Christ Centered Education
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 trip options of our 4th grade field trips to facilitate the best possible California Gold Rush field trip for kids, 4th graders, Christian schools, and most importantly for you:
- The Mother Lode – Our original overnight 27 hour living history experience with an even balance between learning and application.
- The Prospector – Overnight 4th grade living history experience with a heavier focus on hands-on activities and experiential learning.
- The Double Jack – A two day two night adventure for teachers, schools, and students who agree that sometimes 24 hours is not enough.
- The Greenhorn – Day trip option for first time schools not yet ready for the full overnight experience.
Learning from the past