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!
We know that eight year olds can be in different places, so we welcome you to decide what program is best for them. However if they are in the junior program, we suggest they are only day students.
NEW! If you have a child aged 7-9 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
DAY or Overnight PROGRAM – click here to register
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 5–10 Earth!
July 12–17 Water
Urban Art Project
July 19–24 Air
July 26–31 Out of Africa
Born to Perform
ONE DAY SESSIONS
Learn a whole new way to see the world through drawing! We will closely observe things around us, by drawing in class, sketching other students, and looking at great Master Drawings. Learn new skills in line and shading to express yourself!
This incredible Asian dying technique uses hot wax and fabric paint to make incredible fashion. Make your own project and learn this centuries-old technique while adapting it to your own style.
Ready! Set! Paint!
Come join us for the day and learn the basics in painting. This workshop will show you all the cool tricks and techniques to express yourself through paint.
At Ross Creek we really love clay! This is a one day workshop into the joys of clay sculpture. We’ll show you how to sculpt with your hands and how to use a wire base.
Bring on the noise! We can’t wait to hear the rhythms you learn working with all kinds of different percussion instruments in this one day camp all about the beautiful beat! Campers will learn to make music together form all kinds of different drumming traditions, all leading up to a parade of fun and sound!
Celebrate our history through the incredible ghost stories of Helen Creighton all about the spooky and spectacular happenings of Nova Scotia and beyond (and we MEAN beyond)! You’ll also learn to create your own original ghost story and have it printed for end of day.
Gather natural materials and turn them into incredible art! Through the magic of a press, learning all about colour and design, you’ll make a piece of framed art for your wall.
Full Week Programs
We’ll have a blast! During this week campers learn how to do everything that goes into an indie film, including how to get along with your cast and crew and fellow filmmakers! At the end of the week there will be a movie premiere for family and camp, complete with popcorn! Great times, great films!
This is a great way to explore the world of visual art, giving campers a taste of all kinds of ways to make incredible images! Campers will learn about drawing, painting and sculpture using a broad range of media, including charcoal, graphite, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and clay.
Explore the magic and mystery of kites and rockets! Learn about the science of getting a kite to soar, and how kite wars work, along with a day of rocketry. Then design and build your own amazing kites to fly and rockets to set off!
Frame to Fame (ages 10-15)
This is one of the coolest art forms around. In this one week session, you’ll develop a story and characters, design and make props and backgrounds, and learn to shoot, create sound and edit! We’ll explore paper cut outs, clay and lego possibilities. End of week screening for family and friends.
Born to Perform
A great theatre experience for campers who love to explore the world of imagination. Through improvisation, and rehearsals, you’ll create a story with your friends and perform it using the skills you learn in this fabulous and fun-filled acting camp. Get a new love for the art of acting!
Calling all future graphic designers! This is a great program that is going to take you into the coolest design in products, graphics and more. See the world of design in history, and learn how to make your own mark through illustration and art. You’ll get to create real world projects for events and groups and see how your design can make a difference!
Young Architect (ages 10-15)
Ross Creek is expanding! Not only are we developing a new facility on site, but we are exploring the great buildings of the world! Now is your chance to explore the incredible art of architecture. Modelling, engineering, and design are all part of this unique program, plus you’ll get to explore the building site and see the process that went into the cool new structures right here!
July 27-August 1
Ballet Boot Camp
So You Think You Can Dance? We know you can, and we’ll help you get even better! This program has a focus on great ballet skills, strengthening and flexibility – no matter your dance or sport, this is a great way to get in shape and create some beautiful movement! AND it’s a great camp experience to round out your summer.
B-Boy Boot Camp
Learn the best from the best – how to safely do street dance, popping, locking, breaking and more in this one week camp ending with a positive battle for friends and family!
Sign like a star! In this one week camp, we’ll take your mirror microphone singing into the spotlight along with dance and acting to create an incredible end-of-week performance.
Working both in large and small forms, take a journey into the magical world of drawing, painting and sculpture! Inspired by the masters, we will make shadow boxes, go wild with paint, and make collages. We’ll then move on to explore a variety of sculpture techniques, both experimental and traditional, inspired by a variety of modern sculptors.
Get In the Act!
Building on earlier work, this teen theatre camp develops young actors, writers and directors through games, script work, new creation and a presentation. Working with voice, presence and physicality on stage, this provides you with all the building blocks you need, while have a great time at camp.
Come with your guitar or other stringed instrument, and get ready to hone your skills, your ideas and your music into something very cool which we’ll record for you!
Enrolment limited to 20 students per camp.
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 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.