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CORE Leadership


Discover the Leader Within

For Grades 9-10


A three week intensive leadership training program. Leadership labs, service rotations and practical spiritual learning to engage your heart and mind!


This program is designed for the next generation of emerging leaders who are ready to discover the leader God wants them to become.


July 1-20 // $465+HST


July 29 – Aug 17 // $465+HST

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Personal Discipleship


We will walk along with you as you study, worship and learn together in community.

Leadership Labs


Dive deep and learn what it means to be a servant leader just like Jesus showed us how. 

Service Rotations


Become part of the camp team as you learn to serve in all areas of camp ministry from kitchen to program and back!

Parent Info


At Bayside Camp we want our guests to feel safe and comfortable during their stay. All of our cabins are staffed by a Senior and Junior Leader to guide them throughout the week.


These leaders are specifically chosen and trained to create lasting memories together as a cabin group, leading in activities, discussion and facilitating the Bayside Camp experience.


climbing tower


low elements

nature discovery

maker space




gaga ball


aqua park and many more!

Theres so much to do at BAYSIDE CAMP!

Our new facility in Sambro Head features comfortable, equipped cabins, a fantastic lodge overlooking Third Pond, and amazing activity options with up to date equipment for your child to enjoy.


Facilities and equipment are inspected constantly and kept in check with all applicable regulations.

At Bayside Camp we welcome guests from all faiths and walks of life. We aim to create a non-threatening environment where your child can explore questions of faith and discover the story of God’s amazing love for them.


Each day features a Worship at the Cove session with upbeat engaging music and age appropriate teaching. There is also Cabin Connection time where cabin groups can ask questions about what they’ve heard or experienced during the week.

At Bayside Camp, health and safety is a top priority. We want each child to feel safe and secure so that they can fully enjoy their time at camp.


We ask each camper to fill out a detailed medical form, as well as check in personally with our trained First Aid and Nursing staff upon arrival. Prescriptions, medications, allergies, and any other concerns are taken care of so that you can rest easy.

Always one of the most important parts of camp, we provide quality food and plenty of it! Following the Canada Food Guide healthy and delicious home-style meals are prepared daily and usually served cafeteria style.


Vegetarian and gluten free options can be provided, and we seek to meet special needs. While nuts are not used in the kitchen there may be traces of nuts in some food items, and are in some products sold at the Tuck Shop.

We strive to honour cabinmate requests so long as the campers involved are registered for the same camp and their ages are not more than 12 months apart from one another. Please note mutual requests must be made by both campers at least two weeks before camp.




Please carefully review the instructions on each page of the online registration portal.


If you encounter any problems or have any questions as you proceed through online registration, please call Bayside Camp at (902) 868-CAMP or email info@baysidecamp.org

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I bring?
  • ALL belongings should be marked with Camper’s Name.
  • Clothes for all types of weather.
  • Pants, shorts, t-shirts, sweat shirts, etc.
  • 1-2 sets of grubby clothes for outdoor games.
  • Socks and underwear for each day of camp (plus 1 extra).
  • Pyjamas/sleep wear.
  • Warm sweater/fleece top.
  • At least 2 pairs of pants.
  • Jacket (light to medium warmth).
  • Rain gear.
  • Jacket with hood (rain pants are great but optional).
  • Hat.
  • Outdoor footwear: 1 pair thick-soled running shoes, 1 extra pair shoes (to wear if others get wet), 1 pair rubber boots (optional), 1 pair sandals (optional).
  • Indoor footwear: optional slippers, sandals, etc. to be kept for indoor use only. (Bare feet are not allowed in the dining hall).
  • Swim wear.
  • Warm sleeping bag.
  • Pillow.
  • Towel and personal toiletries.
  • Bible, notebook, pencil or pen.
  • Bug repellent.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle.
  • Flashlight.
  • Bag for dirty clothes (optional).
  • Camera (optional).
What SHOULDN'T I bring?
  • Cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, computer games, etc.
  • Cigarettes, extra candy, and extra cash are not allowed.
  • Clothing with content or images that include profanity, sexual references, or derogatory comments.
How do I know determine if I am the right age/grade?

Eligibility for camp sessions is determined by the grade you are entering as of Fall 2018.

How do I pay?

The easiest way to pay is to use a credit card through the online registration portal

Check out our PAYMENT PLAN options online to help you budget for summer camp!

We also accept cheque, cash and e-transfer payments.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?
  •  More than 3 weeks before camp, all but $100 is fully refundable. Less than 3 weeks before camp, 50% is refundable unless written explanation from a doctor is received, in which case the deposit is the only non-refundable amount.
  • Registration fees are transferable between camp weeks or siblings where space is available.
  • There are no refunds
    once camp starts.
  • There is no fee adjustment if a camper arrives late or leaves early.
  • In case of withdrawal from
    camp on physician’s orders, a refund will be made for remainder of camp.

Whereas the safety and security of our campers is important to us, we reserve the right to send campers home for inappropriate behaviour at the parent(s) or guardian(s) cost, and without refund.

Do you offer Financial Aid?

Bayside Camp has limited funding available for Financial Aid. We encourage families to see what their local church offers for sponsorship as well as community organizations such as Canadian Tires JumpStart Program.


1. Financial Aid is intended only to cover a portion of the camp fees for a child.

2. Funding is not guaranteed! We love seeing campers return each year, however priority will be given to first time campers.

3. If you are in need of Financial Aid please complete the applicable form durning the registration process, as well please be prepared to follow up with the camp office regarding your application.

Is Bayside a Christian Camp?


Bayside is a non-profit, year-round Christian camp and retreat centre conveniently located minutes just outside Halifax. As a Christian ministry, we believe the Bible offers relevant truth for everyday life and that’s why it has been the source of our teaching for almost 60 years.

We also believe people need to hear this truth from friends in the midst of a caring, safe environment and that’s why we pay close attention when selecting each member of our staff team (from those counseling to cleaning and everyone in between).

Does my child need to attend church to go to Bayside?


Each summer we welcome hundreds of campers from all walks of life to experience the wonder and adventure of a week at camp with us.

At no point will your child be pressured to profess Christian faith; however, we do incorporate biblical principles and age-appropriate teaching into all programming.

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