Nature Camps at Lake St. George

The perfect setting for a nature camp, Lake St. George Field Centre is surrounded by mixed woodlands, open meadows, and a beautiful kettle lake, providing habitat for a wide variety of local wildlife. Every day will be an adventure in nature!


March Break Camp

Come on an adventure with us this March Break! Campers will explore and learn about nature through active play, discovery and skill building.

We will play games in the forest and have fun orienteering, tracking, creating nature art, making shelters, and building a fire!

NEW FOR 2020! In addition to our regular March Break Nature Camp for youngsters 6 to 12, we are introducing a Kinder Camp for ages 4 to 5.

Camp activities will run snow or shine, so please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather. Lake St. George is a nut-free facility.

children walk in forest at Lake St George March Break nature camp

CAMP INFORMATION:

  • Register for individual days or book the whole week and save!
  • Optional extended care available
  • Optional healthy, warm lunch available.

DATES & HOURS:

  • Monday March 16 to Friday March 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Optional extended care: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. | 4:00 pm to 5:30 p.m.

DAILY CAMP THEMES:

  • March 16 – Winter Games
  • March 17 – Instincts for Survival
  • March 18 – Wilderness Survival
  • March 19 – Tracking and Navigating
  • March 20 – Nature Art

FEES PER PARTICIPANT:

  • March Break Nature Camp – Ages 6 to 12: $50 per day | $225 per full week
  • March Break Kinder Camp – Ages 4 to 5: $55 per day | $235 per full week
  • Optional Extended Care: $15 per day | $75 per full week
  • Optional Lunch: $6 per day | $30 per full week

REGISTER NOW:

March Break Nature Camp: Book Individual Days GO TO BOOKING PAGE
March Break Nature Camp: Book Full Week GO TO BOOKING PAGE
March Break Kinder Camp: Book Individual Days GO TO BOOKING PAGE
March Break Kinder Camp: Book Full Week GO TO BOOKING PAGE

 

Summer Nature Camp

Play and discover the natural world with us this summer! Campers will develop outdoors skills, build shelters, paddle the lake, create nature art, and explore the forests of Lake St George!

NEW FOR 2020! In addition to our regular Summer Nature Camp for youngsters 6 to 12, we are introducing a Kinder Camp for ages 4 to 5.

Camp activities will run rain or shine, so please be sure to dress your child appropriately for the weather. Lake St. George is a nut-free facility.

campers discover aquatic wildlife at Lake St George summer nature camp
summer campers walk along edge of Lake St George
campers play in woods at Lake St George summer nature camp

CAMP INFORMATION:

  • Each week-long camp has a distinctive theme
  • Special canoe camp for youngsters 12 to 16 offered the week of August 17
  • Optional extended care available
  • Optional healthy, warm lunch available

DATES & HOURS:

  • Mondays to Fridays, week of July 20 through week of August 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Optional extended care: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. | 4:00 pm to 5:30 p.m.

FEES PER PARTICIPANT:

  • Summer Nature Camp – Ages 6 to 12: $280 per week
  • Summer Kinder Camp – Ages 4 to 5: $290 per week
  • Canoe Camp – Ages 12 to 16: $350
  • Optional Extended Care: $60 per week
  • Optional Hot Lunch: $30 per week

REGISTER NOW:

SUMMER NATURE CAMP
Ages 6 to 12 (except where noted)

July 20-24, 2020: Art in Nature GO TO BOOKING PAGE
Description: Create works of art in nature and with nature! Drawing inspiration from the land, we will paint, sculpt, sketch, make music, natural dyes, forest wands and more!

 

July 27-31, 2020: Outdoor Skills GO TO BOOKING PAGE
Description: Campers will learn and practice their outdoor and navigation skills. Fire building, shelter building, knot tying, and rope work will all be part of this exciting camp.

 

August 10-14, 2020: Land as Our First Teacher GO TO BOOKING PAGE
Description: Coming soon.

 

August 17-21, 2020: Nature Engineers GO TO BOOKING PAGE
Description: During this week, we will examine some of nature’s most amazing engineers, such as the beaver. Campers will also build their own structures using natural materials!

 

NEW! August 17-21, 2020: Canoe Camp GO TO BOOKING PAGE

For Ages 12 to 16

Description: New for 2020, Lake St. George will be offering a full-week Canoe Camp! This week will be a fun, safe, and supportive environment to interact with nature, hone paddling skills, meet new friends, and enjoy the summer on our pristine kettle lake. ORCKA and NLS certified staff will work with campers towards earning Basic Canoeing levels 1-3 of the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) program. No previous paddling experience is necessary. All safety equipment will be provided.

girls canoeing at Lake St George summer camp

August 24-28, 2020: Wilderness Survival Skills GO TO BOOKING PAGE
Description: Master the essentials of wilderness survival! We will build shelters and fires, learn to safely identify and forage for edible plants, interpret maps, make nature potions, tie knots, and learn how Indigenous peoples traditionally thrived on the land.

 

SUMMER KINDER CAMP
Ages 4 to 5

July 20-24, 2020 GO TO BOOKING PAGE
July 27-31, 2020 GO TO BOOKING PAGE
August 10-14, 2020 GO TO BOOKING PAGE
August 17-21, 2020 GO TO BOOKING PAGE
August 24-28, 2020 GO TO BOOKING PAGE

 

About Our Camp Staff

Our camp staff have years of experience in a variety of outdoor-based education and camp settings. Our lead camp counsellors are all Ontario Certified Teachers.

All camp staff are trained in Standard First Aid/CPR Level C and cleared a Vulnerable Sector Screening with their local police department.

Lake St. George waterfront canoe programs use recreational canoes in a sheltered, small lake setting. Our waterfront programming is led by certified Lifeguards (National Lifeguard Service) and certified canoe instructors (Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association), with a staff to camper ratio of 1:10.

Our waterfront programming is supported by staff with Bronze Cross certifications. All campers must wear a Transport Canada certified personal flotation device (PFD) while on or near the water.