2020 Registration Now open

Welcome to the 36th Annual Can-Am Camporee

Camp Attawandaron would like to extend a very warm welcome to all those involved in the Scouting Movement and in joining us for another great weekend.

For those who have not attended Can-Am before we hope that you put our camp to your list of outings. This event is open to 3rd year Cubs and all Scouts, along with our sister organization. This is a great opportunity for Ventures to help as staff.

After great feedback from past years we are adding some new and adventurous activates and displays. A very exciting Camporee planning team is in place and hard at work on improving this camp.

Any questions can be directed to one of the Camporee contact people. We will do your best to address all concerns.

The cost for the Camporee this year is $20.00 per person & a troop fee of $25.00 Exchange is at par. Staff fee is $35.00. All individuals/troops at camp must pay on the Friday night before registration closes.

The $25.00 Troop registration fee (non refundable) and a $20.00 per person due at camp.

Camp Wide Agenda 2020

Friday May 1 st , 2020

6:00 – 10:00p.m. Registration Open

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Supper

9:30 p.m. Leaders gather at Sub camps 10min meeting about weekend

11:00 p.m. Lights Out / Quiet Time

Saturday May 2 nd , 2020

7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Clean up

8:45 a.m. Assemble at the flagpoles at on the flats

9:00 a.m. Flag Break & Opening

10:00 a.m. Events and Displays

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Events & Displays

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Supper & Clean –up

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Auction at Sub Camp

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Camp fire at each Sub Camp

9:15 p.m. – 10:00 Meeting at Sub Camp for all leaders (Bring your mug)

9:15 p.m. – 10:00 Patrol leaders’ feedback session.

11:00 p.m. Lights Out / Quiet Time

Sunday May 3 rd , 2020

7:00 a.m. Rise & Shine

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Clean up

8:45 a.m. Assemble at the flagpoles at on the flats

9:00 a.m. Awards & Closing

9:30a.m. Safe Travels

Gear into and out of Camp

Upon arriving the hill attendant will direct you to your sub camp drop off point. Unload your gear quickly please. You will then need to drive your vehicle back over the hill and into the parking lot. Please make sure you lock your vehicle. No cars are to remain in the camping area; we have spots near the front for handicap parking. After closing, when your gear is all packed up, your sub camp chief will give you the ok. Once you get the Ok you may go get your vehicles.

Can-Am Bucks Event Cards

Event Cards

Each patrol will be given an event card. Make sure they have the sub camp name and patrol name printed on the front of the card. Only the patrol leader should carry the card during the day’s events. Each event is numbered and is worth 2, 5, or 10 points. 2 points for showing up at the event, 5 points would be punched for a slight effort with no teamwork. 2 + 5 points would be punched for a group effort involving most of the patrol. The max amount of points awarded would be 10 and it would be for an honest effort involving the entire patrol working as a team. Only the event personnel are to punch on the event cards. Please hand in your card to your Sub Camp Chief by 5:00p.m. on Saturday.

At The Action

At the end of the day the points are added up on each card by the sub camp chiefs and the total is recorded on the reverse side for the total bidding bucks available to the patrol. Patrol leaders will then bid at the auction for the whole patrol, to obtain the bagged items available.

Auction Articles

Troop leaders are encouraged to participate in the fun by simply bringing an item or two to the camporee. If you have brought items to add to the auction turn them into the Sub Camp Chief before the auction. All extra auction items will be much appreciated.

General Information

Before you turn in, have a leader do a head count to ensure everyone is home. We then can all get a restful night. The troop leaders are always responsible for their youth; you must know where they all are where they should be.

Lights out and Quiet time is 11:00pm. Please respect the rights of your neighbours to attempt to get some sleep.

Please tell your youth to respect the caution tape that we put up. Due to heavy erosion we ask all people to stay off and out of certain areas. Also we use it to rope off Archery and Rifle range. The river is out of bounds.

Rules of the Road apply in camp, No pets at camp. There is no hunting or killing of Animals, Alcoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs, firearms, sling shots, large knifes, swords, and fireworks are prohibited at all times. Do not dig holes; Do not mutilate trees or other vegetation. Practice No Trace Camping. Please stay off the dunes. The Dunes in our camp are a fragile part of the ecosystem; we ask that us designated marked trails and off the dunes.

