The calendar above shows all programs taking place at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre. Even if something is already scheduled on the date(s) you would like to use the facility, please complete the booking request form below - it is possible we will also be able to accommodate you and/or your group.
Our Lodge sleeps between 40 and 60 people, and boasts locally crafted cedar bunk-beds and furniture. The Lodge houses two dormitory-style rooms sleeping 18 people each, plus 8 smaller rooms that each sleep 4 people. Washroom facilities with showers are available in each wing.
The dining room seats approximately 80 - 100 people, depending on the room configuration.
The Bruce Power Environmental Learning Classrooms
This facility is steps away from The Lodge, and houses three separate classrooms. The building is equipped with program supplies, internet access, and washroom facilities.
The Mason Barn
Our barn is the crowning jewel of our physical facilities and is probably the most loved barn in Bluewater. This original pioneer barn, constructed by the Mason family in 1886 (with an additional wing added on in 1913), provides a unique learning space all year long, as well as a shelter for inclement weather days. This versatile facility can be used for barn dances and pioneer activities, team-building, preparation for winter sports, and so much more.
The E.S. Fox Observatory
The roof of the E.S. Fox Observatory moves! That's right, the roof rolls back onto trusses, exposing the telescopes inside to the night sky! The astronomy observatory is operated in partnership with the Bluewater Astronomical Society (BAS), whose club members are very generous with their time and knowledge. School groups take advantage of astronomy evening programs at "The Fox", and those from outside of the BWDSB who are interested may also contact BAS through their website to set up an evening of star-gazing.
Campground and Spry Lake Cabin
Sitting on the shores of Spry Lake, the Campground and Spry Lake Cabin are a great venue for day programs or for overnight camping programs. A wood stove in Spry Cabin enables it to be used in late fall, winter or early spring. Portable toilets provide washroom facilities. Drinking water is brought in. A covered porch area provides shelter for cooking on camp stoves on stormy days.