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Baxter Forest School (Kars, ON)

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 — click here.

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.

Tuition subsidies for the forest school program may be available for those who qualify.  Please contact  for more details.

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  – Will not be offered in spring 2021. Please check back for future program opportunities.


 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
Spring Full Day – Mondays March 22 to June 14, 9 am to 3 pm (no class on April 5 & May 24)
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$621.50
Spring Half Day – Mondays March 22 to June 14, 9 am to 12 pm (no class on April 5 & May 24)
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$310.75
Spring Full Day — Tuesdays March 23 to June 15, 9 am to 3 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown. 
$734.50 
Spring Half Day — Tuesdays March 23 to June 15, 9 am to 12 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$367.25
Spring Full Day — Wednesdays March 24 to June 16, 9 am to 3 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$734.50
Spring Half Day — Wednesdays March 24 to June 16, 9 am to 12 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$367.25
Spring Full Day — Thursdays March 25 to June 17, 9 am to 3 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$734.50  
Spring Half Day — Thursdays March 25 to June 17, 9 am to 12 pm
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$367.25
Spring Full Day — Fridays March 26 to June 18, 9 am to 3 pm (No class on April 2)
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$678.00
Spring Half Day — Fridays March 26 to June 18, 9 am to 12 pm (No class on April 2)
On hold as of April 3, 2021 due to provincial shutdown.
$339.00

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 SPRING Forest School Programs. Please check back for more information on our summer programs.

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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