Residential program

The "heart" of the Hartley experience is staying on the premises overnight. Through Hartley's overnight residential program, teachers, students, and counselors explore the outdoors, tour historical landmarks, participate in interactive lessons, engage in hands-on crafts and activities, eat at the Moosehead Cafe, shop at The Trading Post, visit the Net Zero greenhouse and so much more! With over 300 acres of natural habitat, Hartley offers a unique outdoor setting for children to explore the beauty of Michigan's wildlife and natural resources outdoors through hands-on learning! The Hartley experience builds self-esteem; instills awareness, respect, and wise use of Michigan's natural resources through environmental education; reinforces classroom instruction; and expands appreciation for past cultures. 

The Trading Post

Students have the opportunity to visit Hartley's on-site gift shop, The Trading Post! Students The Trading Post offers an assortment of gifts, clothing, accessories, and other fun outdoor-related items available for purchase. With teacher permission, students are able to shop gifts ranging in price from $.25 to $20.00 plus sales tax. 

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