School Workshops

Thank you for making this year such a success. We were able to help 253 classes in Ontario connect with nature. We look forward to seeing you for the 2022-2023 school year!

Don't miss out on your preferred day!

Summer Camps

We are getting prepared for another busy summer camp season! Thank you to all the parents who registered their child. There are still a few spots available in Hamilton and Oakville. We're gonna have fun!

In addition to our Elements of Design course, we now have the Principles of Design course available for grades 7 through 10 in English and French!

Fall and Winter Virtual Exhibits Are Open!

We are celebrating some of our young photographers' wonderful photographs. Come see how our students are connecting to nature through photography!

Focus on Nature Summer Update

Our summer camp season is in full swing! We’ve held our nature photography week-long day camps at the Guelph Arboretum, Waterloo’s RIM Park and Albert McCormick Community Centre, Oakville’s Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre and the Hespeler Memorial Arena in Cambridge.  In August we’ll be conducting one-day mini-camps for the KinBridge Community Association and our first camp at Battlefield Museum in Hamilton. Fifteen weeks of summer camp – it’s nice to be busy again!

Our camps are a great way for young photographers to learn the skills needed to compose and edit their images and then put them all together as little movies with music and graphics to share with friends and family. And they do all this while having a fun time outdoors playing games, making new friends and exploring the natural world around them!

Robert Bateman Supports Focus on Nature!

"The beauty of photography..." Read More

Connecting kids to nature through photography.

Focus on Nature is a registered charity based in Guelph Ontario that inspires young people to explore and connect with nature through photography. We conduct workshops in schools and day camps in the summer and during March Break.

Check out some of our recent student work!

Book a Workshop

Learn more, choose a date, and book a workshop here.

Register for camp

Focus on Nature conducts day camps in Guelph, Waterloo, Halton and Hamilton regions during March Break and week-long camps in July and August. Learn more and make a reservation here.

Become a volunteer

Share your love of art and nature with a younger generation!

What people are saying...

We receive a lot of feedback about the program from parents, teachers and students….

The Big Picture: children and nature

Student participantDevelopment of Focus on Nature was inspired in part by Richard Louv’s 2005 book “Last Child in the Woods” and numerous research findings about the long-term consequences of a growing disconnect between young people and their natural surroundings. [more]

Photography: The Art of Seeing

Photo taken by Sadie, grade 7Photography has been called “the art of seeing” (Freeman Patterson) and as such it can be a powerful tool for cultivating our observational skills, enticing us to slow down and pay attention to the details we might normally pass by. [more]





Our Sponsors and Supporters

City of Guelph
Cowan Foundation
TD Bank
Guelph Community Foundation
Guelph Toyota
Miller Thomson