This Scout’s Canada camp has 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.

Seasonal Activities

Enjoy a summer paddle on Lake Samac, swim in the public pool, hiking the trails or camping with your Scouts under the stars. Camp Samac runs one of the best Summer Day Camp programs in Durham Region.

Winter offers outdoor snow activities, snow shoeing, skating, campfires, indoor archery and pellet range, escape room, visit to the Scout museum, HAM radio station and woodworking shop.

Fall and spring offer mid season camping or cabin rentals. For an evening outing you can watch the salmon and trout jump the dam, book into the range or escape room, explore the climbing wall or low ropes course, activity in a box from the Activities Centre. Explore the many hiking trails and enjoy a campfire.

Programs, Activities and Events

Camp Samac has a programs committee, with Activity Centre offering a wide variety of options to enhance your evening or weekend meeting at the camp. Lots of Activities-in-a-Box are available with pre-booking. Special day events year round including “Huck. Duck, Hunt”, Open Doors Oshawa, Outdoor Skills Workshops, Family Day Funday, Earth Day Activities and so on. Lots of events such as training workshops, beaveree, cuboree, scout competition camps and moots

Booking assistance

We are working on a shopping cart style of reference you will be able to use to assist in planning your weekend. Take a look at “” to she what is possible, then go to the Doubleknot booking link to make your reservation.

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Latest Updates

  • Camp Samac’s Remembrance Trail in the news

    November 12, 2023 The Camp Samac program committee were host to local Metis in a remembrance walk on November 10th. A reporter from Durham Chronical had this to say about the experience, (follow the link). Walking a trail to remember the past, by Samantha Payne

  • Light the Night Trail Walk

    A Light the Forest Night Hike December 4 to 7, 2023 6:00 – 9:00 PM for Scouts Canada members only December 10 & 11, 2023 6:00 – 9:00 PM for public citizens Camp Samac Program Cabin, 275 Conlin Road East, Oshawa Bundle up and join us for an evening of night walk, lights, campfire, caroling,…

  • Remembrance Trail Guided Walk

    Remembrance Trail Guided Walk Appropriate for all ages. Remembrance Trail Guided Walk @ Camp Samac, Oshawa for outdoor fun & learning! 275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario Date: November 6 to 9, 2023 (rain or shine) Time: 6:30pm to 8:30 pm $3.00/person Campfire, hot chocolate, cookies included. Limited to 60 per evening

  • Halloween Haunted Hike

    Appropriate for White Tail Beavers and Cub Scouts.Halloween Haunted Hike ¬†@ Camp Samac, Oshawa for outdoor fun!!275 Conlin Rd E, Oshawa, OntarioDate:¬†Saturday Oct 28, 2023 (rain or shine)Time:¬†6:30pm to 9:30 pm$8.00/person and $4/ additional crestsLimited to 200 participants Registration – https://www.whitbyscouts.org/machform/view.php?id=166840 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:Scouting youth will attend with their Scouters as a Group.…

  • Become a Camp Samac Ambassador!

    The Camp Samac Program team has been very busy over the last couple of years developing a number of programs and activities for our youth.  We currently offer programs like fire-lighting, knots and shelter building for your sections and their scouters.  A lot of new activities are now available at the Program Cabin and throughout…

  • It was a cold and snowy night

    It was a cold, snowy winter weekend and our scout troop had rented out Kitchen Lodge for a camping trip. We arrived at the lodge in the early afternoon and immediately set to work setting up our sleeping arrangements and unloading our gear. Once we had everything set up, we headed outside to explore the…

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