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School Tours and Teacher Resources

Ruthmere Campus is pleased to offer educational experiences for students preschool age through high school graduation.  Click the program below that suits your needs.




Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program

Through the generous sponsorship of an annonymous matching donor Ruthmere is pleased to offer field trip assistance to the first 2,000 students, grades 3rd - 5th, residing in Elkhart County who take any type of school organized educational tour of Ruthmere Campus sites in 2017.  Sponsorship pays for the tour experience for students, teachers and one adult chaperone for every 8 students and offers a $1 per student transportation stipend that is paid to the student's school after the field trip has taken place.  Additional adult chaperones are admitted at the group tour rate of $7 for Ruthmere tour, $3 for Havilah Beardsley House tour or $10 for full campus tour. 

NEW FOR 2017, all Elkhart County school tours (public, private and registered home schools) include a student membership valued at $25 per year, that goes to every participating student.  These student memberships are valid from the day of the student's field trip until their high school graduation.  


Educator's Kit

We have developed a set of materials for teachers to use in the classroom as part of their local history curriculum. The PowerPoint presentation "Exploring Elkhart's Roots with Ruthmere" is also ideal as a preview presentation for classes planning a visit to Ruthmere. The complete kit includes the presentation, a presenters guide and a copy of the Indiana State Standards for third grade social studies to help in lesson planning. Download the complete kit below (this is a 50 mb download, so please allow sufficient time). 

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR KIT DOWNLOAD:
exploring elkhart's roots.ppt

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR BEARDSLEY FAMILY TREE PDF:
Abbreviated Beardsley Family Tree.pdf


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(888)-287-7696


302 E. Beardsley Ave.

Elkhart, IN 46514

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