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Featured 2022 Summer Camps
Canadian Parents for French in NS, NB and PEI are very proud to join forces to offer this unique first-time opportunity to spend a full French Family Fun Weekend in the beautiful Acadian coastal community of Bouctouche, Nouveau-Brunswick. 
FAMILY FUN FRENCH WEEKEND
in BOUCTOUCHE, New Brunswick | July 15, 16, 17, 2022
Magie et mondes imaginaires à la plage ! Magical and Imaginary Worlds by the Beach!
Immersed in beautiful surroundings, French food and French-language activities, both children and grown-ups will enjoy this unique family weekend!
An amazing family weekend offered at 50% off the regular price for CPF members. All-included, French immersion activities and experiences, accommodations, meals, entertainment, fees and taxes.
Do not wait to register, space is limited to a maximum of 16 families / 60 participants between all three provinces. Canadian Parents for French in NS, NB and PEI are very proud to join forces to offer this unique first-time opportunity to spend a full French Family Fun Weekend in the beautiful Acadian coastal community of Bouctouche, Nouveau-Brunswick. Parents, children, friends and cousins have the opportunity to explore the French language and the Acadian culture, to share experiences and build memories that will last a lifetime.
This is a rare opportunity for families to spend an entire weekend in a French speaking environment without the worry of finding and planning activities that will keep your children busy and entertained, and this, all in French.
A fun-filled educational weekend packed with activities centered on imagination, magic, music, food and the environment is guaranteed to please everyone!
FUN FOR PARENTS TOO!
No worries for parents who have limited knowledge of French. All staff are bilingual and special vocabulary ‘cheat sheets’ will be handed-out to parents to help them learn and have fun during the activities. Parents will also be able to attend a special par- ent-education session in English on “Raising a bilingual child” with a French immersion specialist who will provide useful insight and tools for bilingual homes. Parents will even be able to sleep-in while staff serve breakfast and entertain the kids!
ABOUT THE AREA
Boutouche is renowned for the Pays de la Sagouine, its fantastic beach dunes and
its Acadian food, joie de vivre and music. It is also the birthplace of two of the iconic figures of New Brunswick, one French, one English. The world-famous award-winning French author, Antonine Maillet was born here, as well one of Canada’s most success- ful businessmen, J.K. Irving. Bouctouche, N.-B. is a 3 hour drive from Halifax, 2 1⁄2 hours from Fredericton and 2 hours from Charlottetown.
This weekend is an excellent opportunity to make friends and meet families from the three maritimes provinces who share the same joys and challenges of raising bilingual children!

Canadian Parents for French NS, NB & PEI presents….

FAMILY FUN FRENCH WEEKEND
in BOUCTOUCHE, New Brunswick | July 15, 16, 17, 2022 

Family Fun French Weekend Package Includes:
■ Two nights accommodation in a double
room (2 queen beds) at the Auberge Bouctouche Inn & Suites.
Five (5) Meals:
■ Breakfast, lunch and supper on Saturday
■ Breakfast and boxed lunch on Sunday
■ Several snacks during the weekend
Activities:
■ Entrance fee & special activities at
Le Pays de la Sagouine
■ Acadian Cooking Class
■ Acadian Kitchen Party
■ Acadian Tales & Music
■ Magic performance by renowned
magician Rémi Boudreau
■ Saturday evening mini concert sing along
with live Acadian musicians
■ Entrance fee, visit and activities at the
Musée de Kent
■ Parent education session
“Raising a bilingual child”
Participation in all activities and taxes are included.
Check out the Network Calendar of Events for the opportunity to participate in CPF events put on by the Branches across Canada. 

Summer Programs/Opportunities – 2022

  1. RISE AND CLIMB ADVENTURE COURSE DAY CAMPS

Rise and Climb, located in Cornwall, is thrilled to be offering Day Camps for students finishing grades 3-8 again this summer. Camps will run Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 (with extended pick up and drop off times available). Our camps will be following any CPHO guidelines.

