Adventures at RVR (River Valley Ranch)

 
Get out of the classroom and let learning come alive in the beauty of nature with the exciting activities offered at RVR! We believe the greatest opportunity for growth is in times of challenge. When we’re pushed to our limits we discover what we’re capable of and develop a deeper sense of character, courage, and self-esteem. RVR's experiential education program for schools is designed to engage students with exciting and challenging activities, with a dynamic teambuilding element built in to teach encouragement and celebration of one other's accomplishments! Activities include a 1500’ zipline, high and low ropes courses, climbing, paintball, archery tag, teambuilding initiatives and even more! Groups can also participate in RVR’s horsemanship program. Programs are available for public schools, private schools, and even homeschool co-ops from March – June & September – November.
 
Contact Info
Address: 4443 Grave Run Road, Manchester, MD 21102. Carroll County.
Tel: 443-712-1010.
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
A day trip is just enough time for students to start building skills that will last them a lifetime. They can ride a 1500’ zipline, participate in the high/low ropes course, bouldering wall, or go climbing in the trees or on a climbing tower. Other activities include archery tag, paintball, horse trail rides, and team initiatives. Overnight trips are available for groups desiring a longer stay and time for self-directed activities. Register for your class’s next field trip or retreat today!
 
Contact Info
Name: Aubrey Westafer.
Phone: 443-712-1010 ext. 121.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 25 students.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Day trips or overnight.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Online.
Food Options: Picnic area available for day groups. Meals are included in overnight package.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I 10% discount available.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Health & Safety, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: character education, climbing, horseback riding, ropes course, sports, teambuilding.
 
 
SCOUT
Scout groups can bring their next retreat to River Valley Ranch for unique accommodations and fun activities. The campground, situated on a 500-acre wooded property, features six teepees, a bathhouse, a fire pit, and a meeting pavilion. Scouts can also enjoy a playground area and miles of hiking trails. For an additional fee, groups may also have a session of archery tag or the low ropes course and bouldering wall. Scouts may also register for day trip experiences, including horseback riding, paintball, and the zip line. Group rates may apply.
 
Contact Info
Name: Aaron Westafer.
Phone: 443-712-1010 ext 123.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Max. 48 scouts.
Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Online.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Physical Education.
Topics Covered: archery, camping, climbing, hiking, ropes course, sports.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
For co-ops, families, and individuals, RVR's Homeschool field trip days provide a uniquely fun and wholesome way to engage homeschooling kids and get them out of the house, bonding with their peers and building confidence to take on new personal challenges. Homeschooling students will be encouraged through various adventure activities to step outside of their comfort zone, build friendships, and learn about themselves from a biblical perspective. If you've been looking for fun things to do as a home school family, we made this program just for you!
 
Contact Info
Name: Aubrey Westafer.
Phone: 443-712-1010 ext. 121.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 2nd-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips
Recomm. Length of Visit: varies
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff:
Registration: Online.
Food Options: Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Health & Safety, Physical Education.
Topics Covered: character education, climbing, horseback riding, ropes course, sports, teambuilding.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Zip Line Lesson Plan

Your experience on a zip line course actually all comes down to science. Ask your students to guess who will go faster, people who weigh more or less, and then test your hypothesis and figure out why.... Continue