Day camps | Mount Allison

​Day camps — Adventure, Explore, and Discovery

Camp runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (unless otherwise noted).

Costs

  • Per week (no lunch): $140 — payable online
  • Per week (with lunch): $172.50
  • Full nine weeks of camp: $1,064 (with no lunch, lunch would be at an extra cost as per below)
  • Families with multiple children enrolled: (PLEASE NOTE: The registration system does not allow us to automatically add the discount for multiple children. You will be charged the full amount during registration and then we will refund you if you qualify for the discount.)  

    • $140 first child

    • $130 second child

    • $120 for third or more children

  • Lunches (optional): $7.50 per day or $32.50 per week. The cost of lunches is payable by phone, (506) 364- 2114, or in person only. There are no online payments for lunches.

Registration IS NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER 2022!!

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 cash, 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 a customer service supervisor. Please allow up to three business days for processing.

Camp Headquarters

Camp Headquarters will be located in Bermuda for Summer 2022.

Camp age groups

  • Adventure: Ages 4-6
  • Explore: Ages 7-9
  • Discovery: Ages 10 and up

Contact us

Please forward any questions to summer@mta.ca.

We look forward to seeing you!


2022 themes

June 27 to June 30: Fun and Fitness

Please note that there is no camp on July 1

If your child is looking for a way to start the summer off right, then Fun and Fitness camp is perfect for them!

We will be combining indoor and outdoor activities for the young sport enthusiasts as well as campers who enjoy taking a positive approach to healthy living.

The counsellors will help campers grow their leadership and team-building skills as well as develop their self-confidence. We look forward to having fun with you!

July 4 to July 8: Bugs, Insects, and Gardens/Blast off to Summer

ADVENTURE: (4 to 6 years old)

Bugs, Insects, and Gardens

Most people look down on insects, but a closer look will show 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 create the 2022 Summer Mini Garden. A garden is a grand teacher!

EXPLORE (7 to 9 years old)
DISCOVERY (10 years old and up)

Blast off to Summer

This week will be full of adventures that gets everyone excited about sun, fun, and friendship! There will be many activities planned to start off your summer just right. Did someone say water games, swimming, friendship bracelets, hiking, and outdoor painting? So much more to do for a real Blast off to Summer! This is going to be one awesome week!

July 11 to July 15: Disney Week/Amazing Race

ADVENTURE: (4 to 6 years old)  

Disney Week

This week will be all about Disney! Have you ever wanted to celebrate your favorite Disney character; play games about your favorite Disney movie; or 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 (7 to 9 years old)
DISCOVERY (10 years old and up)

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 co-operation 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 18 to July 22: Science Camp

Campers will have fun learning about science through interactive activities and experiments that explore their natural creativity and curiosity. Put on your lab coats and join us as we turn into scientists for the week! This week will inspire campers interest in all things science.

July 25 to July 29: Animal Planet/All Canadian Road Trip

ADVENTURE (4 to 6 years old)
EXPLORE (7 to 9 years old)

Animal Planet

From the depths of the ocean to the tops of the mountain, come have an adventure with us and learn about animals all over the world.

The campers will be learning about a variety of animals, from marine life to safari animals to woodland creatures. We will play games, have theme days, art projects, and more to fully immerse themselves in the study of animals.

DISCOVERY (10 years old and up)

All Canadian Road Trip

What lies out in the big cities and small towns of Canada? From famous monuments to little known landmarks, we will explore some of the places that make this country special. We may even track our steps to see how far we can get across Canada in the week. I think we could walk to British Columbia — let's go!

Aug. 2 to Aug. 5: Summer Olympics

Please note that there is no camp on Aug. 1.

This week we compete in the Summer Olympics! We will have our opening ceremonies early in the week. Campers will get a chance to make their own Olympic torches. We will have a week full of Olympic activities and challenges. Camp groups will work together to push their team towards gold with sporting, crafting, and group events!

Aug. 8 to Aug. 12: Creative Arts and Crafts/Leadership Camp

ADVENTURE (4 to 6 years old) 
EXPLORE (7 to 9 years old)

Creative Arts and Crafts

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in fun and creative art projects each day! Come to the art show, stay for the talent show!

We will feature a different storybook each day this week, theme days, and much more to allow creative minds to grow and shine!

DISCOVERY (10 years old and up)

Leadership Camp

Mount Allison's Leadership Camp focuses on the development of a variety of life skills that we believe to be the cornerstones of a responsible contributor to society. 

