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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:  School age for children aged 4–10

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 Forest School Program

  • Pre-registration is required
  • For children aged 4-10 (Students must be 4 years old by the first day of forest school)
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:8; maximum 16 students.
  • Staff to student ratio is 1:8 with a maximum of 16 students in one group.  
  • 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
Full Day — Mondays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 28th - June 20th, 2022
(11 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(No class April 18th & May 23rd, 2022)
$621.50 
Half Day — Mondays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 28th - June 20th, 2022
(11 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(No class April 18th & May 23rd, 2022)
$310.75
Full Day — Tuesdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 29th - June 21st, 2022
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$734.50
Half Day — Tuesdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 29th - June 21st, 2022
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$367.25
Full Day — Wednesdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 30th - June 22nd
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$734.50
Half Day — Wednesdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 30th - June 22nd, 2022
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$367.25
Full Day — Thursdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 31st - June 23rd , 2022
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$734.50 
Half Day — Thursdays
WAITLIST ONLY
March 31st - June 23rd, 2022
(13 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$367.25 
Full Day — Fridays
WAITLIST ONLY
April 1st - June 24th, 2022
(12 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(No class April 15th, 2022)
$678
Half Day — Fridays
WAITLIST ONLY
April 1st - June 24th, 2022
(12 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(No class April 15th, 2022)
$339

To Register

To be added to the waitlist please submit a registration request — click here.

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