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Escape Camp Picton offers two exciting escape room experiences in a former WW2 air force training base.
Teams of up to 5 players will put their escape skills to the test in A Spy’s Workshop, while larger teams of 6-10 can tackle The Secret Guild.
Immerse yourself in history at Camp Picton, solve puzzles, find clues, and save the world with your team of spies!
“Awesome escape game. My husband and I love escape games and this one did not disappoint!” – Gabi
“We had a blast here! The camp organizers were very kind to us and our kids. We liked the variety of puzzles and the historical location was amazing. Our whole family enjoyed it. We will be back!” – Rosie
Escape Camp Picton’s in-person escape rooms are open. We welcome continued mask wearing in indoor spaces, and our game masters will happily wear masks upon request. At this time, neither masks nor vaccine proof are required to play. All bookings are private bookings and you will only play with those in your group.
We also offer a play-at-home escape experience (The Arrow’s Secret) for those who prefer to escape in the comfort of their own home!
GREAT FOR SMALLER GROUPS
Your team must enter occupied France, and secure classified information from a local manufacturing guild, which is secretly a front for the French Allied Resistance! Unfortunately, the Resistance had a double agent, and the location of the resistance HQ has now been compromised. You have one hour to find clues, solve puzzles, and extract the classified info before the enemy zeros in on your location. The lives of so many allied spies hang in the balance as the fate of the war is in your hands! (60 min experience for up to 5 players)
OUR MOST POPULAR GAME
Your team must enter occupied France, and secure classified information from a local manufacturing guild, which is secretly a front for the French Allied Resistance! Unfortunately, the Resistance had a double agent, and the location of the resistance HQ has now been compromised. You have one hour to find clues, solve puzzles, and extract the classified info before the enemy zeros in on your location. The lives of so many allied spies hang in the balance as the fate of the war is in your hands! (60 minute experience for up to 10 players)
An awesome outdoor adventure
Does your team have what it takes to make the grade? Find out at the Master Spy Academy!
This team-based outdoor game will test your skills in cooperation, agility, code breaking and classic spy technologies. Learn the basics of espionage, hone your skills in spy craft, and earn your Master Spy diploma.
Put your skills to the test among the historic barracks and hangars of Camp Picton: a WW2 air force training base! (60 min experience for up to 12 players)
More from Escape Camp Picton
PLAY-AT-HOME: SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF WHO KILLED THE AVRO ARROW
Perfect for the cottage, your vacation getaway, entertaining guests, or… a pandemic!
A mysterious clue sets you on the path to discover the Arrow’s Secret. Your adventure starts in Prince Edward County where the Arrow’s engineering was tested over Lake Ontario, and where secrets of the aircraft continue to be discovered 60 years later.
This Solve-at-Home Game by Escape Camp Picton is available for order now.
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Escape rooms are super-fun, collaborative experiences that your group will really enjoy. When your pals, workmates or family group comes to Escape Camp Picton, they’ll be transported back in time at our authentic WWII era RAF training base. Gift cards can be used for all of Escape Camp Picton’s offerings, including virtual escapes and play-at-home games!
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Let’s make some memories together! Escape rooms are super-fun, collaborative experiences that your group will really enjoy.
We’ve designed custom escape room experiences for groups and occasions of all kinds. Let our puzzle designers and game masters to thrill your group with stimulating, collaborative fun set against the backdrop of an authentic WWII era RAF training base.
What is an escape room?
Escape rooms are a lot of fun! An escape room is an immersive adventure game in which players must work together to find clues and solve puzzles to achieve an objective in the story of the game. Players “escape” when they have solved all of the puzzles within a specified time. Some teams are successful, and some aren’t. Use cooperation, teamwork and thinking outside the box for your best chance of a successful escape!
A few questions we get from first-time players:
Are we actually locked in?
No! The entrance door is always unlocked and you can exit the game at any time in case of emergency, to use the washroom or if you just need a break. The exit door will be locked: this is the door you are trying to unlock to solve the game.
Is it scary?
No! This is a fun experience that tests your wits and cleverness. It is not designed to scare you.
How Do I Contact Escape Camp Picton?
At this time, neither masks nor vaccine proof are required to play.
Escape Camp Picton welcomes mask-wearing. Our Game Masters will happily wear a mask upon request, (if they aren’t already when you arrive!)
All bookings are private bookings which means that you will only play with those in your party. Generally, there is limited contact between your party and any other parties, even in common spaces.
What are your hours?
In July and August, we are open 7 days/week. From October to June, we are open Friday to Sunday or on demand. Check our online calendar for available game times.
We are happy to find a time that works for you if our schedule doesn’t meet your needs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-319-0416 to inquire.
