Our mission for each field trip to the farm is simple, cultivate curiosity. The secret to an excellent education is experience. Just like a farmer knows a bountiful harvest starts from a tiny seed, we know that kids' lives are transformed one experience at a time. So, when people ask us what we grow around the farm, we say... "We grow wonder, grow friendships, and grow minds."
What to expect from a field trip at Skitts Mountain Farms.
This hands-on encounter cultivates curiosity, ignites a passion for agriculture, and provides an unforgettable learning experience beyond the classroom.
Skitts Mountain Farms provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with nature and experience the beauty of rural life. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, our farm offers a peaceful and serene environment where students can breathe in fresh air, take in stunning views of the mountains, and bond with each other in an experience they're sure to love. This connection with nature helps students develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the world around them.
The safety and well-being of your students are our top priorities. Skitts Mountain Farms adheres to strict safety guidelines to ensure that your visit is not only educational but also enjoyable and worry-free. Our experienced staff members are well-trained and will provide supervision throughout the activities, ensuring that your students have a safe and memorable adventure. Your students will leave with smiles on their faces and stories to share.
Field trips are considered group rates, and our minimum group size is 20 students. If you have less than 20 students, please let us know so we can give you an updated quote.
Field trips are discounted ticket prices and cannot be combined with other discounts or free ticket offers. Season passes do not apply towards field trip tickets.
Tickets should be purchased with a check or cash. If the buyer must use a card, all fees associated will be added to the ticket price.
We understand that every school has different needs and goals, so we tailor our experiences to match your curriculum requirements. Whether you're focused on biology, environmental studies, Georgia History, or any other subject, we're here to align with your specific learning objectives.
One of the highlights of our field trips is the wagon ride; it's the educational piece we offer to every school that visits with us, where our tour guide will take you on a journey through the fascinating history of the Skitts Mountain area in North Georgia. It's educational and entertaining all in one! In addition, some teachers choose to discuss other topics related to the activities at Skitts with their students on the day of the trip, while others prefer to follow up afterward. The choice is yours!
The most natural fit is around Georgia's History and the different areas of science. However, we have had teachers incorporate everything from math to physical education as well. The possibilities are endless!
To make that part as easy as possible, we created a list of the Georgia Standards of Excellence Standards requirements, specifically around science, that can be derived from a trip to Skitts.
Science Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)
This list has links to the standards that can be met at Skitts for each grade level.
Always stay with your assigned group and chaperone.
Do not wander off on your own. Follow the designated paths and trails when applicable.
Do not trample or damage the corn stalks.
Do not pick or throw corn cobs.
Stay on marked paths to preserve the integrity of the maze.
Students are not allowed in the corn maze without an adult.
Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, especially on warm days.
Dispose of any trash or litter in the designated bins. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for cleaning up any/all food-related items for their groups.
Teachers are admitted free of charge; however, additional charges may be applied if the ratio of teachers to students exceeds one adult per five students.
Payment is due on or before the day of the field trip. We accept cash and checks. The use of cards comes with additional fees.
Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability. However, we recommend booking further in advance for the best availability.
Field trip times are from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Even though Skitts Employees will be present and manning the activities, it is ultimately the responsibility of the teachers and parents to ensure the students are adhering to the rules and guidelines set by Skitts Mountain Farms.
Again, students are not allowed in the corn maze without an adult.
Teachers and parents are responsible for ensuring the students are coming from and back to the parking lot in an orderly manner.
Teachers and parents are responsible for handling lunch for their students.
If you have any other questions please let us know!