Field Trip Planning for Parishes and Catholic Schools

When planned with care, field trips can be an important component in the educational, spiritual and cultural development of students. Despite some of the risks inherent in taking students on ventures out of the parish or classroom, the Office of Risk Management recognizes the benefits of these experiences and encourages field trips that supplement classroom learning and spiritual development. Our hope is that such trips are planned with great consideration so that risks can be mitigated and all participants will have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The Office of Risk Management, in collaboration with the Catholic Schools Office, has developed a guide to aid you in the process of planning field trips to help ensure the safety of your participants. This guide covers both domestic and international trips, and includes sample forms and fact sheets that we hope you will find useful. Please download the guide here:

Field Trip Guide 2012

Field Trip Forms