Plan your next field trip, conference or retreat with YMCA Camp Duncan.
School Groups - Outdoor Environmental Education
Camp Duncan is much more than a place to take students for a field trip. It is a special place that gives students hands-on experience with nature through enriching activities in the outdoors.
Classrooms come to life on our 300 acres of forest trails, meadowlands and 65-acre lake. We welcome school groups and other learning institutions throughout the year. Our unique academic curriculum includes classes in art, science, and social studies. Outdoor education is more than learning, it is living within our natural environment.
Retreats and Conferences
YMCA Camp Duncan serves over 30,000 customers each year. Some of these groups include: Boy/Girl Scouts, corporations, sports teams, universities, scrap bookers, Adventure Guides, church retreats, and many more.
Camp Duncan can offer your group a variety of team building activities that build leadership, trust, communication, teamwork and listening skills. Activities can be adapted to the specific needs of the group.
- Climbing Tower - focuses on goal setting and team encouragement (1 hour)
- Teams Course - focuses on team dynamics like trust, listening, communication, and leadership. (1-2 hours)
- Group Initiaitves - focuses on problem solving and team dynamics (1-2 hours)
- Connections - groups work together to constuct various objects with PVC Pipe (1 hour)
Camp Duncan is a great place to hold monthly/annual meetings. The quietness of the camp environment provides a great climate to get work accomplished. Camp has various sized meeting rooms that can be set up for the specific needs of your group. We can accommodate groups from 20 - 400 participants.
Camp Duncan as a weekend retreat can offer a great mix of outdoor recreational activities for your group. A day can easily be filled with activities such as climbing tower, archery, boating, hiking, wagon rides, campfires, crafts and more.
For more information about school groups and conferences, please contact Addie Smits at (847) 546-8086.