Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an Outdoor Education Field Trip last?

The length of your program is completely up to you. You can select any number of classes: most classes are 90 minutes long. You may also choose to add lunchtime, free time, a bonfire, or open gym time into your schedule.

Where will we go?

Alpine Ministries is situated on over 130 acres, most of which is made up of rugged woodlands and open green space. All of our programs take place on our naturally beautiful campus with the exception of some adventure trips to the New River Gorge or other local created wonders. All field trips begin at the Alpine Lodge.

What type of lodging is available?

If you choose an overnight retreat, you can opt to stay in our Alpine Lodge rooms or Cabins.

What is the food like?

While many groups choose to bring a packed lunch, we do offer delicious meals prepared by Aladdin Food Services. Breakfast and Supper are served in our spacious Dining Hall, and Lunch is a packed lunch served picnic-style in the Outdoor Education Area.

Breakfast: Variety of hot and cold breakfast items, fruit bar, cereal bar.
Lunch: Sub Sandwich, apples, chips, cookies, water, soft drinks.
Supper: Variety of hot and cold entrees, salad bar, dessert bar.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We don’t believe in bad weather at Alpine. Activities will be held rain, snow, or shine; however, during inclement weather we may replace an outdoor class with programs inside our T.R.E.E. House or Gymnasium.

How should my students dress?

Check the weather forecast before you come and instruct your group to dress accordingly. Students should always bring at least a light jacket and wear clothes that can get dirty. All shoes must have backs. For Pond Community, Stream Studies, Canoeing, or Zip Line, students should be prepared to get wet and bring a change of clothes.

What should we bring?

Students may wish to bring a water bottle, notebook and pen, camera, light jacket, and money for souvenirs at the Gift Shop.

What does T.R.E.E. stand for?

T.R.E.E. is an acronym for Truth Revealed through Environmental Education. T.R.E.E. is our motto and also the name of our unique biblically based environmental education curriculum. Our goal is to encourage students to discover the truth about God and his world that is naturally displayed through the environment around us.