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Summer Camps 2013

Information is sorted alphabetically and will be updated as details are received. To add to the list, please email stjohnsmomblog AT gmail DOT com.

Please also note: These are camps I am aware of through websites, emails and other communications. I have no personal stake in any of the camps listed and their inclusion is not an endorsement of the services or staff. Information is provided FYI to help you get the ball rolling in your efforts to find suitable daycare for your children :-)
Alive Adventures
Alive Adventures camp is located in CBS  All camps are overnight stays for the duration of the camp except for the Little Adventurer Day Camp. During the 4 day camps the kids stay at base camp in the cabins (bunk style) for two nights, and then spend one day and night hiking and camping in tents. Alive Adventures has a 1:11 adult to child ratio. There are fully qualified staff present at all times in the areas of outdoor education, first aid, certicate of conduct for working with children and a fully qualified lifeguard during swimming hours. In addition, during the camping and hiking journeys, Katie carries a tracking device which uploads the location(s) and is viewable on a private website for parents.We serve healthy, nutritional kid-friendly food. Three meals, two snacks per day. Please notify Katie if your child has an allergy or special dietary concern. We combine traditional camping practices such as hiking, camping, re building, shelter building, canoeing, kayaking etc. with music, art, yoga, passion finding, team building and personal development. Our unique approach allows campers to experience excitement, growth, friendship, fun, and connection with self, others and the environment. Our camps aim to carry your child from a "Me to We" mindset, addressing Mind Body and Soul, and guiding them to their fullest potential. Register Online - Details here.
Anna Templeton Centre
The ATC schedule of summer day camps is now posted on their website. Registration is now open. Sign up on-line or by calling 739-7623 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30).
Lots of options for budding artists... Visit their Website here for Program & Camp Specifics on the following programs:
  • ARTrageous (7-11 yrs)
  • Junior Art Explorers (5 – 7 yrs) 
  • Cartoons & Comic Books 9 yrs +
  • Art & Craft (7-11 yrs) 
  • Words & Imagery (9 yrs+)
  • Seams Sew Easy (9+)
  • Sew Sensational (9+)
  • Budding Artists (Pre-school)
  • Sketching, Drawing & Painting: (12 yrs+)
  • Drawing & Painting (9 yrs +) 
  • Play Building (9yrs +)
  • Planet Art 7-11 yrs
  • Textile Art (9 yrs +)
  • Jewellery & Accessories (9 yrs +) 
  • Art Stars (9 yrs +)
  • Art Adventures (7-11 yrs) 
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
Our summer camp schedule is on our website at our camps are half day camps either 9am - 12noon or 1 pm - 4 pm. Themes include Lego Ninjago, Star Wars, Bricks $ Girls, Stop Motion Movie Making and more! All camps cost $150 for first child and $100 for each additional child. Except for shortened weeks (Canada Day and Regatta Day) these are $120. There will not be any lunch time supervision as this is the time our staff will be preparing for the afternoon camps.  The Mini half day camps are $40.
Camp GEO! 
The Johnson GEO Centre is offering week long, Monday to Friday, day camps for children in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 (ages 7-10*). Enthusiastic and experienced staff, Great leader to camper ratio: one leader for every 10 campers, Hands-on activities, Exciting experiments that are fun and educational, Age-appropriate crafts and games, Outdoor activities (weather permitting), Popcorn and (educational) movies, Certificate of completion. $35 per day. Sign up for the whole week and get a 10% discount. Members receive an additional 10% discount. (*Please note: If you have a child who is interested in our camp who does not fall within the 7 to 10 age range, please contact us. Exceptions may be made.). Full details and schedule available here.  If you require further information, or to register your child, please call the Interpretation Department at (709)737- 7849 or email
Camp Hollywood
CAMP HOLLYWOOD is a chance to shine. The five day camps are for children five to fifteen years old and combine singing, dancing and acting. Themes for the show will be inspired by the young performer’s interests or by popular Hollywood movies and Broadway productions. We change themes and productions every year. Each camp takes place over five days. Students then present Show Camp Hollywood - a theatrical music and dance extravaganza. Our scripts are written to ensure all young performers get equal parts and stage time -- so everyone is a star! Camps are based by age groups (5-7; 8-11; 12-15; 13-16, priced from $150 - $275 per week depending on group) and there is additional information on the  FAQs page, feel free to check that info out, and contact us if you still have questions. Email:; Click here for complete details. 
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Clay Cafe Avalon:
At Clay Cafe camps the kids will be the Artists all week long while having FUN using Raw Clay, Polymer Clay, Painting, Sculpting ,Arts and Crafts and making friends. Camps are Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm (drop off no earlier than 8:30am). Cost: $130+tx. For ages: 7-14 yrs. Summer Camp Themes  for 2013 include: Owl Week, Silly Science Week, Dr. Seuss Week, and Builder's Week. To register call the studio 745-2345; click here for complete details. 
CLB Summer Day Camp
CLB Summer Day camp will feature arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, swimming, field trips, sports and hikes!  8:30AM - 5 PM Monday to Friday. $85 per week. Call 722-1737 or email
Elite Taekwondo

Elite Tae Kwon Do day camps provide a safe and nourishing environment for every child while having massive fun in our school and field trips. Your child will be working with fully trained, W.T.F certified instructors and our professional staff. Our camps are a fun and educational place for your child and is perfect for children ages 5 and up. Camps will include: Anti-Bully/ Confidence training; Weekly Outings; Foam Weapons training with a different theme each week; Daily Tae Kwon Do classes and exercises; crafts; team challenges and games. More info here. 

