On-Campus Field Trips

On-Campus Field Trips

Living History Shows will bring history to life as students roll up their sleeves and learn by doing.  Pan for gold, make a rope, lasso a virtual calf, tie a few sailor knots, or experience elements of movie making.  On campus student experiences eliminate transportation costs, the risk of leaving campus, minimize planning and reduce time away from learning.  The per student price can also be less than many off-site field trip locations.  Programs can also help meet California History Standards.

Gold Rush California History (4th Grade)

Gold Panning

Eureka!  Gold Discovered in California.  Prospectors can join the Gold Rush and try their hand at a bag full of exciting challenges such as Gold Panning, Rope Making, Butter Churning, Corn Husk Dolls, Leather Tooling, Feather Quill Writing, Frontier Games, Old West Photo Studio, Claim Map Reading, Line & Square Dancing, and an exciting group gathering.





Cowboy & Cattle Drive Adventure

Chuck Wagon Field Trip

Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls ready for excitement and adventure on the cattle trail.  Experience the wild life on the trail and try to master Trick Roping, Virtual Calf Roping, Rope Making, Adobe Brick Making, Branding, Cowboy Games, Tall Tales, Horseshoe Toss, Blacksmithing, Old West Photo Studio, Line & Square Dancing, Trick Roping and Bullwhip Demonstration and a talking to by the trail boss around the chuck wagon.



Colonial History  and the Birth of a Nation (5th Grade)

Live a day as a colonist.  Experience the excitement as our nation declared it’s independence.  Roll up your sleeves and try virtual cow milking, ink quill writing, butter churning and frontier survival skills!  Are you brave enough to join the Lewis and Clark expedition?





High Seas Adventure

Ship Mast

Aye Aye Captain!  Come aboard sailor!  Crew members will participate in mastering their shipboard skills.  Sailor Knots, Flag Making, Compass Basics, Map Making and Reading, Shipboard Games, Star Navigation, High Seas Photos, Legends of the Deep Blue Sea, Signaling Basics, Flint & Steel, Soap Carving and a meeting as a crew with the Captain.


Glowing References

“I’ve received so many comments from parents and kids who thought it was the best day ever.  It was a great combination of activities for both boys and girls and they learned a lot — line dancing, how to spin a rope, how to tool leather.  They were absolutely transfixed with panning for gold!  The photos turned out great and the costumes and back-drop you brought were perfect.  Thank you for creating such a fun and memorable day for our 5th graders.”                                                                Roosevelt Elementary, Santa Monica

“The western events at our school carnival were the highlights of the day!  Lewis Events amazed and delighted the audience with their awesome expertise and authentic performances.  We can’t wait to have them return next year!”                                 Webster School, Pasadena

“Lewis Events was key to the success of our annual Family Night event for two years running.  They did a fantastic job of coordinating many fun activities, including the very popular gold panning and other western games.  Entertaining a crowd of 600 parents and children is not an easy task but they did a professional and spectacular job for our school!”           Huntington Seacliff Elementary School, Huntington Beach

Contact Lewis Events today to see how you can make your adventure a reality.  Email us through this site or call at 626-536-8091.


Recent Posts

California History 4th Grade Field Trips-Exciting New Activities

Lewis Events has made some exciting additions to the California history 4th grade “On-Campus Experience”.  In addition to the current popular activities offered such as gold panning, rope making, frontier games and virtual calf roping, this year we will be adding:

What’s Your Brand? Students design and make their own faux brand.

Green Screen Photos - placing students in a rustic frontier  and gold rush scenes.

We will be also including additional interactive elements to the California Gold Rush presentation.

Be sure to get your booking in to Lewis Events for your on-campus field trips soon, as the demand has increased this year and the dates are filling fast. We offer 4th grade California History, 5th grade Colonial America and 6th grade Ancient Civilizations.  Schools seem to be trending towards hosting “On Campus Experiences” for their students as a way to offer students a day filled with exciting hands-on activities without leaving the school grounds.

Along with numerous Southern California locations, we are taking the On-Campus Experience to the Susanville, San Jose and other areas outside of the southland. Lewis Events continues to expand and now offers western entertainment and educational programs in the greater Salt Lake City and Utah Valley areas as well.

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