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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.

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Our Overnight Program is our most popular choice among schools! By simply staying just 1 night for our ACORNS program, we can facilitate 6-8 classes that cover the NC Standards of Learning for Science! If your school stays a second night, that number jumps from 9-12 classes.

"The overnight program allows our students to experience so much of what camp has to offer, these are experiences that cannot be found in the classroom or at home. This is something my students always look forward to and continue to talk about for years to come."

Jodi Burkholder
Archdale Elementary

All meals are provided for our overnight program, and if your school decides to do an optional trip to the NC Zoo, Caraway will send bag lunches with your students to enjoy as well. Along with the immersive experience of the outdoor classroom, overnight students will have the option of adding in exciting recreation to their day such as Zipline, Kayaking, Hatchet Throwing, Bazooka Ball, Archery, and so much more!


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.


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. 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.