Our campers will spend the mornings utilizing all Rise and Climb has to offer including the Kids Course, Big Adventure Course and Laser Tag in the woods. Our afternoons are spent playing in the woods, at the Dream Park, swimming in the Town’s pool and enjoying parts of the Terry Fox Sports Complex like soccer, beach volleyball, basketball, etc.

The fee is $209.99 which includes a Free Season Membership that’s active once payment is complete

For further information or to register, please check out www.riseandclimb.ca/camps

  1. WILD CHILD PEI PROGRAM

Wild Child Nature Camp is an all-outdoor program designed to connect kids to the natural world through play. At Wild Child kids build forts, climb trees, learn to identify plants, explore the woods, play games, garden, cook in the solar oven, hang in hammocks, and much more.

For more information about our programs, including Frequently Asked Questions, please check out our website at: https://peiwildchild.wordpress.com/faqs/. Or call 902-940-2263

The website will indeed indicate whether the programs are full and which are accepting waitlist applicants.

Wild Child’s sponsored/community spots for the programs that are available for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and low income families.  There are still some of these available in spring and summer, funded by donations from other participants’ families as well as the Rotary Club and several other funders.

  1. HOLLAND COLLEGE CANES CAMPS

To register please go to:https://recreation.hollandcollege.com/

You can also email:  canescamp@hollandcollege.com or visit www.facebook.com/campcanes or call 902-566-9686 for further information on our summer camps offerings.

  1. MERRY POP-INS SCHOOL AGE SUMMER CAMPS

There are a lot of different options available. Please click on the first link below for full details on Camps being offered and on the second link for registration guidelines

Here is the link with our themes: 2022 Summer Camp Themes – Merry Pop-Ins Childcare Centre (merrypopins-pe.ca)

Link to enroll. Summer Camp Enrollment – Merry Pop-Ins Childcare Centre (merrypopins-pe.ca)

  1. CAMP GENCHEFF

This summer Camp Gencheff will be providing a children’s day program for school aged children (ages 5-18) with intellectual and physical disabilities.

We have 22 acres of beautiful property overlooking Bellevue Cove with our own private access to the beach and plenty of green space for outdoor activities. Many of our clients enjoy the opportunity to swim, searching for seashells and sea glass, beach walks and canoeing.

Our indoor facility is fully accessible and barrier free.

This summer we will be offering 9 weeks of themed programming with all programs provided on site. Our programs are highly structured yet offer creative and innovative activities to ensure that each child is engaged in their interests while encouraging them to try new opportunities.

The 2022 summer program begins June 29th until September 2nd, 2022. Parents are asked to send their child with a packed lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, water shoes, water bottle, sun hat, swimsuit, towel and any other required items.

Anyone interested in registering for these programs can fill out an application form that can be found on our website www.campgencheff.com and be sent to admin@campgencheff.com.

  1. ISLAND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

The Island Gymnastics Academy, located at the House of Sport / Royalty Centre at 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown, will be offering 8 weeks of full day summer camps this year.

Camp times will be 9am to 4pm (early drop-off / late pick-up is available).

Age range: Grade 1 to Grade 6 (must have completed Kindergarten)

Cost:  $200.00/week

Weeks beginning: July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22.

To register: Please go to  https://www.amilia.com/store/en/IGA/shop/programs  to register online, or call 902-566-3935 for more details.

Please note spaces are limited. Early registration is advised.

  1. BRICKS 4 KIDZ

Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps are being held in Charlottetown and Summerside this year for students ages 5-12 and ages 9+

Themes include Game On, Master Builders – Spike Prime, Game On, Transportation Timeline, Design Challenge, Heroes and Villains, and Bricks 4 Kidz Mash-up.

Visit www.bricks4kidz.com/344 to find more information and register.

STEAM PEI is holding summer camps in Charlottetown, Summerside and Montague in both English and French.

Themes include Jr. STEAM, Storybook STEAM, and Stop Motion Animation, Tech Bytes, and Design Challenge for Grades K-6. For ages 11-15, we have Building STEAM, Girls Engineering for the World and Game Makers camps.

Visit www.steampei.com to find more information and register.

