Summer Camp 2017

Art Camps

Acadia University Art Gallery Art camps – Arts explorer camps and fibre arts camps. Small camp size! Maximum camp size of 10. Workshop taught by artist and educator Margarert Forsey. Taught on location in the Acadia University Art Gallery outreach studio and in the gallery! Call (902) 585-1373 to register

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. Ross Creek Centre for the Arts offers programs in music, theatre, visual arts, creative writing, dance, invention, film and choreography.

Summer Art Camp with Colleen Gerrits –  Tuesday, Aug. 22 – Thursday, August 24th  I will be having Art Camp in Greenwich for ages 5 and up!  You can choose which time slot you would prefer.  The first option is  from 9am-12 and the second group will be from 1-4.  The fee is $95 and will include all 3 half days, art supplies and a snack each day.  Register 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.  Feel free to check me out on Facebook.

 

Athletic Camps

Acadia Athletics Camps – Summer Sport & Adventure Camps
This year, the Town of Wolfville is once again partnering with Acadia University to deliver eight amazing weeks of Adventure Camps. These camps promise to be exciting and fun filled, tailored towards promoting active lifestyles and artistic creativity. Camp themes include: Art and Drama; Run, Jump & Throw; Adventures on Bikes;
Multisport Field Sports; Court and Racquet Sports; Adventure: Geocache and Time Travel; Dance and Creative Movement; Water Warriors; Leadership; Survivor Camp; and Cooperative Games.

Are sports more your thing? Then do not worry, Acadia is still offering all of their original sports camps, including basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and volleyball!

 
Cadance Academy Summer Dance Camps – A Week of Music, Movement, and Make Believe
Cadance Academy in New Minas offers dance camps between July 24 and August 11 for ages 4 and up.  A variety of dance styles will be taught:  Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro, Zumba, Creative Movement, and Yoga using a holistic approach for the artistic and creative child.  Also featured:  crafts for a growing mind, anatomy and dance history, plenty of outdoor activities, fresh fruit and veggies, and a Friday performance for family and friends.  For more information or to register:  info@cadanceacademy.ca or 902-679-3616.
 

CangaRoo Tennis Camps, – Full day and half day options. For ages 5-13, but must be 7+ to attend the full day camps.

Kentville – CANgaroo Tennis! 7th year with Town of Kentville, full and half day options. Multi-sports, theme days, prizes, Olympic Day events, amazing coaches. All summer long 4-12 years old. Also offering for the first time, Tennis Canada Development Lessons/ Leagues every weekday evening. Contact Town of Kentville to register or visit www.cangarootennis.ca

Berwick – CANgaroo Tennis! 4th year with Berwick, offering 3 times per week classes inside the day camps included in price of regular camp. Community members can join in for only $2. All summer long! Contact Town of Berwick to for more information and times or visit www.cangarootennis.ca

Woodville – CANgaroo Tennis! 4th year in Woodville, we are once again offering week long summer camps all summer long on a “Pay What You Can” format. You decide the value. All equipment provided. Contact Woodville Recreation or visit www.cangarootennis.ca for more information!

Port Williams – CANgaroo Tennis! – 1st year offering tennis camps and twice a week classes all summer long within the regular day camps.  Community members not in camp can join for $2. Contact Port Williams Recreation or visit www.cangarootennis.ca!

Kingston – CANgaroo Tennis! 6th year offering regular twice weekly lessons and a pre-teen/teen full day camp! Contact Village of Kingston Recreation or www.cangarootennis.ca

Kings County – CANgaroo Tennis! Kings County is offering a weekly traveling camp to Aylesford, Coldbrook, Aldershot & Burlington. Weekly tennis lessons are included in each camp. All equipment provided. Contact Kings County Recreation or www.cangarootennis.ca

Hockey Camp for West Hants – As in past the camp will serve to help prepare the kids for the upcoming tryouts/assessments through skills development, small area games, and conditioning.

Kayak CampWe are happy to announce we are able to bring back Kayak Camp this summer to Aylesford Lake. We are able to offer the program for two different weeks, each being three days in length. The program is for youth aged 8-13. Similar to previous years, we are providing transportation from the Municipal Office (87 Cornwallis Street) in Kentville to Aylesford Lake and back daily.

