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CLBC Outdoor School


Educate | Nature | Community

Outdoor Education Offerings for Homeschoolers, Public, & Private Schools; and Certification Trainings for Camping Professionals

Outdoor Education
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.

Presentation Options:

 - 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 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)

Homeschool Outdoor
Education Days

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
Camping Professionals

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.