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Top STEM and Academic Camps in Halifax

Published Oct 22, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Ar you looking for a fun and educational experience for your child this summer? If so, these are some great choices:

Top STEM and Academic Camps in Halifax

For those of you who don’t know, STEM is a popular acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” Opportunities in the STEM fields are on the rise, meaning it has never been a better time to learn how to create and innovate!

If you want your kids to get a competitive edge learning code, game design, robotics and many other awesome activities check out our list of the Top STEM & Academic Camp providers below.

Discovery Centre

At the Discovery Centre they believe in a hands-on, minds-on philosophy, and it’s the backbone for everything they do – from their exhibits, live science shows, workshops and community outreach to their science busking and summer camp programs.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz camps are high-energy, fast paced settings where kids explore the world of engineering, architecture and machines in a fun, comfortable environment.  Camp themes and activities are specifically designed for children ages 5 – 13. 

Plenty of fun is to be had as all camps include motorized model building, creative free play building, LEGO-based games and challenges, snack breaks, and small daily take home items!


CEED's Education team is committed to building the entrepreneurial spirit within youth across Nova Scotia. We achieve this by delivering workshops to educate youth in schools and communities about entrepreneurial skills, as well as bringing youth through our Juniorpreneur Summer and March Break Camps, where kids learn first hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur as they run their own businesses for a day!

Artech Camps Canada

Letting imaginations run wild with state-of-the-art technology has long been Artech’s owner and director – Ronnie Scullion’s – passion and pastime. With the camp programs, Artech instructors engage the creative minds of youth while giving them access to an array of today’s high-tech tools and gadgets.

Debate Camp Canada

In combination with their residential camp at King's Edghill School, Debate Camp welcomes novice speakers, eager to learn new skills--and experienced speakers, who are seeking improve their competitive debating ability. Campers are grouped by age and skill level.

These day camps are a fun, engaging and empowering experience - suited to all abilities!

Go Camp Canada

Camp Canada 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 13th-27th, 2015. Students from around the world will gather to develop language skills and explore the natural beauty of NS in an atmosphere sure to encourage life-long friendships through physical activities and excursions.

This is an opportunity to learn English or Spanish and immerse oneself in Canadian culture.

SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University

SuperNOVA's exciting week-long day camps introduce participants to STEM concepts, careers, and mentors through fun experiments and exciting hands-on activities. Camp projects and activities are developed and delivered by undergraduate university students and are designed to match participants' grade level, interests, and abilities. Camps take place at the Sexton and Studley campuses, as well as several other locations throughout the region.

Mad Science of the Maritimes

Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Camp themes include Crazy Chemists, Secret Agent Lab, and Flight Academy. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects.

All camps are for children ages 5-12.

NSCAD University School of Extended Studies

NSCAD Extended Studies offers weeklong themed art camps for ages 5-18. Get a start on your summer art making with NSCAD Summer Camps: stitch a story, make art in motion, create creepy crawlies, learn black and white film photography, make art outside, build a town out of boxes, experiment with animation, ceramics and much more!

Veith House

Veith House offers a summer camps for children ages 5-11. These science and outdoor-based camps will have families wanting to come back again.

Camps run Monday to Thursday from 9-3 and provides a wide variety of fun activities.

Did you find any STEM camps or classes that your kids will love? We hope so.If not, don’t sweat it!

ChatterBlock has a huge, kid-friendly, comprehensive list of all the best local camps and classes. Check out our “Camps & Classes” tab on our homepage for more details.

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January 14, 2019, 9:12 a.m. Flag

Artech Camps has been offering STEM and STEAM camps and workshops in Halifax since 2007! Their small group learning and instructor to camper ratio of 1 to 7 makes for a compelling and rich experience for campers! Check it our at www.artechcamps.com


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