Top Summer Camps in Halifax, NS

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Published Apr 28, 2017

Ready to find a summer camp for your child? Welcome to your one-stop place to find the best camps available for you and your kids in Halifax, Dartmouth, and surrounding area.

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You've come to the right place! We work with local providers across Nova Scotia to get all their camp schedules listed with us. Why? So that you've got one easy place to find the information you need to book the right camp for your child.

Head to our complete summer camps list if you'd like to filter based on your childs age, interests, or to find camps available on particular dates. You can also compare based on price, location, etc.

Below is our list of some of our favourite camps being offered in the Halifax area. We know lots of campers who have made life long memories at these camps.


Debate Camp Canada

In combination with our 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!


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.


Canadian Parents for French Summer Camps

Each year, Canadian Parents for French – Nova Scotia organizes an exciting summer camp season. There are week-long overnight or day camps available that cover a range of French levels and activities, from team sports, to arts & crafts, to kayaking, and even sailing!

Imagine having all the fun of summer camp « En francais »!



Dalhousie University

With over 40 options to choose from for ages 5-17, Dalhousie University provides children and youth with the opportunity to meet new friends, develop new skills, keep active, and have a fun and rewarding experience. Camps are staffed by exceptional instructors, coaches, and players.

Lunches are included for all on-campus camps, as well as a camp t-shirt or jersey and a complimentary pass to a Dal Tigers home game and a family pass to Dalplex.


Mount Saint Vincent University

From athletic and recreational games in the gymnasium, to art activities and crafts, to outdoor adventures and scavenger hunts around the beautiful campus and weekly swim trips at the Canada Games Centre, MSVU ensures a fun-filled, safe, and active experience for your child!  

Camp Leaders and Coordinators are qualified, experienced Mount students, with many aspiring to teach or work with children through our Child & Youth Studies program or Bachelor of Education program.


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!


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Have fun and get inspired by participating in hands-on studio activities and explorations of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  Experiment with a wide range of art materials, discover new art techniques and enjoy playing around with ideas and images!

They offer Art Express (for ages 3-4); Kids Art Classes (for ages 5-7 and 8-12);and Special Teen Workshops for students 12 and up. Students can attend week-long sessions of full or half-day classes. 


Halifax Dance

Summer Intensive dance programs are offered in three sessions at Halifax Dance.  

Little Artists (ages 3-5) is a half day camp focused on Creative Movement, Hip Hop, drumming, and Craft Making.  Kids Art Camp (ages 5-12) is a full day camp focused on Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula Hoop, Break Dance, and Physical Theatre & Art; and Kids Dance Camp (ages 5-12) is another full day camp, which includes Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Capoeira, Creative, and Tap.



Adventure Earth Centre

The Adventure Earth Centre takes a positive, values-building approach to developing a rewarding and healthy lifestyle. This is reflected in their somer programs, which use exciting, active experiences in the natural world that are filled with magic and adventure as the foundation for developing appreciation, understanding, and caring.

Summer Adventure Camps & Leadership Training sessions are available for several age groups from 7 to 15.



Here's to a happy, safe, and fun summer! 

Don't forget- You can always check back for updated listings. We try our absolute best to be the hub for finding all available summer camps and things to do with your kids.

With so many amazing camp providers spanning the Halifax area, we still wanted to mention a few others who have had soaring review from kids and parents alike:

Neptune
Theatre

The Kids
Fun Factory

Tom Duffey
Hockey Schools

Daniel Nestor
Tennis Centre

Halifax
Learning

Bella Rose
Arts Centre

Upstage
Studios

Halifax Trojan
Aquatic Club

Maritime Dance
Academy

Debate
Camp

Artech Camps
Canada

Senobe
Aquatic Club

Halifax
Dance



Do you know of an amazing camp that should be on our lists? Camp schedules can be added for free, or you can email us at community@chatterblock.com to let us know :)


Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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