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 Thursdays 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 $25/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. 

Home School Kick-off Event - September 4

Come join us for Homeschool Kick off event! This is a family event to allow everyone a chance to see all that camp offers! We will have open program spaces such as boating, archery and high ropes! A BBQ lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

2019-2020 Monthly Home School Sessions

Insects and Worms Galore Oct 9 Oct 10
Under the Lake Oct 16 Oct 17
Fall Colors Nov 6 Nov 7
Earth's Climate Nov 13

Nov 14

Sensory Expedition Dec 11 Dec 12
Reptile Rampage Dec 18 Dec 19
Winter Survival Jan 8 Jan 9
New England Winters Jan 15 Jan 16
Mad Science Feb 5 Feb 6
Nature's Creatures Feb 12 Feb 13

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 Teen Program

Camp Lincoln is happy to offer opportunities for older homeschool students with our teen leadership and adventure program. This program is open to 12-17 year olds, and will meet one Monday each month for three months. Teens will spend each day participating in adventure and outdoor based activities. Goals for this program include developing independence, strengthening self-confidence, learning positive decision making, developing group skills and character development. 

Cost is $90 for a three month session. Students must register for all three months. Advanced registration is required. The Teen program meets on Mondays from 9 AM to 4 PM. 

2020 winter dates are January 6, February 3, and March 9.


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.