School Trips

School trip visits River House Ruins in SE Utah

“The High Mountain Institute has been a long time partner of Deer Hill, an organization that has always provided excellent programs that exceed the stated goals and represent the very best of experiential and service learning. Be it summer opportunities for individual students or school group programs, Deer Hill is always our first recommendation.”

Christopher Barnes, Founder and Director, High Mountain Institute

Let us share Nature’s classroom with you!

Looking for a school trip that will inspire, challenge, and offer a unique learning experience for your students?

Deer Hill designs adventures with teachers, schools and groups from across the country. With wilderness activities as the focus, we create the opportunity for students to expand their hearts and minds, stretch their physical capabilities and deepen their relationship to themselves and the natural world. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure and group program that will encourage students to work together, teach better leadership and decision-making skills, or you wish to provide a chance for students to engage in meaningful community service work, we can put together a blend of activities that will meet your needs. We work closely with Native families of the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes providing an unparalleled community service component to our programs.Craft workshop in Hopi

The beauty of creating your school trip with Deer Hill is you can choose what, where, when and for how long*. Let’s design a program together that suits your class, calendar, budget, and vision. Call our Outreach Director, Laurie Dickson, 970-533-7492, or send an email to, and we’ll discuss your options.

We are accredited by the Association of Experiential Education

 2013 School Trips:
  • Campbell Hall School (North Hollywood, CA)
  • Chicago Waldorf School (IL)
  • East Bay Waldorf School (San Francisco, CA)
  • Lexington Waldorf School (MA)
  • Marin Waldorf School (CA)
  • Rudolph Steiner School of New York
  • Philadelphia Waldorf School (PA), Santa Fe Waldorf School
  • St George’s Independent School (Collier, TN)
  • Sognedal Folkschule (Norway)
  • Tara School (Boulder, CO)
  • Westside Waldorf (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • Monadnock Waldorf (Keene, NH)
  • Orange County Waldorf (Costa Mesa, CA)
  • Minnesota Waldorf (Maplewood, MN)
  • Sandpoint Waldorf (Sandpoint, ID)

Teacher references for our programs available upon request.

For a Create Your School Trip

“In all of my travels and run-ins with guides and backcountry expeditionary learning programs, I have never met a staff that is as capable, responsive, flexible, and supportive as at Deer Hill. Your staff combined with your unique wilderness and service programs in such incredible locations make for one of the very best organizations that I have ever been involved with.”

Derry Mason, Director of Outdoor Programs, The Lawrenceville School