Give a helping hand to Camp Jean-Jeune so thousands of children can continue to appreciate the joys of the outdoors and try group living!

Volunteer camp project

Project for kids

The work project will allow volunteers to do manual labour and general maintenance work on the grounds and buildings of the camp. It will also improve the experience for the 2,000 and plus children and their family who visit the camp. The goal is to restore the current infrastructure and develop new services for clients who are mainly from the city.



Manual labour


Paint | Set up a camping site | Dig a French drain | Renew a roof | Do trail signage


Hosting partner

The Base de Plein Air Jean-Jeune offers summer and winter camps for youth aged 5 to 16. Known for its crazy themes and outdoor activities, the centre allows people who have never left urban areas to discover nature for the first time.



La Base de Plein Air Jean-Jeune is a certified camp by the Association des camps du Québec 


Camp Characteristics


Volunteers will be sleeping in small cabins. They will have their meals provided by a cafeteria on site. Access to internet will be limited.

On-site Activities

Rock climbing | Hebertism | Beach | Water sports (canoeing, kayaking, etc.) | Thematic dinner and beach party with the camp staff


The camp is located in the town of Amherst, where there are three main villages—Vendée in the west and Saint-Rémi-d’Amherst and Rockway Valley in the east. A delight for residents and vacationers alike is the many lakes and outdoor activities in the area.

 Cities nearby:  Mont-Tremblant – 40 KM | Ottawa – 135 KM | Montréal – 170 KM