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1600 Golden Rd Lake Toxaway, NC 28747    |    828.862.4207    |    info@earthshinediscovery.com
Earthshine Discovery Center - Education
Explore - Discover - Experience

Bring your students into a whole new world of discovery. Earthshine Discovery Center was created to give kids an inspirational learning environment filled with highly adaptable educational programs.

“...it's one of the coolest places I've been! The views are just beautiful, programs are thorough, demand student participation and are very interesting and educational, and the food is ample ... and delicious!”

-Tina Fuller Hammer

Earthshine offers the ultimate field trip experience, providing not only some of the best experiential education programs available, but exceptional meals and lodging as well. Most rooms are set up so a single chaperon sleeps downstairs with up to eight students sleeping in an upstairs loft, on the floor, sleep-over style.

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Get up close to animal life and learn through experience.
Living history comes to life in the Cherokee village.
Develop teamwork skills on the Low Ropes course.

Discover the potential to achieve on the High Ropes course.
Earthshine offers quality overnight field trips.
Learn pioneer woodworking skills.

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Spinning wool on the spinning wheel with a pioneer.
Cleaning fresh rainbow trout for dinner in the Cherokee village.
Authentic living history learning environments.

Destination: 1840


Perfect for Grades 2 - 5

Living history, in character, as Cherokees and Pioneers. Corn-grinding, archery, bead crafting, blacksmithing, candle making, and wool-spinning.


Developing teamwork skills on the High Ropes course.
Helping each other overcome obstacles and achieve.
Learning basic survival skills in the Lost in the Wild adventure.


Excellent for Grades 6 and Up

Experience thrilling adventure on our high and low ropes courses, and climbing wall. Discover wilderness survival and outdoor leadership skills through our forests and fields.

Learn animal adaptation first hand in the barnyard.
The water cycle comes to life, knee-deep in the creek.
Students get their hands dirty learning geology surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Earth Explorers

Ideal for Grades 2 - 5

Geology, biology, hydrology, and botany, all in one epic adventure. Learn earth sciences by getting your hands dirty and your feet wet, as we explore our 80 acre outdoor classroom.