Friendly Pines Outdoor School

For the Whole Student 


What We’re About

At Friendly Pines Outdoor School we strive to provide an experience for educators and schools that makes it easy to come up and have the best Outdoor Education field trip possible. Outdoor Education is now an essential element to every child's education and development. Outdoor Education enhances lessons, strengthens relationships, and develops new skills in making a well-rounded individual. Our classes, our facility, and our staff will make your next Outdoor Education field trip the best it can possibly be. We are committed to providing the best experience for students, teachers, and parents alike.


Our Mission

It is our Philosophy that students that learn and play outside develop a deeper connection with natural environments and, therefore, develop a natural tendency to look after such places. It is our Mission to teach students more about the natural world they live in, provide them with memorable experiences outside and help build strong relationships within student communities.


All Inclusive Program

Having worked with teachers for many years, we understand it can be a total pain to book field trips for your class. We strive to make teachers’ lives as easy as possible. With our ‘All Inclusive Program’ our facilitators take the reign teaching your students our Outdoor Ed lessons, facilitating night time activities and managing the dining lodge so Teachers can relax and enjoy the camp experience just like their students.


Next Generation Science Standards

The Friendly Pines Outdoor School strives to provide students with real educational lessons in a non-typical outdoor classroom. We achieve that by aligning our Outdoor Ed. curriculum with the state’s Next Generation Science Standards ensuring that your students are meeting their curriculum standards while having a blast studying outdoors.

Students get out of their comfort zones and try new things. Sharing success as they conquer things they never knew they could do. You can ask any child and they will tell you that the memories they make from this trip last a lifetime.
— Nicki Keagle - 5th Grade Teacher
We’ve come back every year for the last 20 years because Friendly Pines is the best. The staff, activities, facilities are top notch. They are friendly, professional, and personable while accommodating all our needs.
— Liz Cohen - 5th Grade Teacher
As a busy teacher, planning a large field trip like this is incredibly time consuming, but with Friendly Pines Outdoor School it is easy to get it done because they have so many great options. We loved every minute of it!
— Kathryn Hilleary - 5th Grade Teacher