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General Information
Camp Wheeler
36 ha (89 acres)
1331 Camp Wheeler Ln, Algonquin Highlands, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Carnarvon, Ontario, 60 km southeast of Huntsville
31E/2: Haliburton
Scouts Canada, Battlefields Council, 26th Hamilton Scout Group
Bill Murphy
+1 905 575 7803
Larry Stewart
+1 905 560 4252
Camp Wheeler is located on Lake Kabakwa in the Haliburton Highlands. The camp has a forest, two swimming areas, several cabins, a dining hall with kitchen, shower house, and laundry facilities. The camp has canoes, rowboats, kayaks, archery range, sports field, a sandpit for horseshoes or volleyball, a Chapel Among the Pines, two campfire circles, and flagpole.

Camp Wheeler's summer program offers a unique blend of traditional and modern Scouting activities. Camp programs are based on the Scouting Promise and Law, and youth are encouraged to participate fully at all times. Campers develop outdoor skills, leadership abilities, and confidence in themselves. As well, they will experience the fun and excitement that creates lifelong friendships and cherished memories.

Other troops are allowed to join in with the existing summer camp program or book the site around the existing program.

The camp started in 1948 when Harry Bryant and three Scouts trekked to Macs Point on Lake Kabakwa, then called Peach Lake. Only 2 other cottages and another small boys camp existed at that time. There were no phones, no roads. The camp soon flourished.

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

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