Field Trips

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

 

Make it yours

We work with you to provide a field trip that both engages your students and meets your expecations.

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

What is a Camp Susque field trip like?

You may select one of our field trip packages or you can design your own field trip using our activities listed by age group.

Sound overwhelming?  Don’t worry. We’ll 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
12:45-2:00 Third Activity
2:15 Closing/Depart

OVERNIGHT RETREATS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS

If you’re looking for more than just a day trip, Camp system can also accommodate overnight trips.  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.

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 the 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

 

 

Owls & Their Diets  Learn more about owls and what they eat. Includes a guided owl pellet dissection!

3rd – 6th Grade

Activity Name Description PA Standards for Environment and Ecology  PA Standards for Science & Technology
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying the 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
Ecosystems 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
Animal Tracking Learn to identify various common tracks in mud or 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 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
Owls & their Diets Learn more about owls and what they eat.  Includes a guided owl pellet dissection!

6th – 12th Grade

Activity Name Description PA Standards for Environment and Ecology PA Standards for Science & Technology
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying the 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
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
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 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
Owls & their Diet Learn more about owls and what they eat.  Includes a guided owl pellet dissection!

Pricing Guide

  • Day Field Trip prices start at $9 per student, which includes 3 activity classes.
  • Some activity classes are priced higher to cover additional staffing and supply needs.
  • Chaperones & Teachers attend for free.
  • All-day field trips include a campfire over lunch if desired, and the option to order a s’mores bar for an additional $1/student.  Also included is access to recess equipment, including our playground, giant sandbox, basketball court, foursquare, etc.

Susque School of Discovery

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

General Camp Info

Mission and Beliefs

Susque's mission, statement of faith and beliefs

Directions

How to get to Camp Susque

Camp Map

Interactive map of our buildings and property

Financial Accountability

How we use the gifts and finances entrusted to us.

Board of Directors

Our Leadership

History and Tradition

How Camp Susque came to be

Staff & Employment

Meet the Staff

Meet your year-round staff

Work at Susque

Join the Susque team

Internships

For credit & not-for-credit programs available.

Chaplains

Meet the Camp Chaplains

Camps & Trips

Summer Youth Camps

For campers entering grades 1-11

Winter Youth Camps

For campers in grades 3-12

Family Camp

Camps for whole families

Wilderness Trips

A camping experience at a whole new level.  Grades 6-12.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs Overview

Special programs and classes throughout the year.

School Field Trips

Field Trips Overview

Unique, interactive and memorable experiences for students.

Susque Podcast

The Susquodcast

A regular podcast dedicated to all things Camp Susque.

Other Programs

Susque Trail Run

Annual 5k through Susque's property

Youth Summit

For Jr and Sr high youth groups

Harvest Festival

Activities for the whole family

Spring Family Weekend

Weekend getaway for intentional family time.

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Volunteer

Sign up for a work weekend to help us gear up for camp season.

Wishlist

A list of items that can benefit Susque's mission