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"Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment,
no matter where one happens to be."
Sigurd Olson


Located on 624 acres of beautiful rolling hills, cascading streams, and diverse forests, Camp Agapé is located just 50 minutes from downtown Raleigh. This unique and secluded setting, provides a special "time and place-apart" that lends itself perfectly to small group experiences.

Contact Information:
ACE Ed Director
Mir Youngquist-Thurow

Environmental Excursion Responsibilities

  • ACE Education teachers are in charge of leading the activities; teachers from the participating school are in charge of “crowd control.”
  • Activities are primarily hands-on learning modules designed to help students better appreciate the many aspects of the natural world around them.
  • Teachers choose curriculum to supplement classroom material
    based on a provided list of learning modules.
  • Students will be in activity groups of 10-17 (we aim for 15)


  • Observe groups
  • Attend scheduled training days AND/OR arrange a time to go
    through the activities with Mir (Mir will direct you through the activities until you feel comfortable. Not to worry, she’s done this
    with a lot of people before!)
  • Lesson plans are available for each activity and will be given to
    you prior to your scheduled dates.


  • Training days are volunteer
  • Teaching will be $10.00/hour
  • Average number of hours per school field trip: 4.5


  • Camp Agapé
  • 624 acres of diverse ecosystems, including mixed forest, pine
    forest, pond, streams, marsh, swamp, field/meadow, and the
    Cape Fear River.


  • When schools call to schedule field trips, Mir will contact you
    about dates when teachers will be needed. You can fill your
    calendar as much or as little as you’d like, (based on how full our calendar gets).
  • It’s FUN!!! We get to play outside with kids (AND they learn at
    the same time) instead of sitting or standing at an indoor job
    all day.

Contact Mir at 919.552.9421 ext. 210 or
via email at