The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education guides young people into a realm of interesting places, fun recreational activities, and new experiences with friends and family.

We believe that when kids stretch their legs, explore new fields, and connect with the world around them, they grow into healthy, inspired, and confident adventurers who are fortified with a richer sense of their environment and a set of values that are based on an appreciation for the beauty of the natural outdoors.

Our Outdoor Education programs are devoted to helping teachers educate students about the interrelationship and interdependence between man and the environment. The natural world becomes their classroom, and students have the opportunity to learn while exploring trails, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and orienteering.

Our programs operate during the school year, and we offer Outdoor Education experiences ranging from one to five days in length. The curriculum utilizes the natural setting and is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.  Outdoor Education is offered at the following camps:

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