Covered Wagon Camping in Georgia
Study History in Georgia
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
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You’ll fly into the airport in Atlanta early in the morning. Before you head to your destination for tomorrow, you can take some time to explore the city. Try the zoo or the aquarium, both world-class attractions. Afterward, you’ll head out to Villa Rica, a town about a half an hour outside the city.
Your first stop today is the Pine Mountain Gold Museum, where experts will teach you about the Gold Rush and its impact on Georgia. You’ll get a chance to pan for gold and gems, which are still regularly found here to this day!
Now it’s time to volunteer. You’ll work with the Georgia Rescue League, an organization that helps starved, abused, and neglected horses in Georgia. You’ll learn about the underlying issues that cause horses to have behavioral issues, and which can then lead to mistreatment. Finally, you’ll get to care for one of the horses the organization is rehabilitating.
After a short drive, you’ll get to the city of Griffin, the birthplace of Doc Holliday and the spot where he is believed to be buried today. Holliday was a legendary gunfighter and was one of the gunmen at the notorious shootout at the OK Corral. A local will take you on a tour of his hometown, pointing out historic sites.
Now you’ll arrive at White Oak Pastures, a family farm in Bluffton, GA. They focus on sustainable farming practices like regenerative land management and humane animal husbandry. You’ll see their organic gardens and meet their livestock. During your stay, the staff will teach you about beekeeping, and you’ll make your own bar of soap!
Today, you’re in for a real treat. It’s time to go to The Rock Ranch! The ranch has more than 35 rides and attractions to explore. Make sure to check out the zip-line, tractor wagon ride, and farmland animal zoo.
After dark, enjoy a campfire and look up at the stars. When it’s time for bed, you’ll be sleeping in a real covered wagon!
You’ll wake up in your Conestoga wagon feeling like a pioneer! Today on the ranch, you’ll want to conquer the rock climbing wall, challenge your fellow travelers to tug of war, and navigate the corn maze. Yeehaw!
It’s time to go back to your city-slicker life, but you have a better understanding of frontier times and how Georgia became what it is today! Maybe you can even keep volunteering with animals or even keep a beehive!
If you’re a city mouse, this is the perfect trip to bring you out of your element as you study history in Georgia! On this sustainable travel excursion, you’ll make your way around the Peach State, learning all about the Old West. You’ll meet lots of horses, learn to keep bees and sleep in an authentic covered wagon under the stars.
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