Camp Otterdale is owned and directed by Jeff and Sue Brown. They reside in Perth, Ontario where they maintain the winter camp office. Susan and Jeff are parents of two sons, Evan and Joel.
Jeff has been involved in camping throughout his life. He began at Camp Kawabi where he developed from a young camper to a senior staff member. He also worked as the Program Director of Camp Kandalore and as the Assistant Director at Camp Otterdale before he and Susan took over as owner/directors in 1996. Jeff’s background includes experience as a school teacher in Saskatchewan and Ontario where he taught grades six through twelve. Jeff also served in the Canadian Navy as a Mars Officer and Clearance Diving Officer. He held a variety of positions at sea and served as the Officer-in-Command of a diving vessel and later as the Executive Officer at the Fleet Diving Unit (Pacific). During his final posting he worked as an Exchange Officer with the United States Navy in Indian Head, Maryland.
Sue is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the areas of Emergency, Cardiac Care, Psychiatry and most recently as a Private School Nurse. At Camp Otterdale she manages the camp office, oversees the Health Centre, and co-ordinates the food services.
Our goal is to provide a safe, exciting and inspirational camp experience for each Otterdale Camper.
This is our commitment to you.
Camp Otterdale has a large waterfront and about 200 acres of mixed forest and open fields. Camper cabins are nestled at the north end of camp along with a Health Centre, outhouses, showers, and the dining hall (Harrison Hall).
The biking trails and camp farm are located at the south end of camp among a forest of red pine.Camp Otterdale owns 23 acres across the bay from camp (for water-skiing ) and 110 acres adjacent to the camp for biking, hiking, camp-outs and maple syrup production
We water ski and wake board across the bay from the main waterfront. Throughout the camp property there are hiking and bike trails, camp-out sites and our sugar bush.
Neighbourhood Daycare and Drop-in Centre is dedicated to providing a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows children to develop at their own pace. We believe that children need to have a positive self-image. We foster that image, along with their developmental growth in the areas of intellectual, social, physical, and emotional skills, through a variety of group activities , individual play, and quiet periods. Our program makes use of many play and learning materials that help the children gain confidence in their abilities to do and make things.