YMCA Camp Lincoln Outdoor Education

Home School Programs

Monthly Home School Program

Camp Lincoln offers environmental education programs to homeschool students (ages 5-15) from 9 am to 4 pm on two Wednesdays and Fridays of each month! Participants will be divided into two groups according to age and will be led through fun and engaging age-appropriate activities that focus on natural science. Participants will spend the day in nature exploring, playing games, making crafts, journaling, and learning about local ecosystems. Campers should bring weather-appropriate clothing and gear, lunch, snack and water bottle. Programs are offered no matter the weather! 

Cost is $20/student with discounts offered for families of three or more students. Advanced registration is required.

We offer each program theme two times per month. This will allow us to accommodate the students that were unable to include last year because programs were at capacity. Please only sign your students up for one day per theme. 

2017-2018 Monthly Home School Sessions

November 8 Challenge Day Waitlist
November 10 Challenge Day Waitlist
November 15 Wonderful World of Weather Waitlist
November 17 Wonderful World of Weather Register
Registration for the following sessions will open on November 1 at 6:00 am
December 6 Find Our Inner Artist Register
December 8 Find Our Inner Artist Register
December 13 Mad Science Register
December 15 Mad Science Register
January 10 Time and Space Register
January 12 Time and Space Register
January 17 Conservation Register
January 19 Conservation Register
February 7 Winter Recreation Register
February 9 Winter Recreation Register
February 14 Winter Survival


February 16 Winter Survival Register

Registration for sessions in March and April will open on February 1.

Home School Jamboree

YMCA Camp Lincoln celebrates each season with a Home School Jamboree. Seasonal-based activities will keep your kids busy throughout the day. Jamborees are held from 9 am to 4 pm and are open to the entire family. An optional lunch is available for an additional cost.

Cost is $20/student with discounts offered for family of three or more students. The optional lunch is $6 per person. Advance registration is required. 

2017-2018 Home School Jamboree Sessions

May 18 Spring Registration opens Feb 1


Homeschool student builds fire during winter survival clinic

Curiosity at the Creek

YMCA Camp Lincoln Program Director, Geof Harris, talks about his experience as a homeschool student and the influence it has on the programs he creates for homeschool programs at YMCA Camp Lincoln.

Southern District YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.