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Outdoor Education

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Award Winning Environmental Education Inspiring Future Stewards

We are always innovating and creating new opportunities to support future Environmental stewards. Learn More.

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A Century of Experience in outdoor and environmental education.

Innovative Programming.

Using drama, storytelling, music, hands-on games and activities, we offer over 60 curriculum-linked programs for students Kindergarten to Grade 12. Program areas include environmental science, recreation, arts, history and team-building. Programs are linked to the UN Sustainability Goals.

Small Learning Groups

  • Students are divided into groups of 15 or less per instructor.
  • Showcasing Sustainable Living in Action. Alternative energy systems, straw-bale buildings and organic gardens/greenhouse.
  • Environmental Leadership. Camp Kawartha is at the forefront of teaching our youth the skills, strategies and knowledge to create a sustainable tomorrow.
  • Creative and Talented Educators. Many of our educators are teacher-trained. They have a wide range of knowledge and experience in natural science, history, sustainable living, environmental studies, outdoor living skills, group development and adventure learning.

Learn More About Our Programs:

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Interested in booking?

Book your school visit with us online. Follow this process:

#1

Review Booking Info

Review pricing, curriculum offerings and policies. Download Teacher's Package here.

#2

Submit Inquiry Form

After submitting your inquiry, the Registrar will be in touch about your preferred dates.

#3

Contract & Deposit

Once the date is acknowledged by the Registrar you will have 3 weeks in which to submit your Contract & Deposit - only once these are both received will your date be confirmed.

#4

Program Choices

When the date has been confirmed, the Head of Outdoor Education will contact you to arrange your programming choices.

#5

Paperwork

Complete and submit all required paperwork no later than three weeks prior to arrival.

Outdoor Education Testimonials

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"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

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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