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Baxter Forest School (Kars, ON)

We are excited to offer our new Forest School program at Baxter Conservation Area! Baxter Forest School was established in September 2020. Our Forest School offers a child-centered, nature-based educational experience where children spend their days outside, learning through experiential, hands-on activities that promote curiosity in an active and outdoor learning environment. Students will develop a relationship with the land through repeated and regular visits to a natural area, in a play and inquiry-based education setting.

PLEASE READ our Forest School Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Location:  7498 Carter Road,  Kars, ON, South of Ottawa — Google map

Programs that we offer: 

Forest School and COVID-19

We will work diligently to follow guidelines from the federal and provincial governments and public heath officials as well as work with our families and staff to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and equipment
  • Screening protocols for families and staff
  • Providing opportunities for frequent hand washing and encouraging physical distancing
  • Protocols in place for suspected cases
  • Limiting access to program facilities to staff and students

For more information about our policies and procedures around COVID-19, please contact


 Kindergarten Forest School Program 

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Children ages 4-5 years welcome — children must turn 4 by December 31, 2020 in order to attend Forest school in Winter 2021.
  • Participants must be able to use the toilet independently
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:5; maximum 10 students
  • Cost per morning is $20/child plus HST
  • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00am (2 hours)
  • Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information

 Kindergarten Forest School Session Dates

  • Payment for each session is due one week prior to start date.  All prices include HST.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to RVCA) or credit.

Program Session

Date/Time

Cost

Winter – Wednesdays January 20, 2021 – March 10 2021, 9 am – 11 am $180.80
Spring – Wednesdays TBA TBD

To Register

Please complete our registration request form to be added to our registration list. PLEASE NOTE that filling out this form does not guarantee a space in the program but begins the registration process. Once we confirm space availability, we will send you a registration package, including the program handbook and other necessary documents.

At this time, we are ONLY accepting registration requests for our WINTER Forest School Programs. Please check back for spring registration.


 School Aged Forest School Program

  • Pre-registration is required
  • For children aged 4-10
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:8; maximum 16 students.
  • There is the option of attending for just the morning (9am – 12 pm) for a cost of $25/morning plus HST or staying for the full day (9am – 3pm) for a cost of $50/day plus HST.
  • We do not offer before/after care at this time.
  • Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

School Aged Forest School Sessions

  • Payment for each session is due one week prior to start date.  All prices include HST. 
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to RVCA) or credit.

Program Session

Date/Time

Cost

Winter Full Day – Mondays January 18 – March 8, 2021, 9 am-3 pm  (no class on February 15, 2021) $395.50
Winter Half Day – Mondays January 18 – March 8, 2021, 9 am-12 pm (no class on February 15, 2021) $197.75
Winter Full Day — Tuesdays January 19 – March 9, 2021, 9 am-3 pm $452.00
Winter Half Day — Tuesdays January 19 – March 9, 2021, 9 am-12 pm $226.00
Winter Full Day — Thursdays January 21 – March 11, 2021, 9 am-3 pm $452.00
Winter Half Day — Thursdays January 21 – March 11, 2021, 9 am-12 pm $226.00
Winter Full Day — Fridays January 22 – March 12, 2021, 9 am-3 pm $452.00
Winter Half Day — Fridays January 22 – March 12, 2021, 9 am-12 pm $226.00
     
Spring School Aged Schedule TBA TBA

To Register

Please complete our registration request form to be added to our registration list. PLEASE NOTE that filling out this form does not  guarantee a space in the program but begins the registration process. Once we confirm space availability, we will send you a registration package, including the program handbook and other necessary documents.

At this time, we are ONLY accepting registration requests for our WINTER Forest School Programs. Please check back for spring registration.

Contact 

Andrea Wood
Baxter Conservation Area Supervisor, Outdoor Educator and Camp Director


E-mail: 
Tel: 613-489-3592
Fax: 613-692- 0831

 

Contact Us

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

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

Email:

Hours:

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

Member of: conservation ontario