YMCA Camp Lincoln Outdoor Education

Homeschool Programs

Monthly Homeschool Program

Ages 5-12

We are excited to announce that our homeschool programs are back.  Join us for fun and engaging days out at camp, where we will explore the outdoors, learn some cool stuff, and hang out with friends old and new.  As always, our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for all of our students.  Due to the current situation, we have added a few precautions in line with CDC and state guidelines, including extra cleaning of all camp facilities, smaller group sizes, a short health survey for each student upon arrival, social distancing within groups, and mask usage when 6ft distance cannot be maintained between participants.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out.  We are looking forward to seeing you back at camp!


2020-2021 Monthly Homeschool Sessions

Bird is the Word
April 7 OR 8, 2021
9am - 4pm

Join us for day committitted fulllly to our fine feathered friends.  Participate in a bird house/bird feeder project; identify the beautiful birds that are making their way back north after wintering down south, and learn about the local birds that stick around all year.  All this plus plenty of time to play games and explore Camp Lincoln.


Earth Day
April 14 OR 15, 2021

In anticipation of Earth Day we will be planting seeds, identifying plants, and creating a new garden bed at camp for use by future generations.  We will watch as nature at camp comes alive.  It will be a wonderful day of learning and exploration.

To register online, see the links below.
Contact geof@ymcacamplincoln.org with questions.

Teen Homeschool Program
April 9 and 16, 2021
Ages 12-17

One registration covers two days of outdoor fun. Come hang out with other homeschool teens while participating in meaningful outdoor programing with a focus towards teambuilding, communication and leadership skills.  We work on group projects, tackle challenges, and take time to relax in our beautiful environment. 

Teen Mountain Bike Day
April 21, 2021
Ages 12-17

This program is the first in a series of adventure programs for homeschool teens.  During this program we will start the the day exploring the trails at Camp Lincoln before heading off the camp property to explore the local trails that abbutt our land.  Previous experience riding on trails and dirt roads is necessary.  We will ride around 10 miles throughout the day with plenty of time to rest, eat and drink.  Bikes and helmets will be provided, but teens are welcome to bring their own bikes.  Please reach out with any questions.

Bird is the Word April 7     Register
Bird is the Word April 8     Register
Earth Day April 14     Register
Earth Day April 15     Register
Teen Program April 9 & 16     Register
Mountain Bike Day April 21     Register

Registration will open approximately 90 days prior to the session date. Registration closes at 5:00 PM on the Monday preceeding the program date. 

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.