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ACE Adventure Resort is the go-to destination for school groups. Does anything solidify learning like applying knowledge to real world experiences? Experiential education, or “See, Do, Teach” learning has long been a part of the outdoor industry. Coupling education with the life-changing events inherent to outdoor adventures such as: whitewater rafting, zip lining, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, lake kayaking, and more leads to learning that is far more useful than classroom theory alone.

In addition to team building activities that challenge your students to work together using a progression of “low ropes” games and initiatives, the “high ropes” climbing elements offer your group members personal growth opportunities. Your group may prefer combining team building activities while playing in the mud pits, where at the end of the trip everyone is covered in mud and grinning from ear to ear.

STEM For Every Type of Learner:

Experience Hydrology—with the river and your raft as your classroom.
Explore Ecology—analyze, investigate, and evaluate the flora and fauna of the New River Gorge while zip lining through the woods.
Discover Geology—observe, analyze, and design solutions while climbing in the New River Gorge.
Water Park STEM incorporates play into learning in the “coolest” classroom ever—the Wonderland Waterpark. Learn and model the principles of Mathematics and Physics that explain the science behind how the waterpark operates.

ACE’s STEM Coordinator is available to customize trips to meet your youth ages and curriculum requirements.

Guided Hikes to the historic town of Thurmond, WV provide a look into WV History beginning with the story of Mary Ingles and the early settlement/fur trade, coal mining, and railroad history in the Gorge, as well as the New River Gorge’s role in the growth of the tourism industry in WV.

supports classroom learning in:
Physical Education, Social Studies, STEM.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Early Trades, Ecology, Fitness, Geology, Industry, Mathematics, Natural History, Nature, Physical Activity, Physics, Plants, Science, Social Interaction, Women in History.

contact info
Name: Group Sales Team.
Phone: 866-347-6296
Email: groups@aceraft.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 8 min., No max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1.5 hours-3 days. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

ACE Adventure Resort

Situated on 1500 acres in the heart of the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort offers high-adventure activities that include whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers; tandem zip lining through the treetops and along the cliffs with views of the New River Gorge; stand-up paddle boarding and lake kayaking on Summersville Lake (WV’s largest lake); and team building options for families, corporate groups, and nonprofits.

Experience rock climbing and rappelling along ACE’s private, 50 to 70-foot sandstone cliff face. If you’re looking for the infamous Lower New River Gorge climbs, ACE’s expert guides can take you to those world-renowned destinations. Mountain Biking and Hiking are available on site or off-site in the New River Gorge. Complimentary hiking and biking trails are available on property, as well as guided trips on and off property. ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is a 5-acre spring fed natural lake providing a relaxing, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and sliding option to begin or finish your day. The Resort provides multiple levels of lodging and meals on property ensuring that once you get to ACE you can focus on making memories on your WV adventure.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-8PM, Vary, By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

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Amusement Park Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride―one seated in the center or one seated on the end? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You’ll find physics can be pretty amusing!

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SCOUTS

ACE Adventure Resort has been providing high-adventure guided activities and fun-focused, youth perspective, scout friendly activities for 35+ years. The Resort is just 15 minutes from the BSA Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve and is a budget-friendly option for scouts looking for lodging and activity options when choosing to visit the summit on a day pass, especially during the National and World Jamborees. Whitewater and Climbing Merit Badge trips are available while staying at the resort. STEM outdoor education activities, teaching hydrology, ecology, and geology, can be customized to assist scouts working towards their Environmental Merit Badge.

In 2019 the G.I.R.L. Fest, gathering in WV for Girl Scouts across the country took place on the mountaintop. Girl Scouts looking for high adventure activities will find budget-friendly pricing for lodging, meals, and activities. Regular guided activities and STEM, hydrology, ecology, and geology, activities can be customized to assist scouts with badge requirements.

ACE Wonderland Waterpark is full of inflatable toys, slides, obstacles, and even a zip line. It’s the perfect place to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day. Add a little “STEM” to your waterpark adventure. STEM Waterpark teaches about the math and physics taking place at the Waterpark.

Scouts of all ages can find self-guided activities and guided activities, starting at age 6, while discovering the wonders of the New River Gorge National River, it’s trails, cliffs, and mountain lakes.

supports scout badges in:
Physical Education, STEM.

topics covered:
Ecology, Fitness, Geology, Mathematics, Natural History, Nature, Physical Activity, Physics, Science, Social Interaction.

contact info
Name: Group Sales Team.
Phone: 866-347-6296
Email: groups@aceraft.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 8 min., No max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1.5 hours-4 days. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

ACE Adventure Resort

Situated on 1500 acres in the heart of the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort offers high-adventure activities that include whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers; tandem zip lining through the treetops and along the cliffs with views of the New River Gorge; stand-up paddle boarding and lake kayaking on Summersville Lake (WV’s largest lake); and team building options for families, corporate groups, and nonprofits.

