FAB Nature Camp @ Mac Johnson
What are your plans for Summer 2021? Do you like adventure? Are you interested in spending heaps of time outside, in the sand, mud, and on the water? If you said yes to any of these, you will love what we have planned for our Summer Nature Camp Program at Mac Johnson!
The Nature Camp at Mac Johnson is actually offered between 2 different sites, within the greater Brockville Area. Mac Johnson Wildlife Area is a Conservation Area located on the Reservoir at 4649 Debruge Road (Elizabethtown-Kitley Township). This 600+ hectare property boasts fantastic pond dipping opportunities, maintained hiking trails, mixed wood forest - perfect for shelter building and bushcraft, and even a tree nursery. Campers will have the opportunity to find many great adventures at Mac Johnson, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the program.
Summer Camp just isn't the same without the opportunity to enjoy the cool, clean water found throughout the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. On Tuesday and Thursday, campers will spend their time at the Lyn Valley Conservation Area. Here, they can venture onto one of the trails for a scavenger hunt or game of Predator Prey, take a cool dip in the old quarry, or discover a new amphibian or reptile friend. Lyn Valley Conservation Area is located less than 10 km East of Mac Johnson and brings the perfect balance to our program.
Join us for one or all of our theme based weeks, as we explore the natural wonders of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. Each Week will take our campers on a new adventure, exploring, investigating, and reconnecting with the natural world.
- 1:10 Staff to Camper Ratio
- Location (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday): Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, Brockville Ontario, 4649 Debruge Road
- Location (Tuesday and Thursday): Lyn Valley Conservation Area, Lyn Ontario, 90 Lyn Valley Road
- Explorers Program: 5-11 years old (campers must be 5 years old by January 1, 2021)
- Leader in Training Program: 12-13 years old
- Cost: $160 per child, per week
- Drop off: 8am
- Pick up: 5pm
How to Register
Session fees must be paid in full, upon registration. After-care fees are paid daily and directly to Camp Counsellors.
After-care: Select 'Yes' in the After Hours Care section on your registration form and someone will contact you shortly. FAB Nature Camps is not responsible for after-care and therefore cannot guarantee availability for this opportunity. Needs will be assessed, on a case by case basis.
Online: Click on the week or weeks you would like to attend below, fill out the online registration form, and pay directly by credit card.
Registration Events: Complete our registration form in person and pay by cash or cheque. The dates for the Registration Events hosted by the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands will be announced at a future date.
Volunteers: Must be 14 years or older and can apply online by sending an email to email@example.com.
Leaders in Training: The cost for this program is $160 per week. We reserve 3 spots per week, for campers interested in this great opportunity to build skills and expand their Nature Camp Experience. Please contact Kelly McGann at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your application for this program, for youth 12-13 years old.
Bursaries: Financial assistance is available through a number of local bursary programs, including POP and Jumpstart. For more information on these programs, check out the Town of Gananoque Website.
Jumpstart Application for 2021
Please note: all registrations will be treated as a "REQUEST TO REGISTER". If a spot is available and payment has been received, your registration will be completed. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to update our registration page and we may have an "overbooked" week. If this occurs, you will be contacted with 72 hours of your request and provided the option to receive a refund or to switch to an available week. As registration for individual weeks becomes full, we will do our best to remove those pages as soon as we are aware, to limit the potential for "overbooked" weeks. Thank you in advance, for your understanding.
2021 Camp Dates & Themes
Week #1 - July 5th to 9th - Turtle Mania
Week #2 - July 12th to 16th - Animal Architects
Week #3 - July 19th to 23rd - Birds of a Feather
Week #4 - July 26th to 30th - Mud, Nature's Slime
Week #5 - August 2nd to 6th - It's a Bug's World
Week #6 - August 9th to 13th - FABulous Explorers
Week #7 - August 16th to 20th - Survivor, Animal Edition
Week #8 - August 23rd to 27th - A Biosphere Bash
IMPORTANT UPDATE: When a week is FULL, it will be removed from the selection below. If you do not see the week below, that is because it is FULL.