Centre de la nature Lusson
Discovering nature, en français!
The beginning of the Centre de la nature Lusson goes back approximately 40 years. Located 80 km north of Edmonton near the town of Clyde, the construction and operation of a summer camp was initiated by the Lusson family. Years later, the family donated the camp to the ACFA régionale d'Edmonton to ensure that francophones and francophiles from all over Alberta could continue to gather and learn about the great outdoors at the site.
The Centre de la nature Lusson provides the opportunity for french speakers to make new friends and to be reunited with old ones. In the last 10 years, more than 1000 campers have canoed, hiked, played and learned at the site. Indeed, the Centre serves to create a sense of belonging and is an important part of the francophone community in Alberta.
In 2012, the camp closed as renovations were necessary. In 2015, the ACFA régionale d'Edmonton reopened the camp to once again to welcome generations of campers. In 2017, the camp was given a new name, from Camp de plein air Lusson to Centre la nature Lusson. Though the name has changed, the concept remains the same! We are excited host campers in 2018 and to offer an unforgettable outdoor experience, en francais!
Summer Camp - How it works
Considering all activities take place in French, our camp caters to 7 to 13 year old francophones and French Immersion students having had at least two years of french education.
Le Centre de la nature Lusson is located near the town of Clyde, approximately 80 km north of Edmonton. Click for more information about the camp's location.
This year, the camp will operate over 5 weeks. To learn more about our weeks of operation, please have look at our
How long is a stay at the Centre
Summer camps last 5 days and 4 nights.
Trip begins: Monday at 8:00 AM
Trip ends: Friday at 6:30 PM
How do I get to and from camp
The Centre de la nature Lusson offers free transportation from Edmonton and Morinville to and from camp. Those who wish to drop off and/or pick their child directly to the camp are required to make arrangement with camp staff using the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Camp registration and meeting location for the beginning of camp is at l'Institut Guy Lacombe de la Famille, located on the second floor of La Cité Francophone in Edmonton (8627-91 st).
Monday: The bus leaves at 8:30AM, please arrive at 8:00 PM
Friday: Please arrive at 6:00 PM to pick up your child
Camp registration and meeting location for the beginning of camp will be confirmed.
Monday: The bus leaves at 9:45 AM, please arrive at 9:00 AM
Friday: Please arrive at 5:00 PM to pick up your child
Campers will sleep in tents for an authentic outdoor experience! We have two large military tents, one for boys and one for girls.
The safety and well-being of your child is a priority at the Centre de la nature Lusson. All our camp counsellors are completely bilingual, certified in First-Aid and have have undergone a vulnerable sectors police check. Moreover, all canoeing and activities near water are supervised by a national lifeguard certified camp counsellor.
Everyday, 3 meals and 2 snacks are prepared in house by our camp cook. The vegetables grown in our garden will be used for healthy meals. Please note that we are able to accommodate most food restrictions.
Campers will participate each week in canoeing, hiking, group activities and games as well as nightly campfires while singing in French. Participants will also learn to identify trees, plants, and signs of animal life to learn more about their natural surroundings and will be able to help out in caring for the Center's garden. Of course, a stay at the Centre de la nature Lusson isn't complete without the famous kick the can and massive capture the flag games!
For one child, all included: $375 (tx included) after May 17th 2019. $350 (tx included) until May 17th, 2019.
Each additional child from the same family receives a $25 discount.
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What should my child bring to camp
Click for everything a camper needs for a comfortable stay.
ACFA régionale d'Edmonton
The ACFA is a not for profit organisation which strives to encourage the use and the appreciation of the French language while promoting the development of the francophone culture of the Edmonton region.