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Overnight and Day Use Clear Lake Facility Rentals

Welcome to our Inspiring Nature

Escape to the tranquility of Camp Kawartha for an unforgettable stay. Our picturesque setting on Clear Lake offers a perfect backdrop for family getaways, weddings, conferences or retreats, providing a serene and rejuvenating environment for everyone.  With sustainable buildings, 800 feet of waterfront on Clear Lake and 185 acres of beautiful trails, we can accommodate groups from 25 up to 125 people.  There is plenty of room to hold workshops and gatherings in our sustainable strawbale buildings with three large and three smaller breakaway areas. Facility rentals are available during the fall, winter and spring.  You’ll have exclusive use of our site in an unforgettable natural setting.

Camp Kawartha is a registered non-profit charitable organization committed to environmental education and stewardship. When you choose Camp Kawartha for your facility rental, all proceeds help to support outdoor & environmental education programs for youth.

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Overview of Facilities

Accommodations

Cabins

  • We can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people in rustic, fully-winterized cabins.
  • Each cabin can sleep between 4 and 14 people.

Washrooms

  • Central indoor washroom and shower facilities.

Meeting Spaces

  • Rotary Hall
  • Dining Hall
  • Classrooms

Meals

  • We take great pride in our cuisine and use fresh, local ingredients to prepare nutritious meals.
  • Our experienced chefs are adaptable and can accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions with care.
  • The Dining Hall with its stone fireplace and hold up to 120 people for meals and the adjacent Rotary Hall can be used as overflow space for larger groups.

Exclusive Use of Facilities

You will be the only group on site and that exclusively means you have full access to our site features:

  • Rotary Hall
  • Cabins
  • Ampitheatre
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dining Hall

We have equipment to support your visit:

  • Wireless internet
  • Projection, white boards, easels
  • Outdoor play equipment- basketballs, soccer balls, etc.
  • Snowshoes and cross-country skis during winter
{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

Explore Our Overnight Rental Rates

Our facility is available for rentals between September and June. The two-night package is most common, but shorter or longer stays can often be accommodated. We ask for a minimum of 25 guests to make a weekend booking viable. As a registered charity, our facility rentals are HST exempt. This pricing structure does not cover weddings. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Retreat Package

Friday evening to Sunday afternoon – 5 full meals and snacks

September & October – $210/person

November to March – $195/person

April to June – $210/person

How to Book?

1. Check Availability

Take a look at our availability calendar to see if your preffered dates are available.

2. Submit Inquiry Form

Once you have an idea of when you’d like to visit, please complete and submit the Inquiry Form and our Registrar will follow up with next steps.

Active and Outdoor Learning

Want to get active? We have basketball and beach volleyball court as well as a variety of sports equipment that can be accessed at any time. Hike on our beautiful trails. Specialized programs are available at a modest cost. Interested in adventure and team building? Try out our high ropes course and/or climbing wall. Or participate in our creative trust and initiative problem solving tasks. In winter try snowshoeing, cross country skiing or a snow hike. In fall and spring, you can request canoeing and swimming managed by our trained staff. Our dynamic staff can host an entertaining campfire with music and song. Archery, axe throwing, and many nature-based programs are also available.  Just ask our Registrar.

Looking for a day-use rental?

Renting the Camp Kawartha Clear Lake site for a single day may be possible depending on the date selected. Find out more below.

Looking for a smaller venue?

Why not consider the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre located at 2505 Pioneer Road next to Trent University?  With over 200 acres of wildlife sanctuary and one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings, this is a beautiful space for your group to enjoy a meeting or retreat for a day.