Home School Resources

YMCA Camp Lincoln works cooperatively with home school groups to provide social and educational opportunities for youth and their families. Year-round nature, adventure, and life-skills based programming is provided by experienced facilitators. Classroom lessons are reinforced through exploration of the outdoors and sharing with others. Through extensive high ropes, challenge course, orienteering, nature writing, pond ecology, snowshoeing, and other educational activities, outdoor learning is enjoyable,

As a part of our mission to provide programming for all, YMCA Camp Lincoln is driven to organize these opportunities for home school groups. Quality programs and learning opportunities are available through traditional programs. New programs can be created and customized to fit specific curriculum needs. Any subject can be covered with unique hands on learning.

Experiences can be tailored to fit a one-day experience, a multi-day program or an overnight adventure. Each YMCA Camp Lincoln experience is unique with lasting effects.


Upcoming Home School Events

Join other home school families at YMCA Camp Lincoln for a day filled with fun and enriching programming. The day’s focus is on leadership development, team-building skills, physical education and nature exploration. Activities on the high ropes course, challenge course, nature trails and the lake will allow participants to interact with other home school families. All activities will be facilitated by Camp Lincoln’s experienced staff members.

Here is the posting for our upcoming events: 

Friday, May 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

YMCA Camp Lincoln is happy to announce the upcoming Homeschool Jamboree on May 15, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Please join us for a day of fun in the beautiful outdoors. Activities will include boating, archery, guided nature walks, crafts, climbing, and field games. We will also be offering a BBQ lunch at an additional cost ($6 person) or you can bring your own.

Cost: $12 per person, $30 for a family with three or more.

Optional BBQ lunch: $6/person. Lunch includes Burgers, Dogs, Veggie Burgers, Potato Salad, Sunchips, Baby Carrots and Lemonade. Or you can bring your own lunch.

Registration is required, and is open online.  Click the "register" button to sign up. Please register children and adults participating in the event before Wednesday, May 13th. (Adults can register with the child's registration.)



This year, YMCA Camp Lincoln will be offering a monthly home school event on the third Friday of each month. The programs are open to ages 5 to 13, and have environmental education themes that focus on natural science.  We will divide participants into a lower level and an upper level program, both offered on the same day with age appropriate activities.  Participants will spend time exploring nature, playig nature games and activities, making a craft, nature journaling, and learning about local ecosystems.

Friday October 17, 2014 - Fall Migration and Nocturnal Animals
Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 4:00pm
$12 per person ($30 max per family)

Join us for an exciting and educational day at camp.  We will explore the fall migration habits of animals, and learn about some adaptations of nocturnal creatures.  Come prepared to be outside for the day, with your own lunch, snacks and water bottle.  These programs are held rain or shine. Click here for a tentative schedule for Fall Migration and Nocturnal Animals.

November 21, 2014 - Habitats and Food Webs
Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 4:00pm
$12 per person ($30 max per family)

We will spend our day exploring NH animal habitats, and local food systems. Come prepared to be outside for the day.  Bring your own lunch, snacks and water bottle.  These programs are held rain or shine.

December 19, 2014 - Adaptations and Preparing for Winter
Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 4:00pm
$12 per person ($30 max per family)

Join us for an exciting and educational day at camp.  On Friday December 19th we will be learning about animal and plant adaptations, including how they prepare for winter.  We will be covering hibernation, migration, and specific adaptations of a number of interesting plants and animals.  Learning will be paired with fun games and crafts.

Friday January 16, 2015 - Winter Jamboree 

February 20, 2015 - Winter Survival

Drop off at 9:00am and pick up at 4:00pm
$12 per person ($30 max per family)

Join us for an exciting and educational day at Camp Lincoln.  On Friday February 20th we will be learning about Winter Survival.  The day will be spent learning the important information and skills needed to survive New England’s worst weather.  Topics covered will include the ten essentials, signs and symptoms of winter related injuries and illnesses, shelter building, fire starting, and water purification.  Camp staff will lead the groups through age appropriate activities while also taking time for games and crafts.

March 20, 2015 - Plants of Mixed Hardwood Forests

Join us for a fun and informative day of exploration and adventure.  Camp Lincoln is happy to announce our upcoming homeschool program, Plants of Mixed Hardwood Forests.  Spend a day exploring and learning in our beautiful natural environment on the shores of Kingston Lake.  Discover the history behind the White Pines alternative name, mast tree.  Learn the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees.  Also, get down on your hands and knees and unearth the smaller plants that cover our forest floor.  Students will also have the opportunity to help create an interpretive nature walk for future students to use.  Sign up today and tell a friend!!! 

April 17, 2015 - Lake Ecology
More information will be available soon.

Friday May 15, 2015 - Spring Jamboree (See information above)
Additional information about this event can be found above.


Questions about Home School Events

For all questions please contact:

Geof Harris
Attn: Home School Programs
YMCA Camp Lincoln
P.O. Box 729
Kingston NH 03848 

Phone: 603-642-3361 ext. 202

E-mail: Geof@ymcacamplincoln.org


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