Field Trips

Have you heard about Field Trips at Camp Susque?

"Everything was well organized and well thought out.  Fantastic experience!" - Teacher, May 2016 Field Trip

Camp Susque’s School of Discovery offers field trips that are unique, interactive, and memorable.

We want to work with you to provide a field trip that both engages your students and fulfills your needs.

With that in mind, our field trip programs are easily customized to include the activities, schedule, and lessons that you want your students to walk away with.

At Susque, you can expect

  • Engaging Outdoor Activities
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Caring Staff
  • Organized Information
  • Quality Experience

We also offer overnight retreats for school groups!

When you stay overnight in our lodges or rustic cabins, you can also enjoy special evening programming such as astronomy in our observatory, in addition to our regular activities and your own events. Contact us for more information and pricing.

 

To schedule your trip or ask questions, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-998-2151. We hope to see you here!

 

What is a field trip to Camp Susque like?

We have lots of activities and unique facilities to offer, from canoeing to the climbing wall to stream studies and geology! Here are some examples: 

You may select one of our field trip packages, or design your own field trip using our activities listed by age group.
We will work with you to create a schedule that fits your needs.

 

Sample Schedule
9:30 Arrive at Susque
9:45-11:00 First Activity
11:00-12:15 Second Activity
12:15-12:45 Lunch
12:45-3:00 Third Activity
2:00 Closing/Depart

PA Standards

Camp Susque’s field trip classes are designed to meet PA state educational standards. Each of our classes gets students involved in the world around them. They provide a fun environment in which we encourage kids to step out of their comfort zone and explore. While our classes by no means meet every part of every standard, they are structured to introduce and reinforce concepts and skills learned in the classroom. For a full list and description of the standards listed below, visit the PA Department of Education.

 Pre K to 3rd Grade
 Activity Name  Description  PA Standards for Environment and Ecology  PA Standards for Science & Technology
 Nature Exploration Hike  Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek.  4.1.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4  3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.5.4
 Nature Crafts  Investigate uncommon aspects of the natural world while completing a craft to take home!  4.2.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4  3.1.4
Ecology 101 Study the ways that energy and nutrients are transferred and recycled through an ecosystem with games and activities. 4.2.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.4.4
Aquatic Ecology Learn about the ecology of a pond or stream and explore the habitats and creatures (big and small!) found there. 4.1.4, 4.2.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.4.4, 3.5.4, 3.7.4
Animal Tracking Learn to identify various common tracks in mud and snow. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home. 4.6.4, 4.7.4 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.7.4
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!    3.2.4
3rd - 6th Grade
Activity Name Description PA Standards for Environment and Ecology  PA Standards for Science & Technology
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek. 4.1.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.5.4
Nature Crafts Investigate uncommon aspects of the natural world while completing a craft to take home! 4.2.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4
Eco-systems Walk  Move between various locations to explore the ecological roles of the organisms that live there. 4.1.4, 4.2.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.5.4
Geology Identify basic rock types with examples and discuss the formation of the Appalachian Mountains through interactive activities. 4.6.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.5.4
Animal Tracking Learn to identify various common tracks in mud and snow. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home. 4.3.4, 4.3.6, 4.7.4 3.2.4, 3.3.4
Pennsylvania Forestry Learn about the history of PA's woodlands as well as basic tree identification. Leave with your own guide to practice at home. 4.2.4, 4.3.4, 4.4.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4, 4.9.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.5.4, 3.7.4
Aquatic Ecology Learn about the ecology of a pond and explore the habitats and creatures (big and small!) found there. 4.1.4, 4.3.4, 4.6.4, 4.7.4, 4.8.4 3.1.4, 3.2.4, 3.3.4, 3.5.4, 3.7.4
Teamwork Adventure Learn and practice teamwork skills through interactive games, problem-solving activities, and the low ropes challenge course.    
Campfire Cooking In this activity, students will get to cook a meal or snack over a campfire, and be active in all parts of the food preparation. 4.8.4 3.2.4, 3.4.4
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!    3.2.4
6th - 12th Grade
Activity Name Description PA Standards for Environment and Ecology PA Standards for Science & Technology
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek. 4.1.7, 4.3.7, 4.3.10, 4.6.7, 4.6.10, 4.7.7, 4.7.10, 4.8.7, 4.8.10 3.1.7, 3.1.10, 3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.3.7, 3.3.10, 3.5.7, 3.5.10
Ecosystem Studies Explore the roles of various organisms for the movement of energy and nutrients within local ecosystems. 4.6.7, 4.6.10, 4.7.7, 4.7.10, 4.8.7, 4.8.10 3.1.7, 3.1.10, 3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.3.7, 3.3.10
Water Quality Investigation Learn how to test for and identify various quality indicators of the water around us. 4.1.7, 4.1.10, 4.3.7, 4.3.10,4.6.7, 4.6.10,  4.7.7, 4.7.10, 4.8.7, 4.8.10 3.1.7, 3.1.10, 3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.3.7, 3.3.10, 3.5.7, 3.5.10, 3.7.7, 3.7.10
Canoeing and Kayaking Seasonal; Improve your skills in a canoe or kayak in Lycoming Creek or the Susque Pond. 4.1.7, 4.1.10, 4.3.7, 4.3.10, 4.8.7, 4.8.10 3.4.7, 3.4.10, 3.5.7, 3.5.10
Wilderness Skills Learn some general skills for making the most of your time in the outdoors. Activities may include fire-building, shelter construction, or other useful skills! 4.2.7, 4.2.10, 4.3.7, 4.3.10, 4.8.7, 4.8.10 3.1.10, 3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.4.7, 3.4.10, 3.6.7, 3.6.10
Archery Practice your skills with a bow at Susque’s archery range.   3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.4.7
Rocketry Build and launch a model rocket in this fun, exciting activity.     
Leadership Adventure Learn to lead and work together as a team through thoughtful activities and the low ropes course.    
Climbing Wall Challenge Move beyond your comfort zone by learning to scale the climbing wall.   3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.4.7, 3.6.7, 3.6.10
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!    3.2.7
Campfire Cooking In this activity, students will get to cook a meal or snack over a campfire, and be active in all parts of the food preparation. 4.8.7 3.2.7, 3.2.10, 3.4.7, 3.4.10

 

 

Pricing Guide

Day Field Trip prices start at $9 per student.

Chaperones & Teachers attend for free.

All day field trips include a campfire over lunch and the option to order a s’mores bar. Also included is access to recess equipment, including our playground, giant sandbox, basketball court, foursquare, etc.

 

Susque School of Discovery

is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry committed to helping students discover and appreciate the world around them through hands-on activities and exploration.

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11