Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education Attendees
Girls by stream


The Y Outdoor Education (YOE) program is an out-of-classroom experience that helps students connect with nature. Students learn about the environment and have an opportunity to test and apply science lessons. YOE meets and exceeds Next-Generation and Idaho Science Standards by helping students become excited through learning in nature. Start or end your school year with a fun and educational overnight program in the beautiful Idaho Wilderness. We tailor all curriculum and activities to fit your classroom’s needs and focuses.

Cooperation and communication are of primary importance and we encourage students to work together and appreciate their individual talents by creating positive social interactions among peers. Traditional camp adventures and team-building with different activities such as canoeing, archery, and our climbing tower that is shaped in the form of Idaho are also available.


Pricing Per Student

  • 4 days / 3 nights - $225
  • 3 days / 2 nights - $210
  • 2 days / 1 night - $200
  • 1 day / 1 meal - $75

School Planning Guide

Our School Planning Guide is designed to help you plan your school’s trip. Including general information about the program, facilities, curriculum and all necessary planning forms for your trip. When planning your first trip please print the entire School Planning Guide (we recommend every teacher have a copy of this Guide). If you just need specific forms or information, you can print smaller sections, too


Contact Information

For more information or if you have questions, please contact:

Brooke Guess
Program Director
208 344 5502 ext 857

Fall Teen Leadership Retreat

At the Y, we believe leadership is a skill that can be learned and is essential for success in life. We understand that developing and practicing these skills early is necessary for teens to recognize their full potential. 

Fall Teen Leadership Retreat is a fun-filled weekend at Y Camp for teens age 13-16 to spend time together discovering and developing leadership skills, participating in team building activities, socializing, and giving back to Y Camp through a service project. These future leaders will build self-confidence, learn positive role-modeling, and identify which leadership skills they can continue to develop. Join in with other teens in the community to serve and grow as leaders.

Teen Leadership Retreat

  • Ages: 13-16
  • Members: $125
  • Non-Members - $150
  • Nov 1-3

Growing up at Camp

“I started coming to camp the very first year it opened Horsethief. I was 11, an awkward preteen who spent most of my time reading young adult fantasy novels. Flash forward nine years and I am a third-year counselor at the camp where I grew up. The camp I saw built from the ground up. Y camp has helped to shape me into the adult I am becoming. It has given me an appreciation for Idaho, and a sense of wonder for our great outdoors. Through camp, I have developed great friends and a camp-family, in an environment that keeps me coming back year after year. Horsethief is my home, I’m so grateful it is a part of my life.” – Lauren