“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world” — Nelson Mandela
On any given morning at The River Maze, you’ll see the sights and hear the sounds of children laughing, learning and playing all at the same time. Offering educational field trips to children of all ages and abilities has been a priority for us at The River Maze. We believe that it is highly important for children to learn about the land around them and what better way to learn than when having fun? We are able to teach kids on a variety of different subjects and lessons in a very unique way. They will not only hear the material, they will participate in it! We invite you to bring your students to come get lost in our classroom in the great outdoors!
When are fall field trips?
Tours are held Monday through Friday from September 23 – Nov 1, 2019, by reservation and usually last 2.5 to 3 hours, but we can adjust according to your schedule. Most classes stay with us for a lunch they bring and eat under our pavilion or at picnic spots down by the river. Our tour times this year are: 9:15, 9:45, or 10:15. Call for other times if needed.
What do fall field trips involve?
Your children will get the opportunity to enjoy our entire farm (weather permitting) when they come on a field trip with us! They will have time in an educational session designed for them. This fall’s lessons will be “All About Pumpkins”, “All About Corn” or All About Soybeans”. You could choose the crop or tell us your own ideas and we will adapt. We are also the only farm within 50 miles that features “Spookley, the Square Pumpkin”. Spookley teaches lessons on tolerance and kindness and is the national symbol for the campaign against bullying in schools. The lessons will be based on national standards. The students will play some of our fun farm games, and explore our new obstacle course, “Farm Chores Frenzy and More”!
How much are field trips?
This year our fall field trip pricing is as follows: $8 to enjoy some fun on the farm activities, hunt and take home the perfect pumpkins, an educational session featuring crops that are grown at Birchland Ocoee Farms or a history or geography lesson on Tennessee, and a hayride to the Fairy Tale Trail and the Soybean Maze featuring “Ott”, the hardworking tractor. Teachers are free. 1 chaperone is admitted free for each 15 students. Additional parents, siblings and guest can be added to the group payment at the same rate. However, if additional tickets are purchased upon arrival by individuals, they must pay $8.75. Reserve your spot today!
A school group can upgrade to include the corn maze for $10. The price for parents and other guests who pay on location will be $10.95.
What do I need to do before I come?
- Be sure you know how long it takes to get to the farm. We don’t want you to miss your first activity.
- Please make us aware of any special needs your students may have when scheduling the field trip.
- Please make us aware of any allergies your students may have.
- All tours must be paid in full upon arrival. Please plan ahead for purchase orders. Money from parents, guests, or other children should be collected before coming.
- Personal, school, and PTO checks are acceptable. Please make checks payable to “The River Maze”.
We like for adventures to be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.
Rain Dates: Please call. The land drains well, so rain the night before does not necessarily mean we cancel tours.
Cancellation: Please call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled adventure if you need to cancel or reschedule.
Physical Address: The River Maze, 1371 Hwy 64, Ocoee, TN 37361
Mailing Address: The River Maze, PO Box 113, Ocoee, TN 37361
Phone: 423-650-0710 (Business) | 423-650-7222 (Joe) | 423-650-7224 (Dianne)