Adventure, Explore, and Discovery

Week-long day camps for children ages 4 to 13

Camp programming runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (unless otherwise noted) with Camp Headquarters located in Bermuda House, 82C York St.

  • Drop off time is between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Pickup time is between 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Camp group Age group
Adventure Ages 4-6
Explore Ages 7-9
Discovery Ages 10 and up

Questions? Contact summer@mta.ca. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration and costs

Costs

RATES:

  • Per week (no lunch): $160 — payable online
  • Per week (with lunch): $203.75
  • Full nine weeks of camp: $1,088 (with no lunch, lunch would be at an extra cost as per below)

DROP-IN RATE:

  • $32.00 per child/per day (no lunch) or $40.75 per child/per day (with lunch)
  • Please call (506) 364-2114 on the morning you wish to attend to confirm there are spaces available

Lunches (optional): $8.75 per day or $43.75 per week.

Please note that lunch payments can be made with debit/credit only at Camp Headquarters (Bermuda House).

Registration policies
  • Registration fees must be paid in full at the time of enrollment and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Fees may be paid online, via telephone with a credit card or in person with credit card, debit, or cheque. To pay by telephone, please call (506) 364-2114.
  • Cheques are payable to Mount Allison University.
  • Prices for programs are subject to change.
  • Tax receipts for day camps are available.
Refund policy
  • Camp registrations must be paid in full at time of enrollment.
  • Participants registered for a camp may transfer or withdraw up to 7 days prior to the camp start date.
  • All camp withdrawals/refunds are subject to a $50 administrative charge (fee is applied to each camp refunded). There is no charge for a camp transfer.
  • Once past camp start date, registrations are non-refundable unless:
    • a camp is cancelled by administrators, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be issue.
    •  if a camper cannot participate due to medical reasons, substantiated by a medical certificate.
  • All program registration and camp refunds must be approved by the Summer Camps Coordinator. Please allow up to three business days for processing.

June 24 to June 28

Adventure, Explore, & Discovery: Blast off to Summer

Blast off to Summer is exactly what every parent and child is looking for this 3-day week will give everyone an opportunity to celebrate the end of a school year and the beginning of everything that is summer — and that includes Summer Camp.

New friendships are guaranteed to develop during this week as we start the day camp season at Mount Allison summer camps!

July 2 to July 5

**Please note that there is no camp July 1**

Adventure: Insects & Gardens

Most people look down on insects, but a closer look will show Campers that there is an amazing world waiting to be discovered. Campers will have the opportunity to investigate all aspects of Mother Nature. Their green thumbs will be put to the test as they plant and watch their seeds grow during the week.  

Explore & Discover: Fun & Fitness

We will be combining indoor and outdoor activities for the young sport enthusiasts as well as those campers who enjoy taking a positive approach to healthy living. The Counselors will be teaching the campers character-building skills, developing greater self-confidence, and team-building skills. The campers will get to enjoy top notch facilities while learning about new games and sports, such as the Mount Allison Alumni Field.

July 8 to July 12

Adventure: Creative Arts

Let the creative side of your campers shine during Creative Campers week! Crafts will range from nature crafts, bead work, friendship bracelets, tie dying and much more. We strive to have age appropriate creative and fun activities for all campers. Campers will have an opportunity to visit Owens Art Gallery and learn about the amazing creators and artists from our past and present — maybe a future artist will be amongst our Campers!

Explore & Discovery: Amazing Race

Ever wonder what it would be like to travel around the world without leaving Sackville? Campers will have the opportunity to compete against each other in friendly competitions, paired with collaboration and cooperation with each other to do just that! At each new place, campers will be given a task to accomplish challenging their minds and bodies while building new friendships. The excitement will not stop there as they learn how to work in teams and have an Amazing Race!

July 15 to July 19

Adventure: All About Disney

This week will be all about Disney! Have you ever wanted to celebrate your favorite Disney character, play games about your favorite Disney movie — read a Disney book and create some Disney magic through crafts, music and dance?  Then this is a camp you don’t want to miss. Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Simba — the characters and fun will be endless...

Explore & Discovery: Outdoor Skills

A week as an outdoor explorer and adventurer is a great way to spend a fantastic week of the summer! Throughout the week, campers will learn about a variety of aspects of the environment and cool useful skills for outdoor survival paired with fun activities in our natural world. This week is filled with a lot of outdoor time, so bring your sunscreen, hat and boots and get ready to learn about the great outdoors — building forts, tying knots and pitching a tent — great fun will be had by all!

July 22 to July 26

Adventure, Explore, & Discovery: Science Camp

At Mount Allison Science Camp, campers will be amazed as they experience cool chemical reactions and perform neat experiments within our newly renovated state of the art facilities. A visit to the one of the campus labs is always a highlight for Campers. Campers will experience a week as a junior scientist with tons of fun and interactive activities as they participate in a variety of science adventures.

July 29 to Aug. 2

Adventure, Explore, & Discovery: Summer Olympics

Let the Games Begin!! The 2024 summer Olympics will be celebrated in Paris, France this summer — this week will be spent learning the history of the Olympics, the Olympic rings and the Olympic flame. Campers will embark on a thrilling journey of sports and teamwork, discovering the world of Olympic dreams through creative crafts, friendly competitions, and playful adventures.

Aug. 6 to Aug. 9

**Please note that there is no camp Aug. 5**

Adventure: Animal Planet

Filled with adventure and fun, campers will learn tons of neat stuff about different animals, make animal crafts and play all sorts of fun-filled animal games.

