Outdoor Environmental EducationThousands of students experience the excitement of the Outdoor and Environmental Education (OEE) program at YMCA Camp Seymour every year, exploring ecosystems, understanding natural resources, and improving outdoor and group building skills. Our naturalist staff hails from across the United States. With college degrees in environmental studies or outdoor education, they are hired for science skills, teaching experience, and enthusiasm.
Our program is designed for 4th through 6th grade students, but can be tailored to any age group. Students spend from 1 to 5 days participating in hands-on classes such as Marine Science, forest ecosystems, wildlife ecology, live reptiles, sustainability and the living machine, orienteering, canoeing, small group challenge as well as co-op course and climbing wall.
Classes are designed to enhance Washington State Essential Learning Standards. Evening activities provide fun and fellowship for students, teachers, and parents.
- Teacher's planning manual
- OEE Curriculum Guide (includes EALR alignment)
- Cabin Leader Manual
- Cabin Leader Contract
- Student Journal Template
- EGDELWONK QUESTIONS (a trivia game based on Camp Seymour classes)
- Egdelwonk Answer Sheet
- Pre and post Living Machine curriculum
- Frequently Asked Questions for Parents