Outdoor Education offers your class the opportunity to investigate nature’s wonders using your senses. Students can touch, see, hear, smell, and sometimes taste all the goodness outdoors. Outdoor Education provides students with the chance to see what they have been learning in the classroom in a different way; around them and in their hands!
Our Outdoor Education program will enable your students to experience a Christ-centered outdoor education program that is both interactive and creative.
Outdoor Education is rooted in:
“I would come back without hesitation! It was the perfect field trip!”-4th grade teacher
“We had a great time! I loved the opportunity to reinforce what has been taught in the classroom, in a place that also reinforced our Bible-based values!”-3rd grade teacher
"The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the outdoors, team building, and God. We loved our trip!"-5th & 6th grade teacher
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We are here to serve you. If you are interested in a short, 1 day, educational experience, we would love your visit. You can pack a lunch or buy lunch here as a group. If you are interested in an extended, multi-day educational trip, we can serve you too!
We customize our programs to fit the needs of your groups and time schedule. Contact us to choose the programs that best relate to your students and classroom topics. A typical 1 day field trip can complete 1-2 programs.
Each program is designed to fit into a 2 hour time frame. Unless otherwise marked, each program is priced at $4 per student. Most educational programs are geared for students, grade 3rd-6th (Adventure Programs 3rd-12th).
Explore the natural ecosystem of our water systems around camp where we’ll locate, collect, and examine amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants.
Let’s take a hike! Students will take a closer look at local trees, flowers, and fungi. We’ll discuss the ecosystems surrounding them and how they are affected by change.
We’ll enjoy collecting and classifying these creepy creatures. Then, we’ll examine their different body parts and functions.
All communities have homes, inhabitants, and places to eat. We’ll look at ecosystems and see who’s there.
We’ll study their eating habits and where they choose to make their homes, while learning how to identify the birds that are all around us.
Trek through the winding creek and note the diverse scenery. Examine a cliff and catch water creatures.
We’ll learn the basics of a compass and map. Then, we’ll learn how to navigate diverse terrain. This program is only offered for 5th grade and up.
Learn about the different types of rocks and work at trying to identify them. We will explore the cliff systems that we have at the camp and discuss the beauty of God’s creation.
We will learn a new skill that takes focus, practice, and hard work. We will learn the health benefits of archery and enjoy the time outdoors.
If staying overnight, come lie in our star gazing field and be overwhelmed with the starry expanse.<
February and March only (depends greatly on the weather). We will identify maple trees, tap them, collect sap, and boil it down to syrup. We will learn about the history of maple tapping and explore this natural resource. (Different length of time/$6 per student)
For grades 3rd-12th. Bring your class closer together with these group initiatives located on our very own Challenge Mountain. These challenges will provide experiential learning opportunities to help your students grow closer to God and to each other. A trained facilitator will work with your group as they discover truths about team work, leadership, communication, and care for others. ($4 per student)
Activities available determined by grade. Provide an opportunity for your students to challenge and push themselves while they are having fun! Our high ropes course includes a rock wall, the Sky Zip, the Cliff Zip, Learning to Fly, the Catwalk, Dangling Duo, and the Leap of Faith. $120/per group for 2 hours of high ropes, $80/per group for 1 hour of the Cliff Zipline, and $150/per group for 1 hour of the Sky Zip.
Challenging your students in Truth, Faith, and Leadership
Embrace the chance to interact with your students in a setting outside of school. Our trained staff, facilities, ropes course, and environment provide a great opportunity for you to invest in the spiritual development of your students. Focus on leadership training, Biblical teaching, or team building. Take a 2-3 day retreat for your 8th grade, high school, seniors, or your entire school! Each retreat is designed to meet your school's individual needs.
(See Adventure Programs under Educational Programs Tab, and Schools Tab)
“Discovery Days” is designed for homeschooled students, grades 3rd-6th. We offer 6 program days a school year where students can come and explore nature with us. Our Discover Days Program is designed in a 3 year rotation. Sign up for individual days or the whole school year. Each Discovery Day cost $10. Choose to come on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Discovery Days will begin at 9:30am and end at 2:00pm. Each student will have something that they take home with them from each Discovery Day. Students are responsible for bringing their own sack lunch.
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What our Discovery Day Parents have to say!
"You have done a great job keeping a balance of learning about creation and keeping it relevant to what is laid out in Scripture! Thank you for all your hardwork!"
"My boys were counting down the days till the next Discovery Days. They had a blast learning."
"Discovery Days is a great way to learn all about God's creation in a fun, safe setting! Thank you so much for offering these to our homeschool community!"