This is an alphabetical list of camps frequented by the 3rd Ottawa. Most are within 90 minutes of Ottawa and all have been used extensively by our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers. These camping locations provide the adventure and fun the youth are looking for, as well as all the natural wonders Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec have to offer.
|Algonquin Park, a large Provincial park
GPS: 45.8356804, -78.4066829
There are several entrances to Algonquin Park
|Scouts Canada Apple Hill Camp, owned and operated by Scouts Canada
GPS: 45.22983312519224, -74.75055813789367
Google Map to the Apple Hill Camp (from Westminster United)
|This camp is run by Scouting Quebec and is just 45 minutes North of Ottawa. It is a beautiful camp with cabins and tenting sites. The name is an algonquin indian name that means “better than the best”.
Awacamenj Mino Site (Facebook page – seems to be up to date)
GPS: 45.7942199418533, -76.1066722869873
Google Map to Awacamenj Mino (from Westminster United)
|Bon Echo Provincial
|A gorgeous provincial park featuring lakes and the stunning
Bon Echo Provincial Park site
Google Map to Bon Echo Park (From Westminster United)
| A large, beautiful provincial park on the Ottawa river covered in white pine, 200-year old burl Oak, and trails through shale terraces with a nice waterfall to play around (and in). Several large group sites are perfect for the Scouting movement. A nice beach is available for swim time as well.
Fitzroy Provincial Park site with directions.
GPS: 45.48762124631829, -76.21790885925293
Google Map to Fitzroy Provincial Park
|Operated by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Foley Mountain is just outside the town of Westport and offers great hikes, base and top of trail camps, and nice views.
Foley Mountain Conservation Area official website with a link to a map.
Google Map to the main entrance of Foley Mountain Conservation Area
|The Gracefield Camp and Conference Centre is run by the Presbyterian Church of Canada, and is located outside Gracefield, QC. This is a beautiful site with cabins, plentiful tenting, a cool fort in the forest, and great swimming and boating facilities.
The main Gracefield website with directions
Google Map to Gracefield Camp
|Impeesa (Lac des Loups)
|Operated by Scouts de l’Outaouais, this camp is just a bit further past the entrance to Lac Philippe, at the North end of the Gatineau Park. It has sanitary facilities, some cabins, and large camping areas. We have a PDF directions published by the camp as well as the links below.
(2022) The camp website no longer exists, the camp may be closed
Google Map to Impeeza (Lac Des Loups, QC)
|Inside the Gatineau Park, the group campsites are actually located closer to Taylor Lake just after the main gate (the booth where a gate rises to let you in) to the park. With two beaches and a system of caves along with enormous hiking potential, this is a popular spot for the 3rd Ottawa.
The main Lac Philippe camping registration website complete with maps
GPS: 45.605316277726025, -76.01315975189209
Google Map to the main gate at Lac Philippe
|Scouts Canada owned camp at Christie Lake near Perth. For over 100 years this has been the primary Scouts Canada camp in our region. Cabins, tents, lots of hiking and adventure potential, this is a great camp.
Camp Opemikon website – complete with directions
GPS: 44.77883455122072, -76.468985080719
Google Map to the main Opemikon entrance
|Wesley Clover Parks
|While close to the Queensway, the campground has many powered campsites, washroom facilities, a group camping area in the trees, and is connected by pathways to the NCC Capital bikeway. Our Scouts have used the site as a stopover on their bike camping trips. Open May 1 to mid October.
Wesley Clover Parks Campground (formerly Ottawa Municipal) page, with maps and directions
Google Map to Wesley Clover Parks (from Westminster United)
|Another Scouts Canada owned camp on Hughes Lake (yes, the name is confusing – it is near the town of Otter Lake, but the camp is actually on Hughes Lake). It is located about 45 minutes North of Shawville, QC. A smaller camp, but a favourite with the Cubs due to great games of manhunt.
Otter Lake website complete with directions
Google Map to the Scouts Canada Otter Lake camp entrance