- Stay with the chaperone at all times.
- Follow any directions given by teachers, group leaders, chaperones, and Stone Mountain Park staff.
- Walk, rather than run, to avoid getting hurt
- Pick up your trash and recycle.
- Find a Stone Mountain Park staff member if you can’t find your chaperone.
Buses/motor coaches traveling with a group with pre-paid tickets must present a final booking confirmation showing payment has been made to have the parking permit fee waived. If the final booking confirmation is not presented, $20 fee will be charged. Public/private schools or government buses with a permanent logo or name printed on the vehicle will have parking permit fee waived. Personal or private vehicles traveling with a school or tour group are required to purchase a parking permit ($20.00 per vehicle) or have an annual parking pass. This includes chaperone vehicles.
If you are more than 15 minutes late, your program may be cancelled. All programs being rescheduled are subject to availability. Refunds will not be issued for children/adults that cannot attend.
- Determine the program and desired dates for your trip.
- Determine a budget for the field trip.
- Collect group details and attendance numbers for your group.
- Receive a confirmation from the Group Sales office? Please ensure that all information is correct (arrival date, attendance etc) and contact the Group Sales Department if you need to make any changes.
- Submit your school’s GA ST-5, if applicable.
- Submit a request for payment or purchase order with your school?
- Arrange for transportation? Be sure to follow your school’s procedures for obtaining the administration’s approval, coordinating bus and food services and completing paperwork for permission slips. Before even mentioning the trip to your students, ensure all approvals have been signed off on.
- Prep your students for the trip by reviewing the Stone Mountain Park field trip activity packets and completing the pre-trip activities.
- Update your attendance with the Group Sales Department.
- Your final attendance count, with adults and students, totaled separately.
- Each chaperone with a schedule of the events for your group, such as lunch and show times. Use the chaperone tips found in the Helpful Hints section.
- To have a great day!
- Provide feedback about your trip by completing the survey emailed to you or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reserve your preferred field trip date for next school year.
What Educators Are Saying About Stone Mountain Park Field Trips"Our students attended the Colonial Georgia program and we loved it! The historians were very interesting. We learned a lot of new information, and I think the students enjoyed being able to hear it in the setting in which things would originally have taken place.”
Gina Ingram – 2nd & 3rd Grade Gifted Teacher
Oakwood Elementary School
"We really enjoyed the Antebellum Life program. The students were very interested and engaged in the information and I was very satisfied with the educational content. The students liked the Petting Zoo and the Garden, but each place received great reviews from all of my students."
Liz Holton - 4th Grade Teacher
Vidalia Heritage Academy
"We really enjoyed the Civil War program! The highlight was learning the way the civilians lived during that time period. The students relished in the fact that they were able to answer questions posed by the guides and shared their excitement about learning new information. Even the bus drivers enjoyed what they learned about the Civil War and Atlanta’s connection to it. The program was easy to book and your team was quite accommodating. Much thanks!”
Terrilyn Jones – 5th Grade Teacher
Kemp Elementary School
“We were completely satisfied with the educational content of this program and would definitely recommend it to another teacher. The students learned so much from "Rosie". I have to say that this is the best Math and Science field trip we have ever had. Captain Joanne was AWESOME! The program was Jam up!"
Lori Adams 6-8 Grade Math/Science Teacher
Wheeler County Middle School
"The presenter was WONDERFUL! He did a great job of keeping the students engaged. He was interesting and gave some wonderful information. The educational content of the program incorporated several aspects of science, math and history. I loved it!"
Aimee Darwazeh - 6th Grade Earth Science Teacher
Trickum Middle School
“I was extremely satisfied with the educational content of the program especially with the information on the types of dress and dance the Native Americans did. Very good connections to 4th and 5th grade standards! There was a lot to do, wish we had two days with you!”
Lisa Mills – 5th Grade Teacher
Rosebud Elementary School