Oba-sa-teeka Scout Reserve
|Size||87 ha (215 acres)|
|Street Address||6486 CR-56, Essa, ON (Map may be inaccurate)|
|Nearest town||Alliston, Ontario, 20 km southwest of Barrie|
|NTS Map||31D/4: Alliston|
|Operated by||Scouts Canada, Greater Toronto Council|
|Bookings||Mark Purcell; Phone: +1 800 263-0930|
|Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
|Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
The most unique feature of Oba-Sa-Teeka is Oba Junction, which consists of three authentic CN Cabooses. It sleeps sixteen people and has full cooking and dining facilities. Two of the cars are connected by a wooden shelter, which comes in handy for quiet activities or for having meals outdoors. Once you experience the Junction, your kids will be begging to go back over and over again.
Of the 25 different campsites, seventeen are tenting sites. This is a great indication of the type of camp that Oba-Sa-Teeka is. There is over 215 acres of land, ravines and outlooks for you to explore, located just outside of civilization. Our special pioneering shack offers campers the opportunity to work on their pioneering skills. With all these features, Oba-Sa-Teeka is perfect for older sections.
The three lodges are perfect for use during the winter. Each lodge is built complete with bunk-beds (enough to sleep 24), two separate leader rooms (each with four beds) and full washroom, cooking and eating facilities.
The three villages each have seven "summer cabins". Each summer cabin has a makeshift door with a canvas cover, designed to keep cold air and winds out. The summer cabins each have five mattresses to sleep on. The villages also have a water pump and a dining shelter with a camp fire circle in the middle of the site. The village are designed especially for new campers who want that outdoor experience, but aren't quite ready for tenting.
Nearest Other Camps
- Rogers Reservoir Scout Campground (31 km)
- Oxtrail Scout Camp (32 km)
- Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp (38 km)
- Camp Wilcox (43 km)
- Woodland Trails Scout Camp (43 km)
- Camp Wildman (51 km)
- Everton Scout Camp (70 km)
- Severn River Scout Cabin (Orillia Cabin) (72 km)
- Blue Springs Scout Reserve (73 km)
- Camp of the Woodland Trails (78 km)
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