Baxter Day Camps

Active•Outdoor•Life – Winter Adventures Day Camp $40 per child | $35 additional children in the same family

Fill up those PA days with winter fun! Programs are geared for kids aged six to twelve and are hosted by our knowledgeable RVCA interpreters. Learn how to snowshoe, put up a shelter, build campfires and cook outdoors! Each session can accommodate up to 25 children. Pre-Registration is required.

Start DateEnd DateCamp Hours  
January 26, 2018 9:00AM- 4:00PM  Register
January 31, 2018 9:00AM- 4:00PM  Register
February 16, 2018 9:00AM- 4:00PM  Register


Nature Explorers Ages 6-12 | 5 day program | $190

A fun filled week for 6 to 12 year olds, exploring Baxter’s pond, meadow and forest habitats with different interactive nature studies (I.e. pond study, insect study, etc.), activities, games, crafts and swimming at our sandy beach. Our goal at camp is to get outside and explore the natural world as much as possible over the course of the week.

Start DateEnd DateCamp Hours  
July 10 July 14 9:00AM- 4:00PM FULL
July 17 July 21 9:00AM- 4:00PM FULL
July 31 August 4 9:00AM- 4:00PM Register
August 14 August 18 9:00AM- 4:00PM FULL
August 21 August  25 9:00AM- 4:00PM Register  

Cool Canoe Camp Ages 10-14 | 5 day program | $245

Campers will learn tandem paddling skills, canoe tripping safety, canoe rescues and trip planning and preparation. Camp will also include games, river exploration, swimming at the beach, a day trip on the Rideau River and overnight tent camping (Thursday night of each session). Canoe Camp will be run out of Baxter’s River Cabin.

Start DateEnd DateCamp Hours 
July 17 July 21 9:00AM- 4:00PM FULL
August 14 August 18 9:00AM- 4:00PM FULL

Additional Information

  • Day camp: 30 campers maximum
    Canoe camp: 16 campers maximum
  • $25 reduction per additional family member in the same session
  • Qualified and experienced outdoor education and camping staff
  • Camper to staff ratio of 10:1
  • Before and after care: $10/day/camper (Maximum $100/family)
    Regular camp hours — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
    Before and after care hours — 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. / 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Completed registration forms can be: 
    • emailed to: 
    • faxed to: 613-692-0831
    • mailed to: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON, K4M 1A5
  • Payment:
    • cash
    • cheque (made payabe to RVCA)
    • credit card (Master Card or VISA) 




Andrea Wood
Baxter Manager and Camp Director
Tel: 613-489-3592
Fax: 613-692-0831
Location: 7498 Carter Road, Kars, ON
Mailing Address:
Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive,
Manotick, ON, K4M 1A5



Contact Us

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

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


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

Member of: conservation ontario