While most of our courses take place at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center, we also offer off-site courses. These courses offer programming that takes advantage of natural areas in the eastern U.S. and eases travel costs for schools unable to come all the way to SKMC. Please scroll down to view a brief listing of our off-site programs.
Potomac River Historical Paddling Trip: Explore the Potomac River by canoe, the same way early explorers did! Students will learn about the history and culture of the Potomac as they paddle past its many historic sites. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Antietam National Battlefield, and Fort Frederick are excellent backdrops for learning about the Civil War, early development of canals and railroads, and the distinct regional architecture. The trip concludes at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, where Ghost Tours are available in the evening.