Classes Offered

Allen Trail Interpretive Hike (2 Hours)

Walk down Camp Carter’s 37 acre nature preserve, all the while learning the basics of forest ecology and tree identification.

Tucker Trail Interpretive Hike (2 Hours)

Take a hike to one of the highest natural points in Fort Wort! On the way, learn about how the river and elevation impact wildlife, see where a bunker from the Cold War once stood, and hear the legend of the Tucker Truck!

Aquatic Habitats (1 Hour)

Students will explore what determines the quality of a body of water, and how that impacts the wildlife within it through use of the biotic index.

Archery (1 Hour)

Learn the basic skills needed in archery and the history behind the sport. Each student has the opportunity to shoot on our range.

Canoeing (1 Hour) (Additional Charge)

Students learn the parts of the canoe and proper canoe strokes, then canoe on our private lake.

Challenge Course Highs (1-3 Hours) (Additional Charge)

Conquer your fears and cheer on your peers as your group tackles our alpine tower, rock walls, zip line and/or giant swing! Safety is the top priority for these activities, as all participants are put into harnesses and helmets by trained staff to help them climb to new heights.

Geology (1 Hour)

Students learn about the basics of geology, the geological history of this area and then search and identify naturally occurring fossils on our Fossil Hill.

 Orienteering (1 Hour)

Learn the basic parts of a compass, how to use a compass, and utilize this this knowledge to navigate our orienteering course.

Owl Studies (1 Hour) (Additional Charge)

Students learn about owl adaptations and dissect their own heat-sterilized owl pellets to discover what owls eat in nature. Students then use this information to construct their own food chain. Students get to take skulls and bones from pellets home as souvenirs. This class must be requested at least 30 days in advance.

 

Dutch Oven Cooking (1-2 Hours, depending on recipe) (Additional Charge)

Participants will learn the history and importance of Dutch Ovens while also learning how to use it to cook a delicious dish of your choice!

Teambuilding (1 hour)

Build camaraderie in your group through a variety of games and debriefs!

Low Ropes Initiatives (1 hour)

Tackle the challenges our Low Ropes Initiatives present your team. A great supplement to the teambuilding course!

Love Hug and Groom (1 Hour) (additional charge)

Students will be divided up into small groups where they will learn how to be safe while working around a horse, parts of the horse, how to lead a horse, what grooming tools are, how to groom a horse as well as some fun and interesting horse facts.  Each group will then groom their own horse.  This is a great “hands on” experience for those that may be nervous around horses and for those wanting to learn more about horses.

Paint a Horse (1 Hour) (additional charge)

Students will learn about the Trail of Painted Ponies, as well as the meaning of some of the signs Native Americans would paint on their horses, and will then be divided up into small groups where they will work together to decide upon a theme for their horse.  As a group, students will then paint one of our horses with their theme. This activity can only be done in warm weather: around 75 degrees or above.

Trail of Painted Ponies (2 Hours) (additional charge)

Students learn about the use of horses within the Native American Culture, as well as the role they played in the history of the United States.  Students apply what they learn by being divided into small groups in which they tell a story by painting Native American symbols on one of our horses. This activity can only be done in warm weather: around 75 degrees or above.

Predator and Prey (1 Hour)

High-energy class that teaches students about the energy pyramid, the function of each member of said pyramid, and the importance of maintaining the status quo through a large group game.

Wilderness Survival (1 Hour)

After some survival instruction, participants will either get the opportunity to start a fire in a variety of different ways or to work together to build shelters from the elements.

Nature Writing (1 Hour)

Learn about great nature writers and their impact on the present before going on a “solo” hike to find inspiration for your next masterpiece!

GreEngineering (1 Hour)

Students will learn about the process and importance of recycling, then use recycled items to build structures according to prompts given by an Outdoor Education Instructor.

Sustainable Energy (1 Hour)

The concepts of sustainable and renewable energy will be introduced, explained, and then reinforced using activities.

Maps (1 Hour)

Your phone’s GPS cannot tell you everything! Students will learn how to read different kinds of maps and practice that newfound skill to find different items around camp.

 Garden (1 Hour)

Tour our new garden, and perhaps lend a helping hand (depending on need and time of year)! Participants will be given the opportunity to dissect a seed and see how it all begins!

Animal Adaptations (1 Hour)

Observe many of the adaptations of the animals in our very own Nature Center. After learning many examples of adaptations and why they might be useful, build your own animal and give it the best chance for survival in an auction-style game!

 

EVENING PROGRAMS

Night Hike

Explore your senses at night! Students will get to experience nature after dark, while also discovering their own night vision (no goggles needed) and learning how animals use their senses in the wild.

Campfire

Entertainment at its finest! Sing and laugh as our Outdoor Education Instructors put on an interactive show for you! S’mores are available afterwards for an extra fee.

Minute to Win It

Your group will have a blast be split into several small teams to compete in a variety of small, silly games.