YMCA Camp Lincoln Outdoor Education

Homeschool Programs

Monthly Homeschool 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. 

Homeschool 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 Homeschool Sessions

Flying High Mar 11 Mar 12
Green Energy Mar 18 Mar 19
Bees, Bees Everywhere Apr 8 Apr 9
Explore Teambuilding Apr 15

Apr 16

The Farm May 6 May 7
Water World May 13 May 14

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 two 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 two month session including overnight on May 4th. Students must register for both months. Advanced registration is required.  

2020 spring dates are April 6, May 4 including overnight!


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.

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