|Overnight Residential Camp & Evening Programming|
Plan an overnight resident camp at the Desert Outdoor Center. After a full day of classes your group can enjoy an evening of programming lead by a Ranger. Two evening programs can be selected, each lasting one hour in length. Then complete your groups evening roasting tasty marshmallows over Bunk Bedsan open fire pit located in the Center’s amphitheater. Comfortable dormitories located onsite sleep up to 150 people for your single or multiple night visits.
Below are evening programs available to groups staying overnight at the Desert Outdoor Center. Each program is 1 -1.5 hours in length and presented by staff.
Feel free to make modifications, or add your own favorite activities to the schedule. Contact the Centers Program Coordinator for equipment available for group use.
This evening program will lead students through an obstacle course of activities. Participants will accomplish activities focusing on specific skills, such as listening, leadership and group cooperation. Accomplishing these tasks is dependant on how well the group works as a team.
Gather around and sing some of your favorite camp songs. A great activity in all weather (held indoors when raining), children will have fun learning new tunes and singing old favorites. Add this tradition to the end of a wonderful experience.
The entire world’s a stage as participants showcase their talents and try to impress the judges. Students will be able to express their more creative sides by signing up to participate in a talent show hosted by one of the rangers. This program can be done indoors/outdoors and can accommodate groups of all sizes. Participants can perform as soloists or in small groups. We will dance, sing and laugh our way into the night. Break a leg and try to avoid the wrath of the dreaded judges!
Participants can test their skills on the big board. Categories and questions are chosen from daytime programs and include academic standards related topics. This program is done indoors and can accommodate groups of 100 or less. Who will be the next Desert Outdoor Center jeopardy champion?
In this twilight activity, participants are introduced to folklore and Native American craft. Students will learn the legend of the Dream Catcher while creating their own. Campers are invited to hang their Dream Catchers above their bunks as they sleep at the Desert Outdoor Center. Class includes a minimal fee.
Become a nocturnal creature and gain a sense of who is out and about during the evening hours. This is a great opportunity to spot animals not active during the day, like the owl, coyote, or ringtail. The hike starts at sunset and continues into night, allowing visitors to view the desert in a different way.
Investigating Owl Pellets
Subjects: Art, Science
"Bring-Along" List for Overnight StaysTurquoise Sunset
Toiletries and Optional Articles
Leaders should bring battery/wind-up alarm clocks.
For schools coming to camp in the cooler and warm months, please keep in mind that we are an outdoor center, and your children will be outside except in cases of extreme weather.
Please prepare your children with proper clothing for outdoor activities.
For more information, pricing, to arrange a personal tour, or make reservations, call (602) 372-7470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 Friends of the Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant. All rights reserved.