Outdoor Science Education
The Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School at Camp Green Meadows, affectionately known as "Camp Green Meadows", is an outdoor school providing experiential science and environmental education. It is operated by the Merced County Office of Education (MCOE), serving more than 3,000 fifth and sixth grade students annually, mostly from Merced County. In addition, outside agencies, organizations and families rent the facilities when the outdoor school is not in session.
Camp Green Meadows has been in operation for almost 60 years. The cabins and buildings have shown their age and were in need of renovation or replacement. Since 2016, the MCE Foundation has had fundraisers to help raise money for a new Nurse's Station and renovation of cabins.
The renovated Nurse's Station was completed in 2022 and provides easier access for wheelchairs, enhance the space for children who become ill, need first aid or monitored medication during their stay, enhance the classroom space for snow days and enhance accommodations for the nurse.
In addition to capital improvements for facilities at Camp Green Meadows, donations have been used for many years to offer sponsorships for students to attend summer camp.
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