The Air-Eau-Bois outdoor sports base was created in 1972 under the auspices of the Patro d'Ottawa community centre. Originally known as Camp Airobois, Air-Eau-Bois was then exclusively a children's summer camp.
After having rented the facilities from the Redemptorist Fathers in 1972, which had been used as the religious order's summer retreat on Poisson-Blanc lake, Air-Eau-Bois came to purchase the base in 1973.
Known since 1978 as Camp Air-Eau-Bois, the base expanded its range of services over the years, eventually creating the Base de plein air des Outaouais in 1982.
In 2007, Air-Eau-Bois regrouped all of its activities and became the Base de plein-air Air-Eau-Bois.
To facilitate the practice of activities in natural settings through education and the delivery of services and programs geared towards enjoying the great outdoors.
Programs, activities and services
Air-Eau-Bois offers summer camps, outdoor education programs and family vacation packages centered around the great outdoors, with activities including (but not limited to) canoeing, rabaska, adventure trails, swimming, canoe camping, archery, and rock climbing. Different types of catering and lodging (guesthouse, inn, camping) are available, as well as canoe or kayak rentals and a boat launch to access the Poisson-Blanc lake.