School Day Trip Philadelphia

Poconos Retreat for Philadelphia Schools!

Philadelphia School Day Trips: Your #1 Choice

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 Info:

What do you remember about your school day trips? What made you who you are? A group project, a guest speaker, or a field trip likely aided your decision. You may have done it independently after learning about a topic in school. Something in your life ignited your interest or enthusiasm. It drove you to discover more on your own.

Each student brings unique life experiences to the classroom. Learning from a variety of sources is proven to improve academic performance. To be good readers, children must connect what they read to their own lives. Diverse experiences help pupils think broadly.

School day trips are vital for instructors, but why? There are several advantages.

Applied Learning

A field trip is one of the finest tools teachers have to provide every student real-life experiences. Every journey to the grocery store, seaside park, library, museum, theater, community garden, or restaurant helps a student understand the world.

When students leave the classroom, they perceive the links between school and ‘real-world’. They begin to realize how what they learn in school may help them solve issues in the real world and shape who they become as people.


Students can use technologies and surroundings not provided in school. Our setting in nature serves as a wonderful learning labs. Field visits allow students to observe a natural habitat and interact with their classmates on challenging physical activities like our ropes courses. Each encounter reinforces key academic topics.

Mental Development

Field trips make students more tolerant and sympathetic. A school day trip in nature, such as to the mountains of Pennsylvania, increases students’ empathy, tolerance, and critical thinking abilities, according to a University of Arkansas research. Studying nature allows pupils to view a topic or theme in a new light.

Pocono Valley: #1 Day Trip Location for Philadelphia Schools

90 minutes from Philadelphia, Pocono Valley is the #1 day 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 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
  • Transportation

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