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Field Trips

A full day of engaging hands-on activities at beautiful Camp Agapé for your students based on the NC Standard Course of Study.

A field trip to ACE is a great educational opportunity you do not want to miss out on!

Get in contact with us to make a reservation—call or email early to get your preferred dates!

"It fit so well with our science curriculum."

-3rd grade teacher

"In 40 years of going on field trips, this is the best!"

-Parent chaperone

“This is reinforcing our curriculum perfectly – vocabulary, concepts – [this field trip] is really meeting our objectives.”

-5th grade teacher, Creekside Elementary, Durham

“I had no idea we would touch on so many of the objectives we were supposed to cover.”

-5th grade teacher, Four Oaks Elementary

“The program is well organized, instructions were thorough, facilities were clean, activities were ready, and presenters were flexible.”

-3rd Grade Teacher

"[ACE Ed is] the best science-related field trip.”  

-8th grade Centennial teacher

"This field trip is the greatest!"

-8th grader

  • Plan your day according to your classroom needs by choosing from the myriad of topics listed in the curriculum. You choose the topics, we’ll build your schedule. We make it easy for YOU!
  • How long? We work around your bus schedule. The rate per student is for programs of up to five hours duration. Longer programming is available at an additional fee.
  • Have your students divided into their activity groups and provide them with nametags prior to arrival at Agapé, and then we’ll do the rest!
  • We require a minimum of one adult from your school to accompany each activity group (maximum of three is recommended). Activity groups are 12-17 students. Your adult chaperones and teachers help by keeping the children focused while we teach the lessons.
  • We can handle 90-100 students per day.
  • When you arrive, you’ll be greeted at the bus loop in front of the spacious open-air picnic shelter area of the Woodlands Center. After a brief introduction, we’ll get busy with our day!
  • Enjoy your picnic lunch or arrange for our food service to provide your meal.
  • What about rain? We try to stay outdoors as much as possible, even in the rain, as long as it is safe and the children are prepared. After all, rain is part of nature and we can learn some interesting things in the rain, too!
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