One-Day Program Information

 

Nature’s Classroom realizes not all groups are able to attend multi-day programs. One-day programs allow any group to benefit from the Nature’s Classroom experience!

With flexible arrival and departure times, one-day programs can last from four to eight hours and each group’s schedule is customized based on the needs and goals of the group. The base price for a one-day program starts at only $35. This base price includes activity supplies and instruction for all basic programming options (it does not include meals, adventure options, or gift/snack shop items).

Nature’s Classroom can provide hot meals to one-day programs for a fee of $10 per person, per meal. Adventure program options can also be added for a fee of $10 per person, per event. For every 12 paying students, one adult (teacher, parent, or other chaperone) may attend free of charge. Additional adults may attend, but will be charged the same rate as students. Fees for meals and Adventure Options are calculated on a per person basis, but meal and Adventure Option fees are applied to all paying participants (students and adults) and are not available on an individual basis.

One-Day Program $35
(bring your own lunch)

9:00 Arrival of Group
9:30 Field Group
Teambuilding
10:00 Class
11:30 Field Group Hike
w/Packed Lunch
2:30 Class
4:00 Gift Shop
4:15 Restrooms
Load Buses
4:30 Departure

One-Day Program $45
(hot lunch provided)

9:00 Arrival of Group
9:30 Field Group
Teambuilding
10:00 Field Group Hike
12:00 Lunch
(in dining hall)
1:00 Class
2:30 Class
4:00 Gift Shop
4:15 Restrooms
Load Buses
4:30 Departure

The Teacher's Guide for One-Day Programs contains all the paperwork necessary for planning your school's field trip to Nature's Classroom. Included are various forms you will need to complete and return to us. Also included are letters and forms that your students and their families will need to complete and return as well. If you would like a hard copy of the Teacher's Guide just let us know and we will be happy to provide one via mail.

Teacher's Guide for One-Day Programs

Reservation Form for One-Day Programs

PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

Field Group - Field Groups are an important part of every program and are a participant's core small group during their time at Nature's Classroom. Field Groups consist of up to 16 students, an adult chaperone, and a Nature's Classroom teacher. Field Groups hike together, dine together, participate in team-building activities together, and some evening/large group activities also take place in Field Groups. Click here for more information about Field Groups.

Classes - Classes are structured activities lasting between 60 and 100 minutes that cover a variety of academic areas. The trip organizer chooses the specific classes to be offered to the group. The 25 most popular classes are listed here but Nature's Classroom has hundreds of lesson plans on file and can also custom design classes for any group with specific requests or areas of interest. Click here for more information about Classes.

Large Group Activities - Large Group Activities provide an opportunity for shared experiences in bigger groups; this can mean multiple Field Groups working together or the whole group participating together. In addition to the Evening Activities that can double as Large Group Activities, other options for Large Group Activities include: Survival in the Woods, Scavenger Hunt, and International Meal. Click here for more information about Large Group Activities.

Evening Activities - For multi-day programs, Evening Activities are often some of participants’ favorite parts of the program. After dinner and after dark, opportunities for learning abound while participating in a Night Hike or other activity. Some activities most often utilized as Evening Activities can also be conducted during the day, such as: Folk Games, Night Live, Science Fair, Invention Convention, and Environmental Hearing. Weather permitting, every evening at Nature’s Classroom finishes with a Reflection story and a snack around the campfire. Click here for more information about Evening Activities.

Adventure Options - Some groups choose to add one or more of Nature's Classroom's optional adventure activities. These activities provide a great opportunity for participants to challenge themselves and gain a sense of personal accomplishment and growth. All challenge activities at Nature's Classroom operate under Challenge By Choice ethics, which emphasize participants setting their own goals, choosing their own level of challenge, and creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable pushing themselves to do their best! Click here for more information about Adventure Options.

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