School Retreats & Field Trips


School Retreats & Field Trips at Camp Tockwogh

The goal of our School Group Retreats is to build and strengthen relationships between students that they can later utilize in the classroom. Your students will take ownership over their learning and realize their potential by challenging them to expand their leadership skills, experience independent growth, and push them out of their comfort zone. We encourage self-discovery, learning, and reflecting through adventure education. With a wide range of programming and options for just a day field trip or overnight camping – there is something for everyone! 

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Activities

 

Team Building 

After a few introductory games, students will work together in groups of 8-12 through increasing levels of team challenges that focus on group problem solving and communication.  These challenges involve everything from field initiatives to the obstacle-course-like elements of our low ropes course.  

 

High Ropes Course

Our High Ropes Course provides an individual challenge for each student to get outside their comfort zone. After a 50ft climb up the cargo net, students can hop between elements like the balance beam, tight rope, lilly pads, and swings before making their way back to the ground on the zip line! 

 

Climbing Wall, Giant Swing & Leap of Faith

Students can choose between conquering rock wall, the 40ft climb and jump on the Leap of Faith, or taking an exciting ride on the Giant Swing.  All are “challenge-by-choice” activities meaning that while participants are encouraged to set goals and get out of their comfort zone, they can go as high (or as low) as they choose.

 

Recreational Activities 

Learn a new skill or just have some fun! Our recreational activities are the perfect addition to your trip schedule.

Options include:

  • Archery
  • Axe Throwing
  • Canoeing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Motorboat Rides
  • Nature Hike
  • Self-led Rec Time (access to sports courts, fields, and equipment)

 

Evening Programming

Groups that are staying overnight have the option for Evening Programming. 

Campfire & S’mores – We will make a fire and provide the s’more supplies – you do the rest! Perfect addition to any reflection or meaningful activities you have planned. 

Beach Party – Catch the sunset over the Chesapeake while you enjoy beach games, canoeing and paddle-boarding, motorboat rides, and tubing!

Skits & Talent Show Night – A fun show hosted by Tockwogh staff that allows your students and teachers to get up on stage and be a part of the sill camp fun! 

Tockwogh Cup Challenge/Color Wars– A chance to get a little competitive! Tockwogh staff will lead your group(s) in various minute-to-win-it and silly camp events. 

Movie Night– We can set up our inflatable screen and projector for a movie night out under the stars, or in colder months – in on of our lodges or Dining Hall. 

For more information, email Krista DeLone at kdelone@ymcade.org