YMCA Camp Lincoln Outdoor Education

School Group Programs

Textbooks share information with children, but a hands-on outdoor education experience at Camp Lincoln brings science to life. In partnership with schools, Camp Lincoln facilitates growth in awareness, understanding, appreciation and respect of our natural world. Students can enjoy trail-based learning, emotional growth on the challenge course and hands-on science activities, which act as a springboard for further exploration in and out of the classroom.

Schools can choose from a selection of activities to supplement their academic goals:

  • Nature Hikes
  • Nature Writing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Ecology (Forest & Pond)
  • Orienteering
  • Team-building
  • High & Low Ropes (Challenge) Courses
  • Climbing Wall
  • Mountain Biking
  • Archery
  • Group Games
  • Swimming (summer)
  • Boating (summer)
  • Snowshoeing (winter)
  • Animal tracking (winter)

School programming is available for one day, multiple days or overnight. Students under 18 must have a completed and signed release form to participate in ropes courses. 

Forms and Downloads

Outdoor Education Reservation Form

Reservation form for group outdoor education programs at YMCA Camp Lincoln.

Ropes Course Release

Required release form for all ropes course participants.

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