About Great Lakes Cultural Camps 

Great Lakes Cultural Camps is a year-round mobile Anishinaabe outdoor education centre that brings everything to you! GLCC develops and provides high quality cultural experiences on the land and water that recognize the value of being active in the outdoors, land-based learning, Anishinaabe culture and what it can bring to people’s lives.


Announcing Our Summer 2020 Virtual

Niibin Anishinaabe Naadizowin Gbeshiwin

(Anishinaabe Summer Cultural Camp)


Boozhoo Nwiij-ki-wen-yig (Hello Dear Friends),


We realize that your summer and our summer may look a little different. Due to physical distancing requirements across the country, we have created a virtual Niibin Anishinaabe Naadizowin Gbeshiwin (Anishinaabe Summer Cultural Camp) option for the summer of 2020 instead of in-person camps. Join one of our structured sessions where participants will be introduced to a variety of experiences, including Feeding The Community & Gardening, Anishinaabe Food Systems, Anishinaabe Fish Camp, Wilderness Camping, Bushcraft & Anishinaabe Wilderness Skills, Paddle School & Water Safety. 

Participants of all experience levels are welcome! If you or your child has prior experience in these areas, please keep in mind that we will be starting from scratch, but these camps are also a great way to review and establish old concepts while learning new ones!


How It Will It Work

We will offer private “live” dynamic online sessions with talented instructors each day supplemented by optional offline activities related to the themes of the day which, will be culturally oriented and local in nature. Virtual Niibin Anishinaabe Naadizowin Gbeshiwin (Anishinaabe Summer Cultural Camp) will be hosted by local communities and organizations for their families, like they are each summer.


We are still confirming 2020 programs. If your community is interested in hosting an Anishinaabe Niibin Gbeshiwin (Anishinaabe Cultural Camp) please feel free to contact our Program Director at info@culturalcamps.com or call 705.942.9909 to discuss your ideas or any questions.


Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and for your commitment to working through this.


























2020 Virtual Intertribal Food Summit


“It has been a huge learning curve to get in front of a camera, edit, share videos via the cloud and coordinate virtually. We tried our best to pull together for a strong presentation for the 2020 Virtual Intertribal Food Summit and hope that you enjoy it. After a few failed attempts and with the support of a few friends in the teepee, we calmed our nerves and we think we succeeded.”



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Our mobile unit can travel & deliver our programs almost anywhere!

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COVID-19 Action Response Plan Concept Update:June 15,2020

After almost a 3-month hiatus, we are working on opening gradually, safely and responsibly. On June 8th, 2020 The Province of Ontario communicated that Ontario will be taking a regional approach (including ours) to move into Stage 2 of COVID-19 recovery plan and allow select businesses and services to begin operating again as of Friday, June 12, 2020 as part of the province's regional reopening. In light of the current COVID-19 circumstances, our set up is a little different with a emphasis on making our experiences as safe as possible for our team members, visitors and communities.


We realize that your summer and our summer may look different and we need your help! It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to recreate responsibly and follow the regulations and guidelines established. Here at Great Lakes Cultural Camps we want our visitors to get outside safely this summer and have the most positive and fun experience possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


We want to share with you the steps we’ve taken and continue to take in response to COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). During this time, we’ve partnered with our communities, including governing health authorities, our vendors, all those that we touch at GLCC, and each other, to develop and execute our COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. This Document will outline Great Lakes Cultural Camps COVID-19 Action Response Plan Concept and ideas for mitigations to continue to operate this season. We continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 and are keeping an eye on official information and following guidelines published by Public Health Ontario (PHO) experts and Health Canada.


At a Glance - What to Expect As We Reopen:

We realize that your summer and our summer may look different and we need your help! It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to recreate responsibly and follow the regulations and guidelines established. Here at Great Lakes Cultural Camps we want our visitors to get outside safely this summer and have the most positive and fun experience possible. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


- Stay home if you are sick

- Prior to visit, electronically have students read, understand and sign our Adapted procedures – COVID-19 Precautions waiver

- Observe health & safety information posted at course location

- Implementing our new "Safe Social Distancing Strategy"

- Wash your hands with soap and water often

- Be safe and practice physical distancing

- Wear a cloth mask when physical distancing is not an option

- Have on hand; a cloth face covering, tissues and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol

  1. -If you don’t follow the guidelines below, you’ll have to leave the course




CLICK on the COVID-19 Action Response Plan Concept tab to learn more.

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