Camp Misquah provides week long residential camping experiences in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lac Bitobi near Gracefield, Quebec. The Misquah Recreational Group is dedicated to providing a memorable experience to people with developmental disabilities of all ages, and to ensuring that the experience is financially accessible for all.
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In 2018, Camp Misquah offered the following dates:
Adults: July 6 - 13
Adults: July 15 - 22
Younger Adults: July 24 - 31
Kids: August 2 - 8
Leisure Adults: August 10 - 17
In 2018, Camp Misquah’s camper fees were $895 per session. This included:
Meals and lodging
Costs incurred running our programs are higher than most summer camps due to the greater ratio of staff to clients required to provide a safe and supportive environment. We do understand the cost may be a barrier for some - in these cases, we have a Subsidy Application Form.
Please note that if a camper requires a personal staff assigned to them for the duration of the session, this will incur an additional fee.
It is important that our fees stay as low as possible so that no campers miss the opportunity to participate in this summer experience. Donations and fundraising activities are essential to maintaining reasonable fees and minimizing increases to fees. We run a number of fundraising ventures each year. Check out Ways to Give to keep updated on how you, your family and friends can help out.
Activities and Programming
Making memories while participating in fun and stimulating activities! These are designed to develop the camper’s recreation and living skills. The activities include:
Daily Nature hikes
Arts & Crafts
Paddleboating & Canoeing
Talent Shows & Dances
natural site in gatineau’s hills
Camp Misquah spans the shoreline of Lac Bitobi, and is lucky to have a large acreage with a long shoreline, large grassy fields, and lush woods. Campers experience the best of all worlds during their nightly walks, during activity time and especially during beach afternoon!
All campers and staff live in cabins that have electricity and comfortable bunk beds. Each room houses 6-10 campers, and the shared space makes learning how to live, share and co-operate with others part of the day-to-day experience. Counsellors share the adjacent space, ensuring constant supervision.
Even though getting dirty is part of the fun at camp, Misquah is fully equipped with modern and wheelchair-accessible showers and laundry facilities, all thanks to recent fundraising efforts. A path connects all cabins to the washroom buildings.
Lots of room for fun and games - there is a sports pad for basketball, a soccer field for soccer and a cabin for crafts. For chill moments, there are swing sets throughout the site. The dining hall that seats 100 people comfortably for dinner also fits 100 people comfortably for dance parties!
Misquah’s dining hall seats 100 people comfortably with a modern kitchen. The Head Cook works alongside two other cooks to prepare 3 meals a day with snacks. Campers’ and staff’s dietary restrictions are carefully accommodated. The highlight of the session is a formal banquet on the final night where a special meal is created, and campers receive awards.
At Camp Misquah, safety is our first priority. Qualified medical providers are onsite and available 24 hours a day to administer expert medical treatment and daily medications. A nurse practitioner and family physician are on-call for consultation, while the Maniwaki hospital is 30 minutes away in cases of emergencies.
For your convenience, deluxe coaches are provided to and from Camp Misquah and are included in the cost of camp fees. The drive is approximately 90 minutes.
Departure location: Brookfield High School, 824 Brookfield Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6J3.
Arrival location: Camp Misquah, 218 Chemin Parker, Gracefield, QC J0X 1W0.