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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  – 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
Fall Full Day – Mondays September 27 to December 13, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(No class October 11, 2021)
$621.50
Fall Half Day – Mondays September 27 to December 13 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(No class October 11, 2021)
$310.75
Fall Full Day — Tuesdays September 28 to December 14, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$678
Fall Half Day — Tuesdays September 28 to December 14 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$339
Fall Full Day — Wednesdays September 29 to December 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$678
Fall Half Day — Wednesdays September 29 to December 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$339
Fall Full Day — Thursdays September 30 to December 16, 2021
(No class November 11, 2021)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$621.50
Fall Half Day — Thursdays September 30 to December 16, 2021
(No class November 11, 2021)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$310.75
Fall Full Day — Fridays October 1 to December 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$339
Fall Half Day — Fridays October 1 to December 17, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$678

To Register

Some spaces still available for Fall 2021! For more information on available spots or to register, please fill out the Registration Request Form — click here. PLEASE NOTE that filling out this form DOES NOT guarantee a space in the program but begins the registration process.

Some sessions of Fall 2021 forest school sessions are now FULL. We are still accepting requests to be on the waitlist. If you would still like to be added to our WAITING LIST, please submit a registration request. If you are submitting a form for one of our WAITING LISTS, we will only contact you if space becomes available. Registration Request Form — click here.

Please check back later for more information or 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.

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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