Get the Kids Outside! Explorers Summer Day Camp


The Kensington Conservancy and the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers are excited to announce a new partnership project.  They have teamed up to present the first Explorers Summer Day Camp.  This exciting project will run from July 10-14th, 2017 for children ages 8-14.  Activities will include learning to paddle, brought to you by Algoma Adventures, Nature 101 instructed by Sault College Professor Rob Routledge, Nottingham Archery, photography, birding, and volunteers from the Hunter and Anglers will give guided tours through their amazing property trails.  So much to learn, see and do.

The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association will host the camp at their beautiful facility on St. Joseph Island.  Snacks and lunches will be provided.  The day camp will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.  Registration for the camp can be found here.

The Kensington Conservancy sees this as an extension of the Junior Explorers program that offers fun activities for younger children aged 5-8, which has been running from their Desbarats location for 3 years. This program is an environmental education and outdoor appreciation program.  The Junior Explorers start with a membership sign-up that provides each child with a T-shirt, notebook, and activity binder.  This year the Junior Explorers project will continue at a cost of $35.00 for the months of July and August.  Watch for an updated schedule on the Kensington Conservancy’s website.

The Kensington Conservancy is a registered charity with its office located in Johnson Township.  As a local land trust, they are working to protect our precious lands and waters, in perpetuity.  They have protected almost 900 acres of ecologically sensitive lands in the area.  Many of their properties contain provincial significant wetlands.  They offer guided tours on many of their properties as well as have the Foster Parkland and Walking Trails open to the public for hiking anytime.

Embracing good stewardship practices, they work with the local communities to develop programs that will promote greener and less intensive development, best land and water management practices, invasive species control, and low impact recreational activities and good stewardship education.

The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Association (SJIHA) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982 and incorporated in 2000. The Hunters and Anglers Association is dedicated to wildlife conservation and to promoting and providing educational opportunities related to conservation.   The association currently offers various programs directly related to enhancing existing habitats for wildlife and fish.   The SJIHA is an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) member club.

The SJIHA (the Club) is the largest organization representing hunters and anglers in the District of Algoma with over 225 members.  The public are welcomed to attend the monthly meetings which include presentations given by invited guest speakers in topics related to conservation and the outdoors.  The Conservation Centre includes a 6,400 square foot building on an 84-acre property purchased by the SJIHA in 2002.  Through the support of Trillium Grant funding and the hard work of volunteers, the building has been renovated and many property improvements have been completed.

For further information, please contact Tanna Elliott, Executive Director of the Kensington Conservancy, at 705-782-2200 or


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