Guelph March Break Camps

We hope that health protocols will allow camps in 2021. Please write to taylor(at) to indicate your interest in being notified of Focus on Nature camps in the coming year.



Our camps are a great opportunity for students, aged 7 to 14, to develop their photography skills while exploring all the natural beauty that the University of Guelph’s Arboretum has to offer.  We encourage the young photographers to be visual artists, to see the beauty in the details of nature and learn how to capture it with their cameras.

The planned activities include short lessons about visual design and basic camera controls; guided photo field excursions around the Arboretum; and time to edit photos and make slideshows using the program called Picasa. We plan to end the second day with a group slideshow to which parents will be invited to attend.

Our Advanced Photography Workshop will give participants additional technical skills and guided practical experience that will further enhance their abilities as young photographers.

The fee for a 2-day camp is $110.  The Advanced Photography Workshop fee is $55. Each day runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Extended hours for early drop-off and late pick-up can be arranged. Please use our online registration form to register your child. For more than one child, please repeat the registration submission.

Payment can be made by Interac transfer to payments(at) (use ‘photos’ as password) or by cheque to Focus on Nature, PO Box 1601, Guelph, ON, N1H 6R7. Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Campers should bring their own drinks, snacks and a lunch each day, and be dressed for the weather. Cameras and laptops will be provided but campers may bring their own as well. (No phones, tablets or chromebooks, please!)

As space is limited, I encourage you to register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email Taylor Bulstrode: taylor(at)

And if you know of others who might be interested in our March Break Camps, please pass this on.

Thanks for considering Focus on Nature’s March Break Camps!

Focus on Nature
PO Box 1601
Guelph, ON, N1H 6R7