With 4,500 acres to explore, Jack Creek Preserve is the ideal place to bring your class or group of all ages. Our Outdoor Education Center provides a unique venue to connect indoor learning with outdoor, hands-on learning. Bring your own program or work with us to enhance your program.
JCP CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOLS - Conservation through Education
Jack Creek Preserve Foundation’s newest Program offers conservation education for educators. We provide teachers with professional development in wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and with outdoor skills they can take back to the classroom. Field Schools will be offered multiple times throughout the year. Visit the Conservation Field Schools for more information on precious Field Schools and to register for upcoming Field Schools.
SUMMER OUTDOOR SKILLS CAMPS
The Preserve hosts two summer camps in July and August for youth ages 12 -18 to learn a variety of outdoor skills. The Goal of our camps is to introduce campers to outdoor educational activities that will instill and appreciation of our natural surroundings and their conservation. During the July camp, campers will have the opportunity to earn the Bowhunter Education Certification.
The cost of each camp is $250 per camper which includes all meals, instruction and activities, campsite, and facilities. Full and partial scholarships are available through our scholarship application.
The Preserve can work with your instructors to develop a program that would complement the school's curriculum during your stay at the Preserve. Programs may include leave no trace, outdoor survival, water quality monitoring, animal tracking, plant sampling and identification, birds and mammals, and tree identification, among others.