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AlgomaTrad Camp

AlgomaTrad would like to acknowledge our sponsors for the AlgomaTrad 2021 Family Camp – all great businesses trying to do the best for their communities

SooToday is part of Village Media’s growing network of online news sites that are dedicated to providing local stories written by journalists who live and work in those communities. They are proud champions of local news and work diligently to deliver the news needed to help individuals stay engaged and informed.

ONEKA provides natural personal care products, made from organic plants grown on their farm in Frelighsburg, Québec, that are created out of a respect for the land and waterways that surround us.

Penokean Hills Farms (est. in 2005) was born out of the desire to grow what had become a declining (agricultural) industry in Algoma. Its original intent was to find ways to preserve the classical way of raising cattle, to be good stewards of both  land and animal, and to offer a premium product to the end consumers. We wanted a product that could purchased directly from area farms and bridge the food chain gap on a local level.

AlgomaTrad Online Auction Is Open!

Fiddlehead Garden Art

Want one of Canada’s finest musicians to write a tune just for you? Looking for an amazing vacation cabin stay? In need of some private virtual lessons with some of your favourite teachers? All of these, as well as handcrafted quilts, artwork, and one-of-a-kind handmade items, are available at the AlgomaTrad Online Auction!


Everyone can take part in the auction: invite your family and friends, share the link, and spread the word.  It’s an on-line event, so kick back, check out the amazing offerings from wherever you are.

Signing up to bid is free, easy, confidential, and there is no obligation. See all the offerings and register at:

Handmade Basket

Bidding can be done in two ways: entering a one-time bid, or setting up a proxy bid system.  Details are on the opening page of the site, but either way it’s easy.

The auction raises critical money for the Nicholas Missere Bursary Fund and the AlgomaTrad Centre, so your bidding has a real and lasting impact.  You can have fun and make a difference all at the same time.

Backcountry Cabin Getaway

Check out the options, opportunities, and adventures, and be a part of AlgomaTrad wherever you are. Thank you, sincerely, for supporting AlgomaTrad.  Happy bidding and good luck!





1.     No fee adjustments will be made in the case of late arrival or early departure,

2.     Resident (overnight) children campers under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by a parent/Guardian who is a registered camper. Children are the responsibility of the parent or Guardian at all times.

3.     Everyone must register, sign waivers and pay before the beginning of camp or before the gathering on the first night.

4.     For safety reasons, only registered campers or volunteers are allowed to camp on site.

5.     AlgomaTrad attempts to create an atmosphere of community and in this regard all campers will be encouraged to participate in Dining Hall preparation and clean up and Camp Site maintenance.

6.     The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp reserves the right to expel, at any time, registrants deemed to be behaving in a way that threatens the safety and/or well being of themselves or others, or who place at risk the property or other registrants. Refunds will not be granted in this case.

7.     There is a NO Smoking policy on the AlgomaTrad Centre site or at any of the sites being used for workshops, dances, and concerts.

9.     The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp cannot be held responsible for loss, theft or damage of belongings.

10. While considerable precautions are taken to secure the safety of registrants to AlgomaTrad 2021, The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp cannot assume liability in the event of sickness or accident.  Adequate health insurance is recommended.

11. The Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Family Camp reserves the right to use your or your family’s image for future presentations, funding, and advertising without any further approval or payment to you.

By registering for AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021, you agree to discharge AlgomaTrad, its staff, and volunteers from any claims for damages or personal injury which may result from you or your family’s participation in the AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021.

You and/or your family also agree to conduct yourselves according to the AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021 COVID Guidelines, and that refusal to do so will lead expulsion from the Camp.
Thank you for your efforts to make AlgomaTrad and safe, welcoming, joyful community. Return to Registration Page!

General info about AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021

AlgomaTrad Camp 2021 is a residential camp. At this time, we only offer basic camping at the AlgomaTrad Centre (see below). For those not interested in camping, motel and B&B information can be found under the Accommodations page.

All workshops, meals, jam sessions, mini-concerts, and programming occur at the AlgomaTrad Centre, 1249 F&G Line, Richards Landing, St. Joseph Island, Ontario. The Wednesday, August 11rh evening Staff Concert will take place at the Richards Landing Centennial Grounds  and will be open to the public – Public Health regulations for masking and distancing at outdoor events will be followed.

