Retreats

Important Information

The Bark Lake Advantage

Need to get away with some like-minded people?  Are you looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Looking for an amazing scenic venue for your next group retreat?  The Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre is ready to host!

We are able to provide comfortable rustic facilities, delicious food, spacious meeting areas and courteous staff.  That’s the Bark Lake Advantage!

Site Tours and Information Sessions

Don’t take our word for it; let Bark Lake speak for itself. We would love to give you a personal tour of our site and facilities. Please contact us to arrange a visit.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Year Round

Oak Centre (48 beds)

Oak Centre Accommodations at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

The Oak Centre is a 24 room hotel style accommodation furnished in Canadiana decor. Twenty of these rooms have two single beds as well as a private three-piece bathroom. The two rooms at the end of each hall contain one double bed, a futon and a four-piece private bathroom.  The centrally located Fireside Lounge has two kitchenettes, twin propane fireplaces, an LED screen, and two meeting rooms.  The lake-side deck completes this space, providing a place to relax and unwind after a productive day.

Tamarack Cabins

Tamarack Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre
Tamarack Cabins at Bark Lake This recently renovated space has four bedrooms and can accommodate up to sixteen people. Features include sitting area and washrooms within the lodge.
Tamarack Cabins at Bark Lake
Tamarack Cabins at Bark Lake

Tamarack Dormitory (50 beds)

This newly renovated two storey dormitory has three bedrooms on the top floor and two on the lower, all furnished with bunk beds. Other amenities include air conditioning, a lounge, and two washrooms with showers.

Tamarack Cottage

This three-bedroom cottage is nestled amongst a mature red pine forest.  Amenities include a full kitchen, lakeside lounge area, and a three piece bathroom.  Two rooms contain one single and one double bed. A third bedroom contains two single beds.  This cottage also offers an amazing view of the lake from the screened in porch.

Tamarack Lodge

This recently renovated space has three bedrooms with bunk beds and one room with a double bed. Features include a sitting room, washrooms, showers, parking and easy access to Second Beach.  The lodge is ideal for a small group or in addition to a larger group staying in Tamarack Section.

Three-Season

Pine Cabins

Pine Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Pine Cabins 1-3

These cabins feature three floors, connected by an open air stairway, each with their own bedroom containing three bunk beds per room.  Additional features include a washroom on the middle floor and a screened in porch on the lower.

When paired with the nearby Maple Section, you will be able to accommodate up to 96 participants.

Pine 4

This cabin is just steps from the rest of the Pines.  Amenities include four bedrooms with two sets of bunk beds per room, washroom facilities, and small sitting room.

 

Maple Cabins

Maple Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Maple Cabins 1-6

Recapture your summer camp days with these six identical single-room cabins.  This space is well suited for both small and large groups looking to create a sense of community.  Each of the Maple cabins has seven single beds, and a small deck.  The newly constructed detached washroom and shower facilities are located nearby.

When paired with the nearby Pine Section, you will be able to accommodate up to 96 participants.

Maple Cottage (6 beds)

Nestled in its own quiet bay, this cottage provides a sense of privacy while at the same time allowing access to all that Bark Lake has to offer. This cottage features its own beach, fire pit, and one of the best views of the lake.  The interior features a kitchen, lounge area, and three-piece bathroom.  Two bedrooms contain two single beds each.   A third bedroom features one single and one double bed.

Maple 7

This cozy cabin overlooks Maples 1-6.  It includes a sitting room, washroom, and two bedrooms.  One bedroom has two single beds while the other has a bunk bed.

Aspen Cabins (48 beds)

Aspen Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

These four cabins each feature a small sitting area, bathroom, and bunk bed accommodations.  Additionally, Aspen 3 and 4 feature a full kitchen.  These cabins include their own fire pit, activity field, and are the most private onsite.

Birch Cabins (12 beds)

Birch Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

This cabin includes a large open concept sleeping area, a washroom, and a separate bedroom with its own private two piece bathroom.  Birch Cabin is the most centrally located accommodation, situated just steps away from the Balsam Centre and Dining Hall.

Point Cottage (8 beds)

Point Cabins at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

This historic cabin offers rustic charm with modern amenities; including four bedrooms, a sitting area, two washrooms, and a kitchen.  Point Cabin is just steps away from the newly renovated Bark Lodge.  To top it all off, enjoy a world famous Bark Lake sunset from the lakeside deck or your private campfire pit.

FACILITIES

Year Round Meeting Places

Balsam Centre at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

This large meeting area makes a perfect classroom, studio, or workshop.  The bright open space, featuring hardwood floors and direct access to Balsam Middle, provides an ideal environment for learning and creating. This is one of the closest meeting areas to the dining hall.

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This workshop space is well suited for smaller groups.  When used in conjunction with Lakeside, Balsam Middle provides a separate breakout space.  This space is especially suited for groups needing ready access to a sink.  Additional benefits of this workshop include white boards and close proximity to the dining hall.

The dining hall at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

With a magnificent stone fireplace as its centrepiece, the Dining Hall has a northern charm that invites celebrations and adventure! This space boasts a captivating view of Bark Lake with large windows that flood the hall with natural light creating an ideal venue for workshops, keynote presentations, and receptions.

