(440) 967-4861 info@bbeach.org

The purpose of the Beulah Beach Outdoor Education Program is to provide and enrich the educational experiences of young people by utilizing the resources of creation as seen in our natural surroundings

We accomplish this by:

Enhancing and supplementing school curriculum and specific content areas that will make learning more enjoyable

Developing an understanding and appreciation of creation and man’s role and responsibilities of being a good steward

Providing situations that will encourage successful social development such as communicating, sharing, and cooperating

We invite you to come for an Outdoor Education Experience!

We offer day and overnight experiences of learning, fun, and unbelievable bonding for 5th and 6th graders!

Our programming is designed to enhance the curriculum of your school by pairing hands- on classes with an outdoor experience. Our current programs available are:

Spring (April-May)
-or-
Fall (Sept-Oct)

We work with 5th and 6th grade teachers from participating schools to custom design an Outdoor Education experience for their students.

Outdoor Education is an educational highlight of over a dozen schools that have partnered with us in the past and we desire to provide you with a tailor made educational experience that will not be forgotten! All of our instructors have extensive education, camping, and outdoor backgrounds. We are here to provide a positive experience with dedicated staff in a safe environment for your school group.

Melissa Gillentine

Outdoor Education Director

Zipline

Our 380 foot zipline takes riders over our entire lagoon, soaring at heights as high as 40 feet.

Giant Swing

The Giant Swing will take the rider 40 feet into the air and send them on a swinging ride unlike any other!

Canoes & Paddleboats

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and water, taking the time to paddle around the Lagoon is a must.

Rockwall

Measuring 26 feet tall, our three-sided, mobile, auto-belayed, rockwall always provides an exciting challenge.

To view all available activities that Beulah Beach has to offer:
Click Here

Zipline

Our 380 foot zipline takes riders over our entire lagoon, soaring at heights as high as 40 feet.

Giant Swing

The Giant Swing will take the rider 40 feet into the air and send them on a swinging ride unlike any other!

Canoes & Paddleboats

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and water, taking the time to paddle around the Lagoon is a must.

Rockwall

Measuring 26 feet tall, our three-sided, mobile, auto-belayed, rockwall always provides an exciting challenge.

To view all available activities that Beulah Beach has to offer:
Click Here

Curriculum

Come prepared to discover and be amazed by the many mysteries of creation

Planet Earth & Study

Soil
While trying to solve a clever mystery story, students will gather several types of soil like sand, loam, clay, mud, and gravel. Though the process of experimentation, they will learn about the different properties of soil and how each one is used. Hopefully, the mystery will be solved at the end of class.

Trees
Students will learn how to identify various types of trees by their distinct leaf patterns and different barks. They will also learn how to guess the age of living trees by counting rings on stumps. Classes will have the opportunity to make leaf and bark rubbings (patterns) which can be taken back to the classroom and displayed.

Wetlands
Boots and magnifying glasses are required for this class! Students will venture into our lagoon to study the animals and plants, which compose this unique ecosystem. While studying our lagoon area, students will have the opportunity to see many interesting things including an endangered plant, goose nesting, and possibly the mating rituals of carp.

Exploratory Sciences

Newton’s Laws
Sir Isaac Newton discovered and wrote three sets of laws about the way things move and interact with one another. Activities such as rolling down a hill, canoeing, paddleball, hill soccer, among others will help students gain a better understanding of Newton’s Laws.

Orienteering
After learning the basic features of a map and compass along with their proper uses, students will be sent out on a short hike to demonstrate their recently acquired skills. Along the way, students will find clues to help them understand the importance of maps and compasses.

Wind, Weather, & Kites
Wind meter reading and kite flying will help students to learn about weather patterns, wind strength, and how weather affects our daily lives. Students will discover many ways in which the wind can be representation of nature.

Fire Building
Students will be taught how to construct and light various types of fires along with safety precautions and the proper techniques for extinguishing fires. In this class, students will be given the opportunity to enjoy a snack cooked over their fire when finished.

