If you could make a lasting impact on your

students and your school, would you?

We understand that you want the best educational opportunities for your students, ones that will have a lasting impact.  We partner with schools to reach their students with an educational experience that is far beyond the ordinary and that could change the dynamics of your school.  They will never forget it and they will never be the same.
Here’s how to get started:  1. Talk with us:  Call 717-858-9299 2.  Discuss your goals  3.  Let us plan your one, two or three day trip for you

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“"Black Rock Retreat is amazing! The kids will have these memories to carry with them on their journey in life."”
Administrator from Maryland

Christian Schools

Relax and enjoy your time with your students while our staff program nearly everything for you. Teachers and parents who come along as counselors have the opportunity to learn and participate…

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Public Schools

Don’t miss out on a trip that will leave your kids talking about it for weeks.  We program as much or as little of your trip as possible. Fresh out of ideas? That’s where…

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Homeschool Programs at Black Rock Retreat

Do you want your kids to be part of a different type of learning community?  A fun community?  A community with great role models?

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School Leader Information

Downloadable Forms School Leader Booklet This year we have broken up the school leader booklet to hopefully make it a bit more user-friendly. It still includes all the information, forms,…

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One Day Field Trips

Give your students an Outdoor Classroom experience they will be talking about for years.  Black Rock Retreat offers age-appropriate half and full day field trips for students grades…

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Outdoor Education Trip Information

School Leader Information On this page, you will find your School Leader Booklet and links to other forms like the Trip Detail Sheet. Faculty and Chaperone Packet This packet is for…

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Professional Development Training for Educators

Black Rock Retreat wants to support our area teachers and other non-formal educators by offering professional trainings. Trainings take place in our Nature Center which is nestled in…

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Preschool and Elementary Programming

Are you looking for a low-cost high-quality field trip option? Come visit our Nature Center, and spend 45 minutes visiting with our live animals! Students will learn about animal behaviors…

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Outdoor Education Testimonials

A teacher from Belleville, Pennsylvania noted: “Outdoor Education Administration is very well organized and professional. Great reminders and easily accessible for questions. I…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sleeping accomodations like? Are the cabins heated? What are the bathroom facilities like? What should the cabin leaders bring for the cabin? As a chaperone, what am I responsible…

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What do we do?

Find out more about our outdoor education field trips and retreats designed with your school in mind. We provide interactive classes that make use of our 100-acre outdoor classroom and beyond. Students from all backgrounds and learning styles will find an experience that is full of adventure and excitement. They will enjoy a time of adventure and learning as they participate in hands-on interactive education. Check out our new interactive 3d science display at our nature center. Here students will experience the science of topography first hand. They will also see how watersheds work through this unique interactive display.

Who do We Serve?

The Outdoor Education program at Black Rock serves christian schools, public schools, and private schools with outdoor education programs designed specifically to meet the needs of their students.

We are located in Lancaster County Pennsylvania within a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. Call 717-775-6279 or email us a info@blackrockretreat.com.

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Call 800.858.9299 or Click here to request more information.

“Black Rock Retreat is amazing! The kids will have these memories to carry with them on their journey in life.”
School Administrator from Maryland

Our Location

Our retreat center is located within a very manageable drive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Many of our current guests come from the tri-state area and beyond.

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