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“To give her the opportunity to experience independence, to develop confidence in that independence, to learn how to become a better friend, and to grow socially, emotionally and spiritually.”

Program Rates

One school staff per every ten students is welcome at no charge.

Day Program:

Includes 3 units and 1 meal
April & Oct.: $22 per student
May, Aug., & Sept: $25 per student

Extended Day Program:

Includes 4 units, 1 evening program and 2 meals
April & Oct.: $35 per student
May, Aug., & Sept: $40 per student

2 Day/1 Night Program

Includes lodging, 5 units, 1 evening program and 3 meals
April & Oct.: $55 per student
May, Aug., & Sept: $62 per student

3 Day/2 Night Program

Includes lodging, 8 units, 2 evening programs and 6 meals
April & Oct.: $88 per student
May, Aug., & Sept: $102 per student

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outdoor education

Reserve your date today! Call us at (260) 351-2525 for a personal discussion on how to tailor this exciting program for your classroom or group.

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Program

The K-3rd grade curriculum is specifically designed to meet Indiana State standards. A day trip allows schools to visit YMCA Camp Potawotami within their school day schedule. Our curriculum combines natural science, team building and outdoor recreation.

Classes include: Leaf and Plant Hunters, Soil Investigators, Creepy Crawlies, Climbing Tower, Canoeing and Cooperative Games.

The cost for this program is $20 per student.

Teacher and School Resources:

Curriculum Overview
Teacher Planning Guide
Living History - The First Thanksgiving


4th - 5th Grade Program

YMCA Camp Potawotami offers both day and overnight programs to give students a hands-on educational experience. Our classes highlight natural science, team building and outdoor recreation skill classes.

Classes Available: (Please see Curriculum Guide for Indiana State Standards)

  • Tree Study
  • Lake Study
  • Rock Climbing Tower
  • Wetlands Study
  • Low Ropes
  • Owl Study
  • Archery
  • Native American Living
  • Predator/Prey
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneer Living
  • Teambuilding Initiatives
  • Survival/Outdoor Shelter Building
    Evening Options:
  • Campfire Program
  • Potawotami Trail
  • Night Sky
  • Night Walk
  • Campfire
  • Hay Ride
  • Potawotami Bingo
  • Camp Potawotami Teambuilding Olympics

Teacher and School Resources:

Curriculum Guide for 4th - 5th Grade including Indiana State Standards
Teacher Planning Guide


6th -8th Grade Program

YMCA Camp Potawotami offers unique learning opportunities through our hands-on exploration and adventure programming. We offer a wide array of teambuilding and science classes. Students will gain leadership experience while at camp.

Classes Available:

  • Rock Climbing Tower
  • Wetlands Study
  • Low Ropes
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneer Living
  • Teambuilding Initiatives I
  • Teambuilding Initiatives II
  • Survival/Outdoor Shelter Building
Evening Options:
  • Campfire Program
  • Night Awareness

    Teacher and School Resources:

    Curriculum 6th - 8th Grade Overview
    Teacher Planning Guide