About Us

Welcome to The Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre!

Est. 1973

The BOEC is proud to offer a full roster of high quality, curriculum-driven, outdoor and environmental education experiences for the students of the Bluewater District School Board. Contact us to find out what we can do for your students!

Roughly 2 000 students experience the great outdoors on our 320 acre site and the surrounding UNESCO Biosphere Reserve each year.

It is our goal to bring classroom learning Photos of children engaged in outdoor learning at theEducation Centreto life through hands-on experience in the great outdoors! In addition to curriculum support, our programs incorporate:

-character education,
-connections with nature,
-the importance of healthy active living,
-community building, and

The BOEC assists in enhancing classroom learning through a combination of day excursions, and residential and camping programs offered to school and community groups.

The BOEC programs are recognized as foremost in the province. In 2004, the BOEC was recognized by the Council for Outdoor Educators of Ontario with the presentation of the Robin Dennis Award. This award celebrates excellence in the field of, and outstanding contributions to Outdoor Education. In 2014, our Site Manager was preented with the COEO President's Award for contributions to COEO and to outdoor education in the province of Ontario. To be recognized this way, by fellow leaders in the field of Outdoor Education is always a great honour.

The Bluewater Education Foundation offers weekend and off-season rentals of our site. The BOEC is available for conferences, retreats, and as a host site for exchange groups. Contact us to find out more about our facility, property, and fees.

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