Camp Ademac, a 10 acre camp operated by Girl Guides Canada, opened in Newtonville, ON on July 27, 1961. Twenty-six years later, in 1987, the camp would relocate by 40 kilometres to Blackstock, ON where it remained until it was closed in 2020. The camp’s name is a portmanteau of Adelaide McLaughlin’s name (Ade-Mac).
Camp Ademac helped thousands of girls learn many survival skills over the years. The camp also had several summer programs for kids, such as geocaching, leadership development, and voyager programs. There was even a Brownie trail that featured a number of wonders along the path, such as fairies, gnomes, and many more!
The camp received community support after hosting the Canvas Camping Opening on September 24, 1989. A few buildings were constructed at this location, such as a picnic shelter and a cottage, which was donated by the City of Oshawa
Due to financial issues, Camp Ademac was to be closed on October 31st, 2020 and sold in 2021, but those plans were delayed due to COVID.