A Living History Overnight Campout For 4th Graders!
When you combine the California Gold Rush, 4th graders and a Christian Camp, the results are incredible! Take a field trip where your students (and parents) will take away more than just historical knowledge, but also a better understanding of a God that loves us so much.
California Gold Rush Field Trips – Where history is Alive!
Join us for California History 49er Fun style. History comes alive as your 4th grade class takes an unforgettable adventure to 1854 with characters from the California Gold Rush. Pan for gold in the South Fork of the American River with a miner of the era. 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.
On our overnight programs we’ll gather around the campfire for singing, dancing and worship before bedding down for the night. You never know just who you might meet in 1854 as we play, learn, grow in our Christian faith, and gain in our understanding of our loving savior Jesus Christ.
Different options to best meet your students needs
We offer four gold country California field trips for 4th grade students. To facilitate the best possible Coloma gold rush field trip for kids, 4th graders, Christian schools, and most importantly for you:
The Mother Lode – Our original overnight 27 hour gold rush camp with an even balance between learning and application. This trip includes a short stop at the gold discovery museum at California’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
The Prospector – Overnight 4th grade living history experience with a heavier focus on hands-on gold rush adventures, activities, and experiential learning.
The Double Jack – A two day two night Coloma gold panning field trip adventure for teachers, schools, and students who agree that sometimes 24 hours is not enough. This trip includes all the California gold rush activities of the Mother Lode and Prospector trips, and adds on additional adventures and handson learning activities.
The Greenhorn – Day trip option for first time schools not yet ready for the full overnight experience.
Learning from History
Our staff will pretend that they live in 1854, just after the height of the the California gold rush. As we invite your students to play along, we get to discover marvels of today through fun exploration while also learning through hands on experimentation what life was like back then.
Entwined throughout each of our 4th grade field trips is the underlying theme that while we are talking a lot about Gold, and the extreme measures 49ers went to in order to attain it, that no matter of what year you are living in, God is more valuable than gold.
Included on each of our field trips are different education options, designed to help best optimize student learning. From touring the Marshall Gold Discovery State museum at Sutter’s Mill, to exploring the area surrounding area for examples of arts and sciences that fit within your lesson plan.
Please contact us to find out more about our 4th Grade field trips or to check on specific availability for your class. We’d love to help you if you have any questions about planning your trip to gold country.
We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)
Who we are
Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.