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Summer Camps in Cape Breton

Record #: CBM0395
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017
Last Full Update: 21 Jun 2017


Located In Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Areas Served Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Description & Services


Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design Creativity and Craft Camps, Sydney

These camps will be based on creativity and how important it is to express yourself and let your own true colour shine through. They will also include lessons on the importance of the arts, learning, positive attitudes and the environment.

  • July 10 – July 14, ages 6-8
  • July 17 – July 21, ages 9-10
  • July 24 – July 28, ages 6-8
  • August 8 – August 11, ages 11-13

Half day weekly fee $75 – morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1-4pm); $65 for additional siblings Full day weekly fee $120 (9am-4pm);$110 for additional sibling

*Week of August 8 is $56 half day or $96 full day

Pre-registration is required. Register in person or by phone with credit card payment by calling Amy at 902 539 7491 ext 116.

Class Acts Drama School Summer Day Camps, Sydney

Registration: June 17, 10:00am – 2:00pm @ New Dawn CSI (former Holy Angels School, 37 Nepean St.)

THEME PLAY July 3-7, 10am – 3pm, ages 9 – 12:

  • Students will collectively create a play on a chosen theme. The class will be guided by Brian Gallivan through the process of selecting a theme, writing a script, casting players, staging rehearsals, and performing on the last day.
  • ACTING ADVENTURES (July 24-28, 10am – 3pm) ages 9 and under

  • Instructor: Maggie Musgrave ( A week of games, crafts, and story-telling. Fun-filled and good for both new and returning students.
  • SSCENES WITH DIALECT (July 10-14, 10am – 3pm), ages 13 – 15

  • Instructor: Brian Gallivan ( Explore the fun of playing a character with a foreign dialect. This class experience will dramatically improve each student’s ability to enhance a role. Various short scenes will be performed on last day of camp. (students will be required to do some memory work)
  • SUPER FUN DRAMA TIME YEAH! (July 17 – 21, 10am – 3pm), age 15+

  • Instructor: James FW Thompson ( Fun theatre that spans the ages and generations but now for teens! Games, activities, improv, scene creation, everything! For experienced and new students! Super fun time, yeah!
  • Fee for each camp is $150 (with family discounts available!) and must be fully paid prior to starting class. For more information, or for early registration, please email the specific instructor for the camp.

    Fortress of Louisbourg, Louisbourg

    The Fortress holds three camp-style programs for youth every summer. Must be a member – family membership is only $15 and you can buy a membership and register for programs online.

    Children’s Program for ages 5-12. 5 days. Approx. $75

  • Dress up in 18th century clothing, eat period snacks, play period games, and more.
  • Youth Apprenticeship for ages 13-16. 5 days. Approx. $75

  • Must have completed one year in the Children’s Program. Dress in 18th century clothing and choose from a Servant’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: cooking, laundry, garden work, cleaning, domestic crafts and serving, a Labour’s Life (includes 2 or more activities: forge, boat building, garden work, military, stacking/chopping wood and bakery), a Lady’s Life includes 1 activity: bobbin lace making (take away book mark), sewing a lingerie cap (take away cap), or embroidering (take away handkerchief), or a Drummer’s Life (drumming).
  • Youth Fife and Drum Program for ages 12-16 with some experience playing the drum, fife, or flute. Audition required. Please note: must have attended the winter drumming sessions.

    Savoy “Got Glee?” Summer Musical Theatre Program, Glace Bay

    Canadian Kids Rock! Ages 9-18; $350

  • July 4 – 14 9am-4pm, with Friday the 14th only 12 pm to Show Time
  • Directed by Gayle Lahey & Todd Marsh. Exposes students to modern music, movement, and acting! Students will also be rehearsing and preparing for a live musical theatre performance which will take place on the main stage of the Savoy Theatre on July 14th! Call 902-842-1577 to register.

    Capers Basketball Camps, Sydney

  • Coaches will utilize personal demonstration, individual instruction, half court and full court games and drills to allow the campers to get the best possible basketball experience.

  • GIRLS (grade 6+): July 10-14, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
  • BOYS (grade 6+): July 17-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, $250
  • BOYS & GIRLS MINI (grade 5 and below): July 24-28, 9:00 am-1:00pm, $150
  • Call CBU Athletics at 563-1277 or 563-1143.

    Dream Stables Horse Camp

    49 Oyster Cove Road, Main-A-Dieu Details TBA

    Redwood Stables

    1806 Coxheath Road Horseback riding – for more information contact Mona 539-5529

    ZombieProof Martial Arts, Sydney

  • Ages 5-14, $25 per day
  • Fun, games, education, martial arts.

  • Call (or text Summer Camp): 902-371-3969
  • CBU Camps, Sydney

  • Various Camps throughout the summer for ages 4-12.
  • Highland Village Programs

    Wednesdays: Laithean Sona/Happy Days Chidren’s Living History Program

  • Take part in this special living-history program for children and get a sense of what life was like for Gaels in those days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, games, language, and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 8-12 only. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
  • Thursdays – Na Deugairean/ The Teenagers Living History Program for Youth

  • Partake in this special living-history program for teens and get a sense of the responsibilities and the lifestyles of young Gaels in days past. The program features special hands-on activities including chores, crafts, language and song. Costumes are provided. For ages 13-17. 10 am to 4 pm. $45 per child. Prepaid reservations required. No refunds or discounts. 13% HST included.
  • Fridays – Spors/Fun Gaelic Games for Kids

  • Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of Scottish heritage. Gaelic games such as Tunnag Tunnag Geadh, Duck Duck Goose, center on basic Gaelic vocabulary and phrases which are incorporated into fun and engaging games for children. Spors is for children aged 5-10. 10 am to 12 pm. Free admission.
  • Super Summer Day Camp, Sydney Curling Club

  • Ages 5-10, July 4 – September 1, $140 per week

    Cape Breton Bible Camp

  • July 2-7 – Adventure Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
  • July 9-13 – Discovery Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
  • July 16-21 – Junior Teen (13-14 yrs) – $250
  • July 23-28 – Skills Camp (10-12 yrs) – $250
  • July 30-Aug 3 – Explorer Camp (8-9 yrs) – $200
  • Aug 6-11 – Senior Teen (15-18 yrs) – $250
  • Sep 30-Oct 2 – Teen Retreat (13-18 yrs) – $75
  • *check the website above for multiple child discounts

    Camp MacLeod, 2731 Trout Brook Road, Albert Bridge

    Camp Registrar: 733-2560 (after June 24: 562-1085)

    All camps are $135, and for additional children $110, $70 for Novice Camp

  • Junior Co-Ed (ages 9-11) July 3-9
  • Intermediate Co-Ed (ages 12-14) July 10-16>/li>
  • Junior Girls (ages 9-11) July 17-23
  • Senior Co-Ed (ages 14-16) July 24-30
  • Novice Co-Ed (ages 7-8) July 31-August 3
  • Intermediate Co-Ed #2 (ages 12-14) August 7-13
  • Junior Co-Ed #2 (ages 9-11) August 14-20
  • Intermediate Co-Ed #3 (ages 12-14) August 21-27
  • French Language Camp

    June 23-29, ages 11-14 Canadian Parents for French

  • Sydney Camp at Camp MacLeod, Albert Bridge
  • Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts

  • Stay overnight, or choose a day camp instead – everything from the Gaelic language to Highland dance, music, and weaving offered.
  • Ages 5 – adult