Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE)

Partnering for educational opportunities

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan invites students, teachers, and parents to explore, connect, and grow in the unique and energizing outdoor environment of camp.

Tennessee’s rich natural environments and biodiversity represent valuable assets for teaching students environmental literacy and improving academic performance while strengthening their appreciation of nature.

It is our goal to partner with teachers and parents to complement classroom studies with hands-on, interdisciplinary outdoor environmental education (OEE) lessons that meet certain state standards.

Activity Options

Environmental Trails

Led by Widji staff or teachers and volunteers

  • Soil Investigation
  • Mystery Tree Challenge
  • Tracks and Scats
  • Survival Simulation
  • Rotten Log Investigation
  • Cedar Glades Search
  • Water Wonders
  • Orienteering
  • Creatures Features (Ex: Deer, Skunk, Turtle, Snake)

Widji Rec Activities

Must be led by Widji staff

  • Canoes and Kayaks
  • Climbing
  • Giant Swing
  • Zip Line
  • Archery
  • Challenge Course
  • Farm Visit
  • Green House

Widji Evening Actities

Must be led by Widji staff

  • Wolfpack
  • Greatest Game Ever Invented
  • Campfire

Open Play Games

Led by teachers and volunteers at no additional cost

  • Fishing and Fish ID
  • Mineshaft Slides
  • sports and Games

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