Summer Camp Listing (2017)

Annapolis County

Autism Nova Scotia (Disability related)
Annapolis Valley Summer Camp- Ages 5-21

Camps held in locations from Middleton to Hantsport

Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association (Disability Related)
Summer Camp- Ayelsford,NS
July 10, 11, 12, 2017 (half day and full day options)
Ages 3+ with exceptionalities (i.e. physical or cognitive/mental disabilities)

Annapolis County
Recreation Department
(902) 665-3022

Kejimkujik National Park
Special events like Biobitz, Dark Sky Weekend, Learn to Paddle and
Learn to Camp

Free national park pass:

Town of Middleton
Summer Day Camps
(902) 825-6611


Antigonish County

Salvation Army – New Glasgow Family Services
Scotia Glen Camp
Ages 7-12 * Fees based on income
Contact: (902) 922-2047.

L’Arche Antigonish (Special Needs)
(902) 863-5000

Municipality of the County of Antigonish
Summer Camps

(902) 863-1141

StFX Summer X-Scitement Chemistry and Science Camps
July and August dates
Grades 1-12
Bursaries are available to help with fees if necessary.
Antigonish & Satellite locations (Guysborough, Canso, Sherbrooke, Mulgrave, Port Hawkesbury, Inverness, New Glasgow, Paq’tnkek, Pictou Landing, Polotek)

Town of Antigonish Summer Day Camps
Contact: 902-867-5596

StFX Summer Sports Camps


Canada Wide

Camp Triumph Society for Children Affected by Chronic Illness
Summer Camp- Kensington, PEI
Ages 7-16* Family member with a serious chronic illness or disability
Week 1: July 23-29, 2017
Week 2: July 30-August 5, 2017
Week 3: August 13-19, 2017
Week 4: August 20-26, 2017
(also have two leadership camps, July19-29 & August 9-19, for youth ages 14-16 who have been to the camp before)
Contact: 902-542-7439 (until May 15) / 902-836-4668 (June-August)

Ostomy Youth Camp - Ostomy Canada (Disability Related)
July 23-27, 2017
Located in Bragg Creek, Alberta
Open to children (across Canada) 9 - 18 who have had, or are having, bowel or bladder issues
Ostomy Canada and Ostomy Halifax work together to insure that NO child is ever turned down due to financial concerns.
For more info call Mike 902-882-2438


Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Boys and Girls Club of Cape Breton – Whitney Pier Youth Club
Summer Program (July 3 – August 25, 2017)
Includes: gardening, camping, trail walks, beach trips, games, etc.
Contact: 902-567-0240
Complete a Membership to the Club

Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Summer Camps and Day Camps (ages 5-12)
Also Fun Van: a mobile day camp for children and youth as young as 3 years old.
Contact: 902-563-5510

Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia
Kid Power Camps (summer day camps for boys and girls, ages 7-13)

Camps generally run Monday – Thursday – 9:30-3:30 during summer months.
Camp Dates and Locations for 2017 will be available in June.

Sydney office: 902-539-6868
Glace Bay Office: 902-849-4772
Toll free: 1-866-330-5952

Cape Breton Firefighters’ Burn Care Society
Atlantic Burn Camp is held in North Sydney, but open to anyone in Atlantic Canada
It’s for Youth between 6-17 years who have sustained a burn injury
Camp Schedule 2017:

Summer Day Camp – YMCA Cape Breton
Sydney, NS
Ages 5-12
Registration will start in May 2017

Conseil communautaire Étoile de l'Acadie
Sydney NS
Summer day camps
Students from primary to grade six that attend the local Francophone school
Contact: 902-564-0432

Glace Bay Citizens Service League
Summer Day Camp
Contact: 902-849-2449


Colchester County

Tatamagouche Centre
Social Justice Youth Camp
Ages 15-19
Contact: 1-800-218-2220* Ask about other summer camps/programs

Centre Communautaire Francophone de Truro
French Summer camps
Ages 4-10
Contact : 902-897-6864

Town of Truro
Recreation Department-Summer Day Camps
- Preschool Camps (½ day)
- Explorer/Specialty Camps for school-aged kids
- Youth Leadership (13-16 year olds)
Contact: 902-895-4484

