Conference Services

Echo Hill Outdoor School

Adventure Programs for Professional Groups

Echo Hill Outdoor School, a leader in the field of outdoor education, offers unique experiences for professional organizations. Opportunities exist for team building, leadership development, and meeting enhancements through our adventure program.

Professionals find enrichment in leaving their day-to-day routine and engaging in the dynamic, interactive, and meaningful experiences led by our team of skilled facilitators. Bring your group out to our extensive challenge course or have our facilitators come to you.


The Challenge Course

Nestled beneath the forested canopy and bordering a wetland nature preserve, Echo Hill’s adventure challenge course consists of over twenty individual and group initiatives that provide opportunities for personal and group development. Echo Hill Outdoor School is home to a 50-foot Alpine Climbing Tower, a Canopy Zipline and much, much more.

The Program

We custom design adventure programs based on a formal needs assessment and your organization’s specific goals. Using the philosophy of challenge by choice, participants are encouraged to seek growth experiences. Some program examples include:

Full Day Adventure Course Experience

After spending your first day at Washington College setting organizational goals guests travel a short distance to Echo Hill Outdoor School’s picturesque campus on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for a second day of team challenges.

9 a.m. Arrival
9:10 a.m. Welcome and program introduction
9:15 a.m. Ice-breakers
10 a.m. Ground-level and low level element team building initiatives
Noon             Lunch
12:45 p.m. Beachcombing break
1:30 p.m. Group energizer
2 p.m. Alpine Tower climbing initiative
4:45 p.m. Group closure
5 p.m. Departure
Half Day Team Building Experience

Participants can maximize their time by having a working breakfast meeting at the College followed by an afternoon focusing on interactive group dynamics at Echo Hill Outdoor School.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and group discussion
9:15 a.m. Workshop
Noon             Box lunch and travel to Eho Hill Outdoor School
1 p.m. Welcome and program introduction
1:15 p.m. Ice-breakers
1:45 p.m. Team building on the challenge course
3:30 p.m. Group reflection and closure
4 p.m. Departure

At Your Site

Experienced group facilitators come to the College and provide meeting enhancements including:

Ice-breakers and get-to-know-you activities

Interactive breakout sessions

Dynamic closure activities

Group challenges focusing on communication, problem solving, collegial topics, group awareness, & self-discovery