Golden City Trading Post
Our new K-5 field trip experience
Due to heavy interest, we have almost reached our capacity for 2017. There is also some room for smaller groups, between 10 and 30 students. Please submit a request to be added to our waitlist!
GHM is excited to announce Golden City Trading Post, our new field trip model! All field trips will now occur on three “super” days in May. Partnering with multiple cultural organizations allows GHM to offer your school group an even greater selection of activities and experiences.
Alongside local partners, GHM will provide a myriad of activities and experiences at Clear Creek History Park. All demonstrations and crafts will be linked to late 19th and early 20th century Colorado history, and suitable for K-5 students. Watch a blacksmith in action, learn about life on the frontier, and even meet the infamous Buffalo Bill! Your students will experience over 20 activities in our new, self-led field trip model.
Golden City Trading Post will run from 10 am to 2 pm on each of three days. Each group will be booked for a two-hour visit.
Wednesday, May 3
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 5
Clear Creek History Park in Golden, CO
$5 per student
1 free adult chaperone is required for every 5 students
$5 fee for every additional adult
No minimum or maximum, however we require at least one chaperone for every 5 students.
Each group will be booked for a 90-minute self-led tour throughout Clear Creek History Park. There will be a large selection of diverse experiences throughout the park. Teachers will receive a pre-field trip informational packet with all activities prior to the event.
Payment is due by May 19. Invoices will be sent to your school’s financial/office manager.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the structure of the field trip?
Students will explore our three-acre park in small groups, with their chaperone. Students and their chaperone can choose which activities to spend their time at and will have a map to see all of their options. Think of it like the zoo – but with history activities instead of animals to visit.
Will the park be secure and safe?
The park is only three acres and we will have plenty of volunteers, staff, chaperones, and teachers on site to help monitor students. The responsibility of monitoring each individual student will be placed on their parent chaperone.
Will my group be at the Clear Creek History Park with other students?
That depends on the size of your group and time of day. This experience is only open to K-5 students and chaperones; however, we may have multiple schools on site at the same time. The field trip will also be open to homeschooling families.
Can I bring my whole grade – or my homeschooling family?
Yes! Depending on the size of the group we will try to fit you into time slots with other groups, so that we do not overcrowd the park.
Are there resources to help me prepare myself and my students?
Teachers will be provided with pre-field trip materials via email.
Is there a justification sheet I can submit to my administrator?
If you would like a justification statement to submit to your administration, please email Grace Rodriguez with your students’ grade and any other pertinent information.
Have another question? Email us.