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Service Day & Appreciation Dinner 18 May 2019

posted Mar 1, 2019, 6:32 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

The next Camp Otter Lake QC Service Day is Saturday 18 May 2019 - All groups welcome to camp for free (Friday to Sunday). See the details on the Service Days page. Outstanding event for possibly learning new skills and being able to many things you frequently either can't do with the youth because you don't have the resources or place to do it. Come join us for the day! The day starts at 0900 and we provide snacks and drinks throughout the day, a lunch, and a sit down dinner. Come for the day or stay for the week-end. Please go to the Service Days page for the registration form and to see what there is to do. This event is recommended for Scouts (or senior Cubs) and up! The more the merrier and the better! Hope to see you there!

Now Accepting Reservations for 2019-2020 Scouting Year

posted Feb 25, 2019, 5:20 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

We are now accepting Reservations for the 2019-2020 Scouting Year. There has been a change to our rentals, in addition to renting to third party organizations, we are now accepting reservations from Scouters for personal camping. Please note that there are some conditions associated to Scouter Personal rentals - Check out the specifics in the reservation form.

Animals Everywhere! Yaa!

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:00 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 10:04 AM ]

Just a reminder that as with almost any of Scouts Canada's Camp properties we are located in the wilderness and there is an abundance of wildlife. At the camp it is possible you may either see an animal, a track, or other indication of them. Heck you may even hear them... there is nothing like listening to the Hoot or screech of an Owl early in the evening or morning. At Scout Camp Otter Lake QC, as indicated there is an abundance of animals. If the opportunity presents itself do not hesitate to take a picture - But remember to stay back and just observe. If the animal comes toward you, carefully move backwards or away. On the property there is a small herd of Deer - if your lucky you may see them in the field at some time. In addition to the other routine animals (raccoons, skunks, squirrels, etc,) , there is a variety of birds including Hawks, and even a Bald Eagle. Recently there has also been some Black Bears in the general vicinity - they appear to be roaming around looking for food - so even though no bears have actually been seen at the camp, please be a smart campers and make sure all of your food and garbage is properly stored. Also. PLEASE do not bring any enticements for the animals, e.g. salt blocks, apples, etc.  Thank you!

Saturday 20th October 2018 - 5th Annual Fall Camp Service Day!

posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:16 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

SCOUT CAMP OTTER LAKE Québec

5th Annual Fall Camp Service Day!

Saturday 20th October 2018

Location: 19 Chemin Scout, Otter Lake QC J0X 2P0

The 5th Annual Fall Camp Service Day/ Appreciation Week-end is being held October 19th – 21st, 2018.

This weekend provides a great opportunity for Scouting groups and sections to spend a relatively relaxed weekend meeting other groups and youth, and to contribute to one of Voyageur Council’s jewels – Camp Otter Lake QC. We encourage the entire Scouting Section, Group, or family* to come out and enjoy the camp, whether its just for the day or the weekend. Please check the camp’s website for details on what activities we will be doing (https://sites.google.com/site/campotterlakemgmtctee/camp-otter-lake-qc/service-day-activities)

The event will start on Friday night with a mug-up and snacks around the campfire. Saturday, groups are responsible for their own breakfast, but the camp will be providing snacks, drinks, as well as a lunch, e.g. something like hot dog & soup. The work day will be from 0930 to 1530. And after the work day is over there will be an appreciation dinner, early evening. There is a small registration fee of $5/person to assist with the food.

*Please note that parents and family are welcome to join us, provided the necessary paperwork is completed and held with the Group/Section.

Accommodations:  Please note that there is NO charge for camping this weekend. If staying over Groups and Individuals are responsible for providing their own accommodations and being self-contained.

·         Tenting: You will be able to set-up your camp site in the field area or at any of the 13 available camp sites.
Loaner Tents: The camp does have a limited supply of tents available that can be used if you are short or in need of one. Please notify us soonest possible if you need one.

·         Campers/RVs: Please advise if you or anyone in your group will be bringing a camper/RV unit.

·         Richardson Cabin: Has been reserved for the Camp Committee and OOS.

For us to ensure we have enough supplies, like food, we need to know how many to expect. As such, please register by email at campotterlake@gmail.com or by contacting Perry Schippers at 613-613-1199 (please leave a message if no answer).

To register for the camp please provide the following information:

  • 1.       Group Name, e.g. 38th Ottawa
  • 2.       Group contact (name/telephone number/email address)
  • 3.       Number of participants (provide # of youth, adults (Scouters & Parents)
  • 4.       Arrival Date/Time:  Oct 19th or 20th at approximately what time.
  • 5.       Any dietary Restrictions
  • 6.       Any special Skills? Construction, carpentry, etc.

