We have partnered with Mulgrave Recreation to help make their summer day camps be more inclusive. We have hired counsellors to specifically support children with ASD that would enjoy being part of this program. You must register for the full week and drop ins are not permitted but if your child wants to only stay part of the day that is perfectly fine; we are flexible. We will also have a space they can hang out away from the group if at any point they are feeling overwhelmed. If you are planning to register your camper please contact our office at 902-777-1513 or email SA_RC@autismns.ca to discuss their specific needs so we can prepare our counsellors in advance to support your camper. Read the information below to register and choose which theme week(s) your child would enjoy.
Day Camp schedule and information....
The camps are for ages 5-13 years, TEEN week is ages 10+. Cost for each camp is $50/week. Each camp will run from Monday – Thursday from 9am-4:30pm (with exception to the first week of August).
We ask all campers to pack a lunch and lots of snacks. Please pack your own water bottle, sneakers, sunscreen, a towel, and swim wear (for pool). Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for all types of activities. It may be beneficial to pack an extra change of clothes as we will be playing water games and doing various crafts where things could get messy.
Please register by phoning the town office at (902)747-2243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Due to COVID-19 day campers must sign-up for all 4 days for the week, no drop-ins permitted. For phase 2 we will be reducing capacity sizes at day camp to 10-11 campers per day camp per week. In phase 3 we will be able to take a maximum of 20 campers. The spots will fill up quickly so hurry and claim your spot! We will have additional leaders to form more than one group of campers if needed.
Hand sanitizer will be provided. All equipment being used will be sanitized after each use. All possible activities will be held outside where possible. When indoors the children will need to wear masks and while outside when social distancing cannot be maintained they will also be encouraged to wear masks. Siblings will be placed in the same group; other special requests are not promised. Campers will have access to bathrooms regularly to wash their hands, before meals and whenever necessary. Before approval of registration into our programs you will be required to sign a waiver of claims in regard to COVID-19.
Heather Reid and Kristen Hadley will be the leads for our day camps. We will also have help from Autism NS by Kailyn Maroun, Lucy MacLean, and Madison Pierce.
Week 1: Going Green - July 5th-8th
This week you will explore what nature has to offer around Mulgrave, going for daily walks to local parks, beaches, and the trail. You will also be encouraged to save up your trash through the week to make a creative “litter monster”. Let’s put your green thumb to the test by planting some bean plants in the pots we will decorate together. We will also be meeting with our GO Green Coordinator to learn how to live greener!
Week 2: Mission Impossible- July-12th- 15th
This week you will transform into a super-secret spy to complete Mission Impossible. Throughout the week you will compete in obstacle courses and minute to win it style challenges to put your spy skills to the test! You will also enjoy lots of outdoor fun in the sun with water games and walks to the beach. This week is going to be jam packed with lots of fun.
Week 3: Christmas in July- July 19th-22nd
This week we will be celebrating Christmas, but in July! This week you will enjoy a reindeer pancake breakfast, decorating our day camp Christmas tree at the MMC, and a bonfire at the beach to make smores!
Week 4: Treasure Island- July 26th- 29th
This week we will be exploring the beaches and trails of Mulgrave for different treasures! We will each decorate our own treasure box to collect all the treasure we find throughout the week. We will enjoy water games at the field.
Week 5: Wild West- August 3rd-6th
Howdy everyone! Harness your inner western side for a week of some ace-high fun! This week will be decorating our own masks and making your own ice cream in a bag and playdoh! We will also be wrangling the slip n’ slide and playing some horseshoes. We hope to see you this week partner!
Week 6: Color Week- August 9th- 12th
Enjoy all the colors of the rainbow this week! We will be tie dying an item of your choice and doing a mini color run through the trails. You will enjoy some fun at the Mulgrave Tennis Courts this week, turning the pavement colorful with chalk creating your best design. Don’t miss out on this colorful week for our last week of day camp!
Week 7: TEEN WEEK Ages 10+- August 16th - 19th
Pack up, let’s go “camping”, we will create our own campsite that we can use all day. This week will be jam packed with camp like activities, beach excretions, BBQs, paddle boarding, swimming, camp fires, and more. See you there!
Week 8: Farewell to Summer - August 23rd - 26th
Say farewell to the summer of 2021! Let’s play some water games, head to the pool, and make some more memories before summer ends. Experience your favorite day camp activities for one last time.