If you’re looking for a site to have a student orientation program or a team building retreat for departmental faculty, The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons is uniquely suited to meet your needs. Our past clients include schools, universities, and scouts, which make our setting a unique and diverse experience.

The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons offers a variety of activities and programs that can be custom built to your very own outdoor adventure. From excursions to nearby rivers to in camp activities, such as low ropes initiatives, our program options will sure to make your experience a memorable one that you will not forget! 


Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Horizons provides our clients to stay in cozy mountain cabins, equipped with full utilities such as hot showers and full bathrooms. In addition, we also provide many social events such as weddings, reunions and holiday parties. Our beautiful setting includes an outdoor amphitheater, a Junior Olympic size swimming pool and an archery range just to name a few.


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The Outdoor Learning Center is located in Harrisonburg, VA at the base of the Massanutten Mountain. In the past few years, we have provided events that range from planning picnics for 25 to a wedding for 250 people. Our venues include the Mountain Valley Meeting and Retreat Center, Valley Pike and Nelson Rocks Outdoor Learning Center. 

WHY Outdoor Learning Center?

Whether you're planning a retreat for a church youth group, building cohesiveness among your management team, or looking for an adventure outing for your scout troop or middle school, high school or university students, the Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) at Horizons offers customized programs designed specifically for you and your group.

We can accommodate groups of up to 250 people and we offer a wide variety of programs to suit the unique needs of many organizations.

Your group's visit is sure to be a rewarding, adventurous experience, regardless of the season. Our professional and dedicated staff are ready to work with your group to provide exciting and safe programs.