Winter Activities

Winter Activities

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200 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ, United States

As New Jersey’s premiere learn to ski/snowboard and tubing destination, Campgaw Mountain offers an alpine escape right in your backyard. Located in northern Bergen County, we are the closest ski area to the New York metro area with 100% snowmaking capabilities. Only 18 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.

We provide a variety of skiing and snowboarding terrain for all abilities with short lift lines, un-crowded trails, and a friendly staff. You’ll find the latest in rental equipment and the highest level of skiing or snowboarding instruction for all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast, you’ll love the skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Campgaw Mountain.

Campgaw Features:

  • Day and Night Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Tubing
  • Freestyle Terrain Park
  • Two ‘Magic Carpet’ Conveyer Lifts
  • Two Double Chairlifts
  • Six 800-ft. Snow Tubing Runs with Two Dedicated Surface Lifts
  • 100% Snowmaking Capabilities
  • Specialized Children’s Program for Youngsters ages 4-6
  • Five Beginner/Intermediate Trails
  • Seasonal & Daily Ski/Snowboard Rentals
  • Daily Helmet Rentals

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Group Visit Info


2013/2014 Group Packages

Advance reservations are required for all group visits.

Group rates are available Monday-Friday / Non-Holiday. There are no group discounts on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays. To make a reservation call: (201) 327-7800 ext 13. Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm or Contact us.

Ski / Snowboard Single Visit Rates

Call for further details.

Group of 20 to 49 participants Group over 50 participants
Full Day Snow Pass $15 $13
Ski/Boot/Pole Rental $16 $14
Snowboard/Boot Rental $21 $20
Group Ski/Board Lesson (1 Hour) $16 $14
Helmet Rental $5 $5

Ski / Snowboard Multiple Visit Rates

Call for further details

Group of 20 to 49 participants Group over 50 participants
Full Day Snow Pass $14 $12
Ski/Boot/Pole Rental $15 $13
Snowboard/Boot Rental $20 $19
Group Ski/Board Lesson (1 Hour) $15 $13
Helmet Rental $5 $5

Snow Tubing Groups


2 Hour Tubing Sessions (2013/14)

contact_usMonday-Thursday: 4pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm.
Friday: 2pm-4pm; 4pm-6pm; 6pm-8pm; 8pm-10pm

Some later sessions on Saturday may also be available for group discounts. Earlier session may be available for a sell out session.

Click for Printable Tubing Release Form

Please print, fill out the form and bring it with you on your visits.

Participants Monday-Thursday Friday
20-50 people $14.00 per person $18.00 per person
51-100 people $12.00 per person $16.00 per person
101+ people $10.00 per person $14.00 per person

Tubing Availability 
Group tubing visits are on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced reservations are required for groups of 20 or more participants to receive the group pricing.

Call for tubing availability and reservations. 201-327-7800 x221.


  1. All participants must be at least 42 inches tall and no more than 300 pounds.
  2. All participants must sign a tubing release form, and if under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign with name of participant.
  3. Single riders only, one person per tube.
  4. Rates quoted apply only to groups of 20 or more and group agrees to a non-refundable deposit to be charged to a credit card if cancellation is not made more than 48 hours prior to scheduled visit.
  5. Group rates are available Monday-Friday/Non-Holiday, there are no group discounts on Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays.
  6. Group assumes full responsibility for tickets ordered and agrees to make final accounting of all monies the day of visit. No refunds will be extended for unused tickets after the final number is confirmed 48 hours prior to visit. (School voucher payment due within 60 days of signing)
  7. Resale of tickets is unlawful and subject to prosecution.
  8. Participants will be given the tubing tickets upon arrival at Campgaw.  If additional tickets are needed on the day of your visit, you MUST present a copy of the contract to Customer Service to receive the applicable group rate.
  9. Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Groups must provide valid tax-exempt form at time of reservation. The full payment must be made by the tax-exempt group to receive the tax exemption.
  10. Campgaw reserves the right to limit/close operations of any part of the facility for capacity limitations, safety and operating reasons, and inclement weather. Also, some activities may not be accessible to everyone due to weight/height restrictions.
  11. If Campgaw closes on your scheduled visit date, the Group Leader will be notified as soon as possible. If your group needs to reschedule a visit, an advanced notice of at least 48 hour is required.
  12. Campgaw’s operating season is scheduled from mid-December thru mid-March (weather permitting). Hours of operation are subject to change without notice.


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30 Cherrytown Road, Kerhonkson, NY, United States

Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort is family-run and dedicated to family fun… all year ’round. Owner, David O’Halloran, grew up at the ranch and helped it grow into the 600 acre, all-season, all-inclusive family resort it is today. All of our facilities are located on the property and are maintained and supervised by the best ranching staff in the country.

Located in Kerhonkson, New York, Pinegrove is large enough so there is plenty of room to roam, yet small enough for you to enjoy our down home western hospitality. Our 126 comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath, welcome you. Every day and every night of your stay is filled with indoor and outdoor family activities. We offer three full meals a day, including special kids’ menus, an all-day snack bar, cocktail parties and more.

Bring the family or your group together for an unforgettable adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

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School Groups and Scouts All Ages and Grades

Pinegrove welcomes groups of all sizes. Our resort is ideal for School groups of all ages and Scout Groups. The Dude Ranch, open year-round, offers overnight visits and day trips to student groups. Located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State about two hours north of New York City, we are family-owned and have been running our ranch for 35 years. Yearly, we host many student and youth groups ranging from elementary to college level. Our rates are all-inclusive, whether we are hosting an overnight stay or one of our student day trips.

