Creek Exploration

Exploring Creek with NetsExplore the Octoraro Creek that borders Black Rock Retreat’s property. Search for macro-invertebrates and other life that calls this creek home. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to splash through the creek!

  • Ages: Suitable for 5 and up
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Minimum group size: 10 participants
  • Cost: $8 per person. Non-participating adults* are free.
    • Discount – Overnight guests pay only $7 per person when booking more than 30 days in advance!

*The Octoraro Creek is a stocked Trout stream. Anyone over the age of 16 actively participating in this activity must have a valid PA Fishing License (click here to buy one online or to get more info).

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While groups come for many different reasons, we know you have specific goals in mind. At Black Rock Retreat, our goal is to help guide you as you look for ways to achieve those goals on your day-long or overnight retreat. All activities are group-focused and can include your group’s goals and theme. To help with the planning, we also offer programmed retreat activities. Here’s a list of our recreation facilities and other retreat facilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved with the creek exploration session?

Explore the Octoraro Creek that borders Black Rock Retreat’s property. Search for macro-invertebrates and other life that calls this creek home. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to splash through the creek!

*The Octoraro Creek is a stocked Trout stream. Anyone over the age of 16 actively participating in this activity must have a valid PA Fishing License (click here to buy one online or to get more info).

Click here to learn more.

What should I wear?

You and your group should be prepared to spend a few hours stomping in a creek of slightly varying depth. It’s best to wear close-toed “water shoes” that dry quickly and are water-resistant. Bug spray, sunblock, and a bottle of water are recommended.

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What type of animals will we be observing?

Animals that are indigenous to the area around Black Rock Retreat. We will learn about their habits, observe their physical traits, and see how they interact with the world around them.

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What about safety?

There will be Black Rock Retreat staff present during the entirety of the excursion and will accompany those who are a bit nervous of getting their feet wet.

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