Extend the Classroom or Office to the Great Outdoors

Kelso offers a wide variety of recreational programs suitable for school visits, teambuilding events, corporate events, parties, and other group outings. Groups can learn new skills together, and participate in activities that encourage communication, cooperation, and leadership.

Offered

Activities and programs are offered from mid-April until the end of October.

Activity Options

Groups can choose a selection of the following activities to build their day. Nearly all activities can be customized to suit your groups needs. Share your ideas with us, and let us help build an engaging day out of class or the office for you.

Boating

Get out on the water! Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and stand-up paddleboards are available. Safety instruction and equipment is provided upon arrival. Fun challenges on the water can be provided upon request.

Biking

Get your day in gear! Take a guided tour of the trails or learn together in an instructional program. Instruction covers the basics right up to advanced trail riding. Speak to the booking coordinator about the riding level of your group.

Low Ropes

The Low Ropes course is comprised of different physical features that will challenge your problem solving, communication, cooperation, and leadership skills. Low Ropes is highly recommended to groups looking for some teambuilding opportunities.

Climbing Tower

The Climbing Tower has individual, and team climbing challenges. Your group will see the escarpment from new heights. The Climbing Tower can be a fun recreational activity, or blended into a teambuilding experience.

Aerial Ropes Course

Get up for the challenge! The Aerial Ropes Course will take your group on an adventure exploring our high ropes course. Challenge your balance & teamwork while traversing a full circuit of obstacles. The Aerial Ropes Course works well with corporate teambuilding groups, but can also be for pure recreational fun.

Archery

Take aim with your team! Archery is an exciting and unique option. Challenge yourself to learn the basics and then put your eagle eye-like aim to the test!

Ga-Ga Ball

Ga-Ga Ball is a fast paced, high energy, easy to play game for adults and children.  A great activity to add to your day to mix in a little excitement and fun. Ga-Ga Ball builds teamwork and cooperative skills, and provides a fun outlet to burn off some energy. 

Guided Hikes

You’ll be amazed by the wonders that exist right here in your big backyard. Come explore the Kelso Trails on a guided hike. You’ll learn about the plants and animals that call this area home, and build leadership skills with orienteering & guiding challenges.

Initiative Games

Each game or challenge is designed to present groups with an obstacle to overcome. Creativity, communication, cooperation, leadership and general teamwork is always the key to success. Initiative games are designed to fit the age level, maturity, theme, of your group’s day.   

Prices and Reservations

  • Mid-April to end of October (weather permitting)
  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am–7:00pm (weekends possible with advanced booking)
  • Activities can also be added to family picnics or camping

Group Sizes

 10+ people

Prices

2 Activities (approx. 2 hrs)

$30/participant

3 Activities (approx. 3 hrs)

$36/participant

Plus HST

Facilitation staff & all required safety equipment included. Gate fees included.

 

How to Book

Book your group online here or email kelsoevents@hrca.on.ca

Large Groups/Custom Programs

Booking a group of 150 or more? Groups over 150 require additional staffing and planning/coordination efforts. A 10% Large Group Coordination fee is automatically added.

Booking a longer or more complex event for your group, class, or team? Groups looking for more than 3 hrs or activities will typically receive a custom plan. An individualized quote can be provided upon request.

Group rates are available for Boating as well for groups looking for unfacilitated bookings. Additional fees apply for patrol boats or lifeguards.