Active Journey of Discovery
Welcome to High Gravity Adventures – where the thrill of adventure meets immersive learning experiences perfect for school and homeschool students from elementary through high school! Field trips to HGA bridge the gap between classroom education and hands-on application. Boundless opportunities exist to align your curriculum goals, foster critical thinking, and nurture a love for STEM. Secure your field trip now and prepare to embark on an unforgettable and immersive experience.
Reasons to choose HGA for Your Field Trip
- So Much STEM: Our unique facilities and activities offer a ton of opportunities to explore STEM-related subjects consistent with North Carolina standards.
- Safety First: High Gravity Adventures is recognized as an Accredited Operator by the Association for Challenge Course Technology, and our staff undergo regular training.
- Fun Meets Learning: Active and engaging activity is the name of our game. We put the learner in the driver's seat. Zip, climb, swing, and spark the curiosity and enthusiasm of your students.
Sample Lesson Plans
High Gravity Adventures supports field trip groups with all the necessary equipment, expert supervision, and a whole lot of fun! While we provide the adrenaline-pumping activities, it's up to the teachers to integrate their curriculum with the adventure. Dive into our sample lesson plans to see how you can align the experience with North Carolina's STEM standards. This isn't just any field trip; it's a chance to immerse elementary, high school, and homeschool students in a day of wonder, discovery, and learning.
Ropes Course Design
Embark on an adventure of engineering and problem-solving. This immersive experience offers students a unique opportunity to explore engineering principles in a real-world setting. Through traversing our state-of-the-art ropes course and engaging in hands-on design activities, students will gain valuable insights into material science, safety considerations, and the intricate planning behind recreational structures. It's a perfect blend of education and adventure that will leave students excited about the possibilities in engineering.
Giant Swing Engineering
Discover the thrill of engineering in action with our "Giant Swing Engineering" lesson plan. Students will delve into the fundamental engineering concepts that make our giant swing not just an adrenaline-pumping activity, but also a marvel of modern design. Through hands-on exploration and interactive discussions, learners will understand the principles of force, motion, and structural integrity that go into building and operating this exhilarating attraction. This lesson offers an unforgettable blend of educational rigor and heart-pounding excitement.
Zip Line Ecosystem
Soar through the treetops while learning about local ecosystems with our "Zip Line Ecosystem" lesson plan. As students zip through various ecological zones, they'll have a bird's-eye view of flora and fauna, offering a unique perspective on biodiversity and environmental science. This immersive experience combines the thrill of zip-lining with educational discussions and observations about the interconnectedness of natural habitats. It's an exhilarating way to blend adventure and science, leaving students both educated and inspired.
Giant Swing Physics
Unveil the fascinating world of physics in the most exhilarating way with our "Giant Swing Physics" lesson plan. This unique experience allows students to explore the forces of gravity, momentum, and tension, all while experiencing the rush of our park's giant swing. Through real-world application and hands-on activities, students will gain a deeper understanding of the physical laws that govern motion and energy. It's an unforgettable lesson that combines scientific learning with an adrenaline-filled adventure.
What to Check before Your Trek
To ensure you're equipped, informed, and ready to make the most of this unforgettable experience, we've compiled essential tips and insights. Make sure to review our full list of Participant, Weather, and Cancellation policies.
- The maximum individual weight for all activities is 265 lbs.
- The High Altitude Zip Line Tour has a minimum weight requirement of 75 lbs.
- All guests are discreetly weighed at check-in.
- Ages 7-10 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
- Reach height of less than 6'1" must be acompanied by a ticketed adult in the Blue Ridge Adventure Park.
- All guests must wear closed-toe/closed heel-shoes.
- We provide the equipment, supervision, and fun. You connect the experience to your learning outcomes.
High Gravity Adventures is an open-air classroom where education meets excitement, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of North Carolina's High Country. Get started booking a field trip now to offer your students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on educational experiences. Reach out today and let us help you lock-in a field trip that your students will talk about for years to come. Your adventure in learning awaits!