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Smoky Mountains Adventure 2024

Smoky Mountains Adventure -
Smoky Mountains Adventure 2024

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: Babler, Chesterfield, Pond | March 8-11 (bus departs March 8 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 2: Ellisville, Kehrs Mill, Westridge | April 5-8 (bus departs April 5 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 3: Blevins, Eureka, Geggie | April 19-22 (bus departs April 19 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 4: Ridge Meadows, Wild Horse, Woerther | April 26-29 (bus departs April 26 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 5: Bowles, Kellison, Stanton, Uthoff Valley | May 3-6 (bus departs May 3 at 6 a.m.)
Trip 6: Ballwin, Fairway, Green Pines | May 17-20 (bus departs May 17 at 6 a.m.)

Fee: $675

  • Full payment option: Pay the full amount of $675 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 three installment payments of $150 each due on December 1, January 2 and February 1. 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 17-October 31. 
On November 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 17-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: Babler, Chesterfield, Pond (3/8-3/11)

Full - waiting list

Trip 2: Ellisville, Kehrs Mill, Westridge (4/5-4/8)

Full - waiting list

Trip 3: Blevins, Eureka, Geggie (4/19-4/22)

Full - waiting list

Trip 4: Ridge Meadows, Wild Horse, Woerther (4/26-4/29)

Trip 5: Bowles, Kellison, Stanton, Uthoff Valley (5/3-5/6)

Trip 6: Ballwin, Fairway, Green Pines (5/17-5/20)