No matter what type of "camping" you prefer, from winter camping in lean-to shelters to comfortable indoor cots with full amenities, Blue Springs offers just what you're looking for. Blue Springs Scout Reserve provides about 200 acres to explore and enjoy. It is divided into two principal areas: Camp Blue Heron and the main Blue Springs site itself.
Camp Blue Heron is essentially a wilderness camping and exploring area. It has a few pavillions partially or fully closed in, but by and large you must supply your own shelter. There is running water available throughout the area and electricity can be obtained if required. Much of Blue Heron is open meadow, but there are also forested areas and swamps. Ameities include several trails, Adirondacks for Winter Camping, and two obstacle courses. In addition, arrangements can be made for archery and disc golf.
Blue Springs offers several buildings for those who require a less strenuous adventure. Ridley Lodge and the dining room, a few feet away, offer almost all the amenities of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. There are several camping and/or meeting areas including Whiskin Field, Ebor Field and Goat Hill. There are buildings adjacent to all of these areas. There are more trails to explore including a wheelchair accessible boardwalk trail around the Blue Springs that features sparkling clear, cold water.
The chart below details the cost and features of our various rental properties.
Many of the facilities listed below have a link to more information and photos of the facility.
The fees listed below are for Scouting groups only. To make a reservation, contact the camping department at COSC at 416-490-6364 or on line. The fees are subject to change without notice
|Ridley Lodge/Dining Hall||60||$985||$8.50|
|Station Hotel/Acton Hut||18+8||$430||$8.50|
|Coyote, Raccoon, Porcupine or Squirrel Adirondack shelters||8||$80|
(Mallard, Crabapple, Swallows Nest)
(Kingfisher, Robin, Whiskin Field, Crabapple: above 20 you will be charged $8.50 per person)
* capacity not specified
For rates for other users and to actually make a booking, please contact COSC at 416-490-6364).