Three Rivers Parks offer a wide variety of educational services and facilities for organizations serving youth, seniors, and most everyone in between! If you are planning for a group activity, your needs can be fulfilled at one of our facilities or yours. Park facilities are great for year–end outings, badge work, youth retreats, camps, leader workshops, corporate team building, company picnics, or festivals.
Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Passionate. Three Rivers' experienced park staff is available to assist you in setting up a comprehensive annual curriculum or a one–time event. The natural world is filled with magic — let our professionals in outdoor learning unveil the mysteries without losing the sense of wonder and awe.
Youth Group Opportunities
Stay updated on programs designed for youth groups and home schools through our Youth Leader Services e-newsletter. Following are examples of the types of groups that Three Rivers frequently works with. Keep in mind that financial assistance is available for individuals, schools and agencies serving youth.
Three Rivers Parks is a perfect field trip destination. Our goal is to reinforce classroom concepts by providing learning opportunities that teach students to appreciate and respect their surroundings. Let our staff assist you in planning on- and off-site experiences.
The Wonder Fund creates opportunities for school groups with financial need to experience the parks. Learn more.
You'll find numerous events for scouts of all ages throughout Three Rivers, such as Backpack programs for exploring the outdoors, overnight stays in cabins or tents, and Build-a-Badge programs for groups working toward specific badges. See the 2012–13 calendar for program dates and descriptions.
For nature-based programming with opportunities to learn everything from history to habitat, bring your homeschool group to Three Rivers Parks. We offer programs designed for students age three and older that let students get up close to the land for a unique and memorable hands-on experience. See the 2012-13 calendar for program dates and descriptions.
Keep your mind and body active and fit while expanding your knowledge of the great outdoors with programming tailored for adult groups. From bird watching and seasonal cooking to climbing walls and team building, our programs offer something for adults of all ages and abilities.
Volunteer Service Opportunities
Ongoing and short–term volunteer service opportunities for groups and individuals varies by park and season. Possibilities may include a variety of projects organized in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day in April; garlic mustard pulls in May; gardening throughout the growing season; prairie seed collection starting in late August and ending in mid-October; buckthorn removal in October; or other service projects as the need exists. For current listings and more information, visit the Volunteers page.