2023-24 PD & March Break Day Camps

Registration begins on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. AST

Online registration available here

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  • We now offer ONLINE REGISTRATION! It is safe, secure and convenient.
  • Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2023.
  • In-person registrations are available at the Mount Fitness Centre.

Payment options:

  • Pay in full:  You can add multiple camps to your cart and pay at the end.  Each camp must be added individually, but can be processed with one payment.
  • Payment Plans:  Each camp registration is done separately.  You must add one camp to the cart and complete the payment. Then repeat the process for each additional camp.

Camp Details:

  • Prior to registration, please carefully review the following.  Further details on these topics can be found in the blue drop down sections below:
  • Set up your online account. Additional details are available in the Registration Information and Instructions section below.
  • Age: To register, children must be entering grades primary – 6 in September 2023. Children in pre-primary are too young for this camp


About Us

Welcome to the Mount’s Summer Day Camp Programs, where fun and safety are always our top priorities! Our Summer, PD and March Break Day Camps offer a wide range of energetic and exciting activities for children in elementary school.

Since 1983, we have become a leader in offering unique and meaningful active day camp experiences for children in Halifax and surrounding areas. From athletic and recreational games in the gymnasium, to art activities and crafts, to outdoor adventures and scavenger hunts around our beautiful campus, we ensure a fun-filled, safe, and active experience for your child! Our camp Leaders and Coordinators are qualified, experienced Mount students, with many aspiring to teach or work with children through our Child & Youth Studies or Bachelor of Education program.

Our programs are structured to engage the whole child and create a lasting impression of fun, friends, and memorable experiences. Take a look at our many day camps coming up and other children’s programs offered through the Mount Fitness Centre.

Our themed camps include structured recreational programming, based on a daily or weekly theme, that allows our campers to have fun and be kids! Our activities include a variety of games, crafts, outdoor adventure, etc. Campers will enhance their imagination, learn through movement and play, and be physically active.

Hours of Operation: 7:30am-5:30pm

  • Supervised free play: 7:30am-9:00am
  • Structured activities: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Supervised free play: 4:00pm-5:30pm

Drop off and Pick up:

  • All parents/guardians must escort their camper to the drop-off table outside the Mount Fitness Centre
  • Drop off: 7:30am-9:00am
  • Pick up: 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • If dropping off or picking up between 9am-4pm, please call 902-457-6420.
  • Late fee: $5.00 for every 15 minutes a child remains after 5:30pm.


  • Please provide nut free lunch and snack items.
  • Our campers are very active throughout the day and will watch a G-rated movie during lunch.

Tuesday, September 5                                                            Fee: $45.00

Shipwrecked!Ahoy campers! MSVU day camps are taking on the high seas and need your help! Stormy seas and battleships are just a couple of the challenges our pirates may face while embarking on the open ocean.

Wednesday, September 6                                                     Fee: $45.00

Birthday Bonanza.Happy Birthday to…everyone? Yup, you got it! We’re celebrating everyone’s birthday. Complete with classic birthday games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Pass the Present, and Musical Chairs!

Monday, October 2                                                                Fee: $45.00

Marvelous Monday. Monday blues? Well turn that frown, upside down! There’s no better way to spend a Monday then mixin’ and mashin’ your way through our Messy Maze and our Super Silly Scavenger Hunt!

Friday, October 27                                                                Fee: $45.00

Fang-tastically Fun! Halloween is just around the corner and we are ready to have a spooktacular time! We will have cauldron crafts and ghoulish games! Costumes are welcome (but not required) and maybe if you show the leaders a trick, they’ll give you a treat.

Monday, November 13                                                         Fee: $45.00

Once Upon A Time.Once upon a time a group of adventurous campers joined MSVU for an awesome day filled with fantastical games and crafts. Create a magic wand and come up with your own fairytale story during this creative day at camp.

Friday, November 17                                                           Fee: $45.00

Music & Movin’ Who doesn’t love music? We’ll be moving to the music games like rhythm master and assembling a rainmaker in craft. Together we will create our very own silly symphony!

Thursday, November 23                                                    Fee: $45.00

Medieval Mayhem. Knights, royalty, and dragons – that’s what this day is all about as we forge crowns and build castles to dodge the dragons! You may just be our next brave knight.

Monday, December 4                                                          Fee: $45.00

Mount Mystery. There’s a mystery at the Mount and we need YOU to help solve it. Dive into our top notch detective training and then use it to help find clues in order solve this mystery!

MARCH BREAK, March 11-15                                         Fee: $190.00

Around the World. It’s March Break and we are in vacation mode! Join us as we explore the seven continents of the world. This week’s activities are inspired by the far corners of the world, from the icy Antarctica tundra and the wet rainforests of South America to the outback of Australia. You’ll feel like you travelled the globe without ever having to step foot on a plane.

Monday, March 18                                                              Fee: $45.00

Spring in your Step! Even though it is still only March, the first day of Spring is just about here! Come celebrate as we skip into Spring through our favourite gym games and making flourishing flowers during craft!

Thursday, April 4                                                               Fee: $45.00

Happy Highlanders. Compete in the MSVU Day Camp’s very own Highland Games! We’ll see who can throw the furthest, though it isn’t just about brawn as you’ll be creating kilts and running with the Loch Ness monster.


Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2023.

  • To save time on registration day, we recommend that you create your account in advance.  If you already have an account, please login to ensure access.
  • Age: To register, children must be entering grades primary – 6 in September 2023. Children in pre-primary are too young for this camp

Step #1:

Review the summer day camp details and Ultimate Parent Guide, including details on the 10% non-refundable deposit.

