Outdoor Education

Hands-On Learning

Since 1919 YMCA Camp Winona has provided a natural environment conducive for learning.

Our 68 wooded acres lends itself as nature’s classroom and our semi’private lake is available for endless amounts of recreation!

Whether you are starting your school year with team building on our Ropes Course or supplementing the classroom curriculum with experiential education or if you’re just looking to end the school year with Fun and Recreation, YMCA Camp Winona is here to accommodate you.

Our Goals

  • To Improve Self-Confidence
  • To Expand Comfort Zones
  • To Learn to Work as a Group
  • To Build Confidence
  • To Increase Strength and Fitness

“Fresh air, exercise, and creative exploration are just a few of the benefits children can experience when they spend time outdoors. Encouraging children to be active while outdoors is important for their physical, cognitive, and social development. By fostering more opportunities for outdoor learning, we will help the next generation grow and develop as they build an appreciation for nature at an early age.”

Dr. Courney Crim, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Trinity University