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Smoky Mountains Adventure 2025

Smoky Mountains Adventure -
Smoky Mountains Adventure 2025

The Smoky Mountains Adventure trips are open to current Rockwood fifth grade students.

Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains for an adventure-packed four days exploring the wilderness, searching for wildlife, learning about the environment and developing leadership skills. Stay at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, an environmental education center located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Smoky Mountains Adventure Trip Dates:

Trip 1: Ridge Meadows, Wild Horse, Woerther (departs from Wild Horse) | March 7-10 (bus departs March 7 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 2: Ballwin, Fairway, Green Pines (departs from Fairway) | March 28-31 (bus departs March 28 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 3: Babler, Chesterfield, Pond (departs from Chesterfield) | April 4-7 (bus departs April 4 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 4: Blevins, Eureka, Geggie (departs from  Blevins) | April 25-28 (bus departs April 25 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 5: Ellisville, Kehrs Mill, Westridge (departs from Kehrs Mill) | May 2-5 (bus departs May 2 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 6: Bowles, Kellison, Stanton, Uthoff Valley (departs from Uthoff Valley) | May 16-19 (bus departs May 16 at 6 a.m.)

Fee: $725

  • Full payment option: Pay the full amount of $725 upon acceptance on the trip. 
  • Installment option: A $225 deposit is due upon acceptance on the trip. If you choose the installment option, your account will automatically be set up to make four installment payments of $125 each due on November 1, December 2, January 2 and February 3. Limited fee assistance may be available to those who qualify. 


Registration will take place through a random draw lottery. The lottery sign up period will run July 16-September 30. 
On October 1, the system will randomly draw from those who have registered for the lottery and will assign students to trips 

  • You may only register for the lottery for your child's assigned school trip. You may not register for another school's trip.
  • You only need to register one time for each child.
  • All those registering for the lottery will have an equal chance to be drawn for the trip, regardless of when they register between July 16-October 31.
  • There is no guarantee all students will be placed on a trip.
  • If a trip is full, you have the option to register for the wait list and you will be contacted if/when a space becomes available.

For more trip information and answers to Frequently asked questions, please click here.

Questions?  Contact our office at or call or text 636-891-6644.

Trip 1: Ridge Meadows, Wild Horse, Woerther (March 7-10)


Trip 2: Ballwin, Fairway, Green Pines (March 28-31)


Trip 3: Babler, Chesterfield, Pond (April 4-7)


Trip 4: Blevins, Eureka, Geggie (April 25-28)


Trip 5: Ellisville, Kehrs Mill, Westridge (May 2-5)


Trip 6: Bowles, Kellison, Stanton, Uthoff Valley (May 16-19)