Here is a sample of the classes that you can choose from: 

• Canoe explorers
• Concept paths 
• Environmental engineers 
• Forest study
• Night hikes 
• Orienteering
• Pioneers and settlers 
• Predator/prey
• Outdoor survival

Outdoor Education

Kimball Camp YMCA offers an extensive array of outdoor education classes. We are located in Reading, Michigan on the shores of beautiful Long Lake. We offer more than 80 acres of woods, streams, and trails along with our 38-acre nature preserve, Kimball Pointe. 

The hands-on approach that we offer is the extra learning push most children need to fully understand nature and the way it works. 
Our variety of classes and programs makes it easy to work into your curriculum. We have day and overnight programs that can be tailored to fit your needs. 

Only a few miles from major highways, Kimball Camp YMCA is in a secluded area where you can feel the peace and serenity of nature while not having to travel far. 

If you would like more information about any of our classes we can send you a detailed course description.
The Kimball Camp YMCA experience is the best way to receive an amazing yet educational program that is affordable. Our centralized location in Hillsdale County, MI can accommodate day or overnight outings that allow for substantial savings in your transportation costs. Our programs are completely customizable and available for any size class or budget. For more information please give call 517-283-2168 or email the program director at to discuss all that Kimball Camp YMCA has to offer.


  • Pioneers and Settlers

  • ​Voyager Rendezvouos


  • Outdoor Survival

  • High Ropes

  • Giant Swing

  • Goliath (Rock Wall)

  • ​Teambuilding


  • Animal Habitats

  • Canoe Explorers

  • Concept Paths

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Forest Study

  • Predator/Prey

  • ​Orienteering

  • ​Night Hikes

Attention Educators:


Kimball Camp YMCA is the answer! Kimball Camp YMCA is a year-round facility dedicated to offering programs that help students improve their understanding, appreciation, and awareness of the world around them. We work closely with schools to create programs that meet the needs of students in all areas, including science standards, social skills, and teambuilding.

 Our Outdoor Education program offers a quality educational and fun-filled experience for students, grades 4-8, at a reasonable cost. Our environmental education classes are aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Science Benchmarks in the areas of ecosystems, geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, weather, and the organization of living things to meet the current MEAP requirements. In addition, our programs correlate to the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum. Some of our classes are listed below:

In addition to the environmental studies, we also offer exciting ways to help your students improve their leadership, communication, and conflict-resolution skills. We have a high ropes course, low ropes initiatives, a 40-ft climbing tower, and team building exercises. 

Our staff is dedicated to making your visit a success. Keeping our student to staff ratio low gives the programs a personal feel and lets the staff interact on a more personal level with each student. Each instructor is carefully selected and screened to ensure the utmost in safety, responsibility, and education.