Rugby Camps – Rookie Rugby is a non-contact way to introduce rugby to kids- our main focus is fun! Practices are on Tuesdays beginning July 4 at Collins Road Field in Port Williams from 6:00-7:00p.m. The cost is $50.00/child- ages 5+. 

Triathlon Camp for Kids, Kentville – 8:30-10:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays for aged 7-11.

Windsor Multi Sport – Check out our new multi sport camps for kids ages 9-12. Campers will enjoy morning gym time, daily swims and afternoon sport tutorials with a different theme each week. The program is designed specifically for this age group with lots of variety. For more information call 902-792-1948. To register drop in to town hall at 100 King Street Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30. Get Involved! Stay Active! Have Fun!

 

Church Camps

Bridgetown & Paradise Baptist Churches –  ‘MAKER FUN FACTORY’ VBS Day Camp is taking place at Bridgetown Baptist Church from July 10-14! Children Grades Primary to Grade 6 are invited! (Preschoolers with a caregiver) Come 9:00am-12:00pm each day for Stories, Songs, Crafts, Games, Service Projects and Snacks! To register: online at https://goo.gl/NxsxtZ or phone church office (mornings) at 902-665-2506. Invite a friend!

Cambridge Baptist Church – July 24-28. At Sky VBS, faith and imagination soar as our kids discovered that everything is possible with God! Youth will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, experience Bible adventures, spin delicious snacks and crafts that they can take home and play with all summer long.

Kentville Baptist – SonWorld Adventure Park DVBS at Kentville Baptist Church (503 Main St.) -July 3-7, 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.

Kings Presbyterian Church 5563 Prospect Rd, New Minas. Imagine a world where curious kids become hands on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Kings Church presents the exciting Maker Fun Factory, Vacation Bible School. July 10-14th, for children ages 4-12. Each day from 9-12 . For more information, please call or email Heather Churchill at 902-670-8920/ heatherchurchill@icloud.com

Kingston Baptist Church is holding their annual Daily Vacation Bible School Monday July 10 through to Friday July 14, 9:30 AM to 12 noon daily. This year’s theme is “Hero Central”, led by the Dorey family. This event, open to children aged 5 and up, has fun games, crafts, songs, stories, videos and daily snacks. To register call Lynda (765-3055) or Charlene (765-0603).

Middleton Baptist – MAKER FUN FACTORY’ VBS Day Camp is taking place at Middleton Baptist Church from July 10-14! Children ages 3-11 are invited! Come 9:30am-12:00pm each day for Stories, Songs, Crafts, Games, Service Projects and Snacks! To register: please visit www.middletonbaptist.com or phone Holly Gosbee at 902-825-3537. Invite a friend!

Port Williams United Baptist – August 14-18. Come on a Cave Quest! Come to the Port Williams Baptist Church from August 14-18 where we will gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! We will ground kids in the solid rock foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. 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  

 

 

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. 

Truth for Youth Bible Camp, Lower Blomidon – Junior Camp ages 7-10; Middle School Camp ages11-13; Family Day

Day Camps

Canning Recreation Summer Activity CampMondayFriday, 9:00AM-4:00PM (early drop-off and late pick-up arrangements available upon request)
Glooscap Elementary School
Open to ages 5-12
Nature walks, water days, science experiments, and sports day themes all week!
Contact Canning Recreation for more information and registration!

Cotton Tale Cafe, New Minas – A series of camps in July with a different theme each week. 9:00am-3:00pm Mon-Fri. $195.00 per week, which includes art/craft supplies, a healthy snack and lunch. Each week of camp also features Yoga and outdoor water play. Ages 5-9. Complete details at www.cottontale.ca.

Dragonfly Haven Petting Zoo and Day Camps – Mt. Denson, Day camp runs for 8 weeks, July 3- Aug 25th. $15.00 per day, 10 am-3pm Monday to Friday.

Fundy YMCA, Cornwallis – We are offering week long and daily summer camps from July 4 – August 11 for ages 5-12 weekly/daily Monday – Friday from 8am-5:30pm.

