Summer Camps

Camp is an exciting time for a child! A time for fun, friendships, special activities and songs. At Antigonish County Recreation Day Camps, all children are treated with respect, allowed to be who they are, engaged to discover new strengths and skills and encouraged to think about the local and broader world around them.

Your child’s safety and well being are important to us. Antigonish County Recreation’s core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness will guide every aspect of our programming and our interaction with staff, parents and children. We have planned a great summer experience for your child(ren)–get ready for some fun!

 

FUN ON THE RUN – AGES 3-12

This action packed camp offers a variety of activities including exciting games, creative and outdoor play, art, singing, and science experiments! Each day will have a new theme and campers will get to explore new interests! Participants must be three years old before the start of camp and be fully toilet trained.

This camp will take place one week (Monday-Thursday) in each community.

  • École Acadienne de Pomquet
  • Mini Trail Comm. Centre
  • East Antigonish Ed. Centre/Academy
  • Heatherton Comm. Centre
  • Arisaig Comm. Centre
  • St Joseph’s Comm. Centre
  • Havre Boucher Comm. Centre
  • St. Andrews Comm. Centre

MOOVIN’ AND GROOVIN – AGES 3-6

Movin’ and Groovin is a camp for making friends and having fun, while learning the basic fundamental skills for movement.  Children will play games, sing songs, have story time, and be active.  This camp will focus on basic movement skills such as throwing, catching, running, kicking, jumping, striking, balancing, tumbling, and many more.  Basic movement skills will encourage children towards an interest in physical activity in their later years.  Participants must be 3 years old before the start of camp and be fully toilet trained and able to use the washroom independently.

 

GO! BACK TO NATURE – AGES 8+

GO! Back to Nature is a camp for those who love being outdoors. This camp incorporates team work and respect for each other and the environment. In this camp you will gain knowledge and skills in an outdoor setting. This fun and active experience teaches outdoor survival skills, environmental awareness/appreciation, and knowledge of wildlife biology.

 

GO! BACK TO NATURE JR – AGES 5-8

All the fun of Go! Back to Nature but for a younger crowd! Go! Jr incorporates the fun and freedom of being outdoors while learning new skills and making new friends. Each day offers adventures with exciting themes that are woven into the day’s activities. Campers learn to respect and enjoy nature while having fun, hiking, canoeing with a qualified instructor, exploring, crafting, shelter building, and much more.

 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – AGES 10-15

Prepare for the great outdoors! This one-week camp will introduce participants to a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and camping! Camp will be spent entirely outdoors where participants will learn basic outdoor pursuit skills while being safe and having fun. Participants will get to experience hiking, biking, canoeing and an overnight camping trip to finish the week. All activities will take place around local lakes and parks in Antigonish County. Tenting equipment will be provided, however participants are requested to bring their own personal equipment (i.e. sleeping bags, pillow etc.).

KIDVENTURE – AGES 5-7

Kidventure is designed for young school-aged children that want a fun-filled day of camp! KidVenture activities include: sports on the playing field, outdoor adventures, art fun, imaginative play, stories and songs.  Each day of camp will have a new theme, all while in an atmosphere of fair play, safety, and friendship!  

 

BOG! (BE AN OUTSIDE GIRL/GUY)

Participants will get an opportunity to explore the wilderness, canoe, hike with compasses and make an outdoor meal.

 

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