K-12 Overnight Program
Our specialty! The K-12 Overnight Program offers engaging classes in an outdoor setting! The 3-5 day Eagle Bluff experience promotes learning in a manner not duplicated in a classroom yet dovetails with your classroom's academic or social needs. Our 120+ partner schools witness first hand that a trip to Eagle Bluff:
› Fosters a sense of respect and community / students live and learn with peers and teachers.
› Provides positive outdoor experiences / outdoor classes led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff!
› Imparts life skills such as teamwork and problem solving / face challenges and find success together!
› Increases environmental awareness & science literacy / STEM focused curriculum aligned to state standards!
› Sparks an interest in and appreciation for the natural world / see the Big Dipper, hear toads trill at the pond edge, or hold a bird in your hand!
The K - 12 Overnight Program in Action...
Sample Schedule & Activities
Eagle Bluff's classes are three-hours in length and are led by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff who get to know each student by name. Our curriculum is written to Minnesota's Academic Standards with a focus on STEM concepts and life skills and we utilize hands-on, experiential teaching methods to engage students in their learning. Oh, and every class (except Rock Climbing) is taught outside, in nature's classroom!
|On Arrival Day an Orientation is held mid-morning and the first class begins in the afternoon.|
8:30 - 11:30
|Morning Class||View List of Classes »|
|1:15 - 4:15
6:30 - 7:30
|Naturalist Program||View Naturalist Program Options »|
7:30 - 9:00
|Evening Activities||View Evening Activity Options »|
Group Meeting Time / Snack
|On Departure Day, groups pack before breakfast, morning class is held and busses depart after lunch.|
FoodWISE & Eagle Eagle Eye Conservation Challenges / Your group will practice hands-on conservation efforts through the Eagle Eye Resource Conservation Challenge and the FoodWISE food waste reduction and composting program while staying in the dorm and eating in the dining hall. Learn more about FoodWISE »
A Stop at the "Eagle's Nest" Gift Shop / Your students can take home a memento from their trip AND help support their learning. ALL profits from the gift shop directly support the educational programming at Eagle Bluff. Gift Shop Details »
Pre and Post-Visit Activities / Aligned with our classes, designed for your classroom. Use pre-activities to get ready for your trip or post-activities to reflect back on your Eagle Bluff experience. Teachers earn a $100 stipend for using them too! View the Activities »
Student Journals / We offer a specially designed journal created to complement your specific classes. Customize the content to your class and activity choices. Review the Journal »
Every Eagle Bluff instructor is a professional educator who has earned a
bachelor's degree or greater in an educational or environmental field. Our educators work to facilitate inspiring learning experiences and help students
focus on positively experiencing the outdoors. Meet the Staff »
Eagle Bluff is situated on 95 acres of restored prairie and mixed hardwood forest and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of state forest land. Our campus boasts modern facilities which provide a comfortable, educational, and inspirational setting.
Rates & Scholarships
Included in the per person cost is all lodging, meals, and Eagle Bluff educational programming.
|Program Length||Current Rate||1st-year Schools|
|Three Day, Two Night Program||$112 /person||$84 /person|
|Four Day, Three Night Program||$155 /person||$116.25 /person|
|Five Day, Four Night Program||$194 /person||$145.50 /person|
|Scholarship Opportunities, Grant Programs & Fundraising Suggestions »|
Booking Your Trip
Once you are ready to schedule a trip to Eagle Bluff, the exciting planning begins! Our K-12 Overnight Coordinator works closely with you to guide you through the planning process and provide you with all the materials and tools you will need to plan a fabulous experience for your students!
› Step One: Request a Date for your Trip
Find a date that works for your school and will fit into Eagle Bluff's schedule. Eagle Bluff will typically not book dates over a year away, due to our priority re-booking system for repeat groups. Contact our K-12 Overnight Coordinator to check date availability:
› Step Two: Reserve your dates
After dates have been determined, you will be sent and asked to fill out a Reservation Contract to secure those dates for your group.
› Step Three: Visit and Review the Trip Leaders Page
This is where you will find the tools you need to help plan your trip, including planning forms and special documents. Visit the Trip Leaders Page »
Check us out at Teacher Tours and Family Fun Day
Come join us OCTOBER 18, 2013 and learn all about the K-12 Overnight program. Tour the campus and meet with staff and other teachers...try the High Ropes Course too! ALL complimens of Eagle Bluff. Registration Required.
Check-in at the Schroeder Building
Teachers: Program Overview /Site Tour & Families: Fun Class Sampler
Fun at the Ropes Course for Everyone
To Register / Inquire, contact:
Sheila Fishbaugher, K-12 Program Coordinator
1.888.800.9558 / email@example.com