Camp DaKaNi’s Outdoor Classroom offers a hands-on, science-based program for pre-k through 5th grade students. Using the environmental education curriculum created specifically for Camp DaKaNi by the Outdoor Classroom Director and an experienced elementary school teacher with a love for the outdoors, students gain a better understanding of nature and how to respect their natural environment while learning about some of the mysteries of nature during their day outdoors. In addition, students come together and learn team building skills using the low challenge course, as well as from other activities that take place during the day.
Students attending Camp DaKaNi’s Outdoor Classroom meet some of the objectives of the Priority Academic Student Skills Manual. Some of our curriculum topics and activities include:
- a person’s five senses
- plant life
Older students may participate in an overnight camping and an extended learning educational experience that may last 2 or 3 days on the grounds of Camp DaKaNi. During the extended stay experience students learn additional traditional Camp Fire skills such as fire making, cooking outdoors, as well as enjoy other activities on the property such as our zip line, canoes, and fishing.
The traditional Outdoor Classroom experience begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. when the students are transported back to school. Outdoor Classroom for our smallest students, pre-k students, begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon.
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For more information about Camp DaKaNi’s Outdoor Classroom contact the Heart of Oklahoma offices at (405) 478-5646.