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600 acre mountain classroom

A Field Trip that provides hands-on, experiential learning in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Many classes support existing state educational standards, and are offered from either a faith-based perspective or a classic public-school approach.

Includes: 4 one-hour periods:

  1. Train Ride: Narrated excursion on historic ET&WNC Railway
  2. Group Game (DRG staffed) - learn to work together while having fun.
  3. Teacher-led Activity: Octaball, 9 Square in the Air, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Disc Golf.
  4. Adventure activities OR Outdoor Education class (One activity or class based on number of participants and age)
Activities led by DRG Staff (based on group size):
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Outdoor Education Classes: click for details
  • Talk with Animals
  • Horse Studies
  • Decomposition
  • River Critters
  • Tree Detectives
  • Nature Hike
  • Incredible Invertebrates
  • Fire-Building
  • Outdoor Shelters
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"Our Students stated that the trip to Doe River Gorge was the best field trip they had ever attended. For weeks, the field trip at Doe River Gorge was all they talked about. At the end of the school year, we have a time when our students share what was most memorable about their school year and many of our students said going to Doe River Gorge was the best thing they did this year. I plan on bringing my students to Doe River Gorge as an annual event in the future. Thank you Doe River Gorge!"
- Sarah, 3rd grade teacher
  • March-May; Aug-Oct
  • Most weekdays between 9am – 1pm (please arrive by 8:30 a.m.)
  • Groups rotate through four periods at 1-hour intervals
  • 4-hour Field trip with or without lunch (lunch served during activities 11am-1pm)
  • Custom & overnight field trip programs available
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Call 423.725.4010 or e-mail for information and reservations