Welcome to Camp Sylvan You will be able to find information about our Camp, the various sites that your Group can use, and even find some ideas for providing your Youth with an incredible Scouting experience.
Camp Sylvan and the Thomas Tract offer nearly 440 acres of outdoor opportunity for your and your Group. We hope that your visit to this website will help you Be Prepared to make your Sylvan experience the best it can be!
All campsites are booked through Scouts Canada’s Tri-Shores Council:
Please check out our Code of Conduct to ensure that everyone can enjoy all Sylvan has to offer now and for years to come.
The Camp Sylvan committee can be reached through Camp.Sylvan@hotmail.com
Please be patient; our volunteers may not check the Inbox daily!
The Camp Sylvan Property
Camp Sylvan offers a variety of camp sites for rent. They range from intimate unserviced tent sites to sophisticated full-service bunkhouses. Whatever your Group is seeking in a camping experience - low-impact backcountry camping, comfortable cozy buildings, large groups or small - Camp Sylvan has it.
Sylvan's natural resources include virgin Carolinian forest, marshes, creeks, pine plantations, fields, and hills. The Ausable River Valley is categorized as the second most important Carolinian botanical site in Middlesex County. You can learn more about Carolinian forests on the Thomas Tract page.
Throughout Sylvan, you can also observe evidence of prior occupation - can your group identify the domestic flowers? Or the lilac shrubs? Have you found the abandoned building foundation yet?
Camp Sylvan is threaded with a variety of trails and footpaths, making it an ideal location for rambles and hikes. Orienteering, map-reading, even GPS-related activities are well-suited to Sylvan, to say nothing of stalking games and the classics like Capture the Flag. Our Maps page will provide you with a great start on these activities, and check out the activities page for further ideas.
Adjacent to Camp Sylvan, the Thomas Tract provides an opportunity for your Group to enjoy some of the most spectacular forest in all of Middlesex County, perhaps even all of Southern Ontario. It is a wonderful hiking destination from any of the sites at Camp Sylvan.
Use the Campsite link at the left to find out more about the various sites Sylvan has to offer.
Use the Photo Gallery link to see more of Camp Sylvan, then go to:
http://www.swoscouts.on.ca/campbookings1 to book your site.
Our Camp Sylvan Facts page will give you enough information to leave your group amazed at your knowledge of the camp on any hike or ramble.
In order to help you get the most out of your visit to Sylvan, we have provided some programming resources for your use and enjoyment. The Program Ideas link will take you to a number of pages containing a variety of Scouting material. Check out the Sample Camp Plans, ideas for Campfire and Scouts Own, and Activities. Or learn about our exciting Traverse Wall and how it offers a great activity for all ages!
We have also provided a number of different Maps for your use. Everything from detailed driving directions, to air photos, to maps of the site itself are available to help you plan and execute a memorable camp.
How to Get Here
Camp Sylvan is located on Highway 7 between Parkhill and Thedford, about 45 minutes from London, Ontario.
Vehicle access is by Scout Road on the west side of the property, or Sylvan
Road on the east side.