Summer vacation is just around the corner, while we can’t wait for the lazy days of summer, it’s still important to keep our kids active and their minds challenged.
When people think of summer camps, a lot of people only think of the week-long sleep away summer camps, which appeal to a lot of young campers, but there are also those that are not yet comfortable to be away from home that long. There are so many amazing day camps (and overnight ones too) in our local area and all over New Brunswick.
The all-inclusive list below will help you find the perfect fit for your son or daughter.
Are you looking for something fun to keep the kids busy this summer? Someplace they can make new friends and learn new skills, all while having fun and being active? East Coast Spirit Athletics Cheer and Tumbling is offering 2 weeks of camp this summer at Parkway Mall in Saint John.
No experience required! Ages 5 – 13.
?♀️There are two styles to choose from, Cheer and Tumbling & Cheerleading.
Price is $125 for one week, or you can register with both styles for $200! You can also choose $25 a day if you can’t attend the entire week.
➡️Cheer and Tumbling camp – July 8th – 12th.
➡️Cheerleading camp August 12th – 16th.
These spots always fill fast so don’t delay! Email East Coast Spirit today to register firstname.lastname@example.org,
4 Locations to choose from: Quispamsis, Fredericton, Lower Sackville and Dartmouth.
?Each weekly themed camps provides an opportunity for children to sing, act and dance as they produce an end of the week production for family and friends.
Classical camp activities with a focus on friendship and kindness create lasting memories for KidSing campers.
Recreational camps are for children ages 5-12 and more advanced camps for middle school children. Camps run from 9am – 5pm with early drop-off beginning at 7:30.
?Price is $175 per week or choose their half-day option for $100 per week. They offer a 10% discount on the 2nd child. Visit them at https://www.kidsing.ca for more information and easy online registration.
Take a dip this summer with the Canada Games Aquatic Centre Splash Camps! Each day, participants will enjoy a ton of dry and aquatic fun with guaranteed swim lessons and swim times. Campers will participate in age-specific programmed activities led by trained and certified camp staff. Every minute of the day has been planned to ensure the maximum amount of fun! Camps are for ages 6-12.
If you can’t make it for the full week, single days are available.
?Splash Camp begins July 2nd – Ends August 30th. Single day: $45, Week-long: $125, *July 2-5: $100, *August 6-9: $100
Fundy Gymnastics is offering full day and half day Recreational Gymnastics Summer Camps for girls and boys age 5 – 14 years starting June 25th straight through until the week of July 30th.
Located in Quispamsis in a fully equipped, climate controlled, facility and supervised by qualified coaching staff. Their goal is to provide a safe, fun learning environment that utilizes gymnastics as a medium for motor skill development, strength training, flexibility, enhancement and positive child development.
?♀️Every level is welcome to attend, from brand new beginners to competitive gymnasts. Campers will be placed into groups based on age and experience to ensure that they have the best opportunity to grow and develop.
Gymnastics Camp is a great way to stay active over the summer holidays and meet new friends!
If you’re looking for a truly unique summer camp experience in New Brunswick, look no further! Kings Landing, is offering 2 types of overnight camps this summer. Drop off is Monday morning (even on holidays) and pick up is Friday afternoon. Camps wrap up with a ceremony where the children perform for their parents and the leaders give out awards.
Visiting Cousins: Children ages 9-14 have the chance to roll up their sleeves and experience 19th-century life first-hand! Campers dress in period costume and get in on as many activities as possible! They milk cows, prepare meals, braid straw, create handiwork, attend a one-room schoolhouse, and much, much more! 7 weeks to choose from between June 24th – August 5th.
Family Kin: weeks offered August 12-16 & August 19-23
Older campers, ages 12-15, are invited to dive deeper into the 19th-century lifestyle as Family Kin. This exclusive experience offers the chance for previous Visiting Cousins (requirement) to return to Kings Landing in costume and focus on one area of trade or artisan-ship.
Young ladies can specialize in Spinning & Weaving, Special Crafts, or Homemaking (including cooking). Girls will also do other activities that are not related to their area of specialization. Young men can apprentice with the blacksmith, printer, or carpenter, while also experiencing life as 19th-century farmers and learning about areas outside of their apprenticeship.
What better way to spend the summer than by building confidence, self-esteem and self-expression through singing and music?!
Join Alison Dawn Voice & Music this summer for a series of fun and exciting music camps and classes designed for kids to find their voice, build confidence and have a ton of fun!
?Here Comes Treble Vocal Acapella Camp for ages 11+, featuring three full days of acapella ensemble work on everyone’s favourite pop hits (just like in Pitch Perfect!) and two private singing lessons per camper!
?Singing Camp for Kids aged 6-8 interested in exploring their singing voice, learning fun songs and playing a ton of games and activities that will have them feeling more confident and excited about singing!
?Glee Camp for kids aged 8-13 who love to sing and dance to fun pop hits! We will spend the week working on vocals and movement while developing expression, confidence and self-esteem!
