Outdoor Education

We accommodate a variety of Outdoor Education programs at Camp Whitewood, from day trips to week long stays; we have the ability and experience to meet your group’s needs. Typically the students will be broken into small groups and go through a rotation of activities. If you have a program or idea that you would like to see but is not included here, please let us know so we can work together to achieve the program you want. These are classes and activities that our staff has experience teaching and have worked well: 

  • Stream Study

  • Tree Identification

  • Fire Building

  • Primitive Technology

  • Wilderness Survival

  • Team Building Challenge Course

  • Archery

  • Maple Syrup

  • Air Rockets

  • Outdoor Cooking

  • Animal Tracking

  • Nature Crafts

  • Night Hiking

  • Campfire

  • Songs, skits, stories

  • Nature Hikes

  • Atlatls

  • Backpacking 101

  • Nature Matching/Portraits

  • Creative Writing

  • Map Reading

  • Reactions

  • Birding

  • Geology/Fossils

  • Nocturnal Creatures

  • Astronomy

  • Weather

  • Forestry Studies

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All of our classes are taught to encourage hands-on experience and participation by students. We believe that students learn by doing. Our activities are both fun and educational, utilizing children’s energy and creativity to guide them towards a greater connection and appreciation for the world around them. Many schools and teachers come prepared to teach classes or lead activities as well. Camp is a great time for teachers to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom and connect with students in a different environment. We encourage teachers to use camp as a time to enhance the work done in the classroom. We are here to help and assist you. 

Sample Daily Schedule 

7:45-8:00 – Flag Raising/Hoppers to the Dining Hall 

8:00-8:45 – Breakfast 

8:45-9:00 – Cabins/Travel Time 

9:00-10:15 – Rotation 1 

10:15-10:30 – Restrooms/Travel Time 

10:30-11:45 – Rotation 2 

11:45-12:00 – Hoppers/Restrooms 

12:00-12:45 – Lunch 

12:45-1:00 – Cabins/Restrooms 

1:00-2:15 – Rotation 3 

2:15-2:30 – Restrooms/Travel Time 

2:30-3:45 – Rotation 4 

3:45-4:00 – Restrooms/Travel Time 

4:00-5:15 – Rotation 5 

5:15-5:30 – Hoppers/Restrooms 

5:30-6:15 – Dinner 

6:15-6:30 – Flag Lowering 

6:30-7:30 – Recreation Time 

7:30-9:00 – Evening Program (campfire, night hike, etc) 

9:00-9:15 – Snack 

9:15-10:00 – Showers, ready for bed 

10:00 – Lights Out 

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