In operation for close to 100 years, Camp Kawartha has evolved into an award-winning year-round outdoor education centre, environment centre and summer camp. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewards of all ages through dynamic, accessible, outdoor programming and environmental programming. We foster sustainable living practices and we encourage young environmental leaders to make a difference in their own communities.
From September to June our education team delivers over 80 curriculum-linked programs at our main site on Clear Lake, and at our Environment Centre located on the campus of Trent University. Through July and August we welcome campers aged 4 to 17 years who reside in the region, around the province, across the country, and throughout the world. We strive to create a caring community of engaged youth who learn about the importance of trust, commitment, and teamwork - about caring for one another and the earth that supports us all.
We are inspiring environmental and human stewardship now and for the future.
What People Are Saying
"Camp Kawartha is a rich learning experience for all students. Learning goes beyond the curriculum and includes life skills such as: community building, curiosity, and a joy of our Ontario environment. I will always bring my students here."
— Andrew Wilton, Teacher, Westmount PS
"Sending your child to Camp Kawartha really makes a huge difference in confidence, builds lasting friendships and helps them disconnect from their electronics. We are so glad we were able to give our child this opportunity. It has made the world of difference to her and to the family dynamic too."
— Parent, Summer Camp 2017