School and Custom Groups We offer 3 types of programs: Day, Overnight, and 3-Day/2 Night, all of which can be catered to your specific needs.
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Adventure Camp Registration is open for summer 2018! Adventure, fun and friendship, Join us this year for:   Swimming, Canoeing, Mountain Biking and more!

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Skills and Certification We offer a wide varity of outdoor skills certification including Canoeing and Wilderness First Aid.

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About BCOC

Go jump in the lake..."Perhaps we cannot statistically prove that people who are more connected to the earth are wiser and healthier and happier, but common sense tells us that it must be so"
- Steve van Matre

Our Philosophy:
Explore • Play • Learn

As parents, we do so many wonderful things for our children. We provide unconditional love. We encourage, we set boundaries, we advocate on thier behalf. We are the safe harbour in the constantly changing, and sometimes rough seas of life. But there are many things we alone cannot do for our children. We cannot give them self confidence. We cannot manage their emotions or motivations. We cannot feel their pain when they fall down or muster their courage to get back up and try again. Heck, most of us cannot even get our children to turn off the electronics or make their beds. What we can do for them is to create opportunities for them to grow in the ways that we alone cannot facilitate. 
And boy does growth ever happen at sleep away camp!
Bear Creek Outdoor Centre is a small, family-run, residental camp near Ottawa Ontario. Our joy is creating programs and opportunities that challenge, stretch and grow children and youth. Fresh air, friends and adventure are the only three ingredients required for an outstanding summer experience for your child.
We welcome new camp families to join us this year.

Welcome to Bear Creek Outdoor Centre!Our Outdoor Centre, located on 400 acres, contains two private lakes and miles of wooded trails perfect for nature exploration, orienteering, and hiking.

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BCOC (Main Office Location)
3828 Burnstown Road
Renfrew, Ontario K7V 3Z4
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Client Testimonials

Bear Creek Outdoor Centre is second to none in providing quality outdoor education.  I have had the pleasure to bring several school groups to Bear Creek and for each excursion my students were treated to top notch programming.  

Sean Blaine
Tagwi Secondary School

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Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Toll Free: 888-453-5099
Summer Phone: 819-453-2127
Winter Phone: 613-889-7262

Associations and Accreditation

Canadian Wilderness Medical Training International Rescue Instructors Authority Association of Experiential Education (AEE) member
Rescue Canada Swiftwater Rescue trained and certified Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario Member Paddle Canada member