Scout Camp Otter Lake QC
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Located on the shore of Lac Hughes, in the municipality of Otter Lake, QC - Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is one of the many active Scouts Canada camp properties in the Voyageur Council region (Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec). The camp offers a camp experience in a nature setting... a real outdoors scouting feeling whether you stay in the Richardson Lodge, tent it, stay in the Tipi or decide to construct your own shelter. The camp is able to host multiple groups at the same time and has sites and facilities suitable to your needs.
Whether you do your own programming or use the camp's resources there are numerous program opportunities at the camp - see the Programs Opportunities page for some of the options. This year we are happy to announce the enlarged Target Range is now open, and the camp has a variety of range equipment to satisfy the youths needs - choose from Archery with Recurve Bows, Slingshots, or SOG Throwing Axes.
Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is managed and maintained by the volunteers of the Camp Committee. If you would be interested in helping with the camp whether in an administrative or hands on way, please contact either the Camp Chair or Camp Warden - see Contacts tab for details.
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Thank you Cabela's
On 18 August 2021, Scout Camp Otter Lake QC was fortunate to receive a grand from Cabela's! This grant enabled the camp to acquire equipment for the Target Range. Thanks to the grant from Cabela's the camp now has archery equipment, tomahawks, and sling shots available for use at the camp. The photograph below is of members of the Camp Committee receiving the Grant at the Cabela's Ottawa Store. In the photograph, from left to right is Scouter Cal Clupp, Scouter Robert Gaudreau, Scouter Perry Schippers, Marie-France Kers (Assistant Manager), and Stephen Gagne (General Manager). Second photograph below is of the items acquired thanks to the Cabela's Grant.
The archery equipment selected and acquired was done in consultation with Cabela's Ottawa Archery Pros to ensure the equipment is appropriate for the ages permitted to use the equipment in accordance with Scouts Canada's Shooting Sports Standards. This equipment will only be for use at the Scout Camp Otter Lake QC Target Range.
On behalf of all the youth that will benefit from the use of this equipment - Thank you Cabela's!
TIPI IS FINISHED
The Tipi is located at the Hid-In-Pines campsite and is about 25 1/2 feet (7.8 m) in diameter by 26 feet (8 m) in height, with a large wood-burning stove and can sleep up to about 18 to 20 (depending on how you arrange everyone and how much group equipment you put in the Tipi).
While the Tipi can be used by any section level, for the winter it is recommended that only Troop level and above sleep in it. There is still plenty of room at the Hid-In-Pines campsite for a Kitchenette and other tents.
Book the Tipi using the online reservation application and select the Hid-In-Pines campsite.
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Survival Shelters - Have you built one lately?
Check out the article at https://www.outdoorlife.com/survival-shelters-15-best-designs-wilderness-shelters/ for some ideas and how-to for survival shelter options.
For your information Scout Camp Otter Lake encourages building your own shelters and even has a wilderness zone where you can try to build almost any type of shelter provide you adhere to the Leave No Trace principles! And yes you can have a small fire at your shelter provided appropriate safe guards are taken, e.g. bucket of water, ground properly cleared, and not to close to the shelter, trees, or other flammable materials.
Camper News - 2019-09-29
36th Ottawa Venturer Company did their 'Pocket Survival" camp this weekend. They hiked to the camp from a few kilometres away and negotiated their way through the woods behind the camp to get there. They built their own shelter complete with fire and heat deflector. And they are Leaving-No-Trace.
Outstanding work 36th Ottawa Venturers!
Located on Hughes Lake near the community of Otter Lake, QC approximately 120 km west-north-west of Gatineau/Ottawa.
GPS Coordinates for the front gate: N45:51:34, W076:26:13