It’s time to think about summer – and that means time to research the best summer camps! Whether your kids are into sports or art, enrichment or exploration, we have some recommendations for you in our 2022 Halifax and Area Summer Camp Guide, featuring our top picks for summer fun in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and beyond! Camps are the perfect way to provide your kids with fun, activities and learning during their school break.

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ViewPoint Gallery Youth Photo Camp

Youth ages 12 to 15 are invited to explore the world of photography this August 15 to 19 with ViewPoint Gallery. Participants will advance their skills and find inspiration alongside fellow shutterbugs during this fun week of hands-on learning and experimentation. Come explore both the technical and creative side of photography with the friendly and knowledgeable experts in this beautiful gallery space!

Read more about ViewPoint Gallery’s Youth Photo Camp here.

Osprey Summer Camps at Armbrae AcademyArmbrae Academy Summer Camps

Osprey Summer Camps are back and open to Armbrae Families and Community Members. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and experience new adventures throughout the summer in small groups. The camps offer a variety of themes including Lego, Adventure, STEM, Dino Digging, Superheroes, WoodWorking, and Art.

Read more about Armbrae Academy’s Osprey Summer Camps here.

Atlantic Tennis CentreAtlantic Tennis Centre Summer Camps

Stay active, learn the game of tennis, meet new friends, and have tons of fun this summer at the Atlantic Tennis Centre (ATC) Summer Camps! The ATC will be hosting Summer Camps for ages 5 to 14 and Teen Camps for ages 12 to 16.  These camps are for all skill levels and are fun-focused while building both camaraderie and confidence.

Read more about ATC Summer Camps here.

Bayside Camp and Retreat Centre Summer Camps

Build confidence, faith, and friendships this summer at Bayside Camp and Retreat Centre! Bayside offers summer camp and leadership training for children and youth ages 5 to 18. They welcome guests from all faiths so get ready to meet new friends, have tons of fun, and create memories to last a lifetime!

Read more about Bayside Summer Camps here.


Brigadoon Village Summer Camps

Brigadoon Village will offer 15 summer camps this year, giving extraordinary kids the chance to be ordinary! Each camp is designed to accommodate a health condition or life challenge. Brigadoon gives children living with the same illness or life challenge the freedom to share experiences with other children going through similar challenges.

Read more about Brigadoon Summer Camps here.

CPF Summer Camps Canadian Parents for French Summer Camps

Canadian Parents for French (CPF), Nova Scotia Summer Camps are a great way to refresh language skills over the summer months or provide an introduction to late French immersion. Best of all, CPF Summer Camps offer exciting summertime adventures – while totally immersed in the French language.

Read more about CPF Summer Camps here.

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Camp de jour du Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre

Get ready for a fun-filled summer ‘en français’ with Camp de jour du Conseil communautaire du Grand-Havre! Campers, ages 4 to 13, will have fun-filled days of adventure while having an opportunity to speak French with their friends.

Read more about CCGH Camp de Jour here.

Camp GeddieCamp Geddie Summer Camps

Make lasting friendships, create unforgettable memories and build faith this summer at Camp Geddie – your ‘home away from home’! Camp Geddie offers summer camp and leadership training for children and youth ages 7 to 18.

Read more about Camp Geddie Summer Camps here.

Debate Camp

One of the greatest skills a child can learn is how to respectfully communicate their point–of–view. Not only will it change the dynamic of your family life and interaction, but it will also prepare them for successful adulting. Debate Camp has figured out the perfect formula for providing a safe, welcoming, fun, and intellectually engaging summer day camp for kids to grow their debate skills.

Read more about Debate Camp here.

Eastern Front Theatre Summer Camps

Does your little one love to perform? Eastern Front Theatre Summer Camps can help harness your child’s creative powers! Dramatic training is known to improve critical thinking, develop imagination and build self-confidence. This camp is perfect for both the shy wallflowers as well as the precocious performers who love to be in the centre of it all.

Read more about Eastern Front Theatre Summer Camps here.

Halifax DanceHalifax Dance Summer Camps

Whether you love hip hop, jazz, ballet or creative movement… Halifax Dance offers many varieties and styles of dance! Get creative, have fun and get ready to dance, at the Halifax Dance Summer Camps – for children ages 3 and older!

Read more about Halifax Dance Summer Camps here.

InessinesS® Circus Summer Camps

Is your child a little climbing monkey? Do they love to dance, spin, fly and twist? Studio InesS’s Acrobatics and Aerials Camps offer unique and exhilarating Summer Camp experiences for children and youth ages 6 to 15.

Read more about inesS® Circus Summer Camps here.

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The Little Gym of Halifax Summer Camps

Do you have a young superhero who is ready to save the day or a pirate who is looking for their next adventure? Look no further! The Summer Camps at The Little Gym of Halifax are action-packed adventures of fun-focused sessions for children ages 3 to 8.

Read more about The Little Gym Summer Camps here.

