CAMP TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST 31 August!
Scout Camp Otter Lake QC is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and in accordance with Scouts Canada's direction for all Scout Properties to be closed until at least 31 August 2020
For Statistical information on the COVID-19 situation relative to the camp please see our COVID-19 Situation page.
News - The updated Reservation Request Application will be posted on the website and Facebook site by the end of April 2020.
Until then if you want to make a Reservation for in the new year before the 25 March 2020 you can send an email to 'Campotterlake@gmail.com' with the following details:
- Dates being requested, e.g. from 2020-09-13 to 2020-09-15
- Group making the reservation
- Facility(ies) and/or Sites to reserve
If you send us the above information we will be making and treating it as a "CONDITIONAL" booking and will NOT be considered either Tentative or Confirmed util we actually receive the request in the actual online system.
News - Tipi is Finished and Available for Use - See below for Information.
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 should have a site/facility 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.
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.
Come a visit us year round!
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