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Camp session: SummerArts (Ages 12-16) (Ross Creek Centre for the Arts)

SummerArts (Ages 12-16)

By: Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

About this Program:


555 Ross Creek Road, Canning, Nova Scotia, B0P 1H0

At Ross Creek we provide an amazing art day taught by professional artists and a great camp experience for kids on our 178 acres of field and forest, led by our fabulous counsellors. Whether exploring the world of making, or make-believe, drumming or dancing, making movies, or making monsters on paper,  our camps have something for every kid! Kids get outside each day, and explore our gorgeous landscape as part of their program. 

Our Senior campers start to explore art forms in more depth, learning from our professional artists and gaining new skills while still focused on the creative exploration of the world, through the arts.  

SummerArts day camps are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Campers can add Thursday overnight as an option. Limited bussing is available on a first come basis.

July 03-07
Animation Studio
We’ll spend a week with an animator who works in the industry, and go from initial concept to the final credits of your own animation! From Flipbooks to film, we’ll explore various techniques of animation to make something really special together. 

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Musical Theatre Studio
The show must go on! This camp explores the world of musical theatre and will create new confidence and collaboration skills in participants through a collaborative ensemble creation of acting, singing, and movement that puts you centre stage! Campers will also see the work of our professional theatre company in our own music of Wind in the Willows! 

July 10-14
Textiles Studio
Working with our fashion faculty member, you will explore textile and fashion design in this one week camp all about fabric, fashion, and your phenomenal imagination! Weave together a combination of materials, and experiment with processes like applique, block printing, and soft sculpture! 

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Visual Arts: Painting & Drawing Studio
This week takes you from pen to paint to printmaking! Working with our wonderful artist faculty, you’ll explore the ways to make your artwork come alive through incredible new skills. Learn about local and international artists, while diving into your own studio practice. Finish up the end of week, with an exhibition in our gallery.

July 17-21
Urban Art Studio
Learn how to scale-up your ideas and bring colour and different styles to the world around us, all while learning to use spray paint, and tools of the trade, in a safe positive way! Collaborative public art, stickers, stencils, and more will be part of this one-week wild and wonderful program! Campers will even compose a one-of-a-kind mural here at Ross Creek.  

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Photography Studio
Participants will experiment with traditional and contemporary photography techniques as they explore the inspiring visual surroundings Ross Creek has to offer (learn more about your own camera, or borrow one of ours). Explore your creative vision while learning how to set up an amazing shot, and combine a mixture of digital and analog effects for beautiful prints. Get inspired by some of the great photographers from around the world while immersing yourself in the darkroom! 

July 24-28
Graphic Novel Studio
Art of the comic in long form! Learn new unique ways to tell your story with a combination of illustration and the written word. Zines, DIY bookmaking, and narrative, all come together in this week of hands-on skill development and experimentation. Celebrate the end of camp by trading copies of your finished work, and contribute to the Comic Library of Ross Creek! 

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Jewelry & Metalworking Studio
This exciting camp returns with incredible materials and processes in the studio. You’ll get to explore the design and creation of one-of-a-kind wearable artworks and sculptures.  INspired by metalworkers from ancient times to now from around the world, you’ll become an alchemist and go home with some incredible pieces to give away or showcase yourself! 

July 31 - Aug 04
Radio Revolution: Broadcasting Studio
🎙️🗼📻🎵Broadcasting live from Radio Ross Creek! Hop into the recording booth, set up an interview, and bring together stories, music, recording, and more, using funky radio tools all in this brand-new Broadcasting Studio! Collaborate to learn the art of the podcast, and experiment with old-school radio tech to bring your sound to the people! This camp will take place at our main campus with visits to our Annex in Canning. 

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Film Studio
This camp is perfect for film lovers who want to tell their stories through movies! Campers will work on a live-action film, with a focus on both pre- and post-film production. Film-makers will be given the opportunity to write, act, direct, and edit under the guidance of a professional filmmaker and create a film for our new partner WhitFlix Film festival! 

Character Development: This program helps build the following traits

  • Independence: Campers will have chances to pursue creative tasks in groups and on their own and will build a sense of confidence and independence as they grow through art.
  • Creativity: Ross Creek Campers will have ample opportunities to explore different art forms while collaborating with artists from down the road and around the world. Creativity is a key trait to learning to be an open, independent, and kind individual!

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Canning, NS
555 Ross Creek Road

Time TBD
Cost TBD

Special Needs Support: This program is able to accomodate a few campers with special needs

Mild Support       Specialized programming

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Down Syndrome
Hearing loss
Intellectual disability
Physical Disability
Tourettes Syndrome
Troubled Teens
Mild Support       Specialized programming


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

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CIT/LIT Program
Fashion Design
Instructor lead (group)
Leadership Training
Marine Biology
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Social Justice
Theatre Arts
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Vocal Training / Singing
Web Design
Wilderness Skills
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive


Location Address Pick up Drop off
ColdbrookMacDonald's, Coldbrook8:00 am6:00 pm
KentvilleArena, Kentville NS8:10 am5:50 pm
New MinasCounty Fair Mall 8:20 am5:40 pm
WolfvilleAcadia Arena8:30 am5:30 pm
Port WilliamsFirehall, Port Williams, NS8:40 am5:20 pm
CanningGlooscap Arena8:50 am5:10 pm
CambridgeCambridge Elementary, Cambridge, NS7:50 am6:10 pm

Art, theatre, dance & outdoor adventures!
Combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, a full recreation schedule, and a core of incredible arts programming!


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