  1. THE ADVENTURE GROUP – Adventure Camp 2022

Adventure Camp 2022 Dates: July11-15 & July 18-22

This summer TheAdventure Group will be offering two action-packed weeks to young people ages 9 –14.

Activities may include but are not limited to: the R.O.P.E.S course, rock climbing, art, drama, and a variety of sports and adventure-based activities.

With a focus on Empathy and Healthy Relationships, the campers will have the opportunity to also learn leadership skills, increase self-esteem and make healthy and positive choices. Healthy lunch and snacks are provided daily.

Register soon as the group number is based on CPHO guidelines.

For pricing and registration information on camps please visit https://www.adventuregrouppei.ca/

The registration fee for one week of Adventure Camp is $150. This cost includes two snacks and lunch and all activities.

We will be updating our Website adventuregrouppei.ca and Facebook page @adventuregrouppei to reflect any changes due to COVID

Any questions can be directed to adventurecampreg@gmail.com. Please sign up early as we are   usually creating a waiting list by May 1st.

  1. CAMP TRIUMPH

Camp Triumph is all about FUN! It gives kids a chance to build their confidence, skills, and self-esteem through engaging in activities and connecting with others.

Who: Camp Triumph is for children aged 7-16 who have a family member with a serious illness or disability. To date more than 2,400 children have attended Camp Triumph from across Canada.

What: An overnight summer camp providing opportunities for these children to experience new activities, relax, and have fun with children who are going through similar experiences.

Activities include: games, sports (court and field), crafts, drama, music, kayaking, archery, beach games, swimming, high and low ropes, campfires, and the fan favourite olympics day.

The facilities include a paved multipurpose court, challenge course (climbing wall and zip line), indoor areas for rainy day activities, bunk houses/cabins, flush toilets, and hot showers. The dining hall serves delicious, nutritious meals which take advantage of food fresh from our own garden!

Where: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island When: Session 1: July 17 – 23 Session 2: July 24 – 30 Session 3 (Leadership): Aug 3 – 13 Session 4: Aug. 7 – 13 Session 5: Aug. 14 – 20

Why: To provide children coping with illness and disability in their family an opportunity to have a week away full of fun. A chance to connect with other similar children. To try new things, building confidence, self-esteem, new skills, and developing positive coping strategies.

Cost: FREE Why is it important?

Illness of one family member significantly affects the entire family, especially the children. We’re helping children learn how to deal with, and overcome adversity, conflicting emotions and anxiety, while nurturing resiliency and maturity. With their unique experience, outlook on life, and with the help of our camp programs, these children can grow into the leaders of tomorrow. Many are well on their way. Kids are observers. Parents may not realize exactly the effect these situations are having on them. The children we serve are vulnerable and those with significant feelings of isolation, anxiety, and stress. We help to focus these difficult experiences in a positive light

 CAMP ABEGWEIT

Affectionately known as Camp Abby, is located in Augustine Cove and was established in 1946. Over 32,000 children/youth have been welcomed in that time.

We boast 12 cabins and can accommodate up to 60 campers per week this summer. We offer many programs that help children explore their world around them. We are proud of our “unplugged” program where children turn off the electronics and tune into the natural world. We have lifeguard supervised beach activities on our private south shore beach.

There are many outdoor activities on our spacious property that include camper favorites like archery and gaga ball. There is an organized art & crafts program that includes drama and singing. We also have the standard camp favourites of campfires, storytelling, and good wholesome food!

Registration for the 2022 camping season is now open and the weeks are as follows:

Week Age Start Date End Date
Family Camp Family June 24th June 26th
Week 1 7-12 July 10th July 15th
Week 2 7-12 July 17th July 22nd
Week 3 5-7 July 25th July 27th
Week 4 7-12 July 31st August 5th
Week 5 11-13 August 7th August 12th
Week 6 13-16 August 14th August 19th

For more information, please visit our website www.campabegweit.ca or contact our registrar Wendy Wright campabbyregister@gmail.com or 902-388-8545.

