March 17, 2018

Farm-Orchard Tour-Kindergarten

The field trip calendar for 2017 is full. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please send school, grade, and numbers to 

Pack up your kindergarten students and come on over to Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard for a HANDS-ON FARM EXPERIENCE and EDUCATIONAL ORCHARD-FARM TOUR. Your kindergartners will participate in an interactive educational farm lesson led by a farm tour guide;  ride on a tractor pulled wagon; learn about parts of an apple; explore a corn maze; take a guided walk through the pumpkin patch; pick apples or a pumpkin; drink a cup of local fresh apple cider; and taste a fresh apple. Take a self-guided tour of the Nature Trail

  • Weekday Tours – 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Tour lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Teacher and Assistant – No Charge.
  • Picnic Area Available

Let us do the teaching for you as you trade your classroom for the farm . Your kindergartners will be excited about visiting our apple orchard while acquiring hands on learning that correlates with NC Essential Standards.

 Essential Standards

Healthful Living:   KNPA1.2                 KNPA2

Science:    K.P.2       K.P.2.1

Preschool Tour |  1st Grade Tour | 2nd Grade Tour

All School Tours include:

  • WAGON RIDE – Tractor pulled wagon ride with tour guide;
  • APPLES and/or PUMPKINS TO PICK – Stop to pick 1/4 peck bag of apples from trees and/ or choose a 3-5 lb. pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
  • CORN MAZE – One-half Acre Educational Corn Maze – Children answer questions about farm to maneuver their way through the maze
  • TOUR THE PUMPKIN PATCH – -Take a guided tour through the pumpkin patch.
  • FRESH APPLE CIDER – Sample a cup of local fresh apple cider
  • FARM TOUR GUIDE – All activities led by a farm tour guide
  • Apple Cider Donuts – Optional: Reserve donuts for your group: $5/half-dozen.