Amazing High School Retreat Ideas

Amazing High School Retreat Ideas in New York

Whether you have a science club, sports teams, debate society or just a group of high school kids that you are planning a retreat for, finding the right retreat center with enough activities and structure to keep them entertained is a challenging task for even the most seasoned of school educators and administrators.

Here we have put together a list of 5 amazing and unique school retreat locations around the state of New York. Even if you cannot find what you are looking, we are sure that you take ideas and inspiration from the places we have found.


Go To Summer Camp - Camp Schodack

It is just campers that get to experience Summer Camp. Increasingly camps all across the are opening up their doors before and after their usual summer programs. Once such location is Camp Schodack. Located just 2.5 hours from both Manhattan and Boston, Schodack is perfectly located to offer the ultimate break for the city.

With accommodation and dining facilities for up to 500 people in beautifully renovated cabins, it is an ideal way to bring a group of young people together. Alongside all of the regular activities you would expect with a summer camp, they have 2 heated pools, an adventure course, 40ft climbing tower and much more. All of this is nestled in 40 acres of open fields and a further 60 acres of private woodlands criss-crossed with hiking trails you’ll have everything you need.

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Hit the Ocean - New York Surf School

For the longest time, you've been saying to yourself  "this is the year i'm going to learn how to surf!” Well you are about to make  that dream come true!!  Located just 50 minutes by subway from most  parts of New York city, and taking surfing lessons in Rockaway Beach is one of New York's best kept secrets! Keep that commitment to yourself and cruise out to laid back Rockaway Beach, and become part of the greatest lifestyle on the planet!! You can take individual or larger group lessons and make the most of having the ocean so close.

The team are so confident that you are in for the experience of your life, that If you are not completely satisfied, they will give you a FULL  refund, No questions asked. It's time for you to take that next step. The weather is warming up and there's no better place to be than down the beach, with other positive, health conscious Surf Students like yourself!!

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Find Yourself - Kadampa Meditation Center

Kadampa Meditation Center New York is an internationally renowned center for meditation, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a peaceful environment or join in the many programs offered throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a day visit to the World Peace Temple, the 82 acre grounds and nature trails, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in depth courses and retreats, KMC New York offers an enjoyable and meaningful experience.

Enjoy guided meditations and modern Buddhist teachings, which present practical tools to incorporate meditation to your day to day life. In the breaks, enjoy meaningful conversation and relax amidst the beauty and tranquility of the Temple and its natural surroundings.

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Head Down to the Farm - Supersoul Farm

At Supersoul Farm, we're dedicated to inspired living. Through yoga, conscious community, and earth-based programs, we intend to lead by example, live by inspiration, and love with dedication. We know that the eco-system can only be as clean as we are, and when we make efforts to take care of our hearts and our relationships, we can be caring, more conscious, stewards of all living things. We aim to be stewards of God through honoring, harmonizing, inspiring and serving each other and this earth.

Our focus is permaculture, homesteading and other forms of eco-consciousness. The practice, philosophy, and lifestyle of bhakti yoga is the source of our inspiration. We find our connections strengthen when we unite around loving service and conscious community.

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Relax by the Lake - Lake Clear Lodge

You don't have to go anywhere; you can paddle, hike, bike, fish, and experience unique activities right on our property, from History of Beer Workshops to Cooking Classes.

Our strategic location between Saranac Lake/Lake Placid and Tupper Lake makes it effortless to explore some of the Adirondack's best activities. Within a short drive you can explore The Wild Center, a historic downtown, the Olympic Village, and so much more. Our site has romantic Adirondack cabins and suites with Jacuzzi tubs and lake view, two-bedroom family chalets with fireplaces and kitchens, and classic Lodge Rooms; all hand-crafted by three generations of our family.

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