Outdoor Education

Why Outdoor Education?

 

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:

  • THE CREATOR - A Christ-centered program that upholds the testimony of God’s Word
  • CREATION - An interactive, hands-on experience in God’s creation
  • CREATIVITY - Creative teaching that aims to inspire learners, not just entertain or explain facts

 

Our Teacher Reviews:

“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

Contact Ashley Nierman with any questions at explore@twinlakescamp.com

 

 

A Trip Designed to Meet Your Needs

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.

 

Day Programs
Sample Schedule 1
9:00 Program  
11:00 Break/Free Time Activities  
12:30 Lunch  
1:00 Program  
3:00 Depart  
Sample Schedule 2
9:00 Program  
11:00 Break/Freetime Activities  
12:30 Lunch  
1:00 Program  
3:00 Depart  

 

Residential Programs
Multiply the fun-filled exploration and discovery of a Day Program with a TWO OR THREE DAYS Residential Program! Simply choose the length of your stay, select your programs, and call for a reservation. All buildings are heated and air conditioned, and you won’t find a camp with better food. (Call ahead to notify of dietary allergies and we will be happy to assist you.) Programs can be customized to fit the needs of your group and schedule. A sample schedule is included for reference ...

 

Sample Day 1
10:00 Arrive  
10:15 Program  
12:45 Program  
 2:15 Break  
 2:30 Program  
 4:00 Group Games  
 5:15 Dinner  
 6:00 School Activity  
 8:30 Night Hike  
10:00 Lights Out  
Sample Day 2
 8:00 Breakfast  
 8:45 Program  
10:15 Break  
10:30 Program  
12:00 Lunch  
12:45 Program  
 2:15 Break  
 2:30 Program  
 4:00 Group Games  
 5:15 Dinner  
 6:00 School Activity  
 8:30 Camp Fire  
10:00 Lights Out  
Sample Day 3
 8:00 Breakfast  
 8:45 Program  
10:15 Break  
10:30 Program  
12:00 Lunch  
 1:00 Depart  
Meals
Breakfast $7.00  
Lunch $8.00  
Dinner $9.00  
Lodging
Housing $25.00  

Contact Ashley Nierman with any questions at explore@twinlakescamp.com

Education 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).

 

Water Study

Explore the natural ecosystem of our water systems around camp where we’ll locate, collect, and examine amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants.

Plant Study

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.

Insect Study

We’ll enjoy collecting and classifying these creepy creatures. Then, we’ll examine their different body parts and functions.

Community Builders

All communities have homes, inhabitants, and places to eat. We’ll look at ecosystems and see who’s there.

Bird Study

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.

Creek Walks

Trek through the winding creek and note the diverse scenery. Examine a cliff and catch water creatures.

Orienteering

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.

Geology

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.

Archery

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.

Night Hike

If staying overnight, come lie in our star gazing field and be overwhelmed with the starry expanse.<

Maple Tapping

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)

Adventure Program - Low Ropes

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)

Adventure Program - High Ropes

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.

 

Contact Ashley Nierman with any questions at explore@twinlakescamp.com

 

Spiritual Enrichment Retreats

 

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)

 

Contact Ashley Nierman with any questions at explore@twinlakescamp.com

 

 

 

Homeschool Discovery Days

 

“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.

2017-2018 School Year
Aug 16 & 17, 2017 Canoeing/Fish Study: Boating skills, fishing, and learn about our fish
Sept 13 & 14, 2017 Natural Resources/Worms: Plant resources, worms, and compost
Oct 11 & 12, 2017 Adventure Day: Low Ropes, archery, and zip line with a spiritual emphasis
Mar 7 & 8, 2018 Maple Tapping/Candle Making: Tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup and learn how to make candles
Apr 11 & 12, 2018 Archery/Native Americans: Archery skills and safety, Native American history and life
May 9 & 10, 2018 Critter Scene Investigation: small mammals, tracking, predator/prey

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.

Discovery Days Registration2017-2018.pdf

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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!"

 

Contact Ashley Nierman with any questions at explore@twinlakescamp.com