Experience rock climbing and rappelling along ACE’s private, 50 to 70-foot sandstone cliff face. If you’re looking for the infamous Lower New River Gorge climbs, ACE’s expert guides can take you to those world-renowned destinations. Mountain Biking and Hiking are available on site or off-site in the New River Gorge. Complimentary hiking and biking trails are available on property, as well as guided trips on and off property. ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is a 5-acre spring fed natural lake providing a relaxing, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and sliding option to begin or finish your day. The Resort provides multiple levels of lodging and meals on property ensuring that once you get to ACE you can focus on making memories on your WV adventure.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-8PM, Vary, By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Amusement Park Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride―one seated in the center or one seated on the end? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You’ll find physics can be pretty amusing!

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CAMP

ACE has the staff, facilities, and experience to provide safety first, fun-focused youth programming in the great outdoors! Group sales specialists will assist you with planning your group’s activities, lodging, and meals while at the resort. STEM focused camps complement existing camp programs utilizing ACE’s STEM outdoor education activities. Camps focused on teaching environmental responsibility can use ACE’s STEM options to provide a personal experience with the outdoors and reinforce the importance of personal stewardship for the great outdoors.

Experience Hydrology—with the river and your raft as your classroom.
Explore Ecology—analyze, investigate, and evaluate the flora and fauna of the New River Gorge while zip lining through the woods.
Discover Geology—observe, analyze, and design solutions while climbing in the New River Gorge.
Water Park STEM incorporates play into learning in the “coolest” classroom ever—the Wonderland Waterpark. Learn and model the principles of mathematics and physics that explain the science behind how the waterpark operates.
High Adventure Camps have been partnering with ACE for many years. Rafting the New River with ACE Adventure Resort as a component of your high-adventure program enables your camp to broaden your program options by utilizing ACE to provide the expertise and equipment for your camper’s rafting experience. The Upper New provides the “first river trip” experience in inflatable kayaks running class 1-3 rapids, ages 6 to adult. The Lower New River provides class 3-5 rapids, ages 12 to adult. This ancient river is a milestone for East Coast paddlers. Calm pools, perfect for swimming, form between rapids, house-sized boulders line the river and scenery abounds. Mountain top camping, meal options, and finishing the day at the Wonderland Waterpark ensures that everyone sleeps well at the end of the day.
Church Summer Camps—ACE Adventure Resort is nestled in the mountains of Southern West Virginia adjacent to the New River Gorge National River. The 1500-acre property provides the ideal getaway location for large and small groups, with most activities taking place onsite, close to lodging and dining facilities. Primitive camping, platform, and bunkhouse lodging provide budget lodging options allowing you to spend limited funds on adventure activities for your group.

The Upper New provides the “first river trip” experience in inflatable kayaks running class 1-3 rapids, ages 6 to adult. The Lower New River provides class 3-5 rapids, ages 12 to adult. Calm pools, perfect for swimming, form between rapids, house-sized boulders line the river and scenery abounds. Team building activities that challenge your group members to work together using a progression of “low ropes” games and initiatives, the “high ropes” climbing elements offer personal growth opportunities. Your group may prefer combining team building activities while playing in the mud pits, where at the end of the trip everyone is covered in mud and grinning from ear to ear. zip lining, rock climbing, lake kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, paintball, mountain biking, and hiking are all activity possibilities for your campers. ACE Wonderland Waterpark is full of inflatable toys, slides, obstacles, and even a zip line. It’s the perfect place to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day. Large group packages are available for multiple nights that include camping, meals, and activities. Custom pricing to complement your group’s needs are just a phone call away.

topics covered:
Animals, Ecology, Fitness, Geology, Natural History, Nature, Physical Activity, Plants, Science, Social Interaction.

contact info
Name: Group Sales Team.
Phone: 866-347-6296
Email: groups@aceraft.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 8 min., No max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1.5 hours-4 days. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

ACE Adventure Resort

Situated on 1500 acres in the heart of the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort offers high-adventure activities that include whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers; tandem zip lining through the treetops and along the cliffs with views of the New River Gorge; stand-up paddle boarding and lake kayaking on Summersville Lake (WV’s largest lake); and team building options for families, corporate groups, and nonprofits.

Experience rock climbing and rappelling along ACE’s private, 50 to 70-foot sandstone cliff face. If you’re looking for the infamous Lower New River Gorge climbs, ACE’s expert guides can take you to those world-renowned destinations. Mountain Biking and Hiking are available on site or off-site in the New River Gorge. Complimentary hiking and biking trails are available on property, as well as guided trips on and off property. ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is a 5-acre spring fed natural lake providing a relaxing, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and sliding option to begin or finish your day. The Resort provides multiple levels of lodging and meals on property ensuring that once you get to ACE you can focus on making memories on your WV adventure.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-8PM, Vary, By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Amusement Park Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride―one seated in the center or one seated on the end? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You’ll find physics can be pretty amusing!

