Environmental Education

FLOC offers an array of activities and lessons that engage students in exploring our 350+ acres in our beautiful forest near the Appalachian Trail  Designed to take advantage of the various unique attributes, our curriculum includes 5 separate streams, lakes and ponds, an old log cabin, a gorgeous view at crescent rock, woodland shelters, and a cookout over an open fire, just to name a few! Read More...


Take a 4-mile journey down the beautiful Shenandoah River.  This Experience Adventure includes:

· Learn basic paddling, steering, and safety techniques.

· Enjoy breathtaking views of the Shenandoah River valley.

· See diverse wildlife native to the area such as Whitetail Deer, Great Blue Herons, Turtles, Bald Eagles, and more.

· Choose from half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips.

Mountain Biking

Can’t find a good place to ride? Look no further.  With more than 12 miles of trails and a mountain biking skills course, the OEC has options for every skill level. From easy ride loops to rocky, technical terrain, our trails are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. We will provide maps of the property and trails, as well as a briefing on safety, the terrain, and rules of the course. You may stay one hour or all day – it is up to you and your group. Read More...

Back Packing

Experience “Wild and Wonderful” West Virginia on a backpacking trip that will leave you in awe of the landscape. Read More...


“Great location for intense bonding- Quality staff and accommodating- Highly recommend.”

- Children and Nature Network Participant