Maze Field Trips

Treinen Farm  corn maze field tripsTell your kids to get lost! This field trip is recommended for Grades 3 on up, as it can be 45 minutes to an hour or more of walking.  Navigating the maze—a 15-acre living puzzle cut into a field of corn—takes  map-reading skills, teamwork, and determination. We recommend dividing your class into groups of 4-6 students with one adult chaperone, and letting the kids read the map through the twists, turns, and dead ends.  Our staff gives each team their mission and sends them into the labyrinth of twisting passages in ten foot high corn. Treinen farm Corn maze field trips tire playground

Once they make it out (and they all do—eventually) the kids can explore the farm, especially the Molehill Mountain Adventure Area.  Racing down the double forty foot tube slides, driving the pedal karts, climbing the tire challenge, zooming down the underground slide, exploring the Creepy Cave... your group can enjoy the farm on your time frame.  You can select from the optional activities, including a hayride with or without pumpkin picking, nature hike, pumpkin slingshot, Jacob's Ladder, and brief presentations on maze creation. Our corn maze always has an extra dimension of math coolness if you'd like your students to explore those concepts.
 
 
We can add an interactive Math Talk activity to any maze field trip (no extra charge.) Or, if you can't make it at all, let us know if you need any materials to help you use the maze in your classroom. We can even send you $2.00 off coupons for you to distribute to your students in case they'd like to come on their own to check out the maze. Just let us know.
HERE is maze map on a grid for classroom use
The Meaning in the Maze--more cool concepts to share with students from our 2012 Technology Maze.
 
Corn Maze Field Trip (Grades 3-12)
 
$5.00 per student, no charge for adult chaperones
 
Includes:
  • 15 acre map-reading teamwork challenge in the corn maze
  • Molehill Mountain Adventure Area
  • Picnic Areas
  • Optional interactive discussion of math concepts in the corn maze or how we make the maze. HERE is map for classroom use
  • Optional Activities: Pumpkin Slingshot, Jacob's Ladder, Horse Drawn Hayrides
 
Field Trips Including BOTH Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
  • Option #1: $10.00 per student  (Goes to the MAIN pumpkin patch with all sizes of pumpkins, teamwork maze challenge, all farm activity areas; see HERE for pumpkin patch descriptions)
  • Option #2: $9.00 per student  (Goes to the SCHOOL pumpkin patch with child-sized pumpkins, teamwork maze challenge, all farm activity areas; see HERE for pumpkin patch descriptions)
 

Optional Activities:
 
Pumpkin Slingshot: $1.00 for 3 tries
Shoot a mini-pumpkin or gourd at a floating target on the pond—year after year, this is the most talked about activity at the farm!
 
Jacob's Ladder: $1.00 for 2 tries
 It looks easy, but it's very challenging - students attempt to climb a rope ladder without it flipping over and tossing them into the soft pile of hay.  Very fun to do and to watch.
 
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride (no pumpkin): $2.00 per person (minimum 15)
A 20 minute horse drawn wagon ride through the beautiful countryside.  (This option is only for groups who are paying for the maze and would also like to have a ride, but do not want pumpkins.)
 
Gemstone Mining:  $4.00 per student
Students sluice for gemstones and take home precious stones. Includes guide to types of stones. Very fun and hands-on.
 
Nature Hike: $1.00 per student , minimum 15  
A 20 minute guided hike up a scenic hillside. Explanation of native Wisconsin ecosystems and the changes brought on by the homesteading and subsequent farming of the land. (Note: hike is over very rough ground—call for details.)
 
 
 
 
Ready to book your group? Here's how:
 

Check your dates: School and youth group field trips are available on WEEKDAYS ONLY. Regular rates apply any time we are open to the general public (Friday afternoons-Sunday nights. See our Hours & Admission)

Select your preferred date/time, and have second or third choices in mind if possible.

Payment: We take credit cards, checks, or can send an invoice to your school. We do not require a deposit, and you will not be asked for a credit card when using the booking form. However, if you need to cancel, we ask if you will let us know as soon as possible. Coupons or other offers are not valid for field trip pricing.

NEW! Online Calendar:  When you click the link below you will be taken to our calendar where you will be able to view available times and days. However, please keep in mind that the online calendar has limitations and that a real human being (Kayla or Angie) will be making your actual booking and contacting you. If you do not see an opening at your preferred time, please contact us and we will see what we can do--again, the actual scheduling is more of an art than a science and the website artificial intelligence is not always quite up to the job. (If you'd prefer to call, that's fine, too. We're at 608-622-7407, or email us directly at treinengroups@gmail.com)

Size of group and schedule: You will be asked for student and parent numbers, time of arrival and departure, etc. but it's okay if you put in estimates at this point. Let us know more accurate numbers before arrival if very different from your estimates.

Still ready? Promise to let us know if you have problems with booking software, of if you have any questions or concerns? 
 
You may also call us at 608-622-7407. We are always happy to help you schedule your group, answer any questions you may have, or to help you design a field trip that meets your needs.