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Sand Lake

Getting Crafty



    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 Sand Lake is new to our FAB Nature Camp Family this year. We have been working alongside the Township of Rideau Lakes and the Rideau Lakes Camp Staff to transition a much loved Township Program, into the Family of FAB Nature Camps. It is the same FABulous lakeside location, with a Nature Twist. Sand Lake is perfect for cooling off on those hot Summer days and for pond dipping too. Whether you are exploring the aquatic ecosystem of the lake or building shelters and meeting new friends on the Forest Trails, your days are bound to be full of adventure and discovery.

    The FAB Nature Camp at Sand Lake can be found at 345 Delong Road, Elgin.

    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: 345 Delong Road, Elgin ON
    • 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 - Wildlife Neighbours

    Week #3 - July 18th to 22nd - A Trek Back in Time

    Week #4 - July 25th to 29th - Buzz and Flutter

    Week #5 - August 2nd to 5th - Adventures in Bushcraft (4 day week)

    Week #6 - August 8th to 12th - All Over the Map

    Week #7 - August 15th to 19th - If you build it, they will come

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

    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.