Adventure For Academic Groups

A girl climbing up the alpine tower ropes on the Team Challenge Course at ACE Adventure Resort

Field Trips At ACE Adventure Resort

Whether you’re traveling to ACE with a classroom, a class trip, an entire school, or as a homeschool group, ACE has the knowledge and resources to make your field trip educational and FUN! Studies have shown that there are numerous benefits to teaching classes outdoors. By utilizing the coolest classroom ever, ACE brings STEM to life in exciting ways, offering hands-on education covering a variety of topics such as geology, hydrology, and properties of physics. Team build with your group at ACE by taking on a rafting trip, mud obstacle course, or alpine tower. Plus, ACE offers group lodging and meals to make your trip a snap!

Learn more about all the amazing activities ACE provides for academic groups and field trips!

Plus, we’ll make your adventure easy with: 

  • Adjusted non-profit pricing
  • Preparing some, or all, meals
  • Lodging or camping
  • Professional guides & staff
  • Well maintained equipment
  • Your group’s safety is ACE’s first priority

Great Activities

Explore dozens of activities with ACE and team-build with your group on ACE’s 1,500-acre property. 

Zipline beside the New River Gorge, climb high on its sandstone cliffs, or raft in the river at the bottom of The Gorge. Try paintball, mountain biking, or spend the day at the lake. No matter what, your group will be smiling.

For teambuilding and bonding time with your group, try our mud-obstacle course or Alpine Tower. Your group will work together to challenge each other (and themselves!) in new and fun ways.


Your field trip can take the classroom outside and learn about STEM subjects in a fun, friendly, and incredible setting. 

Learn about hydrology while participating in a rafting trip, or geology among the New River Gorge’s famous sandstone cliffs. The hands-on learning experience will help solidify the knowledge, plus, they’ll be experiencing science like never before.

ACE offers a STEM Waterpark program so academic groups can learn about principles of mathematics and physics that make Wonderland Waterpark operate!

Wonderland Waterpark

Spend a day or half-day playing at the most awesome waterpark ever! The 5-acre spring-fed Wonderland Waterpark is full of bouncy fun for kids of all ages (including and especially adults!). Your group will bounce, slide, zip, and play their way to a day that they will never forget.

Group Amenities

Turn your field trip into an overnight trip! ACE is made for groups. With group lodging options ranging from rustic camping to luxury cabins, we can help your school group find the best lodging option to suit your needs. If roughing it isn’t your speed, cabin tents and bunkhouse provide a great middle-ground option between camping and cabins.

You won’t have to worry about cooking while you’re at ACE. Let ACE do the cooking and prebook your group’s dining. Special pricing is available for groups.

ACE’s 1,500 acres are the home to miles of hiking and biking trails that your group can use for free! Grab a trail map from our Welcome Center, and hit the trails on your own. Rent a bike from us or bring your own and explore on two wheels, or lace up your hiking boots and see the sights on your own two feet.

In need of a meeting space or our festival grounds for both small and large events with your group or school? ACE has a spacious meeting room and extensive festival grounds!

Waterpark Passes

Water Park Full Day Pass
Water Park Full Day Pass

Whitewater Rafting Trips For Groups

Upper New River Rafting, Full Day – Kids Raft FREE!
Upper New River Rafting, Full Day – Kids Raft FREE!
$99 / $79.50 Youth, Kiddos 6-11 yrs. old are FREE!*
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Full Day
Kid-Friendly, Beginner
Full Day Lower New River Gorge Whitewater Rafting
Full Day Lower New River Gorge Whitewater Rafting
Spring, Summer, Fall
Full Day
Kid-Friendly, Experienced Rafters (Teens And Adults), Beginner

Popular Guided Activities For Academic Groups

Group Lodging And Amenities

ACE Adventure  Groups

Whitewater rafting might just be the original team-building, outdoor adventure.  If not, it’s the best. ACE Adventure  Resort has been taking people rafting for nearly 40 years.  More importantly, we’ve been helping folks have fun, outside,  on their vacations for 4 decades. Let us share that same, high quality  experience with  your group this year!

Call 800.787.3982 for more info and speak to a real, live person!

Groups Love ACE Adventure Resort

Your group will experience a world of adventure, and fun, in one place with an ACE getaway!