Residential Trips

Our most popular programs for Environmental Education are our Residential Programs. Students, teachers and chaperones can stay for 2-5 days, with plenty of time for classes, activities, play and learning! Schedules can vary based on your school's focus and desired outcomes. When building your school's schedule for your stay, our experienced staff can guide you in creating a well rounded experience for students and teachers. 

Students, Teachers and Chaperones will stay overnight in cabins. For more information on accommodations, please visit our What to Expect page. For more information, or to book a trip for your school, please contact, Natalie Knickerbocker, Environmental Education Director or call 800 686 1166.




Programs:

The following is a list of programs available through Fairview Lake’s Environmental Education Center to visiting residential school groups.  The activities and depth of the subject matter will vary depending on the grade level of the group and the length of time permitted for each class. It is our recommendation that classes be a minimum of 1.5 hours with a target class size of 15-18 per group.  

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Lake Limnology
Stream Ecology
Swamp Ecology
Wildlife Ecology
Forest Ecology
Owls, Feathers and Fur
Predator Prey

CHALLENGE EDUCATION

A.S.E.- Team Building
Climbing Wall
Giant Swing
War Canoe (seasonal)
High Ropes Course*
Leap of Faith*
Vertical Playpen*
Zip Line*

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Archery
Boating (seasonal)
Cross Country Skiing (seasonal)
Eco Art
GPS
Ice Fishing (seasonal)
New Games
Orienteering
Ridge Hike
Star-lab
Wilderness Survival

LIVING HISTORY

Native American History
Colonial Cooking
Candle Making
Apple Cidering (seasonal)

EVENING PROGRAMS

Campfire
New Games
Night Hikes (available from September - May 15)
Ice Cream Social*
Evening Speakers**

 

*Additional Fee
**Must be arranged by school. Fairview Lakes YMCA Camps can also provide a list of excellent presenters for your student's enjoyment.  

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