Scout Camp Otter Lake QC

Booking Officer - Contact Desiree Tremblay, 819-209-7626 (c), desireetremblay [at] hotmail.com

As Groups are starting to look to book for the following Scouting Season, the Camp Management Ctee wants to advise you we are considering a minor increase in the fees. As such all bookings for the 2017/2018 season are conditional on a possible rate increase.

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Service Day 2017 - 10th June 2017

It’s that time of Year again!  Camp Otter Lake QC Work Weekend 2017.

Join us on Saturday June 10th 2017 at Scout Camp Otter Lake QC to help us prepare the camp for the upcoming season. You can come for the day but stay for the weekend if you want.

Tasks are assigned at camp ranging from cleaning cabin, painting, construction, trail building, repairs to tidying up the grounds and setting out equipment.  There is a task for everybody!  Come prepared to work.

To sign up please register by emailing campotterlake@gmail.com.
Please identify how many adults, and youth (by section level) will attend. If you plan to sleep over, please come self-contained.

 You may arrive Friday evening and there are no cabin/camp site reservations, Cabin and camp sites are first come first occupied.  What a great way to try out a different site!

Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome; however we are especially in need of adult volunteers with carpentry and minor construction skills! 

Supervision of Minors – Please note that supervision of children and youth while at the work week end is the responsibility at all times of their parents/Scouters. Sorry, minors can’t attend without their parents/Scouters, unless they have completed WB1.

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2017-04-29: Creation of new Parking Area / Site / and Installation of two (2) Kybos


The Lumber Jack - New Parking and Wilderness Zone Camp Site

The Lumber Jack can accommodate approx 10 vehicle carefully parked. Or it can be used as a base camp for teaching in the Wilderness Zone.


The Lumber Jack Kybo



Kybo at the Main Gate: the Kybo at the Main Gate is located to service the three (3) adjacent zones (Field, Hill, and Wilderness).

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Richardson Cabin (B1)
and the Wood Shed
No Electricity!
Propane Stove and Lighting












View of of the back of Richardson Cabin from the Ravine in the summer

Camp Otter Lake QC

  • Location - on Hughes Lake near the community of Otter Lake,PQ (120 km west-north-west of Aylmer). Google Map Location   GPS Coordinates for the front gate: N45:51:34, W076:26:13
  • Driving Time - 90 minutes from Gatineau/Ottawa
  • Terrain - Ample lakefront with dock, hardwood forest on rolling hills, and hilly steep banks to lake 
  • Safety Concerns - Lake and forest fire
  • Phone - Public phone at corner store (Hwy 301 / Picanoc) Cell phone reception in some areas.
  • Emergency Medical - Shawville Hospital (38 km) Wheelchair Access
  • Special Considerations - Propane is not supplied for cook stove & propane lighting in cabin. Bring what you need!
  • Cost - Individual camp sites are priced at very attractive rates of between $15/night and $35/night and accommodate from a patrol group through to a section. The cabin is priced at $50/night. See the rate table for more details.
Facilities & Camp Sites
The Camp is broken down into five (5) zones - A thru E. Structured Camp sites are located in Zones B and C.  
  • Zone A contains a large field which is a common area for all users. Camping is permitted in the field at the back of the field on either or both sides (North/South) (A0-A2). There is a Kybo in the woods at the back of the field.
  • Zone B has camp sites primarily designed for Patrol sized groups (B2-B6), it also has the Richardson Cabin (B1), the Wood Shed, the dock, the beach, two(2) Formal Camp Fire Areas, and two(2) kybos.
    • Note Richardson Cabin does NOT have electricity. It is Propane Lighting and stove, and heated by a wood stove.
  • Zone C has three(3) section size camps (C1-C3), and two (2) kybos.
  • Zone D is a non-structured camp area intended for the developing survival skills (D0).
  • Zone E is a unused area bound by the entrance road and the neighbor's lane way which cuts thru the camp property.
See the Camp Zones Description page for more detailed information and Sites and Facilities Descriptions page for detailed information on the Camp Sites and the Cabin.