  1. TOWN OF CORNWALL

Fun in the Sun Camp (K – Grade 6)

If you are looking for the classic camp experience, you have come to the right place! Fun Under the Sun offers participants activities such as arts & crafts, nature play, cooking, and active games based on a different weekly theme. Campers will also get to enjoy exciting field trips in the community and around the province. Daily programming is designed to promote creativity, social development, and increase levels of physical activity. Children registered in our program for the full summer will receive Lifesaving Swimming Lessons and camp t-shirt FREE!

Sports & Adventure Camp – (Ages 7 – 12ys)

This year we are changing things up…..this is no longer just a sports camp but a camp focusing on getting your children moving, running, laughing, and making new friends. The campers will participate in some skill-development and physical play through a wide variety of sports, including soccer, dodgeball, baseball, basketball, frisbee, disc golf, hockey, dodgeball, and mini-tennis. We will also be including other fun camp experiences such as daily swimming, active games, hiking, parachute games, park trips and so much more. Come join us in an exciting, challenging, and dynamic experience.

On the Move Camp (10 – 14yrs)

LIMITED SPACES Is your pre-teen / teen dreading the whole summer day camp experience?  Are they generally bored with summer camp after a couple of weeks? This camp will be different and will provide a variety of experiences that will create positive and unforgettable summer memories. This travelling camp will allow your child to visit several tourist areas, they will experience Island cultures, and participate in outdoor adventures. Several communities across the Island host a variety of festivals and events in which we hope to experience as much as possible. Your child will meet new friends, enjoy new experiences, and develop new skills in a safe and secure environment. The program also includes swimming lessons, daily outdoor activities, sports, arts and crafts, and theme days. We will be incorporating swimming as much as possible throughout the summer whether it is at our local pool or one of PEI’s finest beaches. The program will be held at the Terry Fox Sports Complex which will be set up with a variety of activities to keep your preteen / teen busy when they are not on the road.

For Registration, please visit our website www.cornwallpe.ca or call (902) 628 – 6260.

 2022 at Camp Keir

Camp Keir is located in Canoe Cove and offers camping sessions for ages 6 to 15. At Keir, youth are growing inside by playing outside. Campers enjoy lots of unique and fun outdoor activities, delicious meals, tons of “Keir Gear,” and forge long-lasting friendships within a safe, caring environment.

Again this year we are offering our Leader-In Training program designed for older youth, which is an asset to any resume. For more information on any of our programs or to read about each camp session, check out our website – www.campkeir.ca or visit us on Facebook or Instagram. Camp Keir is centrally located on the South Shore of PEI so easily accessible from tip to tip.

We are so excited for our 2022 themed camps! There is something different for every week!

2022 Summer Schedule:

Again we are hosting our Leader-In-Training program which is for youth 15+ yrs. The LIT program will be held during July 3-15 + 1 Potential Volunteer Week for $550. After successful training in the first two weeks, LIT participants may be asked back to complete a volunteer week. This is a hands-on opportunity for youth to put their newly acquired skills to the test as they help the counselors. Your volunteer week will be given to you by your LIT leader and Camp Director.

Camp 1 – Sherlock Keir: Ages 9-11. July 3-8. $350

Camp 2 – So you think you can dance? Ages 12-14. July 10-15. $350

Camp 3 – Submakeir Adventures: Ages 6-8. July 17-20. $300

Camp 4 – Keir’s Park Rangers: Ages 10-12. July 24-29. $350

Camp 5 – The Great Keir Bake Off: Ages 13-15. July 31- August 5. $350

Camp 6 – Keir Family Robinsons: Ages 7-9. August 7-11. $325

Camperships and Discounts

At Camp Keir we believe that money should never come in the way of a child coming to camp. We want to be able to provide as many opportunities and as much support as we can for any child coming to camp. If you are interested in Camp Keir but cannot afford the entire cost, please feel free to email campkeir@gmail.com or call (902) 303-1754 for more information about our campership policy.

Other discounts we offer:

Early Bird Discount: If you register before June 1st, you get $25 off.

Bring a friend! If you bring a friend who has never been to Camp Keir before, you will get $25 off.

Come for a second week of camp! If you register your camper for two weeks of camp, you will get $50 off your second week!

 

 

 

 

 

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