Camp Sheldrick

Camp Sheldrick is suitable for all age groups, and is a half hour's drive southeast of Ottawa.  Winchester is the nearest town for shopping.

The camp has water access to the Nation River (via Hess Creek) for canoe tripping.  The camp is 55 Acres in size, with groomed sites on the south side of Hess Creek (which flows through the site) and wilderness camping on the north side of the creek. Each groomed site has its own fire pit.

The south side of the creek has:
  • three fixed flag poles for openings and closings
  • a basketball court
  • a volleyball court
  • two KYBO’s
    • each KYBO has two stalls: one designated for Females and one designated for Males
  • a four season heated cabin for 24 youth and 4 adults (wooden bunks only - no mats)
  • a 16'x16' activity building that has: lighting via a generator, heated by space heater (via the generator), television, VCR, DVD player.
    • can be used for crafts, training courses, or as a backup building (Plan B) if things go awry during your camp
  • a covered 40’ x 60’ pavilion which can be enclosed with tarps (which are kept in the cabin)
  • a large open play area
  • a wooded area
  • a covered chapel with two flag holders
  • a council-sized camp fire
  • picnic tables
  • hill for sledding (sleds are not provided)
Directions to Camp Sheldrick are found here, with the physical address and satellite view below.

Physical Address:
Camp Sheldrick is located at 12489 Nesbitt Road, Winchester, Ontario,  K0C 2K0

Program Activities to consider:
  • pioneering
  • orienteering/GPS geo-caching (GPS equipment not provided)
  • nature education
  • canoeing and other watercraft (equipment not provided)
  • survival skills
  • camping skills

Available Equipment:
  • frame to use for archery (need to bring all other equipment)
  • generator for lights in the cabin
  • six campfire rings, to be used only on established fire pits
  • In 1984, Bill Sheldrick had a dream to create a place where Scouts could go and have fun in a safe outdoor learning environment.  By partnering with the South Nation Conservation Authority (who in turn signed a lease with Scouts Canada), Camp Sheldrick was born.
  • The camp is also home to the biannual CanAM Camp with Troops from the United States (next date is 2019).

There is no onsite land line. Bell, Rogers, and Telus all provide full 911 coverage.

Camp Fees
 per day
per weekend
 generator  $30
 activity building
 camper (per person, Scouting member)
  camper (per person, non-Scouting member) $6$10

There is a minimum usage fee of $30 to use the camp for a day.

Camp crest: $3

  • Property Manager: Ken Shore (, cell: 613-793-2643
  • Camp Committee:
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