What is Outdoor Education

A Way to Learn Through Nature!

Learn While Having Fun

YMCA Camp Potawotami teaches subjects such as Living History, Environmental Education, Animal Study, Outdoor Living Skills, Recreation, Group Building. Children will be participating in a highly organized learning experience.  We teach about the outdoors by being outdoors.

All activities will be based on a “choose your challenge” ideal. This means that students will be able to decide for themselves what challenges they choose to accept. Our programs are designed to downplay competition and encourage community building. “Everyone is a winner at Camp Potawotami!” Encourage students to stretch their comfort zones. However, students should never feel uncomfortable. We work hard to ensure that camp is a safe place for kids—emotionally and physically. 

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.