What is Environmental Education (E.E.)?
“The goal of environmental education is to develop a world population that is aware of, and concerned about, the environment and its associated problems, and which has the knowledge, skills, attitudes, motivations, and commitment to work individually and collectively toward the solutions of current problems and the prevention of new ones.” – Belgrade Chapter (1976)
Environmental education encourages us to understand and develop connections with our immediate natural surroundings. Environmental education is, also, learner-centered and provides us with opportunities to construct our own understanding through hands-on, minds-on investigations. Engaged in direct experiences with nature, our visiting groups are challenged to use higher order thinking skills. These direct experiences involve using all of the senses, receiving input from sight, smell, taste, touch and sound.
Exploration and adventure leads to learning and true learning is purposeful and fun. Whether you are a visiting group interested in just getting outdoors and exploring, or a group interested in meeting more specific E.E. outcomes (i.e. MN State Academic Standards), there is lots to explore in nature at Confidence Learning Center.
|Day Camp*||$68.00||$5.00 (4 hr or less) $10.00 (over 4 hr)|
|Overnight Camp**||$68.00||$24.00 per person/night|
|Family Camp||$50.00/night up to 5 people
$24.00 for each add’l person
|Retreat Groups||$12.00 per person/night $10.00 per person/day for Activity Programs Add’l Meal Charge (if requested averages $26.00 per person/day) Lodge Use $150.00 (3 days use) $50.00 for each additional day|
|*Minimum $50 per day **Minimum $100 per nightRESERVATIONS: Contact Bob Slaybaugh, Camp Director, to schedule your next stay: 218-828-2344 Confidence Learning Center is different as our Campers come to Confidence Learning Center WITH their primary care provider – they are not BROUGHT. We feel this provides a great learning and growing opportunity for everyone!|