Positive Energy Outdoors offers a high quality outdoor education progression for young people from preschool through 12th grade. Our day camps for children and youth who have completed grades K-8 introduce young people to the world of outdoor education--a blend of physical skill building, positive social interactions and time in nature. PEO is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Click to apply for our Camps Scholarship Program. If your child qualifies for reduced or free lunch at school, you qualify for assistance.
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PEO offers high quality field trips that align with academic standards and school curricula. These field trips are fully customizable!
SUMMER ADVENTURE CLUB
Gardening, play in the woods, arts and crafts, and new friends await with our new Summer Adventure Club at Lowell!
Winter Break Day Camp gives children 3 days to explore and play. In addition to snowshoeing and learning winter survival skills, like building a snow shelter or lighting a winter fire, you'll get to meet our sled dogs and draft horses! Dec. 27-29, 2016
February Winter Break Day Camp gives children a week of winter exploration, skill building and play outside as well as lots of time for dog sledding with our kennel of friendly Alaskan huskies! Feb. 20-24, 2017
BOOTS & BRIDLES DRAFT HORSE CAMP
Love horses? Spend a week learning about draft horses, the gentle giants of the horse world! June 19-23. $265
GIRLS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE
Our focus is on supporting girls to develop positive images of themselves, their abilities, and their connection to the outdoor world. August 7-11 or August 21-25 $265
AUG. 7-11 FULL
TRY IT ALL CAMP
This camp will provide a fun, age appropriate introduction to kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, draft horses and having fun playing outside. June 26-30 or August 14-18 $265
THIS CAMP IS FULL
THIS CAMP IS FULL
If you are a teen ages 14-18 and interested in helping as a CIT during our summer day camp programs, we are excited to have you join us! June 14-15. $100
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Positive Energy's day camps offer small group size (maximum of 12 participants), experienced professional staff and youth sized equipment. In addition to high quality instruction and equipment, we offer a supportive environment where participants feel safe to try new skills and meet new friends. Camp activities are directed by the interests of campers, and include opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking, meeting the draft horses and sled dogs, swimming and more, in addition to activities during camp weeks focused on climbing, kayaking and draft horses. Each week of camp ends with a picnic and camper presentation at Enger Park.
Cancellation Policy: Camp fees are fully refundable if a replacement is available from a waiting list AND the request is made 14 days prior to the start of camp. We are not able to offer refunds for cancellations with less than 14 days notice.
Day camps have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 participants. Program fees include transportation, equipment and instruction. Bring a bag lunch, water bottles, sunscreen and rain gear. The assumption of risk form, health information and Positive Energy's behavior policy are part of the online registration process. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that includes a detailed clothing/packing list for your reference.
Transportation: Meet at Marshall School Parking Lot, 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, at 8:30 am. Pick up students at 4:30 pm. Program locations at various Duluth sites, details are provided inn your registration packet.
Custom Camps and Activities: Positive Energy Outdoors also creates custom camps or activities for groups of 6 or more. For camps, youth groups and sports teams, we provide high quality rock climbing and inland lake and Lake Superior kayak instruction, team building, a portable climbing wall and orienteering experiences to complement your trip to Duluth or existing camp program. We can also bring the climbing wall to your school, church or event. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Scholarships: Positive Energy offers partial scholarships (up to $150) for families who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please call Steph at 218-391-0147 or e-mail email@example.com to request an application. Thank you to the Port of Duluth Kiwanis Club and the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth for their generous support of PEO's Day Camp Scholarship Fund. If you would like to contribute to Positive Energy Outdoors' Scholarship Fund, please donate online at giveMN.org or send a check to: Positive Energy, Attention: Scholarship Fund, 4757 Datka Road, Duluth, MN 55803.
You can download a scholarship request form here.
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