The fifth grade Revolutionary War trip at Riley’s Farm is quickly approaching! This overnight trip to Riley’s Farm is a highlight in the 5th grade year at CCS.
As the Riley’s Farm website describes it, “a typical journey begins in the evening at 5:00 PM when guests are assigned a cot in their sleeping quarters, take part in an orientation meeting and are then divided into groups called “townships.” Students then undergo martial training as well as a few additional activities not usually featured on our day trips. After a enjoying a full meal accompanied by live 18th century music in our Hawkshead Public House, guests will be paid an inspirational visit by the legendary Patrick Henry, while rounding out the evening with apple crisp! Cabins and marquis tents will typically house weary guests as they slumber soundly in preparation for a very full day!
At dawn, overnighters explore some of the farm’s vast 760 acres by reconnoitering the top of a local hill and standing watch for the British army. After skirmishing with the redcoats, guests will return to the tavern to enjoy a farm breakfast of eggs, bacon, french toast casserole and orange juice. By the time breakfast is over, games and last minute preparation will be a welcome respite before the day’s Revolutionary War Adventure!” The next day’s Revolutionary War Adventure brings even more history-filled fun as they re-live the struggle for independence. Read more here.
Sounds like fun doesn’t it! This trip is definitely a highlight in the 5th grade year, but it can be a little costly. To help defray the cost this year, the 5th grade community joined together to hold a garage sale at Mrs. Chambless’s home last Saturday. This wonderful community of parents and students embraced the challenge of raising the total cost of bus transportation to and from Riley’s Farm and God blessed the 5th grade students (as well as their parents and teachers of course) by allowing them to see Him work mightily. The $629.00 raised covered the cost and was nothing short of a miracle. God was faithful to show these children His provision and strengthen their trust in Him for everything, including field trips!