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Baxter Winter Forest School (Kars, ON)

Only a few Forest School spots left! Click here to reserve your spot.

We are excited to offer our School-Aged full-day Forest School program and our Kinder-Age half-day Forest School program, located at the River Cabin.  Please be aware that the River Cabin location has outhouses only and no running water.  Potable water will be available daily.

The half day (9am to 12pm) will be offered for Kindergarteners, ages 4 and 5 on Wednesdays and Fridays.  PLEASE NOTE:  To register your child for our Kinder half-day program, your child must be the age of 4 or older as of Friday, January 13th, 2023. 

The full day (9am to 3pm) school-aged program for children aged 6 to 10 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  PLEASE NOTE:  To register your child for our School-aged full day program, your child must be the age of 6 or older as of Friday, January 13th, 2023.

Program will start the week of January 16th, 2023 with March 10th, 2023 being the last day of our winter session. We are open on PD days at school. The winter session will be 8 weeks in length.

Parents/guardians can register their child(ren) for ONE day per week for the winter session during the initial registration request.  If you are interested in sending your child(ren) on multiple days, please include a note with your preferred day of the week in the additional comments section in our request form.  If there is space available, we will contact you.

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:  School age for children aged 6–10

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 .


 School-Aged full-day Forest School program

  • Pre-registration is required
  • For children aged 6-10 (Students must be 6 years old by the first day of forest school)
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:8; maximum 16 students
  • We do not offer before/after care at this time
  • Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information

 Kinder-Age half-day Forest School program

  • Pre-registration is required
  • For children aged 4-5 (Students must be 4 years old by the first day of forest school)
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:5; maximum 15 students
  • 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

Full Day — Tuesdays
Only 3 spots left
(Full Day School Age Program)

January 17, 2023 - March 7, 2023
(8 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$452
Half Day — Wednesdays
Only 3 spots left
(Half Day Kinder Age Program)
January 18, 2023 - March 8, 2023
(8 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$226
Full Day — Thursdays
FULL/accepting waiting list
(Full Day School Age Program)

January 19, 2023 - March 9,  2023
(8 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$452
Half Day — Fridays
FULL/accepting waiting list
(Half Day Kinder Age Program)

January 20, 2023 - March 10, 2023
(8 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$226

To Register

Registration coming soon!

To request a space(s) in the program, please complete our request form found here You can also use your camera on your phone to open the form by taking a picture of the QR code found below.

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If you are successful in obtaining a space(s), families will be contacted shortly, and registration packages will be emailed out at that time.  PLEASE NOTE:  Payment will be processed prior to the start of forest school.

PLEASE NOTE that filling out this form DOES NOT guarantee a space in the program but begins the registration process.

If you are not interested in registering at this time, but 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 

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