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Baxter Forest School (Kars, ON)

Baxter Forest School offers an alternative education in which children spend most of their time outside, learning through experiential, hands-on activities that promote curiosity in an active and authentic learning environment. Students will receive the benefits of repeated and regular visits to a natural area, in a play and inquiry-based education setting.

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

Programs that we offer: 

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

PLEASE NOTE — We will consider offering additional program days if there is demand!

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 Program 

  • Pre-registration is required
  • Children ages 3-5 years welcome (NOTE — children who are 3 years old can only attend one day per week)
  • Children must be 3 years old by the time program starts. No exceptions. 
  • Participants must be able to use the toilet independently
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:5; maximum 15 students
  • Cost per morning is $25/child plus HST
  • 9:00 a.m. to 12pm (3 hours)
  • Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information

Forest School Kindergarten Sessions

  • Payment for each session is due one week prior to start date.  All prices include HST. 
  • PLEASE NOTE — If there is demand, we will consider opening additional program days

Program Session

Date/Time

Cost

Fall – Wednesdays FULL — waiting List only Sept. 16 – Dec. 2, 2020, 9 am - 12 pm (no class Nov. 11) $310.75
Winter – Wednesdays TBA $310.75
Spring – Wednesdays TBA $339.00

To Register

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

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


 School Age 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.
  • Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • PLEASE NOTE — If there is demand, we will consider opening additional program days

Forest School School Age Sessions

  • Payment for each session is due one week prior to start date.  All prices include HST. 
  • PLEASE NOTE — If there is demand, we will consider opening additional program days

Program Session

Date/Time

Cost

Fall Full Day – Mondays FULL — waiting List only Sept. 14 – Nov. 30, 2020, 9 am-3 pm  (no class on Oct 12) $621.50
Fall Half Day – Mondays FULL — waiting List only Sept 14 – Nov 30, 2020, 9 am-12 pm (no class on Oct 12) $310.75
Fall Full Day — Tuesdays FULL — waiting List only Sept 15 – Dec 1, 2020, 9 am-3 pm $678.00
Fall Half Day — Tuesdays FULL — waiting List only Sept 15 – Dec 1, 2020, 9 am-12 pm $339.00
Fall Full Day — Thursdays FULL — waiting List only Sept 17 – Dec 3, 2020, 9 am-3 pm $678.00
Fall Half Day — Thursdays FULL — waiting List only Sept 17 – Dec 3, 2020, 9 am-12 pm $339.00
Fall Full Day — Fridays FULL — waiting List only Sept. 18 – Dec 4, 2020, 9 am-3 pm $678.00
Fall Half Day — Fridays FULL — waiting List only  Sept 18 – Dec 4, 2020, 9 am-12 pm $339.00
     
Winter Full Day – Mondays TBA $565.00
Winter Half Day – Mondays TBA $282.50
     
Spring Full Day– Mondays TBA $565
Spring Half Day – Mondays TBA $282.50

To Register

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

At this time, we are ONLY accepting registration requests for our FALL Forest School Programs. Please check back for winter and 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