Parent Info

Welcome Parents and Guardians!

Your child will soon have an opportunity to participate in our residential outdoor education program at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum.  Outdoor education program offers hands-on, motivational learning experiences that cannot easily take place in the classroom.  Students and adults who participate in Nature’s Classroom at FFA Camp Muskingum will learn to better understand themselves, each other, and their natural surroundings.  This experience gives students the chance to be a successful, responsible, and an important part of the group.

A variety of field group activities, classes in all subject areas, and all-camp evening programs ensure an exciting experience for the students, who are supervised 24 hours a day.  In addition to the classroom teachers and chaperones accompanying each visiting group, Nature’s Classroom has a permanent staff residing on-site.  An Emergency Stat Care facility is within 15 minutes and two hospitals are within 50 minutes of our site.  Every student here for a residential program is covered by insurance while attending the Camp.

There is no requirement that students undergo a medical examination before attending Nature’s Classroom.  The program is physically intensive, however, and you may wish to consult your physician if there are any health concerns that should be brought to the attention of the staff.  Such guidance will assist them in planning the program of activities with the students.  Please note any special concerns on the Nature’s Classroom medical form.  The Student Health and Registration form must be completed before a student can attend Camp.  All medications should be in the original container and turned in to the school prior to your students departure for Camp.  Health and safety are our most important objectives.

While helping pack, care should be taken in supplying ample footwear and pants, as students sometimes participate in activities regardless of rain and mud.  Clothes should be chosen for comfort and durability, rather than style.  Please add items as appropriate for the season (gloves, parkas, etc.).  Please do not feel the need to purchase any new items for your child’s experience.

Meals are prepared by a permanent cooking staff and served family style.  Special dietary needs should be noted on the medical form and the teacher/camp should be notified prior to the arrival of the campers.  Students, visiting teachers, and chaperones are lodged in dormitory housing.   The telephone is not available for the students’ use, and parents are asked not to call students, except in case of an emergency.

If you are interested in mailing a letter to your child, allow 4 days for delivery.  Mail posted midweek may not reach Camp until Friday, after the group has left.  Please include the name of both the student and school to assist delivery.  Mail should be sent to:  Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, 3266 Dyewood Road, SW, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.

The FFA Camp Muskingum Staff look forward to spending time with your child during the Nature’s Classroom program and we are confident that it will be a wonderful experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call or email Jody, Nature’s Classroom Director.  Thank you for your cooperation.