This society game helps students to breakdown stereotypes and prejudgments. Students take on the roles of two different cultures and try to understand each other’s customs and lifestyles. Bafa Bafa helps participants gain an appreciation for people different from themselves and builds tolerance and open mindedness. Truly unique! (Best for grades 6-8)
Want a night of brain teasers? This evening program is a series of activities that challenge students to communicate, think under pressure and work together as a team to accomplish various goals. Tasks may include building a tower of clothespins, designing an aluminum foil boat that can hold the most rocks or one of many other activities. Challenge Night is a great addition to your visit if your group is not already taking Challenge Course 1, 2, or 3.
Get ready for a fast paced program that runs much like a zany TV show. Teams earn points for having the person with the most hilarious laugh, best group rendition of a nursery rhyme music video, best impersonation, answering trivia questions etc. Dutch Auction is designed to heighten cooperation and the imagination. For an added bonus, have students bring old costumes or unique clothing to add a hint of craziness!
A fun filled program of wild and crazy games and activities sure to keep students entertained all night. Non-competitive and fun.
The Night has always conjured visions of darkness and mystery. Darkness provides many challenges for people and animals but all have adapted over time. Learn about all things nocturnal by taking a hike through the woods and learning about the senses, bioluminescence, stars, night vision and more! Let us dispel your myths, help overcome fears and help you better understand and appreciate the forest at night. Great for all ages!
Come celebrate the pioneer lifestyle by making early American crafts and doing homestead projects. Students will rotate to different stations where they will dip candles, make butter, play pioneer games, use pioneer tools and make rope.
**Recommended for groups under 50 students, please call with concerns**
Owls are amazing creatures that have adapted over time to their environments. Whether it’s because of their silent flight, super-sensory hearing or extremely keen eyesight, they are one of the most agile predators in the forest. Learn what it means to be an owl by dissecting owl pellets, discussing owl adaptations and getting a lesson on how to communicate with owls. Students and chaperones will then try out their new “owl” skills by prowling a short distance through the woods. (Grades 4th and up.) **Recommended for groups under 50 students, please call with concerns** (extra $3 fee per participant)
Let your senses be your guide on a journey through our sensory awareness course. You will experience taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing in a whole new way! Groups will learn how to communicate and trust in others while being guided through a maze blindfolded. (Great for all ages!)
SONGS, SPARKS AND STORIES
What better way to have the ultimate “camp” experience than to sing songs, participate in skits and listen to stories around a campfire! You never know what sort of fun will be conjured up at this action packed activity. (All ages)
River Ridge Environmental Education Program
591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
Phone: (865) 376-2236
Fax: (865) 376-1719