Easter Seals Camp Merrywood (opened 1948)
Easter Seals Camp Merrywood is located on a beautiful peninsula stretching out into Big Rideau Lake. The camp sits on 30 acres of property between Smiths Falls and Perth in Eastern Ontario.
Built in 1948, Camp Merrywood began as a summer camp for kids with polio. Six campers attended in its first year.
The site has 12 buildings including: six camper cabins that can accommodate up to 72 campers per session, a health hut, dining room and lodge, music and theatre building, nature building, specially adapted swimming pool. Merrywood offers a full waterfront program and activities such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
At Easter Seals Camp Merrywood, campers expand their leadership abilities through a myriad of creative arts programs and multi-sports activities.
There is a camp staff of 70, which includes a team of 3 registered nurses and 3 healthcare assistants
Fully Accessible Activities Offered at Camp Merrywood
Sports (basketball, badminton, lacrosse)
General Camp Activities
Arts and Crafts
Music and Drama
Pontoon boat rides
Off-Season Camp Rental
Easter Seals Camp Merrywood is available for rental during the off-season to host events such as corporate team building programs, conferences, anniversary parties, family reunions and annual general meetings. Please note – camps are unavailable to rent between June 1st and August 31st annually as Easter Seals Summer Camps will be in session.
Please contact Jacques Schryer at 613-267-1244 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Easter Seals Ontario camps comply with the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act. All water treatment records are available for viewing at the camp.
Manager of Camp Operation
Dear campers and families,
We are honoured to be part of the camp journey for so many people, and we’re very grateful to our campers, families, staff, and supporters who make camp the empowering and joyful place that it is. Although things might look a bit different this year, rest assured that the changes we are making ensure that camp will be filled not only with friendship, connection, and adventure, but will also continue to offer the safe and supportive experience you’ve come to expect from Easter Seals.
We can’t wait for this summer!
The Easter Seals Recreation Team
Camp Merrywood Directions and Contact Information
For contact information and directions, please visit the Camp Merrywood Contact Us page.