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!

High Ropes: Power PoleForest EcologyCanoeingArcheryArts and Crafts
High Ropes: Giants LadderAnimals and BirdsKayakingOutdoor LivingTye dye
High Ropes: Rock WallWater QualitySwimmingNature HikesNature Drawing
Low RopesWetland Tail WalkWater SafetyOrienteeringCampfire Songs and Skits
Team BuildingThe Earth’s SurfaceFishingOutdoor CookingAfrican 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
8:30Arrival, Orientation/ Breakfast
9:30-10:301st AP, Wetland Trail Walk
10:45-12:152nd AP, Low Ropes
1:15-2:15Recess/ Rest
2:30-3:303rd AP War Canoeing
3:45-4:454th AP Animal Ecology
5:00-6:005th AP Outdoor living skills
7:30-9:00Evening Program
9:00-10:00Shower/ Get ready for bed
10:00Lights  Out



Contact us about other pricing options and programs at your location:
Kori Swieter
p: (231) 652-1184