Municipality of Colchester
Fun in the Sun Day Camps for children in Grades Primary – Six
- Girls on the Move
- All-Star Sports Camp
- Trailblazers
Contact: 902-897-3185

Boys and Girls Club of Truro and Colchester
Offers 8 week day camps for kids during the summer months
* Subsidies may be available
Contact: 902-895-5008


Cumberland County

YMCA of Cumberland
Summer camps
Ages: Students from Primary to age 12
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 8:30 - 5:30pm
Locations: Amherst & Oxford
Contact: 902-667-9112

Joggins Fossil Institute Association
Summer camps throughout July and August (rain or shine) $5./day
Ages 5-12
Contact: 1-888-932-9766 ext. 224, ask for Laurie (M to F 9 to 4)


Digby County

Recreation Department
Summer Day Camp Program (8 themed weeks)
Ages 5-12
Fee - $65.00 per child per week.
Can apply to JumpStart to assist with registration fees when necessary. If not possible, will work with low income families to offer a discount.
Starting July 3, 2017- Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4pm
Contact: 902-245-1949


Guysborough County

Recreation Department-offers summer recreation programs including swimming lessons
Chedabucto Fitness Centre-902-533-2088


Halifax Regional Municipality

Fairview Family Centre
Summer and March Break Camps
Ages 5-12
Contact: 902-443-9569

Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre
Ages 5-18

Autism Nova Scotia

Ben James Autism Summer Camp- recreation program for children and youth on the Autism Spectrum
Ages 6-21
Contact: 902-446-4995 ext 30

Funding Opportunities for Autism NS Summer camps:

President’s Choice Children’s Charity application:


Ceridian Cares:
North Woodside Community Association

Summer Day Camps
Ages 5-10 Years * Costs vary depending on program
Contact: 902-463-9276

Halifax Association for Community Living (Disability Related)
Summer Recreation Program
Teens and young adults with autism (Ages 16-24)
Contact: 902-463-4752

Conseil Communautaire du Grand-Havre
Day Camp-French
Ages 5 to 10
Camp in action-French
Ages 10 to 13
Eligibility: Children whose first language, learned and still understood, spoken by the father, mother, grandfather or grandmother is French
Registrations from mid-May until the end of June – first-come, first-serve
Contact: 902-435-3244

Veith House Community Centre
Summer day camp
Ages 5-11
Contact: 902-453-4320

Halifax Dance Association
Youth Summer Programs and Camps
Ages 3-12
Contact: 902-422-2006

Financial Assistance- Halifax Dance is able to provide financial assistance to some families requiring tuition support. Application forms for bursaries are available at the front desk. The deadline for applications is July 31 each year.

YMCA of Greater Halifax-Dartmouth
Big Cove Camp-Pictou County, NS
Youth * Contact for information * Financial Assistance Available

Contact: 902-425-9622 ext 241

Camp Courage – The First Responder’s Society
Camp Courage * No fees
Females ages 15-19 years meeting the following requirements: Good physical condition * Have a valid health card * Complete the required essay * Submit 2 letters of recommendation as well as all required waivers and form * successfully pass an interview screening (If necessary) * Have not attended Camp Courage previously
Contact : 902-876-5081

Saint George’s YouthNet
Summer Day Camps
Ages 5-17

Contact: 902-422-4614

Family Service of Support Association
Healthy Kidz/Teenz
Greystone Branch: Ages 6-12 * Main Branch: Ages 12-18 * Priority is given to youth in the area but youth from outside the area can apply if they are able to travel to the program location

Contact: 902-455-5515

Boys and Girls Club of Preston
Summer Camps
Ages 5-18
Contact: 902-829-2665

Banook Canoe Club
Summer Sports Camp
Ages 7-11

Contact: 902-464-1740

Boys and Girls Club of Sackville
Summer Camp * Funding available
Ages 5-12

Contact: 902-865-5010

Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax Recreation * Funding available

Contact: 902-490-6666

Boys and Girls of Spryfield
Summer Camp
Ages 5-15 years * Funding available

Contact: 902-477-9840

Arthur Kidston Memorial Camp

Summer Camp
Ages 6-17

Counsellors in Training Program
Grade 10 & 16 years of age by July 1st
Contact via email with
Contact: 902-835-2453 to register

