A river runs by us...

So close to everything, yet so far from it all!

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Campground News - October 2015

-  NEW email:  renfrewcamping@gmail.com

Our new pool looking great!

Halloween in August - even more than Easter in June and Christmas in July, this annual event has always been the highpoint of the summer before BACK TO SCHOOL looms on the horizon in September.  (Pretty scary, hunh kids?)

For a long time, Stoney's Place on Fiddler's Green has been the most over-the-top with decorations and treats for the kids, with new items and ideas as time goes on.

This year we're featuring a few candid shots from his place in recognition of his efforts over the years to raise a few squeals from the campground kids.  Pointed hats off to one of our oldest and most beloved campers!

While lots of loot waits inside for good trick or treaters..

Another fate awaits baaaad trick or treaters!



1/2 Price Tenting! - Yes, this season we're offering 1/2 price rates on tenting sites - Mondays to Thursdays ONLY (EXCLUDING Holiday Mondays). 


Serviced Sites Discount! - We haven't forgotten the RVs and campers - you can enjoy 10% OFF our serviced hookup sites, also Mondays to Thursdays ONLY (EXCLUDING Holiday Mondays).


NEW SERVICE THIS YEAR! - Too comfy at your campsite to budge?  This year Renfrew Camping offers you the option of having your groceries DELIVERED!  Local business Sweet Pea Grocery Getters will fetch your order right to you from the Elmsdale area and you can stay put with no worries:

- groceries

- prescriptions

- fast food orders

Hours:  10:00am to 6:00pm

Tuesday to Saturday


CLOSED on Statutory Holidays, so get your orders in early.

Fast Food Orders - You pay in advance

Grocery Orders - You pay when your order is delivered


For details on fees, methods of payment & stores see their web site...

New On-line Listing! We're now included in the directory at Cottage Country, a 'Search & Book' web site featuring great vacation options. 

Check out the online slide show for familiar scenes from Renfrew Camping...


Highlights from past seasons...

August - Watch Campground Owner Randy Leighton enjoying 'The Big Chill' as he gamely takes part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Looks like it's 'breathtaking' to say the least!

Christmas in July

- was Saturday July 12 at Renfrew Camping.

This Annual event is a great time for families at Renfrew Camping, with a festive spirit in the air and the kids excited about a visit from a certain 'jolly ole fella'!

Last year one of Santa's elves noticed one young lad taking a peek at the pile of presents behind Santa's back to see if he could spot his name; it sure felt just like 'sneaking downstairs Christmas morning" at Renfrew Camping! 

2014 Photos and video...

Canada Day - People loved our Canada Day Fireworks; a big thank-you to local business Leno's Stop Shoppe for a great deal on a great selection of pieces.

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Free-Camping for a Season promotion - 2015's lucky campers are Carol & Lee Smith!

'Rent-the-Tent'  - Service available again this season - try our family size tent for extra-ezy camping this year.  Tent with queen & double air mattresses & two folding chairs, already set up for you on a convenient lot with fire pit & picnic table.  Bring your own bedding (and snacks!) and move right in for single or multiple nights.  12 Hour notice required please!  See photos of some of our tenters...

Due to popular demand - a second tent coming soon!

Halloween in August
Nine Mile River on H'ween. Scary scenes on Fiddler's Green.

Is this the perfect campsite for YOU?'Select-a-Site' - a separate page with map, photos & a few comments to help you select the very best site for your next trip to Renfrew Camping!

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About Us

Welcome to Renfrew Camping, a family oriented campground along the winding Nine Mile River in rural Nova Scotia.

We opened again for 2014 on May 17, and are in the midst of a full season of activities to keep the whole family happy!


Facilities & Attractions:

  • ●  Kids play forts

  • Horseshoe beds

  • River swimming

  • Basketball court

  • RV dump station

  • Coin-op laundry room

  • Office & grocery store

  • Playground equipment

  • Ice & firewood for sale

  • Wildlife watching & photography

  • Minutes from highway & shopping

  • Nine hole par three golf course next door

  • 30x60 ft supervised swimming pool with showers


  • We offer..

    cross river sites● 100 sites with EWS (71 @ 30 amp)

    39 un-serviced sites

    ● 54 EW sites


interested in our rates?  Check out our discount for Military families...

Camping Rules & Regs


How to find us...

click for printer-friendly map & driving directions.

GPS Advisory:  We recommend you follow our directions to our campsite rather than using your in-vehicle GPS system.  Our directions are calculated to bring you as close as possible via a 100 Series Highway before turning onto secondary paved roads.  Current GPS directions may route you onto a longer course, partly on back-country dirt roads.


Weekend Events & Activities - 2015 - IN REVIEW...

