Welcome to Environmental Education with the CYO!
Environmental Education Program Overview
Camp Hamilton offers 5th and 6th grade school students a residential environmental education experience. Our program and philosophy center on “celebrating God’s Creation”. The curriculum teaches knowledge of and reverence for God’s creation. We provide students with a new understanding of ecological principles while building a sense of responsibility and awareness of how individual and community choices impact the environment. We do this through field ecology classes, group initiative activities, recreation opportunities and evening program activities. Camp Hamilton’s Environmental Education program focuses on four communities; forest, wetland, wildlife, and human. Your child will be in an exploration group of 10-15 students and will be doing hands-on activities such as exploring what’s essential for healthy animal and plant habitats; identifying native plants using a biotic key, experiencing the relationships between predators and prey, etc. The goals of our program compliment the Washington State Environmental Education standards.
Trained Teacher-Naturalists and facilitators lead all of the Environmental Education program classes and activities. The staff typically have degrees or are working towards degrees in education, biology, parks and recreation, or the natural sciences. The staff are also experienced and trained in facilitating the climbing wall and ropes course. A staff member certified in small craft operations supervises all boating activities and all participants are required to wear lifejackets.
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