Centennial Day Camps

Organization Sponsor: Lockeport, Town

Organization Partner: Nova Scotia Community College


Program Description

Activities have been planned for elementary aged children throughout the summer. Each Day-Camp theme will be based on activities that represent the last hundred years of Lockeport and the objects that make our town complete. Daily activities include: crafts; games; sports; and outdoor recreation.
These activities will be based at the Recreation
Centre. Day camp activities will run Monday to Friday in the morning from 9am until 12pm and in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. We are also offering supervised play periods for those who need to drop off children earlier or pick them up later than the standard program times. Supervised play will be available 8:30am-9:00am, 12:00pm-1:00pm and 4:00pm-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Day-Camp Theme Activity Highlights for Week
Century NatureĆ® camping hiking * orienteering * birds * plants
Century of Homes Streetscape * Museums * Historical Society
Century of Music singing * dance * karaoke * playing instruments
Century of Canadian Life arctic games * lacrosse * hockey * Canadian food
Century of Fishing boat building * fishing * dories * fish plants
Century of Sea-side Life beach * beach centre * sea-life * games
Century of Athletics relays * track & field * soccer * basketball
Century of Community library * fire dept. * Police * baseball

Program Approximate Cost: 

$45/ per child

Funding Sources: 

Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Local Taxes,, Summer Canada ( student staff salaries,)

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This camp has been part of the community for many years but choosing a different theme every year has kept the interest level high.

Impact Of Program: 

All the kids from the community attend as well as from Shelburne County, The historical theme stimulated a renew interest in the community that has continued to enhanced community development and appreciation.

Evaluation Tools: 

The local recreation conducts surveys.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

This camp was the theme for the centennial year celebration and provides many great ideas. This camp also is subsidized so the cost is low. All kids are included even if they can't afford it. There is also another main theme that all camps have to have a connection to nature.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The greatest challenge is keeping the themes interesting and vibrant for all ages.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This theme was only for 1 year but the idea of using a different theme each year has been very successful. This approach began in 2004.

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