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Camp BEL

Updated: 2013-02-17. Something not right? Please update the information.
Size21 ha (52 acres)
Street Address4926 Hamilton Rd, Dorchester, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest townDorchester, Ontario, 15 km east of London
NTS Map40I/14: St. Thomas
Operated byScouts Canada, Tri-Shores Council, 1st Dorchester Scout Group
InformationWeb Site; Contact: Jason Sherman; Phone: +1 519 859 8914
BookingsSame as above
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: Yes
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: Yes
Shopping nearby: Yes
Showers: Yes
Indoor washrooms: Yes
Wheelchair washroom: Yes
Public outdoor pool 10 minutes away
Major hiking trails nearby
Dorchester Community Trail
Formal campfire circle, chapel, compass course, obstacle course, pioneering supplies, archery, riflery, low ropes course, high ropes course, rappelling, mountain bike trail, mountain bikes available, volleyball, sports field, canoeable water, canoes available.


Camp BEL is named after the late Bert Elgin Langford who donated the property to Scouting "for the kids of Dorchester". The camp is about half wooded and half open fields. It backs onto the Thames River, which is suitable for canoeing. There is a rappelling tower, a 500' tree top zipline, multiple low ziplines, two obstacle courses, many craft stations, and first aid trailer. There are three clearings near the Thames River that can accommodate about 75 campers each.

The camp has one lodge with two halls, Langford Hall and the Grand Howl Hall. There are six bunk rooms for six people each, washrooms, showers, and a complete kitchen.

Four camporees are held annually at the camp: Dorchester International Brotherhood Camp (DIBC), Dorchester International Cubboree Camp (DICC), Genesis Venturee, and Dorchester Friendship Camp (DFC).

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InformationWeb Site; Contact: Jason Sherman; Phone: +1 519 859 8914
BookingsSame as above

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