Green Practices & Education
The Taylor Statten Camps are committed to preserving and maintaining the environment. In order to contribute, the Camps carry out several environmentally-friendly practices that are based around the principle of low-impact camping. The premise of low-impact camping is to leave any physical site you occupy, whether in camp or on canoe trip, unchanged and as you found it. This principle is upheld in our canoe tripping philosophies and applied to many aspects of our operations.
Environmental techniques employed on our canoe trips include maintaining existing campsites and portages by packing out all garbage and food waste and eliminating containers such as cans and bottles.
While at camp, methods to minimize impact include composting, recycling (traditional recyclables, batteries), monitoring and controlling food waste, using energy-efficient lighting, and the recent additions of solar power to our Ahmek washroom facility and to our Outpost Camp. In keeping with our “living in nature” philosophy, our camper cabins are purposefully rustic and do not use electricity. For lighting, campers and staff use battery-operated flashlights and lanterns. Recharging stations for batteries are located in Main Camp where there is hydro and solar power.
Our goal is not only to help maintain the majestic surroundings of Algonquin Park and other tripping areas but also to instill awareness and sound environmental practices in both our campers and staff.