Step #2:

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  • Already have an account: 
    – Login to your account using your email and password.
    – Skip to Step #4
  • Need to create an account?
    – Create your user account using this direct link
    – Sign up:  Select the “Sign Up” button and create your account.
    – Proceed to Step #3

Step #3:

  • Once your account is created, you will receive an email from PerfectMind Communications, our software service.
  • If you did not receive the email, please check your junk mail.
  • This email will provide a temporary password for your account. Please use this information to login, and re-set your password.
  • Once logged in, you can then change your profile information in the “My Info” section.
    • You can proceed with your registrations after you create your account.  Once you log out, you will need to activate your password to log back in.
    • If you did not receive the email, please email camps@msvu.ca or call 902-457-6420.

Step #4:  

  • Select the Program Registration Button
  • In the Camps section, select PD and March Break Camps
  • Please note:  You can only book one camp at a time.  Once it has been added to your cart, you can select the “Continue Shopping” button OR go back to the “Program Registration tab” at the top of the screen, and add additional camps to your cart.
  • Select “Book” on the camp you are interested in.
  • This will provide additional details on the selected camp. Click the “Book” button.
  • Select “Add Family Member” to add your child/camper.
  • Enter the child’s information and click “Submit”

Step #5:

  • Who would you like to book?  Click the box in front of the child’s name. It will create a check mark.
  • Click “Next”.
  • Complete the questionnaire
  • Select “Next”

Step #6:

  • Select your preferred terms of payment:
  • Pay in full or the Day Camp Payment Plan.
  • Select “Next”

Step #7:

  • If you selected to Pay In Full:
    – You can check out or select more camps by clicking the “Continue Shopping” button.
    – You can add multiple camps to your cart and pay at the end.  Each camp must be added individually, but can be processed with one payment.


  • If you selected a Payment Plan:
    – Each camp registration is done separately.  You must add one camp to the cart and complete the payment. Then repeat the process for each additional camp.


  • When you are ready to process your order:
    • Check your cart.  Do you have what you need?
    • Complete the Payment Method Information and click “Place My Order”.
    • If you have selected a Day Camp Payment Plan, you can click “View Schedule” (at the bottom of the cart) to review the payment schedule.

Registration is now complete.

To view your registration:

  • Click the “My Info” button near the top of the screen.
  • Select your profile
  • Scroll down to “Schedules”
  • Select the family member you want to view.
  • Select “Switch to list view”. This will provide a list of all registered programs.

To view your transactions:

  • Click the “My Info” button near the top of the screen.
  • Select your profile
  • Scroll down to “Transactions”

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the Mount Fitness Centre between 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday at 902-457-6420 or email camps@msvu.ca

Payment Options

Please note: debit and cash options are only available in-person.

  • Pay in full:
    • Pay the total camp fee(s) at the time of registration, including a non-refundable deposit (10% of the total camp fee).
    • Online Registration:  You can add multiple camps to your cart and pay at the end.  Each camp must be added individually, but can be processed with one payment.
    • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX), Debit, Cash


  • Payment Plans
    • Pay 10% now and the remainder at a later date.
    • If you selected the payment plan option, a non-refundable deposit (10% of the total camp fee) is paid upfront and the remainder of the camp fee will be processed one week prior to the start of the camp.
    • Online Registration: Each camp registration is done separately.  You must add one camp to the cart and complete the payment. Then repeat the process for each additional camp.
    • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX)


Non-Refundable Deposit

  • Each camp registration requires a 10% non-refundable deposit.
    • 10% of the weekly fee
  • The non-refundable deposit is included in the overall camp fee.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you chose to withdraw, this fee will not be refunded.

Refund Policy

  • To cancel your camp registration and receive a refund (minus the NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT – see details above) you must:
    • Request to withdraw in writing, by emailing camps@msvu.ca
    • Submit request THREE WEEKS prior to the day or week of camp that you are requesting to withdraw from.
    • If requesting within the three-week period, a refund will only be issued if a replacement can be found.
    • Refunds will be processed within 2 – 3 weeks of initial request.

Allergies and Medications: 

  • Please inform the MSVU Day Camp Staff of all allergies and/or medications.
  • If your child needs to take medication, please give it to the day camp staff member upon sign in.
  • Medications must be prescribed to the camper by a physician and be in the original packaging. Proof of prescription and written authorization are required.
  • Over the counter medications will not be administered.

The Mount’s Day Camp Program has established a three-step disciplinary code to assist the staff in dealing with behavioral problems, if and when necessary. These procedures are designed to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for all participants.

  • Step one includes speaking to child and parent/guardian.
  • Step two includes speaking to child and parent/guardian, in addition to disciplinary action of some form that day (ex. sitting out of a camp activity).
  • Step three includes speaking to child and parent/guardian, disciplinary action, and the possible dismissal of the child from camp if proper behavior is not forthcoming.
  • The Mount’s Day Camp Program aims to prevent bullying, hitting, swearing and/or name calling within our camp through positive reinforcement and peer reconciliation.
  • Should you wish to discuss this policy, please contact the Recreation Coordinator by calling 902-457-6369 prior to an incident.

Inclusion Support

Requests for inclusion support in our PD & March Break camps are managed on a case-by-case basis, and are dependent on the recruitment of qualified staff.

Please note that by not disclosing the needs of a participant prior to registration, we may be required to withdraw the participant from the program until appropriate supports can be put in place or become available.

Contact our Recreation Coordinator, Brittany Lowe directly at brittany.lowe@msvu.ca if you require inclusion supports for your camper.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our camp program, please contact us!

For registration, payment & general inquiries, please contact the Mount Fitness Centre:

902-457-6420 or email camps@msvu.ca

For all other camp inquiries, please contact our Recreation Coordinator, Brittany Lowe:

902-457-6369 or email brittany.lowe@msvu.ca