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Outdoor Education Facilities

Explore the Natural World

Nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas, on the south shore of Clear Lake, our main facility is located at 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, Ontario. With almost 200 acres of beautiful land with over 6 km of trails, forests, wetlands and 800 feet of waterfront on Clear Lake, our centre provides our guests the opportunity to explore the natural world and learn about the environment. With straw bale buildings, a nature centre, a straw bale solar green house, an authentic trading post, a wigwam, a tipi, and a traditional encampment area, our site is an inspirational and comfortable venue for your visit.

rotary hall exterior

Rotary Hall

Inspiring 1400 square foot straw bale building with wood stove, vaulted pine ceilings, couches and available projection screen.


Outdoor Activities

On site we have archery, a basketball court, playing field and a volleyball court. Adventure activities such as high ropes, an accessible climbing wall, low ropes and team challenges.

Dining Hall

Stone fireplace can comfortably hold up to 125 people for meals, using the adjacent Rotary hall as overflow as needed.

dining hall


Accommodations are available for up to 150 people in rustic, fully winterized cabins. There is a central washroom building with private showers and toilets.

cabin interior bedrooms
children sitting at campfire circle

Meeting Rooms

We have two meeting rooms on site as well as an outdoor amphitheatre/campfire circle overlooking Clear Lake.

Camper outside climbing in ropes

Waterfront and Range Area

With 800 feet of waterfront, swimming and boating areas, and 6 kilometres of trails meandering through fields forest and wetlands, Camp makes outdoor learning come to life.

Sustainable Vision

Camp Kawartha is proud to deliver high quality and inspirational environmental programming and leadership opportunities to people of all ages. We are striving to become the greenest camp in Ontario.

Examples of on-site sustainable practices:

  • straw bale solar greenhouse
  • on-site gardens
  • solar and wind power
  • straw bale buildings
  • composting toilets
  • green cleaning products
  • locally sourced foods
children learning about seedlings in greenhouse
inside education centre building
interior trading post
outdoor log cabin
inside education centre building

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