School Functions

Diamond Ridge is the perfect setting for an end of year school trip, outdoor adventure activity or outdoor education activity. Programs vary in length from a half-day to five days.

End of Year School Trips and Picnics

We offer schools a variety of options that includes use of our facility, catering service, recreational activities and entertainment. Schools can choose to add a variety of optional services including inflatable rides, disc jockey, face painting and climbing wall.

Outdoor Adventure

The Diamond Ridge Outdoor Adventure Academy offers programs in Group Challenges, Low Ropes, High Ropes and Orienteering.

Group Challenges

These activities are done in teams or small groups made up of 8 - 12 participants. All elements challenge the intellect and motivate groups to succeed with limited resources and time. We aim to solidify relationships and reinforce the power of cooperation at all levels. Communication, interaction, socialization and responsibility are practiced at all activities. There are over 75 different group challenges offered at Diamond Ridge. Some of the more popular ones include: Trolley, Spider’s Web, Pipeline and The Swamp.

Low Ropes and High Ropes

These activities are designed to:

  • Increase self-esteem and self-confidence in a supportive atmosphere in which the positive is emphasized.
  • Develop and implement new approaches to coping with peer and adult relationships.
  • Foster an appreciation and respect for individual differences.
  • Learn increased responsibility and social maturity in a cooperative success oriented framework.

The Low Ropes Course is a series of challenges, some individual and some group, that balance cooperation and competition. “Spotting” is a skill that is taught and practiced as a part of all low ropes activities.

The High Ropes Course is made of single elements throughout the facility. Trust, risk-taking and coaching are emphasized at each element. Participants challenge their own perceived limits in a safe, supportive environment.

Both courses utilize a Challenge by Choice philosophy and encourage each participant to define and share goals and expectations as part of their experience.

Orienteering

Groups learn map reading, compass reading and distance pacing to successfully navigate our orienteering courses to find hidden markers. This activity enables groups to experience the profound shift from working independently to working interdependently to achieve a common goal.

Outdoor Education

The Diamond Ridge Outdoor Education Academy is designed to enhance and enrich classroom learning with outdoor field experiences that increase awareness about the environment.

Watersheds and Wetlands

Students identify various types of water environments. They learn about the water cycle, identify living things in the water, understand the role of a watershed and study the lake.

Interrelationships/Interdependence

Lessons of study include habitats, energy flow, food chains, predator/prey relationships, adaptations and cycles.

Renewable Resources

Activities focus on trees, plants, wildflowers, forest ecology, recycling and understanding the waste stream.


Join the list of public and private schools who have chosen Diamond Ridge for their school function.

  • Barclay Elementary School
  • Belmont Hills Elementary School
  • Buckingham Elementary School
  • Butler Elementary School
  • Cold Springs Elementary School
  • Delaware Valley Friends School
  • Doyle Elementary School
  • Gayman Elementary School
  • George School
  • George Washington High School
  • Germantown Academy
  • Gladwyne Elementary School
  • Groveland Elementary School
  • Gwynedd Mercy Academy
  • Jamison Elementary School
  • LaSalle College High School
  • Linden Elementary School
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Mater Dei High School
  • Mill Creek Elementary School
  • Monsignor Donovan High School
  • New Hope Solebury Elementary School
  • Pine Run Elementary School
  • Radnor Middle School
  • St. John Vianney High School
  • Warwick Elementary School
  • William Penn Charter School
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