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Located just steps from the main Dining Hall, this cozy space can be used as a classroom, breakout room, or event headquarters.  The large windows flood the hall with ample natural light and provide a lovely view of the marsh.

This versatile space can be used for a multitude of indoor activities.  Possibilities include presentations, workshops, and wine-and-cheese receptions.    The two breakout rooms can be used by small groups to play cards and reflect on the day’s events.  On warm and sunny days, the back deck can also be used as a meeting space.  Amenities include washrooms, whiteboards, and a mounted LED screen with Shaw satellite.

Three Season Meeting Areas

This three-season building is well suited for a wide range of activities. Possibilities include, Bark Lake-lead arts and crafts (please see the program catalog for more details), rehearsals, or as a meeting space.  The covered deck allows participants to learn and create outdoors, even when the weather isn’t cooperating.

Originally constructed in the 1930’s, the newly renovated Bark Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after a productive day. With its beautiful log interior, warm stone hearth, and bar featuring a selection of wines and local craft beers; where else would you rather be?  The lakeside porch offers a picturesque view of Bark Lake and is ideal for watching the day come alive!

The Pavilion at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

The Pavilion is the perfect outdoor meeting space, offering easy access to the Administration Office, the Balsam Centre, Dining Hall, and nearby washroom facilities.  Built-in electrical outlets and lights enable this space to be used throughout the day and into the evening.

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Year Round Meeting Places

A small field surrounded by forest, close to the Administration Building and washrooms.

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Located by the Aspen Section, it is an ideal location for winter programming, group activities, and field games.  Amenities include picnic tables and a fire pit.

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A mix of maples, poplars, and evergreens the Aspen Forest is an amazing space to allow for exploration and discovery.

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This sand beach located behind the Dining Hall is perfect for campfires or as a central meeting area.  Amenities include picnic tables, a grassy field, and a fire pit.  Limited Wi-Fi may be available.

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This open field beside the Dining Hall is an ideal location for introductory programs and lessons, initiatives, and active games.  Limited Wi-Fi may be available.

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This small point is a beautiful location ideal for group debriefs, wedding photos, or simply to watch the sun set.

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Mixed forests, bogs, and beaver dams await you along our trails.

This small field is located at the extreme southwest end of the lake and is accessible by either canoe or trail.  It is well suited for cookouts, small group activities, initiatives and reflections.

A large open field, across from the Oak Centre, that is ideal for active games and initiatives.

Second Beach at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre

This large sandy beach with a shallow designated swim area is a perfect place to kick back and relax!  Just a short stroll from the main site, this private beach features amenities such as a volleyball court, outhouses, and a fire pit. If you require lifeguards, please make arrangements with Guest Services prior to your arrival at Bark Lake.

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FOOD SERVICES
The dining hall at Bark Lake Leadership Centre

Whether meals for a school group of twenty, a formal reception for a hundred, or a banquet for two hundred and fifty, the Bark Lake Dining Hall is ready to serve.

Our kitchen serves a variety of wholesome, nutritious, and tasty foods.  Highlights include an amazing assortment of fresh vegetables, all you can eat salad bar, and hot entrées.

At all meals guests will have access to milk, water, and an array of juice.  Hot beverages include an assortment of tea and coffee.

Allergies

In today’s world more and more people are coming to us with food-related allergies.  As partners in ensuring that our guests have an enjoyable time at Bark Lake, we will do our best to ensure that the food we provide is safe and nutritious.  But we need your help.

When completing your medical form please make certain that you have listed all of your allergies.  If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance of your visit.

Bark Lake is a peanut controlled facility.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know.  We will work with you to ensure that your dietary requirements are met.  If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance of your visit.

Consultation with Guest Services

A consultation with Guest Services will ensure that everything is covered.

 

PRICING

Prices and Rates

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Pricing is calculated on a per participant basis.

Packages are completely customizable to meet your needs and can include:

  • Accommodations
  • Meal packages prepared by our Executive Chef
  • Coffee Service featuring County Coffee (Organic and Fair Trade)
  • Highly trained facilitation team to run your chosen programming at a 10:1 ratio
  • A personalized program and itinerary created with our Guest Services team
  • Concierge in hiking boots to make sure your stay with us is a comfortable one
  • Program related equipment included
  • Access to our conference, workshop, classroom, and meeting spaces
  • Use of AV equipment (projectors, screens, portable sound system, DVD players etc.)
  • Limited Wi-Fi and satellite TV access
  • A souvenir and gift to commemorate your Bark Lake experience
  • Bartending staff available

For more information or to request a quote, please contact our Sales Coordinator.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Open year round (115 – 300 beds depending on the season)
  • A minimum of 10 participants are required to open our Kitchen for food services
  • Clients are responsible for providing a liquor license and alcohol for bar service
  • SOCAN or Re:Sound tariffs charges may be applicable
  • All prices subject to HST

A deposit of $500.00 is required to secure your dates for 1-50 participants and $1000.00 for more than 51 participants.

Please contact our Sales Coordinator for more information.