Our Grounds & Trails
Ketcha Outdoors encompasses a total of 107 acres of beautiful fields and forest which provides the perfect backdrop for our year round nature based children’s programming. In addition, our property also features an extensive collection of trails that are open to the public and eventually connects to the abutting 90 acre Scarborough Land Trust Libby Farm trail.
We invite families and friends to enjoy our property for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and environmental education anytime Ketcha Outdoor programs are not in progress. Furry friends are also welcome to visit the property as long as they remain leashed. We ask that all visitors refrain from bringing motorized vehicles onto the property. Click here for a Trail Map.
The Main Building
The first Barn that “Camp Ketcha” inherited with the property served as the Main Building of the organization for years until it was unfortunately destroyed by an electrical fire in 1999. Since then Ketcha Outdoors has been rebuilt and the current red building offers classrooms for our preschoolers, rainy day spaces for our campers, and the beautiful backdrop from several weddings.
Because of the pandemic we are currently asking visitors to refrain from stopping by during normal operating hours unless they have called ahead or made an appointment with a member of staff. The Main Building is locked on the weekends.
Ketcha Outdoors has offered summer horseback riding programs since its founding however in 1987 construction of the barn began to create a dedicated space for farm education and animal care. Currently year round barnyard residents include 1 Cow, 1 Horse, 7 Goats, 2 Ducks, 1 Rabbit and a handful of chickens.
The Barn is not open to the public outside of scheduled events.
The Waterfront as it is affectionately known, is the area that houses both our pond and our inground swimming pool. Both places are favorite spots in the summer for campers to cool down and catch frogs. These spaces are not open to the public under normal circumstances as we do not allow any swimming to take place without the presence of a certified lifeguard. If you would like to rent either space please click here for more information.
The Ice House
The Ice House is the only original building from the time of purchase to survive on the property and has since been refurbished into an additional space for our children’s programming. The Ice House can be found at the start of the Libby River Farm trailhead. Due to the fact that we use it frequently for programming, access to the Ice House is off limits for the public.