First Aid & Emergencies

A health lodge will be maintained for the duration of the Camporee starting at 6:00p.m. on Friday to 10:00am on Sunday. Troops arriving on Thursday will be responsible for their own First Aid. Please report all accidents to your sub camp Chief and or First Aid. The lodge will be staffed by trained First Aiders. Any transportation to hospital that is done by ambulance will be at the cost of the individual. Can-am Camporee will not be responsible for any fees arising out of such transport Troops are responsible for their own medical forms.

The Camp Address is 8916 Lakeshore Rd, Lambton Shores

Uniforms & Flag Ceremonies

We would ask that all troops parade their troop flags along with the troop down to the flagpoles on the flats by 8:45a.m. Opening is at 9:00a.m sharp on Saturday morning. Troop uniforms should be worn to both the opening and closing ceremonies. Please send only troop flags to the opening. No National flags or Patrol flags please.

During the camporee minimal dress code will be as follows:

● Footwear must be worn at all times

● Shirts must be worn at all times

● No clothing with Profanity

Cooking & Ground Fires

All cooking will be done on propane or white gas (Naphtha) stoves. Dutch oven cooking will be permitted in a special area in each sub camp. White gas users, please note that each sub camp will have an area away from the tenting area in which all liquid fuel must be stored. Mark the owners name on the cans. Please refuel in this area as well. There will be a fire extinguisher available here. No Ground fires other than the ones at your sub camp head quarters.

Sanitation & Toilets

The camp has rented many port johns. We hope that these washrooms would be kept clean.

Picnic Tables

Sorry there are no extra tables for troop use. So please don’t expect any. Please don’t take the tables from the display areas or from the sub camp head quarters.

Lost & Found

Lost and found will be located at your sub camp. If you find it please bring it here. If you lose it start looking there. You would be surprised what we get! Please get a hold of one of the camporee staff if you have lost something. All items will be brought to closing.

The Pinery Provincial Park

The Pinery Provincial Park borders our property. Please stay on Camp Attawandaron’s Property.

Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Please put the garbage in the garbage bin at the front of the camp when you leave on Sunday. The wildlife is tame to the point of being somewhat aggressive in their search for food. They are quite used to scouts and noise and you don’t want to temp them. PLEASE DO NOT MESS WITH THE WILD LIFE At each sub camp there will be recycling bins, we at Camp Attawandaron really focus on recycling. Please make all efforts in doing so.

Water Supply

City water will be available during this camp. There must not be any washing done at the water tanks or pumps. Please make sure all taps are closed tight.

Special Needs

Any youth or adult with a special need should let us know before they arrive to the Camporee. We will take all steps to ensure that camp is enjoyable by everyone. Please feel free to advise your sub camp chiefs about your requests.

Feed Back to Can-Am

We are inviting your PL/SPL or troop designate to attend a meeting (Saturday night) where they will give us feedback on what was good and what was not. A mug-up (REMEMBER TO BRING A MUG). Please send 1, but only 1, representative of your troop. It will be held in the same cabin as the store. at 9:15 p.m. Please ensure that a representative attends. If you, as a leader, have any suggestions or comments, please take the time to jot them down and send them with your youth to the meeting. Help us to make this an even higher quality scouting outing for your youth. It is our desire to ALWAYS give you an excellent camporee in which the youth can learn, have fun, and grow in scouting.

Program Information

In keeping with tradition, all events will be staffed by troop Scouters. You will be assigned an event at registration. This is a great way to meet the youth from all over. We would like to thank-you in advance for your help. We are always looking for new events. Please feel free to send us your ideas!


We are looking for new displays all the time. If you or someone you know, would like to participate, please get in touch with us. As in all areas, we are open for any help you are able to provide.

Tuck Shop

The South-western Ontario traveling Scout Shop will be in camp for most of the day Saturday. The hours will be posted outside. Information

At anytime information can be obtained from any staff member at camp. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.