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IT’S ALWAYS SUMMER AT ROSS CREEK!
A Ross Creek Summer Arts Camp is unlike any other. A perfect combination of enrichment—with excellent skill development and creativity—and play, with the emotional needs of children at all stages of their development a priority. Renowned internationally for our approach to high level arts education and best practises in summer camping, we still have some spaces for our summer 2013 programs for children 5-18 in our July programs, in our Arts Academies for teens and in our Dance Summer Dance Program. Don’t let your child miss out on an incredible experience! Register now for incredible arts and fun programs for kids from 5-18 – including preprofessional academies in the summer and teen weeks, along with incredible programs for the littlest campers!
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
5% 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.
|July 2||Polar Express||Quick Draw or |
Art Bots or
|Paint the World or
|July 3||Day of the Dinosaurs||Ready, Set, Paint or |
Drum Explosion or
|Tell me a story or
Drum Explosion or
|July 4||Backyard Beasts||Ghost Writer or|
Printer Passions or
|Sculpting Studio or
Build a Book or
|July 6 - 11||Up, Up, and Away||VidKidz or |
|Digital Photo Studio or
Urban Art Project
|July 13 - 18||Summer Safari||Frame to Fame or|
Kite Runner or
|Frame to Fame or
Actor's Studio or
Lights, Camera, Action
|July 20 - 25||Pirate Play||Young Architect or|
Young Designer or
Born to Perform
|Young Architect or
Young Designer or
|July 27- August 1||SummerArts Camps for Intermediates and Seniors||Artist’s Studio
Get in the Act
Ballet Boot Camp
Bboy Boot Camp
|August 3-15||Teen Academies||Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Writing, Film, Choreography|
|August 17 - 29||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).