Yasmin I, Cressy T., and Alex N. of Concord Intermediate School enjoying their deeper learning experience at Camp Eberhart. (Photo courtesy Wendy Cassady).

Sixth grade students from Concord Intermediate School in Concord Community Schools had the opportunity to attend Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan. Camp Eberhart gives students a chance to experience things they cannot learn in school,  “like canoeing, finding organisms in the water, riding horses, and climbing the climbing wall,” explains sixth grade teacher Wendy Cassady. The importance of the experience is further explained by Cassady as it creates a chance for teachers to “get kids in the middle of the woods” and let them discover skills and talents by giving them the “opportunity to do something else” beyond the classroom walls. Simply put, it lets students “shine.”

Outdoor education helps students build stronger connections, gives them an opportunity to explore and experience nature, and offers youngsters a different level of responsibility and adventure.

This post and accompanying photo are thanks to a collaboration with Kendra Divine, Concord Community Schools.

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