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In 1940, Our Camp Became The First Public School Camp In The Nation!
The Outdoor Education Center (OEC), commonly called 'Clear Lake Camp", is a division of the Battle Creek Public School System. As the oldest school camp in the nation, we have been offering programs to supplement school curriculum for over 6o years. We currently offer overnight and day programs to schools located across southern Michigan. We also host weddings, family retreats, and workshops.
We are located on Clear Lake in Dowling, Michigan. We offer a serene rural environment less than an hour's drive from Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo.