Baxter Forest School (Kars, ON)

Baxter Forest School offers an alternative education in which children spend most of their time outside, playing and 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.

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

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

Sign Up for Spring Forest School:

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.

NEW Program Option for Youth (Ages 10-13)

Baxter is excited to welcome a new age group opportunity for older students from 10-13 years old for a forest school session to develop new skills, independence, teamwork, and responsibility while playing, exploring and problem solving in the outdoor environment.

Program Details

  • Program sessions offered for ages 4-6, 6-10 and 10-13. Children must be the minimum age for the group by January 1, 2024.
  • Cost per child is $55/full day or $30/half day plus HST.
  • Payment is due upon registration. All prices below include HST.
  • We will do our best to accommodate your requests but reserve the right to alter the schedule based on demand. 

Spring Forest School Sessions (Registration Open!)

Program Session Date/Time Cost

Full Day — Mondays
(Ages 9-13)

March 18 to June 17, 2024
(11 sessions) No Forest School on
Easter Monday – April 1st, 2024;
Solar Eclipse  - April 8th, 2024;
Victoria Day - May 20th, 2024

9 am. to 3 p.m.

Full Day — Tuesdays
(Ages 6-10) FULL
March 19 to June 18, 2024
(14 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Half Day — Wednesdays
(Ages 4-6) FULL

March 20 to June 19, 2024
(14 sessions) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Full Day — Thursdays
(Ages 6-10) FULL
March 21 to June 20, 2024
(14 sessions) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Half Day — Fridays
(Ages 4-6) FULL
March 22 to June 21, 2024
(13 sessions) No Forest School
on Good Friday – March 29th, 2024 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.



Want to try forest school before registering? Email  to inquire about a trial forest school day available for your child. 


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Forest School Lead Educator

Tel: 613-489-3592
Fax: 613-692- 0831

Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario