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About camp

Who we are

Algoma Traditional Music and Dance Group is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the celebration, sharing, and learning of traditional music, dance and arts that are part of our Canadian culture and heritage. AlgomaTrad operates an annual traditional music, dance, arts, and heritage craft family camp, organizes dances throughout the year, and presents concerts of some of the finest traditional and folk musicians Canada has to offer. The organization has been supported over its 14 year existence with grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts and Arts Education programs, the FreshStart! program from Heritage Canada, the Artist and Community Collaboration Program of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Great Lakes Stewardship Program. We are currently  developing plans for a Heritage Centre on St. Joseph Island that will become the home of the AlgomaTrad Camp.

General info about AlgomaTrad Camp 2018

AlgomaTrad Camp 2018 is not a residential camp. All registrants are responsible for their own accommodation. Camping is available (see below). For those not interested in camping, motel and B&B information can be found under the Accommodations tab.

Breakfast, workshops/classes and the mid-morning Gathering (a community-building period of sharing music, song, and dance plus important announcements for the day),will be held  on the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. Some workshops/classes as well as concerts and dances will occur at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall across from the Centennial Grounds and at the Old Town Hall in the village a few blocks away.  Lunch, supper, and evening dances will occur at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall.

2018 Registration Fees

full registrant w/Work
DAYCAMPER Lunch only
Adult $640 $535 $540
Teen 13-17 $525 $425 $450
Youth 8-12 $400 N/A $325
Child 4-7 $300 N/A $250
Accompanying spouse or parent $400 N/A See below
  • 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 enquire 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 is available at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. 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 onsite, but there are no water/sewage hook ups. Electrical outlets are limited and restricted to light use (no AC). There are washrooms onsite but no showers. Showers are available at several locations in Richards Landing for a nominal fee.

Camp Brochure

To download a PDF copy of the AlgomaTrad 2018 Brochure, click on the image! Read it, Print copies, Spread it surreptitiously around your local schools, coffee shops, tourist centers, Wal…no, not them….well, wherever you think you’ll catch a potential AlgomaTradder’s eye!