Overnight trips for elementary school

Our Bridges to Success overnight programs are all-inclusive, fully facilitated, active, and highly memorable. These trips are for grades 5-8.

Students will:

  • Experience unique hands-on learning activities and exciting recreation
  • Build a sense of community and learn about key transferable skills
  • Learn about negotiating educational and career pathways
  • Have an immersive post-secondary experience
  • Become informed, skilled and inspired to be 21st century leaders
  • Laugh and have a great time

Trip components

Our traditional dormitory rooms provide a safe and manageable space, ensuring that students are housed in one common area. Rooms have twin beds and access to a shared washroom. Bed linens and pillows are provided. Access to each floor is restricted to the occupants and exterior doors are locked each night. Conference Services operates a 24-hour guest services desk and Campus Security Services monitors the campus 24 hours a day. Hotel-style accommodations may also be available at an additional charge. Ask us for more information.

We work with the campus dining hall to provide the meals for your trip. Our all-you-care-to-eat meals are nutritious with a variety of choices available. Our dining hall is vigilant about food allergies and we are happy to accommodate vegetarian, lactose- or gluten-free meals.

Before packing for camp, review the packing list that has been provided. Remember that residence does provide bedding and a pillow but NOT a washcloth and towel. Helpful tip: You may also wish to mark your child’s items with his or her name in case they get misplaced.

We strongly recommend schools choose cancellation insurance for the benefit and peace of mind of parents, teachers and schools. Purchasing cancellation insurance ensures that parents are reimbursed their full, unused trip fees, which have been paid to Brock University, if their child becomes sick or is unable to attend the trip for any reason. Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued past May 1 if cancellation insurance is not purchased.

Insurance policy benefits:

  • Prior to arrival and including the day of arrival: students receive a full refund (excluding the cost of cancellation insurance).
  • During the trip: cancellations are assessed on a case-by-case basis and any unused fees are refunded (excluding the cost of cancellation insurance).

Cancellation insurance, if selected, must be purchased for each student of the entire group. Insurance only applies to fees charged by Brock University. Where cancellation insurance has not been purchased, the standard cancellation policy applies. Brock University will issue refunds to the school only.

Being located at Brock University, we can offer one-of-a-kind educational experiences for your students that is forward-thinking, informative, inspiring, safe, affordable and a whole lot of fun. Our instruction is based on the latest educational research to ensure learning is meaningful and engaging. Our facilities — from our Olympic-sized pool to our laboratories, classrooms, and dining halls — are awe-inspiring to students. And to top it all off, those who stay overnight will appreciate that our location is close to Niagara Falls, the Shaw Festival, and is steeped in the history of Upper Canada and the Underground Railroad. We are here to take care of the details so you can focus on enjoying the experience with your students. Our team of professional educators will work with you every step of the way from selection and planning to providing instruction. We want to ensure your experience is stress-free.

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