Mount Nemo Scout Camp
Mount Nemo Scout Camp is located just north of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The 64 hectare (158 acres) camp is named after Mount Nemo a rock face of the Niagara Escarpment, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. There are dramatic views, especially at sunrise and sunset, of Mount Nemo from the western edge of the camp.
Facilities include 8 lodges, two of which have running water, flush toilet facilities, central forced air heating, and commercial cook stoves. Six have central forced air heating, commercial cook stoves, and are serviced by vault toilets adjacent to the buildings. Six group camping sites located around the lodges can accommodate over 300 campers. A nature centre located a short walk from the parking lot has 350 square feet of interactive displays and is staffed by trained interpreters.
Along a trail that skirts Nemo Creek, there are eight Adirondack shelters in three sites (pods). Each pod has a fire ring, a picnic table and two or three comfortable open fronted wooden shelters that can accommodate six to eight campers. These sites were originally intended for winter use but are used all year round. There are six wilderness campsites spread over fifteen kilometres of marked hiking trails. Three of these wilderness sites are designated “Leave No Trace” camping sites and three are designated “Low Impact” sites. Each wilderness site can hold six to twelve campers.
Driving times from closest Transportation Centres
- Pearson International Airport (Toronto) 1 hour
- Munroe International Airport (Hamilton) 1 hour
- USA Border Crossings (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) 1.5 hours
- (Fort Erie/Buffalo) 2 hours
- (Queenston/Lewiston) 1 hour
- Via Rail Station (Aldershot) 40 minutes
4284 # 2 Side Rd.
Canada L7R 3X4
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Environmental features of the Centre:
Camp Nemo is located at the northern edge of the Carolinian Forest zone. We have a mix of about 80% Carolinian forest and 20% Boreal plantation. It consists of riparian zones surrounding Nemo and Bronte Creeks, both of which are primary spawning streams for salmon, rainbow trout and white sucker. Over 170 species of plants and animals can be found within the camp including 36 species of nesting birds.
Access to surrounding environmental places of interest:
The Niagara Escarpment recognized as one of the worlds unique natural wonders is within 2 kilometres of the camp. Fossil hunting, rock climbing, ice climbing and caving are just some of the activities that this area can provide.
The camp is surrounded by farm land and protected green space.
Environmental Education Programmes Available :
A 250 square metres nature centre featuring over 117 square metres of interactive displays
based on the ecosystems of southern Ontario staffed by trained naturalists.
- A guided or self-guided Tree Identification Trail with 22 species of trees mapped and labelled.
- Programs based on the World Scout Environmental Award.
- Trained Interpretive Naturalists that can provide programs for identification of trees, plants, birds, frogs, mammals and ecosystem analysis.
- Participation in Citizen Science monitoring programs such as Frogwatch, Nestwatch, Feederwatch, Wormwatch and Plantwatch.
- Conservation projects such as nestbox building and monitoring, habitat improvement projects, woodlot management, invasive species control and ecosystem monitoring using Environment Canada’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Network Protocols.
- Outdoor skills training including “Leave No Trace” Hiking and Camping Ethics, and techniques training.
Environmental Management of the Centre + Environmental features of the Centre:
- Continued implementation of recommendations from the 1994 Conservation Plan and 2009 Stewardship Plan.
- Make all decisions based on best environmental practices and data collected from ecosystem monitoring.
- Centralize high impact activities; group camping, sports etc. to lessen impact on fish and wildlife habitat.
- Provide opportunities to develop and practise stewardship and conservation.
- Undertake projects which allow youth to earn relevant conservation badges and the World Scout Environmental Award.
- Use these activities to encourage similar initiatives in other Regions and at other Scout Camps.
- Maintain awareness of Conservation Plan continuity, progress and success.
Main achievements to dates:
1994 - Environmental Assessment and Conservation Plan
1998 - Nest watch Program begins
1999 - Frogwatch Program begins
1999 - Woodlot Survey
2006 - Garlic Mustard Removal (invasive species) Program begins
2009 - Opened HICOP (nature centre)
2009 - Stewardship Plan
2009 - Established fixed Ecosystem Monitoring plots
2009 - Feederwatch Program begins
Goals for the future:
- Increase youth involvement in the camp management.
- Improve wheelchair access in all areas of camp.
- Picnic shelter for outdoor training in inclement weather.
- Form relationships with community organizations such as Conservation Authorities, Ministry of Natural Resources and Stewardship Councils.