Welcome to Outdoor Education with Camp Mack!
We look forward to serving you and your students in the great outdoors! An outdoor education experience with Camp Mack is a phenomenal way for teachers to get to know their students better and develop a great classroom community.
At Camp Mack, we believe that teachers are the essential link between students, parents, and OE staff. Teacher participation is intimately related to student success with our program. The outdoor education staff are excited and prepared to lead outdoor lessons and campfire programs, but because teachers know the students the best, we count on their support, advice, and guidance in our efforts to build relationships with outdoor education attendees. Teachers’ endorsement of and participation in activities motivates students and legitimizes their involvement. Creating such shared experiences in natural places prepares instructors to integrate the outdoor education time at camp into classroom-based follow-up.
We look forward to building a customized trip for you and your students. We are confident that we can meet your curriculum goals and help enhance the sense of community in your classroom upon your return. All of our natural science classes are based on state standards and include optional pre- and post- camp lessons for you to conduct in your classroom before and after your trip. We are also happy to teach any topic you struggle with and we’d love to meet with you and/or your students before you visit! Please contact us with any questions and to set up your trip today! Upon booking, you will receive the necessary trip planning documents.
Camp Mack hopes that you, as a teacher, are involved in the trip. We greatly value your input and feedback, and we’d love to hear how your trip was. We also hope you bring parents along to make things easier for you and us! We would like to maintain a ratio of about 1 adult per 8 students, and while we are just getting started with the program, we don’t have extra staff to provide. For a normal class of 26 kids, we hope you bring 3 parents or volunteers who can pass a background check and spend the night with the kids. Supervision is definitely needed during evening hours and during the night. During the day activities you are welcome to spend some time alone planning or participating with the group – it’s up to you!
Once your school has chosen your activities and completed your booking, we’d like to send you some pre- and post- camp activities/lessons that you can do with your students. These lessons are completely optional – we just want to help make your visit as easy as possible by taking some of the planning out of your hands.
We also expect that you will have a great time, get to know your students better, and maybe even learn something from our instructors! We are here to make your stay amazing, so please let us know how we can help! We look forward to serving you!
Sample Program Schedule – 1 Day
Sample Program Schedule – 2 Days/1 Night
Sample Program Schedule – 3 Days/2 Nights