Animal Study

Birds
With binoculars in hand, students will venture to identify various birds  at the beach, in wetlands, and in the woods. We may even spot the eagle and hawk who nest nearby. Students will learn about different classes of birds and what special features help make birds unique. Along the way, students may gather materials that birds use to build their nest and then use their own hands to weave all their materials into a nest -which can be proudly displayed in the classroom.

Tracking & Nature Skills
Students will find and identify various tracks on a two-mile hike through the woods, as well as studying animal habits, ecosystems, and the trophic pyramid and predator/prey relationships. The class will primarily focus on different types of animals found at Beulah Beach and how they interact/relate to one another. Students will be taught about deer, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and eastern cotton tail rabbits.

Language Arts & History

Students will learn about the many shipwrecks of the Great Lakes with a special focus on Lake Erie through various story readings and miniature shipbuilding.

Cooperative Activities

Through various activities and challenges, students will learn to work together in order to accomplish given tasks. One of our facilitators will guide your students through these activities. This is a fun way to help introduce your students to relating and communication, cooperation, humility, and putting others needs before their own.

Curriculum

Come prepared to discover and be amazed by the many mysteries of creation

Planet Earth & Study

Soil
While trying to solve a clever mystery story, students will gather several types of soil like sand, loam, clay, mud, and gravel. Though the process of experimentation, they will learn about the different properties of soil and how each one is used. Hopefully, the mystery will be solved at the end of class.

Trees
Students will learn how to identify various types of trees by their distinct leaf patterns and different barks. They will also learn how to guess the age of living trees by counting rings on stumps. Classes will have the opportunity to make leaf and bark rubbings (patterns) which can be taken back to the classroom and displayed.

Wetlands
Boots and magnifying glasses are required for this class! Students will venture into our lagoon to study the animals and plants, which compose this unique ecosystem. While studying our lagoon area, students will have the opportunity to see many interesting things including an endangered plant, goose nesting, and possibly the mating rituals of carp.

Exploratory Sciences

Newton’s Laws
Sir Isaac Newton discovered and wrote three sets of laws about the way things move and interact with one another. Activities such as rolling down a hill, canoeing, paddleball, hill soccer, among others will help students gain a better understanding of Newton’s Laws.

Orienteering
After learning the basic features of a map and compass along with their proper uses, students will be sent out on a short hike to demonstrate their recently acquired skills. Along the way, students will find clues to help them understand the importance of maps and compasses.

Wind, Weather, & Kites
Wind meter reading and kite flying will help students to learn about weather patterns, wind strength, and how weather affects our daily lives. Students will discover many ways in which the wind can be representation of nature.

Fire Building
Students will be taught how to construct and light various types of fires along with safety precautions and the proper techniques for extinguishing fires. In this class, students will be given the opportunity to enjoy a snack cooked over their fire when finished.

Animal Study

Birds
With binoculars in hand, students will venture to identify various birds  at the beach, in wetlands, and in the woods. We may even spot the eagle and hawk who nest nearby. Students will learn about different classes of birds and what special features help make birds unique. Along the way, students may gather materials that birds use to build their nest and then use their own hands to weave all their materials into a nest -which can be proudly displayed in the classroom.

Tracking & Nature Skills
Students will find and identify various tracks on a two-mile hike through the woods, as well as studying animal habits, ecosystems, and the trophic pyramid and predator/prey relationships. The class will primarily focus on different types of animals found at Beulah Beach and how they interact/relate to one another. Students will be taught about deer, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and eastern cotton tail rabbits.

Language Arts & History

Students will learn about the many shipwrecks of the Great Lakes with a special focus on Lake Erie through various story readings and miniature shipbuilding.

Cooperative Activities

Through various activities and challenges, students will learn to work together in order to accomplish given tasks. One of our facilitators will guide your students through these activities. This is a fun way to help introduce your students to relating and communication, cooperation, humility, and putting others needs before their own.

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6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089

(440) 967-4861

info@bbeach.org

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