Image of Camp Sylvan

Camp Sylvan

Updated: 2009-10-27. Something not right? Please update the information.
Size140 ha (346 acres)
Coordinates43.14403,-81.7825
Street Address32098 Scout Rd, North Middlesex, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest townSylvan, Ontario, 50 km west of London
NTS Map40P/4: Parkhill
Operated byScouts Canada, Tri-Shores Council, London Area
InformationWeb Site; Contact: Email; Phone: +1 866 568 7472
BookingsWeb Site; Contact: Jay Campbell and Nancy Claus; Phone: +1 519 471 4815
AccommodationFacilitiesProgram
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: Yes
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
Major hiking trails nearby
Ausable River Valley Trail, Joany's Woods
Theme area
Three cabooses converted to bunkhouses. Frontierland wild-west site with covered wagons for sleeping
Opportunities
Hiking trails, formal campfire circle, compass course, archery, riflery, sledding, snowshoes available, bouldering, rock climbing, mountain bike trail, mountain bikes available, sports field, fishing.

Description

Camp Sylvan's natural resources include virgin Carolinian forest, marshes, creeks, pine plantations, fields, and hills. The Ausable River Valley is categorized as the second most important Carolinian botanical site in Middlesex County.

Throughout Sylvan, you can also observe evidence of prior occupation. Can your group identify the domestic flowers? Or the pear tree? The lilac shrubs? Have you found the abandoned building foundation yet?

Camp Sylvan is threaded with a variety of trails and footpaths, making it an ideal location for hikes, orienteering, map-reading, and GPS-related activities.

The Traverse Wall is a safe rock-climbing activity suitable for all ages. The holds must be installed on the wall prior to use. The geocaching activity is suitable for Scout-aged youth and older. You can book each activity on a half-day basis from the camp bookings website.

Adjacent to Camp Sylvan, the Thomas Tract provides an opportunity for your group to enjoy some of the most spectacular forest in all of Middlesex County, perhaps even all of Southern Ontario. It is a wonderful hiking destination from any of the sites at Camp Sylvan.

For More Information

InformationWeb Site; Contact: Email; Phone: +1 866 568 7472
BookingsWeb Site; Contact: Jay Campbell and Nancy Claus; Phone: +1 519 471 4815

Driving Directions

Nearest Other Camps

This information was gathered from reader contributions: use at your own risk.

Powered by PHP PostgreSQL Powered