Hamilton Wentworth Area council has operated Camp Nemo for over 50 years. The camp consists of over 150 acres of varied landscape including fields, valleys, wooded and wilderness areas. Located in North Burlington at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment the camp is just minutes away from the Bruce Trail. The Bronte Creek and the much smaller Nemo Creek both pass through the camp.
Facilities include 9 buildings, 8 Adirondack shelters (in 3 pods), and numerous campsites (ranging from wilderness sites stressing zero impact on the environment to large group campsite with car parking located nearby).
Drinking water is from the Region of Halton, trucked in, stored in holding tanks and further treated prior to distribution to buildings and water stations.
Numerous hiking trails are on site (including the perimeter trail that takes in just about every corner of the camp).
As mentioned above the Bruce Trail is just minutes away. After joining the trail at #2 Sideroad and Walkers Line the trail climbs the escarpment through a fissure. Once on top of the escarpment the trial continues over fairly level terrain criss-crossed with fissures, some of which lead into a system of vertical caves. The trail continues on to Mt. Nemo Conservation area. The view from the top of the escarpment is spectacular.
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Various size buildings with different facilities are available for groups to use.
- Adirondack shelters - Camp Nemo has 3 pods of Adirondacks. Each Adirondack can sleep 6 people. Pod 1 has 3 shelters; Pod 2 has 3 shelters and Pod 4 has 2 shelters. Fire pits and picnic tables are located at each pod.
- Group Campsites - Every building has an area in close proximity that allows for tent camping. When booking a building there is no need to book a campsite – just camp within this close proximity of the building. In addition there are 6 specific campsites that can be booked that are ideal for groups of 20 to 30.
- Wilderness Campsites - Three zero impact sites located in various spots. What ever you pack in you must pack out. Absolutely no fires! All cooking is done with stoves (preferable backpacking stoves). These sites are ideal for 1 or 2 patrols and require a short hike from the main parking lot. Campsite names are as follows: Boreal, Flicker's Field & Grouse. Three low impact sites located in various spots. What ever you pack in you must pack out. Hot meals may be prepared over an open fire but the use of backpacking stoves is preferred. Cooking fires only. Firewood must be carried in. These sites are ideal for 1 or 2 patrols and require a short hike from the main parking lot. Campsite names are as follows: Belfry, Crow's Nest and Lookout
On site resources
*Program materials available only to members of Scouts Canada
- Large group/multiple group camp fire area
- Each building and campsite also has their own camp fire area
- 2 chapels (1 in a forested area, 1 nestled in a quiet corner surrounded by trees)
- Open fields for large wide game activities
- Winter sports - cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing
- 48 picnic tables through out the camp
- Pioneering Equipment (spars and rope are available for use)
- HICOP Centre HICOP.ca
Off site resources
- Rock climbing, rappelling - A short distance away is Rattlesnake Point Conservation area (one of Ontario's best spots)
- Crawford Lake Conservation area (rare meromictic lake). See conservationhalton.on.ca
for additional details.
Camp Location Information
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