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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!
DAY or OVERNIGHT PROGRAM – click here to register
We’ve just added single day programs to our roster for July 2 and 3rd for kids from 5-15! Get a sample of what Ross Creek Camps are all about, and if you register your child for Thursday AND Friday, they can try staying overnight on Thursday! We have a fabulous summer lined up for you, and we want to dream of summer now. Dream with us, and plan an extraordinary experience for your children and teens with internationally renowned instructors, fabulous and fun camp staff, great food and an amazing venue. Book here.
If you have a child who is thinking about overnight camp in the future, but has never tried it before 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! VERY LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE – also available for July 2, as long as the camper is registered for both single day programs!
With one week programs, campers get a full camp experience. Focused arts programs give children an opportunity to explore while having an amazing summer camp. From camp fires to talent nights, this program rocks! While campers can come as day students, we strongly encourage the overnight program. At the end of each week, the children share their work with a gallery and performance for friends and family at 2:30.
July 2 Beautiful Bugs
July 3 Clay Play
July 5–10 Animate!
July 12–17 Urban Art
July 19–24 Film Fanatics
July 26–31 Young Designer
August 2-14 Teen Academies Ages 14-18
August 16–28 Dance Summer Dance
Single Day Programs
Thursday 2nd of July
Beautiful Bugs: Join us and learn about some of the coolest insects that Nova Scotia and the Valley has to offer. Using art and sculpture you will make your own bug beasties and learn the science and art of the incredible insects all around us!
Puppet Pioneers: Puppet craft has been used for thousands of years to share legends and stories. Over this day we will explore some puppets of the world and learn how to make a few of our own. From shadow puppets to marionettes to Yoda, puppets rule!
Friday 3rd of July:
Classic clay: This is a day dedicated to helping campers get their sculpting skills together. Using air dry clay and wire they’ll learn how to sculpt from life, and of course create some amazing creations direct from their imaginations. Come dressed to create with your imaginations ready to go!
Improv Express: One thing Ross Creek knows is great theatre! This one day workshop is for all young actors that want to sharpen up their improve and theatre game technique! This will be a great day! You will learn how to snap in and out of different characters at a moment’s notice.
Full Week Programs
Animate: Come join us for the week and ANIMATE! Learn how to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. You will explore stop motion and claymation techniques and create some cool video animation.
Comic Creation: Welcome to the Creek;s flagship comic art workshop! Once again we bring you the best local comic artists to show you the tricks of the trade! Come join us for the week and get your comic on. Meet great friends and great artists. Experience Summer Arts Camp!
Young Architect: Explore an amazing art form, one that surrounds us every day, and open your eyes to the possibilities. Learn how to create, draw, and realize models of crazy cool buildings. Each project will be from your imagination, using real new tools and skills to make fabulous constructions. Display of drawings and models will take place for family and friends at the end of the week.
Urban Art Project: Explore the dramatic, joyous and completely contemporary art form of urban art. You’ll explore the concept of art existing in the public space and its impact. You’ll get to create your own “Positive Graffiti” and learn where this art comes from. This week is going to be explosively cool!
Film Fanatic: Once again we bring you FILM! Come join us for this exciting week of film making, equipment techniques and team working. During this week you’ll become a producer, writer, director, equipment operator and editor. At the end of the week there will be a premiere for family and camp. Great times, great films!
Artist Studio: This is a workshop is for those multi disciplinary artists. Those that love to draw, paint and sculpt. Campers will spend the week working across many mediums which will help them to create a great body of work and enhance their skills as young artists.
Young Designer: For all our new designers that want to explore art through design this is a great program that will immerse Senior campers into the cool world of design. With our professional designer at the Creek, campers will explore graphic design and how to use it while also examining work of the world’s great designers. Alongside our great traditional summer camp atmosphere this is going to be a great week with lots of new skills learned! At the end of the week there will be a camp-wide art show for family and friends.
Passion Theatre: The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and Two Planks & a Passion Theatre proudly bring you Passion Theatre! Taught by theatre professionals, this is a great chance to become the actor you knew you could be. Senior campers will get the best instruction in improv skills, script work, collective collaboration and auditioning techniques. Combined with our great traditional summer camp atmosphere this week will put you on the right road to becoming an actor someday, or at least having a hilarious and fabulous time. At the end of the week there will be a showing for family and camp.
Teen Foundation: We know that sometimes it can be hard to pick a great week long workshop here at camp so we have created a new workshop designed to give you a look at a wide range of artistic mediums. This week campers in this workshop will explore theatre and visual art among other things. This will be a great week to test a wide range of arts while enjoying our great summer camp experience and making new friends.
Enrolment limited to 20 students per camp.
Single Day Program: $65
Overnight Single Day: $105
Week-long Day Student Camp Tuition: $295 per week
Week-long Overnight Student Camp Tuition: $525 per week
Materials fee $50 for week-long camp
Lunches are included for day students
Bus Transport: $15 per day or $60 per week
HST and a capital improvement fee is added to all of the above.
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
15% off camp fees if paid by Nov 10
10% if paid by Dec 10 or
5% if paid by JAN 15 AND
5% off if you bring a friend
5% member & CF families
(maximum combined discounts, 25%)
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. We regret that we cannot give full bursaries to all students, but are delighted that we are able to fund a full 10 % of all students through the generosity of corporations, businesses, individuals and some schools. Bursary applications for SummerArts are available by clicking here. The deadline for submissions annually is December 1. They can be faxed or mailed to us with that date as the postmark.