Country Fun Nature Camp
Country Fun Nature Camp 2019 was a success! We hosted over 40 kids during our two weeks of camp this July. Campers had fun outdoors, learning about nature through a variety of different group activities.

Campers learned about our seed saving garden, toured the arboretum and went on an informative nature walk. We played endless games, sang fun songs & made some awesome crafts. They were also challenged during our camp wide games to work together as a team.

Watch our camp video below! Check out our facebook page to see some awesome photos from camp this summer. See you next year CFNC campers!

The National Capital Environmental Non-Profit Network (NCENN) is a program founded by Tucker House and run in partnership with Sustainable Eastern Ontario. This network is a collaboration of environmental non-profits across Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec. The goal of the network is to build the capacity of local organizations and to provide networking opportunities. 

After a summer break, the NCENN is starting up again in September. Meetings are held every third Friday of the month. 
Arboretum Update

Over the summer, we have been caring for and maintaining our newly planted Arboretum. It contains about 80 native & edible trees. This summer, we spent time mulching around the trees. This gives them a better chance at survival as there is less competition from grass and weeds for nutrients. 

A huge thank you to Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment for providing us will the trees, materials and knowledge to create this Arboretum!

Summer is coming to an end and many of us are thinking ahead to the start of another school season. Tucker House is too! We will be starting back up our eco-education program, which is aimed at getting kids outdoors, moving and thinking about the environment. Our eco-education program includes a historical tour of the house, a nature walk through our diverse forest and learning about the value of trees in our newly planted arboretum. 

Thanks to the TD Friends of the Environment, we are able to offer a subsidized rate for school groups that would like to participate. This makes the program more accessible than ever! 

If you know of any school or youth group that may be interested, please contact us by email at
Open House
Hosted July 28th, 2019

On July 28th, Tucker House hosted its annual Open House. We had the pleasure of meeting new neighbours, hosting return campers and reminiscing with retired staff. It was an opportunity for our community to learn more about Tucker House programming, meet other awesome organizations, enjoy good food, take a nature walk, explore the historic house and take a dip in our pool.
Thank you to all those who came out to take part in the fun!

We also would like to extend a huge thank you to all our special guests including; Boisés Est , Ecology Ottawa , Bytown Paranormal & the Clarence-Rockland Ghostbusters . And a special thank you to our lovely neighbour, Marie, who shared her knowledge about the house’s history by guiding tours.
Tea at Tucker House

We have officially launched our new program - Tea at Tucker House . We wanted to create an accessible and affordable outing for seniors in and around our community. In partnership with the Ottawa Community Foundation, we have successfully hosted 4 seniors groups this summer. Each group has been a pleasure to host and our staff has been inspired by the stories the participants have shared with us. 

Groups spend about 2-3 hours on site and receive a guided tour of the house. With the help of our local historians, participants not only learn about the history of the property, but also the surrounding community of Clarence-Rockland. And, of course, there is lots of time to indulge in unlimited tea, savoury treats and sweet eats.
We are looking to host 4 more groups this fall. If you know of a seniors group or retirement home who would enjoy participating in this outing, please contact our Sustainability Coordinator by email at or by phone at (613) 446-2117 ext. 3.
Save the Date
Upcoming Events

Stay tuned to the Tucker House Facebook & Instagram Pages. We will be posting more information about these events as we get closer to the dates!

Join us for our Toy & Children's Clothing Swap.

When: September 10th at 10am
Where: Tucker House (1731 Tucker Rd)

Bring up to 5 different items to exchange or give away. This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents in the community and of course your children are welcome to come too!

September 6-8, 2019

On September 6-8, Tucker House will be hosting their second meditation and yoga retreat. In collaboration with Sobina Yoga and Lor's Holistic Health Treatment, the weekend will feature guided yoga and mediation sessions, as well as workshops and discussions relating to mindfulness and self-reflection.

Accommodation and meals are included and catering by Tucker House staff and Little Jo Berry's in Ottawa.

For more info or to register, please visit our website or send us an email
Fall Workshops
Seed Saving Workshop
September 25th
1:30 pm- 3pm
$10 per person

Join our expert gardener, Nathalie Mathieu and learn about the importance of seed saving. You gain hands on seed-saving experience and receive a package of Tucker House Heritage Seeds to take home!
Pie Making Workshop
October 10th
7-8:30 pm
$15 per person

Come out for a night of fun! We will be making delicious pies using only local ingredients, just in time for Thanksgiving. This event will be zero-waste and we will provide you with tips on how to reduce waste during the holidays.
November 8, 2019

For the first time ever, Tucker House will be the site of a paranormal investigation!

On November 8, 2019 at 8pm, the awesome team at Bytown Paranormal and Clarence-Rockland Ghostbusters will be conducting a paranormal investigation into the infamous Tucker House. Participants will follow along with the investigation and have the opportunity to learn more about paranormal investigations including gear used and methods to conducting these investigations.
Tickets are $20 each which covers the cost of admission, a campfire and hot apple cider. 
Stay tuned to our Facebook page to learn how you can purchase your tickets.

* Please note this is a family friendly event! Bytown Paranormal and Clarence-Rockland Ghostbusters investigations will not confirm or deny the presence of anything paranormal. Our partnership with these two organizations is a fun new way to interact with the community and to encourage a better understanding into Tucker House and its history.
All are welcome to this night of family fun! 
Green Christmas Party
December 8th
1-4 pm

Let's celebrate the Christmas season together at Tucker House. Come for a fun-filled, festive afternoon! There will be games, hot cocoa and even a visit from Santa himself.
We will also be offering tips and tricks about how to reduce waste this holiday season.