Plan your next school trip and stay at Oswegatchie on your way to The Wild Center.
The only problem with the Wild Center is that it’s in middle of the Adirondacks, making it difficult for a field trip from most schools to get there in a day and still be home at a reasonable time. What we are suggesting is that you find a way to close the distance, spend a night in the Adirondacks, and get to the Wild Center as they open the doors!
The Oswegatchie Educational Center is located in Croghan, NY roughly 2 hours from the Wild Center. You go up Route 812 to Route 3, and enjoy the ride till to Tupper Lake. Our youth friendly and school trip oriented location has budget friendly accommodations that can handle 90 people between 2 buildings. We can do meals, evening activities, and a variety of other services a group would need.
Imagine, you leave your school first thing in the morning and travel to Oswegatchie. Depending on your distance travelled, Oswegatchie can start hosting you whenever you need. Our staff can keep students busy outside on hikes, kayaks, a ropes course, or whatever you wish in order to tire out your students for a good night’s rest. We can even do marshmallows by the campfire! Teachers and chaperones do the overnight supervision.
The next day, students are up bright and early for pancake breakfast and out the door by 7:45 AM. 2 hours on the school bus puts you at the front door of the Wild Center by 10 AM. Enjoy the Wild Center and the Wild Walk for as many hours as you want, and hit the road. These leaves it up to you put in your last long haul home or decide where to stay next!
A few other options to make this field trip work…
Option #1 Stop at Oswegatchie on the way to Wild Center --- one night stays
Option #2 Stop at Oswegatchie after visiting the Wild Center --- one night stays
Option #3 Use Oswegatchie on the way up and on the way back --- two nights stays
We find that 5th graders are the right age for overnight trips. Kids away from home typically can handle the one night away from their parents. Middle school tends to work out well for 2 night trips. Older students tend to work well for many nights at Oswegatchie.
Any schools or groups interested in seeing more of the Adirondacks can use links like www.visitadirondacks.com to find other accommodations.
To learn more about the Wild Center, go to www.wildcenter.org .
To learn about all things Oswegatchie, go to www.oswegatchie.org .
Oswegatchie Educational Center
Croghan, NY 13327