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IT’S ALWAYS SUMMER AT ROSS CREEK!
Join us at Ross Creek for an unforgettable summer of arts, friends, and fun!
“This place just gets more amazing each time we come. It feels spacious and welcoming and is just a wonderful place for artistic expression”
- SummerArts Parent
“Thanks so much to all at Ross Creek for participating in such a positive way in the development of our son’s growth as an artist, and an all round wonderful boy”
- SummerArts Parent
“This is the best camp program I have ever seen”
- Acadia University Professor of Recreation
2012 programs were fabulous, with phenomenal art created by kids and a great time had by all. From live outdoor theatre and great recreation activities to the amazing art programs, we are proud to say we have an unparalleled program for kids.
We’re gearing up for a fantastic summer full of all the arts. SummerArts Camp at Ross Creek is a program dedicated to fully engaging your child and giving them amazing new skills. Far more than an ordinary camp, Ross Creek gives your child all the advantages of an amazing art program with the rec and atmosphere of a camp all on an incredible site overlooking the Bay of Fundy. With organic gardens and professional artist studios, for city kids from around the world or country kids from down the road, Ross Creek provides an unrivalled program.
Canadian Families: all of our camps and programs are now eligible for the Canadian Arts Tax Credit! We provide a receipt, and for each child, you can claim up to $500 per year!
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
15% Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by December 1.
10% if you pay in full by January 15
5% if you pay in full by March 15
10% If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never been!
5% for camp fees for multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
5% for families with family memberships
Our Academies are expanding and shifting in focus. Ross Creek is proud to offer a unique approach to arts for passionate teens. We create a superb learning environment and now a more collaborative forum for the young artists who are with us. Click here to find out more about this amazing opportunity.
While teens are an integral part of our SummerArts camp experiences, we are also offering a full teen week of fabulous bootcamps to energize and challenge teens in various art forms to bridge the gap between camp and the academies, more focused on camp and recreation than the academies in their new incarnation.
For those who want an equal mix of summer camp and summer arts with their peers. Click here to see that week’s cool programs.
We welcome national and international campers and will do everything to give them the best summer of their lives. Special arrangements can be made for campers to come to all three weeks of SummerArts and stay through the weekends with a month’s advance notice.
Click here for information about camp life and what you can expect at SummerArts at Ross Creek.
Click here for the more information on the Counsellor in Training Program for teens 14-18.
|Tuesday, July 2||Rhythm of the Drum||Ready! Set! Paint! or|
|Drawing Studio or
|Wednesday, July 3||Perfect Puppets||Kite Runner or|
|Painting, en plein air! or
Song Writer’s Studio
|Thursday, July 4||Crazy Kites||Zine Line or |
|Improv Express or
|Friday, July 5||Forest Explorer||Clay Play or|
|July 7 - 12||Planet of the Gods||Art Inc! or|
|Lights! Camera! Action! or
Urban Art Project!
|July 14 - 19||Ancient Egypt||Comic Creations or|
Born to Perform
|Artist’s Studio or
|July 21 - 26||Monsters Inc!||Mighty Pencil or|
|Graphic Designer or
|July 28- August 2||Teen Arts Bootcamps|
|August 4-16||Teen Academies|
|August 18 - 30||Dance Summer Dance|
Bursaries and Scholarships
We are pleased to offer full and half bursaries and scholarships for students who need financial aid. Bursary applications require letters of reference, so please apply early. Bursary decisions are made by a committee and are based on need and merit. The SummerArts deadline is March 15 each year. Click here to dowload an application form.
2012 Donors to the RJ Owen Scholarship Fund:
Carole Allain in the name of Jacqueline Allain
Carole Allain in the name of Gabrielle Allain
Kathryn Owen in Memory of Richard J. Owen
Our SummerArts Programs are supported by the NS Government, Conserve NS, O’Regan’s, Henry’s, 45 North, The Ecology Action Centre and many other partners. We are truly grateful for their support, without which we would be unable to provide “the best arts camps in Canada” (NS Government Publication).