Gaspereau Recreation Commission is happy to be hosting 6 summer camps this summer! The following is a list of the camps, dates, and prices for the week:
All camps are for birth years from 2005-2012, and run 8:30am – 4:30pm.
For registration or more info, please visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GaspereauRec/ Or contact for further questions: gaspereau.rec@gmail.com

Greenwood – 14 Wing Community Recreation Centre
BEGINS: JULY 4th, 2017
PROGRAM HOURS: 9am-4pm
BEFORE CAMP CARE: 7:30am-9am
AFTER CAMP CARE: 4pm – 5:00pm
COST / Week: Rec Card $75 * Non Rec $85 *
COST / Trip Week: Rec Card $85 * Non Rec $95 *

*Please note that all of our prices do not include HST.
All summer camps are held between Monday to Friday with camp activities running from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Any camp week with 4 days will be $10 less.
Before and after care is also available at $10 per service or $20 for the week. 

This year we will be offering 8 weeks of camp to accommodate families. We will begin the summer on July 4th and end camp on August 25th. A complete summer camp calendar with details will be posted and available the second week of June once the Camp Supervisors are on site.

Day Camp: Ages 6 to 12
French Camp: Ages 5-12
Sports Camp: Ages 9-14
REGISTRATION:
We will once again provide you with the convenience of being able to register from home with our on-line registration at http://bk.cfpsa.com/greenwoodpub/index.asp starting Tuesday, JUNE 13, 2017
We will also hold on-site registration, in the main office of the Community Centre from 9:00am to 4pm on Wednesday June 14th.

Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre – Summer Fun Camp for Preschoolers. 7 Weekly sessions starting Tuesday, July 4 and ending Friday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Cost:  $55 per child, per weekly session. Children must be aged 3 to 5 years and able to use the washroom independently and enjoy an active outside atmosphere. A yummy snack will be included. Registration deadline is the Monday prior to each weekly session.

Hantsport Recreation – offering full weeks of day camp over the summer

Kentville Recreation – Camps for junior and seniors for ages 5-12. $100 per week. Theme weeks throughout July and August.

Kings County presents our Mobile Day Camps for Summer 2017! Camps will be in Aylesford, Coldbrook, Aldershot, and Burlington this summer for 50$ weekly per child.

Registration and camp dates are as followed (registration locations are the same as the camps):

Aylesford: July 3rd – July 14th @ St. Mary’s School
Registration: June 5th 6:00-8:00PM

Coldbrook: July 17th – July 28th @ Coldbrook School Registration: June 6th 6:00-8:00PM

Aldershot: July 31st – August 11th @ Aldershot School
Registration: June 7th 6:00-8:00PM

Burlington: August 14th- August 25th @ Burlington Community Hall
Registration: June 8th 6:00-8:00PM

If you have any questions feel free to contact Robyn at 902-690-6190 or rdearman@countyofkings.ca

Kingston RecreationCamp begins on Tuesday, July 4th and ends on August 25th. The Kingston Recreation Department is pleased to offer an eight-week summer day camp for youths aged 5 to 12.

Middleton Recreation – Looking for some fun and adventure for your children this summer, but also want them to be in a safe and structured environment? We are excited to be able to offer our Day Camp program again this summer.  Day Camp basic information:

  • Ages 5-14 years
  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • $70 per week OR $80 if you require early care starting at 8 am. There will be a limit of 10 children for this option.
  • 7 weeks of camp!

New Minas Recreation – Camps all summer for ages 4-13.

Port Williams – Port Williams will be running a Day Camp for the summer of 2017! We are looking forward to a summer of games, activities and of course, fun! For more information please contact 902-698-9086.

Wolfville Recreation – Wolfville has partnered with Acadia University to offer an impressive variety of Summer Day Camps! Most camps are available for children aged 5 to 14; however, some only allow ages 5 to 12 years old. Please visit 2017 Acadia Summer Camps for more information. 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 RecreationDay Camp the week of July 31- August 4. The cost will continue to be $40 for each session this year and $25 for the morning day camp.

Music Camps

Acadia Summer Music Academy Join us at Acadia University for a musical experience that hits all the right notes. This July 2-8, 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

Rock Camp – Windsor. There’s still time to register for both Jr Rock and Sr Rock camp. Come join the fun and be a part of this awesome music experience. Each camp will focus on songwriting/performing/recording and ends with a final concert. Contact Moe’s Music School for more details.

 

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 5 and 25.  Each camper receives 1 to 1 support and activities are designed specifically with participants’ needs and interests in mind.   All applicants must have an autism spectrum diagnosis or be awaiting an autism assessment.
Registration for CAMP Spectrum, the Valley’s Summer Day Camp for Children & Youth with Autism will open this Wednesday, May 24th. at 9:00 am

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 17th-31st, 2017. 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.  

