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Camp Lion Maxwell, originally named Camp Atlantic, was founded in 1964 with an inaugural program of 23 campers from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In 1997, the camp was renamed after Lion Peter Maxwell of Truro, in recognition of the tremendous support the Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia have provided the camp.

For the past 10 years, Camp Lion Maxwell has called Camp Kadimah, in Barss Corner, home. Situated on beautiful Lake William in Lunenburg County, camp has a spacious waterfront, large playing fields, a comfortable dining hall and lots of program options.


Campers stay in rustic cabins in groups of up to 10. Each cabin has one washroom with toilets and sinks. Showers are located in a shared space within the dining hall. There is storage space under each bunk and shelves for campers’ small items. Clotheslines are located outside the cabins in order to dry out towels and bathing suits.

Location Details

Camp Lion Maxwell c/o Camp Kadimah
1681 Barss Corner Rd.
Barss Corner, NS
B0R 1A0

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About the Camp

Campers & Staff

Camp Lion Maxwell accommodates 64 campers, ages 7 to 12.
Families are invited to join us for our closing ceremonies on pick up day. You'll be able to celebrate lots of camper achievements and see our week in photos!


The Camp Lion Maxwell counsellors and instructors come to us from:

D-Camps’ Leadership Development Program
Local universities
Other D-Camps teams

Each cabin has two counsellors who travel with and supervise campers 24 hours a day.

The Camp Lion Maxwell health-care team comes to us from:

Diabetes education clinics across Nova Scotia
Family practices
All departments within the Nova Scotia Health Authority
Diabetes educators, nurses, physicians, registered dietitians and medical students make up this wonderful group and are part of the cabin team.