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Leader in Camping, Outdoor & Environmental Education and Stewardship. 

Camp Kawartha is an accredited, not-for-profit organization offering a broad range of innovative year-round camping, outdoor and environmental programming. We also train educators, provide workshops on sustainability and we are working with our whole community to foster stewardship through every age and stage of a child’s development. We showcase sustainable living in action.

To find out more, we invite you to explore our website! 

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Leader in Camping, Outdoor & Environmental Education and Stewardship.

Camp Kawartha is an accredited, not-for-profit organization offering a broad range of innovative year-round camping, outdoor and environmental programming. We also train educators, provide workshops on sustainability and we are working with our whole community to foster stewardship through every age and stage of a child’s development. We showcase sustainable living in action.

To find out more, we invite you to explore our website!

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Together we can:


a revolutionary approach to sustainable buildings and regenerative living.


environmental education, integrating environment awareness into every age and stage of a child’s development.


best practices in environmental education by training educators, parents and community leaders.


a new generation of environmental leaders across Canada.


a national commitment to environmental stewardship, bringing communities, corporations, governments and NGOs together.


environmental change by connecting communities to nature and encouraging positive environmental action.

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Happy campers smile for a photo outside
Kids on a sail boat pointing
Camper outside climbing in ropes
kids building wind turbine

Facility Rentals at Camp Kawartha

Are you planning a retreat, meeting, or nature-filled adventure in the coming months?

Consider renting Camp Kawartha’s award-winning facilities for a weekend! We can welcome groups of 25 to 100 people between Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Camp Kawartha provides a perfect spot to kick back, soak in the beauty of the natural environment, enjoy delicious meals cooked by our amazing kitchen staff, and bond with your colleagues or peers over a campfire!

With sustainable buildings, a beautiful waterfront, over 185 acres of forest and fields and 6 kilometers of nature trails, you’ll be delightfully refreshed and energized!

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"The importance of learning about environmental sustainability cannot be overstated. In today's rapidly changing world, equipping our students with the knowledge and skills to address environmental challenges is crucial. This program not only educated them about the significance of preserving our natural resources but also empowered them to take action within their communities.

Overall, the experiential learning provided by Camp Kawartha has been an invaluable asset to our students' education. It has inspired a new generation of environmentally conscious individuals, ready to lead and advocate for a sustainable future. We are immensely grateful for this partnership and the lasting impact it has made on our students' lives. I have been an advocate for the importance of Camp Kawarthas programs over the last decade and the importance in our school board and we look forward to our continued partnership."


 - Melissa Morris, Experiential Learning, Science and Math Consultant, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

{‘Our daughter pushed her boundaries to explore outdoors. Very professional and dedicated staff.  We felt very safe leaving our daughter with mature professionals.  Our daughter had so much fun that she didn’t want to leave at the end of the day!’
{‘Totally exceeded our expectations.  (Our daughter) came home so engaged, excited AND calm (unusual combo) and she learned a lot too.  And it was clearly a very friendly atmosphere.  Thanks for all your hard work creating such a special place.’
{‘This was a one-of-a-kind experience in which your child is allowed the opportunity to live and experience the outdoors, learn new skills, build confidence through guiding younger children and have a ton of fun!  The instructors are knowledgeable, supportive, thoughtful and a load of fun!’
{‘Really impressed with level of care for campers – reassuring and safe environment and a variety of activities – we loved it!’
{‘Our daughter came home every day singing new songs, playing games and was eager to come every day.  I recommend this camp to everyone!’
{‘Both our kids have attended for years - the enthusiasm of the leaders and quality of the programs have always been exceptional!’
{‘Thank you so much for allowing (our son) to join the camp this year!  He enjoyed it and we saw him grow socially and with his self esteem.  You and your team were great and I just can’t stop talking about it!  Thanks again!’
{'My only wish is that she came years ago - this was a wonderful week of exploring and creating and being outdoors! Thank you!'
{Staff were wonderful and went above and beyond for the kids!  Program was interesting for her and she talked about her adventure nonstop!
{'Leaders are caring, warm and fun and love what they do.  The land around is beautiful. Kids always say this is the best week of their summer!’

"We have been coming back for 15 years!  We love Camp Kawartha!  Kids love it too!  Staff are experienced and nice.  All the activities are great.  Free time is fun for our teens who play volleyball, basketball, and soccer…together!  Long live CK!" -Ecole secondaire Saint-Joseph


"I had the opportunity to see first-hand how the outdoor programs benefited some of our most marginalized students.  The excitement and full-on participation in, for example, the wetlands study by these students was so great to see.   When their guardians heard the stories, they were overcome with joy." -Dundas Junior P.S.


"Our grade 8 grad trip was fantastic!  The knowledgeable and supportive staff allowed students to go out of their comfort zones and have a memorable trip!" -St. Mary CES, Campbellford


"This is a great experience for both staff and students.  The staff (CK) are amazing with the students and so very knowledgeable!  Thanks for an awesome experience." - St. Jacinta Marto CES


"After coming to Camp Kawartha with our school for nearly 15 years, we are always amazed at the high calibre of instructors, programming, and overall camp facilities.  From delicious and locally sourced food, to engaging outdoor activities, Camp Kawartha truly has it all." - Voice Integrative School


"As teachers, we saw such positive growth in our students over our three days here.  I have been their teacher for eight months, but I have seen the most personal development, new friendships, and kids coming out of their shells this week than ever before.  Students were engaged in programming and got to experience so many new things.  Thank you CK for refreshing our staff and inspiring our kids!" -Keith Wightman P.S.


"We had a wonderful experience at Camp Kawartha.  All the staff were incredible, the food was awesome, and the facility was spotless!" -St. Michael CES


"Very friendly, supportive staff.  All program activities were very well planned and executed.  Staff also enforced positive re-enforcement behaviour strategies (i.e., Helped school staff with positive behaviour management tactics).  Loved our time." -Alexander Guir/Gladstone P.S


"Over the past few days our students had the chance to experience nature and learn incredible team building skills!  Thank you Camp Kawartha!" -Corpus Christi


"While this was Northmount’s first time at Kawartha, we were pleasantly surprised by the caring and experienced staff, outdoor activity sites, variety of learning experiences, and absolutely incredible food.  Camp Kawartha ROCKS!!!" Northmount School


"Wow!  What an amazing experience for our students!  Everything was great – from the knowledgeable CK staff to the comfortable accommodation.  This continues to be a place where lifelong memories are made!" Queen Mary P.S

{"My students had a fantastic time at Camp Kawartha. They learned about the fur trade by actually participating in it and that experience was invaluable. The staff was knowledgeable, creative, and accommodating and I will be back next year for sure! Thanks for everything."
{"Camp Kawartha provided an exceptional experience from start to finish. The booking process was straight forward, the camp staff is friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. We highly recommend the program."
{"I have brought students from three different schools for over ten years now. Every year students claim their CK experience is the best part of the year. I have students from years gone by who keep in touch & still talk about the trip to CK. A jewel that needs to be treasured. Every child should get the opportunity to go at least once."

We have so much to share!

Resources & Activities

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Resources for Families

Resources for Education

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