YMCA Camp Campbell teach youth science while encouraging a love and respect for the outdoors. Our experienced staff lead youth through educational activities, classic camp bonding experiences, and nature inspired learning opportunities.
Contact YMCA Camp Campbell staff at [email protected] or 831-338-2128.
About Outdoor Education
We are a private facility so all tours must be scheduled. Please contact the main office if you are interested in visiting.
Environmental education at Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School is an extension of classroom curriculum. Just as students go to the lab to study chemistry or to the gym to study physical education, students need to go the outdoors to learn best how the environment operates. Students see, feel, hear, and smell the realities of nature.
While lessons vary according to individual field teachers, weather conditions, specific class needs, and inspiration of the moment, these core concepts are common to the experience of all students:
Functioning ecosystems investigated:
- Riparian and lotic aspects of the San Lorenzo River, and the unique characteristics of the redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, chaparral and meadow communities.
- Experiential strategies and activities like observation, measurement, sampling, sensory experience and interpretation, and comparative investigations.
- Fundamental ecology and resource management concepts in ever field study.