May 27, 2020 Thank you for your patience as we navigate this ever-evolving landscape. Please email our Retreat office with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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"Quinipet has always been a special place for our students to retreat for leadership development training. We have enjoyed the tranquil environment." - Southampton Schools
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Environmental Education Internship Opporunity!
Environmental Education Internship: Spring and Fall Seasons Centered on curriculum development, teaching, and facilitation, interns will receive a well-rounded learning opportunity. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June) and fall (mid-August-early November). Compensation includes a weekly salary, housing and meals (when groups have food service), free access to laundry facilities, and training. Applicants should be strong communicators, leaders, and passionate about teaching kids. Applicants must be working toward a Bachelor’s degree and have at least one season of experience teaching environmental education.
Environmental Education Program
Located on the rocky shores of the northwest corner of Shelter Island, Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center is the perfect location for outdoor environmental education. Our program is available to groups of 10 to 150, ages 7 and up. All of our programs are individually designed around your needs and can incorporate learning standards for your grade level. Our programs run anywhere from 1 to 5 days.
Quinipet can provide a beautiful outdoor learning facility for your program to discover and learn about Eastern Long Island's ecosystems and geology. Quinipet offers experiences in woodland, marine and coastal habitats as well as geologic clues to the formation of Long Island and map and compass skills.
Winter, spring or fall, Quinipet's Environmental Education Programs can offer experiences for students that help foster understanding and respect for the natural resources and inherent beauty of our region.
Adventure Challenge Course
The Quinipet Adventure Challenge Course, located on 30 acres of woods, waterfront and playing fields, is set up to host your group's adventure challenge retreat. Our program consists of a series of problem-solving activities designed to involve a group physically, mentally and emotionally. Quinipet's facilities can handle groups of 10 to 150.
The basic themes of Quinipet Adventures are self discovery and the realization of individual potential through group process. Presenting challenges that require a group to work together to accomplish a task builds self-confidence and strengthens inter-personal skills.
Low ropes course activities focus on group effort and depend on group support, communication and spotting for safety. Our Rock Climbing course focuses on the individual's performance of certain challenges at some distance from the ground, requiring a belay safety system. This creates a situation where the perceived risk appears much greater than the actual risk and allows participants to push their own limits.
Self-Hosted Smaller Group Trips
If you prefer a less structured program, Quinipet would be glad to suggest adventures for you such as hiking a beautiful preserve, kayaking through salt marshes, or other group activities. We can also suggest activities that promote teambuilding and adventure, taking full advantage of our location at the East End of Long Island. Get your students out of virtual reality and into natural reality!