Plein Air and Studio Workshops, Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Fine Food
 in the  Spectacular Wilderness of the Algoma District, Northern Ontario, Canada

Pamper the Artist in You!!

about alGOma WILD art escapes

  This "Arts in the Wild" venture is an undertaking by artists for artists:  a unique opportunity to share and develop your skills in the spectacular wilderness setting of the Algoma District.  Come and practise your art with us, among the rugged landscapes, pristine lakes, spectacular waterfalls, stately pines and brilliant colours that inspired the Group of Seven.  We are located on Chub and Jobamageeshig Lakes in the Mississagi Valley  on Highway 129 north of Thessalon, Ontario (60 miles west of Sault Ste. Marie).

In the spring and fall, we offer workshops which include expert instruction, comfortable cottage accommodation, and delicious meals for one affordable package price. See below for this year's scheduled workshops.

 Throughout the season (May through September),  we also offer a perfect location for individual artists or painting groups looking for an inspirational plein air painting destination. As artists who make our home here, we can provide local knowledge and
logistical support  to help make your painting expedition as productive as possible. Our self-catering cottages are equipped with everything you need to provide your own meals, or meals are available locally if you prefer.

2017 Workshop
An all inclusive plein air painting experience: 4 days instruction, 5 nights accommodation and all meals.

Algoma Autumn Splash

Watercolour with Gord Mackenzie
September 28 - October 3, 2017
For more information, or to register
or call Gillian 705-841-2503


Kegos Camp is a  cottage resort on th
e shores of  Chub Lake in the beautiful Misssissagi Valley, located in the heart of the famous Algoma District of Northern Ontario.   The picturesque log and pine cottages provide comfortable accommodation and lakeside relaxation for Algoma Wild Art Escape guests. From the time of your arrival at Kegos Camp and throughout your Art Escape experience, your host, Gillian Lloyd, is fully devoted to ensuring that your  stay is an unforgettable experience.

Outpost Lodge

Breakfasts are provided at Kegos Camp, and lunches are served either on location or at the indoor location where we are working, depending on weather.

The Outpost Lodge, next door to Kegos Camp on Jobamageeshig Lake, provides the delicious dinners that are included in your Art Escape package.  Dinners are prepared by Outpost Lodge owners Jim and Ann Kehoe, and served family style in their delightful vintage dining room.


Kegos Camp and The Outpost Lodge are located on Highway 129, 30 miles (50 km) north of Thessalon, Ontario, Canada.  Approximately 200 km west of Sudbury, and 100 km east of Sault Ste. Marie. A 6 to 7 hour drive from Toronto via Hwy.400/69/17.  A 7-hour drive from Windsor via Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie.  Closest airport is Sault Ste.Marie and bus service is available to Thessalon; we will provide transportation from the airport or bus station.  Contact:  or call  705-841-2503