Do I need to book in advance?
Advance booking is strongly encouraged at Escape Camp Picton. Advance bookings can be made up to one hour prior to the published game time.
Drop ins will be accommodated if possible. We strongly encourage you to call (613.319.0416) or email in advance to confirm that a last-minute booking is possible.
Bookings are made online and all available time slots are listed on our online calendar.
How can I make a booking?
What are the age restrictions?
The games have been designed to challenge adults, but our games can certainly be enjoyed by younger children and their families. “Master Spy Academy” is well suited to younger players and family groups.
There is nothing gory, graphic or scary about our rooms that make them inappropriate for younger players.
Can I leave my kids at the escape room?
- For everyone’s enjoyment and safety, players 10 and under must have an adult in the room with them to play.
- Players 11-12 must have an adult chaperone on site with them. The adult does not need to play, but they must remain on site for the duration of the game.
- Players 13+ may play without an adult chaperone on site.
- All players must sign a game play waiver. All players under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.
- All ages are welcome in the escape rooms.
- Anyone age 6+ is considered a “player” and must pay full price.
- Anyone 5 and under is considered a “non-player” and can tag along for free. Non-playing children MUST stay with, and in the care of their guardians throughout the game.
- For everyone’s safety and comfort, the total number of players and non-players cannot exceed the game room maximum.
How many players can play?
Master Spy Academy:
60 minute experience for 1-12 players
A Spy’s Workshop:
60 minute experience for 1-5 players
The Secret Guild:
60 minute experience for 1-10 players
**Smaller groups of 1-5 may be given additional time to solve the game if the game schedule permits.
All rooms are private rooms. There are no minimum number of players required to make a booking. Maximum numbers will be strictly enforced.
What's the price?
Groups of up to 5 players – $150 + HST
Each additional player is $20 + HST per person.
All prices in Canadian dollars.
Guests 5 and under are considered non-players and can tag along for free, as long as the total number of people in the room does not exceed the maximum for the room.
There are no age-based discounts or group rates. Occasionally, Escape Camp Picton will announce discounts and promotions through Facebook, Instagram and our Enewsletter. Like us, follow us and subscribe for deals!
What's the cancellation policy?
Bookings are non-refundable.
1) Bookings can be exchanged for store credit or rescheduled to a later date with at least 24 hours notice, without penalty.
2) Bookings that are cancelled within 24 hours of the game date/time can be exchange for store credit or rescheduled to a later date, but will be subject to a $30 cancellation fee.
No-shows will be charged for the full amount of their booking without the opportunity for exchange or credit.
To modify a booking, contact us at email@example.com or call 613-319-0416.
Master Spy Academy is an outdoor game. In the event of inclement weather (extreme heat, persistent rain/thunderstorms) the game cannot be played for safety reasons.
Exchanges or store credit will be offered in the event of a weather cancellation. Refunds are not available. Every effort will be made to reschedule your group to another date/time, book you into an indoor game or exchange for an Arrow’s Secret play-at-home puzzle box. If an exchange cannot be made, you will be issued store credit which can be used for any of Escape Camp Picton’s games and products and never expires.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-319-0416 within an hour of your booking to discuss weather cancellation.
What are the expectations of the players?
COVID-19 Expectations: All players must adhere to our COVID-19 protocols and will be required to complete a screening questionnaire before entering/playing.
Code of Conduct: Escape Camp Picton is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and where all individuals are safe. Harassment, abuse and violent acts will not be tolerated from any person. Discrimination and hate speech have no place at Escape Camp Picton.
Players are expected to:
- share in the responsibility for creating an environment free of harassment, violence, abuse and discrimination
- NOT play the game if under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to everyone’s enjoyment of the game
- respect the property of Escape Camp Picton, and not wilfully damage anything while on the premises
- sign a confidentiality agreement, agreeing not disclose the details of the game or its solutions to others after playing
- sign a waiver and release prior to playing the game
Any player who does not meet these expectations will not be permitted to play the game, and may be ejected from the premises.
How long does the experience take?
Master Spy Academy is a 60 minute experience.
A Spy’s Workshop is a 60 minute experience.
The Secret Guild is a 60 minute experience. Smaller groups of up to 5 people may be granted additional time to solve the game if the schedule permits.
Some teams will complete the room in less than the maximum time, some teams will need the full time. You will want to budget up to 90 minutes for your experience including prep time, play time and escape celebrations!
Will I have to play with strangers?
No. All bookings at Escape Camp Picton are private bookings. You will only play with members of your group.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled game start time. Leave time to find the location, and be sure to sign your digital waivers before you arrive. Each booking gets 60 minutes in the room. If you are late, we may not be able to extend your time in the room, so make sure you arrive early so you get your full allocated play time.