Date Event/Activity  
May 15
Welcome to you all! Our campers will be cleaning their lots and planting flowers getting ready for the camping year. Check out our Seasonal Rate and compare it to an overnight fee and become one of our seasonal campers. Also check out our draw each year on a Seasonal lot.  There will be free hot chocolate and beaver tails Saturday evening along with a jam session for anyone who has musical instruments and would like to play along with others. Sunday morning there will be craft time for all the children. Our bingo for Adults will be at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm Sat and Sun.
May 22 Craft time in the morning, Adult bingo at 1:00pm and Family Bingo at 7:00pm.
May 29 A May Day Basket Craft in the morning, Adult bingo at 1:00pm with Family Bingo at 7:00pm.
June 5 Craft time in the morning and Adult bingo at 1:00pm with a Family bingo at 7:00pm.
June 12 Game morning, there will be tables set up for games (cards, scrabble checkers, etc.) An Adult bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm.

June 19 This is Father's Day week end. There will be craft time at 11:00am, a jam session in the evening with free coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. Adult bingo at 1:00pm with a Family bingo at 7:00pm.
June 20 JAM SESSION! Renfrew Camping owner Randy Leighton and his buds, 'The Nine Milers' will be having a jam session this Saturday night at the Bingo Hall - Time TBA - all welcome!
June 26 This is the week end we will be celebrating Canada Day. There’ll be free cake and ice cream along with crafts.
July 4 School is out, and the weather is great, so come on a camping trip! And it’s Easter time at Renfrew Camping. We’ll be having Easter Crafts at 11:00am and an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:00pm. Adult Bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm with Easter baskets to win.
July Enjoy 'Ice Cream on Us' in July - Kids 16 and under will love a FREE single scoop ice cream cone or cup Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:00pm ONLY or while quantities last.  What says 'Summer' more than that???
July 4 We're celebrating Canada Day after the fact with a 'Maple Leaf' Washer Toss Tourney!
July 10

Christmas-in-July week end! Come over to the hall in the morning and help decorate our Christmas tree along with the decorating of a wall tree.


Santa or Santa helpers will be arriving at 6:00pm. (Parents, please keep the gift giving small.)


We haven't forgotten the grown-ups! Adult bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm.

July 17 ‘Water Fun’ week end - come camping and see what we have lined up. Bingo times to be announced.
July 24 Prize Auction, come out and enjoy this event at 7:00pm, donations are welcome. Adult Bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 8:00pm.
August 1 There will be a craft session in the morning. 1:00pm Adult bingo followed by a Cake Walk by the slice; admission at the door is $2.00 and that will allow you to play sixteen games. At 1:00pm Adult bingo and at 7:00pm Family Bingo. Sunday morning at eleven there will be a craft session. Adult bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm.
August 7 Halloween week end. There will be crafts in the hall for the kids at 10:00am and Trick or Treating begins at 6:00pm. Bingo time to be announced.
August 15 A 'sweet week end'. Pick up the time schedule of sweet things to make and eat at Renfrew Camping this week end.   The kids will enjoy making 'kababs' by layering treats like marshmallows, gummies and chocolates on a stick!
August 15 SPECIAL GUESTS! - We're pleased to welcome the hilarious entertainment of musical act 'The Saunders Brothers' 7:00 to 8:30pm, outside if weather allows.  This is a FREE for all show, but we'll be passing the hat to help pay for their expenses.  More details to follow, meanwhile check out their web site, and mark your calendars for this knee slapping interactive comedy 'kitchen party'... image copyright The Saunders Brothers.
August 21 Craft time in the morning. Adult Bingo at 1:00pm and Family bingo at 7:00pm.

August 22 Starting at 2:00pm and running to 5:00pm, then breaking for folks to have their suppers.   Then starting again at 7:00 and running to 11:00pm.  Featuring some local talent and to be held outside (weather permitting),  on Fiddler's Green.  Hosted by the one and only 'Stoney' a long time resident of the Green and a much loved campground favourite.  All welcome - C'mon all ye and have a right good time!
August 28 HALF PRICE week end. Get two nights for the price of one! We’ll have Adult and children’s bingo with times to be announced.
September 4 This is our last week end of the 2015 season. There will be a free pancakes breakfast at 9:00am September 5. Also a candy scramble at 3:00pm for children and 1:00pm for the Adults following. Also there’ll be fireworks on September 5 at dusk. On September 5 & 6 there will be a craft session and a special prize Family Bingo; time to be announced.

Ask about our new pool! Also plenty of wild life to observe while enjoying a quite evening stroll.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2016 and hope you will all come back next year!

Thanks for camping with us. - Randy & Brenda