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County Preps Summer Recreation Program
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County Preps Summer Recreation Program

Cumberland Recreation is getting ready for a full summer of programming for young people throughout the county.

This summer’s program calendar hopes to feature seven weeks of four-day camps for children ages five to 12 in three locations, including the Lions Arena in Parrsboro, the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill, and at the Northumberland Community Curling Club in Pugwash.

The camps will run from 9 am to 3 pm daily with each week featuring a different theme, such as water week, art week, science week, and more. 

The county’s recreation department is also partnering with Schools Plus to facilitate two-day mini-day camps at five locations around the Municipality — Northport, Wallace, Wentworth, Advocate Harbour, and River Hebert.

These camps will be a condensed version of the four-day camps and will run from 10 am to 2 pm

The Active Living Coordinator, Carolyn Bollwerk, said, “One of the goals of the programming is to get children outside and get them active.” 

The regular camps will also include some off-site outdoor adventure. For example, the children participating in the Parrsboro day camp could walk to the Fundy Geological Museum for a day of programming. 

The municipality tries to source quality facilitators to provide unique experiences like… shelter building, hiking, biking, and much more. 

The popular summer Timbits soccer program, for children ages three to 12 in Springhill, Pugwash, and Parrsboro.

There will also be several preschooler and teen pop-up programs throughout the summer for people who don’t participate in the day camps. 

There could be programming for seniors depending on demand. These programs will occur in numerous areas of the county.

Cost for the day camps is $35 and registration will be available on the municipal website at There is no cost for the countywide mini-camps, pop-up programs, or Timbits soccer.

The summer programs also employ up to 23 youth.

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