Teen Field Trips & Experiences


Greenwell offers a wide range of nature-based programs for teens ages 13-18. From educational field trips for high schools and homeschool groups to skill building workshops for scouts, Greenwell has something fun and memorable for everyone. All of our field trips and nature experiences are available in 2-hour and 4-hour formats. You can also combine multiple experiences together to create a longer day. Contact us to learn more!

High School Field Trips

Greenwell is the perfect place to bring your high school group for a nature-based field trip. Our certified teachers will work with your educators and administrators to create a custom lesson for your students based on your current curriculum goals and needs. Our most popular trips incorporate team building, time outdoors, and STEM curriculum elements. Greenwell’s varied environments (including the Mindful Meadow, miles of woods’ trails and the Patuxent River) coupled with our exciting activities make it a place your group will want to return to again and again. Because we have so much to offer, we can accommodate large groups and multi-grade field trips.

Homeschool Groups

We love working with homeschool groups of all ages and welcome mixed-age groups, too. Greenwell is the perfect place to enrich your high schooler’s homeschool curriculum. We can provide a number of exciting  and developmentally appropriate nature -based lessons and activities that high schoolers are sure to enjoy. From kayaking to problem solving to STEM-based lessons, we can craft the perfect hands-on educational supplements for your latest homeschool lessons. Each group is unique, and we work with you to plan a custom experience that is right for your group’s ages, abilities and academic interests.

Teen Kayaking Programs

If your teen group loves exploring the beauty of the river, our guided kayaking tours are the perfect way to spend a morning or afternoon together. All of our kayak instructors are American Canoe and Kayak Association certified. We start with a quick 30-minute safety lesson and then load into Greenwell’s kayaks for an exploratory trip along the shores of the Patuxent River. Trips are customized to fit your group’s interests and abilities. All kayak lessons include: kayaks, life jackets, and paddles. Just bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen. No prior kayaking experience required.

Teen Team Building Workshops

Teens these days need some facilitation to connect, communicate, and get in touch with their own feelings. We have the perfect activities for building self-esteem and emotional connection, all done in a wonderful outdoor setting. Our experienced instructors can help your teen group connect with nature, and each other, in half day or full day events. Our teen programs can also include nature connection activities such as; building a survival shelter, games to teach cooperative communication, hiking and exploring the natural world, kayaking, and more. All teen team building trips include time with the horses! We can also add in wilderness survival skills and even an overnight camp out upon request!

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