Residential programs, based in the Spruce Knob Mountain Center dormitories, are ideal for younger children, shorter visits, or science-intensive programs. When staying in dormitories, participants are not expected to cook or set up camp as they would be in a field-based program. This is ideal for students who would like to focus on other challenges, and make greater use of SKMC's indoor facilities.
Traditionally our programs begin with a parent and student meeting at your school. We present a slideshow to help prepare for the trip and answer any questions both groups may have.
Residential programs take place at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center.
- Students explore the surrounding area on day trips
- Typically two to four days in length
- Students sleep in dormitories
- Meals are prepared daily by our cooks
Prices vary somewhat depending on group size, the number of instructors needed for particular programs, length of stay, etc. A two-day, one-night visit generally costs $125 per student. This includes meals, lodging, equipment, instructors, and local transportation while on the mountain. For 2011, TMI has received funding support from the Toyota USA Foundation that will provide a subsidy to visiting WV public schools. TMI asks that WV public schools cover transportation costs and at least $10 per student per night. The more funding a school can provide, the more schools we will be able to serve with this educational grant. Spaces are limited, so please contact us for more information.
Travel to the Spruce Knob Mountain Center is the responsibility of each visiting school.
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