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Free Family Place Programs


Family Place hosts free family programs in Summerside, Miscouche, Kinkora, Kensington, and Borden-Carleton. For details and registration contact 902-436-1348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Triple P Positive Parenting Programs (Primary Care and Standard) are hosted by Family Place, 75 Central Street, Summerside. This program is delivered one-on-one by appointment. Level 3 Primary Care Triple P gives guidance that is tailored to help you with specific issues. To register, call 902-436-1348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LGBTQ+ Youth Group 

Last Tuesday of the month

LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 6–8 pm at Murphy’s Community Centre, Richmond St, Charlottetown. It’s open to all youth 18 and under. Allies are welcome. Come to meet peers, contribute to discussion, and participate in fun activities. Snacks and materials are provided. The group is facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. 

Interactive theatre for young children at The Guild

Every Wednesday 

Linkletter music school and The Guild present Bubbles and Bells, interactive theatre for children four weeks old to four-year-olds. There will be fun stimulation, and lots of bubbles. This is a pay what you can at the door event. Every Wednesday, 10 am at The Guild in Charlottetown.  

Dreaming with Our Hands

Wednesdays and Saturdays

River Clyde Pageant puppeteer Ian McFarlane is bringing a sketchbook full of puppet ideas to New Glasgow this summer. Drop in to Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon sessions to build your own lantern puppet, learn basic skills in performing puppetry, and assist in the creation of larger-than-life papier-maché puppets. All ages are welcome, no previous experience necessary. Schedule:

Dancing with the River

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Join theatre artist Joanna Caplan in an exploration of movement, imagination and environment, as part of The River Clyde Pageant. Participants will work outdoors and make creative movement patterns and group choreography in dialogue with the landscape, water, and weather. No previous experience in dance is necessary. All ages, bodies and abilities are welcome. It’s for anyone interested in storytelling that arrives through physicality, imagery, and design. Workshop runs Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Schedule/registration:

The Wizard of Oz

Select dates in July and August 

Havenwood Productions presents The Wizard of Oz (Young Performers' Edition) Monday and Thursday mornings in Beaconsfield Carriage House Theatre (2 Kent Street, Charlottetown) at 10:30 am from July 16–August 16. You can also catch the show on Sunday afternoons at 2 pm on July 22, 29, and August 12. This musical showcases the talent of young Island performers and will get you singing to all of your favourite songs from The Wizard of Oz. The show that will take you over the rainbow and wanting more. Advanced tickets: 902-314-1800.

Writing for youth workshop

July 12–14

A workshop called The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers, will be held July 12–14 at UPEI. Rick Wilks, co-founder and director of Annick Press, will co-facilitate the workshop with Cynthia Good, past editorial director, president, and publisher of Penguin Books Canada. The workshop is a collaboration between UPEI and Humber College.

PEI Summer Music Academy

Register by July 15

On July 23 the Choir Camp takes place at the Music Dept of UPEI. Students learn about music and creating music in a fun and joyous environment that allows each individual student to shine. This summer program offers a balanced day of performing, creating, exploring, and developing musical skills. Students ages 6–14 are welcome to attend. Registration deadline has been extended to July 15. For information visit, the Facebook page - PEI Summer Music Academy, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holland College camps

July 16

Island Rock Camps and Holland College’s School of Performing Arts partner to offer young musicians 5 summer camps to hone their skills and learn more about rock and pop music. Camps take place on the college’s Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown, in the Music Performance program’s studios and ensemble classrooms, and the SoPA Garage. The final performance at the end of each week takes place in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. The camps start July 16 and run weekly. Students can register online at or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Willy Wonka JR. at Harbourfront

July 20 

Catch Willy Wonka JR. at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on July 20 at 7:30 pm. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather.

