Christ Centered Educational Field Trips
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.
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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 Mother Lode – An overnight 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 James 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 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.