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FAB Nature Camp @ Mac Johnson

    Summer has never looked so fun!

    What are your plans for Summer 2022? 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, 2022)
    • Leader in Training Program: 12-13 years old
    • Cost: $175 per child, per week (5 day week) / $140 per child, per week (4 day week)
    • Drop off: 8am to 9am
    • Pick up: 4pm to 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: Please email if you require this service. FAB Nature Camp does not offer after-care, however, some of our staff may be available for this service. 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.

    Volunteers: Must be 14 years or older and can apply online by sending an email to

    Leaders in Training: The cost for this program is $175 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 to discuss your application for this program, for youth 12-13 years old. Please note that this is not a separate program and LITs will be assigned a staff mentor and a group of younger campers to work with. 

    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 2022

    If you would like to speak with our Program Manager about alternative subsidies provided through camp sponsorship, please email

    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 and a confirmation email will be sent. 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.  


    2022 Camp Dates & Themes

    Week #1 - July 4th to 8th - Turtle Mania

    Week #2 - July 11th to 15th - Imagine, Invent, Inspire

    Week #3 - July 18th to 22nd - Mythbusters

    Week #4 - July 25th to 29th - Strange-Opoly

    Week #5 - August 2nd to 5th - Earthly Extremes (4 day week)

    Week #6 - August 8th to 12th - Live in the Landscape

    Week #7 - August 15th to 19th - Backpack the Biosphere

    Week #8 - August 22nd to 26th - WildCRAFT