Friendship Outdoor Recreation Center

Since 1966, Friendship Outdoor Recreation Center has helped groups grow physically, mentally, and spiritually while creating memorable experiences. The 520-acre property is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by scenic views of the Rivanna River. Groups can enjoy a variety of recreational outdoor activities at Friendship Outdoor Recreation Center such as team building through our challenge course, archery, canoeing, mountain boarding, and more. Friendship Outdoor Recreation Center offers space for church retreats, fraternity/sorority retreats, girl scout retreats, family gatherings, and other themed retreats. Lodging, meals, and other services can be catered to groups of 20-300 participants for day or overnight trips. 
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Contact Info
Address: P.O. Box 234, Palmyra, VA 22963. Fluvanna County. Tel: 434-589-8950. Email: Website: Hrs: Office Hours: 9AM-5PM. Contact: Cris Higginbotham,
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-10th. Activity Type: Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 day. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Sports & Games Lesson Plan

Students participate in activities to learn about the members of their team and how to work together in order to be successful. Discuss the importance of teamwork or “playing the game.” In what other situations might you need these skills? Is it important to play by the rules? Why or why not?... Continue