The Native Experience
Suggested for 3rd grade and up; 3-4 hour program
Pricing is $12-20 per person for day trip bookings with a 25 student minimum.
Pricing is $25/student and $15/adult for open sign up days with no group minimum requirement.
Children 3 and under are free to accompany.
Discounts for student groups of 76 or more!
Group Coordinator is invited to attend for free, with a 25 student minimum
Group coordinator may also receive up to a $100 gift certificate for personal use to another event!
Some restrictions apply. Inquire for more details!
Learn about the cultures of Native American tribes through the eyes of the pioneers and westward explorers! Some tribes in the surrounding area include the Cahuilla and the Kumeyaay, who were native to the land that Fort Cross now rests on.
Pottery OR Jewelry Making: Learn about the importance of each and then create a pinch pot or coil pot OR Make a bead necklace. Yours to keep! *Group coordinator chooses one activity. Activity defaults to jewelry making on cold days, or if coordinator does not specify.*
Archery: Would you make a good warrior hunter?
Tomahawk Throwing: A common tool, but we will be using these little axes for some fun target practice!
Spear Toss: It takes great precision and strength to hit your target with a spear. How hard do you think it will be? How much practice in order to master this hunting technique? We will be practicing with long sticks instead of sharpened spears.
Native Village: Wikkiup building with Yucca Weaving, corn grinding, and hide identification. Gain a new perspective on native life through the eyes of a mountain man.
Nature Walk: Learn about the plant and animal life in our area of California. Find out their uses and how to identify them!
Animals & Reptiles: Learn about some of the native animals that were important to know about.
Things to bring:
Closed Toe Shoes
Plenty of Water (potable water available)
Money for Gift Shop
Spirit of Adventure!