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1401 Froesel Drive, Ellisville, MO 63011 · Phone 636.891.6644 ·

You and your child can join us on Ozark Rocks overnight trip in the fall.

Ozark Rocks

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Disconnect from your electronic devices and reconnect with your child on this parent/child overnight trip for 4th and 5th grade families.  

Explore unique features that make the Ozark Mountain region a national treasure while making memories with your child that will last a lifetime. This trip is open to all students in grades 4 or 5, including those who attend private or parochial schools.

​​Designed to highlight many of the Earth Science curricular topics, this two day/one night trip will extend learning beyond the classroom by providing an active and engaging experience for both parent and child. 

Led by certified Parkway and Rockwood teachers and staff, the trip will offer the following opportunities:​​
  • Discover the unique geological heritage of southern Missouri
  • Investigate the St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens
  • Participate in a program at Johnson Shut-Ins led by a State Park Naturalist
  • Embark on a self-led hike through Elephant Rocks State Park
  • Spend the night at the Shepherd Mountain Inn and Suites
  • Enjoy an evening program at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historical Site
  • Enjoy a campfire with s’mores followed by a night hike

Trip Dates

September 19-20, 2020 OR October 3-4, 2020

Trip Times

Bus departs at 8 a.m. on day one and is scheduled to return by 5:30 p.m. on day two.


TBA. Fee includes all supplies, equipment, lodging, activities, transportation by charter bus and meals.


We will spend Saturday night at the Shepherd Mountain Inn & Suites​. Each parent/child pair will have their own room.


Trip is limited to 50 people per trip.  ​