Private Programs

Private Programs


If you have a large group, need a more personalized experience, or the timing of our regularly scheduled programs doesn't meet your needs please get in touch for a quote for a private program.  We'll be able to give you an exact quote and discuss your scheduling needs by phone or email. 

Read on to get an estimate of what a private program may cost:


  • $80/hour per staff member.  We will include travel time and a combined 2 hours for program set-up and clean-up in a quote.  Though exact ratios will depend on the needs of your group, a ballpark estimate is:
    • 1 staff member for up to 5 participants
    • 2 staff members required for 6 - 12 participants
    • 3 staff members required for up to 25 participants
  • $1/mile from our office location to program location based on Google Maps
  • Our rates include $2 million in liability insurance, the expertise of our trained and certified staff,  program equipment and supplies


Example 1:

A private 3-hour cycling program for 15 individuals on the Nashua River Rail Trail in Groton:

Staff Time:

  • 3 Program Leaders for:
    • 4 hours of program
    • 2 hours set-up and clean-up
    • 3.5 hours of travel time
    • TOTAL: 9.5 Hours X 2 Staff = $1,520
  • Travel:  88 miles each way = $176


Example 2:

A private 2-hour kayaking outing for a group of 3 on the Connecticut River in Northampton (departing and returning from the same location)

Staff Time:

  • 1 Program Leader for:
    • 2 hours of program
    • 2 hours set-up and clean-up
    • .25 hours of travel time
    • TOTAL: 4.25 Hours X 1 Staff = 340
  • Travel:  3 miles each way = $6


Example 3:

A kayaking trip from Hatfield to Northampton for a group of 10

Staff Time:

  • 2 Program Leaders for:
    • 3 hours of program
    • 2.5 hours set-up and clean-up
    • 1 hour of travel time
    • TOTAL: 6.5 Hours X 2 Staff = $1,040
  • Travel:  7 miles each way X 2 trips to Hatfield for trailer and boats shuttle: = $28

Please note:  We are also happy to collaborate on proposals for grant funding or support your search for other funding options in order to make our programs financially accessible to your group.  Please call or email us to start the conversation.