Information about our instructors/performers can be found on the Team page. Workshop schedules will be available soon – let us know your main areas of interest and study when you register and we’ll do our best to make sure it is on the schedule!

2021 Registration Fees

Full Registrant WorkTrade Daycamper – Lunch only
Adult $750 $625 $600
Teen 13-17 $600 $500 $475
Youth 8-12 $430 N/A $350
Child 4-7 $300 N/A $250
Accompanying spouse or parent $450 N/A
  • FULL registration includes all meals, workshops, evening programming and camping.
  • FULL registration with WORKTRADE is a reduced fee for up to 2 hours of work exchange each day.
  • Full fee for Accompanying spouse or parent includes all meals, Gathering, and evening events.
  • Daycamper registration includes lunch, workshops, and evening programming. Day campers 4 – 7 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian at all times. **Please inquire if Parent/Guardian would like to purchase lunch.
  • Children 3 years and under are welcome at no extra cost, but there is no specific programming for this age group.

The Nicholas Missere Bursary Fund is a needs-based bursary fund. Please inquire about availability.


Camping, either in a tent or in a trailer, is the only onsite option for accommodation at the AlgomaTrad Centre. Registrants 13 and under must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Please contact us if you are between the ages of 14 and 18 and would like to attend the Camp without a parent/guardian. There is potable water, washrooms, and showers onsite but there are no water/sewage hook ups. Electrical outlets are limited and restricted to light use (no AC).

Covid-19 and AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021 Guidelines

Under the guidance of Algoma Public Health, we have prepared detailed AlgomaTrad Family Camp 2021 COVID Guidelines. When you register you will be required to state that you have read, understand, and will follow these guidelines.

Register Now!

I can’t attend camp this year but I still want to SUPPORT the growth, development, and vision of AlgomaTrad.



There are several available options for registrants who do not want to camp. Following is a list of motels, B&Bs, and cabins, or you can go to the St. Joseph Island Chamber of Commerce site.

The Clansmen Motel

H-K Units & Suites, high-speed wi-fi, cable TV, phones, in-room coffee, senior discount, weekly rates, seasonal pool, snowmobile trail, 5 minutes from AlgomaTrad. RR#2 Richards Landing, Teresa & Neil Caughil.

705-246-2581 |  |

Fred’s Trailer Park and Laundromat

Walking distance to downtown Richard’s Landing. Full boat hook-ups, boat launch and docking. Laundromat open 24/7.

705-246-2572 | Nancy and Heather Littleton

Hilton Beach Inn

Year round accommodations in Hilton Beach. Guest rooms and suites, some with kitchens.

705-246-0063 | 866-946-0063 |

Maria’s Cabins

Quaint, lakeside cottage resort ,   1 km outside of Richards Landing. Fully equipped housekeeping cabins with bicycles, canoes and kayaks, operating year round. Operated by Daniela and Detlef Gebhart.

705-246-1570 | |

Stonefield House B&B

An idyllic country retreat on 80 private acres.  Three spacious rooms, all with en suite baths and satellite TV.  Irish Pub-themed breakfast room, close to amenities, open all year.

705-246-1616 | |

Sunset Bay B&B

Paul and Rilla Higgins
705-246-2177 | |

Sunnyside B&B

1328 Sailor’s Encampment
Richards Landing P0R 1J0

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Registration is full!

There are still openings for daycampers without meals, please email or call us if you would like to take a specific class for the week; a schedule can be found HERE.  You can always email us to let us know if you would like to be placed on a waiting list or if you are interested in future camps. We recommend that you go to our home page and subscribe to the email list –that way you will know about all the wonderful AlgomaTrad programming we do throughout the year, as well as be among the first to know when camp registration is open!


There are limited openings for campers in need of financial aid to receive scholarships from the needs-based Nicholas Missere Bursary Fund. Please inquire about availability.


WorkTrade campers, ages 13 to adult, can receive a reduction in fees in exchange for a commitment of up to 2 hours a day on a WorkTrade team. You can select this option when registering.

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We appreciate your support!

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