Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education at YMCA Camp Carter offers a unique opportunity for students to experience classroom lessons in a hands-on natural environment. With over 360 acres including wooded areas, hiking trails, lakes, shorelines and much more, we have the perfect environment to ensure kids truly get to experience the great outdoors.

We’re bringing the outdoors back into the classroom! We have many flexible packages and options to suit your needs. While some schools come for the day and complete our main OE curriculum classes, some will incorporate an overnight stay in our cabins with night hikes and other fun activities as well as family-style cooked meals at camp’s kitchen. We have the ability and facilities to accommodate almost any school’s needs.

Outdoor Education at YMCA Camp Carter gives young minds the opportunity to learn and be challenged in an outdoor, natural environment, full of wonder, adventure and excitement. Our Outdoor Educators are very passionate about what we do, our staff have backgrounds in natural sciences, education or environmental studies, and love to teach!


Take a look at our Outdoor Education Planning Packet to see what we have to offer!

To request a school trip, please complete the following form: School Booking Request Form. Once received, our staff will check the availability once your form is received. For more information, please contact [email protected].

“I am a counselor at a school and we bring several students from our school to camp each year. We have seen our students become much more social, gain confidence and develop social skills that have made huge positive differences for them in school. Many of them are participating in clubs, sports and other activities they would not have attempted before coming to camp. Camp Carter has made and continues to make a big difference in their lives!”



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