Can I take photos or video in the room?
No electronic devices are allowed in the room or in the outdoor game. You will be provided with a locker to lock up your valuables during the game.
Are there video cameras in the room?
Yes, in our indoor rooms only. The Game Room Master uses closed circuit TV to monitor and assist your game.
How difficult is the game?
The games have been designed to provide a medium challenge level: challenging enough for experienced players to enjoy, but still accessible for new players.
The success rate for “A Spy’s Workshop” (our small room) is 48%
The success rate for “The Secret Guild” (larger group room) is 30%
What are the Accessibility features at Escape Camp Picton?
Due to the historical nature of the site, Escape Camp Picton is not a barrier-free experience.
The parking area is unpaved, and players must cross uneven gravel and grass to access the building. The building itself has three stairs at the entrance and exit. Washroom facilities are non-gendered, non-accessible port-a-potties.
Our outdoor games are played on uneven terrain and involve activities of a physical/active nature. Most of the puzzles involve reading/sight and some involve hearing and speaking.
Once inside the building, the entire game experience is located on a single level with limited barriers for guests with mobility concerns (inquire about The Secret Guild if you use a mobility aid or wheelchair). Accommodations are available for players who cannot complete the limited physical requirements of the game.
The escape room games include visual, tactile and audio clues. Instructions are delivered orally – printed briefing notes are available for players with hearing loss.
Service animals are welcome. Support persons accompanying people with disabilities are entitled to a 50% discount (inquire by email).
We are happy to discuss individual accessibility needs and are eager to accommodate in any way we can. Please email us to start a conversation. The nature of the games is that not all tasks will/must be completed by all players. Activities can be divided up based on the abilities of the players.
Virtual remote escapes can be an enjoyable way to experience Escape Camp Picton if our accessibility limitations are a barrier. Contact us if you wish to book a virtual remote escape, played online through Zoom with a proxy exploring the room on your behalf.
What makes Escape Camp Picton special?
Escape Camp Picton is a unique, immersive escape room located at Camp Picton, a former WW2 air force training base. The site is steeped in history, and as the only remaining British Commonwealth Air Training Plan sites in the world with so many buildings still in tact, it is one of Eastern Ontario’s most inspiring architectural heritage sites.
We have developed escape rooms inspired by the military training history of the site, integrating artifacts and reproductions into the design and decor. Escape Camp Picton is designed and operated by two of Prince Edward County’s creative families with award-winning designers, experienced event producers, innovative fabricators and multi-media artists in their ranks.
Do you host School Trips?
Yes! Escape Camp Picton has developed a number of educational experiences, all steeped in history!
The experiences include:
- Playing a one-hour escape room game at Escape Camp Picton
- A second activity which could include:
- A historical walking tour of Camp Picton
- Improvisation workshop to build confidence, communication and team play
- Hands-on workshop and lecture on espionage techniques throughout history – make your own cipher!
- Behind the scenes demonstration on building Escape Room stories and puzzles
Pricing and timing depends on the number of students and the type of activity you choose.
Our education programs are ideally suited to Middle School, Secondary or Post-Secondary groups. Not suitable for primary school students.
Contact us for availability and pricing.
Can I explore the Camp Picton site before or after the game?
We encourage you to drive or walk through the site and view the historic structures before or after your game. Most of the buildings are not open to the public, but we encourage you to visit our friends at Melt Studio Gallery for an inspiring art experience. You can watch the Base31 website for upcoming events and activities at Camp Picton.
Important Info about Camp Picton
The Camp Picton site is a historical site, and as such it is not serviced with running water. We recommend using the washroom before coming to Escape Camp Picton as our washroom facilities are a single port-a-potty. Washrooms are NOT available between December and March. Refer to this map of public washrooms in Prince Edward County. In colder months, please dress in layers: the buildings are heated but drafty, and some players are more comfortable wearing sweaters and light jackets when playing.
Will you escape Camp Picton?
Escape Camp Picton is a new escape room attraction opening at Camp Picton in the summer of 2019. This unique escape room takes inspiration from its location at a decommissioned WW2 air base – blending heritage, history and an unforgettable game experience.
Escape Camp Picton is designed and operated by a team of County-based artists and creative producers: Glen Wallis, Vanessa Rieger, Julianne Snepsts, Susan Wallis and Paul Snepsts.
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Escape Camp Picton
9B – 343 County Road 22
We’re located in building 9B at the historic Camp Picton. Enter through Camp Picton’s main gates on County Road 22. We’re the 3rd building on your right!