Elementary Ed Field Trips - 3rd to 5th Grades
For more than 40 years teachers have been bringing elementary aged students to Ruthmere to learn firsthand about the history of Elkhart and explore the world of arts and culture. Today, Ruthmere Campus has two sites for students and teachers to explore, Ruthmere Mansion and the Havilah Beardsley House. For more information about the program, or to become part of an annual Elementary Ed Field Trip tradition and book your tour, call Curator Jennifer Johns at 574-264-0330 ext. 104.
Ruthmere Campus Field Trip Assistance Program
Through the generous sponsorship of these matching donors Community Foundation of Elkhart County, Junior Achievement of Elkhart County/Lemonade Day, George and Kathy Freese and Tom and Dottie Arnold Ruthmere is pleased to offer field trip assistance to the first 2,000 students 3rd - 5th grades residing in Elkhart County and adjacent counties. The sponsorship pays for the tour experience for students, teachers and one adult chaperone for every 8 students. 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. The sponsorship also offers a transportation stipend that is paid to the student's school after the field trip has taken place. $100 per student group per date with two bus loads of students (50 max per bus). $75 per student group per date with one bus load of students (25 minimum and 50 max per bus). $50 per student group per date with 5-24 students. Off peak bonus of $50 given to schools that schedule their field trip during an off peak month that we are open. Off peak months are: July, August, September, October, November and December.
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.