For groups of 10 or more people (includes adult escorts)
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Bring your homeschool friends, family or group for an Epic Adventure and savings with our home school discount days!
Home school discount day programs are offered to groups of 10 students or more. Adventure Discounts are only available on weekdays during the available dates when we are open.
The Best in Home School Adventures
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is an aerial challenge course in the trees with 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling elements in a wooded park with 7 aerial trails. Enjoy two hours of adventure for ages 4 and over (trail restrictions/escorts ages 4-12). Trip time is 2 hours. This team bonding activity is “challenge by choice.” Meaning, if you are old enough, choose the level of aerial trail that is right for you!
KidZip is one of America’s first zipline adventures designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements in a park area. It is a self-guided tour except for an adult escort. The ziplines range from 50 feet to 250 feet long. They range in height from 25 feet high to ground level. Enjoy 2 hours of adventure. Ages 4-6 require a 1:1 adult escort.
Kolo Bike Park is a mountain bike sampler-pack designed for off-road riders of all levels. Kolo has 4 miles of single-track mountain bike trails that range from beginner-friendly to expert-only black diamond trails, 2 pump tracks, a multi-course jump line, skills area, jumps, berms, step-downs and Littleville bike playground for our youngest shredders. Rentals are available.
Experiential Learning Programs: STEM/Wilderness Skills
Our adventure activities pair perfectly with our outdoor environmental education programs! We have designed outdoor hands-on programs with North Carolina and South Carolina state standards and outdoor survival skills in mind, but they can be tailored to cover your school’s goals and standards. Our program staff has decades of education and experience in experiential education with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the field. So we are excited to create an immersive learning experience for your students that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and fun!
Program options include:
Zipline-palooza! Do you think you can guess whether a heavier or lighter object will move faster on a zipline? Can you guess the angle of the zipline for an object to have a safe landing? Experiment with gravity, weight, friction, and how these and other forces affect the motion of zipliners by building a small-scale model. Working in small groups, students will create their own design and then compete with other groups to see who can create the fastest zipline while keeping safety in mind. Longer programs include a study on simple machines and how they are used in our Treetops Adventure Park. Add this to our Treetops Park or Ziplines so that students can experiment with and experience physics in action! NC & SC standards: NC 5.P.1, 7.P.1, 7.P.2, Psc.1.1, Phy.1.1, Phy.1.2; SC 4.S.1, 5.P.5, 6.P.3, 8.P.2, 8.P.3, H.P.2, H.P.3
Fire Building Skills Have you lost your electricity at home and needed to light a candle or a fire? Have you been camping in the woods and lost your matches? The simple skill of starting a fire and following safety procedures to keep it lit and safe can be an important life skill. Learn how to build & start a fire using primitive materials with fire safety procedures, then practice in small groups to build a small fire. Longer programs include learning about “Leave No Trace” principles, where students will learn and practice essential outdoor ethics.
Outdoor Survival Skills What if a fun day hiking leads to getting lost in the wilderness? What if your car breaks down on a family road trip in the woods? What life skills are essential to have in a survival situation? Students will work in groups to sort through items they would prioritize for a camping trip, then practice building shelters using minimal materials. Longer programs include foraging for materials and wild edibles, and learning how to create knot-tying tarp shelters.
Forest Ecology Take an inside look at plants, and how they interact with other living and nonliving things in their environment. This ecology-based class offers hands-on learning for students to get to know trees up close and personal through tree identification, decomposition exploration, and hiking on our 100 acres of property.
Wildlife Ecology Animals are everywhere! This program will take a moment to look around our area for evidence of animals and their habitats, and think about how they interact with their environment. Students will also discover how animal adaptations affect their chances of survival using experiential, hands-on activities. NC & SC state standards: NC 4.L.1.2, 5.L.2.2, 8.L.3.1, 8.L.3.2 SC 2-2.2, 5-2.5, 5.L.4B, 6.L.4B, 7.EC.5B
Town Hall Meeting Students will roleplay different interest groups in a debate about the ecological, social, and economic advantages and disadvantages of building a theme park attraction in their fictional community. This activity teaches students the importance of and how to have a civil and ethical debate with their peers, and will leave them empowered to enact change in their local community!
Group Cooperative Games are custom-created fun and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members. We offer a program full of team challenges that focus on working together. While completing their goal, they are engaged in high-excitement activities that require them to think outside of the box. Packed with fun, your group will be challenged while laughing, joking, and having a ball!
Reservations are REQUIRED, please call group sales at 828.450.3400 or email@example.com
Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others,
enrich problem-solving skills, and offer fun outdoor activities with a challenge.
Our friends at Chimney Rock State Park also offer fun Homeschool programs throughout the year for groups. Check out their catalog of interactive educational programs from Animals of Appalachia to Bugs to Raptors to Tracks and Traces. They also offer guided naturalist hikes for all ages.
OPEN: 7 DAYS/WEEK | Office 9AM-6PM | Kolo 10AM-6PM
Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+
The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.
Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park
+1 (877) 247-5539
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