Embarr Riding Academy Camps

Camps 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for Ages 5-12. Maximum 15 children per camp.  Lessons taught by Embarr instructors. Adult supervision. 1:3 counsellor to camper ratio. Rain or shine. Details and registration here. 
French Immersion Summer Camps (FRENCH FOR LIFE)
E-mail, visit or call 725-2141 for more information.
Frontline Paintball is proud to offer a summer camp option for paintballs players and children who want to be paintball players. This program is focused on paintball skills development and also other interesting activities. All equipment and paintballs are included. Full camp details and schedule are available here.  Other activities will be covered including fitness, lifestyle, healthy living, nature study, outdoor survival and life skills training. Details here.
Junior Naturalist Camp Program at MUN Botanical Garden
These programs offer children an opportunity to explore Newfoundland natural history through nature hikes, exploration, activities, games, crafts and adventures. A respect for nature and all its “critters” is emphasized. The camps are suitable for children who enjoy exploring nature and being outside (no matter what the weather) and who can focus quietly on an activity or craft for a period of time. Topics and themes include: composting, wetlands, forests, creepy-crawlies, our feathered friends and biodiversity. For complete details, fees & schedule, visit
Lil' Lester's Club
Know a kid who loves the outdoors? Get them to join our Lil'Lester's Club. This is a weekly club starting July 4 where they'll get a little "behind the scenes" insight into farming! 
While participating in the club kids will plant some crops, learn about farming, be introduced to animals, and pick berries. They will also get a t-shirt so they can be recognized as a farmer in training! The cost is $50.00 for the entire club. Registration will be taken until July 1, just stop into the market and fill out a registration form! More details here
The Little Gym: Anytime Summertime Camp
Themed summer camps for 3-8 year olds; Until August 30th 2013 - Monday Wednesday Friday mornings 9-12 and Tuesday Wednesday Thursday afternoons 1-4.  Register for one day a few days or several weeks. Call 754 ROLL (7655) or visit or
Visit for complete details on summer programs in the following: Basketball, Volleyball, Dance, Theatre, Recreational. Prices vary - most either $150 - $225/week; ages and times vary per program.
Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice Camp
An environmental summer camp is being held at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, 101 Mount Scio Rd. in St. John's, for children in grades 2 and 3. Cost is $50 per week. For more information or to register, phone 722-0082 or email
Musically Inclined Summer Camp MUSIC, ART & FUN!

FULL DAY CAMP for children ages 3-10; A fun and affordable alternative to day care or babysitters
9:00am - 3:00pm (earlier and later drop-offs/pick-ups available if required due to work schedules).  Morning session: Music and Arts and Crafts; Afternoon session: Organized games and activities, outdoor play, field trips. Students will receive group musical instruction, including singing and the use of musical instruments.  Lots of other activities will be included such as arts and crafts, physical activity, field trips, and outdoor activities in a fenced-in backyard.  Students are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks. Cost: $160.00 per week, no tax. 8 weeks available from June 24th-August 16th. There will be a maximum of 12 full-time children per week.Contact Keri Kao 834-5750,, Facebook. 

Ollie T's Recreational Sports Camp
Summer Nature Camp @ the Fluvarium 
Explore the ecosystems around us with The Suncor Energy Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camp! We’ll learn to look closer at the forests, streams and wetlands in our own community and see some of the amazing things Nature has to offer. Nature Camp is the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover.  With small group sizes (10 Campers per session) fun, friendship, and outdoor adventures await!
Camp hours are 9am – 4:30pm (with drop off and pick up from 8:30am – 5pm). Ages 7 – 10 (grades 1 – 4). For more information contact: Denise Hennebury - 754-3474 -

Town of Paradise Summer Day Camp 

Wallnuts Kids Summer Camp
This is a full- or half-day camp for ages 7-16. It includes 5 days of climbing and climbing-related games with friendly, experienced coaches. No previous climbing experience is necessary. The emphasis is on active living, safety, movement and fun. Camp runs from July 1 -  Aug 30. Camps are half-days only (12-3 PM), Monday to Friday and are geared towards both new and returning campers of all abilities. Cost: $105+tax.  Register any time: info online or phone: 1.866.579.WALL (9255)
Whatchamacallit Day Camp
Super action packed Camp Whatchamacallit Day Camp at The Works.
Our camp is for ages 5-12 and runs weekly from June 24 – August 30. We offer a number of options, Flip & Dip General Camp, Drama, Dance, Arts & Crafts, Team Sports, Mini Rugby and Olympic Wrestling. Cost is $140 per week for our general camp and $155 for any of our specialty camps. All camps include swimming lessons at the Aquarena.