Scout Camp Otter Lake QC
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.
Come a visit us year round!
REMOTE CAMP AT THE LAC HUGHES PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH
To the left are a few pictures of the Scouting youths and Volunteers here for the Heritage Fall Camp held at SCOUT CAMP OTTER LAKE QC!
The youth canoed counterclockwise around Lac Hughes from the Scout Camp to the public boat launch, where they set up for the night. As you can see a Port-A-Potty was brought in, and they used a metal fire pit with a spark arrestor cover. All canoes are from the Scout Camp.
They cleaned up any mess and/or litter they found at the boat launch area, as well as the messes immediately around the launch in the woods.
Sunday morning they packed up, made sure the area was being left as it was when they arrived and actually cleaner, and then headed back to the Scout Camp to meet up with the rest of the Scouting youth!
Everyone had an outstanding time and wanted to thank all those involved in making this remote camp possible. So, thank you to the Otter Lake township and the mayor, Terry Lafleur, and to Jason Durand with the MRC Pontiac for their assistance in getting an event permit issued to the Scout Camp allowing the use of the boat launch area for the remote camp.
2022-10-21 to 23
HERITAGE FALL CAMP AT CAMP OTTER LAKE QC
To the left are a couple of images from the Fall Camp.
While the senior youth did the canoeing and overnight camp at the remote site, those who remained at the Scout Camp either earned the camping skills permits. The Adult Scouters set-up stations around the camp to do hands-on teaching of the following skills:
Axe and Saw Station - The youth were taught how to properly use and care for various types of axes and saws. They learned how to use an Axe, a Hatchet, a Bow Saw, a D-Ring Saw, a Cable Chain Saw, and they even got to use an old-fashioned 2-person Cross-Cut Buck Saw.
Camp Stoves and Lanterns Station - The youth learned how to properly and safely use and care for the various types of camp stoves and lanterns, e.g. Napthptha fuel, Propane, etc.
Knife Use and Maintenance Station - The youth learned about the various types of knives, and how to use, care for and maintain them.
Fire Starting Station - The youth were taught how to properly prepare an area for a safe fire while adhering to the Leave-No-Trace principles, various ways to start, maintain, and extinguish a fire, and then following the Leave-No-Trace principle return the area back to the way it was previous to having the fire. Also, note that there were a number of 5-gallon pails of water and a fire extinguisher at the ready.
Those youth who either already had their permits or completed the permit stations were allowed to go help with the Camp's Work Day activities and/or have fun exploring the camp. Many of them did the Obstacle course numerous times - Everyone had a blast!
CAMP FALL WORK DAY ACTIVITIES
To the left are some images from the Camp's Fall Work Day. Unfortunately, I was only able to get pictures of a few of the work activities the Scouting youth and Volunteers did.
In addition to the work shown in the images, the Scouting youth and Volunteers also:
Created 2 new trails from the new parking lot to the field area.
Widened and cleared the trail for the Obstacle course
Constructed 3 new obstacles
Installed the Targets for the Pellet Rifles
Installed the Targets for the Slingshots (to be used with Paintballs)
and a number of other tasks.
The Property Committee members want to express the application to all the Scouting youth and Volunteers who helped complete the many work tasks we had for the Fall Word Day! And a Special Thanks to the 1st Arnprior and the 1st West Carleton Scout Troops for their dedicated work!
ADVENTURE TRAIL OBSTACLE COURSE
WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST 2 SECTIONS OF THE ADVENTURE TRAIL OBSTACLE COURSE ARE NOW OPEN FOR USE!
SEE HOW COORDINATED, FLEXIBLE, AND DEXTEROUS THE YOUTH (AND ADULTS) ARE THRU THE CURRENT FOURTEEN (14) OBSTACLE STATIONS!
THE ADVENTURE TRAIL OBSTACLE COURSE STARTS AT THE OPEN AREA BY AND ACROSS FROM THE STORAGE SHED. THE FIRST OBSTACLE IN THE FIRST SECTION IS THE TIRE HILL CLIMB AND THERE ARE NINE (9) OBSTACLES BETWEEN IT AND THE KYBOS ON TOP OF THE HILL NEAR THE HID-IN-PINES TIPI CAMPSITE. ONCE AT THE KYBOS, YOU TURN LEFT (NORTH) AND FOLLOW THE ROAD TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE SECOND SECTION OF THE TRAIL. THE ENTRANCE TO THE SECOND SECTION IS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD BETWEEN THE ENTRANCE TO THE BOULDER FACE AND EAGLE 75 CAMPSITES. FOLLOW THE TRAIL AND YOU WILL RETURN BACK TO THE ROAD, FURTHER WEST.
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HERITAGE AREA ROVER CREW WHO BECAUSE OF THEIR ASSISTANCE AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT, THE ADVENTURE TRAIL OBSTACLE COURSE IS FREE TO USE!!!
SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED!
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!
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