It's also the venue for the annual conservation day camp, Camp Bitobig, celebrating 22 years this year.
The camp gives children an appreciation of the natural environment and an opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities. A total of 47 children are currently resigstered for the second week of the program, although the camp is always sold out well before the event takes place, according to camp counsellor Brigitte Champaigne-Klassen.
“Campers are introduced to the conservation area, they go hiking and fishing, and they catch critters in the pond,” she said.
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area has something for everyone. Providing environmental education for over 40 years, is only one of the many benefits this facility provides. The area boasts man-made lake and pond, scenic lookouts, a self-guided nature trail, numerous wetland areas, hiking trails, bird watching areas, and snow shoeing and cross-country ski trails in winter.
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area offers the photographer, nature watcher, and recreationist boundless opportunity to experience the wilds.
Posted by Arron Pickard