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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- $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