BOOKING A TOUR
*** SCHOOL FIELD TRIP TOUR RESERVATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2021-2022 TOUR SCHEDULE***
The 2021-2022 Tour Schedule begins November 8, 2021 and ends May 20, 2022.
**TOUR INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED. YOU MUST READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW. NOT FOLLOWING NEW INSTRUCTIONS MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR TOUR REQUESTS**
If you would like to request a tour date to bring your group to the mine this coming school year please email us at Reservations@McCawMines.org. Tours MUST be reserved via e-mail. No phone reservations will be accepted.
BEGINNING August 1, 2021, you may request a tour date by emailing ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW:
1) Your School Name and Grade Level(s) attending,
2) The Group Leader that will be attending the tour,
3) The Group Leader Contact Phone Number (preferably cell number),
4) The Dates Being Requested - SEE TOUR SCHEDULE DATES ABOVE (the more date options you choose the more likely we can find a date for your group, AND
5) An Estimate of the Number of Participants and the TOTAL Number of Attenders (Participants + Adult Supervision).
Once we have evaluated the request we will send a confirmation email if we can accommodate your request. Failure to provide all the required information could delay a confirmation and could jeopardize being confirmed for the requested dates.
For all CCSD requests it is then up to your school to contact transportation and arrange for the bus. You should do this immediately as the field trip buses go quickly. When filling out your bus request make sure you use our correct address, 57 Lynn Lane in Henderson or the Location #701929. Please don't be disappointed. Sign up early. Tours are TYPICALLY FILLED UP BY AUGUST 31st. CCSD tour run from 10 a.m. to noon. Maximum number of students per tour is 35.
For all NON CCSD groups there is a $7 donation for guided tours including panning, or $4 donations for self-guided tours without panning per "Attender" (All children AND adults) and they will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the mine. "Attenders" are anyone over 45" in height. Those children under 45" in height may accompany a group but must be supervised by an adult attender at all times and may not be allowed to participate in all activities. Participants are Attenders that actively engage in our hands-on activities. Maximum number of participants per guided tour is 35. Donations can be made by cash, credit card or checks made out to: McCaw School of Mines Foundation. Cash or Check payment is preferred to avoid credit card fees that impact our nonprofit organization.
Please let your group know that we have an on-site gift shop. All proceeds help keep our tours available and are vitally important.