Please Check out our Website and Facebook site for updates.

August Update

posted Aug 24, 2018, 8:27 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

A few points of interest related to Scout Camp Otter Lake QC.

  1. NO Price increase for Scout Camp Otter Lake QC.

  2. Reservations: Remember to use the 2018-2019 Reservation form when making your reservation! It is available at https://www.cognitoforms.com/ScoutsCanadaCampOtterLakeQC/_20182019CampOtterLakeQC 

  3. Site and Cabin Availability: The availability of the camps numerous camp sites and its cabin is available on its Google Calendar at (https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=Y2FtcG90dGVybGFrZUBnbWFpbC5jb20  )

  4. Camp Fall Service Day coming up... stay tuned for announcement and activities.

  5. Canoes: The camp now has 10 canoes available for use/rental at a minimal charge. Canoe, Paddles, and Marine Safety Kit included. You must supply your own life jacket/PFD. Also, there are several lakes that Lac Hughes interconnects with, either by a stream, a marsh area, a creek, or by a short portage. Please note that there is currently not remote camp sites available on other lakes – YET - The camp committee is working to have some remote camp sites on other lakes, but nothing has been formalized yet… but it will be coming.

  6. Indigenous Drum Ceremonies: If you would be interested in having an Indigenous Drum Ceremony done at you camp please contact the Camp Warden (Desiree Tremblay). It is a fun and informative activity. There is a minor fee. Also note that following traditions it must be done before the sun sets.

  7. Updates: Check the Camp Website and Facebook for updates. ( https://sites.google.com/site/campotterlakemgmtctee/  )

  8. Chief Scout and Queen's Venturer Award Capstone Projects - If your youth are looking for a project to complete their top award, well Scout Camp Otter Lake QC has a number of possible projects the youth could take ownership/lead on. Or if they have an idea of their own that could be beneficial for the camp, well the camp committee is very open minded and welcoming. Check out the current list of potential projects at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rQ6VNoovNbS3qMI4GS-A99_P_Eak1F9GReL33zi9zrk/edit?usp=sharing

  9. A special thank you to the following groups who did their Capstone Projects at the camp as part of their Chief Scout/Venturer Award requirements:
    1. 1st Aylmer for doing the "Hill Side Tire Climb"
    2. 1st Greely for doing the "Geocache Course"

  10. Committee Positions: The Camp Committee is looking for a Secretary and a Financial Officer, if you are interested or know someone who maybe please put them in touch with Scouter Perry Schippers at otterquebec.voy@scouts.ca <thank you>

Indigenous Drum Ceremony & Story Telling

posted Jul 27, 2018, 7:24 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

Last night, the 4th Scarborough Scout Group was lucky enough to have a visit from the local Broken Arrow Drumming Group. We learnt about the rituals related to a drumming ceremony. I was lucky enough to participate in part of the opening spiritual ritual - very honored.  Due to circumstances beyond their control only 2 of the drummer where able to make it to the camp last night - Thank you Seb and Chris! They put on an excellent ceremony. Unfortunately, the drum ceremony had to be cut short as we learnt the drum must be put to rest/stopped when the sun goes down.

The youth were very respectful of the rituals and participated in the opening smudge, some got to do some drumming, and Chris and Seb had brought with them animal hides for most of the youth to sit on. We also learnt the proper closing hand shake.

Excellent Evening!

Thank you for the invitation Desiree and 4th Scarborough!

FIRE BAN IN EFFECT 2018-07-09

posted Jul 9, 2018, 5:42 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

Please note that there is a fire ban in effect! No open fires permitted, e.g. camp fires.

Thank you for your cooperation

Scouter Perry
Chair, Camp Ctee
Scout Camp Otter Lake QC / Heritage Area

Camp / Open Fires

posted Jun 22, 2018, 5:13 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

Please note that even though there is no fire ban in effect at this time, ALL CAMP USERS are expected to take all necessary precautions when having a camp fire. For example, make sure you have a bucket of water by each fire, that any stacked firewood is not kept right beside the fire, that all ground brush and dead materials are cleared away from the fire's perimeter, and that you are not building the fire on a trees root(s), etc.

Fire Ban Lifted

posted Jun 22, 2018, 5:06 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

Please note the Fire Ban was lifted

2018-05-17 - FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

posted May 17, 2018, 11:46 AM by Scout Camp Otter Lake QC SCVCHA

Please note that there is a fire ban currently in effect for the Outaouais Region, and this includes Scout Camp Otter Lake QC!
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