The Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids is situated on 118 acres of beautiful, secluded land just 8 kilometers from both Milverton and Listowel. The camp is supported by the following Optimist Clubs:
  • Optimist Club of Arthur
  • Optimist Club of Downie
  • Optimist Club of Ellice
  • Optimist Club of Howick
  • Optimist Club of Mitchell
  • Optimist Club of Moorefield
  • Optimist Club of Mornington
  • Optimist Club of Sebringville
  • Optimist Club of Shakespeare
  • Optimist Club of Stratford
  • Optimist Club of Tavistock
We are a day camp for children ages 5 to 13. 

The camp property includes a spring-fed pond that is just perfect for swimming & canoeing. There is also a natural forest with hiking trails for nature walks. The spacious site offers a unique opportunity for discovering the great outdoors and exploring the wonders in our own backyard. Our facilities include an indoor pavilion for crafts & activities, a story‚Äźtelling cabin, modern washroom, change room facilities, outdoor pavilion and a kitchen. The camp is an accredited member of the Ontario Camps Association.


Lifeguards are hired with National Lifeguard qualifications (NLS) & directors & counsellors are trained in C.P.R. & First Aid. They have been selected for their experience and enthusiasm in working with children of all ages.


Our email address is

Camp phone number 519-616-2267 (operations from May 1st to August 31st)

For camp rentals contact Kelli Crowley  519-393-5716

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