Edit — Camp Sagonaska

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General Information
Camp Sagonaska
16 ha (40 acres)
512 Vanderwater Rd, Thomasburg, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Thomasburg, Ontario, 25 km north of Belleville
31C/6: Tweed
Scouts Canada, White Pine Council
Don Sinclair
+1 613 962 5530

Camp Saganaska is within the Vanderwater Conservation Area along the Moira River. There are numerous hiking and cross-country ski trails through this area rich in wildlife and vegetation. Canoe down the Moira River to Belleville or from Madoc and Tweed to Camp Saganaska. This camp has a large cleared area for major events with a chapel and campfire area. The mature cedar woods is ideal for winter camping.

There are 15 campsites in this area with fire rings. October to May, one must hike in about 1 km. There is room for 300 campers in tents. The conservation area can be rented to increase that to 1000 campers.

The Longhouse has a large meeting room with wood stove heat, a sleeping room which sleeps 14 youth and 8 adults, and a kitchen with propane stove and fridge, fully stocked with pots, dishes, etc. Nearby are two unheated cabins which each sleep 12 youth and 2 adults. There are two privies 20 m from the Longhouse accessible all year. There is a well on site with potable water, tested quarterly.

The camp was open by Moira Valley District in the early 1960s.

On March 2, 2022, Scouts Canada decided to not renew the lease. The camp is closed and to be demolished.

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

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