– Registration begins on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. ADT

Online registration available here

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A number of things have changed regarding our registration process but the quality of our camp that your family has come to depend on has not! This is our 40th year running our summer camp program and we continuously strive to create a positive environment for all campers while promoting creativity, imagination, and physical activity through play.

We have moved to a new registration software system.

  • We now offer ONLINE REGISTRATION! It is safe, secure and convenient.
  • Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2023.
  • In-person registrations will still be available 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 1-6 in September 2023 (currently in grade primary – grade 5). Children currently in pre-primary are too young for this camp

Inclusive Programming:

  • If you have a request for additional support, please refer to the Inclusive Programming section below.


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 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.

Swim Trip: 

SWIM TRIP IS BACK THIS SUMMER! We are excited to say our campers will have the opportunity to swim again for the first time since COVID-19. Swim trips take place from Week #3 to Week #8. Each child will swim once per week. We travel on Metro Transit to our swim location. There are no additional fees for Swim Trip.

If you have a request for additional support, please complete the Inclusion Application process listed below.

Note: If you are applying for inclusion, you do not need to complete the general registration process starting March 21, 2023.  Once the inclusion application deadline of May 7, 2023 has passed, we will contact each family to follow up with next steps.

Does MSVU day camps have dedicated spaces for children who may require additional support to participate?

All registration applications are treated equally. Registrations are processed based on the date and time the registration form is received. When completing the registration form, you will need to provide details of any medical conditions, allergies, disabilities and any other related needs your child may have in order to actively participate.

MSVU Day Camps may deem it necessary to meet with the child and parent/guardian(s) to work collaboratively to develop a potential accommodation plan, if appropriate. Your position in the registration queue will not be impacted during this process.

If it is determined that a child’s needs can be reasonably accommodated in the MSVU Day Camp by increasing the staff to child ratio (current ratio: 1 leader to less than 10 children), acceptance into the program will be dependent on recruitment of qualified staff.

If, after acceptance to MSVU Day Camps, it is determined that a child has needs beyond those that can be supported within a 1 leader to 10 children ratio, the child’s participation may be suspended until such a time as it can be determined if reasonable accommodations can be made and when they can be put in place.

One-on-One Support:

We welcome children of all abilities in our summer camp programs. We offer inclusive programming for campers requiring extra support due to a physical, medical, behavioral and/or developmental exceptionality. Campers will receive one-on-one support from an Inclusion Leader who is charged with meeting the camper’s personal and developmental needs, making every effort to include campers in adapted activities, and ensuring their overall safety and happiness while in our care. While we are happy to try our best to accommodate all participants’ needs, please understand that some needs may be beyond our scope of accommodation. 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 into place or become available.

When assessing whether a One-to-One Inclusion Support Person is required, please consider the following:

  • Is extra support required at school and/or in the community?
  • Is extra help required at home for basic care?
  • Is there an existing physical, medical, behavioral and/or developmental disability that could affect the safety and enjoyment of the participant and/or other participants?


To apply for a space for your child in our inclusion programming, please complete and submit the MSVU Summer Day Camp Inclusion application form on page 6 of the 2023 Ultimate Parent Guide and provide the supporting documentation required.

Application deadline is May 7, 2023.

Please note that we only have a limited number of spaces available each week throughout the summer. The total number of weeks available to each participant is dependent on how many applications we receive for the program. We will attempt to distribute weeks as evenly as possible amongst applicants.

Once we have confirmed the weeks available for each applicant, we will contact parents to confirm payment and to arrange a meeting, if necessary, to help support the training needs of staff and to discuss the program modifications and behavioral strategies required to be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the participant.

Week # 1:  June 29 & 30                                                                                 Fee: $85.00
*Space available.

School’s Out! Come celebrate the end of school with us! Two days filled with games, cool crafts and outdoor activities to kick off the summer the right way. Meet your camp leaders, get to know our great camp and see all the fun we’ll have this summer.

Week # 2:  July 4 – 7*                                                                                        Fee: $160.00

Out of this World. This week is all about space! Join us to take part in alien story telling, explore different planets, build your own spaceship and try to win the paper spaceship competition!
*No camp on July 3

Week # 3:  July 10 – 14                                                                                        Fee: $190.00

Lost at Sea. Aye, aye, maties! It’s time to sail the seven seas in search of treasure. Follow the treasure map to search around camp for hidden surprises, create your own pirate ship and don’t forget… Stormy Seas!

Week # 4:  July 17 – 21                                                                                        Fee: $190.00

Sports, Sports and More Sports! Join us for a week of multi-sport fun. Soccer, volleyball, basketball… and many more! Learn different fundamentals of each sport and explore which one you like best. At the end of the week, compete in our Camp Olympics and you may even meet a Mount Mystic or two.

Week # 5:  July 24 – 28                                                                                        Fee: $190.00

Winter in July. It’s getting hot out there! Come cool down this week with some frosty fun. This week you will explore painting with ice, making snow, and all things winter fun!

Week # 6:  July 31 – August 4                                                                            Fee: $190.00

Animal Planet. Do you love animals as much as we do? Join us for a week of animal fun! Make your own animal masks, create a mini-zoo, play animal charades and learn all kinds of fun animal facts.

Week # 7:  August 8 – 11*                                                                                     Fee: $160.00

Water Works! Cool off with some of your favourite water games! Enjoy a week full of splishin’ and splashin’ around with your camp friends. There will be lots of water fun to help cool off from the summer heat!
*No camp on August 7

Week # 8:  August 14 – 18                                                                                    Fee: $190.00

Camp’s Got Talent! Hollywood called and they want to know… do you have any amazing, cool talents? Come join us for a week full of dance parties, singing karaoke, and much more. End the week with a fun talent show, where can showcase your talents you worked on all week. You may even catch our leaders showing off their hidden talents!

Week # 9:  August 21 – 25                                                                                    Fee: $190.00

Camp Carnival. It’s what you’ve been waiting for all summer… Camp Carnival! Join us for classic carnival games, face painting and lots of fun! You won’t want to miss the chance to soak a leader and win some awesome carnival prizes.

Week # 10:  August 28 – September 1                                                            Fee: $190.00

See Ya Next Summer! We’re wiping away our tears as we say goodbye to you. Join us for one last week of all the summer fun with camp games, crafts and outdoor activities you loved throughout the summer. Pick your camper’s favourites and we’ll be sure to add them in this week!

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 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 1-6 in September 2023 (currently in Grade primary-5). Children currently 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:

  • Please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
  • Create your user account using this direct link
  • Sign up:  Select the “Sign Up” button and create your account.
  • Already have an account:  Login to your account using your email and password.

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 Summer 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 Day Camp Payment Plan.
  • Select “Next”

Step #7:

  • If you would like to select more camps, click “Continue Shopping”
  • 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 9am-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.

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