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The Ebersole Environmental Education Center

14 Acre Private Lake
5  Miles of Trails to Discover
158 Acres of Land to Explore

Owned and operated by the Lansing School District, the Ebersole Center is a four-seasons, barrier-free residential environmental education center, youth camp, and retreat center located in beautiful Wayland, Michigan (approximately 75 miles west of Lansing).  

The Ebersole Center site is 158 acres of undisturbed natural beauty and exceptional biodiversity. Over two miles of accessible boardwalk trails invite guests to enter wetland and forest areas alike.  While the central campus is clean and modern, every effort is made to preserve natural areas in the most pristine state possible.

Guests enjoy the Center site for a variety of reasons. For school children it is a great place to study the natural world in a "hands-on, minds-on" way.  For retreat groups it is a peaceful get away far from the hustle and bustle of the office.  For nearly anyone it is an inspirational place to connect with nature, to renew, refresh, or feel for the first time the wonder and awe of our natural world.

The mission of the Ebersole Center is to empower people to connect with nature through environmental education, outdoor recreation, and stewardship. 

The Ebersole Center will encourage personal growth by providing excellent programs, facilitated by a nurturing and highly-trained staff, anchored in a safe and supportive community.  Each guest will have fun, feel empowered, acquire new knowledge and skills, feel valued and respected for who they are, and develop a sense of belonging. 

120 Bunks to Try
4 Seasons to Book Your Trip
35 Activities to Experience

Benjamin Botwinski, Director                                            517-755-5001                ben.botwinski@lansingschools.net

Amanda Slusher, Naturalist                                               517-755-5016                         amanda.brait@lansingschools.net

Lindsey Harrison, Naturalist                                               517-755-5016                  lindsey.harrison@lansingschools.net

Nan Jordan, Camp Nurse                                                 517-755-5006                               nan.jordan@lansingschools.net

Ebersole's Online Resource Library

The global pandemic forced our team to reimagine several new ways of delivering content to students and teachers.  Today, we are thrilled to continue to offering a variety of engaging resources and supports including our online resource library.  Click below to access our online resource library and curated content.  

Ebersole Online

3 Generations of Campers
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45 Years Serving Campers
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11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
PDF DocumentSeptember 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
PDF DocumentTitle IX Grievance Procedures
PDF DocumentInvestigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:


Darin Walter
Title IX Coordinator - Public Safety

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933

Erin Miracle
Human Resources Manager

519 W. Kalamazoo 
Lansing, MI 48933


PDF DocumentHelp Hotline Phone Numbers

Title IX concerns can also be mailed to:
Lansing School District
519 West Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48933