Camp Chiplaquorgan

LocationCamp Chip waterfront
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.

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 Chip Boathouse

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.


  • an activity room with fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen Camp Chip Main House
  • first aid room with two beds
  • bedroom with two sets of bunk beds
  • additional bedroom with one set of bunk beds (usually reserved for waterfront personnel)
    washroom with shower
  • two washbasins and two toilets (one wheelchair accessible)
  • furnace and wood stove for winter use
  • covered veranda runs along the lake side of building with wheelchair access to lodge
  • lodge capacity of 8
  • floor area to be used as emergency sleeping area only

*no running water in building from November 1 to April 30Camp Chip Tenting Area


  • fully wheelchair accessible and 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
  • two washbasins and two toilets (one wheelchair accessible)
  • bunkhouse capacity of 24

**no mattresses so bring your own foam or air mattressCamp Chip Cook House

Field Areas

  • three fields for tenting
  • three sets of outdoor pit toilets
  • two equipment sheds
  • two large picnic shelters
  • playing field complete with equipment
  • open-air "chapel" in the woods ideal for religious observances or reflections
  • Two 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 nine (9) canoes and a rowboat in the boathouse
  • lake is excellent for canoeing
  • swimming is enjoyed is specially roped off area
  • qualified waterfront supervisor is hired for the summer season to cover Guiding camps (provided funding available)

*sometimes only 3 canoes available if another major Guiding event is taking place

Use this form for calculating rates and applying for use of the camp (PDF)