Camp Jackson


A tradition since 1916, YMCA Camp Jackson provides opportunities for people of all ages to experience the great outdoors, learn new skills, make friends and grow spiritually, mentally and physically. Camp Jackson has served thousands annually through youth summer camps, weekend retreats, outdoor education, leadership camps, and team building camps.

Lessons and Activities

Camp Jackson has been working with school groups for many years and has developed a broad curriculum. We typically run one to four day programs for school groups. Our school groups normally combine a mixture of our lessons, teambuilding and other activities. All of our lessons are based in the great outdoors. Learning is achieved through hands on activities, educational games and unique experiences.

Togther we build the curriculum that fits your needs.




Available Lessons Available Activites
•     Animal Science
•     Forest Ecology
•     Geology
•     Orienteering
•     Sensory Night Hike
•     Survival Skills
•     Water Cycle
•     Camping Skills
•     Rock Climbing
•     Canoeing
•     Horseback Riding
•     Archery
•     Riflery
•     Arts & Crafts
•     Swimming
•     Camping



Teambuilding and Leadership

Camp Jackson is dedicated to training the leaders of tomorrow. We offer a comprehensive range of teambuilding and leadership training. Our leadership training is designed to have tangible benefits in both the outdoors and in the classroom setting.

Our Seven Leadership Traits

•             Builds a vision or shared vision.
•             Builds models – try it, change it, try it again.
•             Builds effective relationships within the group.
•             Utilizes and develops people’s strengths and abilities.
•             Recognizes that followship and leadership are equally important.
•             Is action oriented and decisive.
•             Appreciates and celebrates accomplishments.

We have an extensive low ropes and initiatives course and all of the elements are designed to help students problem-solve in a group, focusing on interpersonal skills, leadership and communication. Our new high ropes course is designed to develop teamwork as well as trust. All elements involve between 5 and 10 participants at all times, to truly make this the ultimate team experience.


High Ropes

High Ropes Elements include:

•             Leap of Faith - jump and catch a trapeze bar at 30 feet.
•             Wild Woozy - work as a pair to cross a high traverse.
•             Team Play - Balance against a partner to cross the ropes course.
•             Crate Stack - Work as a team to build a tower 30 feet high!
•             Giants Ladder - work as a pair to climb our giants ladder.
•             High Zipline - Zip 120 feet across the playing field.
•             Rappelling Station - Rappel down to the ground from 30 feet