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Day Trips

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If your school is not able to stay at camp overnight, a day trip, extended day trip or a series of day trips are a great solution. Available for K-12 students, our programs are designed to integrate into school curriculum. For day groups, we recommend groups to be between 16-20 students. Meals and snacks for day programs are available for an additional fee. To learn more or book your trip, please contact Alison Fisk


The following is a list of programs available through Fairview Lake’s Environmental Education Center.  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 16-20 per group.  


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


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


Boating (seasonal)
Cross Country Skiing (seasonal)
Eco Art
Ice Fishing (seasonal)
New Games
Ridge Hike
Wilderness Survival


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

EVENING PROGRAMS (for Extended-Day Programs)

New Games
Night Hikes (Only 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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