Some of our facilities include: Horseback Riding, Hay Rides, Miniature Golf, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis and Basketball Facilities, Planned Activities by our Social Directors, Horse Shows, Badminton, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Fishing & Boating, a Playground, Hiking Trails, Karaoke, Line-Dancing, Campfires, and Cocktail Disco Parties. During the winter months we offer Skiing (equipment and instructions provided), Snow Tubing and Ice Skating (equipment provided), Game Room/Pool/Air Hockey (additional charge). If interested please do not hesitate to contact us for brochures and information 800-346-4626.

Packages for School Groups 





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Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06426, United States

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat’s 2½-hour journey begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley – designated “one of the last great places on earth” by the Nature Conservancy.

The steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches at 20 mph through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester. The picturesque countryside includes pristine meadows, a quaint farm, a millpond with waterfall, and trestles and bridges over rivers and creeks. A natural highlight is the undeveloped Selden Neck State Park, accessible only by boat.

Essex Steam Train offers unique access to several coves and preserves, immersing passengers in an on-board eco-excursion. The train travels near the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek – – bountiful, natural habitats for birds. Among those typically spotted are Cormorants, Ducks, Swans, Greenland Geese, Blue Heron, Egrets, and Red-winged Blackbirds. In February and March, the majestic Bald Eagle is the star of the show, when it migrates south to the Connecticut River Valley from Canada and Maine.

At Deep River Landing, passengers are escorted onto the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a 1¼- hour cruise along the Connecticut River. The visual serenity of the river valley is on full display from Becky’s multiple decks. The deep water, coves, inlets, marshes, wildlife, and rocky shoreline are all at once, simply breathtaking! Just as impressive are the historic sights including Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and the Haddam Swing Bridge. Upon Becky’s return to Deep River Landing, the steam train welcomes passengers for the return trip back to Essex Station.

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School Field Trips
Here at Essex Steam Train we love kids! A ride on the Essex Steam Train and the Connecticut Riverboat offers many educational touchstones:

  • The science of our steam engines
  • The history of our railroad and vintage rail cars
  • The ecology and history of the river valley
  • Cruise by historic Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and other sights

Round trip ticket is $12.00 per person. Operating dates are Monday – Friday, June 3 – June 14, 2013. Please contact our office for more information on an enjoyable and educational field trip.

Teachers! You can download a 7 Page Fun Activities file with word games, railroad glossary, landmarks, and trivia. Perfect for the bus trip to the Essex Steam Train! (439KB)

Box Lunches
Schools can arrange for box lunches arranged by the railroad. Your group can enjoy:

  • Sandwich (Choice of Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef)
  • Potato Chips and Cookie
  • Bottled Water

All lunches must be consumed at the Essex Depot picnic area or on the boat – there is no eating or drinking allowed on the train.

Box Lunches must be ordered at least 5 business days before the date of your visit. Please give us a call for pricing and with any questions!


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105 Haverhill Road, Salem, NH, United States

Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America’s Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old).

Like Stonehenge in England, America’s Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year. America’s Stonehenge is a fun and educational place for School groups and we offer a number of different things available as part of a School Trip. 

School Group Trips (All Grade levels)

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Tour Options

Boom Box Tour:

Portable group audio tour using a “Boom Box”. The chaperone will be in charge of the “Boom Box” which will be played out loud so that all students will be listening to the same material at the same time. This tour allows for group discussion of the material presented at each stop. This tour is available for all ages. The material covered may be too in depth for the youngest visitors.  Takes roughly 1 ½ hours for the tour section of your visit.

Chaperone Guided Tour: 

This tour is chaperone guided (self-guided). We will supply our tour guide map which covers all stops on the tour. This map is meant to be either read aloud or independently by the group.  This tour is available for all ages.  Takes roughly 1 hour.

*If you are not sure which tour is most appropriate for your group, please feel free to call us at 603-893-8300. It is also possible to mix tour styles to suit your students’ learning needs.

Archaeology Dig

Kid’s Archaeology Dig- Our non-sensitive Dig Pits are available for groups. Students will dig in a grid and use our archaeology tools to excavate various artifacts. An educational and fun hands on activity!

Some of the artifacts students may uncover: arrowheads, polished rocks, fossils, bones, charcoal, pottery, shells and more! Students are allowed to take home any polished stones, arrowheads and stone tools that they find. When students are finished digging, we will discuss the different artifacts that they’ve found and let them take a guess at the purpose of the artifact, the age, the culture that might have used it etc… Students spend approximately 45 minutes in the Dig Pit.

The Kid’s Dig is only available for Preschool-Grade 7. A minimum of 20 paid student admissions are required – No Exceptions.

Orientation Film

Before touring the site, we have students watch a 10 minute informational video in our theater. This video helps students to better understand what they will be seeing on our site. We also have a 30 minute version which is available for loan to classrooms. If this is something you’re interested in, please give us a call or e-mail us at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.


Our Alpacas are here for your enjoyment. Students can meet and learn about these fascinating animals.

Group Snowshoeing

America’s Stonehenge is open year round. Walk through 105 acres of woodlands and wildlife. Group Snowshoeing is fun and easy for all ages. Hunt for animal tracks or just enjoy the quiet surroundings. More Information


2014 Snowshoeing Group Rates

Groups of 20 or more $2.00 off Regular Admission/Snowshoe Rental Rates for daytime snowshoeing


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