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Day & Evening Facility Rentals

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A Meeting Space Immersed in Nature

Conveniently located in Peterborough, Ontario, The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre is proud to offer facility rentals to accommodate weekend and evening meetings, team building, sustainable building tours and environmental education workshops. Our facility sits within the Trent University Nature Area, providing an enriching opportunity to explore a diverse ecosystem full of trails, forests, wetlands, and fields.

The Environment Centre is one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings, designed and built in 2009 by Fleming College’s Sustainable Building Design and Construction program, lead by award-winning sustainable builder Chris Magwood.

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Our Facilities and Programs are Ideal for:

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Outdoor Skills for Girl Guides Badges

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Business Presentations

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Environmental Education Workshops

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Youth Birthday Parties

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Quarterly Meetings

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Girl Guides or Boy Scouts Weekly Meetings

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Team Building

Please contact us for more information regarding regularly scheduled meetings.

Our facility is available for rentals between September and June. We only offer rentals available in the evenings and on the weekends. The Environment Centre has one main building, as well as an outdoor shelter with a fire pit. Set-up and clean-up is not included. We expect renters to leave the space how they find it.

Renters are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits (e.g. Special Occasion Permit). Facility renters are responsible for providing their own refreshments. Catering can be arranged through third party contractors.

Items Available for Use

  • We can comfortably accommodate 55 people
  • Two washrooms (non-gendered, accessible)
  • Coffee maker (makes 40 cups, coffee/cream/sugar not provided)
  • Wireless internet access
  • Cutlery, plates, and bowls for up to 40 people)
  • Projector and screen
  • Prep area (fridge, microwave)
  • Chairs (55 available)
  • 8 Tables (6’x2’ wooden)

Outdoor Activities*:

*Available for an extra cost.

Team building including initiative tasks and team challenges.

Interactive hikes through the Trent University Nature areas

Informative Tours of the Sustainable and Innovative features of the facility

Environmental Education Programming designed to be age appropriate, educational, and fun. (Traditional skills, Outdoor living, Nature-based Activities – see programs listed below)

Please note that we cannot accommodate weddings at the Environment Centre due to contractual obligations with Trent University.

{Camp Kawartha was a fantastic host. We are grateful for the extra efforts and energy that the Camp Kawartha put into both the preparations for the weekend as well as the conference weekend itself. They had kind, helpful, and friendly staff who were easy to communicate with. They were flexible and very accommodating. The food  for the weekend was high quality, delicious, and nutritious. We couldn't believe the variety of delicious snacks and meals that were provided. Camp Kawartha also went above and beyond in hosting a tour of their Environment Centre and providing a shuttle bus for folks to get there and back. Thank you Camp Kawartha for being excellent hosts. - Val Freemantle, COEO Make Peace With Winter Conference Co-Chair, 2024
{Thank you for another wonderfully facilitated experience of making peace with winter at Camp Kawartha. Everything from the contract and date navigation, to the price point, to the planning and responsiveness (both quick and thorough) to feedback to grow from last year‘s conference was so so greatly appreciated!  Our community has the experience of so many different camps and outdoor Ed sites in different seasons and Camp Kawartha exceeds expectations for customer service, as a beautiful winter oasis, AND as a leader in sustainability!  It is such a gift to showcase the outdoor ed professionals!  We are also so grateful for the continued staff engagement during our conference, ensuring we have all of the supplies and resources, and that any food and accommodation challenges can be quickly remedied. All of these things combine towards a truly top drawer conference experience.  Thanks again for helping COEO Make Peace! Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario
{Camp Kawartha was the perfect location to host our weekend-long winter youth retreat. The members of our Youth Council who attended are environmental leaders in their communities and they gave glowing reviews on the tasty local food provided and the sustainable features of the camp property. The staff were friendly, accommodating and passionate about the outdoors. Our group truly felt at home here and we look forward to returning in future years.  Ontario Nature
{We had an amazing adventure at Camp Kawartha this weekend!  The staff were incredibly warm and welcoming, and so knowledgeable.  The food was delicious and plentiful, and the kitchen staff were so accommodating.  Thank you for a fun camp that pushed us to step out of our comfort zones!  Warkworth Guides
{We all really enjoyed Kawartha Camp.  It is a beautiful location.  We were here with 15 Girl Guides (ages 9-12) and 3 leaders over a very snowy weekend.  The staff were very accommodating, especially Cedar, Riley, and Danny.  The food was very good and again very accommodating for allergies etc.  Overall, a great experience!  Tracy Anthony, Guide Leader of the 12th Whitby Girl Guides
{Awesome place…awesome staff, very obliging and friendly - The Christadelphians
{Food was excellent! The kitchen did a fantastic job accommodating so many allergies and sensitivities... Thank you! - Ontario Straw Bale Builders Coalition
{Your marvelous facility couldn’t have been more perfect for our wedding celebration needs. Not only did we appreciate the lovely location, we also greatly appreciated your trust and flexibility. Our friends and family loved it too. - Meg & David. Bride & Groom
{The Camp staff/leaders were flexible, kind, and a great fit for our group of Undergrads.  We appreciate the Camp's commitment to reconciliation, and we felt safe and welcome here with our Indigenous students and with our Elder.  We can't wait to come back! Dani, Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto
{We are absolutely blown away from our weekend at Camp Kawartha!  We rented the space for a winter wellness retreat.  This weekend took months of planning and from start to finish Camp Kawartha staff were incredible.  They were thorough, kind, approachable, and supportive.  Staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND and we are so grateful.  The natural surroundings, rustic cabins, nourishing meals, and winter activities all contributed to our magical weekend.  We can't wait to return!!! Michelle, Now & Zen Soulful Retreats

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