Field Trip for New Jersey Schools

Poconos Retreat for New Jersey School Field Trips!

New Jersey School Outdoor Field Trip #1 Destination!

At Pocono Valley, we have a long history of serving schools from New Jersey that are looking for a scenic mountain setting in the Poconos. Pocono Valley is located only 90 miles from New York City and Philadelphia and is the ultimate setting for a variety of groups. We serve multiple school groups during the school year along with corporate retreats, team building events, retreats, weddings, and more.

We offer a multitude of new and exciting activities including Twin Pines Challenge Ropes Course which enables participants to build camaraderie amongst their peers. Enjoy PV’s private 40-acre lake with kayaks and pedal boats as well as swimming in our 2 Olympic size heated pools. All water activities are supervised by certified lifeguards and can be closed at your group’s request.

Outdoor School Field Trips at Pocono Valley are FUN!!!

Textbooks, worksheets, lectures, reports, and projects are the mainstays of the school year. Teachers and students alike work through this daily grind, day after day. Educational field trips allow a much-needed break from the daily routine and a host of other benefits to students.

By getting them out of the classroom and into the world, field trips to Pocono Valley Resort allow students to learn from experience, while teachers gain new insights on their students. Our mountain campus offers school field trips that are unique and exciting, creating lasting memories of the skills and lessons learned.

A Refreshingly Different Experience

By taking the students out of the classroom and putting them in nature, they are separated from their high-tech worlds, gaining new experience and insight about the world around them.

With interactive hands-on activities, students will be fully engaged, and might not even realize they are learning skills to assist them in school and life!

At Pocono Valley, school groups are provided with professional guided tours and dedicated trained staff. By keeping group sizes small, wait times for the activities are short so that the students can gain the maximum benefits during their trip. Each student will receive personal attention, ensuring their safety, comfort, and happiness.

The goal is for each student to feel as though they have joined the Pocono Valley family, forging a group dynamic unlike any other experience.

Combining education, adventure, and nature into an unforgettable experience has provided countless students with lasting memories of their time. For many students, their trip to Pocono Valley is the highlight of the school year.

So Why Choose Pocono Valley?

Children will be encouraged to investigate, discover, work together, and learn about their surroundings, themselves, and their classmates during their time. The unmatched experience of school field trips at Pocono Valley keeps children engaged throughout their trip, learning new physical, social, and emotional skills.

Experience the Benefits

School field trips at Pocono Valley include lots of wonderful benefits like:

• Getting to spend a day in the beauty of nature

• Active and safe outdoor physical activities that are fun for all kinds of students

• Professionally trained leaders that help your day run smoothly

• Activities designed to encourage individual growth and teambuilding

• An intimate and relaxing environment that promotes good morals and family values

• And much more!

Every trip to Pocono Valley will leave you and your class refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the school year with new-found skills and ideas.

School Field Trip Facts

School day trips improve test performance. According to recent research by Emilyn Ruble Whitesell, middle school students who take part in Urban Advantage scientific field excursions do better on the state science test. Field trips and hands-on learning help retain knowledge. Just think about what you learned in school, and what you learned on field trips are still some of the most distinct notions.

Field visits are also significant because they allow students to interact with the curriculum in new ways. Students who struggle with traditional learning might feel knowledgeable and confident when concepts are presented in various mediums and modalities. They can better access material when they learn holistically. Their return to school might act as a touchpoint for a whole unit.

Some of our students’ worlds are tiny, but their communities are a great resource for expanding them. There are individuals and places that children may access that cannot be recreated online or in the classroom. In a way that other media cannot, this multimodal learning experience can bring one-dimensional lessons to life. It’s our obligation as teachers to help them.

Pocono Valley provides an organized and well-maintained environment with a variety of ready-made games and adventures to pick from. As a result, your school day trip will be more structured and professional, and you will have less work to do.

Working with Students in Groups

There is a significant difference between having an adult retreat and a children’s retreat. They’re all in because one group willingly joined up and paid their hard-earned money to be there. The other may or may not be interested in attending, and does not always possess the emotional maturity to make sound decisions. Organizing a safe, engaging, and meaningful retreat for a big group of children or teenagers presents unique obstacles, and you’ll need a retreat center with Pocono Valley’s considerable experience in these types of retreats.

There’s Something for Everyone

There are certain to be a few children with dietary restrictions or food allergies in a large group of children. If you’re planning and preparing all of the food for your retreat on your own, it’s more difficult than you think to have dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, wheat-free, kosher, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives. Pocono Valley, on the other hand, features a fully staffed dining hall with cooks who, with advance notice, can accommodate any dietary preferences.

Pocono Valley: #1 Field Trip Location for New Jersey Schools

90 minutes from Philadelphia, Pocono Valley is the #1 day trip location for New Jersey Schools.

Pocono Valley offers 5 outstanding student packages to choose from! Whether it’s a single day or overnight stay, we have a package for your school trip. Located 90 miles from New York City and Philadelphia, we offer a wide variety of fun and exciting activities geared for students of all ages. We take pride in providing a unique combination of fun and educational experiences.

Pocono Valley’s experienced staff are stationed at each activity to ensure a great time for everyone! Delicious food is served buffet-style in our beautiful dining rooms.

For more of our exciting activities visit our ACTIVITIES page.

Ready to book your school’s field trip?

We have everything you need to make your school field trip a success.

  • Daily accommodations up to 5,000 guests
  • Overnight accommodations up to 800
  • Custom menus for all meals to suit everyone’s tastes
  • 10,000 sq. ft. fully staffed kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor dining
  • 25,000 sq. ft. indoor space
  • 7,000 sq. ft. gymnasium space
  • Auditoriums, breakout and presentation rooms
  • Lakeside DJ
  • Event programming
  • Transportation

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