Eco-Adventure Camp


Registration FAQ

How can I register for Eco-Adventure Camp?
Check out the information on our Registration Page.

Can I register online?
Yes, visit our Registration Page to find more information on our online registration.

How can I pay?
We accept debit and credit online through our Registration Page portal. We also accept cash or cheque in person on the first morning of camp and by mail.

What age groups is the camp for?
Eco-Adventure Camp is for campers between the ages of 9-14. Our Leader in Training program is designed for young leaders between the ages 15-18.

Camp Logistics

What does my camper need to bring with them?
The Camp Handbook contains everything you need to know about camp! It is located here.

Do they need a life jacket or PFD (personal flotation device)?
No, We do provide PFDs for campers.  Please be mindful that Elbow and Spectacle Lakes have been certified as free of the invasive zebra mussel and spiny water flea. We need your help to keep it this way! These organisms can be transported on PFDs and other water equipment.

Where is the camp located?
Our camp is located at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre, 1500 Hewlett-Packard Lane, Perth Road Village, Ontario K0H 2L0. Directions to the camp can be found herePickup is on Queen’s Campus, or at one of our alternative transportation locations.

Does camp provide food or lunch?
No, We do not provide food or lunch for campers. Campers should come with lots of snacks, water and a big lunch as they will be active most of the day. Please note that Elbow Lake is a “pack-in, pack-out” facility so we ask all campers to take all waste home and dispose of it properly.

Where is the drop-off for the bus?
The drop-off for the bus is at 8:45 – 9:00 AM at Queen’s Campus or at one of our alternative transportation locations.  The main drop-off and pickup are at Arch St. across from the Biosciences Complex loading dock just south of Union Street. Be mindful that Arch St. is a one-way street travelling south from Union.

What time is pickup?
Pickup is between 4:30 – 5:00 PM in front of Humphrey Hall on Arch St. on Queen’s Campus or at one of our alternative transportation locations.

How can I sign up for before-care?

To sign up, select the appropriate “Add-On” if you’re registering online or check the appropriate box on your registration form. Before-care is available for $20.00 per child, per week and is facilitated by Science Quest. Campers should be dropped off each morning at Beamish-Munro Hall at 45 Union Street between 8:00 and 8:45 AM. One of our counsellors will pick them up to bring them to our bus.

What does a typical day look like?
Check out a sample schedule to see all the great activities we do at Elbow Lake!

Family Night

How do I register for Family Night 
Select the appropriate “Add-On” if you’re registering online, or check the appropriate box on your registration form. There are only 9 cabins available per Family Night, so we need to receive your $65.00+HST cabin fee to reserve a spot. You can sign the Family Night waiver online, or on Thursday evening (Friday in Session 5).

When and where should I arrive for Family Night?
If you’d like to meet your child at Elbow Lake, please arrive by 3:30 PM when the bus departs. If you’d like to meet your child on campus, please arrive at the normal drop-off time (between 4:30 and 5:00 PM).

Family Night check-out is no later than 9:30 AM the next day when the bus arrives at Elbow Lake.

What activities can we participate in during family night?
Each family night, we will have an organize presentation that you can take part in. Event schedule will be posted here in early May. You are also invited to hike the trails, go for a swim at our beautiful beach, take a canoe out, or just sit and relax on our beautiful waterfront.

What amenities does the facility have?
A complete description of the facilities (including the cabins) can be found on the Elbow Lake website. The cabins hold a maximum of five people and are equipped with electricity and a refrigerator. Showers, a kitchen, and drinking water are available in the main pavilion. Please note that the running water at Elbow Lake is not drinkable.

What do we need to bring?

Check out the Family Night Handbook for information on packing.