Edit — Camp Dechinta

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General Information
Camp Dechinta
20 ha (49 acres)
Prelude Main, Ingraham Trail, Yellowknife, NT (Map may be inaccurate)
35 km east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
85I/12: Prelude Lake
Girl Guides of Canada, NWT/Nunavut Council
+1 867 873 3138
Camp Dechinta is located just outside the Prelude Lake Territorial Park. The camp is jointly owned by Yellowknife Region Scouting and Guiding organizations. Most of the administration of the site has been done by the Guides over the last 10 years, but Scouting activities are still carried on sporadically.

One two-room cabin with wood stove heating. Open sleeping area for up to 20. Propane griddle, stove and fridge. Picnic tables inside for dining area. The second room is mainly for wood storage at present.

Small selection of snack foods available at nearby lodge during summer months, but most necessities need to be brought in from Yellowknife.

Boat rentals on Prelude Lake available. Fishing is great. Canoes available from Yellowknife Scouts. Nature trail, about 45 minute loop close to camp.

Rocky beach. Water is cold even for northerners. PFDs are a must.
Ingraham Trail
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: Yes
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: No
Mobile phone coverage: Yes
Electric vehicle charging: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: No
Appliances in cabins: Yes
On-site store: No
Shopping nearby: No
Showers: No
Indoor washrooms: No
Wheelchair washroom: No
Hiking trails: Yes
Formal campfire circle: Yes
Chapel: No
Compass course: No
Obstacle course: No
Pioneering supplies: No
Archery: No
Riflery: No
Sledding: No
Snowshoes available: No
Skis available: No
Low ropes course: Unknown
High ropes course: No
Bouldering: Unknown
Rock climbing: No
Rappelling: No
Mountain bike trail: No
Mountain bikes available: No
Skating rink: No
Volleyball: No
Sports field: No
Fishing: Yes
Snorkeling equipment: No
Sailboats available: No
Lake frontage: Unknown
Canoeable water: Yes
Canoes available: Yes
Kayaks available: Unknown
Section summer camp program: No

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