Ligon Outdoor Center Updates

Spring/Summer 2021

Camp Leadership

Growing Leadership Skills During a Pandemic

There is a saying that flight attendants say, "Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area. Please place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others." This pandemic has made it hard to breathe for everyone. Before we can help others and before we can be leaders, we must first take care of ourselves.

The GISD is excited to announce that this summer, Ligon Outdoor Center in partnership with Base Camp Challenge Center, will offer a three-day leadership camp series for students entering grades 9 through 12.

Students will be able to attend all three days or choose the topics that interest them the most!

All sessions will be held at the Ligon Outdoor Center from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Day 1 - Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Finding Your Light!

Day 2 - Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Finding Your Way!

Day 3 - Saturday, August 7, 2021 - A First Aid Kit for Life!

Cost: $20 per student, per session

Spots are limited so register today! Please see event flyer below for additional information.

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NEW Ligon Outdoor Center Website

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We are excited to announce that over the last year the GISD has been working to establish a brand new website for Ligon Outdoor Center!

This new platform is a more comprehensive landing space for everything Ligon and includes news and updates, special event information, new programs and more!

Please visit the new site at!

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Bringing Ligon to You - Wherever You Are!

Ranger in the Classroom

This year, the Ligon Outdoor Center is offering activities led by Ranger Jason Bentley at your school! These programs are designed for 60-90 minute duration. Two grade level activities can be presented during one time session. Programs are sponsored by the Genesee Intermediate School District and the Genesee County Educational Foundation. There are no costs for the schools to host Ranger in the Classroom.

There are several programs offered that accommodate grades 1-8. Please click the flyer below to view information regarding program details and content standards.

For more information and to reserve a visit, please complete the Reservation Form or call 810-591-4487.

Lessons from Ligon Videos

At Ligon, we believe that the best learning is embedded in nature! Join Ranger Jason as he brings Lessons from Ligon to you at home or school! He explores different topics and activities related to nature focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

New videos released! -- here is an overview of the lessons.

Resource and material links provided.

Apply to the MiSTEM Ligon Mini Grant and receive funds to purchase supplies for these lessons!

Live Stream with Ranger Jason

If your district has opted for virtual instruction and your classroom is unable to visit Ligon or host Ranger Jason in your building, we invite you to choose the Live Stream option! Ranger Jason can connect with you and your students virtually via online platforms.

Content can be customized for your specific classroom needs, based on the subject matter your students are learning. Ranger Jason can provide live streaming options for most grade levels.

Please contact Ranger Jason directly at 810-560-2187 to discuss connecting via live stream!

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New Snowshoes!

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Due to a generous donation from the Genesee County Educational Foundation, Ligon has received brand new snowshoes for all age ranges! We are thrilled to be able to continue offering this winter recreational activity to our visitors.

If your school or district is unable to visit Ligon Outdoor Center this winter, fear not! The snowshoes will be available for free rental to local educators to use at their school with students.

Reservations for shoes must be made with Ranger Jason directly at 810-560-2187. Ligon cannot guarantee the availability of the snowshoes but we will work together to meet the needs of your class. Please call for more information.

Ligon Health, Safety and Procedure Information

Please click here to review policy updates regarding visits to Ligon.

Ligon Outdoor Center

Education & Learning

Genesee Intermediate School District

2413 W. Maple Avenue

Flint, MI 48507