Destination Discovery Camps (summer)

Beginning July 6th, Discovery Centre will host in-person ‘Destination Discovery’ camps three days a week (Monday – Wednesday), during July and August.

Several measures have been put in place to ensure camper safety including reduced group sizes, controlled traffic flow, personal protective equipment for staff, and enhanced cleaning of the Centre, with a focus on camp areas.

Thank you for your patience as we prepare to reopen with safe and engaging experiences for our campers and visitors.

Discover our incredible STEAM-themed camps for kids 5-12 years old. Our camps are highly educational and interactive led by our skilled team of camp counsellors. Our summer camps inspire youth with fun, minds-on learning and active engagement in the arts and sciences, covering topics from space, to oceans, to animal superpowers and more!

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Drop off and Pick up

  • Drop off 8:00am – 9am
  • Pick up 4pm – 5pm

Please note that parents will need to sign-in their children each morning at admissions. Parents will be asked to sign and campers to acknowledge a camp contract outlining the requirement to maintain physical distance, adhere to handwashing routines, and the need to stay home if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. You will be required to acknowledge this contract daily with drop-off. 

Parents are required to pick up their children no later than 5:00pm.

What to Bring
Provide your camper with two snacks, a water bottle and a big lunch.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be received 7 days prior to the start date of the registered camp to receive a refund minus a $10 administration fee per camp, per child. Medical reasons (including symptoms of COVID-19) will receive a refund minus a $10 administration fee. Refunds will be processed within 14-21 days. 


How will the Discovery Centre ensure physical distancing among campers?
Each camp will be run in a large designated space, separate from the other camps, with marked directional traffic flow. Each camper will be assigned a seat for the duration of campCamp activities will provide the best camper experience while considering physical distancing guidelines, including offering individual activity kits to minimize shared equipment use and playing contactless games. Camp orientation will introduce physical distancing and handwashing rules in a fun, engaging way and campers will be expected to follow these rules throughout camp to ensure a safe experience for all. 

What other measures is the Discovery Centre taking?
Parents will be asked to sign and campers to acknowledge a camp contract outlining the requirement to maintain physical distance, adhere to handwashing routines, and the need to stay home if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. You will be required to acknowledge this contract daily with drop-off. Early drop-off fees will be waived, and drop off hours extended to 8:00 – 9:00 am, in order to avoid congestion. 

Camp staff and all Discovery Centre employees complete daily screening questions for potential symptoms, exposure, or travel outside the province prior to arriving onsite to ensurstaff stay home if there is a risk to public health. 

Several measures have been put in place to ensure camper safety including reduced group size, controlled traffic flow, personal protective equipment for staff, and enhanced cleaning of the Centre, with a focus on camper areas. Although campers are not required to wear masks, we ask that campers bring masks in case a situation occurs where physical distancing is not possible. 

Will Discovery Centre camp staff be wearing masks?
Staff will be provided non-medical masks to wear and their use will be required in any situation where physical distancing cannot be maintained. 

What is the capacity for these camps?
We are working with Nova Scotia’s public health guidelines and ensuring all day camp regulationare met or exceeded.  

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