Creative Computing Camp, Kentville – In partnership with the Town of Kentville, we will be offering a week long summer Creative Computing camp. Brilliant Labs / Labos créatifs will be joining us for hands on robot building. Horton Brain War will run a STEAM competition. We will explore themes in computation thinking by building weird, fun and creative programs in Scratch. We’ll also get outdoors and run around like maniacs.
Checkout the Kentville Summer Programming Guide for more details and registration http://kentville.ca/community/

Creative Critters Camp – The Booker School is offering a morning camp for the young members of our community from the 28th of August until the 1st of September. This camp is open to all of our “Creative Critters” between the ages of 3 and 7 years old. Cost is $25 per morning or $110 for the whole week.
Drawing on the founding principles of the school and the philosophies of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme, this camp will provide students with some hands on, engaging and inquiry-based experiences. Children will meet some of the fantastic team working at The Booker School as they participate in a range of artistic and creative activities indoors and out. 
Parents are most welcome to participate in class, or meet in our lunch room for coffee and tea to talk with other parents and teachers. At 12:00, why not bring some lunch, explore our property and join us on our beautiful lawn for a picnic? Alternatively, leave your children in the warm care of our teachers and return at 12:00 to see what they have been creating during the morning.
For more information, contact admin@bookerschool.com or call 902-585-5000.

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 from August 7-11 for grades 5 to 11.

Entrepreneurship Summer Camp – Kentville, Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development is holding a summer camp. Develop new skills during this five day camp July 10 – 14 for Grades 4 to 7, with fun, experimental, group activities that draw out your inner entrepreneur. Register before July 3rd.

Wild Spirits Forest and Nature School Camps – Spend a week in nature getting connected and experience the wonders and joy this beautiful earth has to offer. Our day camps are Monday-Friday 9-5 for ages 3-12.

Youth Specialty Camps in Kentville – Ages 12-15
Explore. Investigate. Lead. Learn. Have fun! These youth programs (for ages 12-15) run Monday/Friday 10am-4pm. Each program has a unique focus, with opportunities for learning new things, engaging with community leaders, and contributing to our community.

 

Theatre Camps

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.  Come Join Edalene Theatre for an Amazing Summer Intensive Camp!
This year we are doing the amazing Broadway hit- The Addams Family!
Based on the comic strip and later tv show and movies, this musical by Lippa, Brickman and Elice sees our beloved Addams Family on the brink of change.
Camp will be offered for students 10-18 and run from August 7th– August 25th. During this camp the students will be trained in dance, music and theatre technique while rehearsing for a full scale musical production.
All who audition will be accepted. However, if you would like to come to camp and be part of the chorus, no audition is required, just fill out a registration form.
If you are interested in auditioning, please email kerri@edalenetheatre.ca  or go to www.edalenetheatre.ca for more details.

Middleton Baptist PERFORMING ARTS CAMP is taking place at Middleton Baptist Church from August 7-11! Children ages 5-12 will be working on a fun musical called “Nic at Night.”  Come sing, act, dance & participate in set design. 9:00am-2:00pm each day, with a performance for families and friends on Sunday, August 13 @ 10:00am. To register: please visit www.middletonbaptist.com or phone Joe or Holly Gosbee at 902-825-3537 (Limited spaces).

Quick as a Wink – This year, once again, we are proud to offer two theatre camp experiences.  For camp participants ages 7-12 we will host a one-week Theatre Camp beginning on July 24.  For camp participants ages 12-16 we will host a two-week Musical Theatre Camp beginning on July 31.  Participants will learn how to communicate meaning through movement and voice as well as they will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of character development.  Participants will also gain understanding of the audition and rehearsal process.  Camps will focus on personal growth and skill development through explorations of theatre concepts by means of activities and games. 

Windsor Baptist Church – Go Go Jonah Performing Arts Camp’17. July 10-16th 9:00am – 4:00pm.Free. Singing, Dancing, Acting, Set Design, Costume Design, Crafts, Activities and More! For kids grades Primary to five. Registration at www.windsorbc.com or 902-798-2465

Wolfville Baptist Performing Arts Camp – Free! Singing, Dancing, Acting, Set Design, Costume Design, Activities and More! August 21-27th 9:00am-4:00pm; For Kids Entering Grade Primary to Grade 6; Go to www.wolfvillebaptist.ca to register or call 902.542.5524

 

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