Now I see the secret of making the best persons; it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

-Walt Whitman


Camp Pendalouan provides a wonderful outdoor educational experience for children, youth, and adults. Our class traveled to the Montague, Michigan camp on February 13 and 14. The following was the core of what we tried to accomplish with 22 fifth grade students at Pendalouan:
  • to have students better understand and respect the outdoor environment and their relationship with it
  • to provide students with an opportunity to learn, share, and succeed in a hands-on, non-graded environment
  • to encourage community living skills and cooperation among students
  • to strengthen the relationship between teachers and students
  • to give students a sense of independence and self-identity
  • to foster a sense of wonder and inquiry in each student
  • to introduce students to healthy outdoor pursuits, and encourage lifelong participation in outdoor activities.

CAMPER CHECKLIST

  • sleeping bag/bed roll
  • pillow
  • old outdoor clothes
  • snow pants
  • extra socks
  • underwear
  • pajamas
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • raincoat/parka
  • warm coat
  • warm hat
  • boots
  • mittens or gloves
  • wash cloth and towel
  • soap and shampoo
  • tooth brush/paste
  • comb or hairbrush
  • flashlight
  • camera and film
  • bag for soiled clothes
  • book to read

Camp Pendalouan is a four season camp nestled in a secluded bay of Big Blue Lake. The 210-acres is adjacent to the Manistee National Forest and the White River. Katie found the toboggan run to be an exhilarating activity during Snow Camp. 


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YMCA Camp Pendalouan
1243 E. Fruitvale Rd
Montague, MI 49437

Phone: 231.894.4538
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 THURSDAY
SCHEDULE

Lake Hills Fifth Grade Outdoor Education 2003

10:00
11:45
12:45
-
2:15
2:30
-
4:00
5:15
5:30
7:00
-
9:15
9:45

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Arrive, Luggage Drop, Hike to Sleepy Hollow
Sack Lunch
Group 1 - Group Challenge
Group 2 - Cross Country Skiing
Warm-up Break
Group 1 - Cross Country Skiing
Group 2 - Group Challenge
Electives - Broomball, Sledding, Crafts
Hoppers
Dinner, Move Into Cabins
Those Who Dared, Night Hikes,
Snack, Campfire
Return to Cabins
Lights Out

 8:15
8:30
9:15
12:15
12:30
1:00
1:15
3:00
4:00
4:15
5:00

Hoppers
Breakfast
High Ropes Course
Hoppers
Lunch
Pack Your Things
Gold Rush
Survival
Load Bus
Depart
Arrive at Lake Hills

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