View Lesson Plan>>

HOMESCHOOL

ACE Adventure Resort is the go-to destination for homeschool families and groups, when it comes to high-adventure challenges, team building and leadership skills, as well as, STEM based outdoor activities. Call and ask about the Homeschool Discount Card and promo code, providing a 20% discount for onsite guided activities. Homeschool Days at ACE provides deluxe lodging on Monday-Wednesday night, September-October. Buy 1 night get 2 nights free!

STEM For Every Type of Learner:

Experience Hydrology—with the river and your raft as your classroom.
Explore Ecology—analyze, investigate, and evaluate the flora and fauna of the New River Gorge while zip lining through the woods.
Discover Geology—observe, analyze, and design solutions while climbing in the New River Gorge.
Water Park STEM incorporates play into learning in the “coolest” classroom ever—the Wonderland Waterpark. Learn and model the principles of Mathematics and Physics that explain the science behind how the waterpark operates.

ACE’s STEM Coordinator is available to customize trips to meet your youth ages and curriculum requirements.

Guided Hike to the historic town of Thurmond, WV provides a look into WV History beginning with the story of Mary Ingles and the early settlement/fur trade, coal mining and railroad history in the Gorge, as well as the New River Gorge’s role in the growth of tourism in WV.

supports classroom learning in:
Physical Education, Social Studies, STEM.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Early Trades, Ecology, Fitness, Geology, Industry, Mathematics, Natural History, Nature, Physical Activity, Physics, Plants, Science, Social Interaction, Women in History.

contact info
Name: Group Sales Team.
Phone: 866-347-6296
Email: groups@aceraft.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 2 min., No max. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1.5 hours-4 days. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

ACE Adventure Resort

Situated on 1500 acres in the heart of the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort offers high-adventure activities that include whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers; tandem zip lining through the treetops and along the cliffs with views of the New River Gorge; stand-up paddle boarding and lake kayaking on Summersville Lake (WV’s largest lake); and team building options for families, corporate groups, and nonprofits.

Experience rock climbing and rappelling along ACE’s private, 50 to 70-foot sandstone cliff face. If you’re looking for the infamous Lower New River Gorge climbs, ACE’s expert guides can take you to those world-renowned destinations. Mountain Biking and Hiking are available on site or off-site in the New River Gorge. Complimentary hiking and biking trails are available on property, as well as guided trips on and off property. ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is a 5-acre spring fed natural lake providing a relaxing, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and sliding option to begin or finish your day. The Resort provides multiple levels of lodging and meals on property ensuring that once you get to ACE you can focus on making memories on your WV adventure.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-8PM, Vary, By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Amusement Park Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride―one seated in the center or one seated on the end? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You’ll find physics can be pretty amusing!

View Lesson Plan>>

FAMILY

Bring your family to ACE Adventure Resort for fun in their spring-fed Wonderland Waterpark, whitewater rafting and other adventures, lodging at the resort, vacation packages—like the kid-friendly Rafting + Waterpark and Lodging Package—and more!

NEW: Now Wonderland Waterpark is even more fun for the entire family! The new splash pad provides cool, fun-in-the-sun entertainment for the youngest of ACE’s guests.

topics covered:
American History, Animals, Early Trades, Ecology, Fitness, Geology, Industry, Mathematics, Natural History, Nature, Physical Activity, Physics, Plants, Science, Social Interaction, Women in History.

contact info
Phone: 800-787-3982

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1.5 hours-days. Cost: Fee

About This Venue

ACE Adventure Resort

Situated on 1500 acres in the heart of the New River Gorge National River in Southern West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort offers high-adventure activities that include whitewater rafting on the New and Gauley rivers; tandem zip lining through the treetops and along the cliffs with views of the New River Gorge; stand-up paddle boarding and lake kayaking on Summersville Lake (WV’s largest lake); and team building options for families, corporate groups, and nonprofits.

Experience rock climbing and rappelling along ACE’s private, 50 to 70-foot sandstone cliff face. If you’re looking for the infamous Lower New River Gorge climbs, ACE’s expert guides can take you to those world-renowned destinations. Mountain Biking and Hiking are available on site or off-site in the New River Gorge. Complimentary hiking and biking trails are available on property, as well as guided trips on and off property. ACE’s Wonderland Waterpark is a 5-acre spring fed natural lake providing a relaxing, climbing, jumping, bouncing, and sliding option to begin or finish your day. The Resort provides multiple levels of lodging and meals on property ensuring that once you get to ACE you can focus on making memories on your WV adventure.

contact info

Hrs: Weekdays 8AM-8PM, Vary, By appointment.

HELPFUL LESSON PLAN(S)

Prepared by FieldTripDirectory.com

Amusement Park Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Which horses on a carousel move the fastest: the ones on the inside or the ones on the outside? Does a roller coaster have an engine? How does the car stay on the track when it goes upside down around a loop? Which passenger travels the farthest on the pirate ship ride―one seated in the center or one seated on the end? Amusement park rides can give a fun glimpse into the physics needed to make them work. You’ll find physics can be pretty amusing!

View Lesson Plan>>

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