Betsy-Jeff Penn Is Open for Fall Field Trips

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Experiential learning field trips available for 4-H partner schools (public and private), homeschool groups, and church youth groups. Choose from three unique, hands-on learning programs for a 1, 2, or 3-day field trip experience. All programs are aligned with North Carolina teaching standards.

BJP follows COVID-19 protocols determined by NC State University based on current federal and state health guidelines. Protocols are subject to change based on current circumstances. Call the center at 336-349-9445 for the most up-to-date information on virus response and preparedness.

Reserve your field trip by calling the center at 336-349-9445.
Questions should be directed to the Education Director, Kyle Shillinglaw:

Phone: 336-349-9445 ext. 305
BJP is also accepting bookings for spring 2022 at this time.

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This program is great for building a team with your students and setting your classroom culture for the school year. Soaring Through Spaces is designed to help students in grades 5 through 12 experience and develop life skills. The program utilizes ground initiatives, team challenges, communication exercises, trust-building activities, low and high ropes to give learners the opportunity to try new things in a supportive environment.
Available in one, two, or three-day field trip formats.

Click for details, sample schedules, and pricing info

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This program introduces students to science concepts, taking advantage of the center’s lakes, forests, streams, and natural beauty. Classes are led by Penn’s experienced program staff. The program strikes the perfect balance between the excitement and wonder of the camp experience and the studiousness of STEM exploration. Instructors make strong interpersonal connections with participants, bringing opportunities for social-emotional growth in addition to academic learning. Evening programs include a finale group campfire with singing, skits, and stories. Available in one, two, or three-day formats.

Click for specific class offerings, sample schedules, and planning guides

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PROJECT O.R.I.E.N.T is an environmental science program for middle school grades/ages that combines hands-on science learning with team-building activities to deliver a unique and truly immersive experiential learning opportunity for students. After learning map and GPS skills, students launch into a camp-wide scavenger hunt to find caches hidden all over the lakes, forests, and hills of BJP. Each cache contains specific instructions for a math, science, or team-based challenge. Available in one, two, or three-day formats.

Click for cache descriptions, planning guides, and sample schedules