Camp Chiplaquorgan

Camp Chiplaquorgan


Camp Chiplaquorgan is a Girl Guide Campsite within the Mawiw Area  and is located on the shores of Oromocto Lake. The camp sits on 20 acres of mostly forested land, leased from the Provincial Government.

History: About 160 years ago an English Army officer was stationed here and made his home in the area of the camp. He grew to know and understand the Native People, and later wrote a book, which he called "Chiplaquorgan". The name means "the stick that holds the pot over the fire". Native People of that time always followed the same trail, so it was customary to leave the green stick by the rocks where the fire was made. this green stick was used to cook meat on or hang a kettle over the fire.

Camp Chiplaquorgan: The site was cleared in early 1962 and "Camp Chip", as it has become fondly known, was officially opened in October 1963 by Mrs. Allan Crimmins, Provincial Commissioner. Area Commissioner, Doris Fury, and 400 guests were in attendance.

The Local Association of Mawiw Area is strictly a volunteer group responsible for operating the site.


The camp operates year round but not all areas are winterized. There is no running water in the Lodge from November 1 to April 30


  • Activity room with fireplace
  • Fully equipped kitchen with 2 stoves, 2 fridges and 2 sinks
  • First aid room with 2 beds
  • 1 Bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Additional bedroom with 1 set of bunk beds
  • Washroom with shower
  • 2 washbasins & 2 toilets (one wheelchair accessible)
  • Wood stove for winter use
  • Covered veranda runs along the lake side of building with wheelchair access to lodge


  • Fully wheelchair accessible & winterized
  • Large dormitory with 8 sets of bunk beds and 4 single beds
  • Staff bedroom with 2 sets of bunks
  • Bathroom with shower accessible to physically challenged
  • 2 washbasins and two toilets (1 wheelchair accessible)
  • Bunkhouse capacity of 24

The bunkhouse does not have mattresses so bring your own foam or air mattress!

Field Areas

  • 3 fields for tenting
  • 3 sets of outdoor pit toilets
  • 2 equipment sheds
  • 2 large picnic shelters
  • Playing field complete with equipment
  • Open-air "chapel" in the woods, ideal for reflections
  • 2 nature trails are located on the edges of the property
  • Cold water is piped to field area
  • Maximum overnight capacity for tenting areas is 80


  • There are 9 canoes & a rowboat in the boathouse*
  • Lake is excellent for canoeing
  • Swimming is enjoyed is specially roped off area

*Sometimes only 3 canoes may be available should another major Guiding event be taking place.

Use this form for calculating rates and applying for use of the camp.

1/31/2023 3:06:37 PM