School & Youth Group Field Trips

Find out what we’re doing in the age of COVID-19

Have Fun Learning Outside the Classroom

Power of Play

Through carefully designed & uplifting activities; cooperation is improved and creative problem solving is unleashed! 

Experiential Learning

Our programs provide lessons not learned in traditional classrooms — building confidence & improving communication as students learn to expand their comfort zones!

Designed For…

School Groups, Local Camps, Sports Teams, College Undergrad Programs, Religious Youth Groups, Student Tour Groups


Sample Team Building Exercises

Low Ropes Course & Team Building Exercises

Where the team building magic happens! These activities are either on the ground or very close to it — some don’t even have any ropes. Oftentimes we use these to build trust and improve communication among your students. These exercises and debrief sessions, when we tie the activities back to students’ every day lives, are tailored to fit your team’s needs!

Challenge By Choice

Your team members will not be asked to do things they are not comfortable with. We encourage, but we don’t force anyone into unsafe situations.

Curriculum-Based Programs

Learn more below.

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Before You Soar section includes: Booking Instructions, Key Information,
Cancellation & Weather Policies, Lunch Options, and more!

School & Youth Group Team Building Packages

*Please note that prices are $5 more/pp on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Base Camp Package
Activities Include | Low Ropes Course, Zip Line, Giant Swing
Cost | $39/participant
Program Time | 3-4 Hours
Requirements | 8-years old, 4-feet tall (48 inches), 60-275 Pounds
Recommended for | Any age group
Discovery Package

Activities Include | Low Ropes Course, Terrapin Explorer Ropes Course
Cost | $42/participant
Program Time | 3-4 Hours
Requirements | 8 years old, 35 pounds
Recommended for | Excellent for children ages 8-10 year olds

Traverse Package

Activities Include | Low Ropes Course Elements, Terrapin Tower and
your choice of (select one for the entire group): Zip Line or Giant Swing
Cost | $44/participant
Program Time | 3-4 Hours
Requirements | 8-years old, 4-feet tall (48 inches), 60-275 Pounds
Recommended for | Middle School or High School Groups

Ascent Package

Activities Include | Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Challenge Course, Giant Swing, & Zip Line
Cost | $52/participant
Program Time | 4-5 Hours
Requirements | 8-years old, 4-feet tall (48 inches), 60-275 Pounds
Recommended for | High School or College (Undergrad) Groups

Summit Package

Activities Include | Low Ropes Course, High Ropes Challenge Course, Terrapin Tower, Giant Swing, & Zip Line
Cost | $62/participant
Program Time | 5-6 Hours
| 8-years old, 4-feet tall (48 inches), 60-275 Pounds
Recommended for | High School or College (Undergrad) Groups

Offsite Team Building Program

Activities Include |  Our highly trained facilitators bring our portable team building equipment to a separate location. We’re able to replicate nearly everything we do on our Low Ropes Course so you’re not missing out on any team-building benefits!
(final price depends on travel costs for our facilitators). For every 10-15 participants, we require ~500 square feet of space.
Cost | $44/participant
Program Time | 3-4 Hours
Requirements | Minimum age of 8-years old
Recommended for | Middle School age and up — groups looking to avoid transportation fees!

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Before Your Soar…

Group Size

Max Group Size | ~80 participants per day (ask about a multi-day trip)
Minimum Group Size | 10 participants

Subgroups | Larger groups break down into even subgroups of 12 participants each (or as close to 12 as possible).For each subgroup, we expect one adult chaperone, free of charge. Youth groups are required to have at least two chaperones.


Lunch Options

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering use of our indoor space for lunch.

– Bring Your Own Food (BYOF) | No additional cost
– Pizza Lunch| $11/person
– Picnic Lunch | $15/person
– Gourmet Box Lunch | $23/person
BBQ Lunch | $25/person*

*Not available at this time, due to COVID-19

Key Information

– Wear closed toed shoes
– Dress appropriately for the weather
– We operate rain or shine!

Arrival time

Please plan to arrive at our facility, 30-minutes before your program start time.

This allows us time to verify student & chaperone waivers, provides your group time for the restroom and ensures a smooth check-in process. If you arrive late and cut into your program time, that takes away from the planned activities.

How to Book

– Contact our Guest Relations Staff or fill out an inquiry form

– Our Guest Relations Staff will contact you to help select your:

– Package
– Lunch Option
– Program Date
– Program Time Window (ex: 9:30 AM Arrival, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Program)
– Number of expected participants & chaperones

Once confirmed, we’ll send a contract.

Once we receive your signed contract & form of payment back — be it a 50% deposit, payment in full or a guarantee of payment — we are 100% booked. Until that time, availability is subject to change.

Weather Policy

Terrapin Adventures operates rain or shine.

In the event of Inclement Weather — such as lightning & thunder or extreme winds — forces us to choose another date, we will work with your group to find an alternative date within the next 12 months.

Any amount you have paid will be honored during that 12-month window, to find a new, mutually agreeable date with us.

Cancellation Policy

More than 30 Days Before Event Date: You may cancel, at no cost

30 Days or Fewer Before Event Date: Any amount you paid will be available as a deposit, good for 6 months from your originally scheduled event.

Visit Us:

Type in our company name (not the numerical address) “Terrapin Adventures” into Waze or Google Maps for best results.

Terrapin Adventures
Savage Mill 8600
Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763


Why Choose Terrapin Adventures?

Terrapin Adventures understands that children are striving to compete in school, music, sports, and extracurricular activities and that can be stressful. Our facility is like no other in Maryland and we can go off-campus as needed with our portable equipment and creativity. Our team leaders have many years of experience working with school age groups. Your program will be personalized to your groups needs. TA operates under the concept of “challenge by choice” so rest assured that team members will not be asked to do things that are not comfortable.

“We had a fabulous time! The kids had a blast and so did we. Tony was an awesome guide. He really knows how to relate to middle school kids. He kept them on their toes and thinking. They talked about the trip the whole way home. We will definitely be back next year.” Lindale Middle School

Why It Works?

Our programs focus on fun and having kids work together to learn. Through carefully designed uplifting activities, bridges to communication are built, cooperation is improved, and creative problem solving is unleashed. Participants will be encouraged to bend boundaries and extend comfort zones to expand their potential.

Sample Team Building Exercises

Curriculum Based Programs

Terrapin Adventures is proud to provide a fun and educational environment for your school. Our professional guides will happily facilitate a common core standard oriented experience. Our team building debriefs encourage evidence based learning that can touch on broadly applicable Maryland specific and common core standards.

Students at Terrapin Adventures will be faced with team building challenges that will require effective questioning and defining of problems, analyzing and interpreting data they receive, and problem solving for solutions. If your school is looking for a topic specific learning experience, a visit to Terrapin dovetails perfectly with a Science unit on the Chesapeake Watershed (the Little Patuxent flows through our backyard), an English unit on controlling language (our reflections on communication discuss how intonation, pitch, volume, pause, and rate all influence meaning), or a Math unit on physics (our giant swing is one very big math problem.). Whatever your educational needs may be, we at Terrapin Adventures look forward to helping provide a fun learning experience.

Call our office to talk to one of our school group planners to discuss program options and rates, as well as check available dates. Or, fill out the Team Building Inquiry Form.

Our Facilities

Terrapin Adventures Experiential Learning Programs will provide comfortable indoor space, safe and exhilarating outdoor courses, healthy high-energy food and clean modern rest rooms.