Mad Science Mad Science Summer Camps

Summer fun is all about playing, exploring, making new discoveries, and learning new things about our amazing world! Mad Science Summer Camps offer unique, hands-on science experiences for children in grade primary through grade 6, that are as entertaining as they are educational!

Read more about Mad Science Summer Camps here.

Mambec MAMBEC Martial Arts Summer Camps

Give your child a summer camp experience where they will meet new friends, and learn skills to last a lifetime! MAMBEC (Martial Art Mind Body Education Centre) offers exciting life skills day camps with a martial arts connection. These camps for children ages 4 and older include weekly themes, swims, outdoor activities, and tons of fun!

Read more about MAMBEC Summer Camps here.

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Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Summer Camps

The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts has been a part of the arts community in Halifax for over a century and is known for its legacy of excellence in music and dance. The Maritime Conservatory will be offering summer camp experiences for children and youth ages 3 to 18.

Read more about MCPA Summer Camps here.

Merry Time Music Summer Camps

Meet new friends, try a new instrument, dance, sing, craft and get ready for a week of toe-tapping fun this summer at Merry Time Music Summer Camps! They will be offering two different camp options – Intro to Violin for youth, and Fiddle and Guitar for tweens and teens.

Read more about Merry Time Music Summer Camps here.

Neptune Summer Camps

Neptune Theatre Summer Camps

Whether you are an aspiring young star or broadway bound, Neptune Theatre Summer Camps has a vast choice of one-week summer day camps for students aged 4-18 who want to learn about music, creative movement, singing, and acting.

Read more about Neptune Summer Camps here.

NSCAD University Summer CampsNSCAD University Summer Camps

There’s nothing quite like some hands-on, creative fun to keep kids entertained during the summer break! No need to let the glitter and glue take over your table, just let the pros at NSCAD University take over the teaching so you can have a break. This summer they have an impressive lineup of week–long summer day camps for ages 5 to 16.

Read more about NSCAD University Summer Camps here.

SackawaSackawa Canoe Club Summer Camps

A summer of fun in the great outdoors is waiting for kids ages 8 and older at the Sackawa Canoe Club! Learn and develop skills in the sport of canoeing and kayaking in both single and team boats. Camps will also include dryland training, activities, games, and more. Make lifelong friends, and have a summer you’ll never forget! Registration is now open for weekly and full summer paddling programs.

Read more about Sackawa Summer camps here.

Scotia Suzuki School of MusicScotia Suzuki School of Music Summer Camps

Get ready for a week of taking your technique and performance skills to the next level this summer with the “Art, Music & Dance Camp – Halifax” at the Scotia Suzuki School of Music. This multi-disciplinary summer camp week has incredible faculty, small class sizes, collaborative cultural projects, and a final performance at the end of the week.

Read more about the Suzuki School “Art, Music & Dance Camp” here.

Ship's Company TheatreShip’s Company Theatre Summer Camps

The Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, an award-winning professional theatre company, will be hosting summer camps for children and youth ages 6 to 14. The ‘Ship’ has been going strong for almost 40 years and its experienced instructors are excited to welcome the new crew aboard! Meet new friends, build confidence, challenge yourself and get ready for a week of summer fun at the Ship’s Company Theatre.

Read more about the ‘Ship’ Summer Camps here.


Stagecoach Halifax Children’s Performing Arts  Summer Camps

Do you have an aspiring young entertainer in your life that loves singing, dancing, and drama? Stagecoach Halifax Summer Camps, for children ages 5 to 15, gives children the opportunity to participate in performing arts disciplines in a fun-filled environment, while helping to develop confidence and communication skills.

Read more about Stagecoach Summer Camps here.

Veith HouseVeith House Summer Day Camps

Meet new friends, try new activities, and get ready for a summer of good times and laughter at the Veith House Summer Day Camp for children ages 5 to 12. The campers can look forward to swimming, music, arts and crafts, and lots of outdoor fun!

Read more about the Veith House Summer Camps here.

YMCA CampYMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Summer Day Camps

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has summer day camp experiences of endless adventure for children ages 5 to 12. Meet new friends, reconnect with old pals, try new activities, and simply have fun!

Read more about YMCA Summer Camps here.

Water Ski NSWater Ski Wakeboard Nova Scotia Summer Camps

Kids can spend the summer on the water staying active and fit, while learning about the sport of water skiing and wakeboarding, and having a summer you’ll never forget! Registration is open for weekly Morris Lake Camps, with a few spots remaining in the Travelling Camps.

Read more about Water Ski Wakeboard Nova Scotia Summer Camps here.

Young Performers' CollectiveYoung Performers’ Collective Summer Camps

The YPC offers Summer Camps in musical theatre, dance, and music for children, youth, and teens ages 4 to 19. Explore the world of performing arts, make lifelong friends, build confidence and have tons of fun!

Read more about YPC Summer Camps here.

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