School Retreat in Pennsylvania

PA's #1 School Retreat Destination

Welcome to the #1 School Retreat In Pennsylvania Location

Pocono Valley Resort is the top school retreat destination in the Poconos, and perhaps the #1 school retreat location in all of Pennsylvania. The Poconos in the mountains of Pennsylvania is an ideal location for a school retreat. On a secluded lake, we have over 350 acres. To begin planning our school retreat, give us a call today.

We have everything you need to make your PA school retreat a home-run success. We have a private facility in a safe and secure location. From planning activities to feeding your group, we have everything covered. Let us work with you to ensure your school retreat is a success.

Create a Day Your Students Will Long Remember

A school retreat is a life-changing experience for a young kid or adolescent.  We can help children create or strengthen lifelong friendships, gain perspective, learn useful new skills, and obtain a better understanding of their classmates, instructors, and parents. While many factors must come together for a successful school retreat, one of the most important is the retreat venue. If you chose properly and endeavor to maximize its benefits, it might be the foundation for a successful getaway.

The Poconos is a Great School Retreat Destination!

Looking at Pennsylvania school retreat location? You can’t do any better than in the Poconos, and we are the #1 Poconos school retreat destination! Imagine your students engaging in character-building activities such as a Pine Valley challenge course, zip lines, pedal boating, fishing, canoeing, tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, gaga ball, and more.

Having your student retreat in the Poconos has numerous advantages. Pocono Valley has everything your school will need for a successful trip. 

Tips to Keep Your Retreat Running Smoothly

  1. Keep things moving and keep everyone engaged. If you feel bored, prepare a game or an icebreaker.
  2. Allow students to relax and have fun. No play leads to a bad retreat.
  3. During the retreat, give awards and rewards to students.
  4. It’s critical to pick a time and location that works for everyone. At Pocono Valley, we have activities for all and food to suit everyone’s tastes.
  5. Make sure the scheduled activities vary- from athletic to skill, to reflection and time for socializing.
  6. Remember to take breaks (with food or games)!

Here are a few of the most important advantages of having a Pocono Valley school retreat:

Fine-tune student communication

Before the start of the academic year, students can engage in dialogues, meet new people, solve problems, and get to know their school community at school retreats. Students can even give lectures, perform, and work on their daily journal writing at some school retreats.

Students Refresh and Reflect

Teenagers, like everyone else, need time to rest and rejuvenate before addressing the academic year’s demands. A retreat allows people to reflect, develop personal goals, relieve stress, and experience a sense of serenity. With the growth in anxiety and depression among youth, providing opportunities for unwinding and learning stress-reduction measures, such as retreats, is becoming increasingly crucial.

Leadership Building Activities

Most retreats give students the chance to work in groups and hone their leadership skills. Students may be expected to lead or organize a project, such as a sport or physical activity. This form of leadership training can assist students to prepare for college while also teaching them real-world management skills in middle or high school.

Confidence Building Opportunnities

Most retreats provide many opportunities to try new things and develop new passions.
Develop new skills and gain confidence – Students in private schools can use retreat time to relax and learn new skills without having to worry about their academics. Higher self-confidence and a willingness to try new things, as well as increased self-esteem and the tenacity and resolve to reach one’s full potential, result from this.

Pocono Valley’s Location

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.

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Over 101+ Amazing Activities for Your School Retreat!

Pennsylvania School Retreat Bookings

Ready to learn more about our PA school retreat destination? We’d love to hear from you! We have everything you need to make your PA school retreat a success.

  • Daily accommodations up to 5,000 guests
  • Overnight accommodations up to 800
  • Custom menus for all meals from hamburgers to lobster
  • 80 newly renovated cabins
  • 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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