Discover many incredible STEAM-themed, one-day camps for campers 5-12 years old. Our PD Day camps are highly educational and interactive lead by our skilled team of STEAM Facilitators. Our PD Day camps inspire youth with a variety of topics like space, the ocean, superheros and more! With fun, hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, your kids will want to keep coming back. Register today, these camps will fill up fast!
PD Day Camps
September 28, 2018
Travel back in time to 3000 BC, where archaeological adventure awaits! Campers will explore famous landmarks of ancient civilizations like Stonehenge, the Great Wall, Temple of Kukulcan, and Angkor Wat. We’ll dig into solving the mysteries of how and why these structures were built. And not to worry, we’ll return home at warp speed, just in time for dinner!
Hoots & Howls
October 17/18, 2018
Get prepared for All Hollows Eve by exploring the spookier side of nature. We’ll keep watch for creatures that come out at night, play tricks, cast spells, and even wear costumes! Campers will discover where pumpkins originated and how they became the symbol of Halloween. Last but not least, we’ll play with slime and learn about the animals that make this icky, sticky stuff all on their own.
October 26, 2018
Ahoy, mateys! Join us as we explore a pirate’s life at sea! Campers will chart the waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, map sunken ships, and plot lost treasure. We’ll practice tying nautical and fishing knots, and learn the science behind setting sail and staying afloat. Plus, we’ll answer fun questions about pirate parrot pets, eyepatches, and more!
Digital Discovery Day Camp
October 26, 2018 | Ages 9-14
Dive into the coding, hardware, and creative teamwork that drives the development of today’s tech. Meet and work one-on-one with professionals from Nova Scotia’s booming digital industry. This camp is a collaborative partnership between Discovery Centre and Digital Nova Scotia.
|AGE RANGES||5 -7 years & 8 – 12 years|
Please note: only a limited number of spots are available for each age category.
Drop off and Pick up
- Regular Drop off 8-9am
- Pick up 4-5pm
Please note that parents will need to sign-in their children each morning at admissions. Discovery Centre closes at 5:00pm and parents are required to pick up their children no later than 5:00pm.
What to Bring
Please provide your camper with a big lunch, two snacks, a water bottle and sneakers.
The Emergency Contact Form will be sent via email upon registration. They can be submitted in person or via fax/email. Please make sure to notify us of any allergies or special medical needs.
Cancellations must be received 14 business days prior to the registered camp to receive a full refund. Medical reasons that are supported by a doctor’s note will be the exception. Within 14-21 days of initial request, refunds will be processed.
A Bright Idea
November 21, 2018
From Edison’s “lightbulb moment” to the Velcro on your sneakers, join us as we explore the best and brightest inventions from around the globe. Campers will learn how creativity and empathy contribute to innovation, and what it takes to turn their ideas into reality! It’s time to put your camper’s ingenuity to the test!
December 6, 2018
Get your camper ready to catch the last meteor shower of 2018! We’ll learn all about shooting stars, how meteor showers get their names, and the myths and legends behind this amazing phenomenon. Our young science stars will even get a special preview in our Dome Theatre to witness the event before it happens. Don’t forget! The Geminids peak on December 14.
March 8, 2019
Harness the power of the mind with this exciting brain-bending camp! Campers will delve in to the fascinating world of psychology and sociology to learn why we think the way we do. We’ll build put on our thinking hats, create our own neural networks using string, perform left versus right brain tasks, and make mini-models of the brain, all in time for Brain Awareness Week!
For the Birds
April 11, 2019
Tweet, tweet! It’s time to join us and our feathered, flighty friends! Campers will become burgeoning bird watchers as they learn about different identification tips, beak designs, and habitats as we study the species of Nova Scotia. As the day flies by, we’ll listen to bird songs, and dabble into the history of working birds and keeping birds as pets, and much more!
May 17, 2019
Spring brings about all kinds of new sights, sounds, and smells! Join us as we learn more about what makes each sense special and how they work together as a team! Do our senses affect how we learn and grow? Why are different senses stronger than others? Is there really a sixth sense? We’ll have fun with taste tests, silly smells, and more on what’s sure to be a stimulating sensational day!
June 27, 2019
Outplay and outwit! These campers will take part in Discovery Centre competitions, trivia, and games in teams as they work together to build skills, smarts, and friendships! We’ll explore the amazing science of survival, be inspired by great survival stories, and gain wilderness tips and tools to take along on their next wild adventure!