School – Youth Group Field Trips

Great For School Groups, Local Camps, Sports Teams, Colleges, Religious Youth Groups, Student Tour Groups.

Our School – Youth Group adventure programs provide lessons not learned in traditional classrooms as they build confidence and fitness. While enjoying the great outdoors your students will be entertained and educated by our aerial adventure guides about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, some local history, and what we can do to protect the environment.

Call us at 301-725-1313 to personalize a field trip to meet the needs of your students – youth group or simply fill out a Team Building Inquiry Form.

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.

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.

Team Building Inquiry Form

Sample Team Building Exercises

School – Youth Group Team Building Programs

Each program will start the day with some icebreaker activities. Afterwards, students will be divided into teams of approximately 10-15.

“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

*Please note that prices are $5 more/pp Fri-Sun

Base Camp Package (3 – 4 hours) $36/pp

  •   Excellent for groups looking for a fun, team building experience
  •    Includes the Low Ropes elements, Zip Line and Giant Swing.  

Discovery Package (3 – 4 hours) $41/pp

  •    Targeted for younger groups who still want a  physical challenge and team building
  •    Includes the Terrapin Explorer and Low Ropes elements
  • For 8-10 year olds (3rd, 4th, 5th graders) minimum program weight requirement is 35lbs

Traverse Package (3 – 4 hours) $41

  •    Targeted for groups seeking high degree of physical challenge and team building
  •    Includes the Terrapin Tower, Low Ropes elements, and Zip Line
  •    Minimum program weight requirement is 60lbs so this is tailored to younger groups

Ascent Package (4 – 5 hours) $49/pp

  •    Great for groups looking for high adventures, as well as team building challenges
  •    Includes either High Ropes Challenge OR Terrapin Tower, as well as Low Ropes elements, Zip Line, and Giant Swing

Summit Package (5 – 6  hours) $59

  •    Perfect for groups looking for a full day, total adventure course experience.
  •    Includes the Low Ropes elements, High Ropes Challenge, Terrapin Tower, Zip Line, and Giant Swing

Offsite Team Building Program (3 – 5 hours) $40/pp

  •    We can bring our portable team building equipment to your location for a program.  Saves on bus cost.
  •    Includes team building challenges and activities at your school facilitated by our staff using our portable equipment.

Depending on your group’s program option, you will participate in the some or all of the following course features. Terrapin Adventures will facilitate all events, however chaperones will be needed for supervision of minors and to assist when required. Our course has the following elements and amenities:

Low Ropes Course Challenges – Participate in games and exercises that are no more than 3 feet of the ground. During these activities, facilitators will make use of various props and the permanent outdoor elements of our course. These activities will use both mental and minor physical challenges, which focus on developing trust, improving communication, and working together as a team. We will debrief each activity in order to reinforce concepts and tie the information learned back to their personal lives.

High Ropes Challenge Course – Balance across elements with names like Heebie Jeebie, Islands in the Sky, Raider Bridge, and Wobbly Log. Starting only 12 feet off the ground, participants will progress up to 45 feet up through a series of traverses while connected to our state of the art continuous belay system. There are over 19 different traverses to conquer.

Terrapin Tower – Scale the exhilarating routes our climbing tower has to offer. Two walls have traditional rock climbing holds, while the other two sides are combination of cargo nets, rope ladders, and custom climbing routes.  See if you can go up and down all 12 ways of our climbing tower with its vertical play pen.  Students will help each belay each other on this 43 ft. tower.

Zip Line – Conquer your fears by balancing across a 30-foot traverse before reaching the zip platform. Once there, we will transfer you to our 330-foot zip line cable, and after clearing the line, participants will zip at 20mph the entire length of the line, before returning half way to be unloaded.

Giant Swing – Experience 2 G’s of force as up to 3 students at a time get lifted 40 feet in the air before swooshing through the canopy.

Lunch – Choose from one of our menu options, or provide your own food. We can have the groups utilize our indoor studio space, rotating as needed. Outside picnic space is also available. During lunch we can lead discussions on environmental concepts like Recycling, Reducing Your Carbon Footprint and Leave No Trace.

Bonus Features

For every 10 paid participants, one chaperone may participate for free as time allows· We post your groups’ action shots on our Facebook page so participants can remember and share their day at Terrapin Adventures.


We require one chaperone for every 12 participants, and a minimum of 2 chaperones.

All participants must be at least 8 years old, 48 inches tall, and weigh at least 70 lbs unless stated otherwise.  Please call for rates. Add $5 per person for Friday, Saturday & Sunday dates.  Pricing is subject to change, availability and minimum group sizes. We can customize a program specifically for your groups needs.

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.

Add-on Options per person

  •    Pizza Lunch $10.00
  •    Healthy Picnic Luch $14.00
  •    Gourmet Box Lunch $22.00

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. We can accommodate up to 125 children during the day.