Camp Kawartha

Environment Centre Partners & Funders

The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre relies on the generosity of donors for our continuing operation. Your donation to one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings will help make a difference in terms of world class environmental programming, models for sustainable living, environmental education and responsible and sustainable living.

We acknowledge the following partners and funders for their support of the Environment Centre.



gaineyfoundation Established in memory of Cathy and Laura Gainey, the Gainey Foundation is committed to supporting charitable organizations that offer environmental and arts education programs for
Trent University Trent University is proud to be the home of the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre. Situated within the nature areas on Trent’s Peterborough campus, the Centre helps demonstrate Trent’s commitment to the environment and compliments the ground-breaking environmental learning opportunities currently underway.Since its inception, Trent has earned a reputation as an international leader in the environment. As a pioneer inthe delivery of environmental courses and programming and as home to many of the world’s leading environmental researchers and research facilities, Trent is truly dedicated to making a difference in the world.
Fleming College Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program takes experiential learning to a whole new level. Based at the Haliburton Campus, this intensive, cutting-edge certificate program has students design, source and build a completely green structure over the course of the 20-week program. These buildings have no carbon footprint and are among the most sustainable in Canada. Students use reclaimed and recyclable materials, straw bale and rammed earth walls, geothermal heating and cooling, rain water collection systems, and photovoltaic solar power in the construction of each building. Once completed the building becomes an educational tool, teaching communities about green
Camp Kawartha An award winning camp and environment Centre, Camp Kawartha has been delivering environmental programs to school children and the surrounding community since 1985. With qualified teachers and a reputation for creative and innovative programming, we strive to promote stewardship, sustainable living practices and environmental awareness to children and educators in our community.


Capital Funding

  • Gainey Foundation
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Peterborough Distribution Inc.
  • Bank of Montreal
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Sprott Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Peterborough Field Naturalists
  • Peterborough Community Futures
  • Dan McWilliams
  • Otonabee Region Conservation Foundation
  • The Douglas Utting Foundation
  • McColl Turner LLP
  • The Sixty Three Foundation
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Leslie Doyle / Restoration Gardens
  • Kawartha Credit Union
  • Edwards Sand & Gravel
  • Roy L. Edwards
  • Peterborough County Stewardship Council
  • Peterborough Horticultural Society
  • HIVA Environmental Fund
  • DM Wills & Associates Limited
  • Eco-Works
  • City of Peterborough
  • Home Depot Canada
  • Peterborough Green-up
  • Birchcliff Property Owner’s Association
  • The Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations

Program Funding

  • Gainey Foundation
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment – Community Go Green Fund
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Kids in Need

In-Kind Donations

  • Sir Sandford Fleming College
  • Trent University
  • Greer Galloway (Terraspec)
  • GE Canada
  • Peterborough Examiner

Buy-A-Bale Campaign

We thank all the donors who supported our Buy-a-Bale Campaign to purchase straw bales for the construction of our Centre.

  • Shelley Adair
  • “Evac”, “Krash”, Peggy & Graham Adams
  • Lynda Armstrong
  • Bacque-Cullingham Family (3 bales)
  • Brunet Family
  • Burgis Family
  • Sara Ivy Jean Charleson
  • Karen Copson
  • D&D Automotive
  • Tom Davis
  • “Dok”
  • John Etches
  • Flanagan and Sun
  • Fortin
  • Syrie & Peter Gardner
  • Lucy Glenn
  • Dale & Carol Houghton
  • Amanda Kennedy
  • Julia Lane & Nico Dicecco
  • Kathryn Langley
  • Doug & Holly LaRochelle
  • Law Family
  • Kevin Lee & Margo Glenn
  • Angelo Martignetti
  • Franco Mattiucci
  • Reece & Livia Muir
  • James Raffan
  • Patricia Rattenbury
  • Jacob & Jessica Rodenburg
  • Fred Sherratt
  • James & Barbara Stewart
  • David Stone & Corinne Mintz-Stone
  • Georgia Ann Strain-Niziolek
  • The Straka Family: Dawn, Christopher & Timothy
  • Orville Thertell
  • “Trigger”
  • Doug van Hemessen
  • Paula J. Wagar
  • Carole Watson – RWTO
  • Rebecca, Ryan and Kirsten Weiss
  • Britt Welter-Nolan (“Coop”)
  • Whipp Family
  • Don & Marilyn White