RATES AND INFORMATION
Programs and Educational Classes
All of our nature, animal, educational classes fit a variety of Tennessee Educational Standards. Please click on a class to see which benchmarks are met.
Students will learn about animal adaptations. They will also participate in activities to reinforce what they have learned.
Finding and indentifying animal tracks may sound easy, but it takes a lot of patience and knowledge. Learn the tricks on identifying different tracks and scat with a fun activity.
This program teaches students about aquatic ecosystems found in creeks and streams. Armed with nets and buckets, students will really “get into” this activity by discovering different plants and organisms that make up creek habitats.
Take a hike along a beautiful stretch of trail and learn how to identify plants and trees that are edible or inedible.
An in-depth discussion about animals and plants that are endangered, extirpated, extinct or protected will take place. Students will learn how and why some species survive or adapt better than others, and what can be done to prevent further destruction.
Students will discover and explore the joy of reading maps. Information will be presented on a variety of maps and their uses. The program will end with a fun and challenging outdoor map activity.
Students will learn about food chains and food webs, while playing some games to teach them about predation, energy, and inner specific relationships within an ecosystem.
This class teaches the basic use of a compass. Students will test their skills by following a fun orienteering course.
This two hour course will use the skills learned in Orienteering 1. Students will combine the use of a compass and a map on a fun challenging course.
After a short introduction to characteristics of predator and prey animals, students will learn important concepts in predator-prey relationships through the use of fun and active games.
Survival with Shelters
Students will learn basic outdoor survival strategies through the use of hands on activities. Small groups will then build their own shelters using debris and other materials found outdoors.
Survival with Fire Building
Students learn basic outdoor survival strategies through the use of hands on activities. After learning how to construct various types of survival fires, small groups will attempt to build their own.
Survival with Fire and Shelter Building- 2 hour
This course combines the skills learned in both the fire and shelter building classes. Students will construct a shelter along with building a fire in small groups. A greater emphasis will be placed on survival skills.
Students will learn to identify trees that are common in Tennessee. Participants will be able to see and feel specific trees as they go on a nature hike.
Challenge Programs/ Team Building
Participants are taught the fundamentals of climbing and then test their ability on our 45-foot climbing wall. Once students reach the top they will traverse a balance beam to reach the Zip Line. At the Zip Line Students will fly 200-feet down safely landing on the ground. All participants will wear seat harnesses and helmets. Students will also learn about teamwork and encouragement. Equipment is provided. Grade requirements- 5th grade and up. Minimum of 3 hours needed, extra cost applies.
Your group will experience a sequence of problem solving challenges designed to enhance communication, cooperation, mutual support and trust. With the use of props, group members solve increasingly difficult problems presented by our trained facilitators.
Under the guidance of our trained instructors, students will learn basic archery techniques. Safety will be emphasized. Students will use a recurve bow and target arrows as they attempt to hit a bull’s eye.
Canteen (store)/ Games
This one hour activity will give students a chance to buy some NaCoMe souvenirs or grab a snack at Canteen. Any time remaining will be spent playing some fun games.
A Fun-yak is basically a plastic kayak that you sit on top of. Students will learn about Fun-Yak safety and specific techniques. All students will be required to wear a life jacket.
Sit back and relax under the stars while enjoying the warmth of the fire. Our staff will get the fire started, lead in some songs, and close out the campfire with s’mores.
This two part program begins with an actual skit class where students will learn acting techniques and skits. The second part is an evening activity, where the skits will be performed.
Put on your dancing shoes! Our instructor will teach your group some classic dance moves mixed in with modern music to give it an all new spin.
This hike focuses on the sights and sounds of the evening. Activities may include Lifesaver sparking, star observation, sensory games and much more.
Capture the Flag
A fun activity where the students are split into two teams. The goal is to capture the other team’s flag without getting tagged.
Students will exercise their creativeness and imagination by using common objects to create items and gain points for their team in this fast paced activity.
Teams will have to think of songs from a given topic and perform them to get points in this exciting activity. Points are given for creativeness, group effort and fun factor.