Mansfield Outdoor Centre is a leader in curriculum-based outdoor education and recreation in Central Ontario, having provided hundreds of thousands of both children and adults with enriching and rewarding experiences in the great outdoors.
Our privately owned outdoor education centre is located on 300 acres of beautiful land including vast forests, fields, stream, and pond, and adjoining 2000 acres of Dufferin County Forest.
The centre is a multi-faceted educational and recreational facility that offers group facilities in a natural environment. Prior to 1969, the property was actually a working farm; the original barn is still used for outdoor education programming and the farmhouse (circa 1907) forms the core of our main lodge. The Centre opened for cross country skiing in 1974, and was one of the first to offer groomed ski trails in Ontario.
Previously the Mansfield Forest Club, the current owners took over operations in 1983 to create the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Since then, we have successfully diversified the activities to allow a wide range of user groups to enjoy the land and facilities at very affordable prices. We treasure our land and enjoy being able to share it with others.
Our primary activity, quality curriculum-based outdoor education programs, is offered to students from across Ontario. Each summer the Centre operates exciting camp programs. We also cater to large groups wishing to relax in our rustic retreat facilities while enjoying programming by us or doing their own thing.
From our humble beginnings over 25 years ago, we estimate that over 300,000 students and 350,000 members of the public have enjoyed our very unique corner of Dufferin County for education and play. We are proud to be providing quality outdoor education and recreation to children and adults, year round, and will continue to encourage and inspire both environmental and community stewardship for many years to come.