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Living History for Homeschoolers and Multi-Age Groups

A California Living History field trip for home-school students,their families, and others with a wider age range of youth they would like to bring!

When you combine the California Gold Rush, families and a Christian Camp, the results are incredible!

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What is included?

Join us for family fun, 49er style. History comes alive as your family takes an unforgettable adventure to 1854 with characters from the Gold Rush. Pan for gold in the South Fork of the American river with a miner of the era. Explore Sutter’s Mill where James Marshall kicked off the California Gold Rush. Follow an Indian woman to learn her native ways, and play with foreign settlers as they challenge you to games from their homelands, teach you to make rope, or help you grow closer to God through stories and quiet times in the middle of God’s creation. You never know just who you might meet in 1854. On our overnight programs we’ll gather around the campfire for singing, dancing, worship, and Christian devotional before “hitting the hay”.

You will be meeting us in Placerville, California where we will explore restored gold mines. Then we’ll head for our claim in Coloma to set up camp, pan for gold, make rope, sing, dance, and do so much more. The fun never stops coming in 1854!

Age Range

On our Mother Lode homeschooling dates you are welcome to bring any ages that you want. However, please understand that Rock-N-Water Christian Camp’s 49er Fun program is designed/optimized for 4th graders, and is therefore most ideal for students in 3rd through 5th grade or about 8-11 years old. While you are welcome to bring kids of any ages (after all, you know them best), please be aware that younger kids might find it over their heads, and older kids might find it too childish for them.

We have set aside this trip to be open for kids of all ages. If you have a group of 30 or more (kids+parents) and these dates do not work, we might be able to open up a second multi-age range date for you and others.

If you decide to bring kids under the age of 5 years old, they can come for 30% of the regular price. Please call or email us to sign them up with your trip.

Multi Age MotherLode

  • May 18–19, 2023 Thu 10:50 AM – Fri 1:30 PM
  • Includes: 3 meals and 1 night of camping.
  • What you need:
    Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and sack lunch for the first day.
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More Information

Please contact us to sign up or to learn more.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if canceled within 14 days of booking (and at least 30 days before the trip).
  • 75% of Trip price refunded if canceled at least 30 days before the trip. We keep your 25% deposit.

You can secure your spot with as little as a 25% deposit within 14  days of making your reservation. Our office will review your reservation and confirm the details within 1 business day. Refund / Cancellation Policy Details