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Every school group is unique. With this option schools can mix and match activities to fit the particular needs of the students. You can do as much or as little of our programming as you wish. You can use our meeting spaces, mix your meetings or activities with recreation activities or build a custom program from our list of activity options.

Schools have created programs for:

  • End-of-the-year field trips
  • Orientation Programs
  • Sports Camps
  • Staff/Faculty Retreats
  • Student Activity Retreats

Recommendations when designing your own stay:

Include recreational activities - this helps break up the intensity of the day. To focus on teambuilding and low ropes programs for example, students need time to debrief themselves - to relax and socialize with other students.

Ideal length of stay is three days. Sometimes this is not an option due to other constraints - usually financial in nature. The shorter the stay, the less impact it has on the individuals who participated. The overnight stay is often a powerful bonding experience and is as much a part of the highlight as the activities themselves.

Our Program Coordinators have recommendations and will call you to help you plan your trip. Use their knowledge and advice help you shape the program that you want for your participants. Some more popular activity choices include:

  • Challenge Course Programs
  • Teambuilding
  • Alpine Tower & Climbing Towers
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating
  • Archery
  • Environmental Education Classes

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