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Program Opportunities 
  • Hiking/Orienteering - many opportunities
  • Water Activities - swimming, wading, fishing (sandy beach adjacent) and canoe tripping
  • Winter Camping - ideal for novice to expert
  • Wide Area Games: 
    • Large open field in Zone A
    • Lots of forested area for games, recommend Zone D.
  • Program Themes - forestry (wide variety of native trees and shrubs)
  • Nearby Opportunities - rock climbing

Directions to Camp

From Aylmer take Hwy. #148 to Shawville (approximately 74 km). Turn north on Hwy. #303 to Otter Lake (37 km). In the village of Otter Lake, make a sharp right turn at the first stop sign (post office on left and corner store on the right). Proceed to the small cement block Baptist church on right (3/4 km). Take the left fork onto Picanoc Rd. until your reach Scout Rd. on the left side and turn here (less than 1 km). The camp entrance is at the first wooden gate on the left at the scout sign. Please note that there is also an alternate route to Otter Lake from the northeast via Kazabazua (north on Hwy. #105 from Hull to Kazabazua and then turn left on Hwy. #301). 

Camp Fires
There is just something about a camp fire that brings a camp to the next level. The camp committee supports the need to teach youth how to build a fire, but we require all users to adhere to the provincial direction on when it is safe to have a camp fire. Please check the SOPFEU website for the Fire Hazard Level. Note you will need to enter "Otter Lake, QC" as the city.

Camp Site Fire locations: Each camping site has a fire pit or ring.

Formal Camp Fires: The camp has two(2) Camp fire locations for formal camp fires:
  • Beach Point Camp Fire Site: located between the beach and Jones Junction camp site. Seats 25+
  • Ravine Camp Fire Site: Located behind the cabin in the Ravine. Seats 40+
Firewood - You are free to use any of the dead fall for your campfires or for $5 per site per night you can use the pre-cut firewood in the Wood Shed.

Water - Potable
There is no potable water available on site at the camp, but 1.2 km away at the Otter Lake Municipal building there is a spigot/tap where users can get potable water.





Cubs resting by the council fire, set and ready for the evening fire. Beautiful Hughes Lake in the background makes this council fire one of the best in Heritage Area.












Camp Rental/Reservation Process
The Camp is available for rent to members of Scouts Canada as well as Third Party Organizations. For direction on how to rent a Site, the Cabin, or the camp, please follow the direction provided on the Camp Otter Lake QC Rentals web page. For Rental Rates please refer to the Camp Sites Descriptions and Rates webpage.

Camp Otter Lake Reservations Calendar
To verify if a desired date is available please consult the Camp Rental Schedule. Be sure to check specifically for the site(s) you wish to rent. Note: you can also check the Camp Otter Lake QC Calendar.

Contacts

If you have any questions please contact one of the following persons:

  • Warden (Onsite) - Desiree Tremblay, 809-209-7626 (c), desireetremblay [at] hotmail.com
  • Warden/Camp Manager - Perry Schippers, 613-612-1199 (c), scouterperry01 [at] gmail.com
  • Camp Booking Officer - Desire  Tremblay, 819-209-7626 (c), desireetremblay [at] hotmail.com
Camp Management
Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is managed by the Camp's Management Committee. Please check out the committee and what it is up to.

Camp Otter Lake QC Crest


Camp Crest
The Camp Otter Lake QC Crest is available either by ordering the quantity desired when placing your Camp Reservation Request, or through one of the contact persons listed above. The crests cost $3 each.








Standing Orders and Rules - We do not have many rules but we do have a few, so please see Rental Rules and Standing Orders


Links
You can also checkout the following for information on Camp Otter Lake QC:
Emergency 


When it comes to using cellular phones with (613) area code it will automatically be transfer to the 911 services in Ontario, if you are reporting an emergency in the province of Quebec with you cellular phone, please call 819-310 4141 or * 4141.