Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center

Situated on 362 acres of land, Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center offers a variety of educational programs, fun outdoor activities, and facilities to accommodate your group for overnight stay. Groups can visit the Community Farm for a tour, hayride, vegetable garden activity, s’mores, and other farm-related activities. Educational programs at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center focus on topics in science such as compost, force, matter, motion, geology, animal anatomy, and ecosystems. Outdoor activities include team building programs, ziplining, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, and more. Facilities include the dining area, conference center, and common areas for meeting and relaxing, as well as cabins and lodges for overnight stay.
Contact Info
Address: 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd., Efland, NC 27243. Orange County. Tel: 919-304-2178. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Christine Peckman,
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Contact for more information.  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGE IN: Physical Education, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue