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Welcome to Camp Samac!

Camp Samac is owned and operated by Scout’s Canada camp with over 76 ha (188 acres) of forested nature in the middle of the fast growing City of Oshawa Ontario. Although surrounded by housing and institutions, Camp Samac remains a quiet and restful playground for the youth. There are lots of outdoor spaces and forests, winterized cabins, meeting spaces, and programs offered year round.

Camp Samac was founded in 1946 and is one of Scouts Canada’s largest staffed camping centres.

**All weekend bookings are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Friday early evening arrival, Sunday early afternoon departure. All facility bookings (Lodges/Campsites) must be made 3 or more days in advance of arrival date. Program and Range bookings must be made 14 or more days in advance. Last minute bookings will not be permitted.


***All bookings for the Range must be made at a minimum 2 weeks in advance in order for our team to ensure a Range Line Safety Officer (RLSO) is secured in time. Participants for archery must be a minimum of 8 years old. Participants on the pellet range must be a minimum 11 years old.

Please note: If you are a 3rd party like-minded organization and would like to book Camp Samac, you will be required  to submit a valid certificate of insurance from your provider once your booking has been received. We will also issue you a contract that will need to be completed and return to us prior to your arrival date. (Girl Guides of Canada groups are exempt from this requirement)

***Girl Guides of Canada Groups: if you're using the credit card issued to your group by your Head Office, please be sure to use the Head Office address  in the billing section or your payments may not be processed.

***We are not permitted to rent out our Camps for personal use of any kind. Ie: weddings, anniversaries, baby/bridal showers, photo shoots etc...

All cabins have bunk beds with vinyl covered mattresses. 

**Programs at Camp Samac!!! - Knots & Shelters and Fire Lighting. These programs can be booked under Outdoor Program Category - To ensure Volunteer Facilitators are scheduled with enough notice, these programs must be booked 14 days or more in advance.

If you have any inquiries about pool use in the summer, please contact the City of Oshawa at 905-725-8383 or by email at

Please contact Darryl via email at or at 905-809-9689 with any questions or concerns regarding our facilities. You are also welcome to visit the camp website at


*Effective March 16,2023, Camp Samac, will be accepting bookings up to 1 year in advance on a rolling schedule automatically.

Please note that the cancellation policy terms and conditions remain in effect.

Request to cancel a booking with more than 4 weeks' notice: 20% non-refundable deposit can be transferred to a new booking within the same fiscal year - September 1st to August 31st. (the 20% deposit can not be transferred to a pre-existing booking) 

Effective December 1, 2023, the fees for some lodges/cabins will increase.


We greatly look forward to welcoming you for your next adventure with Camp Samac!

**If your group already has a winter booking and you would like to add-on snowshoeing as an activity, please contact the Camp Warden before making the booking to receive a discount code for 20% off the fee for the snowshoeing activity. Please send an email to and be sure to include your reservation # or the date your group is attending the camp.


**New crests at Camp Samac. The "Trout" crests are $5.00 each and the "Everyone's Welcome at our Campfire" crests are $6.00 each. They can be added to your cart when you check out!!