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 $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. 

2018-2019 Monthly Home School Sessions

Click on the date to register. Registration will open approximately 90 days prior to the session date.
Registration closes on the Monday preceeding the program date. 

On the Wing March 6 March 7
Alternative Energy March 13 March 14
Aquatic Habitats April 10 April 11
Eggs Eggs Everywhere April 17 April 18
The Farm May 8

May 9

Roots in the Real World May 15 May 16

Teen Home School Program

Our teen leadership and adventure program is a monthly block program that meets over a two or three month period. Each month teens, ages 12-17, will spend the day participating in adventure and outdoor based activities to develop independence, strengthen self-confidence, learn positive decision making, develop group skills and continue character development. The teen leadership and adventure program is held from 9am to 4pm, with pick up and drop off at YMCA Camp Lincoln.

Cost is $60/student for two months or $90/student for three months with discounts for three or more registrants from the same family. There is the option to pay the full amount or a 50% deposit at the time of registration. Balances are due on the first day of the program.

Advanced registration is required.

Monday Group Apr 8 and May 6 REGISTER

Home School Jamboree

YMCA Camp Lincoln celebrates each season with a Home School Jamboree family event. Seasonal-based activities will keep your whole family 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. Each student must be accompanied by an adult. 

September 26 Fall Closed
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.