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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Many services listed in our Community Recreation Database ( / NS Trails Guide have reduced hours or are currently closed to the public. We advise that you call ahead to confirm services / trails are open and available before attending in person.

Follow Public Health guidelines for the county you are in.  Always wear a mask in public, including outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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Camping Association of Nova Scotia

Camping Association of Nova Scotia & PEI

Public Bulletin The board of directors does not meet between June - September although we are still available to answer inquiries and offer support to the camping community during this time.  
Please be patient while waiting for a response, each board member is also a residential summer camp director and summer requests may take a little longer than usual to process.
Located In Spring Garden (Halifax Peninsula)
Where To Find Us Sport Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Rd, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Areas Served Nova Scotia ; Prince Edward Island
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Phone 902-220-3280
Contact Derek Mitchell, Executive Director
Mailing Address c/o Sports Nova Scotia 
Sports Nova Scotia 
5516 Spring Garden Rd, 4th Floor 
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Description & Services
The Camping Association of Nova Scotia & PEI, or CANSPEI, is a not-for-profit organization supported by the provincial government of Nova Scotia and is dedicated to supporting and serving the residential camps of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. 
The mandate of the Camping Association of Nova Scotia & PEI is thus: 
Maintain a Membership program (including camps, agencies, families, and individuals). 
Maintain the Camp Accrediation Program to promote the highest level of standards for the safety and well-being of children, youth, and families involved in residential camping. 
Provide Professional Development and training opportunities to camp staffs across Nova Scotia and PEI. 
Function as an informational resource for camps, children, and parents. 
Promote residential camping in the provinces of Nova Scotia and PEI. 
COVID-19 Response and updates are available on our Facebook Page.  
A great resource for camps is available from the American Camp Association. Check it out here!  
Meetings The CANSPEI Board of Directors meet once per month between October - April, and hold our AGM in early May.
Accessibility CANSPEI is an inclusive, barrier-free organization. Anyone may apply to become a member.
Special Information
Established 1941
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Cape Breton Connect ; COVID- Best Practices for Rec ; COVID- Stay active Outdoors ; Fundy Connect ; HALIFAX ; Highland Connect ; Provincial Recreation Organizations ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect
Categories - General Family Camps ; General Safety Education ; Residential Camps