We’re adding a junior workshop July 27-Aug 1

GOOD NEWS! A bunch of you asked  if we are running a JUNIOR (5-8 year olds) workshop for next week (27 July- 1 August). The answer is YES! It is called “NAUTICAL NOVA SCOTIA!” Brianne Williams will be teaching it. If you are interested please register online here.

We have new bursaries for THIS Summer! 

A generous donor has allowed us to open up new bursaries for families in need for this summer! We are honoured by the generosity of a Nova Scotian family that understands the power of Ross Creek to transform the lives of children. Through their $5,000 donation for this summer, we are able to offer special bursaries of $250.00 for overnight kids for each of the following programs NEXT WEEKBallet Boot Camp, Glee Club, Strings Camp, and $350 off for kids in the Writing, Music, Theatre, Film and Visual Arts Academies, and $350 off of Dance Summer Dance. Please note that these are intended for families who would not be able to afford the programs otherwise and if you need special arrangements, we would be thrilled to discuss those with you. We do have limited spaces in those programs, so please book online now and enter in the amount of the applicable bursary – and also send an email to confirm your need.

You can still register (Camp, Academies and Summer Dance!

It’s time to register for our incredible camps for all ages in the arts! From Pirate week to Picasso, from robots to Rembrandt, and ballet to bongos, with pre-professional programs in music, theatre, visual arts, film, writing, choreography and dance, all on a retreat setting, this is the place to make magic and memories.

PLUS: NEW! If you have a child aged 7-11 who HAS NEVER BEEN to overnight camp before and is thinking about it,  they can come try it out for a night! For $40 plus tax, they can come and stay on Thursday night for campfire (campfire? we LOVE campfire!) and cabin, being picked up when you see the show on Friday. A great way  to start your little one in the best traditions of overnight camping! Plus, in our first week of single day camps, kids of any age who haven’t been to our overnight camps before can try it out if you book for both Thursday and Friday day programs. VERY LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

Also, for parents of eight year olds, we allow you to use your discretion about the best place (junior or intermediate program);  if you choose the junior program, we suggest they comes a day camper, while we do take eight year olds for the intermediate overnight camps! Click here for more.

Matching funds Campaign!

Arthur can’t hold down the spirit of our donors! We are so grateful to those who have donated already to our Arthur repair fund. You answered the call! A donor family issued a challenge to match $3000 and you did it! We’re still assessing the damage and losses, but the generosity of spirit, time and funds have made our hearts sing. Thanks so much and if you want to find out more about how to help, please click here. 

Two Planks is “pure magic”!

Don’t forget to come on out to Two Planks and a Passion Theatre’s incredible shows: The Miracle Man and Dustbowl Joan by Fire inTuesdays through Sundays! Click here for more.  Reviews are in, and phenomenal!

Hurricane Arthur does some damage

UPDATE: We weren’t hit as hard as some, but still needing some assistance to get some of our infrastructure fixed and replaced – our big tent was damaged (we had taken the legs off and staked it to the ground, but Arthur decided he wanted it in the pond). Our intrepid cast and camp staff helped drag it back from the abyss, but the poles have been bent and we need funds to replace it. Our box office was pushed off its base and sliding too towards the bay, and between a huge number of shingles off the various roofs and the power and phone lines down for  four days, we had extra costs that we weren’t counting on, without reserves. Any help you can give us would be fabulous. We estimate the costs to be approximately $15,000 once all replacements, rentals and repairs are done. To donate, you can click here send a cheque to Box 190, Canning, NS, B0P 1H0, or call in a credit card number to (902) 582-3842 and tell them it is a donation for our Arthur Fund.

We can also use a hand – if you have time and experience that you would like to give, we can always use a par of steady hands! The storm also took a toll on staff and we’re trying to get back to the gardens, the cabin building and other tasks that went by the wayside in the Arthur cleanup:  from box office to building, from gardens to grilled cheese, we are always grateful for assistance. Just give us an email at and let us know what you would like to do and how much time you have.

Lego Roboto

Our own Lego Robotics Team #FLL won top score and project innovation awards at the recent Provincial championships at Acadia University, and won a spot at the first ever International Open in Toronto in June! They came in the top third of all competitors at that meet, and had a great time meeting young robot engineers and coders from all over the world.  See more here and thanks for the community support! 

Community support and new initiatives

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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 is teaching architecture! We have a beautiful exhibit of work by students from our time at Glooscap school,  exploring the world of designing and building environments both personal and communal that are interesting and sustainable.

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). 

Artist Residencies

Regular residencies – Deadline August 15 for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.  Click here for details.


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