Jouvence writes a page in Quebec history.
Jouvence started in 1944 when a parish priest acquired a small lot on the shores of Lake Stukely
at Orford. Over the years, the episcopal corporation bought several neighbouring lots and built
During summer camps, Jouvence welcomed youth from various organizations and movements across Quebec. In 1969, our doors opened for the first time to elementary and high school students, enabling them to fully experience our educational outings program.
On May 1, 1970, Jouvence became a non-profit organization, a status we have held since that time.
In 1976, we broadened our clientele by also welcoming families. Expansions and acquisitions were required to fulfill this new service. Small houses and pavilions were acquired from around the region and moved to the site. Jouvence even has a former one-room schoolhouse: La Rafale pavilion. It has been converted into lodging facilities, along with a former Anglican chapel. All Jouvence pavilions feature French names for different types of winds: Brise, Mistral, Nordet, Suroît, Poudrerie, etc.
Up until 2000, other buildings were constructed with the help of community bees. In 2002, various subsidies and loans enabled Jouvence to invest in major renovations to its facilities.
The site has changed over the years, gaining in comfort and lodging capacity. The staff team has also grown but preserved its core values. Jouvence has long earned a reputation for the quality of its services, its outdoor activities, and its attention for youth and families.
Jouvence has adapted to the different needs of its various client groups. Today, we welcome families, couples, and students as well as businesses, associations, and organizations.
In 2010, the two new D’Jouv pavilions opened their doors. These modern facilities are built in part with recycled and environmental materials and designed to meet the growing needs of our clients. It was also in 2010 that Jouvence earned a five-star vacation centre classification for the quality of its service, equipment, and infrastructure.
Did you know that there are only two places in Quebec where you can stay in lodging facilities in the heart of a national park? Jouvence is one of these two privileged locations.