Camp Kresge Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Kresge's Outdoor Education Mission: to empower students to connect with nature, have fun while learning, and create memories that will last a lifetime.


Looking for a great local inexpensive educational field trip?  YMCA Camp Kresge offers a wide variety of science based, outdoor education and team building classes for you to choose from.  Teachers work with our Outdoor Education Director, Courtney Sminkey, to plan the perfect visit.

Outdoor Education Student Quotes

“It was one of the best times in my life.  The food was delicious.  The games we played were so much fun.  I actually learned and had fun at the same time.” I.C. 4th grade

“I had a great time and the food was good and my trip was just plain awesome! Thank you for the amazing time and great staff.” 4th grade

“The first think I want to say is that I loved loved loved the food.  The second thing I want to thank you for is the amazing games! I am a new student so the game where you learn more about everyone was brilliant (team building).” I.S. 4th grade

“We were truly impressed with your facility and the way in which you welcomed us, hosted us, and guided us through our day. Our students returned from that trip with memories they will treasure forever.” M.U. Faculty Advisor