Outdoor Environmental Education - Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA

Outdoor Environmental Education

Enrich your classroom curriculum with hands-on learning in a natural environment.  Our Outdoor Environmental Education program can reinforce speech, math, science and physical education.  Additionally, students are provided opportunities to grow in social interaction, community living and cooperative learning.  As Educators, you may bring your own activities or choose from a wide and diverse selection of activities Camp Wapsie has to offer.

We are excited to be updating our lesson plans to align with the new Iowa Science Standards. The following lessons have already been aligned to the new standards:

  • Wilderness Survival: EST I:A, EST 1:B
  • Pond Study: 5LS2.A, S-LS2.B
  • GPS: S-ESS2.A, 5_ESS3.C

Please view our Activity Options and Group Information Planning Guide

Camp Wapsie's Retreats Program Director, Michelle Wiersig would love to assist you in planning your school’s visit!  Please contact her via e-mail or phone at 319-435-2577. 


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