Camp Wetaskiwin

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Address 3072 Scout Camp Rd, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7
Established 1945
Closed Open!
Website campwetaskiwin.ca


Camp Wetaskiwin is an 80-acre Scout Camp located on the outskirts of St. Catharines, and borders on Short Hills Provincial Park. The camp boasts an in-ground pool, both valley and wooded campsites, with fresh water streams. There are many trails throughout the woodlands of the facility with a number of open spaces and clearings for gatherings and events.

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History

In late 2020, Camp Wetaskiwin was broken into twice in a row, the second after police had already been there. It was said that between $5,000 to $10,000 worth of tools, equipment, camping items, and sporting goods had been stolen. [1] [2]

Facilities

Buildings

  • Lodge (under repair) – The lodge that was built in 1948 and is a large winterized building with kitchen and washroom facilities, as well as a fireplace. Overnight users sleep on the floor. Capacity is 60. Tables are available for eating and craft activities. Handicap accessible including washrooms and a ramp. Rental of the lodge comes with Site 11 for campfires. No pots, pans or cookware provided for any of the rentals.
  • Potlatch – A screened cooking and eating facility with a gas stove, refrigerators, freezers, running water and picnic tables. Running water is not Available Oct 26th – April 30th. No sleeping accommodations in the Potlatch. (Site #3 is the closest to the Potlatch.)
  • Cabins – There are 5 unheated cabins with bunks that sleep six. Booking the cabins reserves the site. There are 4 cabins accommodating 6 each, and 1 leaders cabin accommodating 4. Total 28.
  • The Den – The Former Camp Rangers Cabin located to the entrance of the Camp sleeps 4, this little cabin is fully equipment, heater, air conditioner, fridge, and a water jug system with hot and cold water. There is a Camp fire ring located just outside the cabin for your use.

Tenting

  • Tent Sites
Site #1 – 100 people
Site #2 – 12 people
Site #3 – 75 people
Site #5 – 100 people
Site #7 – 50 people
Site #8 – 12 people
Site #9 – 12 people
Site #10 – 12 people

External Links

References

  1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/niagara-police-thorold-camp-wetaskiwin-scouts-canada-1.5763759
  2. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/10/16/10000-of-equipment-stolen-from-thorold-scouts-camp-in-pair-of-break-ins.html