Nature Camps at Lake St. George

UPDATE: TRCA 2020 Summer Camps

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) leadership have spent the last two months talking to experts about the constantly evolving landscape in which we are operating. It has become abundantly clear that TRCA’s in-person program offerings cannot realistically be delivered in the current COVID-19 environment, as our number one concern remains the health and safety of our staff and participants.

While we have not yet received public health guidelines from the government for the safe operation of day camps in Ontario, TRCA leadership have determined that the anticipated future restrictions would materially impact our ability to provide TRCA’s signature level of care that our campers deserve and have come to expect.

TRCA’s has a low-risk threshold when it comes to the well-being of our participants. Erring on the side of health and safety for all the right reasons, social distancing creates too many challenges for our dedicated staff to overcome in order to appropriately care for your children.

This announcement is obviously difficult for all those involved, as we can’t imagine a summer without children running around our facilities enjoying the stimulating programming put on by our staff. However, we do know that we are making the right decision, as health and well-being remains our number one priority in these trying times.

All registrants affected by cancelled programming will be receiving a full refund in the coming weeks.

We encourage families to take part in TRCA’s #AtHomeWithNature series on Facebook and other virtual programming, including cultural and education offerings, which are all listed on our event calendar.


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!

Please read our cancellation policy:

Written notification of a cancellation must be received. Cancellations made at least four weeks before the start of your session will receive a refund of 90% of the fees. Cancellation made within a four-week period will not receive a refund. There is no refund for camp days missed.

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.