Education for the Entire Family to Enjoy!

Homeschool Education Programs and Field Trips

Come see why our "outdoor classroom" makes learning fun in so many ways! We have a variety of programs that are available all year 'round for your homeschool association field trips - just call for pricing and to book a visit 828-625-4697 ext. 2.

Spring and Fall Homeschool Days for homeschooling families have programs and activities to get your students involved and in touch with nature. And don’t forget your admission is good for the day so make sure to stay and play!


Year-round Programs

The Need for Trees

We all know trees are important, but do we totally understand the roles they play in our everyday lives? Let our Park naturalist lead your class through an introduction to the life cycle of a tree, basic tree ID and impressive facts about our forest friends.

Bug Off!

Let’s face it, bugs are everywhere! Most folks refer to both spiders and insects as bugs, but there are many differences. Students will love learning the different characteristics of spiders and insects while they learn to recognize their importance in our world.

Skins, Skulls, Tracks & Traces

Bobcats, owls, rattlesnakes and bats are just some of the animals that roam, slither or soar their way through Chimney Rock and Western North Carolina. Seeing these critters may be rare, but we know they’re here by the traces they leave behind. This program challenges us to put our detective skills to the test!

What a Ranger Does

Being a Park Ranger is a dream for many kids. Join a NCSP Ranger and find out what it really means to do this job, and give your students the opportunity to get one step closer to achieving their NC State Park Jr. Ranger Certification! See more details below on the Jr. Ranger program.


Have Your Students Become Certified Jr. Rangers!
This year we are offering your students the opportunity to become certified Jr Rangers. The North Carolina State Park Jr Ranger program encourages kids to explore the outdoors safely and learn about the significance of preserving our natural places. By attending the morning programs, your students will be halfway to earning their patch. We’ll arrange afternoon service projects so everyone can fulfill their other requirements and host a graduation for all participating scouts in late afternoon. Please let us know when you call to register if you are interested in joining us for this program!


Year-round registration for Homeschool Associations: call 828-625-4697 ext. 2.







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