Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp
Scouts Canada – Central Escarpment Council
Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp is an excellent venue, easily accessed by three (3) Councils in Ontario – Shining Waters Council, Central Escarpment Council, and the Greater Toronto Council making it a superb destination for over 10,000 Scouts Canada members. It provides much needed camping facilities where Scouting youth can participate in activities at a site that encourages the program, and that complies with all aspects of BP&P – without the safety concerns when youth are taken to non-scouting facilities.
Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp (GMSC) has 265 scenic acres (107 ha) in the Hockley Valley area, just east of Orangeville, Ontario. The camp operates under the direction of Central Escarpment Council.
The camp rises from the Nottawasaga river through a hardwood forested valley onto a rolling plain of fields and pine forests. This upper plane is part of a highland that divides the Nottawasaga Conservation authority from that of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the nearby Toronto Region Conservation Authority. This varied terrain makes for some of the most interesting scenery and hiking trails available anywhere. The Bruce Trail runs very close to the camp’s property line.
The camp features a lodge and two cabins, as well as a variety of campsites and program facilities, which have historically been designed and maintained to support Scouting’s continued emphasis on the great outdoors.
The current outdoor opportunities at GMSC include hiking trails, formal campfire circle, chapel, senior and junior confidence/ obstacle courses, archery, Frisbee golf, Bouldering wall, sledding, volleyball, and a sports field.
The buildings at GMSC include: Gordon Lodge, Birch Cabin, and Walnut Cabin. There are three picnic shelters – 2 which are enclosed and one which is open, 3 Adirondacks, and numerous campsites. For program beyond the campsite, there is a natural amphitheatre, a chapel deep in the woods and numerous playing fields.
Facilities in the area include Island Lake Conservation Area where there is canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing (19 km of shoreline), x-country skiing, cycling and ice fishing; Glen Haffy Conservation Area with a stocked trout pond; the Bruce trail for hiking; Mono Cliffs Provincial Park for hiking and scenery.
For further information or to book the camp, call (416) 490-6364 ext 233