?Acting for Singers Class, a six-session evening class for experienced singers aged 13+ who want to work on the performance aspect of singing, bringing their skills to the next level! Each singer gets a chance to perform solo every class and get personalized feedback.
?Mad Science (Maritimes) offers daily summer camps for children Grade K – 5 that are a combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about.
Half days, full days and extended hours available.
Mad Science Summer Camp locations and dates:
Week of Jun 24 (French only)
Week of Jul 2 (French only)
Week of Jul 8 (English & French groups)
Week of Jul 15 (English & French groups)
➡️Shediac Cape: Week of Jul 22 (English & French groups)
➡️Fredericton: Week of July 29 (English only)
➡️Moncton: Week of Aug 12 (English & French groups)
Nova Scotia parents, they are also hosting summers camps in Nova Scotia!
East Coast Basketball Academy – ECBA offers skill development camps for all skill levels. They provide an intense, but motivating environment for players to hone their skills and have a great time doing so.
The campers compete in teams all week and the week ends with a Tournament style finale. The week always ends with great prizes being awarded to winning teams and deserving campers!
? Junior Girls Competition Camp: $280 plus tax ($322 total) June 24-27
? Junior Boys Competition Camp: $280 plus tax ($322 total) July 15-18
? Senior Boys Competition Camp: $280 plus tax ($322 total) August 19-22
For 24 years, Jim Palmer Summer Jam Basketball Camps have provided kids with a fun and positive environment where they can learn basketball skills and grow as young athletes. Register today so your child gets to be part of the Summer Jam Experience. Camp is being held at Saint John High School (new location) Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm with 2 age groups. ?July 8th – 12th for ages 6 – 11 ?July 15th – 19th for ages 12 – 16
Camp T-Shirt included and Domino’s Pizza provided on Friday.
⭐️Jim has been coaching basketball most of his life. He has the unique distinction of coaching boys and girls at all levels from beginner to professional. This range of experience allows him to have a unique perspective on how basketball players should develop their game from beginning to end. Jim will also be joined by professional basketball player Kaylee Kilpatrick. Kaylee grew up in Saint John and has just finished another successful professional season in Germany.
Summer Jam Basketball Camps are known for providing children with a solid learning foundation while not losing sight of the fact that sports and sport camps are supposed to be fun! Jim and his coaching staff have built a reputation for getting to know each camper individually. This is highlighted at the end of the week when each child receives an award to highlight something they have done, said, or accomplished during the week.
The Boys and Girls Club of Saint John offers Summer Day Camp programming at 3 locations, Main Club (Uptown), Seaside Park (West Side) and Survival Camp (Grand Bay).
?The Main Club and Seaside Park locations will be offering 10 weeks of summer day camp programming for youth ages 5 – 12. Some of the themes include Splish Splash, Mad Science/Myth Busters, Buskers Bonanza, Fun with Food, Mystery Inc. and Wild Things.
Pricing: $120 per Child per Week $15 Week Discount per additional child per week
Hours: 7:30am – 6pm Monday – Friday
Register for as many weeks as you like and only pay for those weeks. There is no commitment to sign up for the entire summer.
?Survival Camp is a fun day camp program that teaches youth about the great outdoors! Kids spend the majority of their day outside, in the wilderness come rain or shine. During the program, kids do many things including archery, build a fire, cook outdoors, build shelters, filter water, wilderness first aid, learn the helpful and harmful plants/animals in the woods and much more. ➡️This program is for youth ages 5+. There is a CIT program available for youth 12+.
Pricing: $160 per Camper per Week $100 per CIT per Week
Have fun at NBCC this summer with their line-up of awesome specialized week long day camps! Learn new skills, explore a new hobby, and make new friends. Their summer camps are taught by experienced and motivated professionals who will encourage and challenge you in an atmosphere that supports curiosity and exploration.
With programs available in a variety of areas and all campuses (Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Miramichi, Woodstock and St. Andrews!) This college themed summer camp is available to grade 7, 8, and 9 students!
While I did my best to make sure this is an all-inclusive list, if you know of more New Brunswick Summer Camps happening please send me an email at NOMfriends@gmail.com and I’ll add to the list.
If you have friends with children, please share so they don’t miss out on the fun.
Happy Summer Vacation!
P.S. If you’re a mom and not already a member of the local Facebook group Network of Moms, I invite you to check us out. We have a great group of supportive moms where you can ask questions and lean on other moms for support and encouragement regardless if your kids are newborn, toddlers, school aged or teens. Join the group and maybe even meet some new mom friends.
P.S. there is also a 100% dads only group on Facebook called Network of Dads!
Michelle Lefrancois was born and raised in the small town of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB. She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Business Degree in 2004. After graduation, she worked in the Finance and Banking world for 10 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom to her two young daughters. She’s the founder of Network of Moms and loves helping other moms connect. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, 2 children and 2 Boxers.