March Break Camps Online Now and  Early Bird Discounts for Summer:

You can find the best March Break and Summer Programs here! Early Bird, multiple kid and program and membership and Forces discounts all still available! Book early to get the program you want!

Art Studio Weekend Intensive for Teens and Adults!

Is one of your resolutions to be creative? Thinking about art school? Here’s your chance to improve your skills and have a fabulous time with this intensive studio art weekend for teens and adults at the spectacular Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. AND you could get immediate acceptance to NSCAD if that’s what you’re looking for! Click here for more details and to register. 

Shakespeare Masterclass for teens and adults

The Weekend with Shakespeare is a chance to work with award-winning director Ken Schwartz in the work he has been doing at the Stratford Shakespeare festival  and in his direction at Two Planks and a Passion Theatre (and will be doing in next season’s The Tempest). While aimed at the professional or emerging actor, is also relevant to teachers and actors of Shakespeare at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. Click here for more details and to register. 

Winter Adventure Weekend for kids and teens Feb 27- March 1, 2015

Kids and teens (ages 10-18) can come outdoors into the woods and fields of Ross Creek and learn basic winter survival skills focusing on fire-making, shelter-building and winter navigation. Build confidence and skills in the outdoors, while making great new friends, and come home with incredible memories. Click here for more!
New Emerging Artist Residencies,  deadline January 15!

Thanks to the assistance of a generous pair of artist angels and the Sobey Foundation, the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is granting free spaces in its residency program to emerging artists or recent graduates in the arts from any community and artistic discipline. We intend this to be an opportunity for emerging artists who are within 5 years of their graduation from a recognized postsecondary arts program, or for artists under 25 who have chosen a different educational path. January 15 deadline. Click here to find out more!

Regular residencies for artists of all disciplines and nationalities - we have rolling deadlines, so email to find out if we have openings.  Click here for details.

NEW: Paying it Forward Bursaries!

We are thrilled that some wonderful donors have donated funding for bursaries which allow young people to attend our Summer and March Break programs.Those bursary applications are online now here. In the spirit of community-building, they have asked that when you receive a bursary, you also do something nice for someone else – take time to visit someone, make some soup or cookies for a neighbour, whatever makes sense to you and if you can or are willing, send us a picture or a little note to let us know what you did to pay it forward and what the bursary means to you. If you have received bursaries in the past, and you were thrilled for your family, drop us a line here and let us know. It all makes the world a better place!

Dining Hall Project ramps up with partners!

We have begun the planning for the new dining hall with partners NSCC (ESET Program)Equilibrium Engineering and Solterre Design to build something sustainable and extraordinary for our community. We’re planning a  stakeholder session for early October!  If you’re interested in being involved, click hereFind out more about the project here.

Ross Creek looks for bookkeeper

Ross Creek is looking for a once a week or once every two weeks bookkeeper. Volunteer ideal, potential for small pay. Good knowledge of excel necessary, and bookkeeping experience essential. Can be off hours, but must be on site. Please email ASAP!

Community support and new initiatives

We are thrilled that Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems is our official supplier for our cabin windows and doors. We are proud to work with this Nova Scotian manufacturer of beautiful and energy efficient products  and to build our community together! @pkwindows.

Ross Creek is grateful to Country Stoves and Sunrooms for their generous support of the Residency program–the farmhouse now has a lovely new wood stove!

Ross Creek will be doing an exciting new program for young parents and their children at-risk. Working with whole families, we will be giving free art, theatre and writing classes and providing materials for young parents with their 3-4 year old children. Thanks for the support of the Wellness Initiative Boards for their support (Greenwood and Eastern Kings).

Lego Roboto

Our own Ross Creek Flying Manatees team of intrepid coders, designers and project managers under coach Ian McKay are back at it after their great showing at the international competition in June. They recently earned a place a the provincial competition on February 14 at Acadia after a great showing in Middleton at the regional meet. So many thanks to all those who support them. You can follow their progress on twitter or FacebookLego Robotics Team #FLL


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