Come discover nature with your group. Enjoy unplugged and engaged learning with our horses, wildlife, forests, ponds, and more.

Basic Horse Care: $6

This class is designed to teach children basic fundamentals of horsemanship, the basic design of horses, and our role in taking care of them. includes a short ride around the ring. 2 hours. $6 per student. minimum of 25 students. Great for K through 2nd grade.


Trail Rides: $15

Enjoy a leasurly stroll through our 130 acres on one of our friendly horses. 45 minutes. $15 per student. minimum of 10 riders. Minimum of 4th grade and up.

Outdoor Basics: $10

Gear up for camping! Let us take your group and get lost in the woods as we learn basic compass skills to get around, finding our way to points A,B and C. Along the way we will learn about basic outdoor skills like a safe camp site and camping gear, safe drinking water, and safe fire starting. *About 2.5-3 hours. $10 per student. Great for 4th grade and up.


Fire Starting and Safety: $10

Hone your fire starting skills as we dive into several ways to start a fire with material from the forest and what you take with you. *2.5-3 hours. $10 per student. Great for 4th grade and up. 


Shelter Building: $10

Lets learn what is needed in a shelter in both a recreational and emergency point of view. We will learn how to build a shelter with resources found in the forest, and learn a few different shelter types. *2.5-3 hours. $10 per student. Great for 4th grade and up.

Forest Intro Hike: $5

Students will take a tour through our growing forest while using all five senses to observe, discover, and be introduced to the forest ecosystem. 1.5 hours. $5 per student. Great for 4rd grade and up.


Forest Floor Explore: $5

Forest Floor Explore is designed to help children develop their skills of observation to explore an area of the forest that is often ignored. We will learn about producers, consumers, and decomposers. You will be surprised what you find. 1.5 hours. $5 per student. Great for all grades.


Tree ID: $5

Students will learn about the different features used to identify the beautiful trees we have here in East Tennessee. We will work together to identify up to 20 local trees! 1.5 hours. $5 per student. Great for 4rd grade and up.

Walk Like an Animal: $5

We will discover what its like to find real animal tracks and how to figure out what critter left them behind. 1 hour. $5 per student. Great for grades K through 4th.


Reptiles and Amphibians: $5

Join us as we take a close look at lizards and skinks, a box turtle's box, and figure out the difference between a toad and a frog. 1 hour. $5 per student. Great for grades K through 4th.


Pond City: $5

We will take a "dive" into the aquatic life found in a busy pond using special tools to help us gently examine our pond friends. 1 hour. $5 per student. Great for grades K through 4th.


Fossil Frenzy: $5

Lets take a look back into the past as we get some hands-on time with over a dozen rare fossils and learn to make our own. 1.5 hours. $5 per student. Great for grades K through 4th.

Rockets: $15

In this class, students will build solid fuel rockets that soar into the air hundreds of feet. We will measure the angle and calculate the estimated altitude of each rocket. 1.5 hours. *This class is charged at $15 per rocket, students can pair up to build a rocket together. Great for grades 6th and up.

-Rental of dining/meeting hall is $100 for 8 hours for day groups not lodging with us overnight.

-Sound System is $20 per day (within reasonable use).

-Over-head projector is $20 per day (within reasonable use).


Free Activities:

Dining/Meeting hall usage, Hiking Trails, Covered and Lighted Basketball Court, Grass Valleyball Court, Tether Ball, Frisbee Golf, Ga-Ga Ball Pit, Large Game Fields, Soccer Field, Campfires, lots more: LVR offers these fun activities at no extra cost to our overnight groups.

*There is a minimum charge of $200 per day trip. Some of the individual activities or classes have their own minimums.

-Besides the free activities listed above for overnight guests, activities will not be available until 1pm on Sundays.

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