rowan’s Room, Middleton – We offer more than your typical camp! Open all summer Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, $250 per week, you can pick or chose your weeks or have your child stay the entire summer! We do offer extended hours (8 – 5) at our full rate ($65/day). Our camps our perfect for children ages 2 – 18, with any exceptionality such as ASD, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Down Syndrome, CP, or no diagnosis of any kind! We offer a 1:3 teacher to student ratio (1:1 is available for an extra fee), structured routine mixed with play-based fun for a day full of exploring. We offer art, music, science, and trips to local attractions such as libraries, playgrounds, parks, and more! Check out www.rowansroom.ca for program info or email info@rowansroom.ca

STEAM Camp – Get your kids ready for Summer with these Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM!) camps. Fill out the below form to get early access details about these camps offered by Refresh Annapolis Valley and our community partners. Math, biology, nutrition, wildlife and more more! 

Wild Spirits Forest and Nature School Camps – TBA

WISE Camps – WISE Acadia is dedicated to providing young girls with learning opportunities and mentoring initiatives in STEAM fields. Every August, girls entering grades 7 and 8 are invited to attend our overnight science camp hosted at Acadia University. Attendees will be given the opportunity to experience a variety of activities to engage them in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In addition, our science camps focus on the ways in which the integration of arts can enhance learning in STEAM education by encouraging students to think creativity and develop unique solutions to problems. Morning and afternoon education sessions focus on fun, hands-on learning activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Girls are also provided with a popular mentoring session given by female undergraduate students at Acadia, studying a broad spectrum of STEAM subjects. This overnight camp is open to all girls beginning Grades 7 and 8. Follow us on Facebook for news relating to the next available dates of the science camp!

Theatre Camps

American Musical Theatre Academy– Join us as we spend 14 days singing, dancing and acting in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, Canada. No matter what your level of musical theatre experience, from beginners to advanced, this is a chance to join in, have some fun, meet new people and learn some valuable skills from working professionals.

When: 21st July – 3rd August 2019; All Levels – Ages 7 up / Adult program also available

CentreStage Theatre, Kentville – This summer CentreStage will be hosting drama camps for youth! Participants will learn stage skills such as voice, movement, character development and technical aspects. Camp Fees: $150 per person per week. Each participant is responsible for bringing a lunch. CentreStage will provide all snacks. Camp Times: Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:00 (doors open at 8:30am), with a public performance at 2pm on Friday afternoon.

Edalene Theatre, Wolfville. We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting Camp Rock this summer!

A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical features a large ensemble cast with many featured roles. (www.mtishows.com)

Camp will be offered for students 10-18 and run for three weeks in August from Monday-Friday. During this camp the students will be trained in dance, music and theatre technique while rehearsing for a full scale musical production.

Auditions for camp will be in May for those looking for a singing or acting role. If you would like to come to camp just fill out a registration form.   Cost of the camp will be $350.00 with deposit paid by July 4th. $365.00 if paid on first day of camp, 380.00 if fees are paid late. Family rate for camp is $650.00 for two and $925.00 for three.  If you are interested in auditioning, please email kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  or go to www.edalenetheatre.ca for more details.

Middleton Performing Arts Camp – TBA

New Minas Baptist Church – TBA

Quick as a Wink – Windsor.

Camp 1: One-Week Theatre Camp (ages 8-12)  

  • Windsor United Church, 613 King St. Windsor 
  • July 15-19, 9 am-4 pm 
  • Performance at King’s-Edgehill School July 19 at 7 pm 
  • Early Registration Fee (before June 22) : $125.00 
  • Late Registration Fee (after June 22): $150.00 

Camp 2: One-Week Theatre Camp (ages 8-12)  

  • Windsor United Church, 613 King St. Windsor 
  • July 22-26, 9 am-4 pm 
  • Performance at King’s-Edgehill School July 26 at 7 pm 
  • Early Registration Fee (before June 22): $125.00 
  • Late Registration Fee (after June 22): $150.00 

Perfect for newcomers and experienced actors alike, Quick As A Wink’s Theatre Camps offer a fun and educational theatre experience for everyone! Through making crafts, playing games, and rehearsing for an exciting final performance, campers will learn all about the process behind putting on a show. The week of camp will build up to a final performance on July 12 at 7 pm (Camp 1) and July 19 at 7 pm (Camp 2) at King’s-Edgehill, which parents and friends are invited to attend! 

Camp 3: Two-Week Musical Theatre Camp (ages 12-17) 

  • Windsor United Church, 613 King St. Windsor 
  • July 29- August 2, August 5-9, 9 am- 4 pm 
  • Performance at King’s-Edgehill School August 9 at 7 pm 
  • Early Registration Fee (before June 22): $275.00 
  • Late Registration Fee (after June 22): $300.00 

In an exciting two weeks of music, singing, and fun, Quick As A Wink’s Musical Theatre Camp offers an extensive look at what goes into producing a piece of live theatre, while also offering participants an opportunity to improve their performance skills, meet new people, and gain experience in a theatre environment. No acting experience is required! The final performance will be held August 2 at 7 pm at King’s-Edgehill, which parents and friends are invited to attend! All camp registrants must audition for placement in the production. Auditions are part of an inclusive registration process and all camp registrants will be accepted into the camp. 

To register, visit us at www.qaaw.ca/2019-camps! Questions? Email us ainfo@quickasawinktheatre.ca 

Wolfville Baptist Performing Arts Camp – July 8-12th, performance July 14th 11:00am. 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Singing, dancing, acting, sets/costume design, games, swimming and lots of fun! Students grades p-6

 

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