Baxter Day Camps (summer camps 2023 draft)

Please complete the Forest Explorers Summer Camp registration request form.

PLEASE NOTE that filling out this form DOES NOT guarantee a space in our camp program but begins the registration process. All submissions are date stamped and will be processed accordingly. We will do our best to accommodate your requested week of camp. Families will only be contacted if space is available. If space is available, families will be sent a registration package.  

2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp Ages 6-12 | Five-day program | $250 

Baxter’s Forest Explorers Summer Camp gives campers the opportunity to enjoy summer adventures immersed in nature while playing, exploring, and making new friends. Camp will include a number of organized activities like our pond study, insect study, crafts, etc. and unstructured, child-directed time where our camp counsellors will follow the campers’ interests while providing a safe and fun summer camp experience. Campers will enjoy swimming at Baxter beach in the afternoons supervised by two certified lifeguards.

Our Forest Explorers Summer Camp will be offered for 6- to 12-year-old children. We will have a 1:8 ratio with 24 campers and 3 staff each week. One week of camp will run from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. One week of camp costs $250 per camper (tax included). We will offer before and after care for summer camp this year, before care ($5/camper/day) is available from 8:00-9:00 am and after care ($5/camper/day) is available from 4:00-5:00 pm. The maximum cost for before and after care is $100 per family.

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DateProgramAgeCamp HoursCost  
July 10 to 14, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   $250
July 17 to 21, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   $250
July 24 to 28, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   $250
July 31 to August 4, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   $250
August 14 to 18, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  $250
August 21 to 25, 2023 Forest Explorers Summer Camp 6–12 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $250
MAILING LIST: If you are interested in finding out more information about our Forest School, Day Camp and Canoe Camp programs, and other education programs at Baxter Conservation Area, please fill out the following Google form to be added to our mailing list.

 Additional Information

  • Before and After Care is available at an additional fee. - Before Care 8:00-9:00 am - After Care 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Qualified and experienced outdoor education and camping staff
  • Regular camp hours — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


Baxter Conservation Area Supervisor
E-mail:   Tel: 613-489-3592
Fax: 613-692- 0831
Location: 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
Mailing Addess: PO Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5


Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario