Best High School Retreat Locations In New York

Amazing High School Retreats

Trying to find the perfect location to take a large group of young people can be a challenge. We have searched far and wide across the state of New York to bring you a list of 5 locations that cater to school groups, with the aim of bringing you a selection that we hope offers ideas and inspiration.

Each of the retreats we have listed below is in a unique location, offering something that other school retreat centers do not. Further more they all have overnight accommodation and offer a range of activities or pursuits that sets them apart from each other.

So whether you are looking for beautiful scenery, tons of activities, plenty of accommodation or all of that and then some, we think that you’ll find something here to fit the bill.

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Berkshire Retreat Center at Camp Schodack

Nestled in 100 acres of privately owned woodlands and playing fields is Camp Schodack. Throughout the summer it hosts hundreds of children at its Summer Camp which has been operating for over 60 years. Before and after the summer it welcomes groups of all kinds to rent and use the facilities available. These include beautifully renovated cabins and private accommodations that can house up to 500 people, as well as a large Dining Room with on site catering and a whole wealth of activities.

We are perfectly equipped to do with large groups of young people and are the perfect locations for high school retreats, school athletics groups and religious or spiritual getaways. Our dedicated, on-site team will work with you before you arrive to create a program of activity that works for your group and will be on hand throughout your stay to make sure that your group has everything they need.

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Mt Gilead Conference Center

Welcome to Mt. Gilead! We are a Christian summer camp and retreat center located directly behind Camelback Ski Mountain in the heart of the Pennsylvania Poconos. Our retreat center operates between August 15th to June 15th (our summer camp occupies our summer months)! We offer team building activities such as high and low ropes courses, archery and even riflery for groups between 12 and 110 people. With a large basketball court, swimming pool, huge gaga court, volleyball court, soccer field, fishing & boating pond, hiking trails and beautiful indoor meeting spaces.

Mt. Gilead makes a great venue for church, school and non-profit retreats. Our group pricing is one of the most affordable in the Pocono Mountains and can be seen lower on this page. If you need a location for a group under 110 people, use our contact form on this website to get in touch with us and we will get you a custom estimate right away

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Radiant Living School at Yoga Farm

In the fall of 2018 we transitioned from a corporate/for-profit model to a nonprofit charitable, 501c3 organization; called ‘The Radiant Living School’. Our curriculum is taught at Yoga Farm, in area schools, online, and in organizations and businesses in our region. Our Radiant Living curriculum cultivates vibrant physical health, emotional balance and mental clarity, healing the root causes of suffering, and returning individuals to the stunning recognition of their own worthiness, magnificence, and the purity of their own goodness.

Two beautiful private gorges full of waterfalls run down the north and south borders of this 65-acre farm. The farm has a 30-acre organic hay field, 25 acres of mixed hard- and soft-woods, and lush pastures for livestock. A flock of peacocks and peahens live with us, as well as a few dogs. Yoga Farm members have access to our hiking trails, gorges, our pavilion as well as our yoga and meditation classes.

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School of Rock

School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians. Throughout the year, School of Rock offers music camps and workshops perfect for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals.

School of Rock's music camps offer an incredible selection of experiences from beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions. Our music camps often include performance boot camps, artist-themed camps, songwriting and recording, and more—there's a camp for every interest and skill level. Most music camps end with an epic live rock show performed by the campers. Check the School of Rock location closest to you for upcoming music camps and clinics that teach students not only how to play music, but also music theory, songwriting, and Rock 'n' Roll appreciation.

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Lake Clear Lodge

Meandering spaces in playful, healing woods and clear waters. Naturally luxurious and 4 generations of authenticity. Secluded artisan lodgings, foods from the heart, and magical activities in one transformative sense of place. Where traveling is more about connecting than visiting. 
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. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and fall foliage right on our property.

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 through blazing fall foliage you can explore The Wild Center, a historic downtown, the Olympic Village, and so much more.

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Amazing High School Retreat Ideas

Amazing High School Retreat Ideas

See a list of 5 of the best and most unique high school retreat locations around New York State.