Summer Dance Camp

July 23–27

Dance Stars Academy is offering a summer dance camp at their Stratford location from July 23–27 for children ages 6–12. Princesses, heroes and villains from popular Disney movies—each day will focus on a different movie theme, different dance styles and different characters. At the Friday showcase, dancers will perform their own Disney-inspired performance for their parents, grandparents, and friends. Info:

Red Cross Daycamps

Red Cross Water Safety Daycamps, with qualified camp instructors, help kids become stronger swimmers and learn life-saving water safety skills over the course of one week. Camps promote healthy living and water safety and take place Island-wide. Participants can move up one level in their swimming ability. Swimming levels offered are Swim Kids 1 to 10. The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) is for ages 5–9. This program engages children in a safe, meaningful outdoor learning experience where participants are exposed to general outdoor skills, based on health, safety, and the environment. The Small Water Craft program’s aim is to promote boating safety knowledge and skill level through small craft and water-related activities. It includes Basic Boating Safety, Small Craft Safety Survival, Canoe Level 1, Canoe Level 2, Rowing Level 1 and Rowing Level 2 for ages 9–13. You must have a strong level 4 swimming certificate to enter. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-628-6262

Code Club

Until August 13

Code club is free and open to kids ages 7-12 UPEI's Roberston Library on Mondays, 6–7 pm, July 9 to August 13. Children will get the chance to discover and build on coding skills as they move through the projects using Scratch. Are you interested in an exciting adventure? Are you keen to help develop the next generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers and leaders? They are still looking for volunteers. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for info. 

Church camp

August 13–16 

Building & Making: A Life with God! is a summer morning camp which will focus on digging, making and creating and learning about God. Camp is for kids going into K–6. Cost is a freewill offering. Snacks are provided. It takes place August 13–16, from 9 am–noon, at Spring Park United Church, 65 Kirkwood Dr, Charlottetown. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 368-1822

Guild Shows

Select dates to August 17

Disney's Lion King Jr. plays at The Guild, Charlottetown, at 11 am July 9, 13, 19, 23, 27, 30, August 3, 4, 9, 16. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this coming-of-age tale.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. runs at 11 am July 12, 16, 20, 26, 28, August 2, 6, 10, 13, 17. The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. The Guild is at Queen and Richmond, Charlottetown.

Confederation Centre Art Camps

Until August 24

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is once again offering week-long art camps July 3–August 24, Mon–Fri, 9 am–4 pm. Each week ends with an hour-long exhibition of your child’s artwork. Registration is on a weekly basis and designed to accommodate return campers. For information on Visual Arts Camps or to register, contact Tamara Steele at 628-6111, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bonshaw Young Choristers

September 15

Bonshaw Young Choristers for children and youth under 16 resumes Saturday, September 15 from 2–3:30 pm, at Bonshaw Community Centre. Emphasis will be on listening and harmonizing together, sight-singing, and singing in other languages. Singing is a joyful way to be together, enhancing listening skills and learning about rhythms, tempos, harmonies, and expressive singing. Singing together promotes cardiovascular fitness, improved mood and alertness, and a sense of being uplifted. There are cognitive benefits as well. To register contact Ruth Lacey at 902-675-4282 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mental health resources at home

Mental health resources for children and youth are helping Island families from the comfort of their own homes. The online programming and telehealth services of the Strongest Families partnership have no wait times and fit families’ schedules, eliminating the need to travel, take time off work or school, or change normal routines. Over the past year, they have helped more than 130 families with children and youth ages 3 to 17 who experience behaviour, anxiety, and/or nighttime bedwetting problems. Families can be referred to the Strongest Families programs through their primary care provider or community mental health services by calling 1-866-833-5443. There are currently three programs offered: Behaviour program (for ages 3 to 12); Anxiety program (for ages 6 to 17); Nighttime bedwetting (for ages 5 to 12). Participants receive written materials and skill-demonstration videos (via handbooks or delivered by smart-website technology) as well as weekly telephone support from a coach. On PEI, the program represents an investment of $100,000 annually, funded from within Health PEI’s Mental Health and Addictions division. 

Be a Big Brother/Big Sister

Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pass your wisdom, knowledge and experience on. Be a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or an In-School Mentor. Making a difference in the life of a child is easier than you think. Info: 569-KIDS (1-877-411-3729), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

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