Camp Kawartha is an accredited, award-winning, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of the highest standard of programming, with a particular focus on outdoor environmental awareness, outdoor and environmental education and stewardship. We also offer corporate team building programs that are designed to foster positive communication and leadership for your group, as well as, leadership training programs for 15-17 year olds.
What We Do
Open year-round with two facility locations, our operations include summer camp programs, curriculum-linked education programs, corporate team building programs and facility rentals to a wide variety of users.
Our Summer Camp is a place where children come to appreciate the possibilities and joy of caring for one another and for the natural world. We strive to provide every child with enriching and memorable experiences that endure into adulthood, building leadership skills and self esteem.
We offer a variety of day and overnight camp programs for boys and girls aged 4 to 17.
This year we will be running both a 3-day (Mon-Wed) & 5-day (Mon-Fri) option for March Break day camp.
Outdoor Education Centre
Our Outdoor Education Centre, on Birchview Road in Douro-Dummer, offers over 50 high quality, experiential based curriculum-linked programs to elementary and high school students. Taught by professional educators, these programs are grounded in the Ontario Curriculum. Programs fall under 5 broad areas: leadership, environmental science, history, recreation and the arts. Our programs also include a wide variety of winter activities including snowshoeing and cross-country skiing for outside fun during the winter.
Environmental Education Centre
Our Environment Education Centre, on Pioneer Road in Peterborough, is a model of environmentally-sustainable architecture, construction and building operation. Located on Trent University’s 200 acre wildlife sanctuary lands, this unique 2,000 square foot building has earned its moniker as “one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings.”
The Centre delivers more than 40 environmental education programs to elementary, high school and university students, as well as workshops, lectures and seminars on sustainability to the general public. We also offer a March Break Day Camp and Environmental Day Camps during the summer. We also have a subsidized Be A Water Steward Program.
Outdoor Centre on Birchview Road in Douro-Dummer
From September to June, our facilities are available for weekend facility rentals. Situated on 186 acres of stunning waterfront property, our facilities provide an inspirational setting for team building retreats, conferences, youth group outdoor weekend activities, family reunion, green weddings or any special event. We serve groups of 25-150 with exclusive use of our site and facilities, including overnight accommodation, and in-house catering, at a surprisingly affordable price.
Environment Centre on Pioneer Road in Peterborough
Open year round, our Environment Centre is available for evening and weekend day rentals. Situated within the breathtaking wildlife sanctuary that surrounds Trent University, the Centre offers an inspirational setting for group meetings, team building exercises, winter activities, or workshops.