Explore & Discovery: Canadian Adventures

Canada is the second largest country on earth — 10 million square kilometres! There are ten provinces and three territories. Each province and territory has so much to offer. How about we take a walk and see what we can discover about our great country. The week will be filled with trivia, games, Canadian sports and crafts.  You may be surprised how much our great Country has to offer!

Aug. 12 to Aug. 16

Adventure & Explore: Super Heroes

Boom! Pow! Wham! Mount Allison Summer Camps is looking for boys and girls with superhero talents to join us as we create our own superhero personas, discover the science behind super powers, and most importantly combine our talents to ‘do good!’ We will dive into fun and games, art projects, story adventures, obstacle courses and more. This week of Super Heroes will surely get everyone excited to do good in and around our communities!

Discovery: Leadership Camp*

Campers will develop their skills to act as a confident, courteous and respectable leader while learning about the importance of being responsible in a leadership role. Leadership is about respecting oneself, others and the environment. It’s about working in a positive team setting and helping others. It’s about participation, maintaining a positive attitude and focusing on self-improvement. Campers will leave this camp with a solid understanding of how to act as a leader that focuses on engaging others while creating an inclusive experience.

*We are excited to include an optional overnight stay (one night) with this camp in residence at Mount Allison.

Aug. 19 to Aug. 21

Adventure, Explore, & Discovery: Mystery Camp

Mystery camp will be 3-days filled with activities galore! The Mount Allison Summer Camp Counselors will be planning an amazing final week, but Campers won’t know the activities for the day until they show up at camp, ready for any adventure! We look forward to seeing everyone in our final week of summer camps!


Summer camps staff

The Mount Allison University summer camp team consists of faculty members and senior university students who have extensive experience working with different age groups of students.

All staff hold a minimum of current Standard First Aid and CPR certification along with Mental Health First Aid. Police background checks are also conducted on all prospective employees.

Mount Allison University runs a multi-day training session for all staff at the beginning of each season to ensure new staff are prepared and that returning staff remain fresh and sharp.

Every staff member at the camp is chosen for their qualities of leadership, character, and sense of responsibility for the campers entrusted in their care. Staff members are fun, enthusiastic individuals fully committed to ensuring that each individual at Mount Allison University summer camps experience success and positive self-growth while participating in our customized programs.

Our staff members host a friendly, creative, responsible, supportive, and fun environment during your stay. They are an amazing group of faculty members and senior student leaders.

Throughout the camper's stay at Mount Allison University, they can be assured of a safe environment where creativity, shared learning, and personal growth are the goals of every program.

Morgan Countway

Heyy everyone! My name is Morgan, I'm going into my 4th year studying psychology at Mount Allison University, which also happens to be my favourite place. I love it so much I decided to stick around this summer and hang out with all of you! I love being outside doing all kinds of activities. I have a feeling this summer is going to be so fun, I can't wait!

Leah Saulnier

Hi everyone! My name is Leah and I’m going into my fourth year at MtA studying Psychology and English. I’m from Moncton, New Brunswick, but spent a lot of my childhood in Sackville! I love being outdoors, reading, and meeting new people. This is my first year at MtA summer camps and I’m so excited to get to meet all of you and have a great summer!!

Abby Mullett

Hi everyone! My name is Abby and I am so excited for this upcoming summer :) I enjoyed my time so much at camps last summer, that I decided to spend another year here. I love seeing everyone's smiling faces and can't wait for all the fun things we have planned! See you all soon!

Kayla Trites

Hi there! My name is Kayla and I am a third year English and Drama major at Mount Allison University! Some of my favourite hobbies include singing, acting, and walking in nature. I have two years experience working in summer camps, and I am so excited to facilitate my favourite camp activities! This summer, I hope to learn more about the Sackville community, and meet new people. I can't wait to spend time with the staff and kids at MtA summer camps!

Tai Christie

Hello everyone! My name is Tai and I’m super excited to have a ton of fun at MtA summer camps this year! I grew up in Sackville and am going into my fourth year studying international relations. I enjoy travelling, learning languages, and playing games! I’m super stoked to meet all the campers!

Elowyn M’Cloud

Hey everyone!! My name is Elowyn and I am so excited to meet you all and have a fun-filled summer!! I am going into my third year studying Psychology and loving it! I am from PEI but after coming to MtA, Sackville has become my second home. I love meeting new people, being outside, playing games, and learning new things! I cannot wait to meet you all, see you soon :)

Rileigh Melanson

Hello everyone! My name is Rileigh and I am going into my fourth year at Mount Allison University. I am an English Major and a History minor. I love anything outdoors, especially playing sports! Summer is my favourite time of the year and I am looking forward to a fun filled summer with you all!

Drew Healey

Hey everyone! My name is Drew, I'm so excited to have a fun summer with you all! I am going into my third year in Psychology. I am from Alberta and I love being outside exploring and playing games! I enjoy sports, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Can't wait to meet you all and have the best summer!!

Mikayla Tattrie

Heyy everyone!! My name is Mars and I am so excited for this summer!! I am going into my 3rd year at MtA and studying psychology! I remember how much I used to love summer camp when I was younger and how much fun I had, I love being outside and meeting new people so I thought this would be a great opportunity!! I can’t wait to meet you all and have the best summer :)

Geneviève Landry

Hello everyone! My name is Geneviève, and I am going into my fourth year at MtA studying French and History. I can’t wait meet all of you guys and spend the summer in Sackville! I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer than to do fun activities with all of you, see you soon!

Questions? Contact summer@mta.ca. We look forward to seeing you!