Saint Mary’s University
Jr. Huskies Sport Camps

Contact: 902-420-5429

Dalhousie University
Summer camps
Contact: 902-494-3372
Registration starts March 1, 2017 (on-line or in person)


West Hants County

Town of Hantsport
Recreation Department
Contact- 902-798-6938
E-mail: or

Family Resource Centre of West Hants
Summer Fun Days
Ages 4-11


East Hants County

East Hants Sportsplex
Active Youth Summer Day Camp
Ages 8-14

Contact: 902-883-9906

East Hants Soccer Club
Summer Development Soccer Camps

Municipality of East Hants
Recreation Department
Contact: 902-883-3387


Kings County

Kings County
Recreation Department


Autism Nova Scotia (Disability Related)
Annapolis Valley Summer Camp- Ages 5-21



Lunenburg County

Lunenburg County
Recreation Department


Family Resource Centre of New Ross
Summer Programs
Ages 4-12



Pictou County

Pictou County
Recreation Department

Contact-902-485- 4311

Salvation Army – New Glasgow
Scotian Glen Camp (Province Wide Camp)


Queens County

Queens County
Recreation Department


Richmond County

YMCA – Port Hawkesbury
Summer Day Camp
Ages 4-12
Contact: 902-625-4600

Richmond County
Recreation Department


Shelburne County

Shelburne County-Recreation Department
Camps, swimming lessons, Youth Leadership



Yarmouth County

Yarmouth County
Recreation Department
Contact: 902-742-8868

Nova Scotia Wide

Nova Scotia Choral Federation
Youth Choir Camp
Ages 13-18

Junior Choir Camp
Ages 8-13

Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society
Camp Connect
Burn Survivors of any age

Canadian Cancer Society
Camp Goodtime
Subsidy available for families in need
Ages 7-15 living with, or in remission from, cancer or a brain tumour

Easter Seals Nova Scotia (Disability Related)
Camp Tidnish
Ages 6 and up with a disability
Contact-902-453-6000 ext 227

Lung Association of Nova Scotia
Camp Treasure Chest
Ages 8-12 with asthma

Canadian Diabetes Association
Ages 7-16 living with Type 1 Diabetes

Leadership Program
Ages 15-16

Canadian Parents for French Nova Scotia
French Summer Camps
Students ages 6-10 in Core French or French Immersion
Please email

Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society
Family Summer Camp
People with Down syndrome and their families
Contact: 902-441-3925

Sherbrooke Lake United Church Camp Council
Summer Camp
6-16 years
Contact- 902.483.2882 (ask for Mat )

Youth Project
Summer Camps
LGBTQ youth 25 years and younger (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) * Youth 18 and under Need parental permission forms signed


Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development
Wilderness Canoe Trip
Age 13-15 * Funding Available
Contact: 902-444-5885

Royal Canadian Legion
Youth Leadership Camp
Must be 15 years of age by June 30th in the program year and must not turn 18 years of age before September 30th in the program year * Must have completed either Grade 10 or Grade 11 * Must indicate intention to return to school for the following school term


Bayside Camp (Sambro Head)
Overnight Summer camps
Grades 1-12


Brigadoon Village (Ayelsford NS)
Year Round Camps
Ages 8-17 years * Programs for children and youth with a chronic illness including: visual impairment; epilepsy; congenital heart issues; arthritis; bereavement; asthma/anaphylaxis/respiratory; craniofacial; kidney disease; Chrohn’s and Colitis/IBD; cancer; celiac

Families can choose a payment option that works best for them.
No camper will ever be turned away due to their financial situation

Salvation Army (Thorburn,NS)
Scotian Glen Summer Camp
Please contact the nearest Salvation Army or Captains Morgan and Lisa Hillier @

Camp Geddie (Merigomish,NS)
Overnight Summer camp
Ages 7-18


Camp Kadimah (Barrs Corner,NS)
Overnight Summer camp


Sport Nova Scotia
If someone wants a specific camp geared towards a specific sport, it might be best to contact Sport Nova Scotia or the individual Sport Association.

Sail Programs
There are yacht clubs around the province who offer Youth Sail Programs. Some places in the local HRM are Shearwater Yacht Club and St. Mary’s Yacht Club.



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