School Groups

FORMS & PLANNING INFO

The curriculum for the program addresses Tennessee’s Department of Education science curriculum objectives. Each class is taught by individuals who have knowledge and training in the area he/she is teaching. The interactive curriculum utilizes scientific investigations, scavenger hunts, relay and tag games, and group challenges to teach the units of study. Year after year, teachers comment on how well the activities complement and reinforce the science topics they teach in the classroom. 

Scheduling Options: Programs offered Monday through Friday during the school year. please call the Ridley 4-H Center for availability and fees*

  • One, two and three-day programs are available
  • Sheltered classrooms
  • Challenge course, interpretive trail, amphitheater
  • Recreation and playground areas
  • Modern dining and recreation hall
  • Delicious meals prepared daily
  • Classes and meals are included in the fees
  • Comfortable housing with heat and air
  • First-aid station with Maury Regional Hospital nearby

*One teacher/parent per 10 campers participate free of charge. All reservations are on first-come, first-serve basis. A non-refundable deposit is required; early reservations are advised. Groups of less than 120 may be required to share the facilities with another group.

Perfectly related to our class studies…

Thank you again for a wonderful field trip on Friday. Our kids had a great time, and the breakout stations were so engaging and perfectly related to what we have been learning during our first quarter in science this year! I appreciate your flexibility and helping us fit in as much as possible during the time that we did have at the center. Have a great week!
Katie Cato
Fourth Grade Teacher
Sunset Elementary School

This schedule is based on 120 participating students. Groups may be assigned according to preset classroom assignments or if you choose to mix/combine classrooms- We prefer no more than 20 students in a group. Special circumstances for dividing into group sizes will be considered. Each group will need a school employee and a second adult (employee/parent) to rotate with the students. Subjects will be assigned according to the choices of the lead teacher, All activities are Standards based/Grade appropriate. Time frames may be adjusted according to arrival/departure requirements.

Divide students into 6 even classrooms/groups before arrival. Please provide name tags. Please provide a schedule for each group leader before arrival.


Arrive: @ 9:15 Meet in the Rec Hall for Introductions and Schedule Review

SESSION I 9:30-10:15
GROUP#/ SUBJECT
1 TEAM BUILDING
2 TEAM BUILDING
3 WILDLIFE
4 WILDLIFE
5 FORESTRY
6 FORESTRY

SESSION II 10:25-11:10
GROUP#/ SUBJECT
3 TEAM BUILDING
4 TEAM BUILDING
5 WILDLIFE
6 WILDLIFE
1 FORESTRY
2 FORESTRY

11:15—12:00 LUNCH (location of IN/OUT will be based on weather conditions)

SESSION III 12:15-1:00
GROUP#/ SUBJECT
5 TEAM BUILDING
6 TEAM BUILDING
1 WILDLIFE
2 WILDLIFE
3 FORESTRY
4 FORESTRY

1:15 DEPARTURE

Have A Safe Trip.


This schedule is based on 80 participating students. Groups may be assigned according to preset classroom assignments or if you choose to mix/combine classrooms- We prefer no more than 20 students in a group. Special circumstances for dividing into group sizes will be considered. Each group will need a school employee and a second adult (employee/parent) to rotate with the students. Subjects will be assigned according to the choices of the lead teacher, All activities are Standards based/Grade appropriate. Time frames may be adjusted according to arrival/departure requirements.

Divide students into 4 even groups before arrival. Please bring a sack lunch and
we will provide supper. Please provide name tags and a schedule for each group leader before arrival. Bring money for canteen/snack (optional). T-shirts/hats $10 each may also be purchased during your visit.


Arrive: @ 10:00 Meet in the Rec Hall for Introductions and Schedule Review

SESSION I 10:15-11:00
GROUP#/SUBJECT
1 FORESTRY
2 TEAM BUILDING
3 WILDLIFE
4 SOILS

11:15-11:50 LUNCH – (location of IN/OUT will be based on weather conditions)

SESSION II 12:00-12:45
GROUP#/SUBJECT
2 FORESTRY
3 TEAM BUILDING
4 WILDLIFE
1 SOILS

SESSION III 1:00-1:45
GROUP#/SUBJECT
3 FORESTRY
4 TEAM BUILDING
1 WILDLIFE
2 SOILS

SESSION IV 3:00-3:45
GROUP#/SUBJECT
4 FORESTRY
1 TEAM BUILDING
2 WILDLIFE
3 SOILS

3:45-4:15 Recreation time- (Adults Supervise)
4:15 Wildlife- Crazy Critter Program (Adults Supervise)

5:15 SUPPER (Adults Serve) Meal Service: volunteers needed to wipe off tables,
sweep, and straighten chairs. (only in the areas used)

6:00 DEPARTURE—Have A Safe Trip!

This schedule is based on 60 participating students. Groups may be assigned according to preset classroom assignments or if you choose to mix/combine classrooms- We prefer no more than 20 students in a group. Special circumstances for dividing into group sizes will be considered. Each group will need a school employee and a second adult (employee/parent) to rotate with the students. Subjects will be assigned according to the choices of the lead teacher, All activities are Standards based/Grade appropriate. Time frames may be adjusted according to arrival/departure requirements.

Divide students into 3 even groups before arrival. Please bring a sack lunch and
we will provide supper. Please provide name tags and a schedule for each group leader before arrival. Bring money for canteen/snack (optional). T-shirts/hats $10 each may also be purchased during your visit.


Arrive @ 10:00 Meet in the Rec Hall for cabin assignments
10:45 Meet in Rec Hall for Introductions, Opening Activities and Schedule Review
11:30 LUNCH (Adults serve) Meal Service: Group 1 (Adults Supervise)

DAY 1

SESSION I 12:30-1:15
GROUP#/SUBJECT/
1 GLOBAL
2 FORESTRY
3 WILDLIFE



SESSION II
1:30-2:15
GROUP#/SUBJECT
2 GLOBAL
3 FORESTRY
1 WILDLIFE

2:25-3:00 BREAK/CANTEEN

SESSION III 3:10-3:55
GROUP#/SUBJECT
3 GLOBAL
1 FORESTRY 2 WILDLIFE

SESSION IV 4:05-4:50
GROUP#/SUBJECT
1 SOILS
2 TEAM BUILDING
3 ENTOMOLOGY

4:50-5:05 FREE TIME
5:15 SUPPER Meal Service Group 2
6:10 Flag Lowering 6:30-7:30 Group Activity (Staff Led)
7:30 FREE TIME/SCHOOL LED ACTIVITIES
9:30 RETURN TO CABINS

DAY 2

7:00 RISE AND SHINE
7:45 BREAKFAST
8:30 Flag Raising 8:40-9:20 Cabin & Grounds Clean-up

SESSION IV 9:30-10:15
GROUP#/SUBJECT
2 SOILS 3 TEAM BUILDING 1 ENTOMOLOGY

SESSION V 10:25-11:10
GROUP#/SUBJECT
3 SOILS
1 TEAM BUILDING 2 ENTOMOLOGY

11:20 LUNCH MEAL SERVICE: GROUP 3

12:00 Departure – Have a safe trip