Our camp is named in honour of Lewis Wheeler who was a Troop Leader prior to WWII where he was a member of "C" Co. of the Queen's Own Rifles.  It was his wish that "...when I get rich, I am going to buy this spot and then the 26th will have a camp of their own." 

Lewis was killed in action on April 25th, 1945 but his dream never died as he laid the foundation of what was to come.

In 1949, to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Hamilton 26th Scout Group, the leaders of the group purchased land on Peach (Kabakwa) Lake and established a camp where the younger Scouts could go camping and the senior scouts could go canoeing. 


Founded by Harry Bryant and three Scouts who trekked to Macs Point on Lake Kabakwa., only 2 other cottages and another small boy’s camp existed at that time.


There were no phones, no roads.


The camp, now in it’s 71st year, continues to flourish thanks to the ongoing dedication  of generations of volunteers.  

Located in the beautiful Algonquin Highlands, the camps 7 acres are nestled amongst large pine and boasts a large waterfront. The camp has two swimming areas, several cabins,  a shower house, laundry facilities and a dining hall with an industrial kitchen.

Some of the activities available for use are canoes, rowboats, kayaks, archery range, sports field, a sandpit for horseshoes or volleyball, a Chapel Among the Pines, two campfire circles, fishing and flagpole.

Come experience the fun and excitement  that creates lifelong friendships and cherished memories


Scouting troops may enjoy joining in with our existing summer camp programs for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures or book the Camp for your own use. 


Dates of Preset Scout Camps

^ Beaver Camp             July 8 – 10, 2022

            (format – Beaver and Guardian to attend)


^ Cub Camp      July 30 – August 6, 2022          

^ Scout Camp   August 6 – August 14, 2022

^ Venture Camp            TBD

^ - At least one leader from the Group is to be in attendance

A bit about our Preset Camps for Scout Troops

Camp Wheeler offers a unique blend of traditional and modern Scouting activities. Camp programs are based on the Scouting Promise and Law and youth are encouraged to participate fully at all times. Campers develop outdoor skills, leadership abilities, and confidence in themselves. Our programs help develop youth’s ability to think critically, to plan, to innovate.  As outlined in our Scout Law, youth are taught to be positive and trustworthy.  We embrace values like kindness and acceptance while making meaningful contributions to creating a better world. Scout groups would enjoy the opportunity to earn badges while working on plant/animal identification, survival training, conservation activities, shelter building and more.

For more information, please contact:

Camp Director, Bill Murphy                               Bookings, Simone Thomson

905.575.7803                                                         905-277-4149 (cell)                                        

905.975.7803 (cell)                                                26thhamcw@gmail.com


Camp Office

720 Ninth Avenue

c/o Trinity Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, ON

L8T 2A3

Camp Address

Camp Wheeler

1331 Camp Wheeler Lane

Algonquin Highlands, ON

K0M 1J2