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OEE Programs - Outdoor & Environmental Education

Turn your classroom inside out!

Looking for ways to energize your students? Are you looking for programs that compliment your curriculum in the classroom? Are you trying to help your students strengthen their connection with nature while developing healthy relationships with their fellow students? YMCA Camp Copneconic is devoted to helping schools educate students through building an appreciation for the natural world and strengthening cooperative/group interaction skills.

Camp Copneconic also provides a character-building program that promotes caring, responsibility, respect, and honesty among students who become immersed in team and experiential based programming. Our program is uniquely designed to accomplish the following:

  • Provide a hands-on, safe and fun educational experience in a natural environment.
  • Strengthen the relationship between students and between teachers and students.
  • Promote within students a greater sense of independence and respect.
  • Enable and encourage students to understand and experience the relationships between themselves and the natural environment.

The Copneconic Curriculum:  E-STEM!

Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Nobody does Environmental Science like Camp Copneconic, and now we’re excited to offer more immersive and hands-on activities to bolster kids’ creativity and problem solving.
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Financial Assistance Available

The YMCA of Greater Flint is a not-for-profit organization who recognizes the importance of outdoor education. We raise funds annually from our community to support our financial assistance program to ensure that everyone can participate in YMCA programs.  YMCA Camp Copneconic is able to award limited financial assistance to schools attending an overnight program who are in need of aid in the form of camper scholarships
Program Details:
  • Schools must show evidence of fund raising efforts to be eligible for assistance from YMCA Camp Copneconic.
  • Camper scholarships must be used for the trip listed on the application and cannot be carried over to another trip.
  • Applications must be completed by a school staff member
  • Applications are reviewed in the order they are received until funding is depleted for the season.
For any questions please contact Brandon Dreffs at or 810-629-9622.
OEE Programs – Outdoor & Environmental Education
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