Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor is New England's Outdoor Adventure Resort and river trip outfitter, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, and rock climbing for students, scout, homeschool, and camp groups on the Deerfield River in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Their friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensures a memorable outdoor adventure for groups.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM.

School

From half-day to weeklong whitewater kayak clinics, Zoar Outdoor can match your schedule and your students' desire for adventure. Their 3-hour long, exciting, and challenging zip line canopy tours lead students on an aerial trek through the woods by means of zip lines, sky bridges, and rappels high in the trees of the northern Berkshires.

supports classroom learning in:
Physical Education, Science.

topics covered:
Hiking, Nature, Plants, Team Building.

contact info
Name: Bruce Lessels.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 11 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days. Cost: Fee

Kayaking and Rafting Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS 

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water compared to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface. Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and its surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!

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Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor is New England's Outdoor Adventure Resort and river trip outfitter, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, and rock climbing for students, scout, homeschool, and camp groups on the Deerfield River in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Their friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensures a memorable outdoor adventure for groups.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Canoeing, Kayaking, Whitewater, and Climbing badges at Zoar Outdoor. Instruction programs will teach scouts paddling skills such as eddy turns and peel outs on Class I and II rivers as well as proper climbing techniques. Custom instruction clinics are available.

supports scout badges in:
Physical Education, Science.

topics covered:
Hiking, Nature, Plants, Team Building.

contact info
Name: Bruce Lessels.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 4 minimum, 12 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days. Cost: Fee

Kayaking and Rafting Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS 

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water compared to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface. Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and its surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!

View Lesson Plan>>

Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor is New England's Outdoor Adventure Resort and river trip outfitter, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, and rock climbing for students, scout, homeschool, and camp groups on the Deerfield River in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Their friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensures a memorable outdoor adventure for groups.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM.

Camp

From half-day to weeklong whitewater kayak clinics, Zoar Outdoor can match your schedule and your camp group's desire for adventure. 3-hour long, exciting, and challenging zip line canopy tours lead campers on an aerial trek through the woods by means of zip lines, sky bridges, and rappels high in the trees of the northern Berkshires.

topics covered:
Hiking, Nature, Plants, Team Building.

contact info
Name: Bruce Lessels.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 11 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days. Cost: Fee

Kayaking and Rafting Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS 

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water compared to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface. Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and its surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!

View Lesson Plan>>

Zoar Outdoor

Zoar Outdoor is New England's Outdoor Adventure Resort and river trip outfitter, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, and rock climbing for students, scout, homeschool, and camp groups on the Deerfield River in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Their friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensures a memorable outdoor adventure for groups.

contact info

Hrs: 9AM-5PM.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can quench their desire for adventure with half-day to weeklong trips at Zoar Outdoor. Activities include whitewater kayak clinics and challenging zip line canopy tours that will take them on an aerial trek through the woods via zip lines, sky bridges, and rappels high in the trees of the northern Berkshires.

supports classroom learning in:
Physical Education, Science.

topics covered:
Hiking, Nature, Plants, Team Building.

contact info
Name: Bruce Lessels.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 11 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-5 days. Cost: Fee

Kayaking and Rafting Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS 

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water compared to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface. Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and its surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!

View Lesson Plan>>

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