2020 Summer Day Camp is cancelled

As our Public Health experts begin to share plans for the cautious re-opening of our province, it has become increasingly apparent that organizations will need to practice physical distancing and limit the size of gatherings throughout the summer and into the fall. Due to these restrictions, we must cancel our 2020 summer day camp program. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.

Stay tuned for 2020-2021 PD Day Camps Registration Information

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Refund Policy & Cancellation Fees

Refund Policy for Summer & PD Camps




To cancel your registration and receive a refund (minus the CANCELLATION FEE- see details below) 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.

Exception: Medical reason with supporting documentation.
*Refunds are normally processed within 2-3 weeks of initial request. However, with the university moving to virtual operations in response to COVID-19 concerns, please be advised that refunds could take up to 4-6 weeks for processing.

*Reminder: Payment plans are not available for daily registrations. If you request to cancel a weekly registration (set up on a payment plan) and replace that with daily registrations, we will require those registrations to be paid in full.

Example: If you are registered for Monday to Friday and would like to withdraw from Thursday and Friday, the payment plan will not work. Full payment for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be required to proceed.



Each day camp registration will be subject to a CANCELLATION FEE for EACH Withdrawal Request.

– Daily Cancellation Fee: 10% of the daily fee = $3.90 per day

– Weekly Cancellation Fee: 10% of the daily fee = $16.50 per week


General information & Camp Guidelines

About Us

Welcome to the Mount’s Summer Day Camp Programs, where fun and safety are always our top priorities! Our Summer, In-service 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 and weekly swim trips at the Canada Games Centre, 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 program 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.


We are recreational theme based day camp. Structured Recreational Programming, based on weekly themes, allows our campers to be kids! Our activities include a variety of games, crafts, outdoor adventure, swim trips, etc. Campers will enhance their imagination, learn through movement/play and be physically active!

Does MSVU Day Camps have dedicated spaces for children who may require additional support to participate?

All registration applications are treated equally. When completing the registration process, 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 a time it can be determined if reasonable accommodations can be made and when they can be put in place.


The Mount’s Summer Day Camps are for children ages 5 years up to 12 years old

Camp Guidelines

Check out our printable, Summer Camp Guideline in the Registration Package (PDF). This guideline provides information on what to bring, what not to bring, drop off & pick up procedures, disciplinary code, allergies & medication, etc.


Daily Schedule

Below is a general idea of a day of camp:

7:30-9:00am Drop off & supervised free play

9:00-11:30am Structured programming: craft, drama, games, activities, outdoor adventure

11:30-1:00pm Lunch Time: A “G” rated movie is played during lunch

12:30-4:00pm Swim Trip – Every camper will swim once per week from Weeks #2-9

1:00-3:45pm Structured programming: craft, drama, games, activities, outdoor adventure

3:45-4:15pm Imagination stations

4:15-5:30pm Pick up and supervised free play

After 5:30pm A late charge of $5 per 15 minutes past 5:30pm will be charged for late pick up

Lunch & Snacks

Campers are responsible to bring their own peanut/nut free lunch and snacks as well as a labeled cup/water bottle.

Swim Trip

Swim trips take place from Week #2 to Week #9

With parental permission, each child may participate in the swim trip once per week.

Travel is on Metro Transit. All fees associated with day trips are included in the registration fee.

If you have any questions/concerns and wish to speak to the Recreation Coordinator,
please call: Brittany Lowe: 902-457-6369 or email brittany.lowe@msvu.ca


Participation Terms

Participation Terms

By registering your child in MSVU Day Camps, you agree to the following participation and informed consent terms (also listed on the Registration Form):

– You understand, appreciate and accept the inherent physical risks of these activities. As a condition of registration, the parent/guardian of the camp participant agree to accept full responsibility for any personal property loss or damage and/or any personal injury sustained by the camp participant and on behalf of the camp participant release Mount Saint Vincent University, its employees, agents or volunteers from any loss, damage or injury that may be suffered by the camp participant in connection with participation in the camp.

You understand, appreciate and accept that Mount Saint Vincent University reserves the right to: assign the participant to a group most appropriate for their age or ability and to request any participant to withdraw from the camp/program if the participant is not behaving in an appropriate and reasonable manner.



Contact Us

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

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement:

The Mount is committed to ensuring the protection of your personal information; any personal
information you provide will be collected, disclosed, retained, and made secure in accordance with the conditions stated on this form, and in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act. For further information, please refer to the University Academic Calendars.

The information you provide will be stored in the Legend Recreation Management Software Suite hosted within Canada on a server owned and maintained by Legend Recreation Software Inc. (“Legend”). This arrangement is facilitated through a binding contract between the Mount and Legend.