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Spectacular Summer Camps for 2019!

For experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime, now is the time to register the young ones for summer camp! Urban Parent proudly presents this year’s list of marvelous summer camps. Education, music, drama, art, adventure, accommodation for special needs, there is something for just about every interest in our 2019 Summer Camp Guide.


Halifax Learning

Break out the shades, this summer is going to be brilliant! Halifax Learning has a unique summer day camp that balances education, exploration and puts fundamental literacy skills at the forefront! This summer camp is highly structured with 8 hours of Spell Read instruction, 1 hour of yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor, 1 hour of music lessons, taught by a certified Suzuki music teacher, and an hour of speech language services. The kids will be ecstatic to enjoy 2 weekly field trips through HRM, a trip to the Discovery Centre, take in the Buskers Festival and spend time at the Museum of Natural History. Sprinkle this with more outings, swimming, crafts, free play and we are sure they will be wanting to go back next year! Halifax Learning camp runs for 7 weeks starting July 2nd, ending August 16th, located at the Suzuki School of Music at 6141 Chebucto Rd. To register and find out more click HERE!


Unicorn Theatre
Unicorn Theatre’s great week-long Summer Drama Camps kick off on July 8 and ends on August 17 (6 individual weeks). Campers in Grades 2-7 will take part in an array of creative theatrical activities and will perform in “Seussical, Jr.” at the end of the week to join their favorite Dr. Seuss character and showcase their talents. Also available are 1/2 day camps for Grades P-3 on July 13 and the Musical Theatre Weekend for Grades 4-12 from August 23-25. On-site registration is recommended for the weeklong camps and will be May 11th at the Bay Community Centre. Go to www.unicorntheatre.ca to download the Camp Flyer or head to Unicorn Theatre’s Facebook page.


Camp Canada

Build Confidence, develop independence and make new friends at Camp Canada! This is an exciting cross-cultural learning opportunity for students aged 8-14 years, hosted at King’s-Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada from July 15-July 29, 2019. Students from around the world will gather on the historic campus to develop language skills and explore the natural beauty of Nova Scotia in an atmosphere that encourages friendships. With a high percentage of Canadian Campers, international students are exposed to activities in English, by design, and by virtue of natural interactions that transcend language and culture. The professional teachers at Camp Canada believe in combining vibrant teaching with a broad range of extra-curricular activities that encourage physical activity while exploring Canada’s landscapes, culture and history. For more information about the camp and how to register, check out the link https://www.gocampcanada.ca/!


Summer School of the Arts
Experiment with a wide range of art materials discover new art techniques ✔ Enjoy playing around with ideas and images under the encouragement of local practicing artists and art educators ✔ Summer School inspired by the arts is going to be marvelous! These week-long sessions of full or half-day classes are available at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Halifax location for imaginative children aged 5-7 and 8-12. There are many classes to choose from, with engaging titles like “Printmaking & Collage: Copies and Paste with artist Sherry Lynn Jollimore,” “Sculpture & Drawing: 2D & 3D with artist Jesse Roode, ” and “Mixed Media & Nature: Art in Bloom with artist Jessica Wiebe.” Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon, from 9-12 and 1-4. Kids can definitely bring their lunch and stay at the Gallery (but please no nut products), and take another class in the afternoon. Sound beautiful? Then click hereto register! The first session starts July 2nd. Register your artist early, space is limited!


Canada Games Centre
Holy moly, the Canada Games Centre has got something for every child. With camps themed around staying active, CGC can accommodate kids from 5-12 years old. The variety of the camps is humongous so you can pick something like multi-sport for the sports enthusiast or crafty kids for your little artist. Other camps types are safari, soccer, outdoor explorers, swimming, dance, superhero, lifesaving sport, beach blast camp, and a whole lot more. All of the camps will focus on fun and follow the same daily timeline, but activities, special guests, and/or field trips will differ based on the camp theme. CGC welcomes children with special needs and or disabilities and will be happy to accommodate their needs as best possible. More information can be found at https://canadagamescentre.ca/recreation/recreation-programs/summercamps/and the summer camp information guide can be found at the following link: CGC Summer Camps & Programs Guide.


Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Summer Arts Camps are one of Ross Creek’s flagship programs. Summer Arts Camp at Ross Creek is a program dedicated to fully engaging your child and providing them with amazing new skills. Far more than an ordinary camp, Ross Creek gives your child all the advantages of an amazing art program with the recreation and atmosphere of a camp all on an incredible site overlooking the Bay of Fundy. These week-long camps for ages 12-16 provide an excellent arts foundation for campers that already excel in the arts, as well as those trying art for the first time. Teens looking for a more intensive arts experience please check out our August Camps:  Teen Academy and Dance Summer Dance. Ross Creek is gearing up for a fantastic summer full of all the arts. With organic gardens and professional artist studios, for city kids from around the world or country kids from down the road, Ross Creek provides an unrivaled program. Please go to HERE for additional information.