“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 corn!
When are field trips?
Tours are held Monday through Friday from September 25 – November 2, 2018, 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 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, get to go through the soy bean maze or corn maze, play some of our fun farm games, and get to explore our pumpkin patch! Click here to learn all about our Educational Sessions. Click here for more Teacher Resources.
To navigate our corn maze, you can create your own passports for the standards you are currently studying if you would like!Click here to Create Your Own Questions
How much are field trips?
This year our field trip pricing is as follows: $8 to enjoy some fun on the farm activities, pick and take home a small or medium pumpkin, an educational session, and the soybean maze; or $10 and you upgrade to the CORNMAZE. 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 or $11 to upgrade to include the CORNMAZE. Reserve your spot today!
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 tours to be scheduled at least 1 week in advance. September is better weather than October!
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 tour 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)