In addition to promoting Mount Allison's core values of respect, honesty, and accountability, there are many attributes taught during our leadership program. Some of these are how to be caring, how to be a positive role model, how to use active listening, being prepared and organized, and being gracious, to name just a few.

This is a week brought back by popular demand and includes a one night stay in a Mount Allison residence with the counsellors.

Aug. 15 to Aug. 19: Nature Week/Ultimate Survivor

ADVENTURE (4 to 6 years old)
EXPLORE (7 to 9 years old)

Nature Week

Campers will have the opportunity to gain an environmental education while learning how to be safe and enjoy the great outdoors. Campers will build forts, learn about fire safety, how to orient a map, and follow bearings. There will be crafts and games that will teach you about our great outdoors — have you ever wondered how to pitch and care for a tent? Come and learn — then impress your friends and family on your next camp out!

DISCOVERY (10 years old and up)

Ultimate Survivor

This week will be filled with learning the tips and tricks to becoming the ultimate survivor! Each day will focus on hands-on activities to survive in the great outdoors, including map reading, knot tying, and of course the favorite — shelter building!

This camp will leave campers ready for an overnight adventure that will put their skills to test.

Aug. 22 to Aug. 26: Best of the Best

A week at our ‘Best of the Best’ camp ensures a week of fan favorites and variety. The most fun and exciting days and events from each week of the summer are incorporated into one super week of greatness! From science experiments to outdoor skills to creative activities, campers will experience it all while enjoying our beautiful Mount Allison University campus and our incredible facilities.


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.

Meet our counsellors

Abby Miller  

Hey guys!! My name is Abby Miller and I’m going into my fifth year studying sociology at Mount A. I LOVE sports, my favourite is basketball, I play on the women’s basketball team here at MtA. Some of my other favourite things are music, hanging out with friends and going for walks with my cat! This is my first summer working at camp and I can’t wait to meet everyone! I’m super pumped for camp to start and for an awesome summer, I think it’ll be a blast!

 

Aiman Manzoor

Hey everyone! My name is Aiman (aka Jazzy), and I’ll be going into my fourth year studying psychology at MtA in the fall. I got to help out last summer at camp and had a great time, so I’m super excited to join everyone this summer again! See you all in a few weeks!

Alison Rupert  

Hi everyone! My name is Alison (aka Shimmer), and I will be going into my fourth year studying environmental science at Mount A in the fall. I am super excited to be coming back for a second summer and cannot wait to see everyone for another summer of fun!

Emma Graham

Hi campers! My name is Emma (AKA Buttercup) and I am a 2022 Mount Allison graduate, heading to Acadia University for my Bachelor of Education in the fall. Even though it is bittersweet to be leaving Sackville and MtA, I am super excited to be spending my last Sackville summer at camp with you all again!  Let's have a great summer and have lots of fun in the sun!

 

Jocelyn Masen

Hello everyone, I’m Jocelyn (AKA Aspen) and I love summer camp. I’ve been going to them off and on since I was nine and I enjoy being involved in all aspects regarding camp. When not studying I am hanging with my friends and listening to K-pop. I’m excited for my first full summer with the campers!

Julia Fitzgerald

Hi everyone! My name is Julia and I'm going into my third year studying computer science at MtA. Aside from going to summer camp, I also love going to the beach and camping. This is my first summer with MtA camps and I'm thrilled to meet you all, see you soon!

Maddison Chiasson

Hey friends! My name is Maddie (aka Paddle) and I absolutely LOVE summer camp! I’ve been going to summer camp since I was eight years old, so I know how fun it is to be a camper! This will be my fourth year at Mount Allison University taking psychology and Canadian studies. When I am not doing schoolwork, I love nature adventures, kayaking, and Disney movies. This will be my second Sackville summer and I am beyond excited to meet all our campers this summer:)

Margie Faulkner

Hi everyone! My name is Margie. I am going into my second year of a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. I am from Sackville and used to attend MtA summer camps when I was camper age! This is my first year being a counsellor. I loved my time as a camper so much, and I’m so happy to be back as a counsellor. I am super excited to get this summer started and can’t wait to meet you all! :)

 

Megan Wilkie

Hey everyone, I'm Megan (aka Splash!) I'm going into my fourth year at MtA studying psychology and this is my second year working at summer camps. I had so much fun with you all last summer and I can't wait to have even more fun this year! So excited to see you all soon!

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 second year at university studying international relations. I enjoy travelling, learning languages, and playing games! I’m super stoked to meet all the campers!