Educational Foundations

Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Kresge’s Outdoor Education Mission: to empower students to connect with nature, have fun while learning and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Looking for a great local and inexpensive educational field trip? YMCA Camp Kresge offers a wide variety of science based, outdoor education and team building classes for you to choose from. Teachers work with our Outdoor Education Director, Laura Buzzell-McElhinney, to plan the perfect visit.

Day Visit Class Descriptions and Fees

Sample Health Form for School Visits

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Outdoor Education Student Quotes

“Thank you for a great day. I enjoyed the adventure we took today.” K.R. 6th grade

“It was one of the best times of my life. The food was delicious. The games we played were so much fun. I actually learned and had fun at the same time.” I.C. 4th grade

“I learned so much stuff from camp. It’s like a whole new level.” S. 4th grade

“I had a great time and the food was good and my trip was just plain awesome! Thank you for the amazing time and great staff.” 4th grade

“The first thing I want to say is that I loved loved loved the food. The second thing I want to thank you for is the amazing games! I am a new student so the game where you got to learn more about everyone was brilliant (team building).” I.S. 4th grade

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