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Awesome Childrens Outdoor Recreation & Nature Study

ACORNS is like no other field trip, it takes the NC Essential Standards for science and delivers them in a fun and exciting setting that can’t be experienced inside a classroom. Caraway has 1,100 acres of land that serves as our classroom and the ACORNS staff are highly trained to lead hands on experiments in nature to give further enrichment. The students will leave ACORNS with a better understanding of the Essential Standards and a fun and unique experience they won’t forget.

DAY PROGRAM

The Day Programs at Caraway are a great option if you are looking for a convenient field trip without
having to comprise the educational content in return. There are two Day Program options available. The
first is the Day Program that is 4 hours in length and starts at 9am ends at 1pm. This is a fun day where
the students will be divided into three groups and paired with a staff member who will lead them during
three classes of your choosing. Lunch is not provided.
The second option is the Extended Day Program, a fun and educational filled day that begins at 9am and
ends at 9pm. The extra time allows for 1-2 additional classes to be taught, and in addition, an experiential
class where students get to select from one of three classes. Wrapping up the day would bring you and
your students to watch the sunset on the mountain around a campfire and eating S’mores as we debrief the
day. Both lunch and dinner are provided for the Extended Day Program. Departure time for the Extended
day can be adjusted to fit the needs of the school.
Alongside with our educational-based classes, we also have several recreation options you can choose as
one of your three classes to give your students an exciting twist to their day. Each class a part of
ACORNS is designed to be either and introduction or review of the subject and unit you are teaching in
the classroom. Our class content can range from forces in motion and bodily structures to predator-prey
relationships. For the duration of your trip, your students can cover a broad range of Essential Standards
in a fun and exciting setting.

OVERNIGHT PROGRAM

The Day Programs at Caraway are a great option if you are looking for a convenient field trip without
having to comprise the educational content in return. There are two Day Program options available. The
first is the Day Program that is 4 hours in length and starts at 9am ends at 1pm. This is a fun day where
the students will be divided into three groups and paired with a staff member who will lead them during
three classes of your choosing. Lunch is not provided.
The second option is the Extended Day Program, a fun and educational filled day that begins at 9am and
ends at 9pm. The extra time allows for 1-2 additional classes to be taught, and in addition, an experiential
class where students get to select from one of three classes. Wrapping up the day would bring you and
your students to watch the sunset on the mountain around a campfire and eating S’mores as we debrief the
day. Both lunch and dinner are provided for the Extended Day Program. Departure time for the Extended
day can be adjusted to fit the needs of the school.
Alongside with our educational-based classes, we also have several recreation options you can choose as
one of your three classes to give your students an exciting twist to their day. Each class a part of
ACORNS is designed to be either and introduction or review of the subject and unit you are teaching in
the classroom. Our class content can range from forces in motion and bodily structures to predator-prey
relationships. For the duration of your trip, your students can cover a broad range of Essential Standards
in a fun and exciting setting.