Mitcham Farm

 
Convenient to Atlanta, Covington, and Athens, Mitcham Farm provides groups with the opportunity to get “in touch” with their food through a combination of hands-on education and fun. Mitcham Farm is 5th-generation family-owned and operated and recognized as a Centennial Family Farm by the State of Georgia. The farm features activities for all ages. In the fall, families and groups can enjoy a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, rides, and other activities. In the spring and summer, berries (u-pick and pre-picked), sweet corn, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables are grown and sold on the farm. The farm also hosts special events such as the Strawberry Festival in the spring and the Pumpkin Festival, Cowboy Dayz, and other themed events in the fall.
 
Mitcham Farm hosts educational field trips, parties, weddings, reunions, and other groups and private events throughout the year. The farm is located just 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta, less than 5 miles from Interstate 20.
 
Contact Info
Address: 797 Macedonia Church Rd., Oxford, GA 30054. Newton County. 
Tel: 770-597-6346.
Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-1PM (school groups of 20+); Open to public weekends in the fall and for special events (Visit www.mitchamfarm.com or www.facebook.com/mitchamfarm for details). 
 
SCHOOL
Field trips are available in fall and spring. Field trips include a hayride around the farm, a visit with our farm animals, and an educational presentation. Students can have an educational talk about farming, honeybees, and other topics. They may also enjoy activities such as honey tasting and corn shelling, access to the corn maze and the Spookley Storybook Trail, and playtime with our fun fall attractions. Spring field trips offer fruit picking (based on seasonal availability), seed planting, an educational talk about growing strawberries, and more. All trips include a free coloring book and ice cream for each child.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 770-597-6346.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 participants; See website for options for groups of less than 20.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 2-4 hours
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 20-25 students to 1-2 staff
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Picnic area for lunch (Restrooms and picnic tables available), FREE ice cream for each participant.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
Topics Covered: agriculture, animals, farming, nutrition, problem solving, produce, team building. 
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups love the giant corn maze at Mitcham Farm! While working in small groups, scouts will use games, puzzles, and the maze as a means to work on problem-solving, navigation, leadership, and teamwork skills. Scout groups can also add a bonfire to their reservation.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 770-597-6346.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: No minimum during public hours; Discounted rates for groups of 20+
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 2-4 hours
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 20-25 youth to 1-2 staff
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Groups may add a bonfire option with s’mores. There is also a concession stand with several options.
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Science. 
Topics Covered: farming, navigation, orienteering, problem solving, teamwork.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Bring homeschoolers for fun and learning on the farm. Field trips for larger groups include an educational presentation, but groups of less than 20 are welcome to join our Fun & Learning Days - specifically designed to offer hands-on activities and access to all of our farm attractions. Groups may book a party or private event for additional activities.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 770-597-6346.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science.
Topics Covered: agriculture, animals, farming, nutrition, problem solving, produce, team building.  
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 20 participants. See website for options for groups of less than 20.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 20 youth to 2-3 adults
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Picnic area for lunch (Restrooms and picnic tables available), FREE ice cream for each participant.
Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue