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It’s Spring or Fall and Students are Itching to Go Outside!

Be the hero! Get your students out of the classroom and learning about the environment while they’re in the middle of nature on a 1-3 day overnight field trip or even a partial day field trip!

They’ll experience a fun field trip that’s full of learning about science, ecology, teamwork, and so much more… in a beautiful wooded outdoor setting (think of it as a 110-acre outdoor classroom). And don’t worry about the weather – we have plenty of indoor learning activities too that can take place in our Nature Center, indoor gym, lounge, and dining hall in case of rain or inclement weather.

All grades are welcome!

We’re here to help…

Choose to have us plan and facilitate as much or as little of the trip as possible.

Fresh out of ideas for learning activities? That’s where we jump in! We have trained professional staff that connects with your students and provide a variety of hands-on science education outside the classroom.

Already have activity ideas? Great! We’ll do our best to accommodate and support you any way we can.

One-day and two-day programs (retreats) are also available at times throughout the year.

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How to Schedule an Outdoor Education Trip

  1. Request more information or call (717) 529-3232
  2. Choose your classes and program options
  3. Bring your students!

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Allergies at Camp

We take food allergies seriously here at Black Rock Retreat. If your child is going to be attending an outdoor education retreat with your school and they have an allergy, we would like to know about it. The link below will take you to our food allergy form, where you can record information about your child’s food allergy. We do need this information in time to order the correct substitute food for your child, so we ask that you fill out this form two weeks ahead of time.

Click Here to go to our Food Allergy Form »