How many students can we bring?
In the Spring we typically have up to 150 students on site per day, usually from 2 individual schools.
However, to discuss the possibility of a larger group, please be in contact with our office.
What time do we arrive and depart?
For a Day Trip, our groups arrive between 9am-10am, and depart between 2pm-3pm. This can vary based on the proximity between us and the school, as well as the school’s schedule.
Arrival and departure times will be discussed further with our office when you are creating your booking.
What happens if it rains on the day of our trip?
If it rains on the day of your trip, we will remain outdoors for as long as we can. In the case of excessive rain or thunder, we will move to indoor locations which often means adapting or changing activities.
Students and teachers/ parent volunteers should come prepared with clothing appropriate for the weather forecast (i.e.raincoat, rain boots, light jackets, warm sweaters etc) under the expectation that they will be spending the majority of their time at camp outdoors.
How many teachers/ parent volunteers can come?
For a Day Trip, you may bring as many teachers/ parents as you see necessary to meet the supervision needs of your students. We suggest a minimum of 1 teacher per class. Younger students will require more supervision.
And how many do we need to have?
Please refer to your school policies regarding day trip supervision for both Day Trips and Overnight Trips. We do not provide a specific number as policy varies based on school board and as well as school.
Are we able to customize our activity schedule?
Our office will provide you with a template of our suggested schedule based on the age of your students.
While completing your booking, you will be able to request certain activities and we will do our best to accommodate them into your schedule. Certain activities may not fit with your schedule based on the availability of our staff and the schedule of the other groups on site. In this case, we will suggest alternate activities. Your teachers will have access to your schedule before your arrival at camp.
We can also discuss adapted schedules for high school groups who are looking to feature student leadership (ie. older students running activities for younger students).
Please note that High Ropes may be featured on your schedule for an additional cost of $15 per student (in May, September and October ONLY). The minimum age for our High Ropes course is 7 years old.
Of course, specific considerations will be made for schools who CANNOT participate in certain activities (ie, use of the pool), in which case we will find an alternate activity to fill that slot.
Do you offer overnight trips?
Yes, we do! Cave Springs runs the camp activities through the day. Teachers and volunteer parents provide student supervision. Students bring a bag lunch for the first lunch and then Cave Springs provides the food for the remainder of the trip.