A Living History Overnight Campout For kids in the 4th Grade!
This trip combines the California Gold Rush, 4th graders, and a Christian Camp experience unlike any other! Take a field trip where your students (and parents) will learn about more than just historical knowledge. Returning home with a better understanding of a God that loves us so much.
California Gold Rush Field Trips – Where history is Alive!
Strike it rich by learning about California History 49er Fun style. United States history comes alive as your fourth grade class takes an unforgettable adventure to 1854 with characters out of the California Gold Rush time period. Pan for gold in the South Fork of the American River with a local miner. Follow a Native American woman to learn her native culture and traditions. Play with foreign settlers as they challenge you to games from their homelands. Play together as we teach you how to make rope the old fashioned way.
Above all else, you will grow closer to God through stories and quiet times while we play 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 and grow in our faith.
Rock-N-Water’s 49er Fun Living History program is staffed by a group of Christians who want to use history, education, and hands-on experiences to show that God is the true treasure and that belief in Jesus is the only way to him. Our living history guides communicate both historical and biblical truths in a fun and engaging way that helps their guests grow, not only in their historical knowledge, but also in their relationships with God. . Learn more about Rock-N-Water Christian Camps.
Our staff are highly committed Christians with great outdoor education skills. Cross trained as camp counselors, youth ministers, and living history guides, they minister to the spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs of students.Therefore, they oversee a wide range of responsibilities including safety, spiritual growth, and the fun exploration of history. Our staff savor the opportunity to be one of Jesus’ tools in your students’ lives.
Different options to best meet the needs of your students
We offer a variety of different gold country California field trips for 4th grade students. We want to facilitate the best possible Coloma gold rush field trip for kids, fourth graders, Christian schools, and most importantly for you:
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 1 night 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 hands-on learning activities.
The Greenhorn – A 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. We invite you and your students to play along as we embark on a journey of discovery. Above all, we aspire to use fun, hands on, self-exploration to help students learn what life was really like back in the time of the gold miners.
Entwined throughout each of our fourth grade field trips is the underlying theme of the treasure that our God is to us. Our staff will be talking a lot about Gold, and the extreme measures 49ers went through in order to attain it. We aspire to draw the parallel 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. Options include touring the James Marshall Gold Discovery State museum at Sutter’s Mill, and exploring and learning about the local art, history and science. We want to help you customize the living history field trip to meet your school and classroom needs.
Field Trips for Older Students
Looking for a fun outdoor ed field trip for older students? Discover the great outdoors of God’s creation through outdoor adventures including whitewater rafting, rock climbing on real rocks, and exploring winding river canyons. Our outdoor education camps can be fully customized to meet the needs of your group. Let us help you create a trip that balances fun, adventure, learning, and spiritual growth into a camp that your students, teachers, and parents will enjoy.
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.