1920-2020 Celebrating 100 years of Camp Fortune.
The “Camp” in Camp Fortune.
All of us at Camp Fortune are really excited for this season as we celebrate 100 years of skiing at Camp Fortune in 2020. We want to share our history with you all and will be posting throughout the year. We also invite all of you to share your memories and stories with us.
Over the years we have received a lot of questions about the name Camp Fortune so we figured this would be the perfect place to start.
Our history is intertwined with that of the Ottawa Ski Club, who celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2010. In 1920 the Ottawa Ski Club purchased Garrett Fortune’s woodsman’s camp near Fortune Lake and Fortune hill. The camp building served as the club’s first lodge and thus began the development of skiing at Camp Fortune.
That modest camp dating back to 1920 is where the name Camp Fortune comes from.