Clearpool Offers Educational Outdoor Adventure Field Trips

Adventure-based learning through adventure field trips helps to develop skills such as leadership, problem-solving, and group effectiveness. Many of the adventure education programs at Clearpool help establish an attitude of collaboration among participants. Such growth can help participants develop greater self-esteem as well as encourage interpersonal skills that will serve them throughout their lives. Activity programs include:

  • Team building initiatives
  • High adventure challenge courses
  • Sensory awareness
  • Hiking
  • Outdoor living skills
  • Boating
  • Raft building
  • Zip Line
  • Low Ropes
  • Swimming

Teamwork and Leadership Development

Teambuilding Initiatives
1 hr 15 mins
An ideal warm-up for your trip, our teambuilding program helps participants get to know one another in a fun and high energy setting where each team member has a chance to shine.

Low Ropes
1 hr 15 mins
Our low ropes elements require groups to communicate effectively and to use creative problem-solving. Facilitators will lead groups through reflective throughout the challenge course.

High Ropes
1 hr 15 min – 8 years old and up
Participants will bond as a group and push their individual limits as they climb into the trees and take on our high ropes elements. An additional facilitator is required for this activity.

Zip Line
1 hr 30 mins – 8 years old and up
Each participant will have one opportunity to zip across the Clearpool Lake and then hike back through the woods to campus. An additional facilitator is required for this activity. (Limited availability based on group size and trip duration.)

Sensory Awareness
1 hr 15 mins
Participants will first practice heightening their senses through a series of games. Once they are ready, groups will navigate through the woods while blindfolded, needing to trust in their other senses.

Outdoor Survival
1 hr 30 mins
Participants are asked to think critically about how they would survive in woods.  They will work together to build shelters and fires and learn about locating food and water in the wild.

Raft-building
1 hr 15 mins – Sept, Oct, May and June
Construct a raft that can float one team member to a designated point on Clearpool Lake. Building materials are provided, and we will teach some basic knots, but the rest of the problem-solving is left up to the groups. Will their team member return in victory or splash into the lake?! An additional facilitator is required for this activity to serve as a lifeguard.

Boating
1 hr 15 mins – Sept, Oct, April, May and June
Enjoy boating in a canoe or rowboat on the scenic 3.5 acre Clearpool Lake.
An additional facilitator is required for this activity to serve as a lifeguard.

Swimming
1 hr 30 min – June, may also be limited depending on group size and duration of stay
Take a refreshing dip in our designated waterfront swimming area. Roughly 3’ deep. An additional facilitator is required for this activity to serve as a lifeguard.