Outdoor Education Programs
Small Groups | Families | Home Schooling
Take a vacation from virtual education
Immersive, hands-on learning, designed for small groups
Bring your enthusiasm for learning and your need to get away from it all, and we’ll do the rest – even the cooking. Learn from professional outdoor educators while you play on our 76-acre mountaintop classroom.
Is this a field trip, or a vacation? (Answer: Both!)
Choose One of the Following Programs
Science: Earth Explorers Program
Discover how the elements, plants, and animals work together to shape our world. Students explore earth science in real time and discover a diverse range of natural environments in our immersive outdoor classroom.
History: Explore Appalachia
Explore the history of the Blue Ridge mountains through the story of the native people and immigrant settlers – the challenges they faced and the events that shaped their lives.
Hands-on/ Immersive Outdoor Education - Fall 2020
Base room rate: $398 includes a room at Earthshine Lodge for 2 nights, meals for up to 2 adults (6 meals per person), linens, towels, and cleaning fee.
Depending on your desired dates, choose from one of two educational tracks – Explore Appalachia or Earth Explorers Program (drop down box on booking page).
Outdoor education rates: Students participating in Explore Appalachia or Earth Explorer programs are $199 each, which includes all educational programming and meals. See FAQs for ages and program information.
**Programs need at least 8 students enrolled in order to run as scheduled so invite your friends and fellow virtual schoolers!**
If your homeschooling group, virtual education pod, or friends and neighbors would like to reserve an exclusive program, please call 828-862-4207.