School Day Trip New YorkPoconos Retreat for New York Schools!
Looking to Book your New York School Day Trip?
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.
School Day Trip Basics
Budget cuts, standardized examinations, and increased workloads have reduced school day trips. The US Travel Association recently performed research with 400 individuals (balanced by gender, age, race, and income), half of whom had taken a learning trip as children, the other half had not.
Education excursions improve grades (59%) and graduation rates (95%) for all students, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic position (12 percent higher annually). 89 percent said educational visits made them more engaged, intellectually curious, and interested in and out of school.
At Pocono Valley, we know the importance and value of holding a day trip for your students. A school retreat is a significant event in the life of a young child or an adolescent. It may provide children with the opportunity to form or strengthen lifetime friendships, acquire perspective, learn useful new skills, and gain a better understanding of their classmates, teachers, and parents. While there are many things that must come together for a great school retreat, one of the most crucial is the retreat location you choose. It can be the foundation for a good retreat if you choose wisely and strive to get the most out of its advantages.
Pocono Valley: #1 Day Trip Location for New York Schools
90 minutes from New York City, Pocono Valley is the #1 day trip location for New York 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 day trip?
We have everything you need to make your school day 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
A few of the great companies that have enjoyed Pocono Valley!
300 Camp Akiba Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360