Explore the Gold Rush in a day
1 adventures, 1 meals, 0 nights
This is a one time option available to schools that have never been on a 49er Fun trip with us before. This day trip is filled with small samples from our overnight trips to give you a taste of what 49er Fun with Rock-N-Water Christian Camps is all about. We do caution that you, your parents, and especially your 4th graders will leave hungry for more exploring. So if you can get your parents and leadership on board, we strongly recommend you jump right into one of our overnight trips (The Mother Lode | The Prospector | The Double Jack).
We will meet each other at our claim in Coloma, California where you can meet our living history guides. You are then transported back to 1854 just after the height of the California gold rush. We start by teaching you what life was like back in 1854 as we pan for gold, make rope and bead necklaces. We also learn how the Maidu Indians lived off the land, play some games, talk about Christian faith, and take a short quiet time devotional hike.
After a great lunch we move onto Gold Bug Park in Placerville, California where we’ll explore some restored gold mines. Students will learn about mining, play some more games, and explore the area. After we are fully exhausted from a full day of fun and adventure in history and God’s creation, we’ll gather together for some last thoughts before waving goodbye.
Check out our Greenhorn Trip Synopsis.