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 2 Beautiful Bugs
July 3 Clay Play
July 5–10 Earth!
July 12–17 Water
Urban Art Project
July 19–24 Air
July 26–31 Out of Africa
Born to Perform
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
Earth: Our little blue dot holds us, feeds us and inspires us. This is a week dedicated to the exploration of earth through science and art. Campers will learn about the soil and what lives in it and on it and tell stories and make art about and create with the earth!
Animate: Come join us for the week and ANIMATE! Learn how to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. Campers will explore stop motion and claymation techniques and create some cool video animation.
Comic Creations: 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, leading to a ross creek Comic Con at the end of the week!
Water: Have you ever explored water? Our ponds are teeming with life and in this camp that combines nature, art and fun, campers will discover the wonderful world of water through observation, stories, and art.
Young Architect: 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.
Urban Art Project: This is going to be a great week exploring urban art. There are incredible artists making public art these days and now campers can do that here at Ross Creek. You’ll get to create your own “Positive Graffiti” and learn where this art comes from. This week is going to be explosively cool!
Air: Come and explore the skies of Ross Creek! Campers will discover how the air moves things when they make their own sails, kites and windmills! Connect with clouds, whisper stories in the wind and sculpt the stars during this awesome week!
Film Fanatics: This is our flagship film workshop, where campers try their hand at filmmaking. This week will be spent exploring film equipment, how to film and making awesome films within a team of new friends. Come Creek up your creativity! You will learn skills in camera operation, editing, directing, story creation and sound.
Art Inc!: Campers will focus on drawing, painting and sculpture using a broad range of media, including charcoal, graphite, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and clay. Taught by a professional artist, this is a great way to explore the world through art. Campers who have taken art before will be challenged to new heights and beginners will be nurtured along!
Off to Africa: Africa is a place of dreams and adventure! Explore the colour and cultures of this vast land, from the Sahara to the Savannah, from antelopes to zebras. During this week campers will discover some of the wonderful cultures and landscapes and wildlife of Africa and make art inspired by the stories and images of this great continent.
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!
Young Designer : 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!
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 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.