School Retreats

Customize your program

We will work with you to design a schedule to meet your goals for your visit. Are you looking to focus on nature and the environment?  Teambuilding?  Recreation?  A little bit of everything? We can build a program to unique to your needs. Our experiential education program is a great way for students to learn and grow outdoors.


Your students can study water samples, climb on the ropes course, and canoe on Lake Pickerel. The classes range from  activities on the waterfront, recreation, arts, large group games, outdoor skills and environmental science. Our science classes meet national standards. Below are some of the classes we offer. We cater the classes to your groups goals, so if you don’t see something you are looking for, contact us!

Adventure Science Waterfront Recreation Arts
High Ropes: Power Pole Forest Ecology Canoeing Archery Arts and Crafts
High Ropes: Giants Ladder Animals and Birds Kayaking Outdoor Living Tye dye
High Ropes: Rock Wall Water Quality Swimming Nature Hikes Nature Drawing
Low Ropes Wetland Tail Walk Water Safety Orienteering Campfire Songs and Skits
Team Building The Earth’s Surface Fishing Outdoor Cooking African Drumming

Zip Line

Camp Newaygo’s new Zip Line Canopy Tour is a three zip line course through the wooded canopy. The zip lines total 1,000 feet, is 90 feet in the air, and participants can expect to go over 20 miles an hour! There is an additional cost per student for the zip line.

Sample Schedule

Many activities vary in their suggested time. We will help build a schedule that meets all of your goals. A typical schedule has 2-3 activity periods before lunch, 2-3 activity periods (AP) after lunch, and one evening program after dinner. Working with when you plan to arrive and how long your stay is, we will cater to the needs and goals of your group.

Outdoor Education
8:30 Arrival, Orientation/ Breakfast
9:30-10:30 1st AP, Wetland Trail Walk
10:45-12:15 2nd AP, Low Ropes
12:30 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Recess/ Rest
2:30-3:30 3rd AP War Canoeing
3:45-4:45 4th AP Animal Ecology
5:00-6:00 5th AP Outdoor living skills
6:30 Dinner
7:30-9:00 Evening Program
9:00-10:00 Shower/ Get ready for bed
10:00 Lights  Out

2023 Youth Group Pricing

Our school and youth group pricing starts at $20 per person for a half day and $40 per person for a full day with complimentary participation for teachers and reduced rates for chaperones. Our professional staff work with you to develop and deliver a great visit!

Contact us about other pricing options and programs at your location:
Scott Lakin, Director of Programs
p: (231) 652-1184