Field Trip for Pittsburgh Schools

Poconos Retreat for Pittsburgh School Field Trips!

Book your Pittsburgh School Field Trip in the Poconos!

At Pocono Valley, we have a long history of serving schools 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.

Why Have an Outdoor School Field Trip at Pocono Valley?

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.

Better Relationships Through Team Building

One of the most important skills in the workforce is knowing how to work as part of a larger team, and this instruction begins in school. School field trips that support team building will have lasting benefits for the dynamics of the classroom and for the students throughout their lives. Through guided activities, students will learn and practice important peer-to-peer development concepts such as:

• Respect

• Honesty

• Teamwork

• Group problem solving

Students will be encouraged to work in varying groups rather than just staying with their usual group of friends. This allows new friendships and comradery to develop, which will translate to the classroom and school environment. With increased understanding and respect, students can move forward from their time at Pocono Valley as a more cohesive class.

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 Benefits!

Our school group trips are a hit with both kids and instructors. There are many possibilities for pupils to increase their own particular tacit knowledge, which is vital to higher level learning and problem solving skills. Students apply what they learn in class to their daily lives, lasting months or years!

We know that instructors like yourselves moan at the thought of organizing such an opportunity. The emphasis shifts from educational gains to policy, bureaucracy, and prospective costs. We know how hard it is to choose the perfect program, organize parent evenings, acquire school approval, manage pupils in the airport, and plan the trip itself. Trust us when we say that a school group tour is 100% worth the time and effort.

To help you remember why bringing children out of the classroom is a smart idea, here are our top benefits for sending students on a school trip:

Experiential learning occurs

Experiential learning believes that when learning is transferred into a real-life scenario, it becomes more strong in individuals. This reinforces the premise that unique experiences like an overseas school trip may successfully prepare pupils for life. Students at Pocono Valley participate in challenging group activities like traditional sports and exciting activities the Pine Valley Ropes Course.

Students’ viewpoint is broadened

Taking educational excursions and immersing pupils in cultural experiences has been shown to be very beneficial. It’s a perspective that can only be learned. As you are aware, it is difficult to instill a love of languages, cultures, and current events in pupils alone in the classroom.

Student-teacher bonding

Getting to know your pupils better while on the trip is a terrific method to strengthen bonds. This will help you throughout the remainder of the year. Personal connections between students and teachers increase motivation and engagement.

Make lifelong memories

In a new setting, students must work as a team with classmates outside their normal group. They also create lifetime memories with peers, which is undoubtedly a joyful learning experience.

Pocono Valley: #1 Outdoor Field Location for Pittsburgh Schools

Pocono Valley is the #1 outdoor field trip location for Pennsylvania 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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