Brethren Woods is a Christian summer camp and year round retreat center located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, northeast of Harrisonburg. 

Outdoor School Field Trips

FIELD TRIPS. Brethren Woods invites you to join us for a day of exciting, hands-on environmental education! We offer a unique outdoor educational experience that can be tailored to any grade level. E-mail for more information about each curriculum. 

Learn more about Outdoor School. 

VOLUNTEERS. Outdoor School runs on volunteers! Every fall and spring Brethren Woods welcomes hundreds of students for mid-week field trips. This ministry thrives on volunteers willing to lead a station! Lesson plans and materials are all provided.  You just need to be willing to lead a 30 minute activity several times to different groups of students, along with their teachers and chaperones. The time frame for volunteers for most trips is approximately 9:30am-12:00pm.  Contact our adventure director and outdoor school leader at to get more information and sign-up to help!