School Field Trips Aren’t What They Used to Be
When I was a kid, you went to school, learned your multiplication tables and went home. No bells, no whistles, no dramatic overture. Simple education.
One time, though, one of my classes loaded on buses and took a trip to Camden Park. It was like paradise. We really thought we had arrived. And we got the day off from school. That was the day that I realized that I don’t like rides that go round and round.
These days, schools take epic trips that they raise funds for all year. My niece, Olivia, has gone to Dollywood. My niece, Hannah, graduates this week, and her class has planned a trip to Disney.
For some schools, like the Montessori school from Virginia that visited this summer, ACE is the perfect adventure. Like the many school groups we welcome throughout the year, this group came with their own itinerary and expectations.
Do Your Homework — It Pays Off
Allie, age 13, was one of the student managers in charge of the trip from beginning to end. The managers work with a faculty mentor and then spend the year prepping for the trip.
Allie did her homework. She had many trip options for the class narrowed it down to beaching it in St. Croix, scuba diving in Florida and a tribal drumming camp. They chose ACE.
“There was more for everyone to do here at ACE,” she said. “We researched the trips based on the activities everyone wanted to do and the affordability. ACE was perfect.”
Rafting, Zip Lines, Mud and Ropes — Something for Everyone
These kids stayed active the whole time they were here. They went white water rafting on the Upper New River, participated in our full day Team Building Course, got dirty on our mud obstacle course, and flew through the trees on our Zip Line Tour. Aside from a spell of chilly weather, their trip went off without a hitch – probably thanks to Allie’s great planning.
Do you have a school group that has a trip coming up? Leave the amusement parks to someone else. ACE has programs for everyone.
Just ask Allie.