- 3 Nature trails, direct access to the Guelph Radial Trail,
- Nature Center
- Junior and Senior Obstacle Courses
- Archery (For youth aged 8 or higher)
- Low Ropes Course
- Traverse Bouldering Wall
- GPS Caching Course
- Orienteering Courses
- Hay Wagon Rides
- Nature Studies
- Team Building
- The following can be borrowed free of charge from the camp office:
- Nature Study Kits, Tug of War Rope, Spars For Scoutcraft, Horseshoes, Parachute Games, Rainy Day Board Games, Soccer, Frisbees, Baseballs, Badminton, Catapult Kits, Patrol Boxes
- Also Available for rent:
- Marquee 20'x20' on our site only: $200.00/weekend $300.00/week
Low Ropes Course – Near the beginning of the Orange Trail. Ideal for older Cub or Scout age. Must be run by a BSSR staff member.
Archery – Available when the snow is gone. Must be run by a staff member. GPS – Units available from the camp office. Geo cache co-ordinates available. Please keep info Offline.
Hay Rides - Please ask Camp Ranger to book one.
Traverse Bouldering Wall – Must be supervised by leaders. On Whiskin Field, available first come first serve.
Junior Obstacle Course (Caterpillar Squirm) – on the yellow trail in Blue Heron. Suitable for 5 - 11 year old youth. Please supervise your group at all limes. Please, for their safety, stay off the Senior Obstacle Course.
Senior Obstacle Course – On the yellow trail in Blue Heron. Suitable for 12 years and up. Leaders please insure that your youth are supervised at all times.
Team Building Activity – Across from the office, west of the main campfire circle. Suitable for 14 year-olds to adults. This activity was designed to be used by groups or patrols of up to eight people. Please do not climb on the spider web. That is not its purpose. Instructions and score sheets are available at the office as well as extra pieces of equipment.
The Tower, on the orange trail in Ebor Park, is a three story structure on the Trail Bridge. Please do not throw anything off the bridge.
Nature Center – At the beginning of the orange trail in the Main Camp. Displays and mounts of various birds and animals common to the camp are on display here. Complete checklists of the species covering birds, mammals, flowers, butterflies and reptiles are available for a nominal fee at the office.
The Beaver Dam – Although the beavers have moved farther downstream, their dam can be seen from the roadway bridge in Ebor Park Beavers are constantly looking for a supply of young trees for their food supply They will return to this location once the small saplings that are left in this area have grown again The large pipe on this side of the dam lets the camp control the water level of the pond by letting water flow through their dam. You may still see beavers swimming on the far side of the dam on occasion.
Score orienteering courses – There are five courses at Blue Springs ranging from easy to difficult. Score sheets, directions and maps are available at the office.
A limited number of snowshoes are available. Please check at the Office regarding availability when you arrive if you have not pre-booked a time slot. Rentals are for a 2 hour time frame and must be picked up and returned promptly for the next group. Groups must be supervised by leaders at all times when using the shoes. Due to the nature of our trails (rocks) snowshoes are to be used on the trails only when there is sufficient snow coverage. At all other times the open fields are a good spot for these activities. Snowshoes are not made for walking on parking lot guardrails, through metal fire pits, or on gravel parking lots etc. Any group found abusing the snowshoes would be asked to return them.
Cross Country Skiing
Although we have no ski rentals you are welcome to bring your own and try skiing on our nature trails. Weather permitting we attempt to keep the orange trail somewhat groomed for this activity.
Downhill skiing and rentals are available at Glen Eden Ski Area a 15-minute drive from the front gate, south on 6th line to Campbellville Road then east to Tremaine Road and watch for the ski signs.
Tobogganing is a popular winter activity. The best toboggan hill in the Ebor Park area of the camp is at the base of Old Baldy near Crabapple Pavilion on your site map.
Places To Visit
- Halton County Radial Railway Museum
- Long Lane Orchard and Trout Farm
- White Rock Ostrich Farm
- Country Heritage Park
- Canadian Warplane Museum
Places to Go
- Rockwood Conservation Area
- Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
- Kelso Conservation Area
- Crawford Lake Conservation Area
- Hilton Falls Conservation Area
- Mountsberg Conservation Area
- Elora Gorge Conservation Area
- Guelph Lake Conservation Area
Things to See
Throughout the year there are numerous activities and Festivals in the surrounding area. Call for more information on what is happening when you are visiting Blue Springs Scout Reserve.