CLBC Outdoor School
Educate | Nature | Community
Outdoor Education Offerings for Homeschoolers, Public, & Private Schools; and Certification Trainings for Camping Professionals
Traveling Education Options
A “Field Trip” in your classroom:
One hour presentation is $85 within one hour drive of CLBC (for longer distances, a travel charge may apply). Additional presentations same day at same site are $45 per hour presentation.
- Michigan 1763 Living History Presentations
Michigan Living History presentation. Meet a Coureur de Bois (French-Canadian Independent fur trader) who will interact with your students and help them understand what life was like in Michigan 250 years ago. Understand the impact Native American cultures (Potawatomi, Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Huron) and European Colonial cultures (French, British) had on each other during Michigan’s colonial period. Also, learn about the tools and skills needed to survive in the North Woods over 250 years ago. Presenter will be in historically correct dress and have tools of the trade for in the wilderness including tomahawks, knives, and musket with black powder. *Please make sure your administration and school officer are aware before the visit*
- Wild Things in the Classroom
Students discover the variety and characteristics of Michigan fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Presenter will use live animals and specimens.
*Call Don at 210-426-8148 to schedule*
Outdoor Education Options on site at Center Lake Bible Camp
Single Day Trips
We offer two instruction sessions -
Morning 10am and Afternoon 12:30pm - bring your own sack lunches
$25 per student (minimum of 10 students)
*Call CLBC @ 231-829-3441 or email email@example.com for reservations
Overnight School Retreats
Overnight accommodations with meals provided by camp are available
*Call CLBC @ 231-829-3441 and talk with our office regarding price and availability
Programming Options Include:
- Michigan Wildlife. Students discover the variety and characteristics of Michigan fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Presenter will use live animals and specimens.
- Bog Ecology. Students will learn about and experience this unique wetland.
- Northern Forest Ecology hikes (tree identification and more)
- Limnology (freshwater ecology) studies at the lake
- Recreational options: canoe, kayak, swim, riflery, archery, hiking, field game
- MICHIGAN 1763 Living History Presentations (details above on traveling options)
- Horseback trail rides. (additional charge of $10 per student for this option)
- Team Building Initiatives (Low Ropes & Bouldering Wall)
- Climbing Tower
- Tubing Hill (winter)
Monthly programmed days of Outdoor Education servicing the home school community. Choose from Morning, Afternoon, or Full day options!
Morning session at 10am - 11:30 $15 per student
Afternoon session at 12:30- 2pm $15 per student
Full day 10am - 2pm $25 per student, bring your own sack lunch
OCTOBER - Wednesday October 13 : Archery & Tree Identification
NOVEMBER - Wednesday November 3 : Climbing Tower & Michigan Wildlife
DECEMBER - Wednesday December 15: Tubing Hill & Art/Beadwork
JANUARY - Wednesday January 12: Wildlife Tracks & Signs & Archery Tag (indoor)
FEBRUARY - Wednesday February 9 : Winter Wilderness Survival & Tubing Hill
MARCH - Wednesday March 9: TBA
APRIL - Wednesday April 13: TBA
MAY - Wednesday May 11: TBA
Certification Trainings for
Camp Health Officer Training
May 20-22, 2022 $325 (includes lodging and food)
- Will include Red Cross Responding to Emergencies, and Professional Rescuer CPR certifications.
Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training
June 2-5, 2022 $350 (includes lodging and food)
- Will include Professional Rescuer CPR certification.