Outdoor Education Center 

Clear Lake Camp


Keep up with the latest at camp on Facebook!  Find us at Clear Lake Camp.The Outdoor Education Center, (or the OEC), is located 12 miles north of Battle Creek near Dowling, MI on beautiful Clear Lake.  The OEC is carrying on a school camping tradition that has spanned over 60 years. We conduct both day, residential and outreach programs for all ages.  Currently, all Battle Creek Public School 5th graders attend a week long residential camp with a empasis on science.

Programs offered at the Outdoor Education Center:

-Resident School Camping Program

-Living History Program at our Pioneer Cabin  (5 hr.  Day Program)

-Spring Baby Animal Program ( 2 hr. Day Program)

-Robotics Program (3 hr. Day Program)

-High Adventure Programs featuring our Climbing Tower or High Ropes Course (4 hr. Day Program each)

-OEC on the Road - Outreach Programs (Various actvities can be done at your site including robotics.)

 Please check our webpage for the variety of activities that can be done at the OEC.

Other Opportunities……

-Students enrolled in the summer school program, Bearcat Camp, spend one afternoon a week at the Outdoor Education Center participating in various age specific programs.

-Special School Events may be hosted at the Outdoor Education Center.  Call Amy Cherry, Director to schedule your school staff picnic or team building day. 269- 721-8161269- 721-8161

-Family Weekend Programs- We host a spring Eco Trail Race, Fall Harvest Open House, Spring Baby Animal Open House.  Check our calendar and visit our website for more details.

-Weekend Rentals- The facility is available for weekend group rentals or even small family gatherings.  Call or visit our website for details.



Registration Packet for 5th grade camp

Parent Handbookfor 5th grade camp



Amy Cherry
(269) 721-8161(269) 721-8161
10160 S. M-37 Hwy.
Dowling, MI. 49050 (Map)

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