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Ages 5-7 – explore themes through science, drama, music and art!

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 searching for the Creekster, creating a masterpiece or making new friends, our camps have something for every kid! 

For the youngest campers, we spend time exploring the theme for the week through all the arts – using maps, food, nature, stories, art, costumes, movement and play, we give kids a chance to dive in and immerse themselves in the world and make magic at the same time – from digging for dinos to planting a secret garden, we encourage the imagination and a world of wonder.

Kids can come for a whole week or multiple weeks of adventure and art.

Please note, we do take 4 year olds if they seem ready for a full day and are close to turning 5. We also encourage you to take advantage of our Thursday overnight to give juniors the excitement of overnight camp without going for the whole week. 

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WEEKJUNIORS
(AGE 5-7)
July 08-12
(Day campers begin on Monday)
Where the Wild Things Are
July 15-19
(Day campers begin on Monday)
Fables & Fairy Tales
July 22-26
(Day campers begin on Monday)
Up! Up! And Away!
July 29 - August 02
(Day campers begin on Monday)
Forest Friends
Aug 04 - 16No Programming
August 18 - 30No Programming
August 19-23 Under the Big Top
August 26-30It's a Bug's Life!

July 08-12

Where the Wild Things Are

Inspired by the amazing book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, this camp will have kids creating their own wild things, with stories and art about them, and then they’ll create their own wild Rumpus! 

July 15-19

Fables & Fairy Tales

We’ll explore positive fairy tales in this camp all about imagination and the coolest castles, dastardly dragons, and rad royals! Exploring stories from around the world, we’ll make our own fairy tales and pageants! 

July 22-26

Up! Up! And Away!

We’ll look to the skies for this art and nature camp all about the creatures that swoop and swirl in the wind! From birds to bats to the mighty winds, we’ll explore and make stories about the winds, and even send up our own kites! 

July 29 – August 02

Forest Friends

This awesome week will see us exploring our own Wabanaki forest in the summer, using art, music, play and more  to discover who lives around us, fairy tales from other forests about the woods and make up our own illustrated books about the Forest. 

August 19-23

Under the Big Top

It’s the greatest show on Earth! We’ll look at the big tents and the best bits  of the circus and learn how to make our own circus performance through costumes and characters, with leaping and laughter and maybe some musical mayhem! 

August 26-30

It’s a Bug’s Life!

Our world is full of the coolest creatures from the tiniest ant to the giant dragonflies that skim our ponds. We’ll explore the world of bugs through art, stories, and performance,  and sleuthing ourselves in our outdoor classrooms!

 

Costs

Week-long day camp: $345 incl. lunch and snack.

Week-long day camp w/ Thursday overnight: $405 incl. lunch and snack.

The Camp Bus:  $100.00 for the week. Click here to view the schedule and to reserve your spot. We do not pro-rate the bus for week-long camps if you only need transportation for a day or two.

All camp fees include all art materials, snacks, and lunch, and additionally, supper, breakfast and accommodations for overnight campers. Junior campers (5-7) are only eligible for day camp, with the exception of the Thursday overnight add-on if they are 7+. No overnight stays for ages 6 and under.

For afternoon snacks we have the “tuckshop” where the campers can buy up to two homemade sweet treats for $2 ($1 ea). This is a traditional part of a camper’s growing independence and camp fun! Some common tuck items are cookies, brownies and our famous snickerdoodle squares.

Payment Plans

Payment plans for families who would like to make the cost of camp fit into their budget. The early-bird discount does not apply to payment plans, and there is a small fee ($20) for setting up the plan to cover the additional administrative time. Click here to contact us by email and make payment arrangements.

Bursaries and Scholarships

We work hard to offer full and partial bursaries and scholarships to students who need financial aid and COVID has made that more challenging. Limited camp spots and drastically reduced earned revenue means we need some help! If you are in a position to help a child get to camp, we accept tax-deductible donations directly into our R.J. Owen Bursary Fund. We want to keep camps accessible to all and strive to be an inclusive community that empowers financially marginalized families.
You can email us here to support a child from our community and give them the gift of a fabulous summer.

Bursary applications require letters of reference, so please apply early. The deadline for submissions is June 1st for SummerArts financial aid. Bursary decisions are made by a committee and are based on a combination of need and merit. We regret that we cannot give full bursaries to all students, but try to assist as many children and families as we can through the generosity of corporations, businesses, individuals and some schools.

Fillable Bursary applications are available here. 

The deadline for submissions March 31 for SummerArts Bursaries. 

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