Camp Kawartha

Outdoor & Environmental Education Programs & Curriculum Links

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Check out our new Program Guide

We offer more than 50 curriculum-linked and interactive outdoor programs that are both educational and fun for elementary and secondary students. These programs typically last 2½ hours each and are offered at our Outdoor Education Centre, on Birchview Road in Douro-Dummer, Ontario. Cold outside? No problem, we offer over 40 different winter activity programs.

Feel free to contact us about modifying programs to suit older or younger students.

Please note, this chart is currently being updated…

Science Seasons Suggested Grades Curriculum Links
Adaptation Fall Winter Spring  K 1 2 3 4  5 6  7  8 9-12
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals,
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Alternative Energy Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 5 – Forces Acting on Structures & Mechanisms
  • 5 – Conservation of Energy & Resources
  • 6 – Electricity and Electrical Devices
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Am I Alive? Fall   Spring                      
Amphibians Fall   Spring K 1 2  3 4  5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Astronomy (evening program) Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 6 – Space
Be a Bird Brain Fall Winter Spring     2   4    6      
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
Biodiversity Fall   Spring                      
Can You Dig it? A Program about Archeology Fall   Spring                      
Carbon and Climate Change Fall Winter Spring                      
Creatures of the Night (evening program) Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
Diamonds of Water (Snow)   Winter           4 5 6 7    
  • 5 – Properties of and Changes in Matter
  • 5 – Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Dramatized Animal (or bird) Hikes Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4          
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
Endangered and Invasive Species Fall Winter Spring             6 7 8  
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Flight Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7    
  • 6 – Flight
Rocks and Fossils Fall   Spring       3 4 5 6 7 8  
  • 4 – Rocks and Minerals
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Habitat-tat-tat… Fall   Spring                      
Habitat Enhancement Fall   Spring                      
Healthy Food Fall   Spring                      
Hide and Seek: A Program about Camouflage Fall Winter Spring                      
Honing in on Homes Fall Winter Spring     2 3 4 5 6      
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
Instincts for Survival: The Survival Game Fall Winter Spring                      
Invertebrate Study Fall Winter Spring  K  1  2  3  4 5 6  7  8  9-12
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 8 – Water Systems
It’s a Bug’s Life Fall   Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7    
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
Land Forms Liars Club Fall  Winter Spring             6 7 8  
  • 4 – Rocks and Minerals
  • 7 – Patterns in Physical Geography
  • 7 – Geography
Mind Your Mammals Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7    
  • 2 – Growth and Changes in Animals
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Mom, it’s not Dirt, it’s Soil! Fall   Spring                      
Natural Neighbours Fall  Winter Spring                      
Patterns in Nature Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7    
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
Plantasia: A Program about Plants and Trees Fall Winter Spring       3 4 5 6 7    
  • 3 – Growth and Changes in Plants
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Seeds and Seed Dispersal Fall   Spring   1 2 3 4 5        
  • 3 – Growth and Changes in Plants
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Signs of the Seasons Fall Winter Spring                      
Sustainable Living Fall Winter Spring                      
Taming the Wildflower Fall   Spring     2 3 4 5 6      
  • 3 – Growth and Changes in Plants
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
Tracking and Trailing Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
The Web of Life Fall Winter Spring       3 4 5 6 7    
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Fall   Spring                      
Water Cycle: “What goes around comes around” Fall   Spring                      
Water Stewardship Fall   Spring                      
Weather or Not! Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7    
  • 5 – Weather
Wetland Wonders Fall   Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4 – Habitats and Communities
  • 6 – Biodiversity
  • 7 – Interactions in the Environment
  • 8 – Water Systems
Environmental Arts Seasons Suggested Grades Curriculum Links
Nature Arts and Crafts Fall Winter Spring     2 3 4 5 6        
Nature Music Fall Winter Spring       3 4 5 6 7 8  
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Music
Nature Sculpting Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Visual Arts
Sensorama Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4 5        
  • 4 – Visual Arts
Canadian History & Social Studies Seasons Suggested Grades Curriculum Links
A Day in the Life of a Voyageur Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8  
  • 3 – Early Settlements in Upper Canada
  • 6 – First Nation Peoples and European Explorers
  • 7 – New France, 7 – British North America
Fur Trade Program
(2½ day program)
Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8  
  • 3 – Early Settlements in Upper Canada
  • 6 – First Nation Peoples and European Explorers
  • 6 – Computations
  • 7 – New France, 7 – British North America
Traditional Games Fall Winter Spring                      
Traditional Skills Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 3 – Early Settlements in Upper Canada
  • 5 – Early Civilizations
  • 6 – First Nation Peoples and European Explorers
Adventure & Leadership Seasons Suggested Grades Curriculum Links
Character Education & Leadership Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 6,7,8 – Movement Competence
  • 6,7,8 – Healthy Living
Climbing Wall Fall   Spring K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
Co-operative Games Fall Winter Spring K 1 2 3 4          
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Healthy Living
High Ropes Fall   Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
  • 5,6,7,8 – Healthy Living
Initiative Tasks Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Healthy Living
Trust and Low Ropes Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 7,8 – Active Living
  • 4,7,8 – Movement Competence
  • 7,8 – Healthy Living
Recreation & Physical Education Seasons Suggested Grades Curriculum Links
Archery Fall   Spring       3 4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
Canoeing & Voyageur Canoeing Fall   Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
Cross Country Skiing   Winter           4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
Geo Caching & GPS Mapping Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 7 – The Themes of Geographic Inquiry
Lost in the Woods Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
Orienteering Fall Winter Spring         4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 7 – The Themes of Geographic Inquiry
  • 7 – Geography
Quest for Fire Fall Winter Spring           5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 5 – Early Civilizations
Snowshoeing   Winter         3 4 5 6 7 8 9-12
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Active Living
  • 4,5,6,7,8 – Movement Competence
Voyageur Orienteering Fall Winter Spring                      

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