For Group Leaders

Outdoor Education Experiences Through the Mountain Lab School

Information For Group Leaders

The Mountain Lab School is a program designed to give students and teachers an educational experience they will never forget.  If you are interested in booking a trip for a group, follow the steps below:


  1. Become familiar with our options and group responsibilities: 
  2. Make initial contact with our MLS team at
    • Discuss desired dates for trip and estimate your group size
    • Discuss program, prices and facility options
    • Receive, sign and send in contract/deposit to hold your spot
    • Customize your schedule, classes, and activities (available options will be provided at time of reservation)
  3. Prepare to come:
    • Secure required school staff, trip nurse, adult chaperones and transportation
    • Conduct a parent informational meeting
      • Help families with fundraising if necessary
    • Direct all participants to complete IdRaHaJe’s Online Registration at least 2 weeks prior to trip
    • Distribute forms and informational documents which will be provided once your program is built
    • Organize your students into Day/Class Groups and Cabin/Night Groups
  4. Make the journey to IdRaHaJe

What Group Leaders Are Saying About the Mountain Lab School:


“I can’t thank you and your team enough for the amazing field trips you put on for our kiddos this week! I have had nothing but rave reviews from my teachers. A teacher walked in the door yesterday and said ‘Best. Field Trip. EVER!’


“I got wonderful feedback about how well-organized and enthusiastic the instructors were. In particular, one of my teachers noted how well the Orienteering instructor integrated a Christian worldview into the class. As a classical Christian school we are all about cultivating wondering and orienting our children towards the good, true and beautiful – it sounds like you all did an amazing job of continuing and cultivating that for our kiddos! Thank you, thank you, thank you again!”

Mountain Lab School FAQ’s

Q. I notice you are a Christian ministry.  Are public schools and non-religious groups able to come, and will they be proselytized for the Christian faith while there?

A. We gladly welcome non-religious schools and educational groups to participate in our outdoor education programs; we have been serving public school groups for over 35 years. For such groups, we do not teach curricula from a Christian perspective or openly proselytize.  However, it is important for all guests to understand that IdRaHaJe is a religious organization and operates consistent with its mission, values and doctrinal statement. While IdRaHaJe serves all types of school groups through the Mountain Lab School, the programs, facility usage and educational practices will not contradict IdRaHaJe’s stated beliefs. Our goal is to provide an engaging outdoor educational experience characterized by excellence, respect and exceptional customer service.

Q. What makes the Mountain Lab School unique?

A. Unlike many other outdoor education programs, IdRaHaJe’s Mountain Lab School is a comprehensive outdoor educational experience where curriculum, instruction, activities and meals are facilitated and delivered entirely by IdRaHaJe’s experienced staff. This allows school leaders and chaperones to focus on building relationships and memories without worrying about teaching or running programs.