Chestnut Ridge is a year-round Environmental Education Center nestled in the heart of North Carolina on 362 beautiful acres. The hardwood forest, 10 acre lake, organic garden, as well as the facilities, make Chestnut Ridge the ideal location for environmental education field trips.
“All of our students, parents and teachers had a wonderful experience on Friday at Camp Chestnut Ridge. Not only did our kiddos have fun, they learned a lot too! We truly appreciate the time and effort it takes to put a program together that effectively engages students and promotes learning. It is without a doubt our most favorite trip of the year!” -3rd grade teacher, Graham, NC
We offer a selection of over 30 informative, interactive and experientially-based programs to supplement and complement your instructional objectives. Each program has been assembled with a thematic unity and careful attention to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCS).
Many groups also participate in our other camp activities during their visit, such as canoeing, teambuilding games, horseback riding, archery, spending time at The Community Farm, the zipline, Low Challenge Course, and High Challenge Course.
“The third and final class for the younger kids was on matter. They learned about the three stages of matter – solid, liquid and gas. The gal teaching did a great job bringing it to their level.” -Homeschooler Parent
Programs are available for 1/2-day, full day, and overnight. We have an overnight capacity of 108, and our cabins and lodges are air conditioned and heated, allowing for year-round use.