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A TEAM-BASED OUTDOOR ESCAPE ADVENTURE

 

Does your team have what it takes to make the grade?

Learn the basics of espionage, hone your skills in spy craft, and earn your Master Spy diploma in this exciting outdoor game!

This team-based adventure will test your skills in cooperation, agility, code breaking and classic spy technologies.

Designed with small groups and families in mind, your spy skills will be put to the test among the historic barracks and hangars of Camp Picton: a WW2 air force training base!

Conquer all of the skills, pass all the tests and earn the right to call yourselves MASTER SPIES!

$150 for up to 5 players.
Each additional player, to a max of 12 people is $20.

Safe, outdoor fun!

Book online today!

ALL ESCAPE ROOMS NOW OPEN

For information about our COVID-19 safety protocols, click here.

Escape Rooms:

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Master Spy Academy

NEW FOR 2021 – OPEN NOW!

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)

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The Secret Guild

NOW OPEN – INDOOR FUN!

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! (75 min experience for 1-6 players, 60 min experience for 7-10 players)

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A Spy's Workshop

NOW OPEN – 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)

More from Escape Camp Picton

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The Arrow's Secret

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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Gift Cards

Give the gift of Escape Camp Picton – Prince Edward County’s premier escape room experience at historic Camp Picton!

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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Custom Experiences

Add a little intrigue, ambience and teamwork to your next function at Escape Camp Picton

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. Task 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.

CURRENT LEADER BOARDS

Dummy Accordion

1. Team Squared – 0:38:23
2. The Brooklyn Brawlers – 0:44:05
3. Team Stinky – 0:44:34
4. Team Wit – 0:48:32
5. Team Enthusiasts – 0:49:03

**Number of clues are not counted for virtual escapes

A Spy's Workshop (VIRTUAL)

1. Team Squared – 0:38:23
2. The Brooklyn Brawlers – 0:44:05
3. Team Stinky – 0:44:34
4. Team Wit – 0:48:32
5. Team Enthusiasts – 0:49:03

**Number of clues are not counted for virtual escapes

A Spy's Workshop (IN-PERSON PLAY)

1. Team Peterborough Code Crushers – 31 minutes – 1 clue
2. Team “Rose Salt” – 33 minutes – 0 clues
3. Team “Flashlight” – 34 minutes – 1 clue
4. (TIE) Team “Div” – 38 minutes – 0 clues
4. (TIE) Team “Dutter” – 38 minutes – 0 clues

 

The Secret Guild (IN PERSON PLAY)
  1. Team “Rescue 911” – 46 minutes – 2 clues
  2. Team “Winchester” – 47 minutes – 5 clues
  3. Team “Team” – 48 minutes – 3 clues
  4. Team “Wind Sigh” – 53 minutes – 3 clues
  5. Team “Kare Bear Krew” – 55 minutes – 8 clues

FAQ

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?

Contact us by email at  info@escapecamppicton.com

Contact us by phone at 613-319-0416

Or contact us by Facebook or Instagram messenger.

COVID-19 Protocols

Escape Camp Picton cares deeply about COVID-19 safety and protocols.

Click here for all of our COVID-19 information.

What are your hours?

Summer 2021 Hours

Open 6 days/week.
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 info@escapecamppicton.com or call 613-319-0416 to inquire.

Off-Season (Nov-Feb)

On-Demand
Email us at info@escapecamppicton.com to book an escape (in-person or virtual).
We require 48 hours notice to open the escape rooms in our off season.

Do I need to book in advance?

Advance booking is required for Escape Camp Picton. We are unable to accommodate drop-in players due to health and safety protocols. Advance bookings can be made up to one hour prior to the published game time.

Bookings are made online and all available time slots are listed on our online calendar.

During our off season (Nov to Feb), email us at info@escapecamppicton.com to book. We require 48 hours notice to open the escape room.

 

How can I make a booking?

Bookings can be made online at any time.

All availability we have is listed there, so you can be sure you are seeing the most up to date calendar of bookings.

You can also email us to inquire about availability outside of our Regular Hours, or call us at 613-319-0416.

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:
75 minute experience for 1-6 players
60 minute experience for 7-10 players

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?

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 info@escapecamppicton.com or call 613-319-0416.

WEATHER POLICY:
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.

Contact us at info@escapecamppicton.com or call 613-319-0416 within an hour of your booking to discuss weather cancellation.

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 (public health permitting) 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.

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 for larger teams of 7-10. Smaller teams of up to 6 players will have 75 minutes to solve The Secret Guild.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Our age policies are:

  • 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.
  • Players 10 and under must have an adult in the room with them to play.
  • Players 11-14 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 15+ may play without an adult chaperone on site.

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 and COVID-19 screening questionnaire ideally before you arrive. Each booking gets 60-75 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!

Our school programs are currently not available due to COVID-19.

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.

**Due to the nature of the site, historical walking tours are only available September to mid-November and April to June.

Click here for our school trip information or email education@escapecamppicton.com

Can I explore the Camp Picton site before or after the game?

Camp Picton is private property, and the historical nature of the property presents some hazards. Visitors to Escape Camp Picton are asked NOT to wander through the Camp Picton site before or after you play the escape room. If you would like to book a guided walking tour of the site, or request permission and a waiver to walk the site unattended, please contact the Loch Sloy Business Park office at (613) 476-3064 / lochsloyairbase@gmail.com

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. 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.

What is a live virtual remote escape room?

Our live, virtual escape rooms (avatar-led) are temporarily unavailable

We are offering “A Spy’s Workshop” as a live, virtual remote play. This means that you will play the game from your own location through a Zoom Meeting. You are NOT playing on site at Escape Camp Picton. You will be guiding an in-room “Live Operative” or proxy through voice commands and you will see what they see.

Alongside the interactive Zoom video experience, we provide a Mission Dossier. The dossier is a website that will be updated during your game play with close-up images of items you find in the room.

In order to play a live virtual remote game, you will need a high speed internet connection, the Zoom app (no cost), and ideally two screens. You can play with up to five people who can connect to the game from multiple locations – no need to be in the same place to play together!

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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Getting here

Escape Camp Picton
9B –  343 County Road 22
Picton, Ontario
K0K 2T0

info@escapecamppicton.com

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!