Rustic High Hill Camp
High Hill Camp is located 12km west of Lumsdem and 6km south of Highway 11, in Southern Saskatchewan. It is only a half-hour drive from Regina. High Hill Creek cuts the campsite in half before it empties into the Qu’Appelle River a half kilometer to the north. The camp is situated on approximately 60 acres of wooded land, surrounded by hills and farmland. There is plenty of space for hiking and exploring.
High Hill Camp was started back in the early sixties as a Scout Camp and prospered for many years. The camp fell on hard times and was abandoned in the 1980’s. With the cooperation of the current landowner, the 79th Regina Scouts decided to open and operate the camp under the Scouts Canada umbrella in 1998. A new cabin sleeping 30 comfortably was built in 2000. Most materials were donated from various groups around the Regina area. A garage package was erected and a common outdoor meeting area was built.
Soon the original cabin from the 1960’s will be replaced by a newer version. Over the last few years, new young trees have been planted to replace the old Elm trees that grow throughout the camp. There are plans to build a bridge across High Hill Creek and a Venturer group has started to construct a nature trail. The Trans Canada Trail goes right past our front gate.
High Hill Camp is without any power and buildings are lighted by lamps. A well was installed in 2001, but still is not yet tested for drinking. The camp has no modern conveniences. The cabin is heated by a large wood stove and a fireplace. This makes the camp an ideal place for youth to practice their outdoor and wilderness camping skills. What better environment to hone their pioneering and nature education.
The camp is easily accessible by road with plenty of parking. Groups must come self contained. There is plenty of firewood for the stove and fireplace. A large fire pit is situated on the banks of High Hill Creek. Tenting sites are available by the fire pit and several other sites are a short hike from the main camp. There is plenty of room for temporary shelter building all over the camp.
The camp committee can be contacted through the ScoutShop in Regina