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Located a short drive from Charlottetown, Camp Riverdale has three buildings on the site. Two are winterized lodges which sleep 30 and 27 people. Each building is self contained, with bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 shower, a kitchen / dining area and a common area. Each has an electric hot water, electric stove and a wood stove in the common area. Groups are advised that Leaders have cell phones with them for all telephone calls as there are no telephones in the lodges.
The third building is a stand alone kitchen / dining hall, attached to another large building that has tables and chairs in it. It can be used for large groups who have rented one of the lodges and need extra space, or for meetings, banquets or training sessions. The dining hall opens during the spring and is closed for the winter in November.
To help better serve your camping needs we have recently replaced all the steps on site. We have upgraded the electrical systems and installed new electric hot water heaters, electric ranges and electrical/battery back up smoke detectors. We have upgraded our storage shed. We have also replaced the asphalt shingles on the roof of both lodges. Upcoming work will be clear-cutting trees for trails in the woods as well as a possibility of some summer time kitchen shelters for day hikes.
The area surrounding the buildings is forested, with many walking trails leading to a stream. The site is ideal for day events or rambles and there are cut out camping pads for groups wishing to tent.
The Main Driveway and Field:
One of two lodges:
Follow Route 1 to Riverdale Road, Route 245. Riverdale Road is just a couple of kilometers east of Bonshaw.
- If you are driving from Charlottetown toward Riverdale you will pass the Colville Road and Peters Road on the right - the next road will be the Riverdale Road. If you pass Bonshow Go-Carts on the right, you've gone too far!
- If you are driving from Summerside you will pass the Green Road and the Crosby Road and Bonshaw Go-Carts on the left - the next road on the left will be the Riverdale Road.
When you turn onto Riverdale Road, the camp is 3.3 KM in, on the left side, after you turn off Route 1. There is a small sign on the right side of the road pointing to the camp and a small sign nailed to a tree on the dirt driveway leading into the camp. Sheepskin Road is approximately 1000 feet past the camp on the right side as you are driving up Riverdale Road from Route 1, so if you see Sheepskin Road, turn around!
Look for the green and yellow road sings a few hundred feet from the driveway ( on both sides of the road). We're told it's rather hard to find in the dark!!
Click here for a map of Camp Riverdale! Note: The Green Arrow is Camp Riverdale.
NOTE: Rate change for Camp Riverdale
Here are the new rates as of February 15th 2010-
PEI Scouts and Guides
Lodge per weekend $200.00
Additional day $75.00
Dining Hall $75.00 (dining hall closed until spring)
Out of Province Scouts and Non-Scouting groups
Lodge per weekend $350.00 plus gst
Additional day $150.00 plus gst
Dining Hall $100.00 plus gst (dining hall closed until spring)