Events & Workshops

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Outdoor Adventurers Summer Camp!

Kids aged 8-12, get out and have fun this summer at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre!

Outdoor Adventurers Summer Camp at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre is a chance to get out, learn new skills, explore new places, and make new friends.

Campers will participate in activities such as:

  • Hikes

  • Nature Study

  • Introduction to Canoeing

  • Outdoor Games and Sports

  • and many more!

Important Details:

Ages 8-12 (or entering grade 3 in the fall) | $200/week

July 4-8 | Town of South Bruce Peninsula WAITLIST
July 11-15 | Owen Sound (bus pickup at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre)
July 18-22 | Saugeen Shores WAITLIST
July 25-29 | Saugeen Shores WAITLIST

August 8-12 | Chesley/Tara (bus pickup at the Chesley Arena and Tara Curling Club)

August 8-12  is also open to residents of Hanover - register through the Town of Hanover website at

Bus pickup and drop off times vary by municipality. Final times will be confirmed in your email confirmation one month prior to the start of camp.

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Learn to Love to Camp!

Have you gone camping before... and... not loved it? Never gone camping?

Would you like to try camping (again) in a safe, supportive environment?

Learn to Love to Camp is a program for families and groups who would like to learn the skills, strategies, and tricks of the trade and make your next camping experience memorable… for the right reasons!

Seasoned campers and counsellors will instruct your family in:

  • Building a campfire

  • Setting up a tent

  • Safe Canoeing

  • Avoiding insects and poison ivy

  • Keeping your food safe from pests (big AND small)

  • And many more fun activities!

Family passes are for up to 6 people – call or email to inquire if your family or group is bigger than that. Check-in for all weekends is 2:00pm. Dinner is provided on the first evening, first night’s accommodations are in our dorm building, and day 2 breakfast is also provided.


  • June 9-12 - $225

  • July 21-24 - $300

  • August 11-14 - $300

  • September 15-19 - $225

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Nature Skills Series

Nature Skills Series events take place at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre. Come for the workshop, stay for the day and enjoy the property.

Family passes are for up to 6 people.

Confirmed Dates and Topics include:

  • May 14 – Intro to Birdwatching – workshop 10:00am-11:30am

  • June 11 – Basic Canoe Skills – workshop 10:00am-12:30pm

  • July 23 – Wild Food Foraging – workshop 10:00am-11:00am

  • More coming soon!

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June Water Bugs!

Friday, June 3rd, send your kids aged 7-12 to the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre from 8:30 - 3:30 to learn and explore all the neat stuff that happens at the edge of the water. Then, we’ll get a little braver in the afternoon and get out ON the water! No canoeing experience required…

Friday, June 3, 2022 | 8:30 - 3:30 | $40 | Ages 7-12

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