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Camp Harris

Camp Harris is situated 8 kilometres from Cole Harbour. The Camp is a forested property on 40 acres of land, with only a few acres cleared to provide space for buildings and parking. There is limited walk-in access to a lake and a number of short trails.

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  • Program Offerings
  • Camp Harris lies outside of Halifax and is a very well maintained camp with many buildings to serve all needs and can hold a large number of campers at one time. There is a multi-purpose ball field for outdoor activities and meeting spots. Down a short trail there is a beautiful salt-water lake to cool off in at the end of the day. If you feel like getting off the camp for the day, you can visit the locally loved Lawrencetown Beach and maybe even try your hand at surfing.

     

  • Facilities
  • Camp Harris is situated 8 kilometres from Cole Harbour (intersection of Cole Harbour and Forest Hills Drive) along the Lawrencetown Highway #207, turning inland for 1.2 kilometres along the Mineville Road to civic address #1250/1260. From Highway #107 take exit #18, drive for 4.4 kms to civic address #1250/1260. The Camp is a forested property on 40 acres of land, with only a few acres cleared to provide space for buildings and parking. There is limited walk-in access to a lake and a number of short trails.

    The Camp is surrounded on all sides by private property (for example, the access road from the Mineville Road is owned by a neighbour; Scouts Canada only has a right-of-way). The untended telephone at the Camp is listed under Scouts Canada in the telephone book (902-434-2684).
    At any time the camp is in use there is a Duty Scouter on call. The Duty Scouter can be reached by calling 902-221-0284.

    There are various facilities available for use by "campers" (this being the generic term used hereafter for persons using the Camp for any purpose):

    Is propane heated, and the central facility for Area events (but also available for Group/Section bookings). The building includes a complete kitchen (with running hot & cold water, a propane range with oven and grill, two fridges, a freezer and telephone), two small bedrooms for leaders (with one triple bunk bed each), a large hall, and washroom. This facility is wheel-chair accessible. Approximately 35 youth can sleep on the floor in the hall.

    Has split interior and purpose: one side is a bunk house suitable for “Leaders Only”. It is normally used to supplement bunk space for Leaders who have a group i
    the Wright Lodge or as a central point for a First Aid Station for large events.
    It is heated electrically and can sleep four adults. It is also the office “working space” for the Camp Committee. It is equipped with telephone (internally and externally), sink with hot & cold water, and a refrigerator. The other side has a washroom with running cold water and heated with electric heat.

    Is propane heated and fitted with fifteen bunks in a bedroom area. The building includes a limited kitchen (with running hot & cold water, a fridge and propane range with oven and grill), telephone and a small hall (which can also accommodate youth sleeping on the floor if required). This facility is wheel-chair accessible.

    Is also heated with propane. The building includes a limited kitchen (with running hot & cold water, a fridge and a propane range with oven and grill), telephone, small bedroom for leaders (with one triple bunk bed), and a large hall.
    Approximately 35 youth can sleep on the floor of the hall. This building is also wheel-chair accessible.

     Is propane heated as well. The building includes two small bedrooms with bunk beds, a kitchen area with a fridge and propane stove, and an open area with couches and chairs. There is no running water.
     It is appropriate for use by groups of eight or fewer.
    The fireplace in the building has an electric fireplace insert for the look of a fire. The fireplace is unsafe for a real fire.

    Are two small cabins with electricity but no heat, fit for summer use only and fitted with two built-in bunks each.
    These buildings are for Leaders use only.

    Are six open-on-one-side (to the weather), unheated shelters with built in bunks, suitable for use in warm weather.
    Five of the Ads have 12 bunks, the sixth has eight bunks.
    All of the Ads are wheelchair accessible using a portable ramp. 

     

    In tents can be done at sites throughout the Camp property. Area events have accommodated up to twenty groups totalling 300 campers in tents on the grounds. Vault toilets are located near the outdoor camping areas.

    • Campfire Circles are located off the Gray commons and near the Wright Lodge and Dixon Centre. They are available for groups using the Camp and for groups wishing to have ceremonial campfire.
    • Chapel is located at the end of the trail off the Gray commons behind the campfire circle and is available to campers for Scouts Own ceremonies and other events appropriate to the use of a Camp chapel.
    • Waterfront area is available for camper use, but is limited and unsupervised for swimming, but works well for watercraft use. There is no vehicle access to the waterfront area.  


    Note:    Co-ed camping groups shall not be afforded separate buildings for each gender. Because there are separate washroom facilities available it is considered that these provide adequate privacy for women and girls to use when changing. To do otherwise would be to prevent maximum usage of Camp facilities.

  • Pricing & Forms
  • Pricing

    - $2.50 per person/night for Scouting Members plus building rentals

    - $4.00 per person/night for Guiding Members plus building rentals

    - $8.00 per person/night for Non-Scouting Groups plus building rentals

    - Camp Badges are available for $3, tax included

     

  • Contact
  • Booking

    Ian Davie

    Camp Harris Registrar

    Phone:902-462-2629

    Email: booking@campharris.ca

    Address

    1250 Mineville Rd, Mineville, NS B2Z 1K8