field trip faq

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

PAYMENTS

Payment is due upon arrival. Westcave accepts credit cards, cash or checks made out to Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center.

CANCELLATION

If it is necessary for you to cancel your reservation, please call at least two weeks in advance.

ARRIVAL TIME

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled arrival time with your total number of participants. Should your group arrive late, your program may have to be shortened. Reduced fees are not offered if your program is shortened due to a late arrival.

WATER

Westcave Preserve does not have sufficient water available to meet the needs of all students. We request that you bring water for each of your students.

PICNIC AREA

Picnic tables are available for your use. Bring sack lunches for your group and enjoy lunch under our beautiful Ashe juniper and oak trees.

STUDENT PREPARATION

Please inform your students that they will need to stay with the group and on the trail at all times. No leaves or flowers may be picked from plants.

The hike into the canyon and back is roughly one mile, so students should be advised to wear comfortable shoes and socks. The students should also be advised to dress weather appropriately: light, loose clothing on a hot day and layers on a cold day.

PARKING

Parking spaces are limited. Please request that chaperones carpool.

RAIN POLICY

No tours can be conducted in the event of rain. Please contact the Preserve to discuss weather conditions and rescheduling your field trip if necessary.